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Southern Spotlight (9 Days) - AAT Kings

Southern Spotlight (9 Days)

9 days
3.7
(3)
Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
AAT Kings
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
137149
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
US $2,662
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Highlights

  • Cruise on the magical waters of mystical Milford Sound
  • Journey past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains
  • Admire the awe-inspiring beauty of Franz Josef Glacier
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown

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  • Private

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    Access our Travel Experts’ insider knowledge

  • Protected

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Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the In-depth Cultural tour Southern Spotlight (9 Days), you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Southern Spotlight (9 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Christchurch
  2. Day 2: Christchurch – Omarama
  3. Day 3: Omarama – Dunedin
  4. Day 4: Dunedin – Te Anau
  5. Day 5: Te Anau – Queenstown
  6. Day 6: Queenstown ‘Free Time’
  7. Day 7: Queenstown – Franz Josef
  8. Day 8: Franz Josef – Christchurch
  9. Day 9: Farewell from Christchurch
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    3.7
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
  • MG
    · March 10th, 2020
    We had a great guide but the tour itself had a very brief covering of the Franz and fox that was very dissappointing. Also the accomodations at some places were just average.
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    Hi Moumita, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed travelling with our Travel Director, but we are sorry to hear that other parts of the Guided Holiday did not meet expectations. If you would like to... Show more
    Trip date: March 2020
  • RC
    · February 26th, 2020
    Very good tour, excellent tour director and driver. Itinerary super, fantastic scenery, food mostly very good, hotels good.
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    Hello Rosemary, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you on an AAT Kings time again in the future. Many thanks, AAT Kings
    Trip date: February 2020
  • G
    · February 8th, 2019
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    Hi Ginger, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback! We hope to see you again soon on another AAT Kings tour! Many thanks, AAT Kings
    Trip date: January 2019

Dates & Availability

9 days
Southern Spotlight (9 Days)
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I need to advise you if I have any mobility issues or a serious medical condition?

      Its essential you advise our team of Travel Experts at the time of booking if you have any mobility issues or serious medical conditions, so that we can ensure, as much as possible, your needs are met on your tour. Unfortunately due to space considerations on this tour it is not possible to accommodate motorised scooters and non-collapsible wheelchairs.

    • Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

      If you have a special dietary requirement such as gluten-free, vegetarian etc please advise our team of Travel Experts at the time of booking to ensure the tour operator can do their best to accommodate your request.

    • When will I receive my travel documents?

      Your travel documents will be posted to you in a travel wallet which will contain your documents and luggage tags to you approximately four weeks before your departure date.

    • Can airport transfers be arranged?

      Arrival and departure transfers can be arranged for you once you have a confirmed booking. Please contact our team of Travel Experts if you would like a transfer added to your tour booking or for more information.

    • I am travelling alone, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a single traveller you can either choose to share a room with another guest of the same gender at no extra cost or if you prefer the privacy of your own room you can pay a single supplement to upgrade to a single room. If you would like to book a single room please make sure to choose this option on the booking page or simply contact our team of Travel Experts.

    • Am I able to bring my children on this tour?

      Children are welcome on all AAT Kings tours however they are required to be a minimum age of 5 years or older. It is recommended that if you are travelling with children to consider whether the itinerary is suitable and in particular the activities involved.

    • Where do I meet the tour and tour manager?

      Your tour will start from a centrally located hotel on day 1 of the tour, as this hotel is subject to change it is recommended to contact our team of Travel Experts for more information once your booking is confirmed.

    • Can I join the tour later or finish the tour earlier?

      You can choose to join the tour at a later date or finish the tour early however, it is important to note that AAT Kings is unable to offer a discount for choosing to do as the tour is a set package with a strict itinerary.

    • On travelling days how often do we get a break?

      On travelling days you will stop every 2 to 3 hours either at a rest stop or for sightseeing, activities or free time.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      New Zealand Dollar
      New Zealand
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

      Type I
      New Zealand
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 25th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 25th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with AAT Kings. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and AAT Kings will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "AAT Kings" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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