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Southern Highlights - 5 Days - Thrifty Tours
5 days

Southern Highlights - 5 Days

From Christchurch to Christchurch
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
50
Age range:
1 to 100 year olds
Operated in:
English
Our saving: $24
From
US $1,324
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Places You’ll See

  • Christchurch
    Christchurch
  • Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
  • Queenstown
    Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • Greymouth
    Greymouth
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Cruise on the magical waters of Milford Sound.
  • Journey over the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine Train.
  • See the awe-inspiring Franz Josef Glacier.
  • Fly past crystal clear lakes and towering mountains.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown
    Start point Join your Great Sights coach here for you tour, please be a few minutes early, Metro Bus Interchange, Corner Lichfield St and Colombo St, Christchurch, Canterbury Region 8011, New Zealand 07:30
  2. Day 2 - Free Day to Explore Queenstown
  3. Day 3 - Milford Sound Day Tour with Real Journeys
  4. Day 4 - Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier by GreatSights Coach
  5. Day 5 - Franz Josef to Greymouth Train Station, TranzAlpne Train to Christchurch
    End point The Tranz Alpine train will drop you at the Christchurch railway station., Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand 18:30
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What's included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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    Customer Reviews

    • Overall Rating
      Good
      4.0
    • Itinerary
      Good
      3.5
    • Guide
      Rather poor
      2.0
    • Transport
      Good
      4.0
    • Accommodation
      Excellent
      4.5
    • Food
      Good
      4.0
    • 4.5
    • KP
      December 01, 2019
      There were no guides provided although this was supposed to be a guided tour. The commentary by the bus drivers was inadequate. There was of course no guiding at the sites itself. The itinerary was very rushed and poorly planned. As it was a... Show more
      Thrifty Tours commented on this review
      Hi Kamala, Thanks for getting in touch and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in this tour. Apologies if there was any miscommunication here - all of our tours are independent tours, which gives flexibility for travelling on your own... Show more
      Trip date: November 2019
    • XZ
      May 14, 2019
      it will be great if tours with cheaper accommodation (e.g. YHA) can be made available particularly for solo travelers, for this tour, as I`m travelling by myself, I had to pay extra (around) $600 on accommodation.
      Trip date: April 2019
    • MA
      April 30, 2019
      My tour coordinator, Amanda, was awesome! She was genuinely attentive and provided personal attention to all my concerns! I would say that one extra day in franz joseph would have made this trip better. it's a lot of travelling and an extra day would... Show more
      Trip date: March 2019

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