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Alpine Explorer - 5 Days - Thrifty Tours
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5 days

Alpine Explorer - 5 Days

Start and end in Christchurch
Tour Operator:
Thrifty Tours
Max group size:
50
Age range:
1 to 100
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
141073
From
US $1,386
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Highlights

  • Cruise on the waters of the mystical Milford Sound
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • Enjoy a ride on the iconic skyline gondola
  • Visit the awe-inspiring West Coast glaciers

Itinerary

Start and end in Christchurch! With the Discovery tour Alpine Explorer - 5 Days, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Christchurch, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Alpine Explorer - 5 Days includes accommodation, an expert guide, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 - Christchurch to Mt Cook National Park to Queenstown
  2. Day 2 - Full day tour to Milford Sound including cruise
  3. Day 3 - Free day to explore Queenstown. Enjoy the views from the Skyline Gondola
  4. Day 4 - Queenstown to Fox Glacier by Newmans coach
  5. Day 5 - Fox Glacier to Greymouth train station, Tranz Alpne train to Christchurch
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Meals
  • Optional
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Good
    3.7
  • 4.6
  • Alpine Explorer - 5 Days reviewer 1
    · July 16th, 2020
    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The accommodation and travel was all very well planned. We truly couldn't be happier. South Island is a treat to the eyes and we got to visit all the main cities in a short time. Thank you TourRadar for making this... Show more
    Thrifty Tours commented on this review
    Dear Sruthi, Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your time in the South Island and we are thrilled to have been a part of it!
    Trip date: July 2020
  • SK
    · June 18th, 2019
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The motor coach was comfortable and had the right amount of rest stops and points of interest. Stuart was very knowledgeable and shared a wealth of information about the Canterbury plain and the Aoraki area. Peter was... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • TV
    · April 23rd, 2019
    The tour was good, but I would have loved to see the West Coast as well. It wasn't possible due to the bridge that collapsed
    Trip date: April 2019
  • MH
    · April 22nd, 2019
    Our Alpine Explorer tour was great except for getting diverted from seeing the J. Franz glacier and going on the Tranzalpine train due to weather and road conditions. Queenstown was wonderful, particularly the Milford Sound cruise. The only meal that... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019

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5 days
Alpine Explorer - 5 Days
From Christchurch to Christchurch
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  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before August 25th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 25th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Thrifty Tours. 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 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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