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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

Nature lovers will adore this epic encounter with New Zealand's South Island. Visit Milford Sound, Mt. Cook and the Tasman Glacier, sampling the region's award-winning wine, food and adventure.

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Wellington (2 Nights)
    New Zealand's capital of cool launches your exploration of the 'south'. On arrival in Wellington (flights to arrive prior to 4pm), you'll be transferred to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.Accommodation: Novotel
  2. Day 2
    Wellington Sightseeing and Free Time
    This morning we head out with a 'Local Specialist' on a walking tour of this quirky creative capital. Gain insight into Wellington's rich culture and the vibrant food and drink scene. Afterwards you are free to discover more of Wellington on your own.
    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Wellington - Marlborough (2 Nights)
    Board the Interislander ferry for a cruise across Cook Strait to the South Island. You'll meander through a maze of arms and inlets into the sleepy seaside village of Picton, then it's on to Blenheim for an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel. Later we visit one of the region's famous wineries, Hans Herzog Estate, for a tasting and 3-course Regional Dinner paired with matching wines.Accommodation: Scenic Marlborough
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Marlborough Free Time
    Today explore the Marlborough region, your way. You could choose an Optional Experience half day tour of the best wineries in the region or embark on a Marlborough Icons tour: a visit to two wineries followed by a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Marlborough - Christchurch
    Travel to Kaikoura, keeping a keen eye out for Sperm Whales. You could choose to take an Optional Experience flight over Kaikoura Sea Canyon, before travelling to Christchurch. See how the city is rebuilding itself after its devastating earthquakes and visit the Transitional Cathedral, the world's only cathedral made substantially of cardboard.Accommodation: Novotel
    Meals: Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    Christchurch - Mt. Cook (2 Nights)
    'Connect with Locals' Angie and Stan Taylor at their home Morelea, to experience some warm Kiwi hospitality. Indulge in a 'Be My Guest' barbecue lunch and hear about a lifetime spent farming in New Zealand. Pavlova is on the menu and you'll get to witness Angie preparing this famous dessert. From here it's on towards the spectacular scenery of the Southern Alps and then along the shores of majestic Lake Pukaki, before arriving in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in Australasia, helped Sir Edmund Hillary hone his skills in preparation for his conquest of Everest. Tonight, enjoy dinner with a breathtaking mountain view.Accommodation: The Hermitage
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Mt. Cook Sightseeing
    This morning you'll experience the Tasman Glacier, New Zealand's largest, by boat. On arrival in the Tasman Valley, take a 30-minute alpine walk to the terminal lake and then board your boat to view the melting ice-face and icebergs that have carved into its murky waters. The lake feels eerie and magical at the same time as you cruise slowly, while a 'Local specialist' shares the history of the glacier, the lake and Mount Cook National Park. All this plus an awesome backdrop of New Zealand's highest and most spectacular mountains, Mounts Cook and Tasman. Later you will have time to enjoy your surroundings back at the Hermitage. A star gazing Optional Experience is available after dinner this evening.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Mt. Cook - Te Anau
    This is another scenic day, where you will travel over the Lindis Pass through Central Otago. Visit Cromwell for a taste of some of the town's delicious stone fruit. On the way into Queenstown, stop to visit the faithfully restored gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, with its beautiful tree-lined avenues and 19th century wooden buildings. Then make your way to Fiordland National Park and the South Island's largest lake and the town of Te Anau. This afternoon consider an Optional Experience jet boat ride down the majestic trout-filled Waiau River to serene Lake Manapouri, stepping into ancient beech forests and learning about this unique location in the National Park.Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Te Anau - Queenstown (2 Nights)
    Leave Te Anau and journey through Fiordland National Park and out to Milford Sound. Travel through native rainforests, beech forests, alluvial flats and meadows. Stop at Mirror Lakes where, as the name suggests, you can see the stunning mountain scenery perfectly reflected in the waters of the lakes. Then it's through the Homer Tunnel, man's attempt to master the sheer rocky ranges, still left rough-hewn around the edges. As you emerge out the other side, you are presented with one of the world's most dramatic alpine drives, down through the Cleddau Valley. Stop at the Chasm, where the roaring Cleddau River has carved its way through solid rock, and then it's on to Milford Sound, where you will cruise the waters of this natural wonder. Your cruise meanders down the sound, taking in the Bowen and Stirling Falls as they plummet from glacial hanging valleys sharply into the sea, and the sheer pinnacle of Mitre Peak, rising from the deep waters of the fiord. After this unforgettable experience, you will travel on to the adventure capital, Queenstown. An orientation tour around the shores of Lake Wakatipu takes you into the town centre on the way to your hotel.Accommodation: Millennium
    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Queenstown Free Time
    Spend your final day in Queenstown as you wish. You may consider an Optional Experience and take a scenic tour visiting the many locations of the Lord of the Rings films or cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard New Zealand's oldest steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, to Walter Peak Station and indulge in a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel's Homestead. This evening, join your Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at The Boatshed, with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  11. Day 11
    Depart Queenstown
    Say farewell to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be transferred to Queenstown Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).
    Meals: Breakfast
Countries Visited

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Wellington and Christchurch
  • CRUISE Cook Strait, around Tasman Glacier Lake and on Milford Sound
  • VIEW stunning scenery in Fiordland National Park, Lake Pukaki and Mt. Cook
  • VISIT a winery and historic gold mining village

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Connect With Locals)
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Trafalgar and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Trafalgar is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Trafalgar will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Trafalgar have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Trafalgar is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Trafalgar does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Trafalgar only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Trafalgar is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Trafalgar Tours Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
3.9

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Trafalgar is just the most wonderful travel operator - they staff are so kind and generous with their time, they truly make very effort to make you feel as if you are the most important person and your good time is their primary objective - they surprise you throughout the trip with little unexpected treats and stay always close on hand to monitor activities to make sure everyone is smiling and happy - I would not travel with any other service

The value derived from the trip far outweighs the price paid. The hotel accommodations, the food, the optional experience, the hidden gem, the transportation were more than satisfactory. The operator is professional, friendly, safety conscious and enthusiastic.

Trafalgar tours is an excellent company. The tours and people are great and they handle everything. You can never see so much or learn so much on your own.

The trip was much more than we expected! It was very well organized, travel director Brendon was very good, knowledgeable, helpful and everything was explained in detailed to us in every step of all the places we're going! He's awesome as well as our driver Tyson who took care of us iin all our needs! There are no dull moments in the motor coach, we had so much fun!!! Definitely will come back and will recommend Trafalgar! Thanks

This trip was phenomenal and I would definitely recommend it. Trafalgar did an excellent job from start to finish. Tyson, our travel guide, was wonderful. He went above and beyond to make sure our trip was very memorable. The accommodations were very nice, the extra meals were excellent and the itinerary was perfect. We saw some beautiful places. Do not hesitate to take this trip. You will not regret it. We will definitely be booking trips with Trafalgar in the future.

Trafalgar did an excellent job on this tour with a very organized and personable tour director.

This was my second trip with Trafalgar and it was just as amazing as the first. The tour director, Stephen, did a fantastic job of creating an atmosphere of comradarie and fun.

Trip was more strenuous than we had expected. Our tour director, Lutezia was outstanding. She went above and beyond to insure that everyone had a memorable experience,

Booking with affordable tours was as simple and easy as it gets. I was able to get all of my questions answered promptly and got all correct information about our vacation before travel.

This is our second trip with Trafalgar and we are indeed pleased with the wonderful and memorable experiences they have given us . They do plan their itinerary in a very thoughtful and comprehensive way so as to offer the travelers a meaningful and unique experience which they may not be able to do on their own.

Very satisfied with Trafalgar tours and their tour director and bus driver!

Everything went so smoothly & went above our expectations! All of the services booked through affordable tours were on time & professional! Trafalgar planned every detail & their excursions were well worth every penny! We're definitely interested in traveling with Trafgar again!

We had a wonderful tour. Saw a lot, learned a lot, Met a lot of nice people and had a great Tour Director and driver.

It was a great trip carried out by Trafalgar and planned and managed by our two Affordable Tours agents. We'll be happy to you contact Affordable Tours for our next trip in 2020 or 2021.

Trafalgar was great. So many details were taken care of so that I didn't have to think about them. Our tour guide was great and the entire experience was great I would definitely consider another Trafalgar tour.


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