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New Zealand: 6-Day Luxury Small-Group Tour with Coastal Pacific Rail, Scenic Helicopter Flight & Gourmet Dining

Travel until 29 Apr 2022

Set off on a spectacular six-day small-group tour (max. 16 travellers) from South Island to North Island, taking in New Zealand's incredible scenery and abundant wildlife with an iconic train journey, scenic ferry through Marlborough Sounds, wildlife cruises and more, finishing with a thrilling helicopter flight over Wellington. Absorb breathtaking coastline from Christchurch to Picton aboard the world-famous Coastal Pacific train, following rail tracks along the wild shore, where craggy coastal cliffs make for stunning panoramas. On either side of this incredible train journey are unforgettable experiences: spot rare Hector’s dolphins in Akaroa, head out to sea on a whale-watching expedition in Kaikoura, and glide over Wellington on a scenic helicopter flight.

Travel in absolute comfort, staying in handpicked accommodation throughout. And of course, your tastebuds will enjoy a journey across New Zealand’s renowned gastronomic scene with three-course welcome and departure dinners, a fresh crayfish feast in Kaikoura and more. Cruise across Marlborough Sounds aboard the famous Interislander Ferry, where you’ll be treated to VIP lounge access including a hot buffet lunch and complimentary alcoholic drinks with an incredible backdrop of intricate inlets and verdant hills.

Your tour includes:

  • Five nights of accommodation, including two nights at the luxurious Hotel Montreal in Christchurch
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, including a three-course welcome dinner at Curators House and a three-course farewell dinner at Hot Sauce in QT Wellington
  • Join a fun-filled full-day guided tour of Akaroa with exciting dolphin-watching cruise
  • Be enthralled by the marine life and sea birds of Kaikoura on an incredible whale-watching cruise
  • Soak in spectacular seaside views as you ride the spectacular Coastal Pacific train from Kaikoura to Picton
  • Enjoy VIP lounge access on the Interislander Ferry when making the journey from the South to the North Island
  • Gain insight into the fascinating history of Te Papa on a private, Māori-guided tour
  • Explore the famous film props and creatures at WETA Workshop on a studio tour
  • Fly over Wellington on an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy the ease of return airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour

Your journey takes you to: Christchurch – Akaroa – Kaikoura – Picton – Wellington.

Book with 100% Confidence: Our Change of Plan Guarantee will permit you to alter your booking, no questions asked up to 90 days before departure. Furthermore, if you are unable to travel as a result of Government travel restrictions, Luxury Escapes will assist you with a date change, provide you with a credit or process a refund for your booking less any non-recoverable costs. See Fine Print for details.

Time limited offer
6 Days from
A$2,999
/person
Twin Share
Valued up to A$4,191
Sold Out

holiday Options

6 Days
TWIN SHARE
6 Days from
A$2,999
/person
Valued up to A$4,191
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Five nights of accommodation, including two nights at the luxurious Hotel Montreal in Christchurch
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, including a three-course welcome dinner at Curators House and a three-course farewell dinner at Hot Sauce in QT Hotel
  • Join a fun-filled full-day guided tour of Akaroa with exciting dolphin-watching cruise
  • Be enthralled by the marine life and sea birds of Kaikoura on an incredible whale-watching cruise
  • Soak in spectacular seaside views as you ride the spectacular Coastal Pacific train from Kaikoura to Picton
  • Enjoy VIP lounge access on the Interislander Ferry when making the journey from the South to the North Island
  • Gain insight into the fascinating history of Te Papa on a private, Māori-guided tour
  • Explore the famous film props and creatures at WETA Workshop on a studio tour
  • Fly over Wellington on an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy the ease of return airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour
6 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
6 Days from
A$4,899
/person
Valued up to A$5,290
Sold out
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Five nights of accommodation, including two nights at the luxurious Hotel Montreal in Christchurch
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary, including a three-course welcome dinner at Curators House and a three-course farewell dinner at Hot Sauce in QT Hotel
  • Join a fun-filled full-day guided tour of Akaroa with exciting dolphin-watching cruise
  • Be enthralled by the marine life and sea birds of Kaikoura on an incredible whale-watching cruise
  • Soak in spectacular seaside views as you ride the spectacular Coastal Pacific train from Kaikoura to Picton
  • Enjoy VIP lounge access on the Interislander Ferry when making the journey from the South to the North Island
  • Gain insight into the fascinating history of Te Papa on a private, Māori-guided tour
  • Explore the famous film props and creatures at WETA Workshop on a studio tour
  • Fly over Wellington on an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy the ease of return airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour
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