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''Riding the Rails'' New Zealand Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Railway Trips   Ecotourism  
Season: April - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3172 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3904 US Dollar (USD)

With this daily departure package all travelers get to sit back, relax and soak in all the scenery and experiences, without worrying about the driving. Where rail service is not an option, you'll be driven in a deluxe coach.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland. Welcome to the city of sails. Stroll the waterfront and enjoy the magnificent harbor views. We recommend you visit Kelly Tarlton’s to see the penguins and sharks in this amazing underwater world.

Day 2: Auckland, Waitomo and Rotorua. Travel to the fascinating Waitomo Caves for lunch and a guided tour of the famous Glowworm Grotto. Then on to the exciting Rotorua to experience an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and concert.

Day 3: Rotorua. You’ll be in awe of the geothermal activity at Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and the beautiful Maori crafts at Te Puia. Meander through the native bush at Rainbow Springs and see the sheep show at the Agrodome.

Day 4: Rotorua to Wellington. The stunning scenery will keep you entertained between Rotorua to Wellington, from fresh green farmland to volcanic wilderness, then on to the cultural mecca of Wellington.

Day 5: Wellington. Explore New Zealand's capital city, including Te Papas fascinating exhibitions. Use your complimentary vouchers in their delicious eating establishments.

Day 6: Wellington to Christchurch. Boarding the Interislander ferry enjoy the scenic journey across the Cook Strait and the magical Queen Charlotte Sound. Once in Picton ride the TranzCoastal train across 175 bridges as you meander along the East Coast to Christchurch.

Day 7: Christchurch. Relax and rejuvenate in the ‘Garden City’ of New Zealand.

Day 8: Christchurch, Queenstown and Mt Cook. Heading south by coach you’ll cross the Canterbury Plains and on into stunning Lake Tekapo, surrounded by towering mountain alps. Continue on to picturesque Queenstown.

Day 9: Milford Sound Day Excursion. Today you’ll travel by coach on a stunning journey to the Fiordland National Park. Cruise iconic Milford Sound for an unforgettable experience in this majestic fiord.

Day 10: Queenstown. A free day to enjoy the multitude of activities on offer.

Day 11: Queenstown to Franz Josef. Traveling north via Lake Wanaka enjoy the rugged West Coast scenery through to Franz Josef Village. We suggest a scenic glacier flight above the spectacular scenery.

Day 12: Franz Josef, Tranzalpine Train and Christchurch. Travel to Greymouth and board the TranzAlpine train for a journey famous for its spectacular mountain scenery.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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