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21 Day Ultimate South Island Experience & Cruise

CODE
USPE
STARTING FROM
$9,913 USD
START LOCATION
Christchurch
END LOCATION
Melbourne
PLACES VISITED
Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin,...
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Travel in a small group and enjoy a cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse on this 21 Day Ultimate South Island Experience & Cruise. Discover all the scenic magic of touring New Zealand including the breathtaking Milford Sound cruise and the world-famous TranzAlpine Rail journey.
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • City sights tour of Christchurch
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Larnach Castle
  • Bill Richardson Transport World Guided Tour
  • Burt Munro, World’s Fastest Indian Memorabilia
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge Ride
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey

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DATES AND PRICES
We accept
START DATE
END DATE
PRICE
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
DEPOSIT
BOOK
Sun, 17 Jan 2021
Sat, 06 Feb 2021
$9,913 USD
$5,262 USD
$500 USD

* (does not include applicable taxes)

Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on arrival and departure day.

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Reserve your spot today with a $500 transferable deposit. Some trips will require a larger deposit. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. A reservation made within 60 days of departure requires full payment at time of booking. Prices are in United States Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
INCLUSIONS
  • Airport to hotel transfer in Christchurch
  • Internal flights from Christchurch to Auckland
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • *BONUS: $US50 on-board credit per Stateroom
  • Souvenir Group Photo
  • 19 Meals: 9 Breakfast, 8 Dinners, 1 Picnic & 1 High Tea
  • 9 nights in a 4.5 star accommodation
  • Sightseeing and attractions as listed
  • Port taxes
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to guide & driver
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare and transfer from Melbourne to your home port on the last day
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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WHY TAKE AN ANDERSON TOUR?

 


SEASONED
CAREER GUIDES
  • Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Full commentary while being transported by deluxe motorcoach

MORE SPACE
FOR BREATH
  • Never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
  • We'll avoid crowds whenever possible by doing the tours in reverse of competitors.

ALL INCLUSIVE
 
  • Activities everyday - no down days waiting for others to finish activities.
  • No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't.
Our guide training manual is accredited by ACTA/CITC Canadian Educational Standard Inc. Now used as the standard in educational college programs.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 28 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers.
However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 21 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours.

Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.

CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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