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South Island Wildlife & Wine

From $3299 $281 taxes

Travel Best Bets Packages Includes

  • Round trip economy airfare to Christchurch aboard Air New Zealand
  • 4 nights in Christchurch at Novotel Christchurch Superior Room
  • 2 nights in Kaikoura at White Morph Hotel in a Premium Studio
  • 2 nights in Blenheim at Scenic Hotel Marlborough in a Superior Room
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 sightseeing local experience highlights:
    – Christchurch Wine Trail with Lunch
    – Kaikoura Whale Watching Tour
    – Blenheim Biking Wine Tour
    – Christchurch Tram and Christchurch Gondola Combo
  • Transfer by motorcoach between cities
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
January 31-February 10
Vancouver from $3299 + $281 tax
Victoria, Kelowna from $3599 + $281 tax
Premium Economy Upgrade + $3800 per person
Other dates & flights originating from other departure cities available, please inquire

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Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch
Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Hotel: Novotel Christchurch or similar (2 nights)

DAY 2: Christchurch (L)
Take an idyllic road trip and tour the flavours of Waipara Valley’s North Canterbury Wine Trail. This tour explores four of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards, Waipara Hills, Graystone, Pegasus Bay and Waipara Springs all producing a fine selection of both white and red wines. The Waipara area is well known for its warm dry climate and limestone rich soils, both ideal for quality wine production. Lunch included.

DAY 3: Christchurch – Kaikoura
Transfer to Kaikoura, rest of the day free to explore.
Hotel: White Morph Hotel or similar (2 nights)

DAY 4: Kaikoura
Today head out on a whale watching tour. Every whale watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant sperm whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical whale watch tour may encounter New Zealand furseals, pods of dusky dolphins and the endangered wandering albatross. Depending on the season you may also see migrating humpback whales, blue whales and southern right whales.

Day 5: Kaikoura to Blenheim
Transfer to Blenheim, rest of the day free to explore.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Marlborough (2 nights)

Day 6: Blenheim (L)
Today you will head out on a guided bike ride visiting three wineries, a great personal introduction to Marlborough wines. Finish the tour with a platter lunch at a winery restaurant.

Day 7: Blenheim to Christchurch
Transfer back to Christchurch, rest of the day free to explore.
Hotel: Novotel Christchurch or similar (2 nights)

Day 8: Christchurch
Today, take a journey on our beautifully restored historic Trams, allowing you to visit inner city attractions such as: New Regent Street, Cathedral Junction, Art Gallery, Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum &Botanical Gardens. This takes approximately 50 minutes and includes many stops.

Day 9: Christchurch – Canada
Transfer to Christchurch Airport and fly home.

Call for details: 1-877-523-7823


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