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Long White Cloud Escorted Tour

  • Christchurch
  • Franz Josef
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Te Anau
  • Dunedin
  • Wellington
  • Napier
  • Rotorua
  • Auckland
  • 18 nights from
  • £7,025 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1117

Holiday Overview

Long White Cloud - an epic New Zealand Escorted Tour

If you want to see what New Zealand is all about, then this is the tour for you. You'll visit glaciers, take a cruise in the stunning Milford Sound, ride the Tranzalpine - one of the world's great rail journeys and much much more.

Dates Available / Prices from Twin - £7025pp, Single £9605pp:

2020 departures

05 / 12 Oct. 09 / 23 Nov, 07 Dec

2021 departures

04 / 11 / 25 Jan, 01 / 08 Feb, 01, 08, 15, 22 Mar, 11 Oct, 08 Nov, 06 Dec

Long White Cloud Escorted Tour includes:

  • 18 nights accommodation
  • Transfers
  • 18 breakfasts, 8 dinners with wine, 1 celebration dinner, 3 local dining experiences, 1 lunch
  • Full services of tour guide
  • Sightseeing and trips as detailed
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Day 1 - Christchurch

Arrive at any time in the Garden City, meet your Journey Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and prepare for your epic journey. Overnight Montreal Hotel Christchurch

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Day 2 - Christchurch to Franz Josef Glacier

Board the TranzAlpine, from Christchurch to Greymouth, often regarded as one of the worlds great rail journeys. Continue onwards to Hokitika and end your day at Franz Josef Glacier. Overnight Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Day 3 - Franz Josef Glacier

Spend a full day with a local guide, exploring the area. Overnight Te Waonui Forest Retreat

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Day 4 - Franz Josef Glacier – Queenstown

A day of adventure awaits. Board an enclosed jet boat and speed down the Haast River, theres a lunch stop in Makarora and a visit to the historic gold-mining village of Arrowtown before arriving in Queenstown. Overnight Crowne Plaza.

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Day 5 - Queenstown

A full day of sightseeing in Queenstown, select from a variety of exciting excursions, foodies can enjoy a wine tour, movie buffs can visit Lord of the Rings locations, or perhaps just treat yourself to a spa day. Overnight Crowne Plaza

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Day 6 - Queenstown

A day’s free time in Queenstown, thrill seekers can partake in some of the many activities on offer or just sit back and enjoy the views of the stunning Remarkable Mountains.

Overnight Crowne Plaza

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Day 7 - Queenstown to Milford Sound

Head onwards to the breath-taking beauty of Milford Sound. Emerging from Homer Tunnel into a photographer’s paradise.  Overnight Milford Sound Lodge

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Day 8 - Milford Sound Cruise

Join a local nature guide for a better understanding of the area before boarding your vessel to explore the Sound in more detail. There’s an opportunity to go sea kayaking in Harrison Cove. Overnight Milford Sound Lodge

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Day 9 - Milford Sound to Dunedin

Journey though the ovine populated fields of South Otago en route to Dunedin. Stop of at Gore for lunch before arriving in Dunedin Overnight Distinction Hotel Dunedin

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Day 10 - Dunedin

Free time in Dunedin Overnight Distinction Hotel Dunedin

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Day 11 - Dunedin to Christchurch

Travel North back to Christchurch where you will enjoy an in-depth sightseeing tour Overnight Hotel Montreal

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Day 12 - Christchurch to Wellington

Continue North, through the coastal town of Kaikora before arriving in Picton, where the scenic ferry crossing to the North Island and Wellington awaits. Overnight Sofitel Hotel

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Day 13 - Wellington

A choice of tours are available today in the capital. Perhaps visit Weta film studios, taking a walking tour of the city or partake in a guided tour of the renowned Te Papa Museum. Overnight Sofitel Hotel

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Day 14 - Wellington to Hawke's Bay

Sit back and watch the vineyards of of the Wairarapa region glide past before taking a walking tour of Art Deco Napier. Overnight Porters Boutique Hotel

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Day 15 - Hawke's Bay

Join a local guide for a tour of delightful Napier, rebuilt in the then contempary art deco style, following a devestaing earthquake in 1931. In the evening enjoy wine-tasting and dinner at one of the regions many wineries. Overnight Porters Boutique Hotel

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Day 16 - Hawke's Bay to Rotorua

Continue North, past scenic Lake Taupo and the delightful Hukka Falls, before arriving in Rotorua. Gain a deeper understanding of Maori culture at the Whakarewarewa Living Village, in the evening enjoy a Hangi feast. Overnight Pullman Hotel

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Day 17 - Rotorua

A full mornings schedule includes a visit to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park, before partaking in a Redwoods Treewalk. The afternoon is at leisure, perhaps spend some time in Rotorua’ famed geothermal area. Overnight Pullman Hotel

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Day 18 - Rotorua to Auckland

Onwards to Auckland via a Glowworm cave. On arrival in Auckland take a city tour to get your bearings and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Sofitel Hotel

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Day 19 - Auckland

The epic journey final ends in the City of Sails.

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