The Southern Drift summer 2018

12/27/2018 through 03/22/2019
12/27/2018 through 03/25/2019

The Southern Drift Summer 2018
Gaze in to the depths of a land unchanged for millennia – slicing through the still waters of Milford Sound, ducking beneath dewy rainforest canopies and traversing mountains, glaciers and valleys along a Hidden Journey through an untamed, mystical land of fiords, islands and alpine landscapes.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour City tour in Queenstown, Christchurch
  • Cruise Cruise overnight on spectacular Milford Sound and across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island.
  • View View the rainforest from the Treetop Walkway and the Southern Alps from the TranzAlpine train.
  • Visit Visit Franz Josef Glacier, historic Arrowtown, a jade factory and the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.

Dining Highlights

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights


Day 1 Arrive Christchurch
Day 2 Christchurch - Punakaiki
Day 3 Punakaiki - Franz Josef
Day 4 Franz Josef - Queenstown (3 Nights)
Day 5 Queenstown Free Time
Day 6 Queenstown Free Time
Day 7 Queenstown - Milford Sound
Day 8 Milford Sound - Stewart Island (2 Nights)
Day 9 Stewart Island
Day 10 Stewart Island - Mt. Cook
Day 11 Mt. Cook - Christchurch
Day 12 Depart Christchurch

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