South Island: Alpine Rail and Mount Cook

South Island: Alpine Rail and Mount Cook

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South Island: Alpine Rail and Mount Cook

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New Zealand
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
4-Night Pre-Cruise | 3-Night Post-Cruise

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$2,899 USD/Per Person

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This program is designed to give guests a more intensive look at New Zealand - the South Island in particular. It is one of Azamara's Rail and Sail programs, which showcases New Zealand’s South Island, with a full-day South Island train journey aboard the TranzAlpine Railway from the Cantebury Plains to Greymouth in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Here, experience glacier heli-flightseeing with a landing on Mt. Cook—New Zealand’s highest peak—which is, no doubt, your journey’s greatest highlight.

Highlights

Take in Christchurch’s landmarks on a city highlights tour.

Enjoy a full-day South Island train journey aboard the TranzAlpine Railway, from Christchurch to Greymouth.

Take in the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Cook and the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers on a heli-flightseeing tour, complete with a snow landing on New Zealand's highest peak.

Embark on a city highlight’s tour through Auckland.

Highlights

  • Take in Christchurch’s landmarks on a city highlights tour.

  • Enjoy a full-day South Island train journey aboard the TranzAlpine Railway, from Christchurch to Greymouth.

  • Take in the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Cook and the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers on a heli-flightseeing tour, complete with a snow landing on New Zealand's highest peak.

  • Embark on a city highlight’s tour through Auckland.

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Azamara Ashore Land Tour Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    On arrival in Christchurch, you’ll be assisted to your hotel. The remainder of your day is yours to spend as you will. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

  • Day 2
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    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the train station for the scenic TranzAlpine Rail journey to Greymouth. Considered one of the world’s greatest train journeys, you’ll see epic vistas of the Southern Alps, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Canterbury Plains, and see miles of native beach forest as you travel across 139 miles. Lunch will be served onboard. Once you arrive at Greymouth, you’ll be taken to your hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

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    Today, after breakfast, meet your guide for the trip of a lifetime as you take a helicopter over Mount Cook National Park. During your flight you’ll see the park’s vast glaciers and snowfields, and the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier Lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier—New Zealand’s longest glacier. Then, snow-land on New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook, and cross to the West Coast for formidable views of the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Once back, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. This evening, dinner will also be at a local restaurant.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, you’ll be taken to the airport for your flight to Auckland—the largest Polynesian city in the world, and the globe’s only metropolis built on an active basaltic volcanic field—where you’ll be greeted and shown to your hotel. Regroup to enjoy a panoramic tour of Auckland's highlights. The balance of the day is at your leisure to explore further, find a nice spot for a cocktail, or simply unwind. Dinner will be at your hotel.

  • Day 5
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    After breakfast, you will have some time at leisure to relax. At a pre-arranged time, you will be assisted to the cruise terminal to board your cruise ship.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    This morning, you’ll be met at the port for a city highlights tour as you make your way to the airport for your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the city before arriving and checking in at your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Dinner is on your own this evening.

  • Day 2
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    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the train station for the scenic TranzAlpine Rail journey to Greymouth. Considered one of the world’s greatest train journeys, you’ll see epic vistas of the Southern Alps, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Canterbury Plains, and see miles of native beach forest as you travel across 139 miles. Once you arrive at Greymouth, you’ll be taken to your hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

  • Day 3
    Read More +

    Today, meet your guide for the trip of a lifetime as you take a helicopter over Mount Cook National Park. During your flight you’ll see the park’s vast glaciers and snowfields, and the ancient waters of the Tasman Glacier Lake before flying the length of the Tasman Glacier—New Zealand’s longest glacier. Then, snow-land on New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook, and cross to the West Coast for formidable views of the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. Once back, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. This evening, dinner will also be at a local restaurant.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, you’ll be assisted back to the Hokitika airport for your flight to Christchurch where, upon arrival, you’ll make your connecting onward homeward flight

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Spa & Fitness

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Ports of Call:

  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney (White Bay), Australia
  • Eden, Australia
  • Milford Sound
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nelson, New Zealand
  • Picton, New Zealand
  • Napier, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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