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Walking Vacation Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 1 – 5 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
$4595
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
9 days from only
$3245
Pre-trip Extension:
Sydney · 3 nights $795*

Post-trip Extension:
Queenstown · 2 nights $445* 
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Pre-Trip Extension - Sydney  

3 nights for only $795*

  • 3 nights at the Sebel Pier One Sydney Hotel
  • Daily full breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
Pre-Trip Extension SydneyDiscover Australia’s largest and oldest city and its famed harbor. Here, you will find an abundance of activities for the adventurer, the shopper and the nature-lover. Visit the Opera House, the most prominent architectural structure in all of Sydney, see the sights in the downtown “city business district,” or board the City Circle train to the historic entertainment district, “The Rocks.” Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens, ride a ferry around Sydney Harbor, or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
 
Single Supplement: $295

*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Pre-trip Sydney is $1095, single supplement is $245. 

Day 1 - Depart the U.S. and begin your flight over the Pacific Ocean

Depart the U.S. for Sydney, Australia. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your final air itinerary.

Day 2 - In flight to Sydney

Flying from the U.S. to Australia requires crossing the International Date Line, so this day is “lost.”

Day 3 - Arrive Sydney

Upon arrival at the Sydney International Airport, transfer via AirBus Sydney to your hotel (approximately 45 minutes). VBT has confirmed your reservations and vouchers are not needed for the bus. After you have collected your luggage, please use a public phone and dial the toll-free number: 1 800 33 00 55. This number will connect you with the AirBus Sydney dispatch office. They will provide instructions about where to meet your airport representative, or direct you to where you will meet your transfer to your hotel. Important: U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter Australia; this has been arranged by VBT's Air Department. All you need to carry are your air tickets and your valid U.S. passport.

VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes information and recommendations about what to see and do in Sydney during your stay.

Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests.

Day 4 - Independent exploration of Sydney

Sydney provides an abundance of activities for the adventurer, the shopper and the nature lover. You have plenty of time to explore the city, visit the Sydney Opera House, board the City Circle train to the historic “Rocks” district, or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains.

Day 5 - Independent exploration of Sydney

Spend another day making your own discoveries in Sydney. Please verify with the front desk the pick-up time for your transfer to the airport tomorrow.

Day 6 - Independent time in Sydney / Fly to Christchurch / Join VBT Air Package guests

Another day to enjoy Sydney. In most cases you will be scheduled for an evening flight to Christchurch. AirBus Sydney transports you from your Sydney hotel to the airport for your flight from Sydney to Christchurch. Please verify with the front desk the pick-up time for your transfer to the airport. VBT Air Package guests will arrive in Christchurch throughout the day.

Upon arrival at the Christchurch airport, after you have gathered your luggage at the international baggage collection area, proceed toward the main exit past the International Free phone area. Around the corner, look for the Super Shuttle vehicle. It will be parked in the International Shuttle Rank on your left. Use it to transfer (approximately 30 minutes) to your Christchurch hotel. If your flight is delayed, please notify Super Shuttle at 64 9 522 5100. Once you arrive at the hotel, the rest of the day or evening is yours to relax or explore.

Your hotel room may not be available until 2:00 pm, in which case you may store your luggage with the reception desk. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes information and recommendations about what to see and do in Christchurch during your stay.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.

 

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