8 Day Queenstown Special (Chicago Special)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
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Scenic Suites Queenstown Hotel
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Optional tours, transfers and gratuities.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Chicago-Queenstown, Queenstown-Chicago
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 5 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day Skippers Canyon 4WD Safari 1:30 PM

This scenic Skippers Canyon tour is an adventure that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. You will travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliffsides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting opportunity. During the tour, you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and historical township of Skippers. The tour will also visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and the histories of life from the early days of this settlement. On the return journey, you will stop at Deep Creek where you can immerse yourself in the customs of the local area by trying your hand at gold panning at one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. The tour also offers you a view of some of the Lord of the Rings film locations along Skippers Road.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $129.00
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Half Day Boutique Wine Tasting Tour with lunch 11:00 AM

Spend the afternoon among boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. Begin with a scenic drive that takes you through stunning alpine scenery. View AJ Hackett bungy bridge and visit historic Old Cromwell. Enjoy tastings at three premium vineyards in the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell region with a light lunch and glass of premium wine at a fourth vineyard.

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #5 26 Apr 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $135.00
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Half Day Mt Nicholas Farm 11:00 AM

Take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit to an authentic, family-run merino sheep farm. Cruise through Bob's Cove and marvel at spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountain range. Tour the farm, that is home to 30,000 merino sheep, view the working animals and learn about raising sheep and producing merino wool. Afterward, savor a light farmers platter for lunch. Soak up the surrounding panoramic views in one of New Zealand’s most rugged and remote high country farms before your return cruise to Queenstown.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $59.00
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Full Day Milford Sound with lunch 6:45 AM

Drive this morning to picturesque Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound. Nestled on the lake's edge, it's the perfect base from which to discover the spectacular glacier-carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Your scenic journey will include short walks and photo opportunities. Upon arrival, board your cruise on Milford Sound and be surrounded by astonishing scenery from atop the viewing decks. An informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife follows you as you stop at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. A range of lunch options are available (must be pre - ordered) as well a complimentary tea and coffee. Following the cruise, return to Queenstown.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $165.00
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Half Day Boutique Wine Tasting Tour with lunch 11:00 AM

Spend the afternoon among boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. Begin with a scenic drive that takes you through stunning alpine scenery. View AJ Hackett bungy bridge and visit historic Old Cromwell. Enjoy tastings at three premium vineyards in the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell region with a light lunch and glass of premium wine at a fourth vineyard.

Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours.

Day #4 26 Apr 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $135.00
Half Day Boutique Wine Tasting Tour with lunch 11:00 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Mt Nicholas Farm 11:00 AM

Take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm on board a spacious, purpose-built catamaran for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit to an authentic, family-run merino sheep farm. Cruise through Bob's Cove and marvel at spectacular views towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and The Remarkables mountain range. Tour the farm, that is home to 30,000 merino sheep, view the working animals and learn about raising sheep and producing merino wool. Afterward, savor a light farmers platter for lunch. Soak up the surrounding panoramic views in one of New Zealand’s most rugged and remote high country farms before your return cruise to Queenstown.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $59.00
Half Day Mt Nicholas Farm 11:00 AM Thumbnail
Full Day Milford Sound with lunch 6:45 AM

Drive this morning to picturesque Te Anau, gateway to Milford Sound. Nestled on the lake's edge, it's the perfect base from which to discover the spectacular glacier-carved wilderness of Fiordland National Park. Your scenic journey will include short walks and photo opportunities. Upon arrival, board your cruise on Milford Sound and be surrounded by astonishing scenery from atop the viewing decks. An informative commentary on the natural history and wildlife follows you as you stop at waterfalls and points of interest along the way. A range of lunch options are available (must be pre - ordered) as well a complimentary tea and coffee. Following the cruise, return to Queenstown.

Approximate tour duration is 12 hours.

Day #6 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $165.00
Full Day Milford Sound with lunch 6:45 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Skippers Canyon 4WD Safari 1:30 PM

This scenic Skippers Canyon tour is an adventure that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. You will travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliffsides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting opportunity. During the tour, you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and historical township of Skippers. The tour will also visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and the histories of life from the early days of this settlement. On the return journey, you will stop at Deep Creek where you can immerse yourself in the customs of the local area by trying your hand at gold panning at one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. The tour also offers you a view of some of the Lord of the Rings film locations along Skippers Road.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Jan 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 $129.00
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8 Day Sydney Special, April 2019
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Dennis M. Rio Rancho, NM
8 Day Sydney Vacation, March 2018
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It was great! The people are so genuine and kind and it's a beautiful place full of history, culture, and animals. 2 thumbs up!

Bonnie L. Riverside, CA

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