Queenstown Ladies Luxurious Getaway

From $3,800 per person

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Thursday 07 October – Sunday 10 October 2021 (4 days)

Staying at the Millbrook Resort, this escorted tour features delicious local cuisine including a lunch at lakeside Walter Peak Station, a scenic helicopter flight with a mountain top champagne landing, a tour and tasting at New Zealand’s largest wine cave, and a relaxing treatment at the Millbrook Spa. There will be plenty of time for exploring local historic villages, shopping and relaxing with like-minded travellers.

 

Day 1          Thursday 07 October 2021
ARRIVE QUEENSTOWN           (D)
This morning we fly from Auckland to Queenstown with your Leisure Time Tour Manager.  Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the Queenstown region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation.  Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well-known as a place for indulgence, for wine and cuisine and for gold-mining history.  On arrival into Queenstown, we meet our local driver and coach and depart for a scenic drive alone Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy. Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, Glenorchy is nestled on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu and is the gateway to hiking trails and Middle‑earth magic. This rustic town is a true outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges, Glenorchy’s surrounds are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Enjoy some time at leisure to purchase afternoon tea here (own cost) before retracing our journey back to Queenstown to check in to our luxurious accommodation at Millbrook Resort. Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner at a restaurant located in the small historic village of Arrowtown.
Accommodation: Millbrook Resort – 3 nights

Day 2          Friday 08 October 2021
QUEENSTOWN SIGHTSEEING          (BL)
Enjoy a leisurely start today before we head into Queenstown for our excursion to Walter Peak Station. We cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm.  Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown's alpine scenery, the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm is the perfect place to spend a few hours.  Once at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant savour the delicious aromas as the chef has the best of local produce sizzling away on the grill.  Its colonial architecture and sweeping grounds evoke the elegance of a bygone era. On conclusion of our experience at Walter Peak, we’ll take off by helicopter for a scenic alpine experience!    Landing at an alpine spot we’ll enjoy the sweeping views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains while enjoying a glass of Champagne.  We land at Queenstown Airport before travelling to the famous Gibbston Valley.  Also known as the 'Valley of the Vines', the Gibbston Valley, is one of the most scenic wine growing areas in the Southern Hemisphere.  Vineyards are sandwiched, sometimes precariously, between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge.  We stop at  Gibbston Valley Winery for a tour and wine tasting and will be taken through the oldest vines in Central Otago, learning about the winemaking process and venturing inside New Zealand's largest wine cave.  Dinner tonight is at leisure to enjoy one of the resort’s restaurants.

Day 3          Saturday 09 October 2021
QUEENSTOWN SIGHTSEEING          (BL)
Today is all about relaxation so we take the day at a leisurely pace.   Our day commences with a 60-minute spa package at the award-winning Millbrook Day Spa – what better way to create an experience of wellness and relaxation for your mind, body and soul!   Following lunch at Millbrook, we head into central Queenstown for an afternoon at leisure.    Queenstown boasts great shopping with luxury brands, iconic New Zealand design stores and fashion boutiques all centrally located in the compact town.   Alternatively, you may wish to take a lakeside walk or perhaps sample a coffee (or wine!) at one of Queenstown’s many excellent cafés or bars.

Day 4          Sunday 10 October 2021
DEPART QUEENSTOWN             (B)
This morning, we check out of our accommodation after a leisurely morning for a farewell group brunch before departing Queenstown Airport for our departure flight back to Auckland.

Millbrook Resort

Millbrook enjoys a peaceful, rural outlook nestled within the Southern Alps. The iconic, inspirational and peaceful setting is unrivalled in the Queenstown area. Framed by the aptly named Remarkables Mountain Range and set on 500 acres of lush green fairways, rolling hills and gentle streams.

Tour Inclusions

  • Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas - refer to further information available here
  • Auckland - Queenstown return flights with Air New Zealand - other ports on application, price on application
  • 3 nights accommodation - twin/double rooms, all with private facilities (single rooms available with surcharge)
  • Touring in modern air conditioned tour coach
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner included
  • Cruise on TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station followed by BBQ Lunch at the Colonel's Homestead
  • Helicopter flight with alpine landing and champagne
  • Wine Tasting at Gibbston Valley
  • 60 minute spa package at Millbrook Day Spa

Tour Payments Per Person ($NZD)

Club Member Guaranteed Share Twin Cost: $3,780.00
Non Member Guaranteed Share Twin Cost: $3,800.00
Single Supplement: $560.00
Non-refundable deposit due at time of booking $200.00

Full balance of tour payment due by Thursday 26 August 2021

Book and pay in full by Wednesday 09 June 2021 and receive $100.00 discount per person!

 

Are door to door collections included on this tour? YES

Yes. Leisure Time Travel offers a free home collection and drop off service from selected Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and most Auckland City areas. Our complimentary collections are based on your individual post code, other home collection locations available at an additional cost. Alternatively you may wish to meet us at our Hamilton depot in which case you can park your car in our secure yard free of charge for the duration of your holiday. For all tours that have a flight component, we can also offer door to door collections from Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin city areas.

Please refer to our Home Collection flyer for further information about this service.

Is the Guaranteed twin Share Price available on this tour? YES

Yes. Our Guaranteed Twin Share price is available for those passengers willing to share with another single traveller of the same gender. If there isn’t another passenger of the same gender to share with we GUARANTEE our twin share price. Leisure Times Tours accepts no responsibility for the compatibility of passengers travelling under this arrangement. If someone is not compatible with the person they have been matched up with, all additional costs incurred to assist with changing their shared room type to two single rooms will be at the expense of both travellers and will be subject to availability. Acceptance of a guaranteed twin share room is subject to the individual’s medical condition being suitable for this type of arrangement.

Please note that the guaranteed twin share pricing is not available to pre & post tour accommodation arrangements.

What fitness level is required for this tour? EASY

To help you select the right tour for you, we’ve developed a set of fitness recommendations for our tours. These physical ratings explain how much physical exertion is required to participate on each tour.

Level 1 – Easy

  • Relaxed paced tour
  • Be able to participate in small walks at a relaxed pace for 10-15 minutes
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 15 minutes
  • Able to get on and off transportation unaided

Level 2 – Moderate

  • Be able to participate in walks with time to rest at least every 20-30 minutes
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Walk confidently on uneven and undulating surfaces
  • Able to get on and off transportation unaided

 Level 3 – Active

  • Participate in walks for 45-60 minutes at a time without having to rest
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 60 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk confidently over uneven ground or undulating surfaces
  • Able to get on and off transportation unaided
Will there be a daily seat rotation on this tour? YES

Passengers rotate seats in the coach daily so that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy forward and window seating. All passengers are expected to participate as a booking condition.

Can you assist with pre & post tour accommodation? YES

Yes we can. Should you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer we can book in some pre and post tour accommodation for you. Please ask at the time of booking if you require this.

Is this tour a guaranteed departure? NO

This tour will be guaranteed once there are 10 passengers booked on the tour.

Are roadside morning teas included on our tours? NO

Unfortunately morning teas from the coach are not included on this tour as we will not be utilising our coaches. 

Do I need travel insurance?

Leisure Time Tours strongly advises all passengers to purchase a travel insurance policy. A comprehensive travel insurance policy may prevent you from spending extra money in case of an emergency and will help you feel protected during your holiday. We are agents for Cover More Travel Insurance. Ask us for a no obligation insurance quote today. 

How much luggage can I bring?

Luggage is restricted to one suitcase and one small item of hand luggage per person. Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each hotel, is included in the trip price. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and all personal items must be taken off the coach by you each day of the trip.

What clothing should I pack?

When on tour, dress is generally relaxed and casual with an informal dress standard on most occasions. Casual wear is recommended for travelling with something a little more formal for evening dining. If taking part in outdoor activities, make sure you have a waterproof coat, comfortable footwear and dress in layers to help you adjust to any sudden changes in climate. Be prepared for New Zealand’s powerful sun, even on cold windy days, bringing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Terms & Conditions….
Valid from 1 October 2021

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
If you book a Packaged Tour with us and pay your deposit, you are deemed to have accepted these terms.  If you booked your Packaged Tour with us through an agent, the agent is deemed to have accepted these terms on your behalf.  We may ask you to sign a copy of these terms when you join your Packaged Tour to provide a record of your acceptance of these terms and you agree to sign these terms on our request.

Itineraries
The itinerary for your Packaged Tour was correct at the time of printing, but it is subject to change without notice.  Your itinerary could change due to road or weather conditions, changes imposed by other tour operators or a range of other factors outside our control.  You agree that we have no liability to you for changes to your itinerary.

Price Amendments
Prices were correct at the time and date of printing, however Leisure Time Travel reserves the right to amend the price subject to any changes in price imposed by other tour operators and carriers included in the itinerary or major fluctuation in the exchange rates, or increases in government or other levies. The final tour cost will be guaranteed not to change once the full and final payment has been received. Tour Price excludes drinks, telephone calls, travel insurance and items of a personal nature. Leisure Time Travel also reserves the right to cancel the tour due to low numbers and in this instance a full refund will be provided.

*Guaranteed Twin Share Prices
Our Guaranteed Twin Share price is available for those passengers willing to share with another single traveller of the same gender. If there isn’t another passenger of the same gender to share with we GUARANTEE our twin share price. Leisure Times Tours accepts no responsibility for the compatibility of passengers travelling under this arrangement. If someone is not compatible with the person they have been matched up with, all additional costs incurred to assist with changing their shared room type to two single rooms will be at the expense of both travellers and will be subject to availability. Acceptance of a guaranteed twin share room is subject to the individual’s medical condition being suitable for this type of arrangement.

Health and Fitness
Passengers should be in good health and able to walk moderate distances to fully participate and experience the sightseeing opportunities within the enclosed itinerary.  All passengers are required to acknowledge that they are of reasonable health and are considered to be fit to travel and are not travelling contrary to any medical advice.  By acknowledging their health and fitness to participate passengers are indemnifying us from all actions, claims and demands arising out of any lack of health and fitness.  We reserve the right to remove a passenger from a tour if their health or fitness interferes with any other passenger’s experiences or the day to day running of the tour.  In this instance our normal cancellation terms and conditions will apply.  You agree that we have no liability to you for any loss, damage, costs or other effects of health problems you may encounter on your Packaged Tour.

Health and Safety Information Including COVID-19
For the health and safety of all passengers on tour any illness (such as fever, coughing or difficulty breathing) will not be accepted onboard the coach unless they can provide us with a negative Covid19 test result received within the past 72 hours.  Should any passenger start to feel unwell on arrival or while on tour, they must immediately advise their tour manager and contact Healthline then visit a medical practitioner/medical centre/hospital.  To return to the tour the passenger must be deemed fit and well to participate fully on a coach tour, obtaining and providing us with a written medical clearance – not just a negative Covid19 test.  Any costs incurred will be at the passenger’s own expense.

Payments, Cancellations and Refunds
A non-refundable deposit per person is required at time of booking to confirm your seat. All balance payments must be received by Leisure Time Travel prior to the date specified as per itinerary or your booking confirmation. Payments are available to be made by Cash, Cheque, Direct Credit or EFTPOS only –  Credit Card payments are not available without an additional surcharge.  Leisure Time Travel reserves the right to amend or reschedule the tour due the result of circumstances outside the company’s control. Leisure Time Travel also reserves the right to cancel the tour due to insufficient numbers and in this  instance a substitute date will be offered or a full refund will be made available. Tour Price excludes drinks, telephone calls, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.

Travel Insurance
Leisure Time Travel strongly advises all passengers to purchase a travel insurance policy when booking a tour. A comprehensive travel insurance policy gives peace of mind for unexpected issues or emergencies that may arise prior to or during a tour. We are agents for Cover More Travel Insurance. Cover More now provide insurance cover for a number of COVID-19 related medical, cancellation and amendments costs, giving you confidence to book your trip.  Ask us for a no obligation insurance quote today or further information about travel insurance for your upcoming tour.

New Zealand Cancellation Policy
If you cancel your booking:

  • 42+ days prior to tour commencement, loss of non-refundable deposit
  • 30-41 days prior to tour commencement your cancellation charge will be 50% of the holiday price (50% refund) plus any applicable supplier cancellation fees
  • 30 days prior to tour commencement your cancellation charge will be 100% of the holiday price (no refund)

No refunds on any unused portions of any itinerary.  The exception is if a sightseeing service is cancelled by operator due to weather conditions/safety concerns etc and the operator authorises a refund.  Any such refunds will be processed through agent.
Please note that any applicable airline content does not apply to the above refunds – see your airline for their specific cancellation/refund policies.

 

COVID-19 Cancellation and Refund Policy
COVID-19 has created uncertainty for us all, therefore for cancellations directly related to COVID-19, we have negotiated special terms with our suppliers which would override ‘normal cancellation’ terms as outlined above;

If the New Zealand Government imposes travel restrictions that would impact our ability to deliver your travel package prior to commencing travel, passengers will receive a full credit, less any applicable airline cancellation fees.  If travel restrictions are imposed while on tour, we will seek credits on any unused portions of the itinerary from all suppliers.  Any applicable credits will first be applied to any additional costs that our company may have incurred on the passenger’s behalf e.g. if alternative accommodation or transportation to repatriate the passenger to their home city or nearest airport etc is required.  Any remaining refunds will be credited to the booking agent to enable them to pass onto their passenger.

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