Classic Villa, Christchurch & famous train journey

Plains, train, keas & alps

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3 nights from $1,069 per person twin share*

Sales from 17 July 2020 to 30 November 2020

The Classic Villa is housed in a heritage building erected in 1899 and carries a New Zealand Historic Places Trust Classification. This beautifully appointed Italian-style villa is located on a quiet one-way boulevard, directly opposite the Christchurch Arts Centre. Offering 12 guest rooms, this luxury boutique hotel accommodates up to 24 guests. Polished timber floors, ornate plaster ceiling roses, luxury bedding and mirrored wardrobes capture the intimacy of yesteryear. Enjoy an exclusive day trip traversing across the mighty Southern Alps from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass on one of the world’s most famous train journeys where you can experience the rugged and beautiful Arthur’s Pass National Park and Otira Gorge. Your return journey to Christchurch in a luxury mini-coach includes a visit to view Cave Stream Reserve and the incredible Kura Tawhiti/Castle Hill Rocks.

Please note airfares are NOT included. These are an additional cost. Contact one of our consultants who can assist with giving you the best available airfare.


  • 3 nights in a Run of House Room at The Classic Villa, Christchurch
    ◦ Includes breakfast daily; free upgrade subject to availability on arrival; discount vouchers for nearby restaurants
  • Private Luxpedition Day Safari from Christchurch with Wildsouth Discovery (9-10 hours)*
    ◦ Includes exclusive, private touring, travel by deluxe minicoach with hotel pickup/dropoff
    ◦ TranzAlpine™ train from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass
    ◦ Fully guided and hosted by locals with informative commentary
    ◦ Delicious picnic morning tea with home baking; afternoon picnic stop for NZ wine and cheese
    ◦ Lunch at a renowned country pub with spectacular mountain views
    ◦ Guided walks to explore the varied landscapes

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Terms and Conditions: *Terms & conditions apply. Advertised price is valid for a 3 night stay between 01 July to 30 December 2020. Surcharged rates apply for alternative dates up until 31 March 2021, contact us for a specific costing. Valid for sales until 30 November 2020, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Airfares & other land arrangements are additional. Offers include all applicable discounts. Tour (various days of operation may apply) departs at 8.00am from Christchurch, returning at approx 5.45pm. Minimum participant numbers may be required for tour to go ahead. All components are subject to change, withdrawal or variation without notice.General Conditions: Prices are correct as at 15 July 2020, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.