2nd Test, Christchurch
25 March – 04 April 2018
Christchurch has bounced back from the earthquake of 2011 with great resilience and creativity in re-building the city, with new structures such as the cardboard Cathedral, the shipping container mall and the new cricket stadium on Hagley Oval, where the 2nd Test will be played. Following the Christchurch Test, you have the opportunity to join our escorted South Island Highlights optional extension.
|TOUR PRICES (per person, excluding international flights and match tickets*)||Double/Twin||Single|
|2nd Test, Christchurch||£ 2,100||£ 2,850|
*Match tickets will be invoiced at cost price when released.
Sunday 25 March
Fly UK to New ZealandBecause of the range of choices, we do not include the international flights in our tour price. However, we can arrange them for you taking into account your closest UK departure point, airline preference, class of travel and/or stopovers you may wish to make. Contact us to discuss your requirements. You are also free to book your own flights and/or use frequent flyer points. Whichever way you choose, you will be met at the airport on your arrival into NZ and whisked to your hotel by private transfer.
Monday 26 March
Tuesday 27 MarchOn arrival in Christchurch, you will be privately transferred to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for check in. Remainder of the day is at your leisure to recover from the long journey.
Wednesday 28 March bcToday we take you on a guided half day tour of the city of Christchurch. Learn about the effects of the 2011 earthquake and see how the city is rebuilding.
This evening join us for our ‘Welcome to Christchurch’ Cocktail Party. Canapés and drinks included.
Thursday 29 March bA day at leisure to explore Christchurch at your own pace. You may like to go whale watching at Kaikoura or take the Tranz Alpine Railway to Arthurs Pass and Greymouth (supplement payable).
Friday 30 March – Tuesday 03 April b
2nd Test, Hagley Oval, ChristchurchThe 2nd Test will be held at the Hagley Oval – Christchurch’s new international cricket ground following the catastrophic earthquake damage to Lancaster Park/AMI Stadium. The new ground is much more of a cricket ground and less of a stadium, so the ambiance is perfect for Test cricket. And being located in the middle of Hagley Park means you can choose to either walk from the hotel alongside the River Avon (25 mins) or take our daily coach transfer.
Saturday 31 March bcThis evening we will host a private ‘Cricket’ cocktail party/forum where you will have the opportunity to meet and chat personally with our celebrity cricket guest. Canapés and drinks are included.
Tuesday 03 April bdJoin us this evening for our celebratory farewell three course dinner with drinks included.
Wednesday 04 April bToday say farewell to Christchurch as you depart either on your return flight to the UK or continue onto our South Island Highlights optional tour.
Crowne Plaza – 4½ star
- Newly opened in June 2017
- Great city centre location
- Upgraded Executive rooms