Head to a centrally located, upscale hotel and make your own fun with self-guided activities (trip does not include In-destination Support).
About Your Trip
Escape the everyday with a well-deserved DreamBreak and enjoy your DreamTrips™ Membership a different way — on your own, instead of in a group! Your DreamBreak does not include an In-destination Support team member so you can create your own adventures, your way.
The larger but less populous South Island of New Zealand is excellent for travelers interested in adventure sports or just getting away from it all. And Christchurch is no exception. Rocked by earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011, it has bounced back to be a modern city with a booming economy and thriving travel industry.
During your stay, discover the delights of the area at your own pace. Start early in the morning and end late at night in “The Garden City” — the choice is up to you! Head to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, a major tourist destination since 1863 or Sign of the Takahe, styled after an Old English Manor. Quake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral is still awaiting repairs, but in the meantime, visit Transitional Cathedral. If you’re in the mood, why not try your luck at Christchurch Casino? Those interested in Antarctic expeditions can check out the artifacts at Canterbury Museum.
And remember, no matter what you choose to do, there’s always time for a delicious meal with family and friends — breakfasts are included throughout your entire stay!
What we love: • The Transitional Cathedral is constructed from locally-sourced recyclable cardboard material after the 2011 earthquake. • Try river punting, where you board a low river boat guided by a punter — dressed in traditional Edwardian attire — who will carefully steer you down the Avon River. • Christchurch was originally inhabited by Ngai Tahu tribe, who migrated from the North Island, before the arrival of British colonizers in the 1800s.
Your DreamBreak includes 3 days and 2 nights in Christchurch, New Zealand, at Crowne Plaza® Christchurch, as well as: • 1 voucher per person for 1 complimentary drink. • Late checkout time of 2 p.m. • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Market Place Restaurant on Day 2 and Day 3 (6:30-10:30 a.m.).
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Christchurch International Airport (CHC), approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.
Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
Crowne Plaza Christchurch stands 17-stories high in the heart of the city, overlooking Avon River. Several nearby landmarks include Victoria Square with the Cook Statue and Queen Victoria statue, bustling New Regent Street and the public Margaret Mahy Playground, which features slides, swings, a double-flying fox and climbing towers. Hotel features: • 1 restaurant, 1 bar and 1 cafe. • 24-hour fitness center. • Library. • Self-parking: 15 New Zealand dollars per day. Superior Room accommodations with: • 1 king bed or 2 single beds.Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available. • Maximum occupancy 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child. • Individually controlled air conditioning. • 40-inch (102-centimeter) smart television. • Dual-head shower. • Tea- and coffee-making facilities. • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Checkout: 11 a.m. Minimum check-in age is 18.
Crowne Plaza Christchurch 764 Colombo Street Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.
Hotel Check-in Requirements
By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.
Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than February 17, 2019 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.
Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.
Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.
Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.
Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.
Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.