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19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach

The ultimate experience combining rail, coach and Doubtful Sound overnight cruise

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Operated by Grand Pacific Tours


price from 12,479 NZD per person (twin share)
duration 19 days and 18 nights
you will visit Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Arthur's Pass, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin
Both Islands, NZ
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This is a 19 day small group tour that travels both islands of New Zealand, starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch.

** Premium Lounge only included in 2024-2025 departures.


  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
  • 17 nights 4.5 star accommodation
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
  • 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  • 13 sumptuous dinners^ including Complimentary pre-dinner drink at the Welcome Dinner and 3 specialty dinners:
  • Mãori Hãngi and Concert, Rotorua;
  • Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown;
  • Intimate Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch.
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 delicious morning teas including an Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle
  • Kauri Museum
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Glenbrook Vintage Railway
  • National Kiwi Hatchery Guided Tour
  • Skyline Rotorua Gondola and Luge Ride
  • Thermal mud pools and geysers Guided Tour
  • Te Puia traditional Māori Hāngi and Concert
  • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
  • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry (Premium Lounge included on 2024-2025 departures)
  • Coastal Pacific Rail Journey**
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch Tram
  • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
  • Lakes District Museum
  • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Larnach Castle Guided Tour
  • Pleasant Point Museum and Railway
  • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

^ Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8 pm. ** Due to timetable scheduling, the Coastal Pacific Rail Journey will be replaced by coach travel on the tour departing 03 May 2025.

Tour Info

Tour Dates & Pricing

Guaranteed departure Pending confirmation
Start Date End Date RRP Twin Share Our Price Twin Share You Save Check Availability
16 Dec 2024 03 Jan 2025 13,849 NZD 12,779 NZD 1,070 NZD Enquire
Start Date End Date RRP Twin Share Our Price Twin Share You Save Check Availability
15 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 13,849 NZD 12,779 NZD 1,070 NZD Enquire
01 May 2025 19 May 2025 13,849 NZD 12,779 NZD 1,070 NZD Enquire
Prices are per person, land only, based on twin share and quoted in New Zealand Dollars. Single option available, enquire for prices.

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4.9/5 (23 reviews)
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United States
5/5 11/01/2020

We loved the tour / accomodations were first class / coach was awesome , but Chris Hannah our driver made the trip for us. Would highly recommend the Ultimate Small group tour

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