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16 Day Single Travellers Highlights Tour

Grand Pacific Special Interest Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Auckland

Tour Description

Explore all the highlights of both the North and South Island at an affordable price. When travelling by coach throughout New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Snow capped mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers, you will see it all on this holiday that includes all the iconic attractions. With over $830 worth of inclusions you will hardly have to put your hand in your pocket.

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Tour Info
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Tour Introduction

The perfect tour providing single travellers with an opportunity to travel with like-minded individuals on a New Zealand luxury coach holiday. Start the tour with a pre dinner drink and welcome dinner to help "break the ice" and be introduced to your fellow travel companions.

Explore all the highlights of both the North and South Island at an affordable price. When travelling by coach throughout New Zealand, it's the natural beauty that puts the magic in your day. Snow capped mountains, volcanoes, boiling mud pools, sandy beaches, fiords, wilderness lakes and mighty glaciers, you will see it all on this holiday that includes all the iconic attractions.

Attractions Included
Touring Included
  • Luxury coach travel with 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows
  • Professional Coach Captain
  • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
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  • 15 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Four 2 night stays
  • Hotel Porterage
  • 4 Scenic Cruises
  • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
  • Comprehensive documentation pack
Bon Appétit!
  • 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast at Cableway Restaurant - Rotorua
  • 12 sumptuous dinners including 5 specialty dinners: Welcome Dinner - Christchurch, Haggis Ceremony - Dunedin, Walter Peak Homestead - Queenstown, Maori Hangi & Concert - Rotorua, Farewell Dinner - Auckland
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 delicious devonshire tea at Larnach Castle
  • Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions shown apply to departures from September 2017 onwards.

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2017

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  • Guaranteed Departure Start Date: 25 Oct 2017 End Date: 09 Nov 2017 Brochure - Twin Share: NZ $5,389 Brochure - Single: NZ $6,979 Our Savings: NZ $510 Our Price: NZ $4,879 Request Quote
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Travel in Style

A range of accessories that will complement your documentation pack. Grand Pacific Tours offer a range of stylish accessories that will complement your documentation pack. These items offer great value for money and will be a memento of your New Zealand holdiay for many years to come. Order any of these items with Relaxing Journeys at the time of booking, as they are not able to be purchased when you arrive.

Grand Pacific Tour Mechandise

Jacket $NZ 79, Cap $NZ 25, Both $NZ 99

Tour Itinerary - Day by Day
  • Day1

    Arrive Christchurch

    Fly from your homeport to Christchurch where you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for a pre dinner drink.

    Stay: Quality Elms Hotel (D)

  • Day2

    Christchurch - Omarama

    After a city tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama.

    Stay: Heritage Gateway Hotel (B, D)

  • Day3

    Omarama - Dunedin

    Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. After a true Victorian welcome, enjoy an informative update on this unique Precinct where several amazing buildings and shops are on show. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift.

    Stay: Mercure Leisure Lodge (B, SD)

  • Day4

    Dunedin - Te Anau

    This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Visit Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and view the superb collection of flowers, followed by a delightful morning tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

    Stay: Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room) (B, D)

  • Day5

    Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown

    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

    Stay: Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights) (B, L)

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  • Day6

    Queenstown (Free Day)

    Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain is available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, whether it be the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or the helicopter ride of a lifetime. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. On arrival sit back and relax as you are treated to the best of New Zealand's high country cuisine in the Colonel's Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. (B, D)

  • Day7

    Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier

    Travel to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel to Fox Glacier. Time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before continuing to Franz Josef.

    Stay: Hearland Hotel Glacier Country (B, D)

  • Day8

    Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch

    Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue to Arthur's Pass and board The TranzAlpine, one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin and across the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch at approx 6:30pm. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

    Stay: Quality Elms Hotel (B, D)

  • Day9

    Christchurch - Picton - Wellington

    Travel along the East Coast to the fishing village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington.

    Stay: Ibis Wellington (2 nights) (B, D)

  • Day10

    Wellington

    Today explore this exciting region and enjoy an extensive city tour which explains the history and culture on show in New Zealand's capital, Wellington. A highlight will be a guided tour of Te Papa, New Zealand's National Museum, with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views of the land, environment and people. Enjoy some free time to explore at leisure late this afternoon. This evening is also free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. (B)

  • Day11

    Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua

    Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls, then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

    Stay: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights) (B, D)

  • Day12

    Rotorua

    Today begins with a Gondola ride to Cableway Restaurant where a buffet breakfast and spectacular views are on offer. Travel to the Agrodome where you see performing sheep, a shearing display and sheep dog trial. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and the awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening you will experience an entertaining Maori Hangi & Concert. (B, SD)

  • Day13

    Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands

    This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.

    Stay: Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights) (B, D)

  • Day14

    Bay of Islands

    This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning via Russell to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. (B, D)

  • Day15

    Bay of Islands - Auckland

    Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner with your newfound friends.

    Stay: Copthorne Hotel Auckland City (B, D)

  • Day16

    Depart Auckland

    Time to say goodbye. You'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday. (B)

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Tour Reviews

View all 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5.0 out of 5.

  • 5Could not suggest improvement. Meticulous attention to details. Staff, a driver commentator for each island and a tour director who was outstanding in service to the group, made the whole experience a pleasure. Included activities, cruises, train rides, and the bus route made the long drives days as comfortable as possible. Rotating seating in the bus was well thought out. Great meals and rooms better than expected throughout the tour. Quality included events, especially at Milford Sound, Queenstown (what a breakfast!) Bay of Islands and at Rotorua were far better than expected. Very impressed with the range of extra activities, joy flights and such. Quality staff and company handled the earthquake closing the ferry very competently and I believe they also had a bus group on the North island they were assisting. Must note that we were extremely lucky with the weather. Only had flights closed by low cloud at Franz Joseph Glacier, and very little rain.

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    - 06/11/2016
  • 5This was the best coach tour I have ever taken. Saw all the sights and stayed at some of the best hotels. They were always located in the heart of the action and some even had water views. Coaches were first rate. I think we had the best driver in Riki. He made the trip even more enjoyable and informative.

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    - 11/03/2014

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