What is an ‘Independent’ tour?
On an independent coach tour the driver is also the guide and the tours leave daily, as opposed to an escorted coach tour where there is generally a separate host and the tours leave on set departures. Daily departures mean independent coach tours can fit into your desired travel dates easily. You may be travelling with different people each day, depending on the coach tour you have selected.
The independent guided coach tours we offer at Relaxing Journeys, cater for the budgets of all travellers, and use 3 to 5 star accommodation. The choice is yours at the time of booking.
Coaches & Drivers
On all independent coach tours your coach driver/guide will make sure everything runs smoothly providing you with tour commentary throughout your tour. Independent coach tours use luxury 5 star coaches that can hold up to 46 people.
Who Will We Be Travelling With?
These tours are officially open age, so there is often a real mix of travellers on these tours and they come from all over the world. You may be travelling with different people each day, depending on the coach tour you have selected.
Coach & Fly Tours
Independent coach & fly tours include an internal flight (we use Air New Zealand) in the price. Great way to see both islands of New Zealand when you are on a tight schedule.