5 Reasons to visit New Zealand during the Festive Season

25 November 21

Christmas in New Zealand is a magical time of year, packed full of delicious food, great weather and memorable traditions. Join us to celebrate the festivities 'kiwi-style', while spending time with new friends and creating unique memories on a once-in-a-lifetime Festive Season coach holiday.

1. No cooking or cleaning involved, so put your feet up!

We plan and book your transport, accommodation, most meals and ‘must do’ attractions – all you need to do is turn up and have fun! Sit back and relax in armchair comfort, knowing the hassle of overlooking hidden locations or taking a wrong turn is removed.

2. Included unique experiences

Visit some of New Zealand's iconic destinations including Milford Sound and the world renowned TranzAlpine rail journey on the South Island, and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua on the North Island. Depending on which itinerary you choose, highlights will vary.

3. Make new friends

Share your holiday experiences with like-minded people and make a network of wonderful new friends. Our friendly Crew will be on hand to ensure everyone feels welcome, relaxed and that your holiday is a memorable one.

4. The weather is great

December marks the first month of summer with sunny days, mild nights and temperatures between 12-24 degrees. Enjoy lots of outdoor time in this beautiful climate and capture some amazing photo opportunities.

5. Enjoy delicious food and wine

Enjoy an abundance of fresh food and wine, including unique speciality dinners. Receive priority reserved dining at breakfast and dinner and enjoy ‘Hotel Wine Time’ offering discounted pre-dinner drinks at the hotels.

One previous traveller commented, “This was a great way to spend Christmas, I didn’t have to cook or clean, it was one of the best organised tours I’ve been on for the last 20 years!”

New Zealand is a truly unique place with captivating landscapes and sensational culture; make life-long friends and share unforgettable memories during the festive season, on a Grand Pacific Tours Coach Holiday.

In 2022/23 we are offering 4 tour options over the Festive Season:

  • 17 Day Affordable Festive Season Tour
  • 11 Day Signature South Island Christmas Tour
  • 11 Day Ultimate South Island Christmas Tour
  • 11 Day Ultimate New Year Tour

Click here to view the 2022/23 Season Dates and Rates to start planning your holiday. 

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