Celebrity Eclipse® + Ultimate Small Group Tour

25 November 19

Planning the ideal holiday can sometimes be a challenge - that is, if you go at it alone.

Wide-ranging destinations and itineraries, escorted or self-drive holiday, amenities, accommodation, dining and activities are just part of a large list of considerations. As the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, Grand Pacific Tours combine modern luxury on board Celebrity Cruises® with a coach tour.

Enjoy some of the most iconic attractions and breathtaking landscapes New Zealand has to offer on a holiday of a lifetime. Essentially two holidays combined into one, with a great destination, great friends and great hosts, a Grand Pacific Tours Cruise & Coach Tour is something you will never forget. As a coach holiday specialist, Grand Pacific Tours specialise in breaking down and simplifying the process and is there to help travellers select the holiday that best aligns with your needs.

If you like to travel in style, combine our “business class” Ultimate Small Group Touring coach (maximum 20 travellers) with the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse®. Grand Pacific Tours offer two all inclusive Ultimate cruise and coach tours of New Zealand that include airfares, taxes, airport transfers in New Zealand, luxury cruising aboard Celebrity Eclipse®, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4½ star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing, attractions plus many other bonus value items.

Enjoy the exclusivity and indulgence of your AquaClass® stateroom, located in a premium location on the ship and features a private balcony. Your AquaClass® stateroom experience includes an expanded room service breakfast menu, many luxurious spa elements, along with priority seating at Blu restaurant and access to the Relaxation Room and Persian Garden for stunning sea views.

Plot your own culinary voyage with a vast range of award-winning and exclusive dining options. As an AquaClass® guest enjoy the flavourful "clean cuisine" for breakfast and dinner at Blu. There is also the opportunity to dine at one of the highly acclaimed specialty restaurants all with impeccable service and world-class cuisine.

The list of onboard entertainment is endless. Whether you’re into late-night shows, live music performances, film, sports, art, relaxation or delicious cocktails, you will find a new experience at every turn.

Experience the 21 Day Ultimate Cruise and North Island Experience starting with an 11-day AquaClass® indulgence aboard the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse® departing Melbourne, cruising across the Tasman followed by an 10-day scenic Ultimate coach tour of New Zealand’s North Island, including a range of “must-do” attractions.

Highlights of your cruise include a port call in Sydney, cruising across the Tasman to discover New Zealand’s most spectacular natural wonders in Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound, followed by relaxed cruising along the east coast of New Zealand including the magnificent Otago coastline, Akaroa – home to the rarest and smallest marine dolphins – and Tauranga, one of largest natural harbours in New Zealand.

After docking in Auckland, you will be met by your Professional Coach Captain and board your Ultimate coach to begin your North Island scenic tour. Whilst on land, you will visit sights and iconic locations in the comfort of the Ultimate coach, featuring 20 luxury leather, reclining seats, panoramic viewing and a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle.

Highlights of your itinerary include a guided tour through the Waipoua Forest to experience the Lord of the Forest, Tāne Mahuta, a giant Kauri tree; a visit to the Sculptureum Gardens and Galleries;  the Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour and Shire’s buffet lunch; a guided Napier Vintage Car tour ; dinner at New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate Winery, and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua for a unique Māori cultural experience. The tour concludes in Wellington where travellers will enjoy a farewell dinner to say their final goodbyes and be transferred to Wellington Airport the following morning for their trip home.

Enjoy small group touring on the 21 Day Ultimate South Island Experience and Cruise tour starting with a 9-day Ultimate coach tour of New Zealand’s South Island, including a range of prepaid attractions before boarding the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse® for a 11-day cruise across the Tasman.

Your tour includes boarding New Zealand’s finest inland rail journey, the world-renowned TranzAlpine, to take in the stunning mountains and vast Canterbury plains and travelling along the West Coast to marvel at the snow-capped Southern Alps. Visit the year-round resort town Queenstown, learn more about speed bike racer Burt Munro in Invercargill, explore The Catlins where a lush rainforest spills onto brilliant beaches,  and spend time marvelling at Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

After exploring the beauty of the South Island, you fly to Auckland to board the Celebrity Eclipse® for your 11-day cruise in AquaClass® luxury back to Melbourne. Highlights of your cruise include port calls in Tauranga, the art deco city Napier, the “coolest little capital in the world” Wellington, the small seaport town of Picton, followed by the spectacular Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound before hitting the open Tasman Sea towards Melbourne and home.

You can do as much or as little as you want. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, lounge lizard or a bit of both, there is something for all tastes, ages and budgets. New Zealand is a truly unique place with captivating landscapes and sensational culture. Experience it all on a combined holiday with Grand Pacific Tours and Celebrity Cruises®.

For more information, or a brochure, contact Grand Pacific Tours on 1800 622 768 or visit www.gptnz.com/cruisecoach.

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