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Special Interest Tours     13 April 2023

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Unwrap New Zealand this Festive Season

The festive season in New Zealand is a different experience for visitors and locals alike. Not only does New Zealand get merrier in December with Christmas around the corner, the sunny days and tropical weather provide a relaxing escape for many travellers. Visiting a country that is blessed with diversity in topography and culture, gives travellers the opportunity to unwrap a unique gift that is the “land of the long white cloud”.

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One way to experience New Zealand this festive season is on a coach holiday with Grand Pacific Tours. Since 1996, we've been providing a comprehensive range of value for money holidays to thousands of mature aged travellers every year. Sit back and relax, knowing the hassle of overlooking hidden locations or taking a wrong turn is removed. 

Escape to the picturesque South Island on the Signature South Island Christmas tour. A highlight of your trip is the world-renowned TranzAlpine Rail Journey. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains. Travel in Premium Economy Comfort on our 32 seat Signature coach including a Tour Leader. 

You will celebrate a magical Christmas in Queenstown cruising on Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station aboard the iconic steamship the TSS Earnslaw. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience Queenstown’s famed scenic beauty. Enjoy a delicious gourmet Christmas meal in the charming Colonel’s Homestead, take in the picturesque southern shores of the lake, the perfect place to relax. The day’s merrymaking continues with a second jaunt on the TSS Earnslaw back to Queenstown, this time for a sing-along by the piano. 

Enjoy a trip on the vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw

If you’re looking to celebrate the festive season in style, then our Ultimate Small Group Tours are for you. Itineraries are specifically tailored to provide a Business Class level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel on a full-size, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 travellers and enjoy extensive onboard features and VIP extras.

Ultimate Coach Seats

The Ultimate South Island Christmas tour allows travellers the opportunity to explore New Zealand’s South Island on the Ultimate coach. A key highlight of this tour on Christmas Eve includes an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. Be surrounded by spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife. When evening falls enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared by the onboard chef before stargazing and retiring to your private cabin. Picture waking up on Christmas morning in paradise and the serenity of the sounds, there is no better gift.

Another option on the Ultimate Coach is the Ultimate New Year tour.Travellers will welcome the new year in Wellington, “the coolest little capital in the world” before embarking on a South Island tour. On New Year’s Day be treated to a unique wine and cheese tasting experience at Cloudy Bay Estate, one of the original wine makers in the Marlborough region. 

Taste the delicious wines at Cloudy Bay Estate

All Festive Tours include airfares and taxes*, a personalised meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand, return airport transfers, porterage, stylish coach travel, 4 - 4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals including specialty dinners, plus sightseeing and attractions. 

Grand Pacific Tours gives you the opportunity to share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with like-minded people who start out as a group of strangers and end up as friends after just a few days. There is no better way to explore New Zealand and create new memories over the festive season.

*Airfares and taxes are only included on tours that depart from Australia.

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To enable us to present you with the best Tour Pricing and Bonus Offers please select your intended Port of Departure and Accommodation Room Type. If you do not require an air inclusive package, please select LAND ONLY.

All prices are in Australian Dollars. For air inclusive package pricing, airline taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your Travel Agent at the time of booking.