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The popular 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach itinerary provides a balance of iconic New Zealand culture, sights and breathtaking scenery. Experience multiple Rail Journeys and an overnight cruise on the stunning Milford or Doubtful Sound. 

“I would definitely recommend this trip to all my family & friends. The scenery, rail experiences and overall inclusions of the tour were great. Accommodation was also excellent. Could not have seen all that if we had done a self-drive holiday.” J.B. (NSW), previous passenger. 

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Most popular action packed itinerary.


Touring Styles

We are delighted to be conducting the 19 Day Rail, Cruise and Coach itinerary on our stylish coaches:  

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
Ultimate Small Group Tours are specifically tailored to provide a Business Class level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel in style on a full-size, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 travellers and enjoy extensive onboard features, 4.5 star accommodation and VIP extras.

SIGNATURE MID-SIZE GROUP TOURING
Experience the beauty of New Zealand in the Premium Economy Comfort of a full-size coach, touring with a mid-size group of up to 32 travellers, fully escorted. The Signature coaches are beautifully crafted, designed for New Zealand touring with delivering excellence in mind. Enjoy 4 star accommodation. 

Multiple 2 night stays

Enjoy 6 two night stays including:

  • The Bay of Islands
  • Rotorua
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown
  • Dunedin

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Visit our NewzRoom to read more about this itinerary and attractions: 
> Experience New Zealand by Rail, Cruise and Coach
> TranzAlpine Rail Journey
> Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
> Milford Sound Overnight Cruise

Rail Journeys

THE TRANZALPINE 
One of the great train journeys of the world. Depart Christchurch and travel through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, view alpine scenery, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps.

COASTAL PACIFIC
Begin your journey from the coastal port of Picton, travel through the picturesque Marlborough Wine Region and the East Coast providing vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains. You may see amazing wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins.

GLENBROOK VINTAGE RAILWAY
Experience the thrill of travelling by steam train as you meander through beautiful rural countryside on a vintage train hauled by one of the lovingly restored steam locomotives. On return to the Glenbrook Station, morning tea will be served.

PLEASANT POINT RAIL EXPERIENCE (Ultimate Tour only)
Nestled in the small town of Pleasant Point is a museum and railway housing two steam engines, one of the world's only Model T Ford railcars and a 137-year-old station. A small army of volunteers work hard to preserve New Zealand's railway history. 

Overnight Cruise

DOUBTFUL SOUND (Ultimate Tour)
On the Ultimate itinerary, experience an overnight cruise on unforgettable Doubtful Sound. Cruise through some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery with opportunities to explore the shorline by kayak or tender boat. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, New Zealand's fine wines and if the skies are clear, enjoy some stargazing. 

MILFORD SOUND (Signature Tour)
On the Signature itinerary, experience an overnight cruise on stunning Milford Sound which will take you through the heart of Fiordland providing astonishing views and a spectacular adventure. The cruise style is relaxed, allowing plenty of time to view the fiord’s spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife.


2023 - 24 - Your choice of 2 Itineraries

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach

PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE FROM $11,999

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19 Day Signature Rail, Cruise and Coach

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2024 - 25 - Your choice of 2 Itineraries

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach

PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE FROM $13,549

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19 Day Signature Rail, Cruise and Coach

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Traveller Reviews > VIEW ALL


10
December 2023

The coach was very comfortable, always clean, and rotating seats were a good idea. Overall, it was an absolutely fabulous tour. I would highly recommend it. 

P.K. United States


9
December 2023

Excellent tour and would use and recommend Grand Pacific to family and friends. It was great to have a separate Tour Leader and Coach Captain as it made the tour faultless. 

D.M. Australia


9
December 2023

Excellent tour. Well organised, great coach, amazing Tour Leader and Coach Captain. The coach was very comfortable with lots of leg room. The food was great, lots of choices and we never went hungry. This was our first time to New Zealand, and we feel that we have seen a lot of this amazing country.  

M.M. Australia


Port of Departure


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.