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19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach


May 2023

9
May 2023

Would definitely recommend Grand Pacific Tours to friends.

The coach was top notch and the coach captain was simply the best. Nothing was a problem!

G.D. & B.L. Australia


9
May 2023

The overall experience was amazing.

Coming from the UK it was a bucket list trip of a lifetime that I will never forget. All enhanced by our wonderful coach captain. 

J.A. United Kingdom


April 2023

10
April 2023

It was the best experience we have ever had. It was the trip of a lifetime!

The coach captain was personable and very knowledgeable. He took very good care of us and kept us informed of what to expect.

B.P. & L.P. United States


9
April 2023

Just a brilliant experience and holiday. We will tell all our friends.

The coach captain was simply the best. Nothing was too much trouble.

D.K. & R.K. Australia


10
April 2023

We have had the best time; all the activities were so good. The coach captain was an excellent driver and very caring person and the coach – such luxury!

C.C. & I.C. Australia


10
April 2023

It was a dream holiday and Grand Pacific Tours made it come true.

The coach captain was very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful and the coach always clean and tidy.

J.A. United Kingdom


10
April 2023

Exceeded our expectations and a lot of that was due to the coach captain and his professional approach, knowledge and commitment to each and every one of his passengers and of course the coach itself.

P.B. & M.B. Australia


10
April 2023

We were so pleased we came with Grand Pacific Tours. Very well organised, personal service and we were treated as individuals not numbers. Provided us with a great introduction to New Zealand. All we had to do was turn up.

Loved the leather wallets and suitcases being collected. The coach was always immaculate, great seating arrangement and loved the single seats. Nothing was too much trouble for the coach captain.

R.K. & M.K. United Kingdom


March 2023

9
March 2023

This was a great tour, so comprehensive and I will be highly recommending it to friends and family.

The coach captain gave outstanding commentary throughout the tour. His knowledge was second to none. He worked hard to ensure that our experience was seamless, and the coach was always kept clean and well maintained inside and out.

A.L. Australia


10
March 2023

More than we expected from recommendations. A great experience, the only way to see this beautiful country.

E.H. & L.H. Australia


10
March 2023

I would thoroughly recommend Grand Pacific Tours to my contacts and will be giving positive feedback to my travel agent. Well done.

The coach was immaculate every day and the coach captain excellent – what a lady, she was knowledgeable, very caring and went out of her way to assist those who needed assistance. 

L.C. Australia


9.5
March 2023

Grand Pacific Tours ae an exceptionally high performer. First class coach captain – cannot get any better. Meals were of a high standard.

B.C. Australia


9
March 2023

I have enjoyed the experience of travelling with Grand Pacific Tours, and very impressed with the comfort and space of the coach. I liked the single seats, more relaxing and room for longer legs.

The coach captain was very informative, helpful and accommodating. She was willing to give extra help and assistance if required at any time and had a great sense of humour.

M.L. Australia


10
March 2023

Great leadership, great company, great food, great sights.

The coach captain was professional, a great driver, always helpful and obliging. 

H.A. & H.H. Australia


9
March 2023

Fabulous trip, with a wonderful and knowledgeable coach captain.

J.S. Australia


9
March 2023

Well organised and a very high professional standard displayed at all times. I met many new friends. I travel alone and was never made to feel uncomfortable. Will recommend to others.

The coach captain was well informed and had plenty of stories. He went over and above to ensure everybody was happy and their wishes were accommodated. 

V.E. Australia


9
March 2023

This was a wonderful chance to see a lot of New Zealand in a very short time. We loved everything and New Zealand is exceptionally beautiful.
Loved the coach, comfortable, quiet and safe. The coach captain was an excellent driver, very knowledgeable and passionate about his country.

M.T. & R.W. Australia


9
March 2023

Very good and some events exceeded expectation.

The coach captain was an excellent communicator, guide and driver. He was very accommodating and well organised. 

G.G. United Kingdom


February 2023

10
February 2023

Very well organised tour with quality coach and exceptional coach captain. Hotels were very good and activities included were excellent.
The ultimate coach is a luxury we wish was available in other countries.

T.P. & J.P. Australia


10
February 2023

Best experience ever!

The coach captain was fantastic – so friendly and efficient. His knowledge was remarkable and we loved his anecdotes and his sense of humour. He was so patient and treated everyone with respect. Have never seen anything like the coach – such luxury! We will find it hard to travel in any other coach.

B.J. & N.J. Australia


9
February 2023

Very good, especially the coach and the coach captain, who made me feel very welcome and at home. He had a great sense of humour and a great ambassador for New Zealand.

B.E. Australia


9
February 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the coach trip, great way to see New Zealand. We will recommend to others.

G.H. & M.H. Australia


10
February 2023

Waited three years for this special holiday, it’s been worth the wait. Thank you.

The best coach we have ever travelled in, fantastic. The coach captain was brilliant, knowledgeable, safe and made our holiday special.

S.K.& C.K. United Kingdom


January 2023

10
January 2023

Lived up to expectations and more!

Excellent coach captain, extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Well organised and capable and always went the extra mile.

G.P. Australia


9
January 2023

An excellent and memorable holiday. We would like to come to New Zealand again and will be recommending Grand Pacific Tours to our friends and family.

H.B. & M.B. United Kingdom


10
January 2023

Wonderful coach captain, we enjoyed his personal insights. The coach was great and the seat rotation a good idea. 

T.M. & M.M. United Kingdom


10
January 2023

Well set out, awesome staff, hats off to our driver – all were great.

M.M. Australia


10
January 2023

The coach captain was very professional, very knowledgeable, extremely helpful and went over and above to assist at all times.

The coach was always immaculate, very comfortable and seating arrangement works well.

J.D. & S.D. United Kingdom


10
January 2023

Above my dreams and expectations.

Lovely, clean and very comfortable coach. The coach captain was the best, professional, very caring and above and beyond service.

G.H. Canada


10
January 2023

Couldn’t have chosen a better holiday in New Zealand – loved every minute!

We did not like the coach captain, we loved him! He could not have been any better, he looked after us and his stories and commentary were unbelievable.

A.B. United Kingdom


10
January 2023

I had been very unsure about booking a coach trip but I needn’t have worried. I have had a wonderful time, everything was very well organised, and traveled in comfort with a lovely group of people. 

The coach captain was a delight – very likeable, good driver and I felt very safe at all times. I loved his stories. He was very knowledgeable, organised and took care of all our needs. A very caring man.

J.C. United Kingdom


10
January 2023

Could it have been better, I think not! Brand new coach, 20 seats for 20 passengers, USB ports, very comfy seats, lots of room and kept spotless.

The coach captain was outstanding and knowledgeable about all things New Zealand! He was very familiar with all areas we visited and went out of his way to make everyone happy. Could not have been better.

C.W. & S.W. United States


10
January 2023

This was my first organised coach tour and it has set a very high, and possibly impossible to match, standard for any further tours.

E.P. Australia


10
January 2023

Clearly the best way to see all of New Zealand – luxury bus, scenic and classic trains, boats, gondola and tram. Great mix of events and attractions to see the land and experience the culture. 

A professional coach captain to provide humour, information and commentary added to the overall experience.

S.P. & D.P. United States


December 2022

9
December 2022

Truly memorable and would highly recommend it. Great service and attention to detail. The Grand Pacific Tour brand getting us special treatment and first in queues was a good experience.

The coach was wonderful, and the seat rotation was an excellent idea.

The coach captain made it a pleasurable and unique experience. Superb organisation and fabulous local insights shared along the journey. The commentary throughout was a great bonus, she was a wealth of knowledge and made our journey very enjoyable. 

T.K. & P.K. Ireland


10
December 2022

The tour was very good and met our expectations.

The Ultimate coach was of a very high standard, comfortable, and cleaned and sanitized daily – excellent. We loved our coach captain, she was an amazing person, passionate and enthusiastic about New Zealand and her role as tour guide/driver. A great ambassador for Grand Pacific Tours.

C.G. & I.H. United Kingdom


9.5
December 2022

Absolutely wonderful trip. Thank you for the marvellous tour.

The coach was very comfortable – great set up and I liked the seat rotations. The coach captain has been the best driver of all my tours in various countries. She was a wealth of knowledge and I always felt safe. 

D.B. Canada


9
December 2022

I am spoiled for coach travel forever! The Ultimate coach was extremely comfortable with plenty of room for our carry-on bags.

K.W. Australia


10
December 2022

This tour had so many attractions included and visited places that we otherwise would not have seen. I cannot really put into words the fantastic way Grand Pacific Tours has shown us New Zealand.

The Ultimate coach was comfortable, clean and had a great seat rotation plan. The coach captain was informative and humorous, and we felt we were always in very safe hands. 

W.P. & L.P. United Kingdom


10
December 2022

A once in a lifetime experience. One item off our bucket list.

Excellent coach captain. His local knowledge made the trip very personal and enjoyable, which was a bonus. His attention to our welfare was greatly appreciated. First class ultimate seats and a great sound system on the coach.

R.H. & P.H. United States


November 2022

10
November 2022

Excellent trip! The coach captain was a great ambassador for New Zealand.

G.W. & H.W. Australia


10
November 2022

The whole trip was outstanding.  Loved it all and very impressed with the wonderful holiday.

Can’t speak highly enough of the coach captain. Conscientious, very efficient, well organised, and a fantastic driver. Excellent – an asset to Grand Pacific Tours.

J.B. Australia


10
November 2022

What can I say – perfect!

The Ultimate coach was very well presented, a fantastic design!

The coach captain was old style, pleasant with folky yarns. Good value for money. 

O.T. Australia


10
November 2022

The best holiday. The coach captain was faGreat itinerary to cover both islands. Good meals and lots of variety. Amazing and very knowledgeable coach captain.ltless, so very helpful and full of interesting information.

M.M. Canada


10
November 2022

This has been an amazing trip and we would never have seen so much had we organised ourselves. 
The most comfortable coach we’ve ever been on, and the coach captain was great, so knowledgeable and generous with his advice. We could not have been in better hands. Many thanks.

A.S. & G.S. United Kingdom


9
November 2022

The coach captain is very professional in all that he does, he is very caring to his customers and full of knowledge. He shows the love for his job – a great asset to Grand Pacific Tours.

M.I. & A.I. Australia


October 2022

9
October 2022

Overall, the experience was excellent, the coach captain was amazing and the Ultimate luxury coach brilliant.

The coach captain was excellent and went out of his way to look after us all. He was happy, kind and very caring. Meals were excellent.

D.B. & W.B. Australia


10
October 2022

This tour exceeded our hopes and dreams.

The coach was always clean and comfortable. Ample seats by the windows – wonderful. The coach captain was informative, friendly, and generous with time and care. Smooth and safe driving. 

S.L. & K.L. Australia


10
October 2022

The best holiday. The coach captain was faultless, so very helpful and full of interesting information.

C.L. & L.L. Australia


10
October 2022

We were overwhelmed with the quality and comfort of the Ultimate coach and impressed with the seat rotation. The coach captain’s passion for his country stood out and he is a credit to Grand Pacific Tours. 

S.L. & R.L. Australia


10
October 2022

We had a wonderful time and will happily recommend to our friends.
The Ultimate coach was brilliant – loved it! The coach captain went above and beyond to make the experience inclusive for us all. He always made sure everything was just right. Very happy with the meals.

G.M. & C.M. Australia


10
October 2022

New Zealand was on our bucket list and very pleased with our choice. We have just loved this trip and feel like we have seen the best of New Zealand with the bonus of snow on the alps. Perfect mix of coach and rail.

The coach captain was a careful, skilled driver, very professional, knowledgeable, approachable and a great personality. He always went above and beyond. All meals have been top quality and beautiful presentation.

M.B. & R.B. Australia


8
October 2022

Enjoyable fun experience with a great crew.

The coach was always clean, tidy, and fresh. Business class comfort which was wonderful. The coach captain was a wonderful driver and guide. He absolutely made this trip. 

K.P. & D.P. Australia


9
October 2022

The coach was comfortable, clean, and well set out with plenty of room.

The coach captain was exceptional; he went out of his way to help. He was a knowledgeable, friendly, good professional driver. A very good asset for Grand Pacific Tours. 

V.C. & L.C. Australia


10
October 2022

The whole experience has been wonderful, and only 20 people on the trip has been much more enjoyable. The coach captain was very knowledgeable and helpful and did an excellent job.

C.D. Australia


September 2022

10
September 2022

The coach captain was an excellent driver with a great sense of humour, a huge wealth of knowledge and the ability to get people mixing. The coach was comfortable and the tour well organized.

A.F. Australia


10
September 2022

The Ultimate coach was outstanding, clean, quiet, and comfortable. Highly qualified driver, polite and helpful – an outstanding coach captain.

J.F & K.F. Australia


10
September 2022

The tour was great. I could not fault anything. 

The coach was perfect and so comfortable. Great coach captain, great driver, great personality. 10+ stars. All included attractions were excellent, but I have to say the Te Puia geysers and hangi was the highlight.

A.B. Australia


10
September 2022

Excellent – exceeded my expectations. Grand Pacific Tours showed me the best New Zealand could offer and it was an unforgettable experience. There was never a dull moment. Thank you so much.

The coach captain was one in a million. The coach was the best - spacious, clean, and quiet and comfortable. Plus, you could see through the front windows. Could not have been better.

J.U. Australia


10
September 2022

Overall great experience with accommodation, coach, and coach captain. Meals were good and of high quality.

The coach was always clean, smelt great and comfortable. The coach captain was knowledgeable, witty, down to earth and nothing was ever a problem. 

J.F. & K.F. Australia


10
September 2022

Wonderful! Took us to places we wouldn’t have known about. Highlight was Doubtful Sound – spectacular! 

P.M. & A.M. Australia


10
September 2022

Fantastic – totally enjoyed the whole trip. Well done, will happily recommend to all. The coach captain was excellent – caring, informative and a great sense of humour. 

M.C. Australia


10
September 2022

My fourth tour with GPT – thinking of a fifth already.

J.R. Australia


March 2020

10
March 2020

We saw and experienced many places and things. Guides always provide more information and learning experiences than on our own. Many pluses such as the coach, luggage handling etc are wonderful.

K.P. & D.G. Canada


February 2020

10
February 2020

Excellent – we got treated like VIP’s everywhere we went. I now have a comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand!

E.G. United States


10
February 2020

I really feel like I experienced ALL of New Zealand. 

L.G. United States


January 2020

10
January 2020

The value and scope of the tour is extraordinary, every attention is given to passenger comfort and preference. The single seat configuration was the initial attraction for me. It is spacious and very comfortable, allows for privacy/quiet. I would certainly highly recommend Ultimate. Excellent and comfortable hotels. I preferred the smaller ones – more character and charm.

M.M Australia


December 2019

9
December 2019

Glad we booked, good value for money, small group concept was ideal!

C.B Australia


10
December 2019

A great tour. Learned so much and saw so much that would not have been possible with self-drive. Accommodation and meals exceeded expectations. All times were punctual and private reservations for ‘Ultimate’ great!

M.C. & G.C. Australia


10
December 2019

This has been a fantastic tour enabling me to see the best of New Zealand in a relaxed, comfortable way. My knowledge of New Zealand has been vastly expanded and being in a small group has made it more special. So pleased I chose this tour; the coach, train rides, cruising – all excellent.

M.D. United Kingdom


November 2019

9.5
November 2019

This was a wonderful holiday and we have enjoyed the wonderful sights of New Zealand. It has been made so much easier by the comfort of our coach, the expertise of our Coach Captain and the select accommodation chosen for us. 

D.T. & K.T. Australia


9
November 2019

A great trip, well organised, quality of hotels and meals were great. Best of all we had a very knowledgeable Coach Captain and the best coach. Great driver and very people orientated. We love the single seat and the business class type set up on the coach. Should bring this concept to go around the world.

C.S. Australia


10
November 2019

Very comfortable coach. Outstanding driver/guide. Everything went so smoothly – whole tour was so easy. ALL of our fellow travellers were great company to share the experience with. Pace of tour was very comfortable. 

S.B. Australia


September 2019

10
September 2019

Everyday was a Wow day! You think, what a great day, it could not get better BUT IT DID! Talk about sensory overload.

K.P. Australia


10
September 2019

WOW – a great holiday. Thank you for the experiences that we will never forget – we will tell many.

S.B. Australia


10
September 2019

An amazing experience – Our first time in New Zealand and we have enjoyed and learnt so much!

R.A. Australia


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