A Small Group Escorted Tour takes care of all trip details, allowing you to fully enjoy the sights and attractions. Travel with a group of like-minded individuals and make new friends along the way. This touring style is a more intimate way to see the country, with group sizes ranging from 10-24 people. Consult with our Travel Specialists to find the ideal tour operator and itinerary to match your preferences.
Experience the romance of rail travel, the majesty of cruising and the luxury of coach on this all-inclusive small group holiday. Includes an overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound and two nights in the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch.
This is natural beauty on the biggest scale – soaring volcanoes, vast lakes and never-ending caves. Spend eight incredible days exploring the best of New Zealand’s North Island with the guidance of a passionate local leader.
Dramatic peaks, glittering glaciers and geothermal wonders await on a 17-day Premium adventure through New Zealand’s north and south islands.
Travel in small group luxury as you explore the top locations and attractions on both the North and South Islands. Starting in Christchurch visit the deep south and Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, the West Coast Glaciers before crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. Head north crossing the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington before 2 nights in the cultural and thermal wonderland of Rotorua. Another 2 nights in the tropical Bay of Islands before returning to the Auckland, the City of Sails.
This tour takes you for 11 days of adventure around the South Island. Travelling with like-minded people, you will leave with new friends. The transport for this trip is second to none.
Discover the "must-see attractions" of New Zealand’s North and South Islands on this small group holiday. Experience a blend of culture and cosmopolitan living in the North, then be in awe of the majestic beauty of the South. Visit some lesser-known regions such as the Art Deco city of Napier and the wine-producing region of the Wairarapa as well as the popular TranzAlpine, Milford Sound and other locations of interest.
** Note for those travelling on September 3rd & 11th 2023: As the TranzAlpine Train is not operating on the noted tour departure dates, a reduction for the missed inclusion will be applied at the time of final payment, in case scheduling changes.
The Grand Pacific 14 day New Zealand Ultimate Panorama tour uncovers the iconic attractions of both the North and South Islands, Milford Sound, Auckland, Queenstown, Rotorua, the TranzAlpine Scenic Train and more.
Enjoy an unforgettable ultimate experience in the rich culture of the North Island on this small group holiday. This tour visits some lesser-known regions such as the Art Deco city of Napier. Scrumptious dinners including a speciality Maori Hangi & Concert in Rotorua all included. Visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and embrace the beauty of the thermal mud pools and geysers in Rotorua.
Escape and enjoy New Zealand’s majestic South Island on this deluxe 10 day small group holiday. Begin your journey in the Garden City of Christchurch; marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges of Mount Cook; enjoy the Scottish heritage of Dunedin; cruise the magnificent fiord, Milford Sound; enjoy a relaxing two night stay in the year round resort town of Queenstown and witness the rugged Southern Alps of the mighty West Coast. Whether it’s your first time to New Zealand’s South Island or a repeat visit, the landscape continues to change and this comprehensive tour will allow you to sit back, relax and discover!
**For those travelling on 19 March 2024: Day 2 – The TranzAlpine Rail Journey is WAITLISTED. If the waitlist does not clear, a refund will be provided.
Taking you from Christchurch to Queenstown via glaciers, wineries, lakes, and an overnight cruise on Milford Sound, this 10-day tour showcases the natural beauty and thriving food and wine scene in the South Island of New Zealand. Forage for fresh ingredients with a local chef in Otago, set your pulse racing during a jetboat ride in Queenstown and come face to face with endangered species at a wildlife centre on the West Coast, including New Zealand’s rarest kiwi. With a friendly leader to guide the way, you’ll experience a landscape that has been shaped by the elements over thousands of years.