NEW ZEALAND ESCORTED COACH TOURS 2019/20 - First Class Holidays

 
NEW ZEALAND ESCORTED COACH TOURS 2019/20 - First Class Holidays
NEW ZEALAND
ESCORTED COACH TOURS
        2019/20

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NEW ZEALAND ESCORTED COACH TOURS 2019/20 - First Class Holidays
New Zealand            COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALIST

Contents
Kia ora. Welcome to New Zealand                       3
Q&A                                                 4-5

Ultimate Small Group Touring
Business Class on wheels
Maximum 20 travellers                               6-7
ULTIMATE TOUR OPTIONZ
19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience     8-9
19 Day Ultimate Discovery                         10 - 11
16 Day Ultimate Explorer                          12 - 13
10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape               14 - 15
9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape                     16
11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour                   17

Fully Escorted Touring
Modern 48 seat coach
Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide
SIGNATURE COACH TOURS
Experience the difference. Unique attractions     18 - 19
19 Day New Zealand Rail, Cruise & Coach Holiday   20 - 21
19 Day New Zealand Showcase                       22 - 23
10 Day South Island Spectacular                        24
9 Day Northern Spectacular                             25
AFFORDABLE COACH TOURS
                                                            CRUISE & COACH TOURS
Unbeatable value. No hidden extras                26 - 27
                                                            Discover New Zealand by sea and land           34 - 35
16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Tour             28 - 29
                                                            23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise & Coach   36 - 37
14 Day New Zealand Panorama Tour                  30 - 31
9 Day Taste of the South Island                        32   SPECIAL INTEREST TOURS
8 Day Taste of the North Island                        33   Let your interests take you on a journey       38 - 41

                                                            General Information
                                                            Documentation and Merchandise                      42
                                                            Booking Terms and Conditions                       43

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Kia ora. Welcome to
New Zealand

H    ere at First Class Holidays, we specialise in
     arranging holidays to New Zealand. We have
been in operation since 1996, are independently
owned and are dedicated to bringing unique holiday
experiences to all our clients. We are proud to
partner with Grand Pacific Tours to bring you a
selection of New Zealand Coach Holidays that offer
unbeatable value for money.

ABOUT GRAND PACIFIC TOURS
Grand Pacific Tours provide a comprehensive range of
all inclusive, value for money holidays offering a highly
professional and personalised service to thousands of
travellers every year.

Taking a coach holiday is the best way to make your holiday
an unforgettable experience. From the time you arrive in
New Zealand a friendly smile awaits. Our professional
crew will provide a high standard of service and have been
specially trained to perform Grand Pacific Tour’s itineraries,
meaning you can relax in the knowledge that everything is
taken care of.

As the market leader for New Zealand Coach Holidays, we
have something for everyone! If you like to travel in style and
prefer small group travel Ultimate Small Group Touring series
(maximum 20 travellers) offers a variety of options. On the
Fully Escorted Touring series (modern 48 seat coach) there
are itineraries to suit all budgets and interests. Choose from
Signature; Affordable; Cruise & Coach and Special Interest
Tours, with over 200 GUARANTEED departures per year.

Grand Pacific Tours best testimony is the terrific feedback we
receive from our past travellers who in turn tell their friends
how well we looked after them. We take care of it all leaving
you to get on with creating incredible holiday moments.

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Q&A
    New Zealand                         COACH HOLIDAY SPECIALIST
    > WHY NEW ZEALAND?

                         World-renowned
                         natural beauty
                         Untouched, green and peaceful - it is
                         the ultimate escape. Imagine a mix of
                         spectacular scenery and landscapes from
                         mountain ranges and glaciers, picturesque                                                    > WHY
                                                                                                                      COACH
                         fiords to crystal clear lakes and miles of
                         coastline.

                                                                       Unique
                                                                       culture
                                                                                                                      TOURING?
                                                                       and history
                                                                       A young country, but one with a rich
                                                                                                                      Sit back
                                                                       heritage including a vibrant arts scene and
                                                                                                                      & relax
                                                                       fascinating Maori Culture - an integral part
                                                                                                                      Relax in armchair comfort, knowing the
                                                                       of Kiwi life.
                                                                                                                      hassle of overlooking hidden locations or
                                                                                                                      taking a wrong turn is removed.

                         Friendly locals                                                                              Comfortable,
                         Kiwis are friendly and down-to-earth                                                         Modern Coaches
                         people - it will be one of the things you                                                    Featuring panoramic windows, reclining
                         treasure most about your visit.                                                              seats, air conditioning, two door access +
                                                                                                                      more. Take in the breathtaking views from
                         It’s safe
                                                                                                                      every seat on a daily seat rotation.
                         Regularly voted one of the safest countries
                         in the world.
                                                                                                                      Experienced
                                                                                                                      Crew
                         Something                                                                                    The professional and friendly crew will
                         for                                                                                          provide fun and informative commentary,
                         everyone                                                                                     showcasing facts and figures, myths and
                         A small country packed full of jaw                                                           the passion they hold for New Zealand.
                         dropping diversity and unique visitor
                         activities and experiences.                                                                  Iconic inclusions
                                                                                                                      value for money
                                                                                                                      Coach Tours ensure you visit all the must
                                                                                                                      see locations and iconic attractions plus
                                                                                                                      unique hidden gems, neatly packaged up
                         Fantastic
                                                                                                                      at an unbeatable price.
                         food and wine
                         Foodies won’t be disappointed. An
                         abundance of different food and wine will                                                    Make
                         be enjoyed such as a Maori hangi feast                                                       new friends
                         cooked in the earth ovens!                                                                   Share your holiday experiences with like-
                                                                                                                      minded people and make a network of
                                                                                                                      wonderful new friends.

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We treat
your holiday   > WHY GPT?
like it’s      100% New Zealand

our own,
               We specialise in one destination with a
               huge choice of tours to suit all budgets
               and interests.

because        200+ guaranteed departures
               Don’t have your plans turned upside

we’re happy
               down, every tour is guaranteed to travel!

when you’re    No hidden extras
               Pay one price inclusive of airfares & taxes,
                                                              Exclusive
                                                              Benefits

happy!
               a personalised meet and greet on arrival       Enjoy unique Grand Pacific Tours
               into New Zealand with return airport           arrangements such as reserved Top Deck
               transfers, porterage, coach travel, hotel      on the Milford Sound Cruise and one
               accommodation, most meals including            guide per 24 travellers for any guided tour
               specialty dining, all sightseeing and          inclusion.
               attractions!

               Travel                                         Reserved
               in style                                       dining
               All tours include a stylish array of travel    All our groups are provided with priority
               goods plus available for purchase are a        reserved dining at breakfast and dinner
               range of quality merchandise items.            and can enjoy ‘wine time’ offering
               See page 42.                                   discounted pre-dinner drinks at the hotels.

               No Travel Partner? No                          Bonus & SEASONAL offers
               Worries!                                       We offer a number of specials on our
               We have dedicated tours for those who          tours, including huge savings when
               travel solo which includes a GUARANTEED        travelling over New Zealand’s Spring or
               single room.                                   Autumn seasons. Make sure to check
                                                              our website for the latest deals
                                                              gptnz.com/bonus-offers

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SMALL GROUP TOURING

        ULTIMATE

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    Embrace
    GRAND PACIFIC TOURS
                           “The ‘Business Class’ Ultimate Coach is definitely the
                             way to go. Beautifully appointed, comfortable and
                          luxurious. Won’t be able to travel any other way again.”
                                         D. & A. J. - Past Travellers
NEW ZEALAND ESCORTED COACH TOURS 2019/20 - First Class Holidays
5 STAR TREATMENT
                                                                                       VIP extras

                                                                                  Full size coach. ONLY 20 leather
                                                                                          fully reclining seats

                                                                                    A deluxe Travel Set including
                                                                                     travel bag and ticket wallet

 Business class on wheels                                                         Complimentary pre dinner drink
                                                                                     at the welcome dinner

  Maximum 20 travellers
The beauty of travelling aboard the Ultimate Coach is that it is in a
                                                                                      Boxed mints and souvenir
league of its own and not offered by any other operator. Be treated                         water bottle
         as a VIP and enjoy a number of exclusive extras.

Small group travel
4.5 STAR HOTEL accommodation
UNPARALLELED COMFORT
                                                                                   Complimentary daily on board

B
                                                                                         Wi-Fi allowance
      e dazzled by the purpose-built
      Ultimate Coach featuring 20
      luxury leather seats, panoramic
viewing and a level of comfort
unparalleled by any other vehicle.
The design is state-of-the art and
complete with extensive onboard                                                     Access to daily newspaper
features including the latest finishes                                            and a range of glossy magazines
and technology.

                                         The hotels chosen to be part of
                                         the Ultimate Small Group Tours
                                         experience are a collection of stylish
                                         4.5 star rated hotels. You will be       Intimate farewell dinner including
                                         treated to a very high standard, each            selected beverages
                                         of the hotels used offer a premium
                                         level of comfort, extensive guest
                                         facilities and excellent location.
                                         In more remote locations, hotel
                                         standards may not be as high due to
                                         limited choice.                                      BONUS
                                                                                            Group Photo

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The ultimate experience combining rail, coach and Doubtful Sound overnight cruise                                                                                Tour code: UGPRC19

19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience
                                                                   NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                               PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS                                           ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
                                                               • Kauri Museum*                                                • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
                                                               • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*                                     • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
                                                               • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise                            • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury
                                                               • Glenbrook Vintage Railway                                    leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door
                                                               • Rainbow Springs Nature Park*                                 access and panoramic windows
                                                               • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour*                                 • Professional Coach Captain
                                                               • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride                          • 17 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
                                                               • Agrodome                                                     • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
                                                               • Thermal mud pools & geysers*                                 • 6 two night stays • Hotel porterage
                                                               • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert                    • 5 rail journeys
                                                               • Wellington Tramway Museum                                    • 4 cruises
                                                               • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum                                • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
        Doubtful Sound
                         Pukerangi

                                                               • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry                            • Comprehensive documentation pack
                                                               • Coastal Pacific Rail Journey                                 • BONUS Group photo
                                                               • International Antarctic Centre
    GUARANTEED departures                                                                                                     MEALS
                                                               • Christchurch Tram
    2019         2020                                          • TranzAlpine Rail Journey                                     • 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty
    Sep 7, 21    Jan 6, 11, 26                                 • Lakes District Museum                                        breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
    Oct 10, 12   Feb 10, 17                                    • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw                     • 14 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty
    Nov 14, 20   Mar 8, 15, 28                                 • HIGHLIGHT Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise                    dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Walter
    Dec 18       Apr 15                                        • Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey                            Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner,
                 May 3                                         • Larnach Castle*                                              selected beverages, Christchurch
                                                               • Pleasant Point Rail Experience                               • 2 lunches

                                                               • City sights tour of Auckland, Wellington,                    • 2 delicious morning teas including an Ultimate
    SEASONAL OFFER Save £130 per person
    on highlighted departure dates.                            Christchurch & Dunedin                                         High Tea: Larnach Castle
                                                               *Guided tour.                                                  Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
    FESTIVE SEASON departure
    £52 per person surcharge applies.
                                                                   ITINERARY
    ALL INCLUSIVE tour price                                   (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.   before returning to Paihia. Travel south, call into
    Includes Ultimate 20 seat coach travel,
                                                                                                                              the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example
    4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals,                  DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D)
    sightseeing & attractions.                                                                                                of a Kauri Tree before arriving in Auckland.
                                                               On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand
                                                                                                                              Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland
                                                               Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to
    TOUR ONLY from                                             your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a             DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,D)
    Per person, twin share                         £5641       complimentary pre dinner drink.                                This morning travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway
    Single supplement                              £1821       Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland                                    for a nostalgic 15 kilometre trip back in time on a
                                                                                                                              beautifully restored vintage steam train. Visit the
                                                               DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)
                                                                                                                              restoration workshop and on return to Glenbrook
    Stay a little longer                                       Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach and enjoy a
                                                                                                                              Station, morning tea will be served. Travel through
    City               Twin share                  Single      city tour of Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails’,
                                                                                                                              magnificent countryside of green pastures famous
    Auckland           £90                         £179        before travelling to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and
                                                                                                                              for dairying. Continue to the Rainbow Springs
    Christchurch       £118                        £236        informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via
                                                                                                                              Nature Park, home to the world’s largest kiwi
                                                               Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the beautiful Bay
    Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.                                                                  hatchery for a unique behind-the-scenes tour
                                                               of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi
    Subject to availability.                                                                                                  where over 1800 kiwi chicks have been hatched
                                                               Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the
                                                                                                                              to date.
                                                               treaty between the Maori tribes and the British.
                                                                                                                              Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights) or similar
                                                               Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
                                                               (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)                                        DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)
                                                                                                                              Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline
                                                               DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B)
                                                                                                                              Rotorua where a buffet breakfast and spectacular
                                                               Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional
                                                                                                                              views are on offer. There is also time for a
                                                               activities available, including the Cape Reinga
                                                                                                                              thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an
                                                               coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular
                                                                                                                              action packed hour of farming entertainment
                                                               scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may
                                                                                                                              and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen
                                                               like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
                                                                                                                              before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before
                                                               DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)                         travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools
                                                               This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran to               and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for.
                                                               Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep               This evening experience an entertaining Maori
The Haka, a traditional Maori war cry, dance or challenge.     an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins                  Hangi and Concert.

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DAY 7: Rotorua - Wellington (B,D)                        DAY 13: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)
Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to             Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown                                                      >>
the spectacular Huka Falls and lakeside town of          with many options available. This evening board                                                        TOUR
Taupo. Travel via the Tongariro National Park to the     the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise                                                          HIGH
                                                                                                                                                                LIGHT
Wellington Tramway Museum to view a display of           across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit
tramway history and enjoy a nostalgic trip on one        back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner
of the original trams that served Wellington city.       at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a
Hotel InterContinental Wellington                        short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for
(Deluxe Room. 2 nights)                                  a sing along by the piano on your return cruise.

DAY 8: Wellington (B)                                    DAY 14: Queenstown - Doubtful Sound                      Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
A highlight this morning will be time to explore         Overnight Cruise (B,L,D)                                 Escape to the peace & tranquillity of Doubtful
Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with              Today travel via Te Anau to Manapouri. Enjoy a           Sound for an overnight cruise on the Fiordland
exhibits that embrace both Maori and European            picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake.     Navigator. Your overnight experience includes:
views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city          A short ride over the Wilmot Pass brings you to the      • Cruise on a traditionally designed vessel

tour which showcases the history and culture             boarding point to join the Fiordland Navigator for       • Cabins with private ensuite

on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this         an amazing overnight experience. As you cruise           • Superb evening carvery buffet prepared

evening is also at leisure.                              through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound,           freshly by an onboard chef
                                                         naturalist guides will provide commentary and            • Cooked breakfast
DAY 9: Wellington - Kaikoura                             point out the resident wildlife. When evening falls      • Tender craft and kayaking activities
- Christchurch (B,D)                                     enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared freshly by     • Knowledgeable nature guide
This morning board the Interislander Ferry, cross        the onboard chef.                                        • Relaxation time allowing you to view the fiords
the Cook Strait and enjoy the scenery as you travel      Overnight Fiordland Navigator                            spectacular waterfalls, rainforest, mountains
through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join                                                                    and wildlife
the Coastal Pacific, a truly spectacular rail journey    DAY 15: Doubtful Sound - Te Anau (B,D)
that follows a thin wedge of land between the            Start the day with a hearty breakfast before
Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Meet your         heading back to Deep Cove for the trip back to
Ultimate Coach in the fishing village of Kaikoura for    Manapouri. Return to the wharf and meet your
the journey to the garden city of Christchurch.          Ultimate Coach for the journey to Te Anau where
Hotel The George (2 nights)                              you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like
                                                         to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).
DAY 10: Christchurch (B)                                 Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Today visit the International Antarctic Centre
designed to provide an informative account of life       DAY 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D)
in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory       Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Pukerangi to board
city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon includes       The Taieri Gorge Limited for a journey through
a journey on board the Christchurch Tram at your         spectacular scenery only accessible by rail. On
leisure. This evening is also free to enjoy one of the   arrival at Dunedin’s historic Edwardian Railway
many eateries near your hotel.                           Station your coach will transfer you to the hotel.
                                                         Hotel Distinction Dunedin (2 nights)
DAY 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass
- Fox Glacier (B,D)                                      DAY 17: Dunedin (B,D)
This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned             Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach
as one of the great train journeys of the world.         Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories
Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and          on a guided tour with time to wander around this
spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass        Garden of International Significance followed
located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board        by an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand            See spectacular scenery on the Taieri Gorge Limited Rail Journey.
your Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous       Ballroom. Return to the city for an informative
for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz           city tour followed by some free time. You might
Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time          be interested in the chance to see wildlife in their                                                   >>
is available to experience a scenic flight (optional,    natural habitat (optional).                                                                            DEPARTS
weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.                                                                                                              18 DEC
                                                         DAY 18: Dunedin - Christchurch                                                                         2019
Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier
                                                         (B,L,SD)
DAY 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown (B)                     This morning travel to the city of Oamaru, famous
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern                for its limestone. Continue north to Pleasant Point
Alps as you travel south along the West Coast.           Museum & Railway for a short rail experience             FESTIVE SEASON departure
Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning         followed by lunch and time to explore the                Witness the spectacular scenery of NZ during
beauty before arriving into Arrowtown to visit the       preserved heritage of the South Canterbury railway.      the Festive Season. On Christmas Day in
Lakes District Museum. Continue to picturesque           This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with selected       Wellington enjoy a sumptuous dinner with all
Queenstown, a year round resort situated on the          beverages and your new friends.                          the trimmings. Celebrate an unforgettable New
shores of magical Lake Wakatipu. This evening is         Hotel The George                                         Year’s Eve on your overnight cruise through
free and you may choose to dine out at one of the                                                                 the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound. See in
many fine restaurants.                                   DAY 19: Depart Christchurch (B)                          the New Year with new friends creating lifelong
Hotel Heritage Queenstown (2 nights) or similar          Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to          memories. NOTE: The Wellington Tramway
                                                         the airport for your flight home after a memorable       Museum is not available on this departure.
                                                         New Zealand holiday.

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Discover the best of New Zealand’s iconic regions and attractions in a small group                                                                                    Tour code: UGPDY19

19 Day Ultimate Discovery
                                                                        NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                                    PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS                                           ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
                                                                    • Kauri Museum*                                                • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
                                                                    • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*                                     • Return airport transfers in New Zealand

                                                                    • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise                            • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury

                                                                    • Sky Tower                                                    leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door
                                                                    • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch                              access and panoramic windows
                                                                                                                                   • Professional Coach Captain
                                                                    • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride
                                                                                                                                   • 18 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
                                                                    • Agrodome
                                                                                                                                   • 4 two night stays
                                                                    • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
                                                                                                                                   • Hotel porterage
                                                                    • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
                                                                                                                                   • 4 cruises
                                                                    • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier
                                                                                                                                   • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
                                                                    • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum
                                                                                                                                   • Comprehensive documentation pack
                                                                    • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry
                                                                                                                                   • BONUS Group photo
                                                                    • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
                                                                    • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw                     MEALS
  GUARANTEED departures                                             • Lakes District Museum                                        • 18 cooked breakfasts including a specialty
  2019         2020                                                 • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch                          breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  Sep 11, 26   Jan 28                                               • Larnach Castle*                                              • 15 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty
  Nov 1, 16    Feb 8                                                • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier, Wellington,            dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Walter
               Mar 1                                                Christchurch & Dunedin                                         Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner,
               Apr 22                                               *Guided tour.                                                  selected beverages, Christchurch
                                                                                                                                   • Marlborough Wines with dinner in Blenheim
                                                                                                                                   • 2 lunches including a Shire’s buffet lunch:
  SEASONAL OFFER Save £130 per person
  on highlighted departure dates.                                                                                                  Hobbiton
                                                                                                                                   • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

                                                                                                                                   Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
  ALL INCLUSIVE tour price
  Includes Ultimate 20 seat coach travel,
  4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals,                             ITINERARY
  sightseeing & attractions.
                                                                    >> ITINERARY                                                   DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)
  TOUR ONLY from                                                    (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.   This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran
  Per person, twin share                           £5179                                                                           to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
                                                                    DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D)                                     Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common
  Single supplement                                £1590
                                                                    On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand            dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via
                                                                    Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to          Whangarei to Auckland.
  Stay a little longer                                              your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a             Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland
  City               Twin share                    Single           complimentary pre dinner drink.
  Auckland           £90                           £179             Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland                                    DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)
  Christchurch       £118                          £236                                                                            This morning enjoy a city sights tour including
                                                                    DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)                         a visit to Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most
  Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.          Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, depart                     spectacular attractions. Continue through the
  Subject to availability.                                          Auckland and travel to the Parry Kauri Park to                 picturesque countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet
                                                                    see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Enjoy               lunch. This is followed by a guided tour of the
                                                                    a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum               Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The
                                                                    in Matakohe, then travel via Whangarei to Paihia,              Hobbit trilogies. Your guide will recount details
                                                                    situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands.         of how this beautiful piece of farmland was
                                                                    Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds,            transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth.
                                                                    the location of the signing of the treaty between              Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)
                                                                    the Maori tribes and the British.
                                                                    Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands                              DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)
                                                                    (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)                                        Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline
                                                                                                                                   Rotorua for breakfast and spectacular views and
                                                                    DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B)                           time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome
                                                                    Today is a free day. Choose from the many optional             for an action packed hour of farming entertainment
                                                                    activities available, including the Cape Reinga                and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen
                                                                    coach trip via Ninety Mile Beach or a spectacular              before. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before
                                                                    scenic flight. This evening is also free and you may           travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools
                                                                    like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional).             and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for.
                                                                                                                                   This evening experience an entertaining Maori
The magnificent Fox Glacier at just over 13 kilometres in length.                                                                  Hangi and Concert.

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DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D)
Depart Rotorua and travel along the Thermal                                                                                                                          >>
                                                                                                                                                                     TOUR
Explorer Highway to Huka Falls and Lake Taupo.                                                                                                                       HIGH
Continue to Napier known as ‘The Art Deco                                                                                                                            LIGHT
Capital’, where a city tour will showcase the most
comprehensive collection of art deco buildings
in the world. Board the Hawke’s Bay Express
and hear informative commentary on the city’s
fascinating history. Enjoy some free time this
afternoon to explore the city or you might choose
to do a guided walk (optional).
Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania
                                                        CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National
DAY 8: Napier - Wellington (B,D)                        Museum; discover all the magic of the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour; join
Travel south this morning into Wellington for a city    the Hawke’s Bay Express for a stylishly memorable experience of
                                                        New Zealand’s Art Deco capital.
tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight the
history and culture on show here.
Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)

DAY 9: Wellington - Picton
- Blenheim (B,D)
A highlight this morning will be time to explore
Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with
exhibits that embrace both Maori and European
views. This afternoon board the Interislander Ferry
and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the
Marlborough Sounds to Picton where you board
your Ultimate Coach for the short journey to
Blenheim. This evening at dinner sample some of
the local wines from the Marlborough region.
Hotel Marlborough Vintners Hotel

DAY 10: Blenheim - Kaikoura
- Christchurch (B)                                      DAY 13: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)                                  DAY 16: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D)
Tour through Marlborough Country, famous for its        Today is a free day and there are plenty of                           Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as
food and wine, then travel to the seaside village       sightseeing options available. You may wish to                        the “Edinburgh of the South”. Enjoy an informative
of Kaikoura. Continue onto the garden city of           enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of               city tour followed by some free time at leisure.
Christchurch.                                           the scenic Skippers Canyon or get up close to a                       Hotel Distinction Dunedin
Hotel The George                                        Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship
                                                        TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu                          DAY 17: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D)
DAY 11: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass                    to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy                     Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach
- Fox Glacier (B,D)                                     a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will                         Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories
This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned            prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead.                   on a guided tour with time to wander around this
as one of the great train journeys of the world.        After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard                     Garden of International Significance followed by an
Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and         the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as                     Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom.
spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass       you cruise back to Queenstown.                                        Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous
located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board                                                                             for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see
your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika, famous      DAY 14: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)                                    Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.
for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz          Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling                Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)
Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time         to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you
is available to experience a scenic flight (optional,   visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te                       DAY 18: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD)
weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.      Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you may like                    This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s
Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier                           to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).                      highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy
                                                        Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)                   a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over
DAY 12: Fox Glacier - Queenstown (B)                                                                                          the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and
See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps          DAY 15: Te Anau - Milford Sound                                       view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church
as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue      - Te Anau (B,L,D)                                                     of the Good Shepherd and see the Sheep Dog
via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty          Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford                     Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This
before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a          Sound where you board your launch for a                               evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected
year round resort situated on the shores of magical     nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the                      beverages with your new found friends.
Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you             spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre                            Hotel The George
may choose to dine out at one of the many fine          Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This
restaurants.                                            afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time                      DAY 19: Depart Christchurch (B)
Hotel Heritage Queenstown (2 nights)                    is available. You might like to cap off your Fiordland                Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to
                                                        experience by watching the breathtaking film,                         the airport for your flight home after a memorable
                                                        Ata Whenua - Shadowland, which screens at the                         New Zealand holiday.
                                                        Fiordland Cinema (optional).

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Explore the majestic South Island and diverse North Island in ultimate style                                                                                           Tour code: UGPEX16

16 Day Ultimate Explorer
                                                                         NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                                     PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS                                           ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
                                                                     • Larnach Castle*                                              • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
                                                                     • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch                          • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
                                                                     • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw                     • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury
                                                                     • Lakes District Museum                                        leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door
                                                                     • TranzAlpine Rail Journey                                     access and panoramic windows
                                                                     • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry                            • Professional Coach Captain
                                                                     • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum                                • 15 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
                                                                     • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride                          • 4 two night stays
                                                                     • Agrodome                                                     • Hotel porterage
                                                                     • Rainbow Springs Nature Park*                                 • 4 cruises
                                                                     • National Kiwi Hatchery Tour*                                 • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions
                                                                     • Thermal mud pools & geysers*                                 • Comprehensive documentation pack
                                                                     • Te Puia Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert                    • BONUS Group photo
                                                                     • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*
  GUARANTEED departures                                              • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise                            MEALS
  2019         2020                                                  • Kauri Museum*                                                • 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty
  Sep 27       Jan 11, 26                                            • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin,                   breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
  Oct 13, 28   Feb 13                                                                                                               • 12 sumptuous dinners including 3 specialty
                                                                     Wellington & Auckland
  Nov 12       Mar 1, 10, 29                                         *Guided tour.                                                  dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown;
  Dec 5        May 6                                                                                                                Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell Dinner,
                                                                                                                                    selected beverages, Auckland
  SEASONAL OFFER Save £130 per person                                                                                               • 1 picnic lunch: Milford Sound Cruise

  on highlighted departure dates.                                                                                                   • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

                                                                                                                                    Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

  ALL INCLUSIVE tour price
  Includes Ultimate 20 seat coach travel,
  4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals,
  sightseeing & attractions.
                                                                         ITINERARY
                                                                     (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.   DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D)
  TOUR ONLY from                                                                                                                    Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle
                                                                     DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
  Per person, twin share                         £4523                                                                              where you will hear of the tragic and scandalous
                                                                     On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a
  Single supplement                              £1390                                                                              history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander
                                                                     Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer
                                                                                                                                    around this Garden of International Significance
                                                                     you to your hotel. Meet your travelling companions
                                                                                                                                    followed by an Ultimate High Tea in the Grand
  Stay a little longer                                               over a complimentary pre dinner drink.
                                                                                                                                    Ballroom. Farewell Dunedin and travel through
  City               Twin share                  Single              Hotel The George
                                                                                                                                    Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to the
  Christchurch       £118                        £236
                                                                     DAY 2: Christchurch - Mt Cook (B,D)                            Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you
  Auckland           £90                         £179
                                                                     After an introductory city sights tour depart                  may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
  Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.           Christchurch and travel through the southern                   (optional).
  Subject to availability.                                           Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant            Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas
                                                                     turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good
                                                                                                                                    DAY 5: Te Anau - Milford Sound
                                                                     Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel
                                                                                                                                    - Queenstown (B,L)
                                                                     at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt
                                                                                                                                    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford
                                                                     Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity
                                                                                                                                    Sound where you board your launch for a
                                                                     is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional,
                                                                                                                                    nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the
                                                                     weather permitting) over the Southern Alps.
                                                                                                                                    spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre
                                                                     Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)
                                                                                                                                    Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon
                                                                     DAY 3: Mt Cook - Dunedin (B,D)                                 travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake
                                                                     Depart Mt Cook and see Lake Benmore, before                    Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year
                                                                     following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for              round resort which offers a wide range of activities
                                                                     its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy             and attractions. This evening is free and you may
                                                                     an informative city tour followed by some free time            choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.
                                                                     to explore at leisure. You might be interested in              Hotel Millennium Hotel Queenstown (2 nights)
                                                                     a tour of the Speight’s Brewery (optional) or the
                                                                     chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat
                                                                     (optional).
                                                                     Hotel Distinction Dunedin
View Aoraki / Mt Cook, NZ’s highest peak from the Hermitage Hotel.

12         GRAND PACIFIC TOURS
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                                                                                  TOUR
                                                                                  HIGH
                                                                                  LIGHT

                                                                                                                                             MUST DO OPTION

                                                                                                                                                                Unforgettable
                                                                                                                                                                Skippers Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                Take an excursion into
                                                                                                                                                                Queenstown’s backcountry to
                                                                                                                                                                the historic Skippers Canyon.
                                                                                                                                                                Your guide will recount the
                                                                                                                                                                history of the goldmining
                                                                                                                                                                era as well as show you
                                                                                                                                                                dramatic landscapes only
                                                                                                                                                                accessible by 4WD.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak; Agrodome, an educational hands on experience;
the patchwork plains of the Canterbury region; Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)                                    DAY 9: Christchurch - Picton                                       date. Enjoy free time before travelling to Te Puia to
Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown                      - Wellington (B,D)                                                 see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers.
at leisure. There are many sightseeing options                         Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village                 This evening experience an entertaining Maori
available including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a                   of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you                  Hangi and Concert.
heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close                       travel through Marlborough Country, famous for
to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage                         its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you                   DAY 13: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of
steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake                          will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey                Islands (B,D)
Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax                       through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook                     Depart Rotorua and travel north to the Parry Kauri
and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the                          Strait to Wellington.                                              Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree.
chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s                     Hotel InterContinental Wellington                                  Continue to the Bay of Islands and this afternoon
Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour                        (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)                                            enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds,
then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by                                                                                         the location of the signing of the treaty between
the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.                            DAY 10: Wellington (B)                                             the Maori tribes and the British.
                                                                       A highlight this morning will be time to explore                   Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
DAY 7: Queenstown - Fox Glacier (B,D)                                  Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with                        (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)
Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village                         exhibits that embrace both Maori and European
and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue                          views. Reboard your coach for a city tour. Enjoy                   DAY 14: Bay of Islands (B)
via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area                          free time this afternoon and this evening is also                  This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of
of stunning beauty. See the snow capped peaks                          free to choose your own dining arrangements.                       Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett
of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the                                                                                           and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye
township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather                    DAY 11: Wellington - Taupo                                         out for bottlenose and common dolphins before
permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional)                   - Rotorua (B,D)                                                    returning to Paihia for a free afternoon where
over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at                       Depart Wellington and view the snow capped                         a range of optional activities are available. This
your hotel.                                                            peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you                        evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a
Hotel Distinction Fox Glacier                                          travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka                   relaxing dinner cruise (optional).
                                                                       Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer
DAY 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass                                     Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.                   DAY 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,SD)
- Christchurch (B,D)                                                   Hotel Regent of Rotorua or similar (2 nights)                      Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel
Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone                                                                                               via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy
Factory. Continue to Arthur’s Pass and board the                       DAY 12: Rotorua (B,SD)                                             a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum
TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train                        Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline                    before continuing to Auckland for a city sights
journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as                      Rotorua for breakfast, with spectacular views                      tour. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including
you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over                         and time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the               selected beverages with your new found friends.
massive viaducts and through the patchwork                             Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming                      Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland
farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant                      entertainment and education that’s unlike anything
city of Christchurch. On arrival your Ultimate Coach                   you’ve seen before. Continue to the Rainbow                        DAY 16: Depart Auckland (B)
will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.                         Springs Nature Park, home to the world’s largest                   Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to
Hotel The George                                                       kiwi hatchery for a unique behind-the-scenes tour                  the airport for your flight home after a memorable
                                                                       where over 1800 kiwi chicks have been hatched to                   New Zealand holiday.

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Enjoy an Ultimate escape to New Zealand’s dramatic South Island                                                                                                        Tour code: UGPSI10

10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape
                                                                         NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                                     PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS
                                                                     • TranzAlpine Rail Journey
                                                                     • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw
                                                                     • Lakes District Museum
                                                                     • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch
                                                                     • Larnach Castle*
                                                                     • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin

                                                                     *Guided tour.

                                                                     ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING
                                                                     • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival
                                                                     • Return airport transfers in New Zealand
                                                                     • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury

                                                                     leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door
                                                                     access and panoramic windows
  GUARANTEED departures                                              • Professional Coach Captain
                                                                     • 9 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation                        MEALS
  2019         2020
                                                                     • 2 two night stays
                                                                                                                                    • 9 cooked breakfasts
  Sep 1, 10    Jan 17
                                                                                                                                    • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty
  Oct 2, 16    Mar 1, 19                                             • Hotel porterage
                                                                     • 2 cruises                                                    dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown;
  Nov 1        May 6
                                                                     • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions                     Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
  Dec 9
                                                                                                                                    • 1 picnic lunch
                                                                     • Comprehensive documentation pack
                                                                                                                                    • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle
  SEASONAL OFFER Save £90 per person                                 • BONUS Group photo
                                                                                                                                    Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
  on highlighted departure dates.

  ALL INCLUSIVE tour price                                               ITINERARY
  Includes Ultimate 20 seat coach travel,                            (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.
  4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals,                                                                                         DAY 4: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)
  sightseeing & attractions.                                         DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
                                                                                                                                    Today is a free day with plenty of sightseeing
                                                                     On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by
                                                                                                                                    options to choose from. You may wish to enjoy
                                                                     a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will
  TOUR ONLY from                                                                                                                    the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the
                                                                     transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy luxe benefits and
  Per person, twin share                            £3041                                                                           scenic Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi
                                                                     a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your
  Single supplement                                 £1010                                                                           bird. This evening board the vintage steamship
                                                                     travelling companions.
                                                                                                                                    TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu
                                                                     Hotel Sudima Christchurch City
  Stay a little longer                                                                                                              to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy
  City               Twin share                     Single           DAY 2: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass                            a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will
  Christchurch       £138                           £277             - Franz Josef (B,D)                                            prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead.
                                                                     This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned                   After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard
  Extra night rates are per person and includes full breakfast and   as one of the great train journeys of the world.               the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as
  other luxe benefits. Subject to availability.                                                                                     your cruise back to Queenstown.
                                                                     Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and
                                                                     spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s
                                                                                                                                    DAY 5: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)
                                                                     Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps.
                                                                                                                                    Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before travelling
                                                                     Board your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika,
                                                                                                                                    to Arrowtown, an old gold mining village where you
                                                                     famous for its Greenstone before continuing to the
                                                                                                                                    visit the Lakes District Museum. This innovative
                                                                     township of Franz Josef where time is available
                                                                                                                                    museum is heavily involved in the protection of the
                                                                     to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather
                                                                                                                                    historic buildings scattered around town. Continue
                                                                     permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.
                                                                                                                                    to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Today you
                                                                     Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat
                                                                                                                                    may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
                                                                     DAY 3: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)                            (optional).
                                                                     See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps                 Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)
                                                                     as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue
                                                                                                                                    DAY 6: Te Anau - Milford Sound
                                                                     via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty
                                                                                                                                    - Te Anau (B,L,D)
                                                                     before arriving into picturesque Queenstown, a
                                                                                                                                    Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford
                                                                     year round resort situated on the shores of magical
                                                                                                                                    Sound where you board your launch for a
                                                                     Lake Wakatipu. This evening is free and you
                                                                                                                                    nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the
                                                                     may choose to dine out at one of the many fine
                                                                                                                                    spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre
                                                                     restaurants.
                                                                                                                                    Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. This
                                                                     Hotel Heritage Queenstown (2 nights)
The TranzAlpine, one of the great train journey’s of the world.                                                                     afternoon return to Te Anau where some free time

14          GRAND PACIFIC TOURS
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 ICONIC
 ATTRACTION

is available. You may like to visit the Fiordland        MUST DO OPTIONZ                                     DAY 9: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD)
Cinema, specially constructed to screen the locally                                                          This morning marvel at Mt Cook, New Zealand’s
filmed movie Ata Whenua - Shadowland which will                                                              highest peak. The opportunity is available to enjoy
take you on an unforgettable journey (optional).                                                             a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over
                                                                                                             the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo and
DAY 7: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D)                                                                               view the brilliant turquoise water, visit the Church
Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin known as                                                            of the Good Shepherd and see the Sheep Dog
the ‘Edinburgh of the South’. Enjoy an informative                                                           Statue before arriving into Christchurch for an
city tour followed by some free time to explore                                                              introductory city sights tour. This evening enjoy a
at leisure. Options available include a tour of the        DART RIVER             Awesome Tours
                                                       WILDERNESS JET               Wildlife Tour            farewell dinner including selected beverages with
Speight’s Brewery, which produces New Zealand’s                                                              your new found friends.
most popular beer, see Albatross in their natural            Experience a          From Dunedin travel
                                                      spectacular journey into    to the beautiful Otago     Hotel Sudima Christchurch City
habitat or take a tour of Olveston Historic Home,
containing many treasures of a bygone era.                 the heart of the         Peninsula where a        DAY 10: Depart Christchurch (B)
Hotel Distinction Dunedin                               Mt Aspiring National       variety of wildlife can   Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to
                                                            Park. Combine           be viewed in their       the airport for your flight home after a memorable
DAY 8: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D)                         wilderness jet boating,     natural habitat. Look     New Zealand holiday.
Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach              a guided walk and         out for NZ Fur Seals,
Castle, hear the tragic and scandalous stories on       backcountry tour by        Sea Lions, Little Blue
a guided tour. There is time to wander around this       4WD bus and take            and Yellow-Eyed
Garden of International Significance followed by an     in the breathtaking      Penguins and if you are
Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom.                scenery.          lucky a Royal Albatross.
Farewell Dunedin and travel to Oamaru famous                                                                 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Milford Sound Cruise continues to
for its limestone. Follow the Waitaki River and see                                                          be the highest rated South Island attraction by our travellers; relax in
                                                                                                             the luxury, leather reclining seat as you take in the stunning scenery;
Lake Benmore as you travel to Mt Cook.                                                                       Queenstown, situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu; Christchurch
Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)                                                                      the gateway to the South Island.

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An unforgettable ultimate experience of New Zealand’s cultural North Island                                                                                     Tour code: UGPNI9

9 Day Ultimate North Island Escape
                                                                 NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                             PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS                                           • Professional Coach Captain
                                                             • Kauri Museum*                                                • 8 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
                                                             • Waitangi Treaty Grounds*                                     • 2 two night stays

                                                             • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise                            • Hotel porterage

                                                             • Sky Tower                                                    • 1 cruise

                                                             • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour & Lunch                              • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions

                                                             • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride                          • Comprehensive documentation pack

                                                             • Agrodome                                                     • BONUS Group photo

                                                             • Thermal mud pools & geysers*
                                                                                                                            MEALS
                                                             • Te Puia traditional Maori Hangi & Concert
                                                                                                                            • 8 cooked breakfasts including a specialty
                                                             • Hawke’s Bay Express Napier
                                                                                                                            breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua
                                                             • City sights tour of Auckland, Napier & Wellington
                                                                                                                            • 7 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty
                                                             *Guided tour.
                                                                                                                            dinners: Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; Farewell
                                                             ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING                                   Dinner, selected beverages, Wellington
                                                             • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival                         • 1 Shire’s buffet lunch: Hobbiton
  GUARANTEED departures
                                                             • Return airport transfers in New Zealand                      Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
  2019         2020
                                                             • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury
  Sep 1        Jan 2, 30
                                                             leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door
  Dec 9        Apr 18
                                                             access and panoramic windows
               May 16

  SEASONAL OFFER Save £90 per person                             ITINERARY
  on highlighted departure dates.                            (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.   the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
                                                                                                                            Hotel Regent of Rotorua (2 nights)
                                                             DAY 1: Arrive Auckland (D)
  ALL INCLUSIVE tour price                                   On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand
  Includes Ultimate 20 seat coach travel,                                                                                   DAY 6: Rotorua (B,SD)
                                                             Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to          Today begins with a gondola ride at the Skyline
  4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals,
                                                             your hotel. Meet your travelling companions over a             Rotorua for breakfast, spectacular views and
  sightseeing & attractions.
                                                             complimentary pre dinner drink.                                time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is the
                                                             Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland                                    Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming
  TOUR ONLY from
                                                                                                                            entertainment. Enjoy some free time this afternoon
  Per person, twin share                         £2651       DAY 2: Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D)
                                                                                                                            before travelling to Te Puia to see the boiling
  Single supplement                              £810        Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach, travel to the
                                                                                                                            mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua
                                                             Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of
                                                                                                                            is famous for. Experience an entertaining Maori
                                                             a Kauri Tree. Enjoy a visit at the Kauri Museum in
  Stay a little longer                                                                                                      cultural performance followed by a Hangi feast
                                                             Matakohe, then travel to Paihia, situated in the
  City               Twin share                  Single                                                                     prepared in the traditional way, over hot coals and
                                                             heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided
  Auckland           £90                         £179                                                                       buried in the ground.
                                                             tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of
  Wellington         £90                         £179
                                                             the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes             DAY 7: Rotorua - Napier (B,D)
  Extra night rates are per person and based on room only.   and the British.                                               Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to Huka
  Subject to availability.                                   Hotel Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands                              Falls and Lake Taupo. Continue to Napier known
                                                             (Deluxe Room. 2 nights)                                        as ‘The Art Deco Capital’. Board the Hawke’s Bay
                                                                                                                            Express, where you will journey in style and hear
                                                             DAY 3: Bay of Islands (Free Day) (B)
                                                                                                                            informative commentary on the city’s fascinating
                                                             Today is a free day to choose from the many
                                                                                                                            history. Enjoy free time this afternoon.
                                                             optional activities available including an evening
                                                                                                                            Hotel Scenic Hotel Te Pania
                                                             dinner cruise (optional).
                                                                                                                            DAY 8: Napier - Wellington (B,SD)
                                                             DAY 4: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D)
                                                                                                                            Travel south this morning into Wellington for a
                                                             This morning travel aboard a luxury catamaran
                                                                                                                            city tour of the nation’s capital which will highlight
                                                             to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock.
                                                                                                                            the history and culture on show here. This
                                                             Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common
                                                                                                                            evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected
                                                             dolphins before returning to Paihia. Travel south via
                                                                                                                            beverages with your new found friends.
                                                             Whangarei to Auckland.
                                                                                                                            Hotel InterContinental Wellington (Deluxe Room)
                                                             Hotel Crowne Plaza Auckland
                                                                                                                            DAY 9: Depart Wellington (B)
                                                             DAY 5: Auckland - Rotorua (B,L,D)
                                                                                                                            Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to
                                                             Enjoy a city sights tour including a visit to
                                                                                                                            the airport for your flight home after a memorable
                                                             Sky Tower. Continue through the picturesque
                                                                                                                            New Zealand holiday.
                                                             countryside to Hobbiton for a buffet lunch followed
                                                             by a guided tour of the Movie Set from The Lord of
In Rotorua you will see awesome geysers at Te Puia.

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Visit the South Island in ultimate style with line-minded travellers                                                                                                   Tour code: UGPSO11

11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour
                                                                         NO HIDDEN EXTRAS
                                                                     PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS                                           • 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation
                                                                     • International Antarctic Centre                               • 3 two night stays
                                                                     • TranzAlpine Rail Journey                                     • Hotel porterage

                                                                     • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw                     • 2 cruises

                                                                     • Lakes District Museum                                        • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions

                                                                     • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch                          • Comprehensive documentation pack

                                                                     • Larnach Castle*                                              • BONUS Group photo

                                                                     • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin
                                                                                                                                    MEALS
                                                                     *Guided tour.
                                                                                                                                    • 10 cooked breakfasts
                                                                     ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING                                   • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty

                                                                     • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival                         dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown;
                                                                     • Return airport transfers in New Zealand                      Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch
                                                                     • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury               • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle

                                                                     leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door         Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.
                                                                     access and panoramic windows
  GUARANTEED departure                                               • Professional Coach Captain
  2020
  Jan 7
                                                                         ITINERARY
  ALL INCLUSIVE tour price
                                                                     (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.   DAY 6: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D)
  GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM                                                                                                            Travel to Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District
                                                                     DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D)
  Tour includes airfares, taxes, Ultimate 20 seat                                                                                   Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to
                                                                     On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by
  coach travel, 4.5 star hotel accommodation,                                                                                       Fiordland.
                                                                     a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will
  most meals, sightseeing & attractions.                                                                                            Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights)
                                                                     transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy luxe benefits and
                                                                     a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your              DAY 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau
  TOUR ONLY from                                                     travelling companions.                                         (B,L,D)
  GUARANTEED Single Room                           £4579             Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights)                      Enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a
                                                                                                                                    nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the
                                                                     DAY 2: Christchurch (B)
  Stay a little longer                                                                                                              spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak
                                                                     Visit the International Antarctic Centre for an
  City               Single                                                                                                         as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. Return to Te
                                                                     interactive experience of Antarctica, followed by a
  Christchurch       £277                                                                                                           Anau for free time.
                                                                     city tour of Christchurch and free time at leisure.
  Extra night rates are per person and includes full breakfast and                                                                  DAY 8: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D)
                                                                     DAY 3: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass
  other luxe benefits. Subject to availability.                                                                                     Travel to Dunedin for a city tour followed by some
                                                                     - Franz Josef (B,D)
                                                                                                                                    free time to explore at leisure.
                          Calling SOLO Travellers                    Board the TranzAlpine, travel through spectacular
     >>                                                                                                                             Hotel Distinction Dunedin
     MORE                 Visit both Islands on a 48                 gorges to Arthur’s Pass. Board your Ultimate coach
     SOLO                 seat coach on the 16 Day                   and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to Franz             DAY 9: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D)
     OPTIONZ              SOLO Tour. Refer to page                   Josef where time is available to experience a                  Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle
                          40 for more details.                       scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the          for a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High
                                                                     spectacular glaciers.                                          Tea. Travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone,
                          Social Network                             Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat                                 follow the Waitaki River to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s
                          Connect via Facebook                                                                                      highest Peak.
                          with your fellow travellers.               DAY 4: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B)
                                                                                                                                    Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing)
                          Receive your invitation at                 See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps
                          time of booking.                           as you travel south along the West Coast and the               DAY 10: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD)
                                                                     Haast Pass. Arrive into picturesque Queenstown                 Today the opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic
                                                                     where this evening is free to dine at leisure.                 flight (optional, weather permitting) over the
                                                                     Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights)                         Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo to view
                                                                                                                                    the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the
                                                                     DAY 5: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD)
                                                                                                                                    Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before
                                                                     Today is a free day for optional sightseeing. This
                                                                                                                                    arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a
                                                                     evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw
                                                                                                                                    farewell dinner including selected beverages with
                                                                     and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak
                                                                                                                                    your new found friends.
                                                                     Station. Enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner at the
                                                                                                                                    Hotel Sudima Christchurch City
                                                                     Colonel’s Homestead followed by a short farm tour
                                                                     and a sing along by the piano as your cruise back              DAY 11: Depart Christchurch (B)
                                                                     to Queenstown.                                                 Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to
                                                                                                                                    the airport for your flight home after a memorable
Travel with like-minded individuals and make new friends.                                                                           New Zealand holiday.

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