Unwrap New Zealand these holidays
During this time, red is still an important Christmas colour in New Zealand. New Zealand’s Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa, is a gnarly spreading tree that has vibrant red flowers throughout summer and is believed to be a barometer for the type of weather you can expect during the festive season. When locals comment that “The Pohutukawas are out early,” you can anticipate a long, hot summer.
New Zealand is a truly unique place and one way to experience it all is on a coach holiday with Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand coach holiday specialists.
“New Zealand is ‘a world in miniature’, packed full of the best experiences people travel to many countries in search of” says Peter Harding, Managing Director of Grand Pacific Tours. “Relax in armchair comfort as you travel through each region, feeling secure in the hands of a professional Coach Captain whose reliable knowledge, stories, and legends lead to many laughs along the way”.
As part of their Special Interest Tours, Grand Pacific Tours offer a range of festive season itineraries to suit various budgets and time frames. These specially crafted tours give travellers the opportunity to enjoy the festive season Kiwi-style.
Special Interest Tours are innovative holidays that cater to a traveller’s specific interests. Grand Pacific Tours’ 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour, departing 21 December 2019, allows travellers the opportunity to explore the festive season in New Zealand in comfort – it’s designed for the discerning traveller who appreciates the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Highlights of this tour include a gourmet dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak Station, 2 cruises and a farewell dinner with travelling companions.
Alternatively, travellers can upgrade to an 11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape that departs on 30 December 2019, where you will travel “business class on wheels”. Travel is limited to maximum of 20 travellers on a purpose-built, full size deluxe Ultimate Coach with luxury leather recliner seats. Travellers will welcome the new year in Wellington, “the coolest little capital in the world” before embarking on a South Island tour.
For the more budget conscious traveller, departing 20 December 2019, the 11 Day Festive South Island Tour encompasses all the beautiful and natural landscapes and attractions of the South Island. On Christmas Day, travellers board the Milford Mariner for an unforgettable Christmas dinner and overnight cruise through Milford Sound, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife followed by star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin.
If you felt like a slightly longer holiday break, the 17 Day Festive Season Tour that departs on 19 December 2019, covers both the North and South Islands of New Zealand and includes 4 cruises, 2 speciality dinners and all the city sightseeing your eyes can handle. Enjoy the spectacular scenery onboard the world-renowned TranzAlpine rail and enjoy a gourmet Christmas lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak Station.
All Grand Pacific Tours holidays include airfares, taxes, coach travel, hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions, meaning travellers do not have to worry about any hidden extras.
It is the opportunity to share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with like-minded people who start out as a group of strangers and end up as friends after just a few days. There is no better way to explore New Zealand and create new memories.
For more information, or a brochure, contact Grand Pacific Tours on 1800 622 768 or visit www.gptnz.com