With the launch of their 2022/23 New Zealand touring season, Grand Pacific Tours have introduced a new way to travel. Their affordable Classic Escorted Group Tours will be retired at the end of the season (May 2023) and Grand Pacific will continue to offer their Ultimate Small Group Touring collection as well as welcoming their Signature Range of mid-sized group tours as an alternative option for guests. So, what is the difference between Grand Pacific’s two ways to travel NZ?
Ultimate Small Group Tours welcome a maximum of just 20 travellers for an intimate journey. The luxury coaches used for these itineraries offer ‘business class’ seating, with a configuration of just one seat on each side of the aisle - so you are guaranteed a window seat every time.
Guests will also appreciate the onboard luxuries including leather reclining seats, adjustable headrests and calf support, wooden tray tables, individual USB ports, and a seat-side personal storage area. For those seeking a little luxury, this truly is the ultimate way to travel New Zealand with Grand Pacific.
Coupled with smaller group sizes and business class seats, Ultimate Small Group tours also include handpicked and well located 4.5 star hotel accommodation for a premium level of comfort throughout.
Popular Ultimate journeys include Ultimate South Island, Ultimate Northern Island, and the comprehensive Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach that showcases the attractions of both islands.
Grand Pacific have introduced their mid-sized group touring collection to give guests more choice in how they travel. Essentially the ‘premium economy’ to their business class Ultimate collection, this Signature range will be operated on a 32-seater full sized coach with a two-to-one configuration.
Guests will enjoy adjustable head and armrests, and an individual tray table, cup holder and USB charging port. Along with their premium economy comfort on the road, these journeys incorporate 4 star accommodation including stays at several new upgraded hotels.
These trips are a great middle ground for guests who haven’t found the perfect fit for them in Grand Pacific’s Ultimate or Classic touring collections. This new option provides an alternative in budget and travel style, and the camaraderie of a mid-sized group.
So, which tours can guests enjoy on Grand Pacific's new mid sized coach? There are five journeys to choose from:
Grand Pacific's 2023/24 New Zealand season is now available to book, and whether you opt for a small group, or mid-sized journey, you know you are in good hands with the New Zealand experts.