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Grand Pacific Reviews: (88)
Tours on Sale: 24
Accommodation: 3.5-4.5 Star
Average Age: 55+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 48 & 20
Budget: Premium & Low Cost
Destinations: New Zealand

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88 Grand Pacific Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.6 out of 5 based on 88 user reviews.

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Global Journeys
NSW, Australia
Nov 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Fabulous coach tour”
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This was an excellent tour. Grand pacific were outstanding in their professional and courteous operation throughout the 19 day holiday. The drivers were great , helpful, very knowledge about the country they were driving through. the tour guide was exceptional in the way he kept the whole trip running smoothly. Very friendly. The other people on the tour were a good group to travel with. No one was late and everyone got along really well and we mixed well with each other.

Really appreciated the guidance given when determining extra tours on the days that we were free to do what we wanted. Accommodation was very good and the food was a feast. We would highly recommend Grand Pacific Tours and Global Journeys as the agent. They organised it all and we didn't have to worry about a thing.
WA, Australia
Oct 2017
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Super holiday of NZ”
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Best holiday ever. It was fantastic having everything organised and the Tour Guide, both drivers and coach were superb. Can't fault anything. Hotels were of a high standard and the food was excellent. Really loved our first experience with an organised tour. Would do it again and will highly recommend Grand Pacific Tours.
VIC, Australia
Sep 2017
3 Helpful Votes
“South Island - a stunning place to visit”
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A really enjoyable holiday. Very well organised and a great tour guide who had a great wealth of knowledge and made the whole tour really entertaining. Food was amazing (now the hard part starts to work it all off!!) and the accommodation was more than adequate although there was a mix up with who I was sharing (which worked out in my favour for the rest of the tour), The only difficulty was the early morning starts but that's to be expected when it's a scheduled tour. We had a full house on the tour and the people were really nice and friendly and easy to get along with. The view you get when you are in the coach or at the hotels are amazing. It's a photographer's dream. Overall very pleased with the holiday.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
3 Helpful Votes
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“Fabulous New Zealand”
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 16-day trip to New Zealand with Grand Pacific. The organisation was excellent, the hotels were excellent and so was the food! The coaches were comfortable and the drivers took every opportunity to tell us about the sights and local history. They were good-humoured and made sure we knew what was happening each day and sorted out any queries. The trip included many extras and took us to places we may not have explored had we been on our own. Highly recommended.
VIC, Australia
Apr 2017
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Wonderful trip around the rugged scenery and history of the South Island”
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We felt that the trip covered everything which we wanted to see in the South Island. It was a well organised tour and the Tour guide was amazing. As well as being very knowledgeable and interesting he told us lots of personal stories which were very enjoyable. Our trip was near the end of the Season which meant that the places and the accommodation were not too crowded and this was a bonus. We had excellent weather which was great as we spent alot of time outdoors sight seeing when not on the coach. The coach was clean and comfortable and all the accommodation was of a good standard.

The food was also very good with buffet style menus in some of the hotels and happy hour drinks were essential although a little extension of the time would have been useful. We found that our group were all very friendly and everyone mixed well. Of the optional activities we went to Olveston House and Skippers Canyon both of which were excellent. We did book our trip online with Global Journeys and on the whole it was very good, our only complaint was with the flights. The outgoing flight was with Air New Zealand and it was great we had breakfast and a movie whereas the flight back to Melbourne was with Virgin and was cramped, crowded and we had no food which was a very disappointing way to finish our holiday. (GJ: We agree Maureen & Tony that Virgin definitely have work to do on their Tran-Tasman flights. We will relay this information back to Grand Pacific who are responsible for flight bookings that accompany their tours.)
Reply from Grand Pacific:
Kia Ora Maureen & Tony, thank you for your valuable feedback. We are pleased to read that your time in New Zealand provided great holiday memories. With regards to the air travel, Grand Pacific Tours provide fully inclusive packages including air and where ever possible will book Air New Zealand inclusive of seat, bag, entertainment and meal referred to as ‘The Works’ fare. Unfortunately on some routes Air New Zealand code share with Virgin who no longer provide a ‘Works’ package and Grand Pacific Tours provide a rebate for own meal to be provided. We will however, be able to provide this feedback to our Virgin representative for their review. Thanks again for your feedback.


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About Grand Pacific

Why you should choose to travel with Grand Pacific on your next holiday
Professional Crew
Professional Crew

Each Grand Pacific Tours' Coach Captain has been handpicked for their expert knowledge and extensive driving experience. Ongoing training guarantees that the Coach Captain is on hand to assist you with every aspect of the tour, from handling luggage to booking optional tours and ensuring you are settled in at the end of the day. Enjoy professional commentary including numerous facts and figures, myths, legends and many laughs along the way. On selected tours an experienced Tour Guide will also accompany the tour. They will set the scene of what is in store each day and provide advice and recommendations throughout your journey. Their friendly nature will ensure everyone feels welcome, relaxed and that your holiday is a memorable experience.

Modern Coaches
Modern Coaches

Sit back and relax on a modern, 48 seater coach featuring panoramic windows, air conditioning, reclining cloth trim seats, CD and DVD player, entertainment system, lowering devices, air bag suspension, restroom, two door access and cold water storage. Traveller comments on the vehicles utilised by Grand Pacific Tours can be described in one word - "Excellent". The Ultimate Coach is in a class of its own. Two brand new vehicles have been purpose built for Grand Pacific Tours boasting a cutting edge design complete with the latest finishes. Catering for small group tours, the vehicles boast only 20 luxury leather seats on a full size vehicle. On board, the business class treatment extends to a wide range of features.

Relax in Style
Relax in Style

Grand Pacific Tours provides three standards of accommodation in line with the positioning of each tour and its price range - Quality, Superior and Premium. The quality hotels used on the Affordable Tours are rated 3 - 3.5 stars and represent excellent value for money, offer clean and comfortable surroundings plus genuine kiwi hospitality. Superior hotels are utilised on the Luxury Tours and represent a 4 star rating. All properties are centrally located and offer high quality service and facilities. Grand Pacifc have carefully handpicked a collection of stylish 4.5 - 5 star rated hotels to be part of the Ultimate Small Group Tours experience. You will be treated to a very high standard in each location. Regular inspections and ongoing evaluation ensures each property continues to exceed the high standards and levels of service we require. Each of the hotels used offer a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and excellent location.

Added Attractions - We've Got New Zealand Covered
Added Attractions - We've Got New Zealand Covered

On a Grand Pacific Tours coach holiday you will visit a vast range of iconic attractions that are included in the itinerary. The list of attractions is extensive and covers a range of experiences from the Hole in the Rock Cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands to the world renowned TranzAlpine rail journey in the South Island. Being a New Zealand specialist allows us to build solid relationships with our key suppliers and confirm arrangements exclusive to Grand Pacific Tours. A key example of this is on the Milford Sound Cruise where our travellers enjoy reserved seats on the Top Deck for premium viewing. Whilst travelling with a group, it is still important that your holiday is a personalised experience. One guide per 24 travellers has been confirmed for any guided tour inclusion.

Optional Atractions
Optional Atractions

Throughout your New Zealand holiday you will have the opportunity to enhance your tour with what we call 'icing on the cake experiences'. Optional Tours provide a unique and unforgettable highlight in each of the regions that you travel through. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat in scenic Queenstown, take a flight over the captivating Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, experience a scenic helicopter flight over the crystal clear turquoise waters in the Bay of Islands or relax and unwind in the hot mineral pools in the geothermal town of Rotorua, just to name a few. You will receive an Optional Tours Directory prior to leaving home so you can plan ahead. Whilst on tour your Grand Pacific Tours crew will be on hand to assist with making these bookings.

Grand Pacific FAQ's

Some of the frequently asked questions Grand Pacific receive from their clients
Can I book directly with Grand Pacific Tours?

Grand Pacific Tours is a wholesale Tour Operator and as such we do not take direct bookings. Any of our holidays can be booked through Global Journeys (our #1 Agency), who can give you the best advice on all of your travel plans.

Are all tours guaranteed to depart?

Yes, all of our tour dates are guaranteed to depart.

What documentation will I receive?

This depends on the touring style you are booking. You will receive paper documents in a complimentary leather travel wallet as well as luggage labels and a useful booklet containing valuable holiday information. You will also receive a map of the region you are visiting when you get on tour.

When will I receive my travel documents?

Documents for Grand Pacific guided tours are delivered to the hotel or address you are staying at prior to your tour depending on the tour type chosen. We also provide you with a tour itinerary and arrival instructions by email, once we have all your flight information and personal details.

Can merchandise be purchased once in New Zealand? What if I order a jacket and it is the incorrect size?

Merchandise needs to be added at the time of booking (or prior to final monies being paid) and can't be purchased once on tour. You will receive your merchandise as part of your documentation pack approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. If the jacket is an incorrect size then it can be returned and an alternate jacket can be sent. A $5 postage and handling fee is required for any jacket exchanges.

Who travels on Grand Pacific tours?

Our tours are geared towards the senior market, therefore most of our travellers are between 55-80 years of age. We do of course have clients travelling that are either younger or older than this average age. Due to the nature of our tours we have found that children under 5 years of age are not suitable to travel on our tours. We do offer child rates for children between 5-11 years of age.

How many other people will I be travelling with?

Grand Pacific Tours have a maximum capacity of 48 people per tour. Small group tours have space for a maximum of 20 people per tour.

Do I need to tip my Tour Director, Driver or Driver guide?

New Zealanders, like Australians, do not depend on tips for their income, however tipping in appreciation for extra-special service is at the discretion of the visitor.

How many suitcases can I take?

Travellers are entitled to carry one suitcase per person, with the total sum of its width, length and depth not exceeding 140cm and weight 20kg (44 pounds). In addition to your suitcase, you may also carry a handbag and/or camera case onboard the coach.

What should I wear?

Plan to wear much the same as you would in Australia, but take layered clothes to put on or off as required. Remember the seasons are more pronounced and the weather is more changeable. You'll need warmer clothes than at home in Autumn. Coastal areas in summer are usually warm enough for you to go out in the evenings without a jacket, but carry a light jumper or jacket in case the weather turns cooler. Also include a light waterproof jacket.

Arrival & Departure Information

What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Grand Pacific
Travel in Style

Grand Pacific Tours offer a range of stylish accessories that will complement your documentation pack. These items offer great value for money and will be a memento of your New Zealand holdiay for many years to come. Order any of these items with Global Journeys at the time of booking, as they are not able to be purchased on tour.

Free Airport Transfers

Grand Pacific offers a hotel or airport transfer at the start and end of your tour, or in-conjunction with pre or post accommodation booked with Global Journeys & Grand Pacific. All flight information must be given to Global Journeys at least 6 weeks prior to departure so that transfers can be booked. If you book your own pre or post accommodation then transfers cannot be included.

Terms & Conditions

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