Coach Tour Options

When touring New Zealand by coach you have a choice of touring styles, each with their own unique features and benefits.  The types of coach tours on offer are:

Small Group Tours

A New Zealand small group tour usually has about 12-20 other people on tour at any one time.  You get to enjoy everything that you do on an escorted coach tour but it is a more intimate experience with a smaller group with the tour often taking in more of the off the beaten track locations or more unique and personalised experiences.

You travel with the same group of people for the duration of the tour and travel in modern well-equipped coaches.  Often the coaches are full sized but with less seats which makes more legroom and comfort for you.

Another key feature of a small group tour is that the accommodation you stay at during your tour is generally more boutique or a little different from the larger group tour accommodation options.  You have a driver guide and/or a tour guide throughout the tour.

Operators of the small group tours we feature are Grand Pacific Ultimate Tours, Inspiring Journeys and MoaTrek New Zealand Tours.

Ultimate Coach Tours
Grand Pacific Ultimate coach tours are a form of small group touring but with business class benefits.  The itineraries are specifically tailored to provide a Business Class level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel in style on a full-size, state-of-the-art coach with a maximum of only 20 travellers and enjoy extensive onboard features and VIP extras.

The coach has only 20 Business Class seats on a full-size coach, with dedicated seat side storage, tray table, cup holder, Restroom, daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance.  These tours feature a carefully handpicked a collection of stylish 4.5 star rated hotels so you can enjoy a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a long-lasting experience.

Each tour has a Coach Captain who is carefully selected for their professionalism and attention to detail and are the best in the business. They are there from start to finish, will attend to your needs and ensure a personal touring experience.

Escorted Coach Tours

An escorted coach tour of New Zealand is one of the most popular ways to explore this beautiful country.  They offer a stress free way to explore New Zealand where you have a knowledgeable guide with you and all your accommodation, sightseeing and some meals are taken care of.  Generally an escorted coach tour has 20-48 people onboard at any one time.

You get to travel with the same group of people for the duration of your tour and it’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded travellers and meet new friends.

All accommodation, sightseeing and many meals are included in the tour package and you have a driver/guide and/or a tour guide with you throughout your tour.  They are on hand to help you with any questions you have, assist if you encounter any problems while on tour and to share their extensive knowledge of New Zealand with you to help you get the most out of your tour.

The coaches are modern air-conditioned vehicles with onboard bathrooms, your luggage is handled for you at each hotel and generally breakfast is included daily, most dinners and sometimes lunches also.

Operators of the escorted tours we feature are Grand Pacific Tours, AAT Kings Tours and Scenic New Zealand Tours.