Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific Tours
Choose from 24 Grand Pacific coach tours & small group tours and read 76 in-depth Grand Pacific reviews from past clients of Global Journeys. When you book your Grand Pacific tour with us you'll enjoy exclusive online savings, a dedicated travel consultant to look after your booking and the best price guaranteed!
Grand Pacific Reviews: (76)
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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76 Grand Pacific Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.6 out of 5 based on 76 user reviews.

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Australia
Travelled: 02/04/2017
“Picturesque South Island NZ Adventure”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Would highly recommend touring with Grand Pacific and booking through Global Journeys. Everything was hassle free from the get-go. My partner and I were able to monitor the progress of our booking and received our travel packs straight away. We had a friendly and knowledgeable Tour Director on-board to ensure a smooth and enjoyable tour for the entire group. The recommended activities and places we visited were all superb. It's hard to pick a favourite but honourable mentions to the boat cruise on magical Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown and Milford South (Fiordland) plus the tour of Skippers Canyon.
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Australia
Travelled: 31/03/2017
“Worry free holiday”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Accommodation was great, The coach was comfortable and always clean the coach driver was very informative, safe and caring. I will definitely book with Global Journeys again for my next holiday and I recommend grand pacific.
May be take a neck rest pillow for travelling on the coach to get some rest. The food was very appetising - watch out if you are on a diet as it is very easy to put on weight.
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Australia
Travelled: 24/03/2017
“Grand Pacific 19 Day Tour to NZ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Thank You Yvonne for the excellent service in organizing our tour. The prompt response and attention was very much appreciated particularly being on the other side of the country in WA. The tour was exceptional, Grand Pacific tours are obviously very well organised and the tour itself was very comprehensive and the coach drivers very knowledgeable.
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Australia
Travelled: 14/03/2017
“16 day NZ Both Islands”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
Both Grand Pacific and Global Journeys were good! Our group was an average age of 67 and got on well. I pal'd up with a man my age and we got on well with others. I really enjoyed both islands particularly the South Island.
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Australia
Travelled: 08/03/2017
“100% happy with every aspect”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Right from the minute we contacted Global Journeys we were most impressed with the service and lightning fast responses to any queries. Everything was handled in a professional & efficient manner. Nothing too much trouble. Thank you to the staff at Global Journeys you have been the best. Any future holidays away from home will be booked with you. Grand Pacific were faultless, and would definitely use them again should they be running tours for where we may go.
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Australia
Travelled: 08/03/2017
“Overall a good trip. Good flights with Air NZ.”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
Be prepared for lots of early mornings. We had a good mix of people. Our coach driver on South Island said we were the best group ever. We would definitely book again with Global Journeys. Very professional nothing to much trouble.
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Australia
Travelled: 06/03/2017
“Great trip enjoyed by all.”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
Booking through Global Journeys was the best. We got our tour $400 cheaper than our local travel agent for the same tour. Hannah was looking after us and everything went smoothly & according to plan which started our holiday off nicely. We would recommend them to all our family & friends. I would have rated our holiday as excellent if it wasn't for the 2 train trips we missed out because of the earthquake in November & the bush fires in February. We only had 29 passengers on our tour which was great as we were able to move around on the coach. Our tour guide Megan on the North Island was great. Very knowledgeable, but Murray on the South Island was hopeless. If I had to do the trip again I would make sure we don't have him again. Accommodation was great for most of the stays & the food as well. We felt there could have been a couple more excursions included in the tour instead of being offered as optional, especially because we missed out on the 2 train rides. (for which we got a credit). One must be aware that most mornings were 6am wake up calls. Something we were not aware of so it was a shock to the system. All & all it was a great fun tour. Highly recommend it.
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Australia
Travelled: 04/03/2017
“Best coach tour ever”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We travelled in March 2017 and we were very pleased with the weather. The 19 day coach tour is very well organised with a good variety of excursions. Grand Pacific are top operators and we would recommend them to anyone considering a New Zealand trip.
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Australia
Travelled: 03/03/2017
“14 day Coach tour through South and North Island of NZ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
The booking process through Global Journeys was smooth/easy and problem free. The accommodation was very good to excellent for all places. My only gripe: the bathrooms in some places should provide more hooks or towel rails to hang towels etc. (Also at one place the toilet seat would not stay up which made it awkward for me (male). The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the coaches were clean and comfortable. There was a good bunch of people in the group (mostly elderly, all friendly) and as time went on we got to know each other well and had interesting conversations.

As for New Zealand, it is an amazing place and it impressed everyone of us. It's natural beauty is abundant both on the South and North Islands. We saw many mountains which still had snow, amazing fiords, many lakes and rivers with crystal clear water, large agricultural enterprises and a number of historic towns and cities. I think the places covered by the tour were all of interest and we covered a lot of things in the time available. I'd love to go back with kayaks or canoes and spend weeks to travel some of those rivers/lakes. We were impressed at how clean the towns/cities and country side were kept (no rubbish, no graffiti) which is a real complement to New Zealanders and tourists alike. I think NZ can be an example to many other countries (including Australia) in this respect.

Even the weather played its part and we had perfect sunny days with max temps in the low 20's on all days except one (when in Wellington it rained much of the day). All in all, our coach tour of NZ left us with many happy memories and I can highly recommend it to any other traveler. Just prey for some good weather (similar to what we had) in order to get the most out of it.
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Australia
Travelled: 15/02/2017
“Wonderful trip to the south”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
The time of the year was good and we had perfect weather hence really enjoyed the magnificent scenery. Our driver was excellent and the travellers were of approximately the same age which was good. We will definitely go back to New Zealand next time to the north as we did not experience any Maori culture. I have attached the view from our Resort in Queenstown which was a wonderful surprise indeed.
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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.

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