Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific Tours
Choose from 25 Grand Pacific coach tours & small group tours and read 66 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: (66)
Tours on Sale: 25
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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66 Grand Pacific Tour Reviews

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Summary

Average 4.6 out of 5 based on 66 user reviews.

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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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Australia
Travelled: 02/02/2017
“Taste of South Island”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We both very much enjoyed our tour of the South Island. The coach was comfortable & we liked the introductory dinner in Christchurch. Marita gave us very clear information re the trip. Andrew Brown was an excellent driver. We were very impressed with his knowledge & we liked his jokes. The accommodation was excellent & we enjoyed the meals. We were lucky to travel with a nice group of people. We both have travelled widely & we have to admit that some other touring companies left a few things to be desired, but our Grand Pacific Tour was excellent. We couldn't find fault with the quality of the tour & will definitely recommend it to others.
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Australia
Travelled: 25/10/2016
“Scenic Holiday”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
An amazing scenic holiday. The tour was very organized and had a great choice of included excursions. We felt very safe with both drivers Steve and Michael and tour guide Paul was very friendly and helpful. The scenery was amazing and diverse. The train journeys were amazing. The overnight cruise on Milford Sound was a highlight. We went in the end of October and the weather was perfect. Included meals were very good. The people in New Zealand are very welcoming and made our holiday very special. Global Journeys were very good and organized our booking very quickly as we decided to book holiday on two weeks notice.
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Australia
Travelled: 17/10/2016
“Enjoyable holiday”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
We had an enjoyable holiday and were well looked after by the driver who was both knowledgeable and helpful. The coach was comfortable and clean, the accommodation was of a high standard as were the meals. We would recommend Grand Pacific small group tours.
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Australia
Travelled: 05/10/2016
“Great coach tour”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
The trip was great the tour guide and coach driver provided excellent information. The included attractions provided a fantastic addition with many giving you an understanding of New Zealand life and culture.
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Australia
Travelled: 05/10/2016
“Northern Spectacular Tour”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 4/5
The tour was very good value for money the food was excellent throughout and the standard of the included and optional experiences was very high. The coach driver was very professional and gave an excellent informative commentary and the tour guide had a genuine concern for the customer and his or her needs. The hotels were of a very good standard.
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 Michael Korycin's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 30/09/2016
“Fantastic NZ”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
New Zealand was much more than we expected. Beautiful scenery. Very friendly people. Travelling in October was pretty good. We got some rain and unexpectedly some snow but we also had plenty of sunny beautiful days. Accommodation was first class. Food choice numerous. Have to be very disciplined not to put on a kilo or two. Could not fault Grand Pacific in any way. Both the guide and driver very knowledgeable. The coach was brand new and with two doors to exit. Global Journeys have a very good online process for bookings. Very easy and clear to view /edit/follow/download/payment of the booking on their website. The average age group of the travellers was more around 65 and not 55 as promoted by GP. But they were all "fun" people and everyone had a good time on the tour. Highly recommend this tour.
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Heidi's Trip

Australia
Travelled: 11/05/2016
“Wonderful, excellent, such a great trip and adventure”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
Long story short, the entire south Island trip was fantastic, from airport pickup up - to travel and accommodation, tour guide & bus driver, everything together made it a wonderful experience. Great reason for me to look forward to the North Island option! Loved it!
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Australia
Travelled: 13/04/2016
“Wonderful South Island trip”
Trip:    Overall Rating: 5/5
We very much enjoyed our 10 day trip of the South island with Grand Pacific tours. We left mid April and it turned out to be a great time to go with beautiful Autumn foliage especially in Arrowtown. There waere a good mix of people on board and even though there were 48 of us there never seemed to be any delays. The hotels were very good with the exception of Twizel which I believe is to be renovated. The meals and inclusions were very good also and the whole trip was excellent value. I especially was impressed when a Grand Pacific manager came and gave a speech at our farewell dinner and also provided a musician to entertain us on our last night together. Georgie at Global Journeys promptly and efficiently handled our booking.
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Australia
Travelled: 02/04/2016
“Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience”
Grand Pacific were great they pay great attention to detail so our tour went without a hitch. They changed our room bookings when we realized climbing into the bath for a shower was going to be a problem which was greatly appreciated. Paul our bus driver was very knowledgeable and supplied details about towns countryside while we were travelling. All the inclusions were good and as one couple remarked you really don't need to do the extras. Your help along the way with the booking was appreciated and we would certainly use you & and your agency again.
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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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