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Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour

This 19 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch.


This extremely popular tour has been designed specifically for rail enthusiasts to enjoy the best of New Zealand at a relaxed pace. The itinerary includes a selection of breathtaking journeys, visiting many exciting attractions and includes a wide range of activities. Journey across the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine train, enjoy a relaxing trip on the Silver Fern Seasider and enjoy the beautifully restored Glenbrook Railway vintage train. A highlight is an overnight experience aboard the Milford Mariner as you cruise across the majestic Milford Sound.


Accommodation type on this tour is: Hotel 4 star.


This tour also features:

1 picnic lunch

14 dinners

All breakfasts

Airport transfers

Experienced Tour Leader

Coastal Pacific Rail Journey

Interislander ferry crossing

TranzAlpine Train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass

Matakohe Kauri Museum

Cruise to Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock, Bay of Islands

Entrance to Agrodome and show

Te Puia Maori Hangi & Concert

Rotorua Skyline Gondola with breakfast

International Antarctic Centre

Taieri Gorge Train Journey, Dunedin

Olveston Historic Home

Larnach Castle

TSS Earnslaw cruise and dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Real Journeys Milford Sound overnight cruise

Glenbrook Vintage Railway

Auckland City Sights Tour

Lakes District Museum

Haggis Ceremony

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Christchurch City Sights tour

Dunedin City Sights tour

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand

Wellington City Sights Tour

Paradise Valley Springs

Christchurch Tram


Itinerary summary for: Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour

Day 1: Arrive into Auckland
Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 2: Visit the impressive Kauri museum on the way to the Bay of Islands
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 3: Bay of Islands free day
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

Day 4: Bay of Islands to Auckland including Dolphin Cruise
Accommodation: Grand Millennium Auckland

Day 5: Auckland to Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 6: Thermal adventures in Rotorua
Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 7: Rotorua to Wellington
Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 8: Wellington City
Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

Day 9: Say goodbye to the North Island
Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Day 10: Christchurch Touring
Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Day 11: Christchurch to Franz Josef
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier

Day 12: Head down the west coast and through the Haast pass to Queenstown
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Day 13: The Adventure capital Queenstown
Accommodation: Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Day 14: A glorious night on the Milford Mariner
Accommodation: Milford Mariner

Day 15: Milford Sound to Te Anau
Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore Hotel Te Anau

Day 16: Te Anau to Dunedin
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 17: Listen to scandalous tales of the castle
Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

Day 18: Dunedin to Christchurch
Accommodation: Sudima Christchurch Airport

Day 19: Farewell from your tour and new friends