About New Zealand Coach Touring
Answers to common questions
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What is the difference between an escorted tour and an independent tour?

Independent coach tours - are comprised of different coach legs that we stitch together to help you travel around New Zealand in the easiest way possible. In doing this, sometimes we end up with a mixture of coaches that have a tour guide (GreatSights coaches) and standard InterCity coaches that do not have any tour element on them and just take you from A-B. It also means that each day you will have a different driver and passengers on your coaches. Read more here.

Escorted coach tours - offer a stress-free way to enjoy New Zealand. Everything is arranged for you, allowing you to simply sit back in a comfortable coach, and let your knowledgeable hosts show you around New Zealand. Your driver-guide is the same person for the entirety of your tour and many activities and meals are already included in the price. Read more here.

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Prefer to explore New Zealand with a Self Drive tour?

Our sister company, New Zealand Self drive Tours, specialises in just that - Self Drive Holidays across New Zealand. With over 200 great itinerary ideas to help inspire you there is something for everyone.
Our team of NZ Specialists tailor-make each itinerary to suit you. With hundreds of accommodation options, activity ideas, a great rental car range and our expertise to pull it altogether you are guaranteed a great NZ Self Drive holiday.

New Zealand Coach Tours is part of the New Zealand Fine Touring Group of Businesses. We are proud members of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand. We are also Qualmark Gold certified and all our team have completed the 100% Pure New Zealand specialist program.