New Zealand Small Group Tours | Guided Itineraries

New Zealand small group tours offer all sorts of possibilities that aren't available when travelling in a larger group. You will enjoy all the benefits of guided, inclusive group travel, but as part of a much smaller travel party. These tours are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from 7 to 16 days on small to large luxurious coaches. When the team talks to you about what you want they can help make the right choice for you.

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Coach touring made easy!

Utilising full-size coaches with less seating these holidays feel like a real luxury. There are more inclusions, better levels of accommodation, and a few VIP extras along the way.

The Small Group Tour Experience
  • You travel with the same small group of people – generally 12-20 guests.
  • Your itinerary is designed to make the most of your time without rushing you and includes a more personalised experience than guided group tours offer.
  • Smaller groups mean the freedom to discover more off the beaten path destinations.
  • Travel in modern well-equipped coaches or vehicles.
  • Stay in distinctive accommodation usually unavailable to larger groups. Accommodation varies across each operator so check out the different styles on offer.
  • Some operators include breakfasts and dinners while others offer a more 'explore by yourself' experience.
  • Prearranged or optional activities - we will be sure to highlight the must-dos when booking.
  • Driver/guides are on hand to advise, inform and look after you throughout your tour.
Small Group Touring Facts
  • Specified departure dates - you must travel on the dates set by the operator.
  • Start and finish in the main centres, the most popular points are Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown.
  • Tour lengths typically range from 8 to 24 days.
  • Most guests add pre and post tour arrangements. We can help arrange this.
Who are the leading Small Group Tour Operators?
  • Grand Pacific Ultimate Tours - Grand Pacific offers its Ultimate range of small group tours. With a maximum of 20 guests, you will travel in comfort on their 'business-class coaches'.
  • Pure Discoveries - Pure Discoveries provides travel experiences through 11 distinctive tours. These small group tours offer personalised experiences, allowing guests to explore off the beaten track and take the road less travelled, providing a chance to experience the best of New Zealand. 
  • Intrepid travel - Have operated tours in New Zealand for over 30 years. In recent years the company strategy has changed focus they are now fully committed to unique experiences that immerse you in local culture, explore natural wonderlands and leave next to no imprint on the places you visit.