Sheryl & Owen Brunkie, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 7th March 2020
Hi we had a great time and thanks for all your help. Only disappointment is that we didn't receive the forms to order the jackets and hats but otherwise exceptional treatment and help.
Lori Gabriele & Joy Weavers, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 7th March 2020
I was very pleased with the tour I selected. It allowed me to see many of the highlights in the South Island. Nichole was very helpful when I was booking the tour. She was able to answer any questions I had, and she responded in a timely manner. I appreciate the fact that she followed up once we returned home. One suggestion.. the tour ended in Christchurch on a Saturday, I was then travelling to Picton to catch the ferry on Sunday. Our tour bus was going there as well. However, I was not permitted to travel with the group due to insurance coverage. Perhaps, extra coverage could be purchased, so clients do not have to arrange their own transportation when the bus had room and was going to the same place. I would definitely consider booking with New Zealand Coach Tours again. Thank you.
Marie Mallet, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 13th March 2020
As my first time visiting New Zealand. I was very impressed. The tour guide Heidi Healy and the driver Geoff Painter were both amazing. The tour was so well organised and also due to COVID-19 pandemic, we were always being made aware of what was going on with the tour. Thumps up to everyone, I will go back again. And will even encourage my friends to do so.
Pauline Morey, Grand Pacific Tours 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 23rd February 2020
I really enjoyed my trip, apart from the early mornings and long days not being able to enjoy the hotels full potential and would have liked longer in each place we visited. Feel it would be helpful that these points were evident when booking.
David & Jody Hay, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 23rd February 2020
We had a wonderful time on our coach tour. Our driver, John was very knowledgable and our tour guide, Alan, kept things running smoothly. I would recommend this tour to anyone so you can sit back in comfort and enjoy the beauty of the South Island while someone else does the driving! Most of the hotels we stayed in were very nice and the food was very good. We stopped at many hidden gems while also seeing the tourist sights. It was certainly money well spent!
Anne Howell & Lynette McPherson, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 2nd March 2020
I have never been on a tour before, it was just great. Alex the coach Captain and Jo. his offsider were both brilliant at doing their job. The information they both had about everything was just great. All the Motels couldn't be faulted, also great meals. Well done.
Veronica Wilson, Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour, Travelled on 21st February 2020
I really enjoyed the Tour of New Zealand and the support when I was not certain about travelling was excellent. Grand Pacific Tours were excellent and the tour catered for all.
Heather Wellington & Julie Watson, Auckland and Rotorua Highlights followed by Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 1 March 2020
My sister (from the UK) and I (from Australia) had such a great time on our trip to NZ. We were fortunate in that it was a couple of weeks after the rain storms in the South Island and just before they closed NZ because of the virus! How lucky were we, also with the weather, wonderful sunny days except for one morning!! All the transfers were smooth, the accommodation great and the food - wonderful! Our driver, Andrew and guide Kerrie, were full of interesting information and went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable. It's hard to pick a highlight, but the food at Walter Peak Station was the tops. Loved the Maori Village concert and meal in Rotorua, just so interesting and 'Uncle' John was such an amusing MC. Would have loved to spend more time at Omauru it was fascinating with lots of galleries. In Dunedin, we did the 'Nature's Wonders' trip which was fantastic and the owner is so passionate about it all. So many good things and interesting people, even on the coach. Thank you so much for arranging it all, if I win Tattslotto I will be back. Hope you and the crew stay safe and well.
Elaine Pelling & Olivia Lam, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th February 2020
Olivia and I had a fantastic time on the tour even though Olivia is sight impaired everyone on the tour was so kind to her. Chelsea Lodge was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend your group to travel with Lorraine, Jan and Andrew they were so fantastic. I would like to do that tour again but on my own this time and am thinking of doing that in 2022. Your group and Chelsea are the ones I would like to deal with. A very big thank you.
Noela Rewald & Andy Henry, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 18th February 2020
Our recent New Zealand trip was exceptional....we saw & experienced so much in this beautiful country. Thank you Shelley for recommending this particular tour....was all we were hoping for...would certainly recommend it for those who want to see the BEST of New Zealand!
Denise & David White, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th February 2020
We had a wonderful holiday. Guide and coach drivers were very knowledgeable. Some of the South Island hotels would have been much enhanced with air conditioning.
Jane Edgar & Jan Hurst, Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 12th February 2020
Hi Jane, Jan & I loved our highlight tour of NZ, it was so well organised from our airport meet & greet right through to our airport departure pick up. I lived in Auckland for 19 years so new NZ fairly well but for my English friend who hadn't been before we decided an organised tour was the only way to see both islands & get a tour guide's commentary, we thought it extremely good value for the money, all the inclusions were fantastic, as were the optional trips, our hotels were all brilliant, loved the country ones, they added something extra to the rooms to make it just a bit more memorable. The food quality & quantity was plentiful to suit all tastes. I would definitely recommend this company to others.
Diane dudley, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 8th February 2020
Thank you, we had a great time, with Ken and the other passages, I can't explain how good it all was, the best coach trip I have been on, so thank you, and keep up the good work.
Stephen & Jacqueline Hill, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 8th February 2020
The tour was everything we had hoped for. The organisation was first class which ensured everything went well.
Miss Elizabeth Bishop & Miss Rebecca Arnold, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 6th February 2020
The most incredible experience of my whole life. As two girls in our 30s, we spent 9 days on this tour with a group of people over 10 years older than us and had the absolute time of our lives. Our driver Kevin was incredible, and knew everything there was to know about the North Island, telling us all kinds of stories everywhere we went and keeping us entertained on the long drives. Jo, our tour guide, was equally as informed and enthusiastic and went out of her way to ensure that the few extra activities we wanted to do were catered for. Throughout the whole booking process we had the amazing Shelley at GP helping us with our daily (endless) questions in a really polite and excitable manner, she never ever made us feel stupid or like we were being a nuisance. I just cannot give enough praise to the whole experience! Thank you Grand Pacific
Tony and Virginia Beardmore, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 4th February 2020
We had a great time in New Zealand. The Grand Pacific 19 day Rail Cruise and Coach tour was everything we could have asked for. Louise answered all our queries about the tour and booking was straight forward. She kept us up to date throughout the whole process and we received a detailed digital itinerary. The Tour itself was very professionally run. The NZ coach captains were great as was our Aussie Tour Guide Kerrie who was friendly and cheerful throughout despite what the weather and other conditions threw at her. She was tireless sorting out options and alternatives for everyone so no one was disappointed. You cover some big distances but it is a great way to get introduced to NZ and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend New Zealand Coach Tours and Grand Pacific Tours to anyone
Kenneth & Robina Grimmer, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 4th February 2020
Very enjoyable tour with Grand Pacific Showcase. Excellent coach captains who gave very informative and entertaining commentary, Kevin in the North Island and Alex in the South Island. Well administered by Jo Moore throughout the tour. Very good accommodation and food and perfect logistics of suitcases being delivered and collected from hotel rooms. Early starts could be a little tiring for some, especially if there was an early finish to the day, but overall and excellent tour. Excellent booking process and very efficient handling of our tour by Kasmira Banks of New Zealand Coach Tours.
John and Lyn Morrey, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 3rd February 2020
Wonderful company. Great weather. Kerrie, Murray & Peter made an excellent team. Comfort stops and itinerary were perfect.
Paula and Dave Murray, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 3rd February 2020
19-day rail and couch tour was great!! Your country is beautiful despite being desperate for the rainfall. We were happy to visit and enjoyed it all. some days long but expected. Mother nature interfered with a few days itinerary but that was out of anyone's control and Grand Pacific was willing to reimburse when plans got varied. They were fair to us and did all they could to make it up. Would recommend this company and their drivers, Murray was one of the best you've got I'm sure!! Coaches were kept clean and tidy and most of the meals were very good a few places could have offered more variety at dinners but overall happy with them. We want to express our good communication with the tour office when corresponding (Nisse) prior to the trip was very helpful and provided good and helpful a recommend Kaikoura (up the coast from Christchurch) to stay for an extension post-tour at the Anchor Inn!! The hosts were great Paul & Lyn, 2 thumb's up! for the motel and hosts. would love to come back and see Milford Sound next time round...
Shirley & Frank Krencichlost, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 31st January 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the south island, our tour guide and driver were excellent, their knowledge was outstanding. Everyone got along nicely, the only downside was missing Milford Sound and Lake Te Anau due to heavy rain and flooding. Most of the hotels were great, however, the hotel in Queenstown was too far from the city centre, and up a very steep hill. Walking was a problem and hazard for most of the older group. Paying for shuttle or taxis back and forth adds up, plus we had to have an extra night there due to rain. Other than that, a great trip.
Robert Pollet & AnnaMarie Chiofolo, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 8th January 2020
We took the Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise, and Coach Tour, and it was perfect. Well arranged, saw most all the big sights, and really enjoyed the train and overnight trip in Milford Sound. Would highly recommend this tour and the NZ Tour Group. Great job!
Rob & Stephanie Rubin, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 18th January 2020
Shelley Ryder was incredibly polite, enthusiastic and helpful! Her responses were spot on and immediate. She got us on the right tour and willingly answered our numerous silly questions. She is a great ambassador for New Zealand!
Jean Millo & Claire De Longchamp, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 21st January 2020
We were very pleased with our tour. The staff was very efficient and friendly. Although we had some problems due to very bad weather on the South Island, they were able to handle all the difficulties with minimum fuss. The hotels and food were good and the tours, when not cancelled due to the weather, were very interesting and well planned. The only caveat is that 19 days on a bus is hard on the backside!
Chris Johnson, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th February 2020
I would like to thank you for your expertise and help as Consultant for my recent tour “19 day New Zealand Showcase". I was always kept up to date with the lead up to my trip and all my queries were satisfactorily answered. The trip itself was wonderful however I did have a few negatives. The hotels in Te Anau and Twizel were very outdated and needed much work. However, except for one hotel (can’t remember which one), all the beds were very comfortable. The hotel in Franz Josef was superb. Sadly some of the buffet dinners were very ordinary. It would be nice to have a couple more menu dinners instead of the buffet. On previous tours, the tour director is normally the one giving commentary not the driver so I found this a bit strange. A suggestion would be for soft background music on the bus when no commentary is given. Unfortunately, the visit to the geothermal pools and geysers was a bit of a disappointment. Doing the tour by cart should have been an option as not enough time was given to explore the park so we missed out on a lot. Too much time spent at the school. I understand some people may not be able to walk the distance but a choice to walk or go by cart would be more acceptable. Then to meet at a given point and time for the hangi concert. I must say the hangi feast was fantastic. The time spent together with lunch at Hobbiton also a great day. Perhaps one more day in Queenstown as it is the Adrenalin city would be good. Also it would be nice to have at least one drink (beer, wine or soft drink) provided with dinner, anything after that at one’s own expense. All in all though I had a wonderful time with a near-perfect itinerary and look forward to returning in the near future.
Keith and Denise Manning, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 8th January 2020
We enjoyed the most wonderful tour of New Zealand travelling with Grand Pacific Tours. Our particular tour included Rail, Cruise and Coach which showcased the highlights and more of your beautiful country. The itinerary was excellent with plenty of comfort stops and nice little towns for lunch on route to the next destination. The tour guide and coach drivers were very informative. The coaches were first class, well maintained and comfortable to travel on. We had a great crowd of guests on board, We all got on very well with lots of laughs and banter. The choice of hotels was in most cases excellent, situated in good locations making it easy for us to explore the cities on foot. The food in all hotels was extremely good with a wide range of dietary choices. We would not hesitate to recommend Grand Pacific Tours to our Family and Friends. Thank you for making this such a memorable holiday.
Barbara Janke, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, Travelled on 11th January 2020
Thank you, Nichole White, for all your help making me comfortable booking our New Zealand adventure with this previously (to us) unknown company. The Grand Pacific Small-Group Ultimate Tour of New Zealand was beyond our expectations. The company made sure that everywhere we went, the group received exceptional priority and extra care. All of our guides were great and even the weather was perfect. It rained only one day-- when it needed to, to turn on the hundreds of beautiful waterfalls in Doubtful Sound. Travelling with a small group meant we got to know everyone, which made things great fun. I only wish Grand Pacific did tours in America, as I would book with them every time. Thanks again! We wouldn't have had this experience if YOU hadn't made us feel comfortable with your helpfulness and prompt communication every step of the way!
Janine & Chuck Courneyea, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, travelled on 25th November 2019
We have finished our tour of New Zealand and I just want to say how fabulous it was, in all ways, Tour Guide Jo Moore, Lindsay and Peter, our bus drivers, the hotels, food and the beautiful country that you live in, the incredible scenery, culture, specifically the walk-in showers at each hotel, And so much more! Will recommend Grand Pacific to anyone enquiring and also the ease and help I had, doing all the arranging online, so many great pointers, to get me going in the right direction, all very much appreciated. Thank you again, for a wonderful, easy way to book such a great holiday.
Ronald & Nicoletta Firmani, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 27th November 2019
This was our third trip to NZ and it was great. The scenery and places we saw were memorable and we hope to return for another trip in the future.
Roger and Rosemary Girard, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 22nd November 2019
This was a fabulous trip. The accommodations were top notch and the food delicious. Every small detail of each destination was completely covered. The bus driver was amazing! Since he grew up on the South Island he knew and shared a lot of the Island’s history. We really enjoyed out tour and will recommend it to anyone heading to New Zealand. We feel we got a great value for the price
Dwayne Matheson - Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase
Kasmira, the 19-day bus trip that was booked with your company was just great. The North Island venues were very interesting and a lot of fun. Transit to the South Island was also very interesting and entertaining. It was just like being home with the Canadian Rocky's, the Foot Hills outside of Calgary and the rolling wine country similar to our vast wheat fields of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. So all and all you did provide the service on the extra tours in Auckland which were enjoyed as well. So a job well done and I will recommend your company should any of my friends decide to come to New Zealand for a tour of your interesting islands. Cheers for now.
Brad Brooks & Michael Woodside, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 17th November 2019
We both had a great time on the tour. Our bus driver Geoff and guide Nick were amazing in the South Island... Geoff was hilarious. The hotels were all good... although breakfast at all wee very redundant.. it was like eating at the same hotel every morning. The sights in the South Island were spectacular. The meal at the Col el’s house in Queenstown really stood out. Wine hour discounts at night were much appreciated as was the unlimited WiFi except in Dunedin where it was a limited offer. The north island was great also although in a very different way... we really missed the natural splendour. We met some great people who we will keep in contact with. The last night in Auckland with the people leaving there was very nice. We had booked the extra night thru New Zealand Tours as we were heading to a cruise on Dec 2. Our only issue there was that our room keys stopped working for the second day so we had to renew and they wanted to charge us for breakfast on Dec 1st which was to be an included breakfast... it took a while but was finally removed from our charges before we left on the 2nd. All in all a great time.
Cynthia & Hermocisimo Francisco, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 8th November 2019
Both my husband & I have absolutely enjoyed our 10-Day South Island travel with Grand Pacific Tours! Many thanks to Kasmira for the very efficient and friendly way she has handled our booking :-) I have previously done a tour of the North Island also with the Grand Pacific Tours, was very happy with the tour and it was for this reason why we went with Grand Pacific Tours when we wanted to see NZ South Island. We were not disappointed at all! Though we had some long hours of road travel, witnessing all the majestic scenery really made us in awe of the beauty of the NZ South Island, spectacular indeed! We would definitely recommend a trip to New Zealand to relatives and friends, and advise them to book their trip with New Zealand Coach Tours :-)
Pam & John Sandell, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 5th November 2019
Wonderful trip. Wonderful country. Well organised with great hotels and meals provided. Enjoyed the company of people on the tour. Driver and tour host were professional and friendly. Not having to deal with own suitcases was wonderful. We went through the Hawkes Bay wine region but did not have a wine tasting event - shame.
Kay Slodecki & Gloria Dawson, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 13th November 2019
I would like to thank Nisse so very much for her helpfulness, attentiveness and efficiency. Nisse was always available to answer any questions and responded promptly. The experience exceeded my expectations, and all of the Grand Pacific staff were amazing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend New Zealand Coach Tours and Grand Pacific Tours. Thank you.
Charles & Karen Yarish, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 8th November 2019
Grand Pacific Tours was an excellent match for our needs. A few suggestions for the company is to have WiFi on their coach. I also think the coach should provide the cost of water within the tour. I would also ask the coach driver to speak a little slower since it was sometimes difficult to understand the driver. However, the driver was superb. He was helpful and accommodating. The tour guide representing Grand Pacific was a gem. We couldn't have had a better guide on the trip. He always was so interested in attending to everyone's needs. There were a few hotels on the trip that didn't rise to our standards and we noted them on the evaluation form that Grand Pacific had provided. All in all, with Rommy Fisher's guidance, we couldn't have had a better holiday!
Paulette Tan, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island for Paulette, Travelled on 8th November 2019
A well-organized tour is only possible with folks like Katie and teams who put things together with thought dedication and professionalism. Every aspect of the trip was exactly what I expected it to be, made sweeter by the congeniality of the guide and coach captain. John & Gordon are assets to the industry. Thanks for making my visit so memorable.
Dennis Mitchell & Christine Albanese, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Ultimate Discovery, Travelled on 1st November 2019
We had a wonderful holiday and were very impressed with Grand Pacific and New Zealand Coach tours and will gladly recommend to our friends. Well done all!!!!!
Terry & Judy Wilkinson, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 20th October 2019
Hi Nicole The title of the trip says it all, New Zealand's South Island is indeed spectacular. We enjoyed our tour very much, the scenery was beautiful and the people we met were wonderful. We took many pictures and made many memories. Our thanks to you Nicole for your patience in answering our many questions about the trip and then arranging for additional night stays at both ends of the tour. It was a pleasure dealing with you.
Kathleen and Brian Mitchell, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 23rd October 2019
We had a great trip and enjoyed seeing beautiful New Zealand immensely. Everything was so well organized we just relaxed and enjoyed the sightseeing and tours.
Stephanie Vickers & Julia Forsyth, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 3rd November 2019
We loved our tour of the South Island! The guide and bus driver were great and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing. We even had good views of Mt. Cook. The weather was good until the last 2 days when it rained nonstop. We missed some experiences due to weather, but overall we quite enjoyed the trip.
John & Barbara Lellis, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th September 2019
We had a delightful time on the Grand Pacific tour. Every day presented new opportunities to discover and experience. Our drivers and our guide were first-rate, ever conscious of our needs and worked tirelessly to make our experience special. We bonded with our fellow passengers and were sad to see them part from us. I would have no qualms about recommending this tour to anyone who wants to taste New Zealand for themselves.
Trevor & Patricia Mary Fuller, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, Travelled on 12th October 2019
Grand Pacific's 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise and Coach Experience was a really terrific tour of new Zealand's North and South Islands. Kaz Banks gets a high commendation from me for the wonderful job she did in handling our booking, keeping her eye on the ball and making sure we were kept informed on every detail of planning and itinerary. The tour itself was of extremely good quality. Every aspect of itinerary, organization. group management, accommodation and food was attended to with the needs of the customer as priority one.The beautiful coach so impeccably driven and cared for by Roger deserves a special mention Indeed, this tour rates very close to the top of the list of all the tours my wife and I have undertaken over the past thirty or so years. Thank you to all involved for ensuring that our travel experience was of such excellent quality.
Robert & Mavis Gerrard, Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand for Bob & Mavis, Travelled on 14th October 2019
Thank you very much for arranging our tour. Every thing ran smoothly from our first contact with you to the transfer to the airport in Auckland. We would have no hesitation in recommending both your company, especially yourself, and Grand Pacific. A lovely country and a very memorable holiday. Special recognition to Dennis the Tour Guide and Peter and Lyndsey the Tour Captains. Thank you again and best wishes to all involved.
Petra and John Jones, Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 27th October 2019
Our trip went smoothly apart from an unexpected illness from John on the night of the banquet on the ship. Several people, including our "fearless leader" Chrissie, helped his recovery, She was a tower of strength throughout the whole of our holiday. Our witty driver Ricky was full of information as we travelled as well as helping at stopping places The only criticism that we got very weary of the many short trips when we had to pack and unpack our belongings at the stops we made. The food was great, the bus was great and the countryside was wonderful.
Jennifer Jeffrey, Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 18th October 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the Tour - it was everything I had hoped for. I think we were lucky having only 24 on the tour as everyone mixed together. Raewyn, Andrew & Kevin were excellent, helpful & informative - altogether a very enjoyable holiday, Jenny
Diane Therriault & Gaetan Ross, Grand Pacific Tours 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand Plus Pre Tour Accommodation, Travelled on 13th October 2019
Kia Ora! Gaetan and I were very happy with our wonderful trip to New Zealand, even though mother nature was not on our side. Our photos will have nothing to do with New Zealand publicity, but, we have seen its magnificence and travelled over 6200 km on both islands, which was more than expected. I was more than satisfied with Nichole White’s help in planning this trip, she was keen to answer all my queries and did so efficiently and promptly. She made this trip worriless. We enjoyed every hotel stay except in Omarama which was very basic but I think it was the better option in the area. For us, the highlights of the trip were the Canterbury plains, Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound and Fiordland for the South Island. We did not get to see Mount Cook or Fox Glacier because of cloudy weather and rain. For the North Island, I would say Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Auckland and definitely Paihia and Russell. The weather was sunny and warm. Every place had its own particularity and we appreciated that very much. This tour was very well organized by Grand Pacific Tours. Everything was on schedule and we never had to wait for our hotel keys, they were ready upon arrival, which was great. We had no surprises with anything on our tour, everyone did what was expected of them excellently, that is our coach captain and our tour guide. We knew what to do and what was expected at any time during the day. If you want a trip with great quality and no worries, I would strongly recommend Grand Pacific Tours and would also suggest you contact Nichole White for your planning, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again for all your help. Grand Pacific, we felt we had a good quality/price ratio for this tour. Thanks.
Lorraine and Calder Barrett, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 20th October 2019
Calder and I loved every minute of our tour. You had preplanned it with us perfect to the last. Return flights were very early but it worked well and we were able to return home in the hippy shuttle bus. Jo and Alex did a wonderful job taking us around the magnificent South Island. They are great people and the best I am sure at their jobs, hotels food bus company all good and worked well to make everything go smoothly. The train and boat experiences added variety and interest to the scenery that speaks for itself. Nice breaks and free time to explore and time for extra activities if needed In all a must-do tour. Thanks for everything.
Anita and Mike Born, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 21st October 2019
Kia Ora! Mike and I were very happy with our trip to New Zealand. I was more than thankful to receive help from Servanne for our tour of New Zealand which was my dream. We enjoyed every hotel stay. We cannot think of a favorite place because we love them all. My husband would like to have stayed overnight at Mount Cook and I kind of agree with him versus Te Anau just because the Mount Cook area seemed to have more for us to do but that’s us personally. If you had a 0 to 10 rating, it would be 25. Servanne was more than helpful with any questions I had any time I emailed her ask. She sent us reminders and items for us to prepare perfectly for our trip. We lacked nothing, we had no surprises with anything on our tour, everybody was in place when they needed to be and we knew what we needed to do every second before, during, and after our tour. We would do a tour with Grand Pacific again and we are certainly going to recommend them to our friends. Thank you
Jim and Pat Ball, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 6th October 2019
Fabulous tour. Had a great group of Aussie and Kiwi people. Coach Captains and Tour Guide were fantastic. Best Tour we've ever been on.
Joanne Kelley, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th September 2019
The only way I can describe my experience on this tour is to say it was one of the best ever tours I've taken. I've long hoped to visit New Zealand, and had it not been that I was searching for a company to use to book 2 clients on a South Island tour, I wouldn't have been in touch with Kaz, and with her encouragement, I signed on for a single-share, for the 19-day Showcase tour. For the most part, there is very little I can comment negatively about. Grand Pacific Tours personnel presented a fabulous product. The Coach Captains and Tour Guide were the star performers. I would highly recommend this tour to any first timer visiting New Zealand.
Bruce & Ann Ryan, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 24th September 2019
Oorganisation by you - excellent. The driver and guide - excellent. The hotel accommodation - excellent. The NZ south island country - excellent. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
Hamed Eshraghian & Leela McCullough, Grand Pacific Tours 19 Day Ultimate Discovery, Travelled on 10th September 2019
The tour was great. The natural beauty was amazing. The coach was extremely comfortable. The driver/guide was professional and very knowledgeable. Dinners ended late and we had to go to bed right after it because of early mornings. Hotels, for the most part, were excellent. Some had a small heating unit that didn't heat both the room and the bathroom. Breakfasts and dinners were excellent, but we were in a dairy producing country and there was no non-fat or low-fat yoghurt, which would have been nice. Overall, it was a very enjoyable trip.
Ms Valma Briggs & Annette Marsh, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 21st September 2019
Our tour was amazing Nichole was so helpful a great asset to your company. My sister & I would like to thank all those who made our trip such a wonderful experience.
Colleen Gibson, Grand Pacific Tours 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 11th May 2019
The tour was very good! Accommodation was good loved the hotel in Napier. Loved our tour guide and driver. and the Transfers were good.
Diann & Philip Eiserloh, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase with Post Tour Arrangements, Travelled on 14th March 2019
The Grand Pacific 19 Day NZ Showcase was exactly what we wanted to tour NZ because: it was long enough to get to most of the country it was geared toward really learning about the country the pace was appropriate with a few double nights at the same hotel the food was varied and quite good; there were enough opportunities to eat on our own all the tourist highlights were visited the GP guides and drivers were accomodating, friendly, and authentic. An extra kudo goes to our South Island driver whose name escapes me now who got us off the west coast JUST before the washout of the Waiho River bridge March 25th and thus enabled us to complete the itineraries AND not lose three days stranded there. Your office handled all of the paperwork efficiently, thoroughly, and was available to be phoned any time I needed you. I also appreciate Britt's replacement dealing with additional charges that Air NZ wanted to charge us for changing flights when THEY had changed the flight times which required us to change plans. And she also secured a late check out on the last day in Blenheim before flying to Auckland to return home. Thank you for a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary holiday. Diann Eiserloh
Caroline Lamont, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular + the Bay of Islands, Travelled on 23rd April 2019
Beautiful country and I would revisit. Thanks to Shelley, all the details of the trip were well organized and this made for smooth, fun travel.
Gwynfryn & Pamela Ann Jones, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 14th April 2019
We toured the North Island, wow, what a fabulous area. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We met some great people. I would like to give a big thank you to Grand Pacific Tours for looking after us so well.
Thomas & Elaine Williams, Gene and Debbie Pass, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama (2018-2019), Travelled on 24th April 2019
What a wonderful trip, in my life I have traveled to 33 countries. No trip has been as nice as this one. I have rode many buses but never a better driver than Andrew in the South Island. Our guide Barb was great we never had any problems at all. The timing for the trip was perfect very little bad weather and the foliage was beautiful with snow on the mountain tops, it was great! We choose one optional tour that was a bust and I would not recommend it to anyone, it was the (Awesome wildlife tour) in Dunedin. I would do the trip again if the airplane ride wasn't so long. Thank you for all your efforts.
Lynette O'Mahony, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 6th April 2019
I would like to thank Brigett for organizing my fantastic holiday she went above and beyond, being so helpful and accommodating. The bus I was on was filled with the best 48 people I could possibly have asked for.
Mary Jo Huismann, Linda Crowley, Susan Kouchnerkavich and Loraine Rohrmeier, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 26th March 2019
The South Island tour was wonderful even though the bridge went out. Grand Pacific handled that well! The hotels were wonderful as was the food. Thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all the Aussies! Great group of people! Chris was wonderful and did a great job of keeping us informed and moving! Good guy. Our bus driver on South Island was great too! The bus was in great shape! New Zealand is beautiful, the people are very friendly and you have a great government! Loved New Zealand!
Paul & Margaret James, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th March 2019
Thank you for arranging our tour. It was most appreciated. Our tour director John, was a perfect gentleman, most helpful and added to our experience. He was always there to help us off the coach. Our coach drivers, Kenny, for the North Island and Andrew on the South Island, were full of knowledge and were masters when it came to their ability to drive. These three men made what was a good trip into a fantastic adventure. All our accommodation was top notch, and meals great. Breakfast was a buffet with many choices and usually dinner the same. We had great weather and many places of interest along the way. We enjoyed the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Maori Hangi at Rotorua and Hobbiton. Wonderful boat trip at Milford Sound. Took a helicopter ride and landed on a glacier, which was a great experience. Enjoyed Arrowtown, in an old mining area. Also went to the glow worms caves at Te Anau. Our last night in Christchurch, we had a private room with entertainment which finished our tour off very well. Met so many friendly people on our tour. I would recommend this tour with Grand Pacific Tours to all.
Kim & Yvonne Brett, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th March 2019
Kia Ora Shelley, Thank you so much for your help when I called you last year. I didn't know where or when to go or which trip to choose, but you spent the time to explain all the choices and the things that we really should see on our trip. The 19-day trip was just perfect, and we saw so many things on both of the islands. We were able to add some extra things while we were there and we were also able to just take some time and relax when we had two nights in a hotel. Most of the hotels were top notch, and the tour guide and bus drivers were excellent. When the itinerary had to change because Typhoon Trevor wiped out the Waiho bridge to the west coast, our tour director made all the arrangements to change our accommodations and provide alternate activities for our group. All in all, we had a great time and met some really wonderful people along the way. Thank you for your help!
Lynette Harrison, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 26th March 2019
I had a wonderful time in New Zealand, the North and South Islands are so different. The North Island is very much like the east coast of NSW and very beautiful, I loved the Bay of Islands. I did prefer the South Island with its spectacular scenery.
George Mizzi & Margaret Bajada, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 5th February 2019
A well organized tour. Will recommend this tour to our friends. Thank you for making our tour so simple and easy, and we really enjoyed listening to our tour leader and made sure everyone is comfortable and relaxed, most of all took lots of photos for memories to enjoy and look back. Thanks for the memories.
Kay Ryan and Helen Popp, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 23rd March 2019
I really enjoyed all aspect of the tours - from the first contact with Grand Pacific Staff to the competent bus driver and guide. It was interesting to observe the amount of organization that took place to accommodate (tourists) needs and expectations. The restaurants and staff rated well overall. My fellow passengers were friendly and inclusive and I would highly recommend your company to friends and family.
Cherryl and Nicholas Ware, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th march 2019
Chelsea you did a magnificent job organising our first tour ever, we had a wonderful experence and can't thank you enough for all your help, even booking online I had never done before. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
Michael and Dorla Tobey, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 12th March 2019
We had an amazing experience. New Zealand Coach Tours did a magnificent job of setting up a tour we will remember forever.
Paul & Margaret James, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th March 2019
We arrived home after an amazing Holiday in New Zealand. We were very fortunate as the weather was great, hotel accommodation and meals also. We had two very safe and knowledgable coach drivers, a different one for each island, and a tour director that was a perfect friendly gentleman who made sure all ran smoothly. The crossing of the strait was a very smooth sailing, and at Milford Sound, it was a very sunny day that allowed us beautiful photos and a helicopter ride landing on a glacier. We met some very friendly people from around the world. On the last night Grand Pacific Tours gave us a dinner, with entertainment, in a private room. It was enjoyed by all. Thank you so much for organizing the holiday for us, it was most appreciated.
Brian and Madelaine Woods, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th March 2019
We found the tour of both islands very well organised. Overall, we enjoyed seeing all the sights and found the meals very good. Both coach drivers Chris in the North Island & Riki in the South Island were excellent. Also, our Tour Guide Alan Chadwick was very caring & explained everything to us.
CHI YING LI IP, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 14th March 2019
The 19 day tour was an amazing experience for us. New Zealand is really a scenic country. But we must say that the service we received was above our expectation. The team, from the tour guide to the drivers are performing their duty well. Apart from being informative and knowledgeable, they show enthusiam in their work and were always ready to help. Well done. The activities arranged are entertaining mostly, some we liked very much. We feel that we have make a good choice to join in this tour of your company and would recommend this to our friends too. Last and not the least, thanks to Christina for your helpful attitude, quick and unfailing response to answer any query.
Dee, Steven & Johnson, Merrilie Cardiali and Alissa Anderson, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 22nd March 2019
Our trip exceeded our expectations. New Zealand truly is a beautiful country. We are so happy to have booked with Grand Pacific and loved all the attention to details. Our tour guide and driver made a wonderful team as they were a wealth of information and shared entertaining stories along the way. We did miss seeing Milford Sound because of the stormy weather but we did see hundreds of waterfalls that not everyone gets to see. There was a plan B and everything continued to go well. We are now talking about returning as we have certainly had a taste of New Zealand. I can heartily recommend Grand Pacific tours and the friendly help of New Zealand Coach Tours, always prompt in answering my questions.
Simon & Nichola Thorn, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 11th March 2019
We had a fantastic trip. All the tour staff were amazing and everything worked smoothly. Thanks for everything.
Christl Hill & Elisabeth Bacher, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 17th March 2019
We had an amazing tour..sunshine and no wind or rain for the whole 10 days! Brian is THE best bus driver ever and so knowledgeable about all aspects of New Zealand! Leanne was very helpful and brought such a relaxed atmosphere into the group. The North Island is still waiting for us and we hope to be booking with you again in the near future, would certainly recommend Grand Pacific to other friends and family.
Bonnie Balch and Lauren Nackoney, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 6th March 2019
My niece, Lauren, and I had an absolutely FABULOUS time!!! Your country is an amazing place! The people are wonderful and the landscape beautiful! It was a dream come true for me as I had been there 48 years ago and wanted to see how it had changed - and changed it has. When I was there in the early '70's Auckland had one tall building--the Intercontinental Hotel and many small colourful homes for families to live in. We went to Hobbiton, the Glow Worm Caves, and I went on a wine tour while Lauren went on a Canyon tour then hiked off the gondola for three hours in Queenstown. We loved all of the many and varied tours planned by Grand Pacific, especially the Milford Sound cruise where the Captain pulled right into the base of the waterfall! We stopped at a castle for a tour and tea and scones--YUMMY!!! In Queenstown, we took a cruise on a steamship to a plantation where we had a lovely dinner and sheep demonstration, including a shearing. Rotorua and the geysers, mineral baths, and mud pits were fascinating. I loved seeing Wellington and Dunedin which I had never been to before. The food was fantastic and bountiful--breakfast was always a typical English breakfast plus many other things on a buffet. Dinner was a variety of entrees with all of the trimmings and some delicious desserts! I got reacquainted with "pavlova" a favourite - I couldn't get enough! I think I gained 10 pounds! Our guide was awesome and took care of our every need! She was delightful and had a wonderful sense of humour. Our bus drivers were amazing drivers and great storytellers. We learned SO much about your country through their commentary. Thank you New Zealand Coach Tours for all you did to ensure we had a beautiful, safe, and AWESOME trip!Read more
Just looking at my pictures again of our tour in March. Great memories of a fabulous trip!!!
I realized that I forgot to mention Chelsea, our booking agent, in my review! Thank you, Chelsea, for doing such a wonderful job of helping us plan our trip! You always explained how things worked and answered my emails and phone calls so promptly! You took all the stress out of planning such a far away destination. Thank you for making our trip a dream come true, Chelsea! You, your company, and the people of New Zealand are the BEST in the world!!!!💝
Marilyn Rix, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 6th March 2019
Thank you for an amazing trip of both the North and South Islands. The Itinerary was full but very enjoyable. Maybe a few additional 2-night stops would ease the early morning starts.
Carol & Glenn Guilbault, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 24th February 2019
This was our best trip ever! We love everything about your country. Everyone we met was so welcoming. We enjoyed learning about the history of how New Zealand was discovered and how the Maori people migrated to this island. We saw the most amazing scenery from the most northern part of the island, Cape Reinga to the southern island where we saw some amazing mountain ranges, waterfalls and glaciers. We were so spiritually touched by the Maori people that my husband and I both had Ta Mokas (tattoos) done in Queenstown by a Maori artist. We will always remember our wonderful holiday, as well as, all of our new treasured friendships we made along the way. We would like to thank our Tours drivers and our tour guide for the making our trip such a memorable one.
Gay Said, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 13th March 2019
Well, we arrived in Christchurch to a wonderful welcome. Straight to our hotel the Distinction in Christchurch, What a lovely hotel! We could not fault it, the hotel itself was beautiful, the food was great. The next day we had a great train ride up to Arthur’s Pass that was spectacular. The Scenic hotel in Franz Josef was even better, very friendly welcoming. We loved our coach captain and our tour guide. Overall our trip was a great experience we loved every minute. Good memories.
John & Susan Doherty, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 2nd March 2019
Everything was clearly explained, contact was easy, decisions straightforward from deciding what we wanted to making payments. All the information arrived in a timely fashion and experienced no issues from booking to arriving and enjoying the tour.
Mark Thomson & Jacqueline Shelton, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 7th March 2019
We both enjoyed the tour very much. The hotels were pretty good, as was the food and we had some wonderful experiences.
Stephen & Christine Huntley, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 4th February 2019
Good communication with Heather and other New Zealand Coach Tours staff made the booking experience positive. The tour was well organised and professionally delivered. The majority of the hotels were very good, however. The selection of food at all the hotels was first class. Overall, the holiday exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to all concerned.
John & Sheena Freaney, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 7th October 2018
This tour gave you a very full outlook of New Zealand both North and South island. The drivers were very informative about the local areas you passed through. I can thoroughly recommend this tour to see most of New Zealand very comfortably.
Alan & Barbara Schnoll, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 3rd November 2018
Swarna & Krishna Mohan, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island (2018-2019), Travelled on 18th January 2019
The trip was fabulous! All the arrangements were outstanding. We could tell that great care was taken to choose the best hotels for the budget in each area. Peter, our bus driver, was not only an excellent driver, but he and our guide Chris were quite the comedy team! The two of them were very knowledgeable about the areas we toured, and the local stories added a great deal to our enjoyment. Our travel specialists were very professional, easy to communicate with and extremely patient with our many questions! I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is planning to visit New Zealand.
Jan & Robert Body, Grand Pacific 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape (2018-2019), Travelled on 16th October 2018
This was one of the most special tours into an area of spectacularly natural beauty, guided by a very knowledgable driver/guide. All the accommodation was well received. We look forward, at some stage in the future, to returning and visit other aspects of the Southland. Thank you.
Jill Evans, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 30th September 2019
We loved all of it.
Herb Berg & Maria Velasquez, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 19th February 2019
Wonderful Trip. All accommodations were as described, our coach captain was fantastic, keeping us laughing at every moment while on the bus. Each of our destinations were well planned, lots of fun and interesting. Our bus drivers were particularly helpful. All in all, I would recommend this trip for anyone wanting to see a complete New Zealand. One thing I would have liked to see on this trip was a visit to the Kauri Tree Forests in the north of the North Island. But I realize that time was limited. Again great trip and wonderful coordination.
Ankara & Bill Rosser, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, Travelled on 16th February 2019
You were very helpful and the trip was great. The people of New Zealand were more than helpful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our travel mates. The coach was well designed and we enjoyed moving seats from day to day allowing everyone time at the front and back of the coach. I did not enjoy the lengthy random stops for coffee and shopping. I personally did not want to shop my way through New Zealand and would rather have stopped for a break, bathroom, coffee or lunch and then back onto our designated major area. More time in the city with hotel facilities would have suited me.
Wendy Stansfield, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 11th February 2019
I had a wonderful holiday, everything was very well organised down to the last detail. Hotels were very good. Food and service at all the hotels were excellent. Our coach tour and driver were well organised, friendly and helpful. My fellow passengers were all friendly and good company. The scenery is wonderful and I took many photos! Thank you again.
Arthur & Heather Linnemeyer, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 18th February 2019
My daughter Heather and I could not have been more pleased with our 14 day tour. Barbara our guide and Mike and Steve our drivers made the trips in the coach informative and entertaining as we enjoyed the amazing landscapes and unique features in your beautiful country. When we encountered a change of itinerary due to a slide over our route, New Zealand Coach Tours allowed us a wonderful change and brought us to the Hermitage Hotel and the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center, which we much appreciated. Our travel companions were a congenial group that made the experience even better. Thank you for taking care of us so well!
JANET/LARRY GIFFORD, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 8th February 2019
Thank you for all your help along this truly incredible journey. It seemed like every time we ran into a little bad weather we were on the bus but when we got to our destination it cleared up. The bad weather going into milford sound let us witness a true wonder of nature with all the waterfalls. I must say that the entertainment at the farewell dinner was a perfect ending to the trip of a lifetime. Thanks again for guiding us along.
Brian (William) Healy and Marie Schelfaut, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 18th February 2019
Marie and I had a wonderful experience on tour in February. Our guide Rae Moors and our driver Rod were excellent and ran a well-organized trip for all. As New Zealanders they added a lot to our knowledge and enjoyment of every place we visited. The itinerary and hotels were expertly chosen. We definitely would recommend this tour to our friends. Thank you for helping us with the arrangements! You were helpful every step of the way!
Debbie Wiltshire, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 19th February 2019
I had an absolutely fabulous time. Kevin our driver was an excellent driver and he and Richard worked in well together. Our tour group was good - in part because of the humour and relaxed manner that Richard and Kevin displayed. They were able to assist me to choose a tour I wanted to do on my free day in the Bay of Islands which I greatly appreciated as tours suggested in the booklet had not appealed to me. I am so glad I chose this tour!!
Harry & Rosemarie Stevens, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Discovery (2018-2019), Travelled on 6th February 2019
Thank you for all your help and making our trip such a success. It was a wonderful experience, our coach was fabulous and I would never consider anything but the ultimate. Our driver Linda was amazing. Food, for the most part, was exceptional. Accommodations, very good, not all five star but they were acceptable. All of our extra or optional tours were fabulous, only wished I’d of taken one more, the flight over Mount Cook. All of your extra arrangements worked out fabulously. You were such a pleasure to deal with and Rosemarie and I thank you immensely for our wonderful experience to New Zealand. My brother now can’t wait to do the same trip. Thanks again.
Robert Cadotte, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 9th February 2019
I would like to thank you for your great service. The whole trip when without a hitch from the day I arrived until the day I left. The tour was magnificent and I would recommend it to anyone interested in going to New Zealand. Your constant emails, follow-ups, itinerary, hotel lists and much more that I required was a great help and appreciated. I would recommend for people interested in any tour in New Zealand that they book their travel with your organization. Your web site, the registration, payments and follow-ups were all simple and easy to use.
Susan Guard and John Stagg, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 6th February 2019
John and I thoroughly enjoyed the 19 day tour. We went to the most amazing places. It's difficult to choose the highlights as the whole experience was amazing. We flew over the Southern Alps, went on a cruise on the Milford Sound to get close to waterfalls, went on a Jetboat and a Duck. We also went to Hobbiton, rode on gondolas and had breakfast on top of a mountain, and we attended a Maori Hangi and concert. We were very fortunate with the weather, (our Tour Guide said that it was the best view of Mount Cook she had ever seen.) We have lots of beautiful photos of our best holiday ever. Would definitely recommend.
Robert Cadotte, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 9th February 2019
Thank you for your great service. The whole trip when without a hitch from the day I arrived to the day I left. The tour was magnificent and I would recommend it to anyone interested in going to New Zealand. Your constant emails with follow-ups and all the information I required was a great help and appreciated. I would also recommend that any person interested in any tour in New Zealand book their tour with your organization. From your web site, the registration, payments and follow-ups were simple and easy to use. Again thank you for your professionalism that made this trip so much better.
George Mizzi & Margaret Bajada, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 5th February 2019
Everything was well organised. Thank you for giving us great memories.
Maureen Meikle, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 3rd February 2019
This was a great holiday. I was very impressed with Grand Pacific. There were several totally magical days on both the North and South Islands. The food and hotels were excellent. The day trips were very well chosen. I would highly recommend this tour.
Robert Ellis, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 3rd February 2019
It was fantastic, on the whole tour everyone mixed very well, the guide and drivers were very knowledgeable, and a great laugh. I would recommend and use again.
Rod & Kathryn Gibbs, Grand Pacific 10 Day Ultimate South Island Escape onto Best Value Grand Pacific 8 Day Taste of the North Island, Travelled on 17th January 2019
One of the best vacations we’ve ever had. The “Ultimate" bus was amazing as were all accommodations, food, service. Everything was perfect. Couldn’t ask for a better way to really see New Zealand.
John and Alvina Callister, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 20th January 2019
All we can say is “BRILLIANT”. From the original contact with Narissa right through, the whole thing was handled with expertise, helpfulness and courteousness. The trip itself was well beyond our expectations. New Zealand and its people were friendly and welcoming. We will be back.
Terence Ryan, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
Shelley was really helpful in advising me of tour options and keeping in contact along the way so that I was fully ready for my trip. The Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase that was recommended and which I ended up doing was wonderful. The company was extremely professional and efficient. The guides and drivers did their utmost to make sure the clients all had an enjoyable time. The guide, Brenda Taylor, was particularly approachable and helpful. I couldn't recommend this tour and GPT highly enough.
Tony and Carol Gadd, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 21st January 2019
An extremely well organised experience which met and exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail was excellent, even down to the planned comfort stops. The commentary from our guides, and particularly the coach captains, were both informative as well as entertaining. The excursions, both included as well as optional, were well arranged to fit into the overall itinerary, and offered something for everyone. We certainly took part in some thrilling trips which we might otherwise have missed out. Given the time available, we certainly covered a lot of ground, and very much got a good taste of New Zealand.
Ghanshyam and Daxa Merai, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
We came back recently from our 19 days tour of New Zealand (both islands). We had wonderful time. All arrangements from Narissa Phipps and Grand Pacific were excellent. Our tour guide Brenda was wonderful and helpful at all times. I will recommend my family and friends this trip with great joy. Thanks Merai
Jeremy & Judith Paterson, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 22nd January 2019
Excellent service from Grand Pacific. Booking was straightforward and efficient. Tour was of a very high standard. Would thoroughly recommend this tour
Tom Wilson, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 16th January 2019
We had a fantastic time on our tour. Our guide Paul was fantastic. He shared his love and knowledge of NZ with us and made the tour special. Both of our coach drivers, Lindsay in the North Island and Peter on the South Island, are absolutely the best at what they do. This was our first visit to NZ and we loved every minute of it. Our tour took us to all of the great and scenic spots and included lots of diverse experiences that we would have missed had we gone on our own. The logistics, hotels and meals were also beyond our expectations. Thank you very much Grand Pacific!
Sue knight, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 17th January 2019
Very helpful. Cannot say anything negative about the booking or tour itself. All good. Many thanks
Phil Mercurio and Athanasia Susie Colomvakos, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience - Travelled on 8th January 2019
We recently returned from the Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail Cruise and Coach Trip and it was fabulous end-to-end. It was a real treat to be in a small group and luxury bus. A regular 48 seat bus custom fitted with only 20 “business class” seats (10 per side). Linda was our coach/guide and she was tremendously knowledgeable and took such good care of us end to end. Narissa of New Zealand Coach Tours helped us with our booking and itinerary and was a pleasure to deal with. This was a trip of a lifetime. We highly recommend both Grand Pacific and New Zealand Coach Tours ! If you are thinking of going, book early as the trips sell out fast ! Great value for what’s included and the quality of the travel, hotels, included tours, meals etc.
Teresa Reeve and Lucy Parker, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular, Travelled on 22nd January 2019
All the arrangements went like clockwork. We had no problems, even me with my broken ankle, and were so well looked after at every stop. I would heartedly recommend Grand Pacific tours to anybody visiting New Zealand,we have a myriad of good and happy memories of our tour. We benefited from a well planned itinerary with appropriate time allocated for each visit all except for Napier where we really did need more time to do it justice. Maybe leave out Masterton where time dragged? Our driver, Megan, was excellent along with Brenda who completed the team. We had a wonderful visit and have a far greater understanding now of New Zealand and it’s people. Thank you to Amanda and team at New Zealand Coach Tours.
Susan Holmes, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, travelled on 18th January 2019
That was the most amazing trip!!! Far exceeded my expectations. Nothing to fault and can't wait to do another one.
Prakash and Shree Korde, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer, travelled on 5th December 2018
I give your tour a 5 star overall rating. The coach was superb. The South Island hotels were very good and dinners enjoyable. Not happy with George in Christchurch when we returned there as they charged 15 dollars for a sparkling wine and don't fill the glass full! North island hotels and food was great. On the last day in Auckland, going round the city was left to the very last. After the visit to kauri museum - my personal opinion - would be to reverse the schedule and finish on a high note after Kauri museum. Our guide and driver Dave Underwood was ultimate!! He was simply the best - meticulous, considerate and his dedication to good service excellent. Lastly if you incorporate contact with New Zealander's on the trip- a farm stay, a family dinner- might enrich the experience. We would recommend to family and friends NZFT AS TOPS!
Richard and Gillian Gillingham, Grand Pacific 16 Day Ultimate Explorer (2018-2019), Travelled on 5th December 2018
Your help in arranging a brilliant NZ holiday was definitely 10 out of 10! We had a lovely attentive & informative coach captain. The Grand Pacific Ultimate Tour itinerary was excellent and we would highly recommend it. The quality of the coach and standard of accommodation and meals was also excellent throughout. Kind regards & thanks
Margaret Gaerlan, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase, Travelled on 8th November 2018
Really loved this tour! It was well prepared, well planned. Every time I had a question, or a comment, it was answered quickly. I can't wait to go back, and use the same services! A first rate operation.
Manuel & Maria Luisa Rodrigues, Grand Pacific 10 Day South Island Spectacular, Travelled on 17th November 2018
Everything was fine. We enjoyed very much the tour. New Zealand is wonderful country!
George & Helen Lauscher, Grand Pacific 9 Day Northern Spectacular with Post Tour Arrangements, Travelled on 8th November 2018
The entire tour exceeded our expectations. The hotels and meals were excellent. The entire tour was well organized and the tour guide plus the coach driver were excellent. The additions to our tour itinerary were very good and we especially enjoyed the Northern Explorer.
Annette Terry, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 5th November 2018
I had a fabulous time - bit too much travelling on the bus - needed to be more days where we spent 2 nights in the one place
John & Susan Whiting, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 4th November 2018
Enjoyed the tour very much and NZ exceeded our expectations. Tour was well run and coach drivers and tour guide were excellent. Some of the added extras were too expensive for our budget.
Ghislaine Bovy, Grand Pacific 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour, travelled on 4th November 2018
From the organization of the tour, the attention to details and the timely answer to all my questions, I probably spent one of the best vacations ever. Enjoying a very comfortable coach with large windows to admire the scenery, I also appreciated so much Brian, our guide who took extremely good care of us. Caring and so patient, he was the perfect companion for all of us. Present each time we stepped out of the coach, asking for news, giving us all the necessary info and very knowledgeable about everything we saw and visited was amazing! Thank you for this fabulous trip! Loved every minute of it!
Paul Hutchinson & Gayle Sargeant, Grand Pacific 16 Day Highlights of New Zealand, Travelled on 3rd November 2018
Very satisfied with all arrangements
Brian Lenton, Grand Pacific 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Experience, travelled on 28th October 2018
Nice to hear from you again and thank you for every thing you done for me from booking the holiday and keeping me informed start to finish. Also it was nice talking to you on the free 0800 number from the UK it is more of a personal touch than an email. As for the holiday it was amazing and everything went to plan, you have such a lovely country i did not want to come back home the only down side was the flight it was a killer. The sight seeing and hotels were first class and the food was fantastic. The south island is so dramatic compared with the north its a bit like the Scottish highlands as we were heading from Franz Josef to Queenstown the heavens opened up and i have never seen rain like it and it went on for 24 hours but it did not affect us as we were on the coach to our next hotel. The coach driver Linda was fantastic I got on really well with her and because I am an early bird and was up and down for breakfast every morning at 6.30am Linda used to follow shortly afterwards so we used to have a good old chat before the other 13 came down - she did wind me up about the All Blacks beating us at rugby though and was all in good fun. As I said its one holiday I will be talking about for a long time to come. Thanks again for all your help.
Mark and Michael Lyons, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, travelled on 2nd November 2018
Just wanted to let you know how pleased my brother and I were with the Grand Pacific Tour we took on your recommendation. It was great in all respects. The guide Lorraine Alexander was friendly and well organized. The two coach drivers were excellent drivers, knowledgeable about NZ history and the flora and fauna we encountered. The accommodations were fine and the meals superb; especially breakfast. I'm in a scrambled eggs coma! We encountered some difficulties due to the weather but the guide and driver coped with barely a hitch. The road to the Fox Glacier was washed out so they took us to the Franz-Joseph Glacier instead. The Trans-Alpine railroad was washed out so we took the coach back to Christchurch. The Arthur Pass was washed out so we diverted to the Lewis Pass. The tour Schedule was maintained! Finally, the other passengers were totally friendly and congenial which made the trip most welcoming. Further, the South Island is a jewel. The driver (Geoff) told us that New Zealand had fourteen National Parks. My brother's observation was that the whole South Island was a National Park.
Marsha Pasterski, Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island, Travelled on 18th October 2018
My Grand Pacific 9 Day Taste of the South Island bus tour was perfect in every way! The bus was very comfortable and clean. Every hotel was very nice and provided excellent service and meals. The locations we visited were absolutely beautiful at every turn. The coach driver (Riki) and tour guide (Dave) were wonderful. They made our trip very enjoyable and took pride in showing their country to us. The activities included in the bus tour added to the value and my personal experience. I loved every minute and hope to return one day!
Vijayalakshmi and Mahadevan Sridharan, Grand Pacific 14 Day New Zealand Panorama, Travelled on 18th October 2018
It was a wonderful experience, especially the South Island. Our bus driver Ricky was very knowledgeable and the tour leader Dave organised everything really well.
Ann Walker & Jean Cawkwell, Grand Pacific 19 Day New Zealand Showcase (2018-2019), Travelled on 5th October 2018
Every day was a wonderful experience. Such knowledgeable drivers and first class treatment all the way. Took a number of the optional tours and they just added to the whole experience. Thank you for a great time.
Truuske van Dorssen, Grand Pacific 19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour, Travelled on 7th October 2018
Very well organized. Very good hotels and dinners. our tour leader and driver were excellent!!! Words are not enough! Thank you for everything!