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New Zealand and Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sights and 19 Day Ultimate Rail, Cruise & Coach Tour

24 NIGHTS FROM £10,639 per person

This exciting itinerary starts off in the metropolis of Hong Kong, take in the sights and sounds of the city with the ever popular laser show that lights up the skyline nightly, then see it all from above with a tram ride up Victoria Peak. Continue on this ultimate journey to New Zealand, with a small group touring itinerary that combines rail, coach and a Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, taking in the sights and scenery of the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Travel in style on a full-size state of the art coach, fitted out with just 20 reclining leather seats and panoramic views providing a Business Class level of comfort. The adventure ends with a final stop in Hong Kong where more exciting experiences await. 


place DAYS 1 - 3 - Hong Kong

Hong Kong

This exciting itinerary starts off in the metropolis of Hong Kong, take in the sights and sounds of the city with the ever popular laser show that lights up the skyline nightly, then see it all from above with a tram ride up Victoria Peak. Soak up the rich culture, history and art scene, with a visit to West Kowloon. Spending some time at M+ Museum and Hong Kong Palace Museum is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the city’s cultural heritage and artistic expressions. Make a pitstop to quench your thirst in the city’s most Instagrammable bars such as Ozone, the highest bar in the world which allows you to nurse specialty drinks in an avant-garde setting and take in spectacular views of the skyline. Alternatively, enjoy a cocktail or two at the mysterious, evocative Salon de Ning, a 1930s-inspired underground bar at The Peninsula, Hong Kong.

place DAY 4 - Auckland


On arrival into Auckland you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions.

place DAYS 5 - 6 - Auckland - Bay of Islands

Auckland - Bay of Islands

Board the luxurious Ultimate Coach and enjoy a city tour of Auckland, dubbed the ‘City of Sails’, before travelling to Matakohe to enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum. Travel via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location of the signing of the treaty between the Mãori tribes and the British

place DAY 7 - Bay of Islands - Auckland

Bay of Islands - Auckland

This morning you will explore the scenic beauty of the Bay of Islands aboard a luxury catamaran. Cruise to Cape Brett and the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. On return to Paihia, travel south, call into the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree before returning to Auckland.

place DAYS 8 - 9 - Auckland - Rotorua

Auckland - Rotorua

This morning travel to Glenbrook Vintage Railway for a nostalgic 15 kilometre trip back in time on a beautifully restored vintage steam train. Depart Glenbrook and travel through magnificent countryside of rolling hills and green pastures famous for dairying. Continue to Rotorua to visit the National Kiwi Hatchery, for a unique behind the scenes tour of the world’s largest kiwi hatchery.

The following day gondola ride and breakfast at Skyline Rotorua where spectacular views are on offer. There is also time for a thrilling luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action-packed hour of farming entertainment and education that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Travel to Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. This evening experience an entertaining Mãori Hãngi and Concert.

place DAYS 10 - 11 - Rotorua - Wellington

Rotorua - Wellington

Travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the spectacular Huka Falls. Continue to Lake Taupo for some free time to enjoy this scenic lakeside town. Travel via the Tongariro National Park and then continue south to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.

A highlight the following morning will be time to explore Gallipoli: A Scale of War exhibition at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. Cutting edge technology brings these stories to life through the eyes of New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Reboard your Ultimate coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show.

place DAYS 12 - 13 - Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch

Wellington - Kaikoura - Christchurch

This morning board the Interislander ferry, cross the Cook Strait and enjoy the scenery as you travel through the Marlborough Sounds to Picton. Join the Coastal Pacific, a truly spectacular rail journey that follows a thin wedge of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikõura Ranges. Meet your Ultimate Coach in the fishing village of Kaikõura for the journey to the garden city of Christchurch.

The next day visit the International Antarctic Centre designed to provide an informative account of life in Antarctica. This is followed by an introductory city tour of Christchurch. This afternoon includes a journey on board the Christchurch Tram at your leisure.

place DAY 14 - Christchurch - Fox Glacier

Christchurch - Fox Glacier

This morning board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps. Board your Ultimate Coach and travel to Hokitika, famous for its Greenstone before continuing via Franz Josef to the township of Fox Glacier where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers.

place DAYS 15 - 16 - Fox Glacier - Queenstown

Fox Glacier - Queenstown

See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast. Continue via the Haast Pass, an area of stunning beauty before arriving into Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to picturesque Queenstown, a year-round resort situated on the shores of magical Lake Wakatipu.

place DAY 17 - Queenstown - Doubtful Sound

Queenstown - Doubtful Sound

Today travel via Te Anau to Manapouri. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you cruise across this glacial lake. A short ride over the Wilmot Pass brings you to the boarding point to join the Fiordland Navigator for an amazing overnight experience. As you cruise through the pristine beauty of Doubtful Sound, naturalist guides will provide commentary and point out the resident wildlife. When evening falls enjoy a delicious carvery buffet prepared by the onboard chef.

place DAY 18 - Doubtful Sound - Te Anau

Doubtful Sound - Te Anau

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading back to Deep Cove for the trip to Manapouri. Return to the wharf and meet your Ultimate Coach for the journey to Te Anau where you will enjoy an afternoon at leisure. You may like to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves (optional).

place DAYS 19 - 20 - Te Anau - Dunedin

Te Anau - Dunedin

Travel via Gore and Balclutha to Dunedin, famous for its stunning Edwardian and Victorian architecture dating back to the gold rush of the 1800s. Today Dunedin is New Zealand’s oldest university city.

The following day travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle. On a guided tour you will hear the tragic and scandalous stories followed by time to wander around this Garden of International Significance and an Ultimate High Tea served in the Grand Ballroom. Return to Dunedin for a city tour.

place DAY 21 - Dunedin - Christchurch

Dunedin - Christchurch

This morning travel to the city of Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue north to Pleasant Point Museum and Railway for a short rail experience followed by lunch and time to explore the preserved heritage of the South Canterbury railway. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with selected beverages and your newfound friends.

place DAYS 22 - 24 - Hong Kong

Hong Kong

The adventure ends with a final stop in Hong Kong where more exciting experiences await. 

DAY 25 - Depart Hong Kong

Depart Hong Kong


24 NIGHTS FROM £10,639 per person

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