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Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, has released the special departure date for its three Christmas tours – the 18 Day Festive Season Tour, 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour & 23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise & Luxury Coach.

Managing Director of Grand Pacific Tours, Peter Harding, said, “Everyone needs to celebrate the Christmas season in New Zealand at least once in their lifetime”. “From seeing the stunning red blossoms of the pohutukawa tree to enjoying time with your travelling companions, these festive holidays will be remembered,” he said.

The 18 Day Festive Season Tour departs on 19 December 2013 and is a memorable journey around both North and South Islands. The special day will begin by boarding the vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw to cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Take a seat with your merry travel mates at the Colonel’s Homestead and enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. On this tour you will experience attractions such as Larnach Castle, Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum, the world famous TranzAlpine Rail Journey, a Milford Sound Cruise and the thermal mud pools and springs of Rotorua. Also included is a New Year’s Eve dinner in Rotorua, the cultural hub of the North Island. Prices start from $4334 per person (ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL).
The 11 Day Ultimate Christmas Tour will depart on 19 December 2013, where you will enjoy the South Island of New Zealand during the festive season. Travel in a small group aboard the opulent Ultimate coach and experience attractions including Larnach Castle, the world famous TranzAlpine Rail Journey and a Milford Sound cruise. Spend Christmas lunch at Colonel’s Homestead and enjoy a traditional festive meal with all the trimmings. Including premium hotel accommodation with three 2 night stays, this will be seasonal holiday to remember. Only 20 luxury leather seats per tour available.  Prices start from $4824 per person (ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL).
For those looking for something different, the 23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise & Luxury Coach holiday departs on 22 December 2013 and offers a unique Christmas day.  Spend the big day on board the sophisticated Celebrity Solstice, enjoying the festivities and delicious meals on board, or alternatively spend the day exploring cosmopolitan Melbourne. You will then bid farewell to Australia before continuing your journey to the land of the long white cloud. The celebrations will continue with New Year’s Eve spent at sea – an experience not to be missed. As a whole, you will spend 12 nights aboard the Celebrity Solstice and 10 nights on a luxury coach tour. Prices start from $6549 per person (ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL).

More information on Grand Pacific Tours Festive Tours can be found at or by calling 1800 622 768.

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