New Zealand’s coach holiday specialists Grand Pacific Tours has launched the 23 Day Best of New Zealand by Cruise and Luxury Coach in collaboration with Celebrity Cruises. This innovative and first of its kind tour is borne out of the necessity to offer travellers more than just a fine cruise experience. According to Managing Director Peter Harding this is to ensure that travellers boarding the cruise get to see more than just the ports where they anchor.
Travellers will get to enjoy all the comforts of being on a luxury cruiseliner in the first phase of the tour as well as the fun of travelling in a luxury coach for the remainder. The tour begins at Sydney on board the Celebrity Solstice, a modern luxury cruiseliner that will take you across the Tasmanian Sea to New Zealand. While the luxury cruiseliner heads for New Zealand you can spend your time idling away in your Stateroom enjoying the finest in luxury offerings on board; a 24-hour room service at your beck and call, the finest Egyptian cotton linen on bed, an interactive flat screen TV and your personal toiletries in the bathroom.
But the Celebrity Solstice is not only this but more. Enjoy the upper deck of the cruiseliner decked with lush green natural grass or enjoy a drink or two or delve into some fine dining experience at the chic restaurants below or spend some time at the sophisticated lounges, the Celebrity Solstice is a true one of a kind experience.
The tour stops at such wonderful locations as Wellington, the Milford Sound, Dunedin, Akaroa and Tauranga en-route to Auckland. This is where you disembark the Celebrity Solstice at the end of the 12 night cruise and hop on to a luxury coach for the next leg of the tour to such world famous attractions as the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Tour, the Hobbiton Movie Set and a train journey to the TranzAlpine. The luxury coach leg of the tour lasts for 10 nights.
Managing Director Peter Harding mentioned that apart from the luxurious stays on board the Celebrity Solstice and the fine dining experience, travellers will be able to taste the cultural side of New Zealand along with an opportunity to explore the heartlands of the real New Zealand.
Price for the cruise & coach tour starts at $6049 pp (ex SYD, MEL, BNE & OOL). It includes flight tickets from New Zealand to your airport of choice, taxes, almost all of the meals, attractions, cruise and coach travel expenses.