The festive season in New Zealand is a unique experience for visitors and locals alike. Blessed with diversity in topography and culture, the Land of the Long White Cloud offers stunning weather and plenty of Christmas cheer.
New Zealand's Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa, is a gnarly spreading tree that has vibrant red flowers throughout summer and it is believed to be a barometer for the weather during the festive season. When locals comment that "the Pohutukawas are out early", you can anticipate a long, hot summer.
New Zealand is a truly unique place and one way to experience it all is on a coach holiday with Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand coach holiday specialists.
"New Zealand is 'a world in miniature', packed full of the best experiences people travel to many countries in search of," managing director of Grand Pacific Tours, Peter Harding, said.
"Relax in armchair comfort as you travel through each region, feeling secure in the hands of a professional Coach Captain whose reliable knowledge, stories, and legends lead to many laughs along the way."
As part of their Special Interest Tours, Grand Pacific Tours offer a range of festive season itineraries to suit various budgets and time frames. These specially crafted tours give travellers the opportunity to enjoy the festive season Kiwi-style. Special Interest Tours are innovative holidays that cater to a traveller's specific interests.
Departing December 20, 2019, the 11 Day Festive South Island Tour encompasses all the beautiful, natural landscapes and attractions of the South Island. On Christmas Day, travellers board the Milford Mariner for an unforgettable Christmas dinner and overnight cruise through Milford Sound, surrounded by spectacular waterfalls, rainforests, mountains and wildlife followed by star-gazing before retiring to your private cabin.
Alternatively, travellers can upgrade to an 11 Day Ultimate New Year Escape that departs on December 30, 2019, where you will travel "business class on wheels".
Travel is limited to maximum of 20 travellers on a purpose-built, full-size, deluxe ultimate coach with luxury leather recliner seats.
Travellers will welcome the new year in Wellington, "the coolest little capital in the world", before embarking on a South Island tour.
All Grand Pacific Tours holidays include airfares, taxes, coach travel, hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.
It is the opportunity to share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with like-minded people who start out as a group of strangers and end up as friends.
For more information contact Grand Pacific Tours on 1800 622 768 or visit www.gptnz.com.