Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama
Escorted coach tour from Christchurch to Auckland
Breadcrumb
New Zealand tour itinerary name and information
Grand Pacific Tours

Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama

The Grand Pacific 14 day New Zealand Panorama tour explores the top locations and attractions on both the North and South Islands. Starting in Christchurch visit the deep south and Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, the West Coast Glaciers before crossing the Southern Alps on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train. Head north crossing the Cook Strait to the capital city of Wellington before 2 nights in the cultural and thermal wonderland of Rotorua before finishing in Auckland, the City of Sails. A true panoramic view of New Zealand – add two days & see the Bay of Islands too.

Currency selector
All prices are in
Tour summary and feature

Escorted coach tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$5,909 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Christchurch, finishes in Auckland

14 days/13 nights

Hotel 4 star

 Pre and post tour options? YES

 Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days

Complimentary pre-dinner welcome drink

Introducing Te Papa museum tour

Huka Falls

Te Puia Maori Hangi & Concert

Rotorua Skyline Gondola

Haggis Ceremony

Larnach Castle

Milford Sound Cruise

TSS Earnslaw cruise & dinner at Walter Peak high country farm, Queenstown

Lakes District Museum

TranzAlpine Train from Arthur's Pass to Christchurch

Interislander ferry crossing

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 11 dinners, 3 special dinners

Tour at a glance

Day 1: Arrive into Christchurch. Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Jouney to Twizel via Mt Cook. Accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel (or similar)

Day 3: Head south to Dunedin. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)

Day 4: Dunedin to Te Anau. Accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

Day 5: Te Anau to Milford Sound to Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

Day 6: Free day to enjoy Queenstown. Accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

Day 7: Pass through pictureque Arrowtown towards Franz Josef. Accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Day 8: Experience the TranzAlpine train as you head to Christchurch. Accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

Day 9: Take the Interislander Ferry to cross the Cook Strait to Wellington. Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

Day 10: Explore Wellington. Accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

Day 11: Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua. Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

Day 12: Rotorua. Accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

Day 13: Rotorua to Auckland. Accommodation: Sudima Auckland City

Day 14: Depart Auckland.

Tour full itinerary

Detailed itinerary: 14 day tour starting in Christchurch

Day 1 - Arrive into Christchurch
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 1
Arrive into Christchurch

On arrival into Christchurch 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 for dinner.

Your accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

This 4.5 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Jouney to Twizel via Mt Cook
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 2
Christchurch to Twizel

After an introductory city sights tour, depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before traveling to Twizel.

Your accommodation: MacKenzie Country Hotel (or similar)

Located in the heart of the Mackenzie region the hotel's natural stone architecture complements the mountains and rivers of New Zealand's Southern Alps.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Head south to Dunedin
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 3
Omarama to Dunedin

Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Southern Cross (or similar)

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner city accommodation and is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Just a short walk to the Octagon, Railway Station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago University.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner, Speciality Dinner

Day 4 - Dunedin to Te Anau
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 4
Dunedin to Te Anau

This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Today you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional).

Your accommodation: Distinction Luxmore (or similar)

The perfect base for all your Fiordland travel, Distinction Luxmore Hotel provides comfortable accommodation right in the heart of Te Anau.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Te Anau to Milford Sound to Queenstown
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 5
Te Anau to Milford Sound to Queenstown

Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants.

Your accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

The 4 star deluxe Millennium Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown within minutes of the central shopping and entertainment area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 - Free day to enjoy Queenstown
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 6
Queenstown free day with TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Dinner

Today is a free day to explore Queenstown. Your Coach Captain and Tour Leader will assist with the many optional activities available. You may wish to enjoy the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour of the scenic Skippers Canyon or to get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue dinner featuring a menu of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced food at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown.

Your accommodation: Millennium Queenstown (or similar)

The 4 star deluxe Millennium Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown within minutes of the central shopping and entertainment area.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner, Speciality Dinner

Day 7 - Pass through pictureque Arrowtown towards Franz Josef
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 7
Queenstown to Arrowtown to Franz Josef Glacier

Travel to Arrowtown, an old goldmining village where you visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the West Coast, an area of stunning beauty. See the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Next you visit Franz Josef, where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers before arriving at your hotel for your overnight stay.

Your accommodation: Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier (or similar)

Located in the heart of Franz Josef Village the hotel offers all the amenities you would expect and is close to the shops, restaurants and activities on offer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Experience the TranzAlpine train as you head to Christchurch
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 8
Franz Josef Glacier to Arthur's Pass, Tranz Alpine train to Christchurch

Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board The TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. This evening enjoy dinner with your new-found friends.
*Please be aware, there are some departure dates where the train may not be available due to covid-related schedule changes outside of Grand Pacific's control. If this occurs, your journey through the incredible Arthur's Pass will continue onboard your coach. Chat to a consultant to check the current schedule for your preferred departure.

Your accommodation: Distinction Christchurch Hotel (or similar)

This 4.5 star hotel is centrally located in the revitalised Cathedral Square. Ideally positioned, only a few minutes walk from the brand new Christchurch Convention Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Take the Interislander Ferry to cross the Cook Strait to Wellington
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 9
Christchurch to Picton to Wellington

Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across the Cook Strait.

Your accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

At the heart of Wellington's commercial and retail districts, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well-appointed rooms and suites.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 - Explore Wellington
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 10
Full day in Wellington

A highlight this 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 coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements.

Your accommodation: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (or similar)

At the heart of Wellington's commercial and retail districts, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has 260 well-appointed rooms and suites.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 - Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 11
Wellington to Taupo to Rotorua

Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.

Your accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Rotorua
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 12
Rotorua

Today begins with a Gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome Geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert.

Your accommodation: Pullman Rotorua

Pullman Rotorua is surrounded by surreal scenery and iconic attractions. Discover shooting geysers, bubbling mud, natural hot springs and magical forests.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner, Speciality Dinner

Day 13 - Rotorua to Auckland
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 13
Rotorua to Auckland

This morning depart Rotorua and travel north to Auckland. This afternoon use your Auckland Explorer Bus Pass to see all of Auckland's highlights. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Your accommodation: Sudima Auckland City

Conveniently located within easy walking distance of Auckland’s bustling shopping, arts, dining and entertainment precincts and opposite the New Zealand International Convention Centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 - Depart Auckland
Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama - Day 14
Depart Auckland

After breakfast (included) it's time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

Tour quick quote

Instant quote - Grand Pacific 14 Day Signature Panorama

Step 1: Select start date here
Step 2: Select number of guests and room configuration
Select number of adult per room type
Single occupancy (based on 1 adult in one room)
Double room (based on 2 adults in 1 room, 1 bed)
Twin room (based on 2 adults sharing 1 room with 2 beds)
Twin share (share-match female traveller) (You will be paired with another female traveller in a twin room)
Twin share (share-match male traveller) (You will be paired with another male traveller in a twin room)
No pricing loaded - please choose another date or contact us
Your quote for this tour:
Start date:
End date:
Guests:
Rooms:
Total cost for ALL guests is:
0
This quote is based on vehicles to accommodate your party in the vehicle type. We suggest changing the car type or contacting us for the best options.
Save and send a copy of this quote to
or

NOTE: Instant quotes are subject to availability of specific accommodation and other inclusions. Our NZ touring experts will be in touch with you regarding this. Costs quoted in currencies other than New Zealand dollars (NZ$) are based on todays exchange rate and are  subject to change. Refer to our terms and conditions.

Remember - we can create this itinerary with any style of accommodation or customise to suit your interests and timeframe. Just contact us here.

Tour departure list
See all departure dates & prices
This tour has 2 departure dates.
All prices are in
Starts Status Twin/Double (2 people sharing) Single occupancy Triple share (3 people sharing) You save  
Sep 15, 2022
(Thursday)
Hot deal
was NZD$6,499
now NZD$5,909
was NZD$8,379
now NZD$7,789
NZD$0
save
NZD$590pp
Enquire Book
Mar 18, 2023
(Saturday)
was NZD$6,799
now NZD$6,209
was NZD$8,679
now NZD$8,089
NZD$0
save
NZD$590pp
Enquire Book
All prices are in
Contact form
Enquire about this tour
Your contact information

See our privacy policy here