New Zealand Escorted Tours

Discover New Zealand’s Culture & History

New Zealand escorted tours promise a journey you’ll cherish forever. We put together bespoke holidays complete with highly experienced tour guides for a truly epic experience of this beautiful destination.

Journey into real-life middle Earth when you visit Hobbiton, the movie set for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Watch geysers shoot into the air and bubbling mud pools in Rotorua. See the stunning Mount Cook rising dramatically aside a pretty lake-side landscape. An escorted tour to New Zealand promises a journey of a lifetime.

Whilst you’re over the southern hemisphere, why not make the most of your time? First Class Holidays is excited to announce that we offer an immersive 17-day Contrasts of Australia & New Zealand which allows you to explore the best of both destinations through a well rounded guided tour.

New Zealand Luxury Coach Holidays


Grand Pacific Tours are renowned for the highest levels of service with a professional, specially trained crew which means you can sit back, and relax knowing that everything is taken care of.

Featuring panoramic windows, the comfortable and modern coaches offer all you need to enjoy the remarkable landscapes, dramatic coastlines, national parks, abundant wildlife, soaring glaciers, colourful culture and historic towns of New Zealand. Visit all the “must-see” locations, iconic attractions, and unique hidden gems, neatly packaged up at an unbeatable price.

New Zealand Small Group Tours

Pure Discoveries Escorted Tours

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Pure Discoveries® small group tours! Explore Aotearoa New Zealand intimately with content rich itineraries, filled with authentic cultural encounters, delicious local cuisines, quality accommodations, iconic sights, and hidden gems.

Custom-built small-group tour vehicles ensure comfortable exploration of roads less-travelled and venturing off the beaten track. Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, from snowy peaks to lush forests, as seasoned driver guides provide unwavering support and local insights every step of the way. With just 16 guests per tour, get ready for personalized attention and unmatched flexibility, ensuring an experience like no other.

Combined Rail, Cruise & Coach Escorted Tours

GPT ultimate tour

Combined escorted tours across New Zealand are a fantastic way to access those hard-to-reach areas. These are generally longer tours that allow you to get the most from your experienced guide as they show you each location’s culture-rich history in all its glorious detail.

Our deluxe escorted coach tour with rail and cruise is perfect for the complete New Zealand experience – cruising you through the calms of Doubtful Sound and subtropical Bay of Islands, all the way through to the culturally-enriched and geothermal centre of Rotorua where you can live like a true Maori.

More Holidays in New Zealand


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

Read more