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New Zealand Rail & Cruise Experience

This luxury holiday showcases the natural wonders, welcoming cities and Maori culture of New Zealand, making the journey very much part of the experience! Surreal volcanoes, rugged mountains & huge glaciers are just some of the diverse landscapes you will experience.   

From Auckland to Christchurch, take some of the most spectacular train journeys anywhere and enjoy dramatic scenery & the sound of silence from onboard your cruise on the Doubtful Sound. 

Simply complete the enquiry form to begin your amazing rail & cruise experience!

This truly breathtaking 20 day group holiday is perfect for the rail enthusiast and the nature lover alike. Add a layer of romance to your New Zealand experience with a trip onboard the TranzAlpine through the glorious Southern Alps.

  • Impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools & Maori culture in Rotorua
  • Drive your own rail cart on a decommissioned railway
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of your seat onboard the Coastal Pacific, Tranz Alpine & Taieri Gorge railways
  • Be amazed by the beauty and scale of Franz Josef Glacier & Mt Cook
  • Spot fur seals and crested penguins

Want to find out more? Contact us today!

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What's included?

  • International flights from the UK, stopovers available 
  • All transport in New Zealand
  • All accommodation in New Zealand, including 1 night on cruise
  • 16 breakfasts,1 lunch & 10 dinners
  • Entrance fees and excursions for included activities (optional enhancements are available)
  • Tour Director & expert local guides 

Call us to begin your New Zealand adventure!

Day 1 - 2 Travel from the UK

  • Why not add a stopover on the way? 

Day 3 - 4 Auckland

  • Explore the buzzing waterfront area 
  • Take a harbour cruise or opt for the wilderness in the Waitakere rainforest

Day 5 - 6 Rotorua

  • Discover Maori culture with entertainment and a traditional Rangi meal 
  • Be captivated by the famous Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia Thermal Reserve 

Day 7 Tongariro

  • Enjoy the unique experience of driving your own rail cart along a decommissioned railway
  • Ride the chairlift at Mount Ruapehu for awe-inspiring views

Day 8 - 9 Wellington

  • Wander the charming streets of the capital city
  • Learn more about New Zealand at Te Papa National Museum

Day 10 - Christchurch

  • Cross the Cook Strait to the South Island by ferry and board the Coastal Pacific train
  • Overnight in Christchurch

Day 11 Franz Josef Glacier

  • Admire the beauty of Canterbury Plains from the outdoor viewing platform onboard the TranzAlpine  
  • Be amazed by spectacular Franz Josef Glacier 

Day 12 - 13 Queenstown

  • Get your adrenalin going with a ride on the Shotover Jet 
  • Experience a bygone era onboard vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw 

Day  14 Overnight at Doubtful Sound

  • Absorb the beauty and solitude of Doubtful Sound aboard your cruise
  • Keep an eye out for fur seals and crested penguins

Day 15 -16 Dunedin

  • Discover a taste of Scotland
  • Enjoy the delightful Southland scenery on the Taieri Gorge Railway

Day 17 Mt Cook

  • View the highest peak in Australasia
  • Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre

Day 18 Christchurch

  • Be inspired by the innovation of the local people in the midst of the major rebuild 

Day 19 Depart for UK

  • Consider spending a few days in Hong Kong, Dubai or Singapore on your way home

Day 20 Arrive back in UK

Looking for something different or prefer a tailor-made holiday? Just email us today.

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