Independent Tours What is an independent tour? Independent tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors. Frequently Asked Questions about our Independent Tours
and group tours around New Zealand.
What makes our independent tours special is the daily departure, the choice of hotel or motel accommodation and the ability to lengthen or shorten tours to suit your specific timetable and budget. The emphasis is on freedom and flexibility – you can travel anywhere you like, when you like and stay longer wherever you choose.
Since beginning operations in 1965, Pacific Travel has developed into one of New Zealand’s major, fully independent tour operators, with a great reservations team who are fully experienced in all aspects of our New Zealand tours. Let us make your independent holiday a little bit special.
We are also proud to offer New Zealand group tours in association with Kirra Holidays who have been in the group touring business for over 40 years. Group tours have between 15 and 48 people travelling together on 4 & 5 star coaches. You also have your very own driver / guide who will share their New Zealand experiences with you as you travel.
Who are Pacific Travel?
With over seventy years combined service in New Zealand tourism, Pacific Travel offer over 60 departures from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. We are a Christchurch based tour operator selling New Zealand to the world. Our in depth knowledge of North Island tours means we can plan a fabulous northern holiday, but our speciality is the South Island – one of the best adventure playgrounds in the world. Many of our team are born and raised in the South Island giving us first hand, up to date knowledge allowing us to plan a tour that best suits your requirements.
What does Pacific Travel offer?
Independent coach tours, Group coach tours, Half and full day sightseeing tours throughout New Zealand, numerous add on activities and additional accommodation.
Why choose Pacific Travel?
Choice of over 100 tours, many with daily departures from all over New Zealand
Caring, experienced travel consultants many of whom are born & raised in New Zealand giving you up to date and intimate knowledge of our country
Personal travel consultants who work directly with you in planning your New Zealand tour to ensure you have a wonderful experience and lasting memories
You receive a personal travel wallet containing everything you need to travel with
You have free telephone access (within NZ) to one of our travel consultants during your tour. If any unforeseen issues should arise once you arrive in New Zealand, we are right here to sort it out..... no overseas call center!
The peace of mind knowing we are a proven, local tour operator, Qualmark endorsed and a member of the Tourism Industry Association. See our client testimonials.
Immerse yourself in our wonderfully photogenic and unspoiled land. So, what are you waiting for? Let us make your holiday a lifetime of memories!
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