Grand Tour Private Driver trip

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Mountains
  • National parks
  • Glaciers
See Itinerary
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Footprint CO2 Offset Bookmundi
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +13
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
  • See the best of New Zealand's wildlife, scenery, heritage sites and cities
  • Visit world famous Milford Sound and the mighty Franz Josef Glacier
  • Whale watch or swim with the dolphins in Kaikoura
  • View stunning scenery aboard the the Interisland Ferry and the TranzAlpine train
On this guided trip, your local New Zealand professional, experienced and knowledgeable driver-guide will help you explore cities, towns, villages and stunning world-famous scenery of both the North and South Islands on this extensive 21-day tour.

In the North Island, you’ll travel to the Maori cultural center of Rotorua, visit the native Mitai family, pass the volcanic World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and visit our two largest cities. After crossing to the South Island on the scenic Interisland Ferry, your guide will take you on a circuit of spectacular scenery. Highlights include the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura, Aoraki - Mount Cook National Park, the mighty West Coast glaciers and a cruise on the pristine world-acclaimed Milford Sound, just to name a few of the amazing destinations you can look forward to!
5 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Greg
  • From USA
  • On Mar 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Greg's review for another Real New Zealand Tours Limited tour
“Libby and Geoff provided a great service! They made themselves available at every turn while on the road and checked in regularly to make sure everything was going smoothly. All of the accommodations they arranged were first class. All of the sites that they recommended were a lot of fun. I had the best customized travel trip in my life thanks to Geoff and Libby in Christchurch. They were able to accommodate all of my South Island travel goals and to adjust my plans when needed. They made travel across a large area in a short timeframe easy and enjoyable. There were two things I really enjoyed. First was the bucket list adventure of a Heli-hike at Mount Cook onto the Tasman Glacier.

The second was a personal tour in Christchurch by Geoff which allowed me to see many unique local venues that tourists typically do not visit. I was highly satisfied with the trip that they provided.”
  • Ric
  • From USA
  • On Feb 15 2020
5 - Excellent
Ric's review for another Real New Zealand Tours Limited tour
“I wanted to thank Libby and Geoff and their tour company for creating a unique and special experience that we will never forget. They took the time to answer all of our questions and ensure that each activity met our desires before moving forward. All of our accommodations and activities were exactly what we were looking for to enjoy our trip. I would highly recommend working with this professional and thoughtful organization to plan your next trip to New Zealand, you won't regret it.”
  • Sanjay
  • From USA
  • On Jan 09 2020
5 - Excellent
Sanjay's review for another Real New Zealand Tours Limited tour
“We would change nothing, we were extremely happy with all our travel arrangements from Libby and Geoff - from start to finish, having our rental car delivered was much appreciated and being driven to our hotel on arrival by a private driver was also greatly appreciated.”
  • Day 1: Arrive in Auckland
  • Day 2: Explore vibrant Auckland City and twin harbours
  • Day 3: Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Shires Rest and Lake Rotorua
  • Day 4: Explore Rotorua
  • Day 5: Lake Rotorua to Wellington via Lake Taupo
  • Day 6: Wellington and area
  • Day 7: Interislander Wellington to Picton Marlborough Sounds
  • Day 8: Picton-Kaikoura via world famous Marlborough vineyards
  • Day 9: Kaikoura: Whale watch or swim with dolphins, Christchurch
  • Day 10: Christchurch city hop aboard
  • Day 11: Christchurch to Mount Cook National Park
  • Day 12: Mount Cook to Dunedin via Oamaru Wataki valley
  • Day 13: Explore Dunedin city and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife
  • Day 14: Dunedin to Lake Te Anau via the spectacular Catlins
  • Day 15: Milford Sound Nature Cruise - fiords, penguins, seals
  • Day 16: Lake Te Anau to iconic Queenstown, adventure capital
  • Day 17: Explore Queenstown and surrounding area
  • Day 18: Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier (via Lake Wanaka)
  • Day 19: Explore Franz Josef Glacier village
  • Day 20: TranzAlpine Scenic Train Greymouth to Christchurch
  • Day 21: Private transfer to Christchurch Airport
  • Breakfasts
  • Private airport transfers and train station transfers.
  • Vehicle, late model
  • Private driver-guide
  • Activities and tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All accommodations
  • Interislander ferry crossing, TranzAlpine Train from Greymouth to Christchurch, Real Journeys Milford Sound
  • Internaitonal airfare
  • Meals except where indicated
  • Personal expenses
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationPlease kindly refer to our website - facts, helpful tips and frequently asked questions pages - COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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