The Platinum Collection - Genuine Small Group Tours
New Zealand is a world in miniature… a land that is undeniably and breathtakingly beautiful, steeped in history, tradition and culture, complimented with modern infrastructure. When you travel through the country with Kirra Tours, you’ll experience for yourself a superior New Zealand coach tour holiday. These Platinum Collection tours meander off the main highways and visit smaller towns and byways so you can enjoy a more remote perspective of New Zealand.
This exciting selection of New Zealand “Platinum Collection” coach tours offers a high level of comfort from the time you arrive, until the day you leave. Limited to just 24 people per departure, you’ll enjoy a more intimate and personal style of touring experience, stay in 4.5-5 star hotels, resorts and lodges of a very high standard and have outstanding sightseeing included. Expertly managed by a team of experienced and knowledgeable staff, these New Zealand escorted tours offer excellent value. Experience New Zealand’s highlights in armchair comfort as you travel through each spectacular region. Pay one price that is inclusive of transfers, comprehensive sightseeing, meals and a generous list of exciting activities. You will rarely have to put your hand in your pocket!
Superior hotels, resorts and lodges on these tours represent a 4.5 to 5 star rating. All properties offer high quality service and facilities and excellent location.
Luxury Touring Coaches
Modern, 5 star luxury 38 seater touring coaches will make your travel days comfortable. And remember, the maximum number of travellers is limited to just 24 people. All coaches feature air conditioning, reclining seats, panoramic windows, wifi, CD and DVD player, entertainment system, air bag suspension, restroom and two door access. As the coaches are fitted with 38 seats, there will always be plenty of spare room to move around and you will often have the choice to enjoy a window seat should you wish.
Exclusive Sightseeing and Dining
These tours include the “must see” highlights plus much more. Many of the exclusive sightseeing inclusions have been designed specifically and available only to small groups. Similarly, you will savour the culinary delights of award winning vineyard restaurants such as Mudbrick, Craggy Range and Amisfield as well as enjoying lakeside BBQ’s and traditional Maori hangi (feast).
Professional Coach Captains
All Coach Captains have been carefully chosen for their expert knowledge and extensive driving experience. A key part of their role is to ensure that the comfort and cleanliness of the coach is kept at the highest standard at all times. Ongoing training guarantees that the Coach Captain is on hand to assist you in every aspect of your tour.
A big plus with these New Zealand escorted tours is that all published departure dates are guaranteed to operate. New dates are added from time to time, so please check with us regarding a date to suit your schedule.
For single travellers, you can either register to have a twin share room with another single traveller of the same gender to save costs, or you can choose to pay a single supplement to guarantee a room of your own.
We can arrange extra nights’ accommodation either before or after your tour. As some flights arrive late at night and others depart early morning, extra nights are highly recommended to allow time to relax before starting your tour in Auckland and Christchurch.
Auckland (Rydges Hotel) – $110
Christchurch (Quest) – $115
*Based on twin share, per person, room only basis.
At various locations you will have free time to participate in a range of optional activities from jet boating to helicopter flights. A directory of optional tours is provided in your documentation.
Your Special Needs
At the time of booking we will ask if you have any special dietary or room requirements that will make your tour more comfortable. These will be communicated to each hotel and/or attraction and will be on a request basis.
Travel in Style
The tour price includes a stylish array of travel goods including a durable travel bag, ticket wallet, luggage label, personal name badge and personalised itinerary. Documentation will be available at your first night’s accommodation.
Meet and Greet
Return airport to hotel transfers are provided, unless you are on “own arrangements” before or after the tour.
Let Us Carry Your Bags
From the moment you arrive in New Zealand you will be assisted with your luggage. Each touring day packed bags will be left at the hotel door for the porters to collect and then assist the Coach Captain to load safely onto the coach. On arrival at each new hotel, luggage will be delivered to your room.
The tours are inclusive of daily cooked breakfast and most dinners. An occasional night is free to dine at leisure so that you can soak up the ambiance of the local surrounds. You will be offered priority reserved dining at breakfast and dinner.