Discovering New Zealand with Distant Journeys
On one of our escorted holidays to New Zealand you will visit all the must-see attractions. We offer a 24-day Magnificent New Zealand touring holiday or 29-day Very Best of New Zealand touring holiday.
To ensure you can really absorb the country’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities and rich Maori culture, you’ll generally stay in each destination for two or three nights.
Travel with the Award Winners
In November 2016, Distant Journeys was named as the ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ at the highly respected British Travel Awards, and again in 2017. In 2018 Distant Journeys won two further awards for our tours to Australia and New Zealand, and we are keeping our fingers crossed we will be successful again in 2019. The awards are in recognition of the quality of our tours to New Zealand and voted for by the public, so you can book your New Zealand tour with Distant Journeys safe in the knowledge that you’re travelling with an award-winning company.
Enjoy complete peace of mind
We take great pride in putting together the best guided tours of New Zealand. We’re lucky to benefit from the unique knowledge and experience that our Directors gained between them over the 60 years they’ve been in the travel industry. Plus, you can rest assured that our holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), so you can book knowing your money is 100% safe!
Why not add Australia to your itinerary?
To really make the most of their journey to the other side of the world, we find that many people who visit New Zealand want to visit Australia too. Our fabulous 30-day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand Tour provides the perfect holiday for you to compare and contrast these fascinating destinations. If this sounds like a fantastic idea, then combining one of our New Zealand tours with one of our tours of Australia may be the perfect holiday for you. See our Australia and New Zealand combination tours for more details.
New Zealand holiday highlights
Our tours to New Zealand have so many highlights. You can enjoy some of these and more…
- Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains
- The TranzAlpine rail journey across the Southern Alps
- Queenstown on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu
- Milford Sound cruise
- Dunedin with its wonderful architecture
- Franz Josef Glacier two nights spent in this beautiful region
- Nelson home to beautiful wineries and Abel Tasman National Park
- Wellington – New Zealand’s vibrant capital city
- Napier – an Art Deco city swith wonderful Hawkes Bay near by
- Rotorua including entry into Te Puia Thermal Reserve and a Maori concert
- Bay of Islands cruise to Hole in the Rock from Paihia
- Auckland – the City of Sails
See what makes an escorted tour to New Zealand with Distant Journeys so unique.
Please note, since producing this video we now include a spectacular cruise on Milford Sound and no longer hold the meeting with a Maori tribal elder
All of our escorted holidays offer exceptional value, but this doesn’t mean we compromise on the quality of your experience. Instead, we only take bookings directly from our customers, avoiding expensive travel agency commissions and allowing us to pass those savings on to you.
Hand-picked hotels, perfectly placed
Our Directors know the hotels in New Zealand inside out and have personally chosen all the accommodation throughout your New Zealand tour to ensure they meet their high standards and are in great locations.
‘Once in a lifetime’ experiences like no other…
What makes our guided tours to New Zealand different from the rest is that not only will you see all the spectacular sights you’d expect, but depending on your choice of tour, you’ll get to enjoy some truly amazing experiences you might not expect to find on such a reasonably priced holiday. For example, you would not expect to enjoy a leisurely cruise on Milford Mariner as you explore the beauty of Milford Sound – yet with us, it’s included!
It’s amazing what our New Zealand tours include
- International scheduled flights
- A choice of UK departure airports
- A selection of two night outbound stopovers
- Overseas airport transfers
- Quality hotels in great locations
- Daily breakfasts worth up to £367 per person
- Experienced local Coach Captains
- Amazing excursions
- All pre-payable airport taxes
- All hotel porterage
- ATOL protection for your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
- Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
Book your place on one of our escorted tours of New Zealand by the 29 February 2020 and you can take advantage of one of two special launch offers.
To help break up your journey (and give you an opportunity to experience a fantastic city), enjoy a two night stopover for the very special price of only £49 per person, based on two sharing. Stopover options depend on your choice of tour itinerary and include Singapore, Sentosa Island, Dubai, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Your offer includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a four star hotel, and return airport – hotel transfers. Single travellers will pay £98 for this offer.
If you prefer, you may wish to have a relaxing three night stay on the tropical island of Bali for the amazing price of only £229 per person. This second Special Launch Offer includes includes three nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Melia Hotel, and return airport – hotel transfers. Single travellers will pay £448 for this offer.
For specific details on the offers related to you preferred itinerary, please click on the appropriate links below:
24-day Magnificent New Zealand
29-day Very Best of New Zealand
Please note: These offers only apply to tours departing from September 2020. Homebound stopovers in Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Bali are based on flying with the Emirates / Qantas partnership, on which a £395pp supplement applies.