Escorted tours in New Zealand
There is a lot to do and see in New Zealand and an escorted tour takes care of the day to day organisation, while providing you with better access to local sites. You will also benefit from having a local expert to answer your questions and the chance to decide whether to add any extras to your tour as you go.
Visit the glowing caves of Waitomo, one of many local secrets
One of the highlights of a tour of Rotorua in the North Island is an excursion to the caves at Waitomo, where the interior is lit by thousands upon thousands of glow worms. Arachnocampa luminosa is unique to New Zealand and visiting the watery caves by boat is the ultimate way to view their white and blue luminescence. Or, take a tour that covers both the North and South Islands, so you don't have to miss a thing. Either way, you'll gain local insights from an expert guide, and find locations you wouldn't have found on any other type of holiday.
The story of New Zealand, as told by the Maori
Another ‘must-do’ experience on any escorted tour is the TranzAlpine train, departing from Christchurch in the South Island. It’s the perfect way to spend time getting to know your fellow travellers, all while traversing a breath-taking landscape of farmland, mountains, rivers and gorges. You arrive in the more remote Greymouth on the west coast, having crossed the island’s central backbone of hills and mountains. It’s from here that one can take trips south to visit the impressive Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.
How to select the right tour for you, and budget for extras
Our New Zealand consultants can help advise you which tour is best for you depending on your interests, and also which experiences you may want to add on. We highly recommend a Kauri forest walk for example – Kauri being a tree native only to the North Island of New Zealand. Escorted tours are a moving feast of landscapes and experiences in New Zealand, so enquire today to begin planning the right trip for you.
Our top itineraries for New Zealand Escorted Tours
Beginning in Auckland in the North Island, this 14-day escorted tour from leading tour operator APT winds its way through the length and breadth of New Zealand, taking in the country's star attractions along the way.
This New Zealand Getaway, Travelmarvel by APT escorted tour offers great value and is ideal for those looking to see all the highlights of New Zealand in the company of others, with expert guides and a comfortable hotel at the end of your action-packed days.
Discover the best New Zealand has to offer on this comprehensive and popular 20-day fully-guided tour with APT Touring.