Why choose a rail tour?

Our fully guided rail tours offer considerable benefits over independent travel and traditional coach tours. These benefits extend beyond the usual destination, activity, and inclusion comparisons.

Relaxing aboard our world-famous scenic train journeys with our Travel Director leading the way, the journey becomes as iconic and memorable as the activities and destinations you visit along the way.

Here's an overview of the benefits from touring New Zealand with us:

Tour Director • Our experienced Tour Director will bring your journey to life with enlightening insights, answers to your questions, and local knowledge that will make the most of your time in New Zealand.

Superior scenic rail travel • With spectacular views and superior comfort, travelling between destinations aboard our world-famous scenic trains will be a highlight of your tour.

We take care of the details • With our Travel Centre making your bookings and your Tour Director on hand to help, all you'll need to do is relax and enjoy spectacular New Zealand.

A great way to make new friends • Travelling on a relaxing holiday with like-minded people and our entertaining Tour Director leading the way, you'll soon feel as though you're travelling among lifelong friends. 

You'll see the best of New Zealand • Our tours include New Zealand's best destinations and activities, alongside activities you choose to suit your interests.

A greater understanding of the world around you • Our guiding principle is sustainable tourism. Supporting smaller operators and rural regions, we'll provide you with richer knowledge while also supporting the wellbeing of New Zealand.

Classic Tours

Our Classic Tours provide an exciting balance of organised travel with time to enjoy your chosen activities and include a Tour Director, 3-4 star accommodation, breakfast, select meals, train journeys, and transfers.

Signature Tours

Our Signature Tours take you deep into New Zealand culture on a unique rail tour filled with amazing local experiences. Travel to New Zealand's most spectacular locations, while enjoying a Tour Director, 4 to 4.5-star accommodation, breakfast, select meals, train journeys, premium activities and transfers.