Signature Tour

18 days

From: NZ$15499

Departure: Auckland

Destination: Queenstown

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Join us on a mouthwatering rail journey through New Zealand's diverse culinary landscape. Taste your way through vineyards, indulge in gourmet dining, and immerse yourself in rich cultural experiences. From the delicate flavours of local cuisine to the depth of heritage in unique destinations, come aboard as we explore the essence of New Zealand through its food, wine, and culture.


  • Experience a tea ceremony and Signature High Tea at Zealong Tea Estate
  • Indulge in a sensory journey amidst fields of fragrant lavender
  • Immerse yourself in Maori culture with a guided tour at Te Papa Kanaki, gaining insight into New Zealand's indigenous heritage
  • Discover the iridescent beauty of paua pearls on a guided Paua Pearl Tour
  • Sip your way through Marlborough's renowned vineyards
  • Encounter playful dolphins in Kaikoura
  • Embark on three world-class scenic train journeys, traversing breathtaking landscapes while dining in Scenic Plus
  • Cross the Cook Strait on a scenic ferry journey, linking the North and South Islands



What you get along the way



  • Northern Explorer Scenic Train 
  • Interislander Ferry journey across the Cook Strait
  • Coastal Pacific Scenic Train
  • TranzAlpine Scenic Train
  • Private Coaches to reach regional gems
  • Private shuttles (excluding airport arrival)
  • Porterage



  • 17 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
  • 3 Scenic Plus Rail Dining Experience



  • 4 to 5 Star Hotel (17 nights)
  • Twin Share 
  • Single Upgrade Available 


Minimum Age:

  • 16 years and over
  • Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult


Group Size

Maximum of 20 people 

Available Dates


Our Signature New Zealand Up Close tour departs on the following dates. To book your spot, either call us on +64 3 341 2698 or click the Book Now button and complete the enquiry form. You can choose to pay a 20% deposit and then pay the balance 66 days before departure.

Start Auckland

16 MAR 2025





Finish Queenstown

2 APR 2025



per person


Start Auckland

25 MAR 2025





Finish Queenstown

11 APR 2025



per person


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Solo Traveller Options

Guaranteed Share: If you are a solo traveller, you can choose the guaranteed Share option, and we will match you with another solo traveller of the same gender in a twin-bedded room. If we can't match you with another solo traveller, we will cover the Single Supplement cost.

Single Supplement: If you are a Solo Traveller and would like a room to yourself, you can select to pay the Single Supplement when confirming your booking.


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