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SOLO Travellers Coach Tours

Valid for departures September 2019 - May 2020

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Kia Ora Welcome to New Zealand

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rand Pacific Tours provide a comprehensive range of all inclusive, value for money New Zealand coach holidays offering a highly professional and personalised service to thousands of travellers every year. Taking a coach holiday is the best way to make your holiday an unforgettable experience. From the time you arrive in New Zealand a friendly smile awaits. Our professional crew will provide a high standard of service and have been specially trained to perform Grand Pacific Tour’s itineraries, meaning you can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of. As the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist, we offer tours specifically designed for Solo Travellers. Enjoy delicious food, spend time with new friends and create unique memories. Our policy is to provide each traveller with the best New Zealand coach holiday experience available. It is important for you to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing and attractions and return from your holiday with memories to last a lifetime. The best testimony to this is the terrific feedback we receive from our past travellers who in turn tell their friends how well Grand Pacific Tours looked after them. Grand Pacific Tours is known as the New Zealand Coach Holiday specialist as we offer ‘something for everyone’! We take care of it all leaving you to get on with creating incredible holiday moments.

Peter Harding Managing Director

CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: The Church of the Good Shepherd, a landmark of the MacKenzie region; the cruise on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak and TranzAlpine rail journey and are just two of the many tour highlights you will experience.

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SMALL GROUP TOURING

ULTIMATE

Embrace “The ‘Business Class’ Ultimate Coach is definitely the way to go. Beautifully appointed, comfortable and luxurious. Won’t be able to travel any other way again.” D. & A. J. - Past Travellers

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5 STAR TREATMENT VIP EXTRAS Ultimate Small Group itineraries are specifically tailored to provide the highest level of comfort, service and quality without compromise. Travel in style and enjoy a number of unique extras.

A deluxe Travel Set including travel bag and ticket wallet

Business Class on wheels Maximum 20 travellers The beauty of travelling aboard the Ultimate Coach is that it is in a league of its own and not offered by any other operator. Be treated as a VIP and enjoy a number of exclusive extras.

Complimentary pre dinner drink at the welcome dinner

SMALL GROUP TRAVEL 4.5 STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION UNPARALLELED COMFORT

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e dazzled by the purpose-built Ultimate Coach featuring 20 luxury leather seats, panoramic viewing and a level of comfort unparalleled by any other vehicle. The design is state-of-the art and complete with extensive onboard features including the latest finishes and technology.

Boxed mints and souvenir water bottle

Intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages

BONUS Group Photo

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The Ultimate Coach Extensive onboard features

20 luxury leather fully reclining seats with adjustable headrest and calf support

Panoramic viewing, air conditioning, seat belts and onboard restroom

Wood grain timber tray table with built-in cup holder

Seat side personal storage providing easy access to your travel bag

Personal audio control unit with multiple music channels and a complimentary set of headphones

Ultimate

Stylish centre galley area equipped with refrigerated drinking fountain and fridge units

Ultimate Small Group Touring is EXCLUSIVE to Grand Pacific Tours

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UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCES Enjoy the perfect mix of included group meals plus a handful of free evenings to dine at leisure. Specialty dining nights include a gourmet barbecue at Walter Peak Homestead in Queenstown, a colourful Maori Hangi and Concert in Rotorua and an intimate farewell dinner including selected beverages.

RELAXATION AND COMFORT Experience a selection of boutique hotels with individual style or a larger hotel where its spirited ambience suits the lively location. Receive a premium level of comfort, extensive guest facilities and thoughtful touches that create a lasting experience.

BESPOKE ATTRACTIONS The list of iconic inclusions is vast and cover’s a range of experiences on both islands. From the Hole in the Rock Cruise in the Bay of Islands and the Hobbiton Movie Set Tour in the North, to the world renowned TranzAlpine rail journey and the Milford Sound Nature Cruise in the South.

Complimentary daily onboard Wi-Fi allowance and USB port for charging devices

Access to daily newspapers and range of glossy magazines

ULTIMATE COACH CAPTAIN The Ultimate Coach Captains are the best in the business and have been carefully chosen for their professionalism and attention to detail. They are there from start to finish and will attend to your needs whilst ensuring a very personal touring experience.

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Visit the South Island in ultimate style with line-minded travellers

Tour code: UGPSO11

11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS • International Antarctic Centre • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • Milford Sound Nature Cruise & Lunch • Larnach Castle* • City sights tour of Christchurch & Dunedin *Guided tour.

ULTIMATE SMALL GROUP TOURING • Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • Ultimate Small Group Tour Coach with 20 luxury leather reclining seats on a full size vehicle, 2 door access and panoramic windows

GUARANTEED departure 2020 Jan 7

Tour Pre Total including paid per person airfare taxes** single room Sydney $8039 + $185 = $8224 Melbourne $8039 + $185 = $8224 Brisbane $8039 + $185 = $8224 Gold Coast $8039 + $185 = $8224 Canberra $8269 + $245 = $8514 Cairns $8319 + $230 = $8549 Adelaide $8339 + $190 = $8529 Hobart $8339 + $190 = $8529 Launceston $8339 + $190 = $8529 Perth $8589 + $175 = $8764 $7739

Stay a little longer City Single Christchurch $490 Extra night rates are per person and include full breakfast and other luxe benefits. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

>> MORE SOLO OPTIONZ

Calling SOLO Travellers Enjoy all the key NZ icons on the 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights. Refer to pages 12 - 13 for full itinerary.

Social Network Connect via Facebook with your fellow travellers. Receive your invitation at time of booking.

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MEALS 10 cooked breakfasts • 8 sumptuous dinners including 2 specialty dinners: Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Farewell Dinner, selected beverages, Christchurch • 1 Ultimate High Tea: Larnach Castle •

Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY

ALL INCLUSIVE tour price GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM Tour includes airfares, taxes, Ultimate 20 seat coach travel, 4.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

Land Only

Professional Coach Captain 10 nights 4.5 star hotel accommodation • 3 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 2 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack • BONUS Group photo •

(B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (D) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy luxe benefits and a complimentary pre dinner drink as you meet your travelling companions. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City (2 nights) DAY 2: Christchurch (B) Visit the International Antarctic Centre for an interactive experience of Antarctica, followed by a city tour of Christchurch and free time at leisure. DAY 3: Christchurch - Arthur’s Pass - Franz Josef (B,D) Board the TranzAlpine, travel through spectacular gorges to Arthur’s Pass. Board your Ultimate coach and travel to Hokitika, before continuing to Franz Josef where time is available to experience a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Te Waonui Forest Retreat DAY 4: Franz Josef - Queenstown (B) See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel south along the West Coast and the Haast Pass. Arrive into picturesque Queenstown where this evening is free to dine at leisure. Hotel Millennium Queenstown (2 nights) DAY 5: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for optional sightseeing. This evening board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead followed by a short farm tour and a sing along by the piano as your cruise back to Queenstown.

DAY 6: Queenstown - Te Anau (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown to visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue to Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland. Hotel Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas (2 nights) DAY 7: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau (B,L,D) Enjoy a fascinating drive to Milford Sound for a nature cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch onboard. Return to Te Anau for free time. DAY 8: Te Anau - Dunedin (B,D) Travel to Dunedin for a city tour followed by some free time to explore at leisure. Hotel Distinction Dunedin DAY 9: Dunedin - Mt Cook (B,D) Travel along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle for a guided tour followed by an Ultimate High Tea. Travel to Oamaru famous for its limestone, follow the Waitaki River to Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest Peak. Hotel The Hermitage Hotel (Aoraki Wing) DAY 10: Mt Cook - Christchurch (B,SD) Today the opportunity is available to enjoy a scenic flight (optional, weather permitting) over the Southern Alps. Continue to Lake Tekapo to view the brilliant turquoise water, the Church of the Good Shepherd and the Sheep Dog Statue before arriving into Christchurch. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner including selected beverages with your new found friends. Hotel Sudima Christchurch City DAY 11: Depart Christchurch (B) Time to say goodbye. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.


>> TOUR HIGH LIGHT

MUST DO OPTIONZ MOUNTAIN SCENIC SPECTACULAR On a 40 minute helicopter flight you will view the incredible natural phenomenon of the towering ice formations and vast size of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.

SHOTOVER JET Enjoy a jet boat ride in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons, carved out over the ages by a vast volume of fast flowing water. Hold on tight and take a spin in the iconic Big Red for wall to wall action from start to finish.

TE ANAU GLOWWORM CAVES Venture into the underground caves for a tour of the mysterious world of waterfalls and incredible rock formations before drifting into silent darkness beneath glittering glowworms.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Milford Sound Cruise continues to be the highest rated South Island attraction by our travellers; marvel at the size, architecture and rich embellishments of Dunedin Railway Station and Larnach Castle.

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Fully Escorted Touring

Modern 48 seat coach Professional Coach Captain and Tour Guide

Modern touring coach with 48 reclining cloth trimmed seats

Panoramic windows, air-conditioning and seat belts

CD & DVD player, entertainment system

Lowering devices and air bag suspension

Front and rear door access

Cold water storage + restroom with antispectic gel hand pumps

A New Zealand Coach Tour with GPT is an unforgettable experience. Take in the breathtaking views from every seat on a daily seat rotation 10

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At each hotel, a member of the management team will meet the coach and provide a full introduction to the facilities and surrounds PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES

Our Tour Guides are passionate about New Zealand and work in tandem with the Coach Captain to ensure you have a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience in New Zealand.

EXPERIENCED COACH CAPTAINS Handpicked for their expert knowledge and extensive driving experience, your Coach Captain is on hand to assist you with every aspect of the tour. Enjoy their professional commentary and reliable knowledge including numerous facts and figures, myths, legends and many laughs along the way.

They are responsible for the day to day wellbeing of the tour group ensuring everyone feels welcome, relaxed and fully informed at all times of the daily schedule. They will accompany the group to all included prepaid attractions. They are also a wealth of knowledge and are available to provide assistance and first hand advise to travellers when choosing their optional activities.

RELAX IN STYLE - A HOME AWAY FROM HOME Grand Pacific Tours provides three standards of hotel accommodation in line with the positioning of each tour and its price range. When deciding which properties are to be included in our tours, Grand Pacific Tours management personally inspect on a regular basis each hotel to ensure the service, dĂŠcor, cleanliness, meals and the general operation meet the criteria required.

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Enjoy all the key icons on a fully escorted tour designed for the SOLO traveller

Tour code: GPNSG16

16 Day SOLO Travellers Highlights Tour NO HIDDEN EXTRAS PRE PAID ATTRACTIONS • Welcome Drink • Haggis Ceremony & Gift • Larnach Castle* • Milford Sound Cruise & Lunch • Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw • Lakes District Museum • TranzAlpine Rail Journey • Cruise on the Interislander Ferry • Te Papa, NZ’s National Museum • Skyline Rotorua Gondola & Luge Ride • Agrodome • Thermal mud pools & geysers* • Traditional Maori Hangi & Concert • Dolphin / Hole in the Rock Cruise • Kauri Museum* • City sights tour of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington & Auckland

GUARANTEED departures 2019 2020 Oct 25 Feb 21 Nov 6 Mar 14

*Guided tour is included with 1 guide per 24 travellers.

ALL INCLUSIVE tour price GUARANTEED SINGLE ROOM Fully escorted tour includes airfares, taxes, modern coach travel, 3.5 star hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions. Tour Pre Total including paid per person airfare taxes** single room Sydney $6969 + $185 = $7154 Melbourne $6969 + $185 = $7154 Brisbane $6969 + $185 = $7154 Gold Coast $6969 + $185 = $7154 Canberra $7199 + $245 = $7444 Cairns $7249 + $230 = $7479 Adelaide $7269 + $190 = $7459 Hobart $7269 + $190 = $7459 Launceston $7269 + $190 = $7459 Perth $7519 + $175 = $7694 Land Only

$6669

Share a room and SAVE $1510 Twin share with another single traveller of the same gender and SAVE $1510 per person off the above tour price. Stay a little longer City Twin share Single Christchurch $110 $220 Auckland $135 $270 Extra night rates are per person and based on room only. Subject to availability. Prices are in Australian Dollars. **Prepaid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed by your travel agent at time of booking.

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TOURING Return airfares from your homeport • Personalised Meet & Greet on arrival • Return airport transfers in New Zealand • 48 seat modern coach travel, 2 door access, restroom, reclining seats and panoramic windows • Professional Coach Captain & Tour Guide • 15 nights 3.5 star hotel accommodation • 4 two night stays • Hotel porterage • 4 cruises • All sightseeing and pre paid attractions • Comprehensive documentation pack •

MEALS 15 cooked breakfasts including a specialty breakfast: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua • 12 sumptuous dinners including 4 specialty dinners: Welcome Dinner, Christchurch; Haggis Ceremony, Dunedin; Walter Peak Homestead, Queenstown; Maori Hangi & Concert, Rotorua; • 1 picnic lunch • 1 delicious Devonshire Tea: Larnach Castle •

Note: Dinner on Day 1 not included for anyone arriving later than 8pm.

ITINERARY (B) Breakfast. (L) Lunch. (D) Dinner. (SD) Specialty Dinner.

DAY 1: Arrive Christchurch (SD) On arrival into Christchurch you will be met by a Grand Pacific Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions for a pre dinner drink followed by a welcome dinner. Hotel Quality Hotel Elms DAY 2: Christchurch - Omarama (B,D) After an introductory city sights tour depart Christchurch and travel through the southern Canterbury Plains to Lake Tekapo. See the brilliant turquoise water, visit The Church of the Good Shepherd and view the Sheep Dog Statue. Marvel at the spectacular mountain ranges including Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. The opportunity is available (time and weather permitting) to enjoy a scenic flight (optional) over the Southern Alps before travelling to Omarama. Hotel Heritage Gateway Hotel DAY 3: Omarama - Dunedin (B,SD) Depart Omarama and see Lake Benmore, before following the Waitaki River to Oamaru, famous for its limestone. Continue south to Dunedin and enjoy a city sights tour followed by some free time. Tonight a Scottish evening will be presented comprising of bagpipes, great food, special Haggis Ceremony and gift. Hotel Mercure Leisure Lodge

DAY 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (B,D) This morning travel out along the Otago Peninsula to Larnach Castle where you hear of the tragic and scandalous history on a guided tour. Enjoy time to wander around this Garden of International Significance followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea. Farewell Dunedin and travel through Balclutha and Gore to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland and your overnight stay. Tonight you may like to visit the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves (optional). Hotel Distinction Luxmore Hotel (Superior Room) DAY 5: Te Anau - Milford Sound - Queenstown (B,L) Depart Te Anau for a fascinating drive to Milford Sound where you board your launch for a cruise on this magnificent fiord. See the spectacular Bowen Falls and towering Mitre Peak as you enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon travel to Queenstown, overlooking magical Lake Wakatipu. Spend the next two nights at this year round resort which offers a wide range of activities and attractions. This evening is free and you may choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. Hotel Mercure Queenstown Resort (2 nights) DAY 6: Queenstown (Free Day) (B,SD) Today is a free day for you to explore Queenstown at leisure. Your Coach Captain and Tour Guide are available to assist with the many sightseeing options available, including the thrill of a jet boat ride, a heritage tour to Skippers Canyon or get up close to a Kiwi bird. This evening board the vintage


steamship TSS Earnslaw and cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak Station. Sit back, relax and enjoy a gourmet barbecue dinner which the chef will prepare in front of you at the Colonel’s Homestead. After dinner enjoy a short farm tour then reboard the TSS Earnslaw for a sing along by the piano as you cruise back to Queenstown. DAY 7: Queenstown - Arrowtown - Fox Glacier (B,D) Travel to Arrowtown and visit the Lakes District Museum. Continue via the Haast Pass to the mighty West Coast. See the snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps as you travel north to the township of Fox Glacier. Time is available (weather permitting) to experience a scenic flight (optional) over the spectacular glaciers. Hotel Heartland Hotel Glacier Country or Heartland Hotel Fox Glacier DAY 8: Fox Glacier - Arthur’s Pass - Christchurch (B,D) Travel to Hokitika and visit the Greenstone Factory. Continue into Arthur’s Pass and board the TranzAlpine, renowned as one of the great train journeys of the world. View rivers and valleys as you travel through the Waimakariri Basin, over massive viaducts and through the patchwork farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the elegant city of Christchurch. On arrival your coach will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Hotel Quality Hotel Elms DAY 9: Christchurch - Picton - Wellington (B,D) Travel along the East Coast to the seaside village of Kaikoura. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel through Marlborough Country, famous for its food and wine. Continue to Picton, where you will board the Interislander Ferry for your journey through the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait to Wellington. Hotel Ibis Wellington (2 nights) DAY 10: Wellington (B) A highlight this morning will be time to explore Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views. Reboard your coach for an extensive city tour which showcases the history and culture on show. Enjoy free time this afternoon and this evening is also free to choose your own dining arrangements. DAY 11: Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua (B,D) Depart Wellington and view the snow capped peaks of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro as you travel to Lake Taupo. Visit the spectacular Huka Falls then travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Hotel Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (2 nights) DAY 12: Rotorua (B,SD) Today begins with a gondola ride and breakfast at the Skyline Rotorua. There is also time for a luge ride! Next stop is Agrodome for an action packed hour of farming entertainment and education

MUST DO OPTION KJET Board the ‘Big Yellow’ Kjet boat and tear out of the beautiful Queenstown Bay across to Lake Wakatipu for an unforgettable experience along two of New Zealand’s most scenic and actionpacked rivers of the Shotover and Kawarau.

that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Visit Te Puia to see the boiling mud pools and awesome geysers that Rotorua is famous for. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. This evening experience an entertaining Maori Hangi and Concert. DAY 13: Rotorua - Auckland - Bay of Islands (B,D) This morning depart Rotorua and travel north via Auckland to the Parry Kauri Park to see a magnificent example of a Kauri Tree. Continue via Whangarei to Paihia, situated in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy an introduction to the Bay of Islands, location of the signing of the treaty between the Maori tribes and the British. Hotel Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge (2 nights)

>> TOUR HIGH LIGHT

DAY 14: Bay of Islands (B) This morning cruise through the beautiful Bay of Islands on board a luxury catamaran to Cape Brett and the famous Hole in the Rock. Keep an eye out for bottlenose and common dolphins before returning to Paihia for a free afternoon. A range of optional activities are available or you may choose to relax and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the waterfront. This evening is also free and you may like to enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise (optional). DAY 15: Bay of Islands - Auckland (B,D) Depart the Bay of Islands this morning and travel via Whangarei and Dargaville to Matakohe. Enjoy a visit and informative talk at the Kauri Museum before continuing to Auckland for a city sights tour. This evening enjoy a final dinner with your new found friends. Hotel Rydges Auckland DAY 16: Depart Auckland (B) Time to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home after a memorable New Zealand holiday.

>> ULTIMATE SOLO UPGRADE

11 Day Ultimate SOLO Travellers Tour If you prefer a little luxury and wish to travel in a small group. Refer to pages 8 - 9 for full itinerary.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Cruise the turquoise waters of the Bay of Islands; board the TranzAlpine for a scenic rail journey; the Church of the Good Shepherd; the Cable Car is one of Wellington’s oldest attractions.

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Award-winning documentation

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rand Pacific Tours offer one of the most comprehensive documentation packs in the travel industry. We have won several awards from our travel agent partners who continually advise us that GPT documents are the best.

Travel in style! Merchandise 11 DAY ULTIMATE SOLO TRAVELLERS TOUR DOCUMENTATION (PAGES 8 - 9) On all Ultimate Small Group Tours, travellers will receive the same items as listed below however, the stylish travel bag and ticket wallet (1 per person) are made of a high quality fabric providing a long lasting memento of your tour.

16 DAY SOLO TRAVELLERS HIGHLIGHTS TOUR DOCUMENTATION (PAGES 12 - 13) On all Coach Holidays travellers receive a durable travel bag, toiletry wet pack & laundry bag, luggage tag & personal name badge. Your ticket wallet (1 per person) includes tour itinerary & questionnaire, Optional Tours Directory, General Information & Frequently Asked Questions Directory, Touring Map, postcard, customs required resealable plastic bag and an emergency contact card.

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ake sure you look the part when you travel on a Grand Pacific Tour. Our groups look fantastic when they are all wearing their jackets and caps. Both products offer great value and will be a memento of your holiday for years to come.

Merchandise items must be ordered at time of booking and are not available for purchase in New Zealand

TOUR JACKET Unisex black waterproof shell jacket with embroidered logos, silver reflective piping, fleece lined collar, hood, inside mesh lining, adjustable Velcro cuff, double front and inside pockets, hidden draw cord and mobile phone pocket. Compact, lightweight, ideal for touring. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. Price $75

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TOUR CAP Black wool blend cap with pre curved peak, 6 panel structure with fabric Velcro strap and embroidered logos. One size. Price $25

Special offer Purchase both items for $90, normally $100


Booking Terms & Conditions Payment and completion of the GOOD TO GO Form acknowledges that your client has read, understood and accepted these booking conditions. Grand Pacific Tours (GPT) is a 100% Australian owned company. For a full list of booking terms and conditions, refer to the GPT website at gptnz.com Deposits & Payment At the time of booking a deposit of $200 per person is required for 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour & $500 per person for 11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tours. If the Tour Package includes flights, a further deposit to cover the airfare and taxes is also required at time of booking. The balance of payment, including any merchandise, is due 60 days prior to departure. Once the tour has been booked and confirmed cancellation fees will apply as per Terms and Conditions. Airfares The airlines require all Trans Tasman flight bookings to have the air ticket issued within five days of confirmation of the airline reservation. As GPT offer a fully inclusive package price, the dollar difference between ‘Land Only’ price and ‘Package Price’ does not represent the airfare deposit amount due. Enquire with your Travel Agent as to the exact amount of airfare deposit and taxes required at the time of booking. Surcharges may apply over peak travel times. GPT is not responsible for the accrual of airline frequent flyer points, this at the discretion of the airlines. Airline frequent flyer points are only issued on certain fare classes. Please check at time of booking. Airline Indemnity Airlines carry no responsibility for any statement in this brochure relating to the ground content of the tours. These airlines act as air carriers only. GPT indemnifies the airlines against any claim, action, loss or damage that may arise. Minimum connecting times are as per IATA, airport and airline specifications. Flight sectors are booked as advised by the operating airline in accordance with their rules. Prices All holiday prices are based on schedules, fares and tariffs current at the time of printing. GPT reserves the right to vary the cost of tours if necessary, by reason of currency fluctuation, component cost increase or airfare cost. Tour costing will be guaranteed at the price prevailing at the date of final payment. The Australian pre paid taxes are subject to change. Exact amounts will be confirmed to your Travel Agent at time of booking. Children Children are not permitted on these tours. Luggage Limits Each traveller is entitled to take one suitcase, the sum of its length, width & depth not to exceed 140cm. Weight limits apply to luggage due to Occupational Health and Safety issues. The maximum allowed by most airlines and GPT is one piece up to 23kg. Luggage over this allowance will be charged by the airline at the applicable rate. If a traveller brings more than the allocated limit of luggage, any additional arrangements made to get their luggage to final destination will be at travellers own expense. Travellers on UItimate Small Group Tours are entitled to take 2 suitcases up to 23kg per piece. All luggage is entirely at the ‘owners risk’ whilst on tour and we strongly recommend that travel insurance be taken out by each traveller to cover accidental damage or loss. The GPT travel bag is designed to carry a maximum of 6kg. Due to limited space on board the coach, please ensure carry-on bags do not exceed this limit. Check with your Travel Agent for more details. Hotel Information GPT endeavours to utilise the most suitable hotels available in each location to ensure travellers enjoy a level of cleanliness, comfort and service. In more remote locations, hotel standards may not be as high due to limited choice. Should the hotels on tour change for any reason, we will endeavour to ensure that the alternative hotel is of an equivalent standard. Pre / Post Accommodation in New Zealand Pre tour hotel check in time is approx. 2pm. If early hotel check-in or late check-out is required due to flight schedules, additional accommodation will need to be purchased. The rates quoted in this brochure are only valid for one night and room only. Any additional meals will need to be ordered and purchased directly with the hotels, BB rates cannot be provided. Additional nights may be charged at the prevailing rate by the hotel. Dietary Requests GPT limit special dietary requests to Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant & Diabetic. These will be requested to the hotel but cannot be guaranteed. Religious dietary requests (ie. Hindu Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal) cannot be accommodated. Being a

volume group tour operator contracting specific menus which range from buffet to a-la-carte, the logistics of arranging meals meeting the correct criteria over an extended touring itinerary can be challenging and cannot be guaranteed to meet the expectations of the traveller. Any further intolerances needing to be managed are the responsibility of the traveller. Twin Share Travellers The all-inclusive tour price covers a guaranteed single room. On the 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour, if you wish to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, a reduction in price can be applied. A twin share room will be provided with a person of the same gender. Smoking and special room requests are not permitted on this basis. It is your duty to disclose any medical or other conditions that may prevent you from being a suitable rooming partner and you must accept that compatibility with your rooming partner cannot be guaranteed. If at any time during the tour you consider your rooming partner unsuitable, we will endeavour to arrange single accommodation for you for the remainder of the tour, subject to availability and at your own cost. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. The option to twin share with another single traveller is not available on the 11 Day Ultimate Solo Travellers Tour. Single Travellers Paying the Single Supplement covers the sole use of a hotel room only, the coach is not single seating and you will be required to sit with a fellow traveller. Triple Share Room Bookings Hotel rooms are generally sized to accommodate two travellers in comfort. When three travellers elect to share a room note that there will be restricted space. A rollaway bed may be used for triple share bookings where three separate beds are required. Triple share arrangements are not available on Ultimate Small Group Tours & Cruise Coach Tours. Milford Mariner & Fiordland Navigator There are stairs to the cabin and dining area. All travellers are required to be physically able to climb stairs on their own or with the assistance of their travelling companion. A mainland option is available. Bedding types are limited and we are unable to guarantee preferred bedding. Extra charges apply for triple share requests on the Milford Mariner, please enquire at time of booking. Smoking Laws Smoking is not permitted in any licensed premises (bars, restaurants, cafes, casinos, etc) throughout New Zealand. Smoking rooms at hotels will be subject to availability and may not be available in some destinations. Smoking is permitted on the cruise ship in designated areas only. Coach Seat Rotation For the enjoyment of all travellers GPT operates a daily seat rotation system which all travellers must participate in as a condition of booking. Travel Insurance Comprehensive Travel Insurance is not included but is strongly recommended for all travellers. Speak to your local Travel Agent to arrange this. Cancellations / Transfer of Booking In the event a traveller cancels off a tour the following fees apply prior to departure: - 60 days or more prior to departure, loss of deposit plus the cost of the airline ticket if issued. - Between 7 and 59 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour package price. - Less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour package price. If you are booked on a module of a tour (8 Day Taste of North Island tour or 10 Day South Island Spectacular tour), your cancellation fees will fall in line with the commencement of the 16 Day or 19 Day itineraries that this tour is part of. If a traveller wishes to cancel their existing booking and transfer to a new departure date, the above cancellation fees still apply. Traveller Demographic GPT’s demographic of traveller is the mature aged person 50+, or those travellers that prefer a low impact itinerary. All travellers should have a good level of fitness and health to cope with full days of travel, walking and climbing stairs. Health and Fitness Payment of deposit by traveller(s) to GPT acts as a warranty that the traveller(s) is / are reasonably healthy and / or fit to participate in the tour and the traveller(s) indemnifies GPT from all actions, claims and demands arising out of any want of health and fitness. GPT reserves the right to remove a traveller from a tour if their health and / or fitness interferes with the tour or other traveller(s) tour experience in any way. Travelling with a collapsible wheelchair / mobility scooter is subject to availability at the time of booking as each tour only has the capacity to cater for one wheelchair / mobility passenger. Accessible rooms are subject to availability and not always allocated in the room type advertised. General Conduct GPT reserves the right to remove a traveller from a tour if they are acting in a way that interferes with the general

operation of the tour or compromises the general enjoyment of the tour by other travellers in any way. Responsibilities GPT advises that the service it provides is for the booking and packaging of goods and services provided by other operators such as cruise ships, hotels and transportation companies. Travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions on which these services are supplied. Accordingly, GPT will not be responsible and will be excluded from liability for any loss, damage, omission or acts being negligent or otherwise, committed by the operators of airlines, cruise ships, coach companies, hotels or attractions used in connection with the tours. Optional Tours These tours are to be booked with the Coach Captain whilst on tour. GPT does not operate these excursions. As such, no person employed or associated with GPT has any connection with the operators of these excursions. Accordingly, GPT cannot and do not take any responsibility for any injury, action, loss or damage of any type, arising in any manner from these excursions. Documentation GPT documentation including any merchandise will be forwarded to your Travel Agent two weeks prior to departure. PO Box address is not acceptable. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate early requests for documentation. Ticket wallet is one per person. The traveller(s) is / are responsible for the acquisition of passports and appropriate visas, where necessary. We recommend that such documents, as required by governments, are finalised at least six weeks prior to the date of departure. Transfers Airport transfers in New Zealand are included. They will not be included if travellers have pre or post tour accommodation booked outside the Tour Hotels. Transfers provided surrounding pre and post tour dates must directly link to the tour and cannot be used on a broken stay. On arrival in New Zealand, the transfer vehicle will wait up to 1 hour after the flight lands. If your flight is delayed or changes please contact GPT. Should traveller’s flight departure details change, contact needs to be made to GPT or the transfer company to ensure new transfer arrangements can be confirmed. Any transfer expenses incurred as a result of flight changes NOT advised, will be at the traveller’s own expense. Refund Please note that no refund shall be made for any unused portion of any itinerary. Any alteration to the holiday, made by a traveller(s), shall be wholly at the expense of that traveller(s). Holiday Duration The first and last day of most structured holidays is considered a travelling day and therefore may not necessarily be a whole day. Special Offers Only one special offer is applicable per booking. There will be no retrospective discounts. Force Majeure Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we regret that we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to ‘force majeure’. In these booking conditions, ‘force majeure’ means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. Internet Most hotels have internet access available. Not all hotels offer free Wi-Fi, charges may apply. GPT do not have any influence over hotel Wi-Fi access and related costs. Internet access is available on the Celebrity Solstice for a fee. Privacy Policy Use of any personal data that you provide to GPT for your booking is governed by the GPT Privacy Policy which is published at https://www.grandpacifictours.com/privacy-statement. By providing personal information to GPT, you consent to GPT collecting, holding, using and disclosing your personal information as detailed in the GPT Privacy Policy. In particular, you agree that in certain circumstances, GPT are permitted to disclose your personal information to overseas recipients in connection with your booking committed by the operators of airlines, cruise ships, coach companies, hotels or attractions used in connection with the tours. The supplier may also have their own privacy policy that covers how they handle your personal information. Please contact the supplier directly for information on their privacy policy. GPT do not keep a record of any credit card or bank account details of their passengers. Validity Brochure valid for travel from September 2019 - May 2020.

MERCHANDISE CONDITIONS

All prices are inclusive of GST and postage. All purchases must be made with your Travel Agent at time of booking. Payment for all merchandise is due with final tour payment prior to departure. Merchandise will not be sold once on tour or after travellers return home. Refer to the website for delivery & jacket sizes. Exchanges can be made on unused merchandise, a $10 per delivery postage and handling fee will be charged.

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