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New Zealand Train Tours

New Zealand Tours

New Zealand, a land of active volcanoes, wild gorges and dramatic seascapes, is one of the most scenic places on Earth. While traveling by air or even by road, you could miss much of the country's remarkable landscape, but a trip by rail will reveal New Zealand's bountiful beauty.

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Trains provide convenient links between New Zealand's major cities, while a train and ferry combination connects the North and South Islands. Picturesque rail routes traverse both islands, taking you past indigo lakes, swift rivers, rock-strewn mountains and powerful geysers. New Zealand is also home to one of the world's greatest rail journeys, the TranzAlpine train that ascends the Southern Alps. This four-and-a-half-hour trip between Christchurch and Greymouth travels through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.

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  • Save an additional $100 per couple off all Trafalgar guided vacations. This offer is combinable with select promotions. Expires September 22. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save with early payment discounts on select 2018Trafalgar trips. Prices shown reflect discounts of up to 10%. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 5% off select 2018 trips with Globus. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Save 5% off select 2019 Globus trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Trafalgar Frequent Traveler Club members save up to 5% off the land price. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Book two Globus tours traveling in the same year and save 5% off the land price of the second tour. Book three tours and save 5% off the second and third. Tours must all be booked at the same time to receive discount. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Globus group discounts! Book 5-7 people on the same tour and each person saves 5% off the land price. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Globus Journeys Club members save 5% off trips. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Group discounts! Book a group of 5-9 on the same Trafalgar tour and each person saves 5% off the land price. Book a group of 16 or more and one person travels for free. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Receive a free Be My Guest dining experience at an exclusive venue on select Trafalgar vacations. Click here for eligible departures.

Train tours are classified according to the quality of the train experience, the location and service level of hotels and restaurants and the number of included meals and activities. The train tours below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any tour name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Tour Name Days Starts in Ends In Company Quality* From**
Marvels of the West Coast 7 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
Top of the South 8 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
Glacier and Coastal Wonder 8 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendor 9 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of New Zealand 2017-2018 10 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Spectacular 2017-2018 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of New Zealand 2018-2019 10 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Panorama 2017-2018 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Spectacular 2018-2019 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Spectacular 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of New Zealand (October Departures) 10 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Panorama 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Southern Spectacular (October Departures) 10 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Charming New Zealand 12 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
The Southern Drift 12 Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand 2018 14 Auckland, New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand 2019 14 Auckland, New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Highlights of New Zealand 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand G Adventure Budget Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendour 2017-2018 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendour with Homestay 2017-2018 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Experience 2017-2018 15 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Experience with Rural Homestay 2017-2018 15 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendor 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendour with Homestay 2018-2019 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendour 2018-2019 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendor (October Departures) 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
New Zealand Splendor with Rural Homestay 15 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Sydney 2018 17 Auckland, New Zealand Sydney, Australia Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Fiji 2018 17 Nadi, Fiji Queenstown, New Zealand Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Sydney 2019 17 Auckland, New Zealand Sydney, Australia Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Fiji 2019 17 Nadi, Fiji Queenstown, New Zealand Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand 2018 18 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Wonders of New Zealand 2017-2018 18 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Wonders of New Zealand with Rural Homestay 2017-2018 18 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand 2017-2018 18 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand 18 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand 2018-2019 18 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand 18 Auckland, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand (October Departures) 18 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Fiji & Sydney 2018 20 Nadi, Fiji Sydney, Australia Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Best of New Zealand with Fiji & Sydney 2019 20 Nadi, Fiji Sydney, Australia Globus First Class Dates & Prices
Discover Australia & New Zealand 2018 22 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
Discover Australia & New Zealand 22 Melbourne, Australia Christchurch, New Zealand SITA First Class Dates & Prices
The Long White Cloud 22 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
The Long White Cloud 2018-2019 22 Christchurch, New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Trafalgar First Class Dates & Prices
* Key to Quality Ratings

Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

Budget = Budget tours typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First Class tours typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe tours typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.



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