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New Zealand Tours Including Rail

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In a country as beautiful as New Zealand, rail tours are unsurprisingly popular. Include an unforgettable train journey in your holiday and you'll be treated to scenic vistas, comfortable travel and memories to last a lifetime.

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New Zealand by Rail, Cruise and Coach

18 Nights from €6,169 Including Flights

Combining scenic cruises, coach drives and train rides, this brilliant 18-night tour offers a whirlwind of unforgettable moments, including visiting Rotorua, crusiing through Milford Sound, and dining with locals.

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North Island Highlights with Scenic Train Self-Drive

8 nights from €1,489 per person

An exciting eight night trip with plenty of sightseeing and breath-taking vistas along the way to give you the best opportunity to experience the beauty of the North Island. Visit a Mitai Maori Village Concert & enjoy a buffet dinner plus ride on the Northern Explorer Scenic train from Wellington to Auckland.

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9 Day Southern Splendour

8 nights from €1,719 per person

Discover New Zealand's best attractions on this wonderful eight-night tour. Starting and ending in Christchurch, you'll see the likes of Milford Sound and the Southern Alps, all the while enjoying amazing rail journeys on the TranzAlpine and Taieri Gorge Train.

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SAVE €600pp

Contrasts of New Zealand

9 Nights from €3,999 Including Flights

A wonderful experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of New Zealand over the course of a 8 night trip, beginning in Auckland and ending in Christchurch. Stay in superior hotels, in great locations and spend one night in Franz Josef Glacier at a Forest Retreat.

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Solo Travellers Highlights Tour

15 nights from €5,699 per person

A fantastic 15-night cruise perfect for those hoping to socialise with like-minded people, discover New Zealand's unspoilt beauty, and dine on delicious food along the way. Starting in Christchurch and ending in Auckland, this tour is certainly jam-packed.

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SAVE €850pp

New Zealand Marvel Tour

13 Nights from €4,259 Including Flights

Starting in the South Island, this fascinating 13 night tour takes in the incredible beauty of the Southern Alps and Dunedin before heading north to experience Rotorua and Auckland.

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North to South Scenic Rail Explorer

16 nights from €3,289 per person

Explore the exceptional beauty of New Zealand on this 16 night tour. Visiting the North and South Islands, you'll enjoy unforgettable train journeys through Auckland, the Doubtful Sound and Queenstown.

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South Island Coast to Coast Self-Drive

12 nights from €1,779 per person

A self-drive journey through the South Island, this 12 night trip takes you on an extraordinary adventure from Christchurch to Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Franz Josef and much more.

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Discover Tours Including Rail

Board the train for one of the most epic experiences New Zealand has to offer.

New Zealand rail tours are growing in popularity. The high quality trains and jaw-dropping scenery, blend perfectly for an unforgettable experience. The train tracks offer a different perspective of this uniquely beautiful country and it’s really worth making it a part of your holiday.

The TranzAlpine Train is probably New Zealand’s most famous and iconic rail journeys, bisecting the Southern Alps and providing incredible views of the South Island scenery. Running from Christchurch to Greymouth it simply has to be experienced.

Why book a rail holiday with New Zealand Sky?

  • Our expert staff can help you choose the perfect rail holiday
  • See the wonders of New Zealand from the railway – a unique vantage point
  • Enjoy supreme comfort while you take in the stunning views
  • These are some of the most scenic routes the country has to offer and many of them are rarely seen by tourists

Tours Including Rail Information

Our Tours Including Rail offer a wide variety of things to see and do during your trip. Check out our travel guides for plenty of travel inspiration and tips from our New Zealand Sky experts to create the perfect holiday for you.


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Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.

Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington Head out on one of these day trips from Wellington
Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.

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