Sunday 8 March 2009

Grand Gardens: New Zealand Luxury Coach Holiday Specialists

Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Luxury Coach Holiday Specialists, has released their latest special interest brochure – 2010 New Zealand 12 Day Fully Escorted Garden Tour featuring the Ellerslie International Flower Show.

The tour departs 01 March, 2010 and offers travellers the opportunity to discover the warm colours of New Zealand in autumn and is fully escorted by garden designer and horticultural expert, Kevin Walsh.

Incorporated in the itinerary are visits to 11 specialty gardens including a guided tour to five in particular, where the group shall have only one guide per 24 travellers. The varied selection of private and public gardens visited in Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Masterton, Wellington and Christchurch showcase the best of New Zealand's flora; with 10 of the gardens classified as Gardens of Significance, by the New Zealand Gardens Trust, excellence is assured. Some of the gardens to be visited include the Wellington and Christchurch Botanical Gardens, Efil Doog Garden in Upper Hutt and Richmond Garden in Carterton (which was recently recognised as being a Garden of International Significance), as well as, Mona Vale Homestead in Christchurch.

A highlight of the tour is admission and a full day at the Ellerslie International Flower Show, in its new home of Christchurch. The focus of the Show is as much about homes and lifestyles as it is about gardens – the plants, garden design, colour, structure and form. Most importantly, the iconic event provides the horticultural, floral, landscape design and construction businesses with the opportunity to showcase to a global audience the best of what New Zealand has to offer.

Providing excellent value for money this tour includes: return airfare from Australia to New Zealand, meet and greet on arrival in New Zealand, 11 nights deluxe hotel accommodation, luxury coach travel throughout New Zealand, professional Coach Captain and professional horticultural escort, 25 superb meals including 3 specialty lunches & 2 specialty dinners, visits to 11 significant gardens plus the Ellerslie International Flower Show and sightseeing and admissions to 19 attractions as per the itinerary, plus much more.

Grand Pacific Tours packages are all inclusive (excluding airline taxes which are subject to change). This means travellers know exactly how much the total cost of the holiday is and no hidden extras occur. Grand Pacific Tours includes an extensive range of prepaid activities to ensure the best of each region is experienced.

For a comprehensive brochure kit contact your local travel agent, the Grand Pacific Tours Reservations Team on 1800 622 768 or visit

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