Start planning your next international vacation with this guide on New Zealand tours from the USA.
Privately guided tours are a fantastic way to see New Zealand. Firstly, your personal guide will take care of the details, from driving on the left side of the road to getting you to each activity on time. Secondly, your guide will enhance your experience with local knowledge and stories.
Especially popular with American travelers, privately guided New Zealand tours from the USA take the stress and hassle out of travel.
Our travel consultants will help design your perfect itinerary, and once you arrive in New Zealand, your guide will handle everything else.
Keep reading for tips on planning the perfect New Zealand tour.
A Planning Guide for New Zealand Tours from USA
How do I plan a trip to New Zealand?
Planning your next international vacation is easy with the help of the team at New Zealand Guided Tours. From start to finish, we work alongside you to create your perfect itinerary. In addition, we handle all bookings for your travel and ensure your experience goes smoothly.
When you first enquire with us, we will suggest a custom guided tour itinerary based on your interests and timeframe. After that, we will communicate by email and phone (don’t worry about international calling charges–we make all the phone calls!) to ensure your guided tour package matches exactly what you are looking for.
Once you are happy with your tour package and we have answered all your questions, we will move forward and book you guided tour. This includes arranging a guide to travel with you, who also acts as the driver.
After that, your only job is to book flights. In other words, everything else will be taken care of, from the moment you arrive in New Zealand to the moment you leave.
How much will a trip to New Zealand cost?
The cost of a privately guided trip to New Zealand depends on many factors.
Firstly, the cost of your private escort is split between all travelers. This means the larger your group, the cheaper the per-person price.
Secondly, we can customise your guided tour package in many ways. For example, you can choose to upgrade or downgrade your accommodation, add or remove activities, and shorten or lengthen your stay in New Zealand to more closely match your desired budget.
And thirdly, the price of a New Zealand tour is dependent on the New Zealand Dollar to US Dollar exchange rate. Recently, the New Zealand Dollar has been very low. Therefore, travelers from the US get an excellent deal on travel to New Zealand.
What types of New Zealand escorted tours do you offer?
Our guided tours range from popular options that showcase the best of New Zealand to special interest tours highlighting a specific aspect of New Zealand.
We offer many New Zealand packages: Lord of the Rings tours, honeymoon packages, family packages, luxury tours, and more.
Other New Zealand vacation ideas include adventure tours, photography tours, event or team-building tours, wildilfe watching tours, hiking tours, and wine tasting tours.
And tours are not just suited for groups. We have many travelers book guided New Zealand vacation packages for 1 or 2 people.
Is New Zealand a good honeymoon destination?
Absolutely, and allowing a private guide to handle the details leaves you more time to spend with your new spouse. New Zealand has recently gained world attention as a top choice for destination weddings and honeymoons, thanks to its breathtaking wilderness, secluded couples’ retreats, and varied activities.
Are your New Zealand packages all inclusive?
Our privately guided New Zealand tours from the USA include all transportation with your private guide/chauffeur, all accommodation, and all activities.
You do have the option to add daily breakfast to your guided tour package for additional convenience. Continental breakfast is not standard in New Zealand, so we need to book this separately.
We can book all meals for your guided tour package if you would prefer, or if you are traveling in a large group. Most travelers in smaller groups enjoy choosing where to eat as they go. Your guide will recommend the top restaurants and cafes in each town.
Does New Zealand have all inclusive resorts?
Not the type you are likely imagining. New Zealand’s only all inclusive resorts are a range of exclusive high-end accommodation known as luxury lodges. These are an unforgettable experience and typically include multi-course meals with wine pairings. Luxury lodges are significantly more expensive than 5-star hotels and do not typically offer many facilities for children.
What about New Zealand tours including flights?
We have found that most travelers are able to find unbeatable deals on flights through booking directly with their chosen airline.
For New Zealand tours from the USA, we recommend looking at flights with Air New Zealand, United, Hawaiian Airlines, and Virgin Australia.