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Self Guided Tour Pricing

We offer two broad types of Self Guided Tours: Custom Self Guided Tours, and Fixed Itinerary Self Guided Tours

Custom Self Guided Tours:

Self Guided Motorcycle Tours

A Customised Self Guided Tour is a highly integrated, itinerary package designed especially for you, to suit your personal preferences, the amount of time you have available, the specific dates etc.. We start by having a detailed conversation with you via email or, preferably, Skype or good-old-fashioned telephone :-), where we discuss your options, likes, dislikes etc.

If you want to get in some golfing, skiing, diving or hiking, and you'd like all this woven into your motorcycle tour, or visit some specific place or partake of a special activity you've read or been told about, then this package is for you. Having learned of your preferences, dreams and desires for your tour, we then get to work and create a highly personalised, and highly detailed custom itinerary for you. It's a labour intensive process, but we're quick and efficient, and we love this type of work. It's all in the detail, the careful timetabling of each day so that it all flows together in one smooth, effortless enjoyable experience. Preparing a Self Guided itinerary is a bit like conducting an orchestra.. :-)

Fixed Itinerary Self Guided Tours:

Our Fixed Itinerary packages offer great value for money, trading off detailed custom preparation of an itinerary for lower cost. Based on our detailed tourism knowledge and experience of New Zealand built up over the last 17 years, we've created a number of pre-prepared fixed itineraries ( e.g. 7 day Top of The South Island, 7 day Lower South Island, 12 day Full South Island etc) that clients can pick and choose from. Having them pre-prepared saves us a great deal of preparation and research time, and we pass this on in the form of lower costs. Typically Fixed Itinerary packages use motel style accommodation in towns where good quality lodgings are able to be found. We still include the best off-the-beaten track roads, the best scenic roads, and we will weave in the special experiences along the way - where to find the best food ( and where to avoid!), the best activities, and we still include detailed diary and scheduling information, maps etc in your map booklet. Perhaps you have 10 days available and you're flying into Christchurch. You choose a 10 day Fixed Itinerary Self Guided tour from our list of available itineraries, you make your booking with us, and we go ahead and prepare the itinerary for you according to the parameters of that particular itinerary. Of course, the lower cost is a trade off, and the trade is that we cannot make amendments or custom changes to Fixed Itinerary Self Guided - they simply follow our pre-formatted itinerary. . If you need, or want your tour tweaked here and there, and you have unusual or special requests (for example, you plan to get married while you're in New Zealand and would like us to arrange a celebrant, or you're a caver, and want caving opportunities woven into your itinerary), then you're better to choose one of our Custom Self Guided Tours. Both Self Guided Tour options, both Custom or Fixed Itinerary are for those who want to be sure they're not missing out on the best roads, the best sights, the best activities, the best restaurants... but who feel they don't want a Guide or a group with them. It's a very Monty Pythonesque package, it's a Guided Tour..but without the Guide (remember the Spam Sandwich skit?). We can provide you with a Self Guided Tour of any length to suit the time and dates you have available. Still not sure a Self Guided Tour is for you? Please read some of our client comments to help put your mind to rest: Click on the links to view.

Russ Quinlan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Jonathon Rutschy, USA
Caroline and Mike Wilkins, UK Dawne & Terry Beltramini, USA
Bill Bassett, UK Tom Drew, USA
Bert Martin, UK  

 

Pricing & Options - Fixed Itinerary "Best Value" Self Guided Tours:

Nelson to Nelson, Standard class bike

Duration Price Deluxe class bike upgrade
7 Days NZ$4,390 NZ$490
*10 Days NZ$5,990 NZ$690
*14 Days NZ$7,990 NZ$990
*21 Days    

Luxury Class Bike - Please Enquire

Nelson to Christchurch, Standard class bike

Duration Price Deluxe class bike upgrade
7 Days NZ$4,890 NZ$490
*10 Days NZ$6,490 NZ$690
*14 Days NZ$8,490 NZ$990
*21 Days    

Luxury Class Bike - Please Enquire

Christchurch to Nelson, Standard class bike

Duration Price Deluxe class bike upgrade
7 Days NZ$4,890 NZ$490
*10 Days NZ$6,490 NZ$690
*14 Days NZ$8,490 NZ$990
*21 Days    

Luxury Class Bike - Please Enquire

Christchurch to Christchurch, Standard class bike

Duration Price Deluxe class bike upgrade
7 Days NZ$5,190 NZ$490
*10 Days NZ$6,690 NZ$690
*14 Days NZ$8,690 NZ$990
*21 Days    

Luxury Class Bike - Please Enquire

Auckland to Nelson, Standard class bike

Duration Price Deluxe class bike upgrade
7 Days N/A NZ$490
*10 Days Enquire NZ$690
*14 Days Enquire NZ$990
*21 Days Enquire Enquire

Luxury Class Bike - Please Enquire

 

Included in the Fixed Itinerary Best Value Self Guided Tour fare:

Not included in the Fixed Itinerary Best Value Self Guided Tour fare:

 

Pricing Guidelines - "Custom" Self Guided Tours:

Approximate conversion rates: (updated August 2015)

NZ$ : US$ 0.66 US$ : NZ$ 1.53
NZ$ : GB£ 0.42 GB£ : NZ$ 2.38
NZ$ : Euro 0.59 Euro : NZ$ 1.68

* Link to a Currency Calculator

'Best Value' Custom Self-Guided Tour Examples:

The fare includes:

Duration Single Couple
7 days NZ$5,100 NZ$5,200
10 days NZ$7,300 NZ$7,400
14 days NZ$10,250 NZ$10,500
21 days NZ$15,750 NZ$15,950

For each additional Single person (own room), please add the following amount:

Duration Amount
7 days NZ$3,900
10 days NZ$5,500
14 days NZ$7,700
21 days NZ$11,800

'Best of The Best' Custom Self-Guided Tour Examples:

The fare includes:

Duration Single Couple
7 days NZ$6,100 NZ$6,300
10 days NZ$9,100 NZ$9,300
14 days NZ$12,750 NZ$13,100
21 days NZ$19,450 NZ$19,950

For each additional Single person (own room), please add the following amount:

Duration Amount
7 days NZ$5,000
10 days NZ$7,250
14 days NZ$10,230
21 days NZ$15,800

'Super-Deluxe' Custom Self-Guided Tour Fares:

As rates for luxury lodges vary considerably, we prefer to make a specific quote based on your preferences - please ask for more details.

Included in the Custom Self Guided Tour fare:

Not included in the Custom Self Guided Tour Fare: