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Archer Tours

10 Santiago Place | Magellan Heights, Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
64 7 854 6444
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Ranked #2 of 7 Activities in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Salinas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had Jim arrange a seventeen day tour of both islands for ourselves and two other couples. All we had to do was tell him approximately how long we wanted to stay, what we primarily wanted to see (e.g. scenery versus historical sites, etc.), what major attractions we especially wanted to see, and what level (e.g. four star) level accommodations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In reviewing our pictures from our 50th anniversary trip to New Zealand, I had a renewed appreciation of Jim's ability to organize and execute a wonderful tour of both islands. Simply put, Jim gets an A+ in consideration, adaptability, fun, guidance and all that it takes to make a tour a wonderful experience.

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Minden, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Three couples took a 17 day tour w/Jim Archer Tours. It was the most relaxing, pampering, drop dead gorgeous trip imaginable. Jim's knowledge of his country and his stories & wonderful sense of humor kept us entertained & interested every minute. He zeroed in on each of us & adapted to our every whim. Our accommodations were great and made... More

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Ashland, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

In February a small group from Cunard's Queen Elizabeth took two tours with Jim. He met us in Tauranga and we toured the entire area. Jim is very knowledgeable about his country and a really nice person. It was great to be able to spend the time we wanted and not be rushed about like on a ship's excursion. The... More

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our three weeks of touring around and being introduced to his wonderful home country by Jim Archer himself will always be one of my most favorite memories . When it comes to vacations it can't be beat. My husband,myself and two other couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries got off our airplane on April 10 th and there to greet... More

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GloriousHamilton, Owner at Archer Tours, responded to this review

Wow, Barbara, was that me your talking about? Thank you so much for your kind words but I was only doing my job, keeping you all happy and showing you the very best of New Zealand in the time you had available. We certainly do have an amazingly beautiful country and I am always so proud to show it off... More

midlands England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My Husband,Myself & 6 other passengers sailing on The Celebrity Solstice spent an excellent tour with Jim, of Jim Archer Tours. On our cruise from Aukland to Sidney, Jim & co driver Brian were waiting at the Port at Tauranga as the ship docked as previously arranged by Emails We had a fantastic day ,with Jim & Brian giving a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Jim met us just off the ship when we visited Tauranga. The tour was fantastic, and we really enjoyed getting to know NZ firsthand in a small group with such a gracious and knowledgeable host. Jim is a member of the Maori community, so we were able to learn quite a lot about the history and culture of these Polynesian... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I recently took a tour with Jim Archer when our ship (Celebrity Solistice) visited Tauranga. The tour was outstanding, we were able to cover the same ground as the ship tours but at a lower cost and, in my opinion, better more personalized service. I would highly recommend using Jim and I definately will when back in... More

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melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had a wonderful five tour tour with Jim from Archers Tours. We arrived into Napier on the Dawn Princess and Jim was there to pick us up straight off our cruise and show us all the interesting sites of Napier and the beautiful countryside. There were only four of us all together and so it was great like having... More

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GloriousHamilton, Owner at Archer Tours, responded to this review

Hello Taurus14 Thank you for your review it is much appreciated but I think you have me confused with your tour in Napier. I took you on your tour to Rotorua, from the Port of Tauranga. More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

From the time we were collect from the tour ship right down to the minute we were delivered back to the ship, Jim from Archer tours treated myself and my eight friends as a true professional, he was very courteous and knowledgeable about his beloved New Zealand, of which he spoke about with pride. His tour bus was clean, comfortable... More

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