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Address: , Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: + 64-3-3578262
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Description: Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to...
Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa, Waipara wineries, Arthurs Pass, Kaikoura, and Hanmer Springs, giving you a very personalized tour. Cruise ship tours from Akaroa are also available. Activities such as whale watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available.
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Beautiful day in Arthur's Pass

The tour was fantastic and John was a great guide. I and my partner were collected on time and were treated to 6 hours of stories about the Canterbury region and the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The tour was fantastic and John was a great guide. I and my partner were collected on time and were treated to 6 hours of stories about the Canterbury region and the history of Arthur's Pass. It was the highlight of my stay in New Zeland and I can not stop singing my praises.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

John was a very helpful and accommodating guide -would recommend him to others, enjoyed the small boutique wineries in particular though Pegasus is definitely a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A fellow Cruise Critic member arranged this private tour for 16 of our fellow cruisers. We were met promptly by our tour guide, John, and driven on a beautiful tour of the Banks Peninsula before driving to Christchurch where we were given an overview of the earthquake damage and ongoing repairs, although it was too short of a time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we have visited the Akaroa/Christchurch area in Feb 2015. John was our guide. What a wonderful person! He made our stay in this area memorable. he brought us to places that offered breathtaking views of the valleys/sea. our visit of Christchurch was touching. Thank you John for the explanations and making us see the reconstruction of the city. on our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A brilliant day out wine tasting in Waipara. John is a brilliant guide, we have been lucky having been on two tours with him before! Tastings were great, lunch platters were brilliant. All in all an awesome day and he had a lively group to contend with! Thanks John, I am sure we will see you again!

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were in Christchurch for such a short time and we wanted to make the most of our three day adventure. Had heard that the TranzAlpine trip was essential, but the time chewed up and expense was silly. Discovery Travel has a wonderful alternative. We were picked up at our hotel, driven through very scenic landscapes (lots of sheep farms,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Thank you Discovery Travel for getting us there & back in one piece LOL had an awesome day highly recommend your service. Birdy & Marc :o)

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

What a fabulous experience. We were lucky to book this as they were so busy, but got lucky with a day's Winery Tour the weekend before Christmas. John, was the perfect host, bringing a cheery smile and disposition that had everybody relaxed and ready to enjoy their day within minutes of meeting him. We stopped at four wineries - and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Was booked on two day trips with Discovery Travel by my travel agent Michael of guestNZ? The first trip was a day trip to the quaint little town of Akaroa. John Carter, our guide for the two trips, was punctual and very informative. When my pair of boots gave way, he even drove us to a local store to buy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A group of us from a Cruise ship docked at Akaroa booked the Akaroa to Christchurch tour from Discovery Travel and it was much better that the tour offered by the Cruise Ship and half the price. The driver was very good and informative and made us all feel at home with excellent commentaries as we went along. Being a... More 

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