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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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Fabulous Experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a trip of fantastic scenary. We were lucky to have very personalized service throughout. Excellent.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

our driver and guide Ineke was very nice. We went to 4 different wineries, tasted over 20 wines. Lunch was included which was very yummy. The views of all wineries were stunning. Nice tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Took two tours with this excellent day tour company.John Carter was our excellent guide and driver each time. One tour we did was the Waipara half day wine tour- fantastic service all the way. Enjoyed many wonderful samples of delicious wines and met some lovely people along the way too.John was always very friendly and pleasant and nothing was ever... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

John was a class A gentleman. I must give a shout out to his partners that operated the jetboat and the sheepfarmer and wife. All extremely nice folks. John was quite informative and patient and observative as he could sense when I was hoping for a photo opportunity he would pull right over. He made mine and my father's experience... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

John is super friendly as well as a great driver and guide. I'd recommend this tour to all my family and friends.

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