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“A fun day with Jim”
Review of Archer Tours

Archer Tours
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Maori Culture, Kiwis, and Geo-Thermal Valleys in...
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Jim made booking his tour of Rotorua and surrounds as easy as taking the tour. A couple of emails and all done, 4 months llater he was waiting at the dock for us as promised.
We had a great day in his clean mini bus. A capable driver and his knowledge of New Zealand and the Maori culture and history added so much to the day. Jim was easy to get along with and catered well for all ages.
I would highly recommend Jim Archer for tours when visiting this part of new Zealand.

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

Enthusiastically agree with all the positive reviews posted here. We thoroughly enjoyed the tours as well as Jim Archer himself. We first met him on time on the dock waiting for us. A comfortable van took us to the Kiwi orchard farm with it's many samples, then to Rotorua and the Maori village, and finally the geysers and mud springs. Amazing to behold! We were a small group amd enjoyed all the information and anecdotes that Jim shared with us in his clear, well spoken voice.
We had a timely return to the Celebrity Solstice, and once again met Jim the next morning for a tour of Auckland. The tour gave us a true sense of the city with its stunning 360 degree views. Later Jim dropped us off at the airport for our flight home.
Thumbs up to both tours!

Thank Alexandra90275
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We can't say enough nice things about this lovely man and his informative, thoughtful tour! First class all the way. We were with a small group if the Solstice, and Jim Archer was the most organized and thorough guide we have had.

Thank itslaverne
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

I was travelling solo and booked the Archer tour of Rotorua prior to leaving on the cruise. Jim - our driver - met the ship at the dock and returned us with plenty of time to spare prior to the ship departure. Jim was at all times professional and very knowledgeable with regards to the area, the culture and the people. As it was a small group of only 11 tourists we were able to stop at various places along the journey that the big buses don't or wont stop at so we saw more of the area than many other tourists. He even had enough umbrellas for us all when the weather looked like it might rain on us. It was a great day out and I cant recommend the trip and Archer Tours high enough. (It was also a lot cheaper than the tours the cruise ship was offering)

Thank travelling_along18
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We spent a very informative day touring Tauranga and Rotorua with Jim Archer. He had great local knowledge and connections. We enjoyed his company for the day and would recommend him for short or long term tours.

Thank boambee
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