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“Perfect day tour”

Discovery Travel Day Tours
Ranked #17 of 93 Tours in Christchurch
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We booked the day tour from Christchurch to Akaroa. It was one of the best tours we have ever experienced and as a former travel agent I have had many of them! The pick-up was at our motel which was very convenient. The van was very comfortable and the guide simply top class. He was able to tell us a lot about Christchurch and the surroundings without talking too much. We were travelling with two elderly people and he was extremely helpful and thoughtful. The day was a great success - despite the rainy weather - and we highly recommend Discovery Travel Day Tours to all.

Thank Manuela S
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We were picked up early by John, our guide for the day. He was driving a spotless Toyota Tarago. John is a very polite well spoken man with excellent knowledge of the Mount Cook tour. When we stopped for tea or lunch the people were friendly and professional. As we left early and made such good time, we were early at the Heliport, on arrival another couple were anxious to see if we would take the trip to the Glaciers, as was the pilot, luckily Jo McDermott had pre booked us, what luck, we were quickly processed and away we went. What an experience, The pilot went the extra yard, Mount Cook was beautiful, I'll never forget the pilot frantically waving his arms when we were on the Glacier, he could see the cloud dropping, he knew we were running out of time, anyway we were off and back to the Heliport, we then realised what the rush was for at take off we only had about 20 minutes without cloud to make the trip, this was the only trip for the day. What a simply stunning experience, if it hadn't been for John and Jo we would have missed the highlight of our entire New Zealand trip.
The whole day only took 11.5 hours and we loved every minute.
Sincere thanks to John and Jo.

Ken and Joan Burns
Monbulk Victoria Australia

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

For my birthday my friends organised a Wine Trip. We were picked up from my house by our driver John, who was just awesome. We could listen to our own music in the van which was great for our trip out to North Canterbury. Our 1st stop was at a beautiful wiinery where we were treated to lots of lovely wine tastings and even cheese and crackers from John our driver. Next stop was lunch at Waipara Springs. with a entree' of wine tastings and lunch was a beautiful platter filled with cheeses, cold meats, breads, etc just amazing, we had lots of laughs around the table set outside in lovely surroundings. Next stop was to another amazing winery for more tastings. Last stop was at the mud house. With more tastings and coffee it was a great way to end a fab day. We could purchase wine to take home. John was able to drop us off at our place of choice. I would totally recommend this. It was such value for money and we still love to talk about it

Thank Farmgirl1975
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Jon picked us up on time and was just amazing. You could say he has found his calling as a tour guide. We went to 4 amazing vineyards and where able to have wine tasting at all of them. We where given as much knowledge we wanted about all the different wines the people at the vineyards had amazing knowledge. The platter lunches we had, blew our expectations of what we where going to get. Was an amazing selection of food and was cook perfect! Jon made the trip easy going and he was very friendly and welcoming. He dropped us where we wanted to go. We had an amazing birthday outing which in our view value for money and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending to others. Thanks so much Discovery Travel Day Tours for an amazing day. Jon was magic!

Thank BridgitC
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I recently had a 'hen day' wine tour. We went to four wineries during the day. it was an excellent day. Our bus driver was fantastic, he was organised and friendly. I reccommend this tour to anyone.

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