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“A great day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Discovery Travel Day Tours

Discovery Travel Day Tours
Ranked #16 of 89 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.
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

have just had a day out with John from Discovery Travel on the Arthur's Pass trip. He picked us up from the hotel, being there early so that we did not have tp wait. His friendlyness, knowledge of the area were perfect for us. There were no questions he didn't answer. As we only did the basic trip, without the boat and farm options, he took us on a tour of some of Christchurch we had not had a chance to visit.
The trip itself was absolutely wonderful, exceptional scenery both from the train and the minibus we were in.
I would reccommend this trip and firm to anyone.

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Hassle free, lovely & wonderful experience. Highly recommended!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We had a surprise party planned and needed all the family transported to our destination. Not only were Jo and John wonderful with our enquiries and confirming with us the day before but they were absolutely amazing to collect a few elderly guests first before coming to the original pick up destination so that they didn't have to travel further. John was on time and helped us all get on and off the bus. We had a wonderful drive for about an hour and it was lovely not to worry about directions etc. As John knew it was a surprise he sneakily drove to another winery so that the birthday boy didn't suspect anything which we had not asked him to do as we hadn't even thought of it. He patiently waited for us to finish our lunch and again had a great drive back home. The entire experience was extremely easy and wonderful. Everything was organised for us and we set a day and time and didn't have to worry about a thing from then on. Jo and John are absolutely wonderful individuals who were such a huge help to make our event go smoothly and Jo was always extremely quick to reply to any questions I had.
Extremely highly recommended to people of all ages as it was the easiest booking and everything was perfect we never had the hassle of being late and if we were still getting ready etc John was happy to wait and help us with any presents or balloons etc. Just wonderful I hope we have another event so we can use this service again :)

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hanmer Springs day tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

From the moment we were collected from our hotel we knew we were in for a lovely day. John our tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable giving us little snippets of info every step of the way. We chose the jet boating, hanmer springs, lunch and wine tasting and we weren't disappointed. The jet boat ride was heaps of fun, the springs were relaxing and lunch was more than we could eat. The staff at Waipara wines were friendly and we all enjoyed a glass or two of there great wines before going home. I highly recommend this tour as a taste of what NZ has to offer. A big thank you to our guide for giving us a very enjoayble experience.

Visited January 2014
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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just a perfect tour to Arthur's Pass”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were only here for a day off a cruise ship, so worried about making it all the way to the pass, but John (our guide and the owner) assured us we would have a great day wherever we went. He was so right! We did make it to the pass, had time for a quick meal there, saw the most amazing scenery, not the least of which was Akaroa Harbour, and learned more than we could have believed! This is a beautiful place - the most beautiful we have encountered in our visits to 6 continents - and you could not have a better tour company than Discovery Travel. Thank you for giving us one of the most special days we could have imagined!

Visited November 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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“Great coach, professional, enjoyable.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

I booked the Waipara winery tour as a farewell day for the boss who was retiring. 16 people booked with zero hassle and a great itinerary organised. we upgraded from a platter to a lunch at Waipara Winery and wow what a lunch - very generous portions and delicious! The coach is outstanding - super clean, comfy, air con, curtains etc so the hot sun was no problem. John the driver was discreet, friendly and let us do things at our own pace - which in our case meant we took much longer at the first stop than we should have. Prompt professional service and a great day for our group. Highly recommend for a company day out.

Visited December 2013
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