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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hugh was the perfect guide on this day tour to Arthur Pass with Canterbury Trails personally guided tours. He was super friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and made a nice day an even better day. Would highly recommend this if you are in Christchurch. Has some hiking options as well. Our tour included an excellent lunch and a short tea break with a snack! Ask for Hugh!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took The half-day train ride up to Arthur’s Pass. Major problem with the sound system on the train. Staff was able to help my wife but not me.

Met by Peter at the Arthur’s pass station. Took three hikes had a great time, wonderful views and Peter was full of explanations of most of what we saw. Had lunch at a wonderful little restaurant.

Peter, our tour guide, was the best that we have had so far in 15 days in New Zealand. Extremely outgoing, he made sure that all of us got to do what we wanted. Also very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure that we had a great time. If you can ask for him, do so.It is clearly worth the effort.

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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Sorry to hear that you couldn't listen to the commentary on the train. Glad you had a fun day out in the mountains with Peter. We will pass your kind comments on to him.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful day with Hugo. We enjoyed the Akaroa Dolphin trip and saw the dolphins, seals, one little penguin and sun basking seals. Hugo showed us the village, spoke of the history and the flora and fauna and took us to some amazing views and lookouts. I left my hat in Hugo’s car and very grateful it was returned as we were leaving the next morning. Hugo was excellent company and went the extra mile returning my hat. Thanks!

Date of experience: January 2020
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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad to hear that you got to see all our friendly wildlife and that you enjoyed spending the day with Hugo. We will pass your kind comments on to him.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful train ride to Arthur’s Pass and then walks with Peter in a small group.
Peter was a good communicator and an energetic guide. He had a good information about the terrain and the area. Enjoyed the day.

Date of experience: January 2020
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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased to hear that you had a lovely day with Peter in the mountains.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our extended family of nine ranging in age from 16-68 traveled from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass on the train and then spent the rest of the afternoon exploring with our guide, Hugo. From the beginning, Hugo connected with us and tailored our activities to our expressed desires and interests; from small details like when and where we stopped to eat to the length of our hikes, he made it personal and unique to our group! We spent 15 days total in both the South and North Islands and our day with Hugo was one of the top 4 overall - including helicopter tours, bungee jumping, and hiking the Routeburn Track! Thank you, Canterbury Tours and Hugo, for enhancing our visit to Christchurch and breathtaking South Island!

Date of experience: December 2019
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IreneH2162, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with Hugh and that he was able to make your tour extra special. We will pass on your kind comments to him.

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