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“Great Safari alpine tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hassle Free Tours
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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus
Ranked #2 of 89 Tours in Christchurch
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Offering tours of Christchurch and Canterbury, Hassle-free Tours is one of the region's best ways to see the New Zealand tourist attractions that draw visitors from around the world. Between discovering Christchurch in a restored double-decker bus to speeding through the Waimak Gorge in a jet boat, there are options to suit everyone’s interests.A favourite among visitors to New Zealand is the unique Lord of the Rings Tour, which ventures into the Canterbury high country for an exciting 4WD ride to the filming location of Edoras, the capital city for the Rohan people in the film trilogy.
London, United Kingdom
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“Great Safari alpine tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The tour started with a 4 wheel drive around some local hills . The 4WD drive was great and the views from the top of the hills were outstanding. This was followed by the best Jet boat ride I've ever taken into a nearby gorge. I was then transported to Arthur's pass for the fantastic journey back on the trans alpine train to Christchurch. The views from the train on the way back were stunning. It was a great day made even better by the driver/guide Andy.

Visited May 2013
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“One Hour Tour on the Red Bus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our tour took us around the central area of Christchurch. The guide was informative and amusing and explained the damage from the earthquakes and what was being done to rebuild the city. The whole tour was very positive with an emphasis on rebuilding and improving on the old. I hope the rebuild is successful and look forward to seeing it again in a few years to see what has been achieved.

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Absolutely amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

We went on the Lord of the Rings Edoras tour and we had such an amazing time!

The tour was planned fantastically and we enjoyed every stop along the way. We were picked up from our accommodation in Christchurch on time (punctuality is always appreciated!) and left to pick up other groups. We traveled in a small group of 8. We had various rest/toilet and scenic stops along the way to Mt Sunday. Commentary about the scenic stops were provided by our guide and he never stopped feeding us with information! Props for that, it is always great knowing and learning more.

Weapon replicas were brought up with us to Mt Sunday and there was plenty of photo opportunities. Lunch (and champagne) was provided at Mt Potts lodge and it was pretty good.

We enjoyed our conversations with our guide, he was very friendly and open to us. He had a great deal of knowledgeable about the Canterbury region and LOTR.

Visited April 2013
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“Brilliant time on the Edoras tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

My husband and I just returned from the Lord of the Rings Edoras tour and we are on quite the high right now as we had such a fantastic time despite the rainy weather on the top of Mount Sunday. We had various (stunning) scenic stops along the way, we had some great photo ops with replicas of the weapons on the movies on the very movie site, and we had a champagne lunch with a brilliant view. We were entertained the whole way by our guide Steve. He was very kind, easygong, and knowledgable and had lots of interesting stories to share on Lord of the Rings, and on Christchurch. I highly recommend this tour company for their well organized tour and the superb guide that we had the pleasure of spending the day with.

Visited March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Edoras Tour / Ashburton / Mount Potts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Edoras Tour in the South Islands was superb! I had tons of fun. Our tour guide, Steve, was very delightful and funny.

I would recommend this tour to any Lord of the Rings fan and also to anyone that enjoys beautiful scenery. It's just stunning views everywhere you go here in New Zealand and Edoras is no exception.

Visited March 2013
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