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“The best tour of Dunedin”
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Iconic Tours
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$106.41*
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Full-Day Larnach Castle Tour
Ranked #4 of 53 Tours in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Iconic Tours provide personalised small group sightseeing tours and private Airport Transfers to and from Dunedin Airport. Tour Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Central Otago and wider South Island. Wildlife tours, historic tours, cycling and walking tours are all available. Other services include customised multi-day tours to suit your interests and time frame. Our driver guides are professional, friendly and passionate about Dunedin. We enjoy the tours as much as you will!
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Iconic tours is highly customisable with the local knowledge to make the most of your day without stressfully over-filling it. You won't find a better tour guide than Kim. Honestly, don't even pay for someone at a venue to take you through on a tour - Kim can do it better.
He drove safely, provided us with yummy snacks, took us to a great bakery for lunch and was time conscious and friendly.
Their correspondence through email and understanding of our needs as cruisers was perfect.
Thank you!

Thank Heidi O
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Kim H, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Heidi & John, thanks so much for posting on our trip advisor site. It was great to meet your family and I really enjoyed the day as well. Dunedin has so much to offer it really makes my job easy. I appreciate your kind words though, I think I get the most out of the tours where I can really see my passengers getting into all the attractions and having the best time doing it. You have an awesome family who will no doubt delight many more tour guides as you travel around together. All the best and please come back to Dunedin again soon! Regards, Kim Hayward

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Hi Kim and Ann
Thank you so much from our family (Carmen, John, Heidi & Daniel) and others who joined our hectic day tour. Our day with you in Dunedin was a highlight of our visit to NZ. We loved the personalized attention, flexible options and transport arrangements, courteous time-keeping to stay on schedule for all that we wanted to do and the wonderful 'local history' shared in personable and interesting doses to suit the attractions we visited. Ann got stuck with an elderly lady and was so accommodating. Kim got the mini-bus load of 'go-getters' that wanted to see as much as possible and he certainly delivered. From first contact via e-mail from Australia to delivering us back at Port Chalmers on time - every aspect of our dealings with Kim and Ann was terrific. Highly recommend this duo and have given feed-back to Princess Cruises that they should refer passengers to Kim and Ann.

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a day in Dunedin and following a good review on Tripadviser, we pre booked the Larnach Castle and City Sights Tour. Kim arrived at Port Chalmers on time and soon our group were off to explore Dunedin. Kim was an excellent tour guide, combining local knowledge, humour and insight to allow our group to really explore the 'heart' of Dunedin. He was on the ball and able to take us to so many highlights, including Larnach Castle, yet he always made us feel relaxed with plenty of time to enjoy the special places and people of Dunedin. His ability to inform and tell the stories behind these highlights was very engaging. We had lots of time to walk, take photos, spend free time exploring and even experienece lunch at the best fish n chips shop in Dunedin.

Thank Helen W
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Kim H, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Dear Helen,
Thank you for posting on trip advisor. It was great to have you on tour in Dunedin. Your comments describe exactly the kind of tour we like to offer: A relaxed tour yet packing a lot in to the day, fun for everyone yet adding a little insight to the history and culture of the destination at the same time. Obviously you are my ideal passenger and I can only hope for more like you!! But seriously though your comments do mean a lot to us. Thanks again and all the best with your future travels.
Kind regards, Kim Hayward

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Kim and Ann of Iconic Tours are fantastic to deal with when planning your Dunedin tour.
They are quick to reply to emails and their service is friendly and efficient. You can book with confidence knowing that they are reliable, experienced and highly professional.

On the day of our tour in Dunedin - 14 December 2012, John was our Guide and Driver for the day.
What a kind and gentle and patient man he is! Our daughter was suffering quite badly from sea sickness which was then compounded by car sickness (Dunedin has many winding roads). As a result John was required to frequently and suddenly stop the van (no need to provide too much detail on this point) throughout the day. He never flinched or was grossed out and we were so impressed!

We saw many wonderful sights in delightul Dunedin, with a running commentary throughout by John. We visited Larnach Castle, Dunedin Railway Station, the Albatross Centre, the Octagon and Dunedin CBD, Otago Boys High School, the stunning University of Otago as well as the incredible Baldwin Street. John also drove us around to areas known only to locals - like the poshest streets in Dunedin, the trendiest suburbs, the grand old homes, the very special marae - all of which were really interesting.

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Kim H, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Thank you very much for posting your feedback on trip advisor. We are pleased you had a great day with John and he is very happy to receive such kind comments. We love passing on positive feedback to our driver/guides. John has been driving and guiding for a very long time and there is probably not a lot that he hasn’t seen or been through.
This year we found it more important than ever to reply promptly to email inquiries. As travellers ourselves we know how time consuming it can be to plan and book everything when organising a holiday. You need to know that what you want is what you are going to get before you take the plunge and book it. Right now we are putting in place measures to speed up our response times which will provide an even more efficient booking experience for our customers.
Thanks again for booking with us. Regards, Kim Hayward

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We booked Iconic Tours via the internet before we left Australia on our cruise. Ann picked the 3 of us up from the ship. She took us to the places we had originally showed interest in and we had time so she took us to extra places. We had a great day. the cold water was supplied and some chocolates also. Well done Ann and Kim, you have a wow of a business and good luck for the future

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