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“Awesome”
Review of Iconic Tours

Iconic Tours
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$46.78*
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Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour
Ranked #5 of 49 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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had booked on line before leaving Australia. We had only one day in Dunedin, as passengers on a cruise ship.
Ann met us at the docks and took us on a thorough tour of points of interest of Dunedin.
We were the only couple who had booked to see the albratross, and we transferred to a private car and had a magical afternoon on the Otago Peninsula with Kim.

Visited March 2014
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“Awesome tour and guide”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Kim was outstanding. My wife and I booked a private day tour with Kim at Iconic Tours. I contacted Kim by phone to make my arrangements. We were traveling by cruise ship and had only one day in Dunedin. Kim met us at the port as agreed. He was prompt and his vehicle was very comfortable. When initially speaking with Kim I informed him my wife did not wish to travel on high cliff like roads. Kim was very understanding and made every effort to accommodate. We had a delightful day seeing the sights. We returned to the ship in plenty of time prior to our departure. I highly recommend Kim and Anne. You will not be disappointed.

Visited February 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Larnach Castle, Royal Albatross Centre, Penguin Place”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

On March 16, 2014, we toured the above places with Kim, a lovely gentleman from Iconic Tours. There were 17 of us from the Celebrity Solstice. Kim was very prompt in meeting us at the pier. We boarded a clean bus and off we went to the University of Otago. The buildings reminded us of ivy league colleges in the USA. We were there at 10 AM and heard the clock tower chimes. Kim was full of interesting historical facts and his presentation style was excellent. We visited Baldwin Street (very steep) for a photo stop. Larnach Castle greeted our bus with a bag piper which we thoroughly enjoyed. Kim was our guide thru the castle and he was very knowledgeable. We then went to the Royal Albatross Centre where we had a delicious lunch in the café followed by a tour. We had a special guide from the centre. This is a strenuous tour and if you cannot climb or walk on uneven ground, do not attempt. Some of our fellow travelers remained in the centre after the preliminary talk. We went to Penguin Place after this. Also had a special guide and this tour requires some fortitude. Kim maneuvered us beautifully thru the attractions and while driving/guiding the van. We stopped in Dunedin for coffee after passing the famous railway station. Our only problem that day was the weather; non stop rain. Kim was an excellent guide; I highly recommend Iconic tours.

Visited March 2014
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Glasgow
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5 reviews
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“First class service”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had booked a tour of Dunedin prior to leaving Glasgow. Kim communicated with us prior to our arrival in Dunedin, just to make sure that everything was in order.
And when we arrived, it could not have been more perfect.
Kim is an excellent guide, and gave us wonderful suggestions for our day. He tailored the tour specifically for us, and could not have been more helpful.
The Speight Brewery visit was unplanned and was a very welcome diversion. The recommendation for fish and chips was spot on.
Could not recommend highly enough.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrew D
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Kim H, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Hi Andrew D
Thanks for your review. As a small group tour operator one of the most important things for us is having that flexibility to modify the itinerary on the fly. Dunedin can be a complex city to visit (in many ways - not just the weather :) but there is so much to see here, we can be confident our driver guides will find something for everyone on board. Again with the smaller number of people on tour, we get the chance to really know you and discover your interests. And we love visiting Speights Brewery even though during the tour it is only you passengers that can sample the good ales!
All the best, Kim
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Gainesville, Georgia
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“Great Tour and Train Ride”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

First Kin and Ann are fair and generous people. We booked a tour for 4 and other couple back out at last second. Kim refused to charge for the no shows. We then took a ferry pleasant tour of Dunedin on our way to train station. Train trip on Taieri Gorge Railroad was stunning. The cheese, wine, and snacks put together by Ann was very nice and enough to share with four ladies in the next seats. Food is a great way to meet new friends. When we got back to Dunedin Kim suggested a to us a tour of a beautiful historic home it lived up to his promise. My wife wanted to go to a local bookstore so off we went. The prices for books are very high in NZ and OZ, even Kim was surprised ( Ann must buy the children books). It was then back to the ship where Kim refused any tip because of the book stop we did not get to the Cadbury showroom. It was our fault but he insisted that no tip was needed. All in all a spectacular day, at more than a fare price.

Visited February 2014
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Kim H, Owner at Iconic Tours, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Dear Qinga
You did our premiere tour; Historic Taieri Gorge Train and Olveston Homestead. We aim to hit the high mark with all our tours but this one is designed with luxury service at the fore. NZ's wine & cheeses are among the country's most celebrated achievments and we want you to experience this quality for your selves, and riding the old train through the exquisite Central Otago landscape must be the ultimate way to enjoy these finer things in life.
Now we are always happy to run tours for just two people, and sometimes people just cant make it due to no fualt of their own. We make it a policy not to charge cancellation fees unless we really have to. At the end of the day, it is satisfied customers like yourselves, writing good reviews about Iconic Tours that makes our business a success.
Regards, Kim
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