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Discovery Travel Day Tours

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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...more
Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

John met us off our cruise ship for a private tour of the highlights of Christchurch and wineries of the beautiful Waipara region. Christchurch is still recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2011 and many buildings are remain visibly damaged and unoccupied, though great progress...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Loraine1723
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Our driver John was so great on our winery tour, organising everything for the 18 of us. It was the little things that made all the difference- the Bluetooth speaker, rubbish bins in the bus, giving out bottled water. John was very relaxed and professional,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aljesaca
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing from start to finish! They really think about everything from water to Bluetooth speakers.. would highly recommend! Thanks Discovery Tours 👍

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Annahunter77
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

We had a Waipara Wine tour for a friends Hens Party. Discovery travel were excellent to deal with. Quick responses and catered the trip to what we were after. John our driver was outstanding- the bus was equipped with everything we could possibly need and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ClaireOSpiers
Reviewed 13 January 2019

John planned a fantastic private wine tour for my family of 4 that completely matched my requests and then some. We went to 3 wineries with lunch at the last, with lots of time to taste and explore the wineries. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AndreaM5111
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We book My parents (who are traveling from the UK) on a private wine tour a few days ago in Christchurch with your tour guide John. My parents asked me to pass on their thanks and appreciation for all his help/ guidance and lovely conversation...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MVarma
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Our cruise ship stopped at Akaroa and we had a arranged a day tour of Christchurch. We were picked up promptly by John our guide and treated to a wonderful day of sights and commentary. The scenery in the mountains was exceptional but the earthquake...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We had fantastic time in Mount Cook.John our driver was a very nice person who was sharing some experiences during our trip. He was very understanding and flexible. Wonderful drive where we can see beautiful mountains, sheeps, lambs,cow,flowers and lovely views across the South Island....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VRia
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Leaving Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island aboout 8:30am, travel across the plains with it's, now, pastoral flora and fauna, then into the foothills then the Alps and finally the west side of the Alps. Spectacular scenery, bridges, rivers, scenes which very from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Keith O
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Our family of 04, took the day tour on the TranAlpine express private tour. (Gentleman) John our day host, picked us on schedule from the hotel and rove us to the train station, as well as helped us through ticketing and escorted us to our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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1 September 2016|
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Response from LosAngelesCarol | Reviewed this property |
I am a traveler like you so you will need to ask Discovery Travel Day Tours your question.
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Response from chrisnsuzanne | Reviewed this property |
The tour with Discovery Travel to Christchurch starts and ends at the port of Akaroa (note this is quite often a tender port so allow lots of time to get off the ship to shore). Christchurch is about a 1.5 to 2 hour drive... More