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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262
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Coordianl, convenient, precise and flexible

Our family of 04, took the day tour on the TranAlpine express private tour. (Gentleman) John our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kennedy P
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Portugal
Personalised Group Tour Akaroa to Christchurch

We pre-booked a mini-bus for a private group tour from our ship in Akaroa to Christchurch. John our... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
margaretcK9704VX
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Adelaide, Australia
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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 watching, swimming with dolphins, TranzAlpine Train, thermal pools, spa treatments, jet boating, and wine tastings are all on offer. Private charters for 2 people to 200 people are also available.
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“waipara valley” (11 reviews)
“cruise ship” (12 reviews)
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-357 8262
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kennedy P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We pre-booked a mini-bus for a private group tour from our ship in Akaroa to Christchurch. John our driver was great. He met us as arranged & availed himself to our every whim & call for the day. He gave an outline of our day...More

Thank margaretcK9704VX
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We booked with a group of eight who had a stop in at Akaroa from a cruise ship. John was on time and quickly agreed with the group what type of things we wanted to see and experience. He had bottles of water to drink,...More

Thank covermeyer
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were a group of 8 that arrived on a cruise ship in Akaroa. We booked a private tour of Akoroa and Christchurch. The whole experience from booking to final drop off was very professional. The vehicle was spacious and clean. Our driver, John, was...More

Thank SueChewy22
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had lined up a private tour from Lyttelton/Christchurch with the wonderful help of Jo from Discovery Travel. Unfortunately, our ship was unable to dock due to a tropical storm. Discovery Travel promptly refunded our deposit within a day. We were very sorry to miss...More

Thank jekrentz
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

A group of 8 of us were on a cruise that landed in Akoroa. We wanted to see Christchurch, so we arranged a private tour/transportation. John was great! He picked us up promptly, stopped at vistas on the way to Christchurch and when we got...More

Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip with John who couldn’t have been more accommodating or helpful. He collected us from the cruise ship and we travelled to Christchurch. He was extremely knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our day out. Highly recommended.

Thank jjballina
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were picked up promptly from our guest house in Christchurch, and our driver JOHN couldn’t have been more accommodating, informative and friendly - the car was spacious and clean and he drove us safely up to the Waipara, where we visited four very enjoyable...More

Thank JonathanSymonds
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This was one pretty good tour. We had a wonderful time at Arthur’s pass and the Mt.Cook, the guide drove us nice and smoothly but he didn’t really knew enough about the attractions, he was also a little bit confused when we asked him something,...More

Thank luka b
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We booked a private mini bus day tour for our party of 14 - 6 adults and 8 kids/teens. John Crawford was our driver and he was fantastic -very personable, informative and he provided a very interesting commentary along the way. We stopped many times...More

Thank pryan6666
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Kath3043
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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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Carol M
20 January 2015|
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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
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