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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-357 8262
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Christchurch based tour operator offering small group, day tours to Akaroa,...

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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Mount Cook private day tour

We used Discovery Travel for a full day private tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook. We found them a very professional & reliable company. It was a long day trip and John the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
thebankses
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Potton, United Kingdom

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Potton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used Discovery Travel for a full day private tour from Christchurch to Mount Cook. We found them a very professional & reliable company. It was a long day trip and John the Owner/Driver provided an excellent service in a very comfortable vehicle. Coffee was provided en route, as was an excellent lunch in the Mount Cook Lodge. We thoroughly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a mixed group of 11 friends and family ranging in age from teenagers to grandparents arriving in Akaroa on a cruise ship looking for a private tour to suit our needs rather than a big bus group tour. After researching the web and reviews I found Discovery Travel's website and from my initial email enquiry was very impressed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Waipara wine tour and visited 5 great wineries. John was very helpful and knew exactly where to take us and was very friendly. He was also very happy to drive us into Christchurch centre after the tour. For a small group (i.e. Just 2 people), this tour is quite pricey but was an excellent trip.

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Thank Alexandra M
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 4 couples from the Celebrity Solstice tendering off in Akaroa to take our day trip to Christchurch. The weather was perfect and we were able to get off very early and surprised John by being there when he arrived. We had a beautiful ride through the countryside and rolling hills to Christchurch. Christchurch was somewhat disappointing because what... More 

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Thank BonRich1
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Beautiful Mt Cook region and landing by Ski plane on the top is highly recommended. Our guide, John, was just great and made our day an unforgettable experience!

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Thank veronique277
Shenzhen, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I sincerely recommend this tour. Booking online was easy and Jo was very responsive to my questions via email. John is a nice person and chatted with us and helped us considerately throughout the trip. Easy 45 min drive from Christchurch downtown to the Waipara region. totally we went to 4 wineries and they each have their own characteristics of... More 

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Thank Xiaolin W
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Waipara Wine I could not recommend this tour more. This was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip through Australia and New Zealand. Booking online was easy and Jo was very responsive to my questions via email. We booked a wine tour for our group of 4 last Thursday. John picked us from the Novotel Cathedral Square at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I went on a private day wine tour and is was fabulous. We had the freedom to visit the wine tours at our leisure and have lunch at whatever winery suited our taste. Josh our driver was very helpful on what wineries to visit depending on what we liked to drink. Overall, great experience!

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Thank melis0516
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Two friends and I booked the Waipara Valley wine tour, and it was amazing! John was very friendly, timely, and also considerate to what we might liked to see. He provided us with a list of the open wineries for the day, and spots where we could have lunch/tea- and a suggested itinerary which we were open to modify. John... More 

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Saint Donat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

After numerous exchanges of emails with Jo McDermott, trying to go to Arthur's Pass, from Akaroa, we finally settled for a shorter day of 7½ hours. Our guide/driver Linda took my small group from our cruise ship to the foothills of the Southern Alps. We appreciated her comments during our ride through the beautiful countryside. We then embarked on a... More 

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