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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262
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Reputable Company

We had lined up a private tour from Lyttelton/Christchurch with the wonderful help of Jo from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Great way to get from Akoroa to Christchurch

A group of 8 of us were on a cruise that landed in Akoroa. We wanted to see Christchurch, so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane P
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Our driver John picked us up punctually just before 11 and drove us to 3 wineries. The first and the last were small and family run. Terrace Edge (first) started growing olives and sells olive oil as well as wines, and is perched above a...More

Thank JCA1954
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a terrific day with John in the Waipara Valley tasting wine and having lunch. The four wineries we visited were very accommodating, informative and really made sure we understood the wine they produced. John looked after us well and we had great discussions...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A awesome day visiting Waipara winery's. Dennis from Waipara Hills was fantastic! Very knowledgeable friendly and entertaining. Our Driver John was also very accommodating and friendly. Unfortunately after 11 of us paid our $95 each we were informed by Discovery Travel that if our group...More

Thank MareaMM
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Our guide John is the best guide/driver in NZ. His car is stocked with amenities that is extremely convenient for us especially during long drives. His choice of coffee stops are great as well. The tour was customised entirely to our liking, and John always...More

Thank Tungky
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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.
Carol M
20 January 2015|
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