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Discovery Travel Day Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-357 8262
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Great Day on Tour

We had a private tour of two couples and our excellent tour guide, John. We started out in Akaroa... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Roy B
Excellent private day tour of Banks Peninsula and Akaroa

We arranged a private tour of Akaroa (including Banks Peninsula) for my wife and me from Discovery... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
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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 26 March 2017

We had a private tour of two couples and our excellent tour guide, John. We started out in Akaroa with a general tour of the area and then started over the hills to Christchurch. Stunning scenery and excellent narrative by John. We had a nice...More

Thank Roy B
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We arranged a private tour of Akaroa (including Banks Peninsula) for my wife and me from Discovery Travel on Waihangi Day (Feb. 6, a public holiday in New Zealand). John Carter picked us up in a Toytota Highlander at 8:45 am from the Strathern Motor...More

Thank Silverstreak46
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

Thank thebankses
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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...More

Thank SparkyMax50
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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....More

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

Thank BonRich1
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!

Thank veronique277
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...More

Thank Xiaolin W
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...More

Thank Mrs_O_TX-USA
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...More

Thank melis0516
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What is the cost for a day tour round trip from Christchurch to Akaroa via small coach or bus. We don't mind travelling with other people.
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
Day tour from Akaroa to Christchurch and return...how much and what does it include?TIA Carol
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