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Hamilton 3210, New Zealand
+64 7-854 6444
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were 4 couples off the Celebrity Solstice for a day in Tauranga. We had hired Jim thru email and he was very responsive and also provided a wonderful day. He is professional, polite, and organized. A great guy! Having Maori decent and perspective really...More

Thank BonRich1
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We spent two wonderful days touring with Jim Archer off Celebrity Solstice. The first tour was to the Maori culture center in Rotorua, NZ. The second was an Auckland city tour with a drop at the airport on the last day. Jim not only takes...More

Thank Deb409
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were luck to be looked after by Jim and Julie on our recent visit to the Port of Tauranga. We had two wonderful days with both of them. Value for money. He got us back to the ship on time. Highly recommend to all.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

On recent cruise, we booked a tour from Tauranga with Jim Archer, and had Julie for our driver and guide. She is a lovely lady and very knowledgeable about the area. She was waiting when we berthed and continued to show us around some beautiful...More

Thank Grahsan
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be looked after Julie on our recent visit to the Port of Tauranga. She met us as arranged and along with one other couple from our ship she proceeded to guide us through our busy but enjoyable day. She was...More

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My husband and I spent a WONDERFUL day touring with two other couples in a very comfortable air conditioned vehicle with Jim Archer. He is charming, knowledgeable and a great tour leader and driver. We saw some wonderful sights at the Maori Cultural Center, walked...More

Thank MickieB45
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I don't have much to add to the other excellent reviews. Jim is very proud and knowledgeable about his Maori heritage. At the cultural center he added much insight and was very enthusiastic. One thing I noticed, he quietly picked up other’s trash on the...More

Thank TicaMD
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Jim is the best. Spent 12 days with him . Took us to north and south island. . Very honest & sincere. We gonna miss you ,Jim. Thankyou so much for taking such a good care of us.

Thank adleh
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Jim Archer is the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so very proud of his Maori heritage and is extremely knowledgeable about this part of New Zealand. Archer Tours is a highly reputable firm and you will find Jim's tours thorough,informative and...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Julie met our ship to begin our tour, first along the waterfront with a stop at the beach. From there we visited Kiwi 360, a Kiwi fruit orchard, where we learned how the fruit is grown and we were able to taste some of their...More

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Archer Tours started in 2001
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