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Canterbury Trails - Day Tours

| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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Canterbury Trails focuses on small group guided tours of the South Island. We offer day tours from Christchuch to Akaroa NZ, Arthur's Pass with TranzAlpine train and Kaikoura Whale Watching. In addition we offer a 9 day Wilderness South Expedition Tour starting in Christchurch and finishing in Queenstown as well as a number of shorter guided trips in the Canterbury Region. We also specialise in putting together tailor made and bespoke tours working with our guests to ensure their interests and 'must see' places are included. See our web site for details.
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| Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-384 6148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Day! Peter, our tour guide collected us at our hotel and dropped us at the train station. We saw the gorgeous rivers, mountains and pastures of the Canterbury region while having coffee in our very comfortable train seats. Then Peter met us at the...More

Thank bmorganf
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you had a great day with Peter and I will definitely pass this on to him. Safe travels.

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Started at 7.15 am with the prompt arrival of Peter our guide for the day. He drove us to the Tranzalpine train station & organized our tickets & off we went on a 3 hour train ride in quiet comfort across the Canterbury Plains then...More

Thank Lee P
Irene-Chris007, Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Wow thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your day out with Peter. He is a fantastic guide and is truly passionate about what he does.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We booked a day tour to Akaroa & the Banks Peninsula with Canterbury Trails for a party of 3. We had the pleasure of having John as our guide, who was awesome to spend the day with. He picked us up at our hotel in...More

Thank DeeL007
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We just returned from New Zealand. Part of our trip included a personally escorted tour from Christchurch to Queenstown with Canterbury Trails. Irene was our guide for 3 days. From beginning to end, Irene was knowledgeable about the area and its history, very accommodating with...More

Thank LRaven
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Our trip began with a pickup from our central hotel by Peter in his small van. And the small group tour was exactly that; it was a cold, drizzly morning and my husband and I were the only ones on the tour. Peter took us...More

Thank 39Hillcrest
Irene-Chris007, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed you trip with Peter and Canterbury trails, as I'm sure he will be pleased to hear these comments. Kind regards.

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent full day Christchurch city tour . We started the tour with a quick stop at the Margaret Mahy park after which we did a wine tasting tour followed by lunch at the winery. Our guide,Fiona, then drove us to the beautiful...More

Thank Tanishaaaa
Irene-Chris007, Front Office Manager at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed you day with Fiona and we will be sure to pass your comments on to her. Kind regards.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great day. Canterbury Trails provided a comfortable ride. Chris was our guide. He is articulate, courteous, well- traveled and an excellent driver. He is a fountain of knowledge about local history and travel. He made well thought out stops in route to...More

Thank terrio603
Irene-Chris007, Owner at Canterbury Trails - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for you lovely review. I know that Chris also enjoyed his day with you. Safe Travels. Warm regards

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this day tour organized by Canterbury Trails (booked through Viator). We rode the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass, and returned by van with two other couples to Christchurch. John, was an excellent and knowledgeable host/guide/driver who filled...More

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Management response:Responded 22 April 2017

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your trip with John and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, we agree with you he is a wonderful asset to our team and we are very lucky to have him.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ok, so I should have got there on the Transalpine train, but earthquakes and timings made that impossible, so I was transferred to Canterbury Trails providers who would take me from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass and back again. It was an excellent trip. Chris (and...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a day spent with Fiona, a guide that works for Canterbury trails tours. The day was exceptional in every way. Her knowledge of the geology, the flora and the fauna was extensive. She went out of her...More

Thank Steve M
Management response:Responded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Fiona. She is a wonderful asset to our team and we are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time with her. I will be sure to pass this review on to...More

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