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E S Tours offers day tours to Christchurch from Akaroa via Banks Peninsula for cruise ship passengers. As ex-teachers we run an informative tour telling you about the history of the area and New Zealand in general......and stop at lots of points of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Christchurch 8082, New Zealand
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+64 27 261 5093
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had worked with Dermot to schedule this tour. Our guide was Nick and he was wonderful! We went to Christchurch and he explained to us all the damage from the earthquake that happeded an few years ago. Nick was very accomodating and stopped along...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judygolfing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We boarded the bus after arriving by cruise ship. It was a very good tour, and great to be in a 1967 London bus. We saw some great views, the guides where very good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chrisste1
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review.....but we operate 9 or 11 passenger small group guided tours so perhaps another company.....

Reviewed 24 November 2018

Guide Dermot Hall is the most dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly guide we have ever encountered. He took us up the ridge road between Akaroa and Christchurch so we could see the snow-capped NZ Alps in the middle of the South Island which were visible 50 miles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SolarAraras
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write the review !

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Dermot was a pleasure to work with and helped us pick the perfect excursion for our cruise ship group, Christchurch and Banks Penninsula. Our guide, Nick, added depth to the breathtakng scenery by sharing his own experiences of the earthquake. Christchurch is still rebuilding which...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Many thanks for your kind and extensive review !

Reviewed 24 January 2018

We met Nick on the pier where he was selling his tour. It sounded interesting enough and we booked it on the spot. He had 6 people going and off we went. He was quite chatty and entertaining. He took us first to the original...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CatrinaE
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am glad you enjoyed the tour with our local guide Nick !

Reviewed 11 January 2018

We only had one day to see this area and Dermot made the most of it! He was very knowledgeable and looked after our every need. He walked with us thru the amazing Gardens and took us to the Cardboard Catherdal. He told us about...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Peachie H
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed the tour to Christchurch and the Botanic Gardens and that you will remember the day !

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Got off the cruise ship via tender at Akoroa where we were met by an abundant amount of friendly people offering a variety of tours. We chose to go with Dermot. We were glad we did. His was very friendly and very knowledgeable. In his...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Julie L
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

I am very happy you enjoyed the tour and the views from the Summit Road above Akaroa Harbour !

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Nick was a great tour guide. Very engaging and kept us entertained all the way to Christchurch and back. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a bit about the history and development of Akaroa and Christchurch.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank charlieh187
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for4 taking the time for this review.

Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Got off the cruise ship via tender at Akoroa where we were met by an abundant amount of friendly people offering a variety of tours. We chose to go with Dermot. We were glad we did. His was very friendly and very knowledgeable. In his...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Coconutcath
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Very happy you enjoyed your day excursion to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula ! Thank you for the review !

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Due to the earthquakes in Christchurch cruise ships are not able to dock there. In order to visit the city we hired E S Tours to transport the six of us to Christchurch. It was a visually interesting drive through the countryside. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank nek227
dermot_hall, Owner at E S Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you very much for your review and endorsement of our day excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch.....I am glad you enjoyed the diverse scenery and guides stories ! The weather can be an issue at times (maybe 5% of tours) and restricts our access to...More

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hheinz93
10 July 2018|
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Response from Vinnysmom | Reviewed this property |
All day. Coordinated with cruisr itinerary
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Bustopher_Deane
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Response from dermot_hall | Property representative |
Yes, we will be operating on cruise days from Akaroa doing a Christchurch/Banks Peninsula Tour.....end of the wharf left hand side....and better to book ahead to make sure you get a seat...maximum of 11 on our... More
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