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Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 27 269 6928
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Simply the best

We spent a most interesting, informative and entertaining day with Doug in his immaculate, roomy... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Nannytanny
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Redland City, Australia
So enjoyed this day!!

Recently we cruised to New Zealand aboard Radiance of the Seas - it was just so excellent - so... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
llocnil
,
Fingal Bay, Australia
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A fully escorted day tour from Akaroa Cruise Ships, featuring the best of the scenery, history & nature of Akaroa & Christchurch. We travel in luxury 11 passenger Mercedes Benz vehicles which are spacious & comfortable with elevated seating & large window areas for enhanced viewing. Our guides are very knowledgeable and provide an entertaining & interactive commentary.
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We spent a most interesting, informative and entertaining day with Doug in his immaculate, roomy van. Doug was our saviour when another tour operator let us down very badly in Akaroa, offering us a discount and ensuring our day was enhanced, rather than spoilt. He...More

Thank Nannytanny
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

I much appreciate you taking the time to review your tour with our company, and sharing your experiences with other Trip Advisor readers. Thank you for your compliments on the beauty of the scenery, and your positive endorsement of our tour. Doug BENNET - Tour...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Recently we cruised to New Zealand aboard Radiance of the Seas - it was just so excellent - so much better than we anticipated - We did tours at some ports of call - Some we did on our own too!! In Akaroa (fabulous little...More

Thank llocnil
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor, and my apologies for not responding sooner. Some how your review was overlooked. We are delighted that you rate the experience of cruising New Zealand so highly. We are very appreciative of the opportunities we have...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited Akaroa on Celebrity Solstice and decided to book a local trip upon arrival. We fell very lucky with booking Tour South to take us on a 3 hour tour in an air conditioned mini-bus (11 seater) with Doug Bennett as our guide. Doug...More

Thank marionandsally
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review of your recent 3 x hour tour of Akaroa & Eastern Bays. The area concerned is a spectacularly beautiful part of our country, and we enjoy hosting the visits some of the many visitors to this Region. We...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a very friendly knowledgeable driver. He gave us lots of history on our drive to Christchurch and the way home. Very friendly

Thank sunshine4730
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for your review of your recent Akaroa & Christchurch Tour. We are naturally very pleased that you found your Driver/Guide so friendly & knowledgeable. We trust that the remainder of your cruise was both enjoyable & memorable. Doug BENNET - Tour South

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My sister-in-law, husband and I decided on Tour South to take us around Akaroa when we tindered in from the Celebrity cruise ship. We had the most amazing tour guide who really knew the area and the history. I don't know which I loved more......More

Thank joanb854
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to review of your recent Akaroa & Eastern Bays tour with us. I will certainly pass your very generous accolades onto your Driver/Guide, Jeff AUSTEN, who is one of our top guides, and someone as...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were greeted by Principal Doug Bennett. Doug provided an exceptional tour of the bay areas and displayed outstanding local knowledge. The tour was very good value for money; clean, modern, luxury vehicle; appropriate itinerary and generally a very good, value for money excursion.More

Thank Daniel K
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Hello Daniel K. Thank you your review of your recent tour with us. We are well pleased that the tour provided, was so well received by your group, and greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your views with the wider Trip Advisor family....More

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We booked this tour from Melbourne . We were on a cruise around NZ and our port of call was Akaroa . We booked a private elite tour of Akaroa and Christchurch for 9th Jan 2017 . At the time of booking Doug was so...More

Thank JULIE N
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your Tour with us on 9th January 2017. We are naturally vey pleased that you and your family enjoyed the experience so much, and greatly appreciate your review. Doug BENNET - Tour South

Reviewed 22 January 2017

As we disembarked from our cruise ship we met Doug and booked his three hour tour around the Akaroa area. It was a great choice. Doug was professional and full of interesting information about a range of topics. The van was spotless. It was definitely...More

Thank Sherie M
EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Thank you for your review Cherie M. We very much appreciate the customer feed back, and are delighted that you found our tour such a good fit, with your needs and interests. Doug BENNET - Tour South.

Reviewed 18 September 2016

We booked as we arrived on the wharf with Doug and friends in April 2015. He was well presented, cheerful and stood out from the other tour operators. Doug went out of his way to share as much information as he could with us during...More

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EMDEEAR1, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Hello Sharon M. Thank you for taking the time to review your recent tour from Akaroa to Christchurch with us. Comments made on our tours are valued, particularly in relation to meeting the expectations of our customers. Doug BENNET - Tour South

Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were going on a Cruise and I had pre-booked the 'Akaroa & Christchurch Premier Share Tour' before leaving Australia. (The e-mails were very professional and full of useful information). I was a little apprehensive about it all but I realise now that I was...More

Thank Donna L
Tour South Limi... G, Owner at Tour South, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thank you for your review of your tour of Akaroa & Christchurch with our Company. Naturally we are very pleased that you enjoyed the experience with us, touring in this special part of New Zealand. We greatly value the feed back provided, and thank you...More

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