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“excellent tour for your time between disembarkation & flight home”
Review of Archer Tours

Archer Tours
Ranked #1 of 10 Tours in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I strongly recommend Jim Archer if you are looking for a nice way to kill the day between your cruise ship arrival in Auckland and your evening flight out.
He is very professional; he shows up on time, takes you everywhere he promised, with time on your own in Devonport for lunch.
Jim is personable, very knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. He is a pleasure to be with... you'll wish you could spend more time with him.

Thank Duncan C
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We (3 adults) booked a Rotorua/Geothermal day tour with Jim Archer who met us at Tauranga Port. This tour turned out to be a highlight for us visiting this amazing historical site and learning about Maori culture. As we walked around it was obvious he is very respected by the locals at the cultural centre. Jim was a fantastic guide very organized, professional, knowledgeable plus lots of fun. He went out of his way to ensure we had a wonderful day seeing many more scenic sights around and to/from Rotorua. Without hesitation we highly recommend Archer Tours.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were surprised how quickly Jim replied to our email from England. Unlike other tour companies, Jim even picked us up from a relatives home near Hamilton. What a great guy offering great service! He took us all round Hamilton one day & Rotarua the next. Jim was very informative and friendly. If you are planning a trip to New Zealand and would like to see the sights then look no further than Archer Tours. You will get excellent personal service and much smaller groups than if you use a large company. We would highly recommend Jim as he knows his stuff & will look after you. Thanks very much Jim. All the best Roy & Sue Birmingham England.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Rotorua/Maori Culture Center and Geo-thermal tour with Jim Archer
Jim is such a professional! From the pickup at the port to our return, we knew we had chosen wisely. The highlight of our tour was Jim’s meticulous guidance at the Cultural Center. He showed us where to stand for the best photos, the appropriate etiquette for the welcome ceremony and even where to sit once we went into the meeting house for the haka performance. Seeing the work of the carvers and weavers left us in awe. We had unexpected stops like the Papamoa Beach to take in the views just after an early morning shower, sitting on naturally warmed volcanic rock and the traditional Maori lunch at the cultural center. This tour is not to be missed!

Thank mmc0408
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend Archer tours. Maximum 11 people in bus which was in immaculate condition. Jim is very friendly & being a local himself was very informative. The tour itself was fantastic.... tour included a stop off at beach, wood carving, traditional Maori dancing & show, seeing geysers, & scenic drive back to port. We're from Australia & we were on board with 4 Canadians- we were all impressed with Jim & the tour. Highly recommended!!!!!

Thank Roslyn A
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