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“Five excellent slaps up!”
Review of Archer Tours

Archer Tours
Ranked #1 of 12 Tours in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Today a group of 8 friends from the m/s Amsterdam's 2018 World Tour arranged for a Tour to see the Glow Worms with Jim Archer. Jim arrived at our ship docked in Auckland on time with a clean large comfortable van. Our drive to the Waitomo Caves was 2 hours, but Jim's Van and Commentary, plus a comfort stop made the ride very enjoyable. As an extra treat we visited Kiwi World on the way to the Caves and stopped for Kiwi Ice cream on the way back to the Port. Jim found a nice local restaurant for our lunch at our expense and shops for souvenirs. We highly recommend Jim's services!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

After careful research and contacting people on TripAdvisor who had used Archer Tours, we decided to hire Jim for our 17 night tour of the North and South Islands. We made the right choice! From our first contact with him it was obvious that he knows and loves his country. We used his North and South Island itinerary as a guide and then modified it a bit to meet the needs and interests of our group of 6. Jim offered good advice on places we considered adding and together we came up with a trip that met and exceeded expectations

Our overnight stops included Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Franz Josef via the Trans Alpine Express, Queenstown, an overnight on Doubtful Sound and Lake Tekapo before heading back to Christchurch for our flight. The itinerary included a good balance of cities and beautiful countryside with many interesting stops along the way. Akaroa, a small French waterside town was one of our favorites. Hotels were of good quality, some excellent. In a few places we had to change our hotel because of large groups but I believe the substituted hotels were definitely to our advantage and I'm sure cost Jim more! We also decided to upgrade to the Heritage Hotel in Christchurch which I highly recommend if you're there at any time other than high season (summer months).

I can't say enough nice things about Jim. He is the ultimate professional. His flexibility and humor made our 17 days the trip of a lifetime but, above all, his knowledge of New Zealand will make your trip one to remember. We started the trip as clients and ended as friends.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information.

Date of experience: October 2017
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