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Shane N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Excellent tour..a wonderful drive into Christchurch from the port. Well worth the drive as you see such lovely scenery. The Antarctic Centre was great especially the blizzard storm at -18 degrees. Recommend this tour.

Keith E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

The trip to the International Antarctic Centre was fantastic and we wished we could have stayed there much longer. We were pleased to go to Christchurch but we felt so much for the people who suffered the earthquake 5 years ago. The damage was extensive.

nana2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Long day of touring. Beautiful drive to Christchurch but too much time viewing earthquake damage. Would have loved more time in Botanical Gardens and Museum both of which were wonderful. Antarctic center interesting adventure. Wish we had more time there too.

Lyndall S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Late leaving the port on our tour due to inefficient tender system from cruise ship. No fault of the tour company. We left minus 2 passengers but the tour operator transported them to Christchurch and met us at the Antarctice Centre! Picturesque drive both ways to and from Christchurch. Arctic Centre visit was cut short due to loss of time waiting at port - definitely worth 2-3 hr visit. Drive through Christchurch again was hurried but we were time pressured. Our driver was full of information. Great day out.

Stephen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Great tour! The Antarctic center was amazing!

newyorkmaya

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

this tour was wonderful. the antarcic center is not to be missed.

susan d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Was everything promised, and really enjoyed the history given by our bus driver as well, book the tour you won't be disappointed.

Murray T New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Such a pretty scenic drive into Christchurch from Akaroa and Hank our driver returned another way and it to had views to die for .Excellent trip and felt very sad for christchurch when we saw what 22seconds of quake could do. Great day

Esther F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

excellent

Michele B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Great tour guide -- loved the Antarctic experience.

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2013

There is a 1 1/2 hr. drive from the Akaroa dock into Christchurch, but you get to see alot of the beautiful country side. When you are in Christchurch you truly do see what the people are doing to recover from the 2010 earthquake.

Hugh D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Very enjoyable, good local knowledge from coach driver. Tour of Christchurch "red zone" was thought provoking. Antarctic visit interesting and fun.

Harold P USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Great day

Elisa F

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2016

Tour was good except not enough time factored in for lunch break in the day. The International Antarctic is a must. Very good item in the intinerary. The drive to Christchurch from Akaroa is spectacular. Plenty to see, would have liked more time in Christchurch.

R CRAIG A

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2016

The tour involved a long bus ride but the driver made it very interesting. The Antarctic Center was a great experience. There was a little coordination problems at the start of the tour but it did not significantly detract from the experience.

George C

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2016

learned new things

cdusmjrn

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2015

Unfortunately we got a late 1/2 hr start due to some folks being tardy for the tender. The tour operator opted to wait for 4 people and hold up 16 others. This put the driver in a squeeze to get everything on the itinerary completed and get back to the ship before the last tender. Antarctic Center was well worth the ride and to see the remnants of the damage to Christchurch was interesting.

arprice1

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2015

Could have spent longer at the Antartic Center. Very good!

Joyce P. L

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

The driver made an extra effort to listen to our desires. The city tour was interesting with all the earthquake damage still visible, and the guide had the information and statistics about it for us. The Antarctic Center was great fun! I'd do it again!

John-Edward A United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

We are glad we were able to make this excurion but it is too bad that it takes so long to get to and from Christchurch. We were glad tho that we did get to see the City and the International Antarctic visit was interesting and enjoyable as well.

Ken P

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

an excellent tour. Our driver was very friendly and informative.

Gail

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

Beautiful scenery. and the Antarctic exhibit was very interesting.

Rose Mary R

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

We would have liked more time at the Antarctic Center and the museum. We understand the ships schedule precluded longer stays at these places.

Margaret W

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

A good tour in a very comfortable little coach and bigger coach. It would have been nice to have been taken to a picturesque part of the river and seen a punt in action instead of being told where to go but only having enough time to find the toilet. Good commentary on drive from Akaroa but continuous. Passengers need a break from listening all of the time.

Anthea J

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2016

The bus ride was way too long. Due to the earthquakes, the port was a long way. 3 hours on the bus is what ruined this tour.

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