Laura Watson, Dee Ann Johnson and Sharon Cripps, Canada, 19 day self drive tour North and South Islands, January 2009
I would like to thank you for the excellent advice David, and looking after us so well while we were visiting New Zealand. From accommodation choices, to suggested activities, to maps and driving distances that were manageable - you were excellent. From the time we arrived in Auckland on an early flight, Fine Tours was there for us. "Uncle" was awesome - he made sure we had transport, and our travel material right away. It was our fault that we didn't have the flight info corrected, so I really appreciate your assistance and ability to change plans "on a dime" to help us out. The Abyss, Black Water Rafting in Waitomo was a highlight, and our 'day in the sky' in Queenstown. From para-sailing, to para-gliding, to sky diving - all in the day we had to experience Queenstown - awesome! Your accommodation choices for 3 singles travelling together were perfect! Thank you for the pre-arrangements you made for extra beds at each of our stops. It worked out so well. And the Doubtful Sound overnight was amazing! What a special, unique country you have, and it was our pleasure to spend a couple of weeks exploring. We were disappointed we didn't get on the Heli-Hike at Franz Joseph, but that was our only cancellation, and given some of the weather in the neighbourhood, that was pretty good. The only 'glitch' we had, the Kruse thought we were done on our first stop at Christchurch, and never came back on. We had enjoyed listening to the stories and history of the areas we were travelling in while it lasted. I would highly recommend Fine Tours to anyone. The self-drive for 3 Canadian women used to driving on the 'other' side of the car and the road, was no problem! We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to get around, and everyone we met was so helpful and nice. I can't wait to come back. Thanks David - it was the trip of a lifetime for us, and we enjoyed every moment without any worries.
—Laura Watson, Dee Ann Johnson and Sharon Cripps, CAN
14 January 2009