Pam and Vic Banks, Ultimate New Zealand self drive tour , Travelled on 2nd March 2012
—It was the holiday of a lifetime, as we had hoped. Amazing scenery, wonderful wildlife and friendly, helpful people.
Apologies for the delay in writing here - been a bit hectic since our return :) Thank you FineTours for a wonderful NZ experience. We customised one of your standard tours to spend some extra time with relatives in Auckland at the beginning and end of our tour, then spent 6 weeks travelling round both islands.
It was the holiday of a lifetime, as we had hoped. Amazing scenery, wonderful wildlife and friendly, helpful people. All the arrangements for motels, car hire, transfers and excursions were well organised and everything went like clockwork.
We particularly appreciated the Kruse commentary (lots of useful and interesting information as well as history and Maori legends)and the mobile phone with credit (useful for confirming excursions 24 hours ahead and for making contact with relatives).
The voucher system was a very easy way to pay for everything and the spiral-bound book of maps and directions was invaluable. Whale and dolphin watching was just one of the highlights, as was Franz Josef glacier. Milford Sound is indeed one of the wonders of the world, although it is very difficult to capture the sheer scale of it in photographs.
We have returned to England with wonderful memories of an amazing experience. We have recommended your company to several people on our return - thank you to everyone for making our holiday so special. It was also good to meet David and everyone in Wanaka.
—Pam and Vic Banks, GBR
2 March 2012