—We very much enjoyed our visit to your lovely country thanks to your excellent bookings.
“Please excuse this late email thanking you both for an excellent tour of NZ. Two items we would like to note. In addition to the wonderful stays and sightseeing trips, we suggested, and you scheduled, Auckland Wine Tours New Zealand and Larnach Castle. We would like to say that these both were great and we enjoyed them very much. The wine tour of Auckland, not only covered the Villa Maria Winery, explaining and showing with a walk-thru the details of their operation and a luncheon with wine tasting, it also provided us with a city tour of Auckland. We otherwise would have not had the experience of a city tour in our short stay. The other tour was of Larnach Castle. The stay was during their low tourist season, and we enjoyed the tour of the Castle itself and the room we stayed in. The dinner was something special, being just the two of us seated at a private table set up in the library. Our hostess, Pat, gave us a personal description of the history of the castle, and the Chef himself served us desert. It truly was a special occasion. The history of the gardens and structure, once described to us in detail, was full of very rich detail. Again, we very much enjoyed our visit to your lovely country thanks to your excellent bookings.”
—Vincent and Patricia Cassisi, USA
—The accommodation was great and the hire car was perfect to fit us all in with our luggage.
“Hi David Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for arranging such a fantastic tour for us. We all had a fantastic time. The accommodation was great and the hire car was perfect to fit us all in with our luggage. I loved the Map book with the highlighted route and the itinerary made planning activities and stop offs really easy. Thanks again.Sarah”
—Sarah Ennion, Jason Whitehead, Lily Whitehead and Irene Meredith, NZL
—We will be referring all our friends who have an interest in New Zealand to FineTours.
“David, we had a great trip, thanks much for all the wonderful planning and arranging. We had no delays and no problems during the entire trip. Having the GPS and the CRUZE both was great, the pre-programmed GPS meant we always knew where we were and could plan our time along the way to arrive when required or desirable. We feel we learned much more about the country and its rich history with the benefit of the CRUZE. The weather was not good along the West Coast particularly around Fox Glacier and Franz Josef(more about that later), but otherwise we were very lucky with the weather, including our initial day in Doubtful Sound - beautiful place and we enjoyed the overnight on the Sound.We had no problems with rent cars which were picked up and returned with ease. We really enjoyed our time with the owners of Cobden Garden in Napier, their friendliness and hospitality was second to none. Fiordland Lodge and Peppers were other favorites, but we found all accomodiations very satisfactcory. The hotel room view at Hermitage Aoraki Wing Mt Cook was spectacular. While at Queenstown we did the Dart River Safari and thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't need the phone often, but it was useful on occasion and made us feel more at ease. The only outstanding item of which I am aware is that the Heli Flight at Franz Josef Glacier had to be cancelled because of low cloud and rain - it was not possible to reschedule in the time we were there.Thanks again, we will be referring all our friends who have an interest in New Zealand to FineTours. Best regards, Jim ”
—James R. & Carole K. Erwin, USA
—In this day & age it is very hard to exceed one's expectations, but FTNZ did it to us.
“Both Helen & I were very impressed with your planning, arranging & documentation of the whole trip. Right from our pick up in Auckland through to the pick up to Christchurch airport this morning, everything went flawlessly. If we had, at the time realised we were passing your door, we would have loved to have given David & his wife, a personal thank you. It is the added things like the mobile phone (complete with credit) & the Kruse system that made the whole trip so easy. In this day & age it is very hard to exceed one's expectations, but FTNZ did it to us. We had a wonderful trip & would thoroughly recommend FTNZ to family & friends. We both wish you all the very best for the future business. Kind regards, Darrel & Helen ”
—Darrel and Helen Ling, AUS
—The arrangement and support that you have given to the Dawson party are terrific.
“Hello David, Just want to let you know that Wai See, Casey and I had a wonderful time in New Zealand. The arrangement and support that you have given to the Dawson party are terrific. I will not hesitate to refer my friends or book a future a trip with your company. Many thanks! Wai Tung”
—Wai Tung, Wai See and Casey Ng
—Thank you once again for arranging such a wonderful, enjoyable, stress free holiday.
“Dear David What a superb holiday you organised for us. From Day 1 everything went like clockwork. We were grateful that we had all our accommodation organised or we would probably still be working our way around the Bay of Islands. You live in a beautiful country. We ended up driving a Nissan Tiida sedan which was quite comfortable. The Kruse system was amazing. It acted like our own personal tour guide, provided so much information and alerted us to things we might be interested in following up. The accommodation - on the whole brilliant. We both need to go on diets after so many wonderful breakfasts! We are glad you suggested the Cliff Richard concert, it was great. Thank you once again for arranging such a wonderful, enjoyable, stress frree holiday. We will be recommending you to all our friends and can't wait to organise our next holiday - to the south island. Cheers, Judy and Ken”
—Judy and Ken Palich, AUS
—It was awesome and the itinerary was great. Thank you for all the attention to detail.
“Hi Julie Thank you for a wonderful trip in New Zealand, we loved the country and the accommodations. There is a couple of typo in the instructions, I do recall the directions were to turn left when it was to turn right in Waitomo. Other than that it was awesome and the itinerary was great. Thank you for all the attention to detail. Paul”
—Paul Pringle and Val Nicholson, CAN
—We had a fabulous time and everything went off without a hitch.
“Hi David, We'd like to say thank you for helping plan and arrange our recent trip to New Zealand. We had a fabulous time and everything went off without a hitch. We would highly recommend your services to anyone travelling to your beautiful country. One observation we might make is that anyone doing the Milford Track - which as you know includes the boat cruise through the Sound, may find that also doing the Doubtful Sound overnight dinner cruise too much of the same. Having done both within a few days of each other and both under dreary, drizzly skies made us think we should have chosen a different excursion. Thanks again, Paula & Mike”
—Paula and Mike Bransfield, CAN
—You certainly know your business and even at arms length provide a fantastic service.
“Hello There I just wanted to send you a very big thank you for an absolutely fantastic trip to NZ! We had an amazing time and everything apart from the car in the beginning - which was sorted out very quickly - worked like a dream. Everything you recommended was superb - and we saw just enough to make us want to come back again next year. Big pat on the back for your company - you certainly know your business and even at arms length provide a fantastic service. Thanks you so much again and have a wonderful 2010. Wamest and Best Wishes, Joan.”
—Joan and John Lofts, FRA
—The itnerary & map book great ideas - will help us relive some very happy memories.
“ Hi Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful itinerary. On arrival in Auckland at midnight, it was great to be met, transferred to our hotel & to be given everything we needed for the trip. Everything first class apart from 3 of our overnight accommodation. We particularly enjoyed staying at the White House Russell, the Ridge Puhoi, & the Te Anau Scenic. Westwood Lodge FZ was perfect for our last 2 full nights in NZ - a great choice & we felt our trip had ended on a high. The itnerary & map book great ideas - will help us relive some very happy memories. Great to meet you & the team as we passed through Fairlie . We will be recommending you to family & friends ”
—Marie and John Lynch