Vine and Pat Cassisi, USA, 14 day Self Drive tour, North and South Islands. April 2010
—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
8 April 2010