Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Christchurch New Zealand by Tour Guide Brian F (Guide #3652)


Frederick Finks

United States
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Tour: #97634, Christchurch and surroundings private tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Brian was great. We enjoyed the side trip to the scenic overview of the harbor, the beach, the sheep being herded to a new paddock and the women loved the stops at the yarn shops. Excellent tour.

Jeff Wagner

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch Private tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Brian was an exceptional guide with fantastic local knowledge, flexible, fun, and interesting.

Brenda Hanks

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch Private tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 10/18

Brian was fabulous! We had fun even though it rained! Highly recommend him!

George Sokolowski

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 14/16

Brian did a great job in explaining the countryside and bringing value-added to everything we saw. Our group had an excellent outing!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks George, your group was a pleasure to guide, you did a great job getting off the ship at the earliest opportunity, which made my job of squeezing everything into a very packed day possible

Nancy Cameron

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 25/16

Norman Moretto

United States
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Tour: #97634, Christchurch and surroundings tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 14/16

Brian was very flexible meeting the interests and desires of our fairly large group of 8 people. He took us to some "off the beaten track" stops that most of thr other tours don't go to. His ability to make Chrisrchurch interesting was somewhat limited due to the devastation from the earthquakes, but he even made that interesting by describing many of the efforts related to the recovery efforts. In addition, my wife still talks about the small "local' lunch spot where we stopped and had a wonderful meal.

William Netro

United States
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Tour: #97634, Christchurch and surroundings tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 26/15

Brian did an outstanding job on our tour from Akaroa to Christchurch and surroundings. We had a group from a cruise ship anchored at Akaroa His vehicle for 10 people was comfortable. He was tuned into our interests and modified the tour to suit including visiting some places that he does not normally take tour groups. We picked up some sandwiches (our choice) for lunch and ate them at the beach. Brian was very informative and his geology background and very enlightening. Everyone loved the tour.

Jeffrey Dodge

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

Brian met us at the dock and then gave us a wonderful, picturesque drive in and around Akaroa. We then headed to Christchurch. Brian provided a great perspective on Christchurch both before and after the earthquakes. We were amazed at how devastating an earthquake can be to a city, both structurally and emotionally. Brian has a wealth of outdoor experiences which enables him to present the environmental beauty of the area. Would certainly recommend Brian to friends and family.

Norfizah S.

Singapore
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Tour: Lord of the Rings Day Tour, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Aug 8/14

Brian came 15mins early, clean vehicle and all is well. Brought along a child seat for my 4-year old. We enjoyed our day with Brian, he explains about Christchurch and as we get to Mount Sunday, we learn a lot. Due to the very cold wind, we end up "picnic" with hot drinks and biscuits in his car. Overall, we have a fantastic time!

Judy Flynn

United States
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Tour: #97634, Private tour for Judy Flynn by Guide Rosemary Lyon, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 16/14

Shirley M.

Panama
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Tour: #97634, Christchurch and surroundings tour, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 30/13

great tour with a very personalized feeling. Brian was attentive to all our needs, conducted his tour providing the necessary information with a thorough understanding of all that occurred in Christchurch, and showed us areas between Akaroa and Christchurch that we all enjoyed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shirley for you comments. I enjoyed sharing the day with you and your friends. We were so lucky to be able to pick fresh cherries off the trees in my backyard, that doesn't happen very often, as they go out of season very quickly.

Gary Blair

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Rakaia gorge, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Christchurch, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 26/13

Brian was good he gave us a lot of information on the area. We enjoyed our tour by him and would recommend him to anyone.

John Palmer

United States
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Tour: Arthurs Pass Day Excursion, Akaroa, New Zealand
Date: Apr 4/13

Brian did a terrific job of making our day tour with him most enjoyable. He met us at the ship's dock on time, greeted us warmly and welcomed us to his country. He had planned the day around seeing the countryside, and working in a tour of Christ Church. Something the bus tours could not do. We saw spectacular scenery as well as, Christ Church. He knew exactly where to go and what to see. A very enjoyable day. John P

Marian Leung

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Waimakariri gorge, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 20/13

We were a group of 4 friends from Vancouver and were extremely pleased with the tour that Brian took us on. Brian was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We saw a lot during the time that we had and Brian had the flexibility to stop the car for us when good photo opportunities came up. We would recommend this to anyone planning to tour around Christchurch/Akaroa area.

Judy B.

United States
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Tour: Christchurch day tour..., Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Jan 31/13

We did not actually tour with Brian, but one of his associates. We had a wonderful tour with his guide.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to know that you had a great tour. In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Robert Forlini

United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Waimakariri gorge, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 31/13

Brian was great. He was constantly in contact before we arrived in New Zealand to make sure he put together the tour we really wanted with no rushing around during the day. His knowledge of the flora and fauna also added to the enjoyment of the tour. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a true private tour.

Joe Hall

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #61695, Akaroa, Lake Coleridge, Porters Pass, Waimakariri gorge, Akaroa, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 30/13

Thanks Brian, good job!!! Cheers, Joe

Michele Chang

Belgium
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Tour: Arthur's Pass Excursion Day Tour, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Jan 6/13

Brian was a wonderful guide: knowledgeable, friendly, organised, we enjoyed our tour with him. We saw parts that we would never have seen on our own, and we had a great day!