Thomas DowdUnited States
Dermot is an excellent, friendly guide but the tour involves too much monotonous driving over bumpy, winding hillsides of similar appearance. I was led to believe Christchurch was special. It did not appear to be. The price was therefore excessive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am pleased you and your wife enjoyed the local NZ craft shopping and choice of restaurant in the Botanic Gardens for lunch. With a Tours By Locals booking the guide/transport are booked as a package so it is the same cost for 2 or 11 in the group..this is clear in the booking process and I am sorry you did not pick that up and include your 2 friends..that would have halved the tour cost per person. Many come to NZ just for the scenery-I hope you enjoyed the larger cities in the N. Island and Australia.