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Diane Brown, Best of the North 5 Day Deluxe Tour, Travelled on 13 Nov 2023

Hi Louise, I just want to say that I had an amazing time on this tour. Both hotels were lovely. All pick ups were on time and it was great knowing each bus expected me. All drivers so kind, helpful and informative; I've learned so much about the Maori culture. All of the experiences were brilliant; I cannot choose a favourite! The food provided at the Māori Cultural evening and at The Homestead was delicious and so much! And such choice! I really want to thank you for your great organisation of my trip and knowing that I could contact you at any time throughout the trip was so reassuring. I will definitely recommend Thrifty Tours to my friends and family and I will definitely book again in the future.

Julie Mason & Yul Cha Rahn, 5 day Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton, Travelled on 31 Oct 2023

My mom and I absolutely loved our New Zealand. NZ is such a beautiful country, the people, culture, landscapes, etc. All the tour providers including airport transfers.and hotels were excellent. Only wished we could have stayed a bit longer. Thank you Thrifty Tours for such an amazing trip!

Jacquiline & Rexine Ormsby, Your Customised South Island Family Adventure, Travelled on 16 September 2023

Thank you for the email and for you prompt letter that meant we could start our insurance claim quickly. We were really happy with all the assistance you provided in the lead up to the holiday, from tailoring plans to suit our family, to the suggestions you made for activities, and the transfers between everything that made life much easier. Every single activity we managed to do was incredible. Our plans were disrupted due to the unforeseen weather, but again we appreciated all the assistance you and your colleagues provided. It was easy to reach you and your colleagues, even on weekends. It would have been much more difficult to have managed that on our own. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone looking to travel in NZ.

Linda Smith, Linda's Grand Pacific 10 Day Signature South Island, Travelled on 4 Sep 2023

I would like to thank everyone who was responsible for my wonderful enjoyable trip. Everyone and everything was great - the food, bus driver and team leader were well-organised. I would definitely go with Grand Pacific Tours again and definitely go through Neisha Hill. The ideal trip for me as you recommended. Thanks everyone

Aliyah McDaniel, Middle Earth Discovered, Travelled on 14 Aug 2023

Amazing tours of New Zealand and an amazing company! Harriet assisted me in creating an itinerary that fitted my needs. Her communication was great and was there to answer any questions I had. During my trip, I always felt safe and if there was any hiccup, Harriet or her colleagues fixed it in a matter of minutes. Everything was smooth and none of my days felt rushed. Would recommend this company 1000 times! :)

Anne Pollock, Bay of Islands Leisurely, Travelled on 10 Aug 2023

Thanks for a fabulous tour! The Bay of Islands 3-day leisurely was a perfect match for the amount of time I had and I enjoyed each element. The tour guide for the 90-mile-beach trip was particularly informative, and the boat cruise to the hole in the rock was just gorgeous. The hotel was a little bit disappointing -- just very basic and blah -- but it was very well-located and the town of Paihia was a perfect base from which to explore. Will definitely recommend to friends interested in exploring NZ.

David & Elizabeth Martin, 5 day Dunedin, Queenstown, Milford Sound & Mt. Cook, Travelled on 3 August 2023

Kia ora Carissa! Everything went well on our tour! Thank you! The travels were smooth and comfortable, and the accommodations were very good. We enjoyed the add-on trip to Milford Sound a lot. We were also pleased to spend the extra day in Dunedin, so thanks for arranging that, too. Thanks again for arranging the delightful tour!

Ciara O'Malley, 4 Day Southern Loop including TranzAlpine, Travelled on 23 July 2023

I just want to thank you so much for absolutely everything you have done for me. You have been incredibly helpful and have gone far beyond expectations. I have not made it easy on you with my hundred and one questions and the fact that it took me so long to decide where I was staying. I had a fantastic tour. That is thanks to all the planning that you have done. You have also been so quick and helpful with your responses. Thank you so much again.

Jie Gong and Xiaokang Zhang, South Island Adventure, Travelled on 19 June 2023

Glad to hear from you. We do appreciate what you did for our South Island trip. The whole itinerary was well organised, you always answered our enquiries promptly and kept us updated. We enjoyed the fantastic mountains, lakes and rural scenes along the trips. The accommodations arranged for us were comfortable, and the coach drivers were very nice and professional. Thank you very much for the planning!

Ganesh, Lakshmy & Shriya Kumar, Queenstown and Milford Sound V3, Travelled on 8 Apr 2023

Our trip from the airport pick up at Queenstown until being dropped back was meticulously arranged by Angela Winton.The hotel stay was comfortable and the coach trip to Milford sound and back was excellent. I will be happy to make the next trip with Thrifty Tours and strongly recommend them to others. Keep up the high standards.