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Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.

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4 star rating: Recommended

Very nice tour through the city and up to the lookout and the harbour. Wouldn't recommend the Antarctic Centre unless you have children with you.

Reviewed by: Paul C, Australia, July 2010
3 star rating: Worth doing

The bus driver did not communicate very well what there was to see in Christchurch other than lots of suburbs and shops. There was no information on tourism, history or information about Christchurch.

Reviewed by: Kenneth A, Australia, March 2010
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

We thought we would stop for longer periods of time at more places.

Reviewed by: John V, Netherlands, August 2010
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

The guide was difficult to understand - he had a heavy English accent. His knowledge of Christchurch was very good, if you could understand him. He was polite but did not have any enthusiasm for his job. It is just a job for him. He said that his job is truck driving. Unfortunately, I was not very happy with the tour operator. As we were the only couple to take the optional International Antarctic Center admission, the guide wanted us to make our own way back to our accommodation. We were not happy about this. We were picked up from our accommodation in the first place! When I asked what public transport would take us back to our accommodation, the guide did not know - he just expected to leave us at the Antarctic Centre to make our own way back to our lodgings in a strange country! The guide then contacted who I presumed to be his boss and said he would pick us up in 2 hours and take us back to our accommodation. He did do this. This tour left a sour taste with us.

Reviewed by: Ray L, Australia, March 2010
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

The bus we travelled around in had broken rear suspension and we bounced around very uncomfortably. The bus was dirty and needed some inside fixtures repaired. The driver was friendly but appeared disinterested. Christchurch is still devastated from the 2011 earthquake and there is not much to see as the driver kept pointing out where buildings had once been. Very disappointing tour.

Reviewed by: Susan Kathleen D, April 2013
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