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Bruce & Debora Solberg (United States)
We really enjoyed the trip, with a great tour guide, Glynnis, and Denny our driver. Denny and I shared the vietnam experience as combat vets...so got along famously. After getting home i realized that we may have had the same commanding officer. The itinerary was great , scenery even better, and the options what we wanted. The reason that we took this particular trip was that many of the activities were optional, and as i had been a military pilot , had already been whalewatching, jetboating, diving etc. Some of the 'main events' did not interest us, yet it covered the country and gave us choices. (we opted for a wine tour instead of bungee jumping etc). New Zealand had been on my bucket list since serving with anzus forces in vietnam. Highlights for us were the Bay of Islands, Maori culture, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, and I would have to say, Picton also. I thank you for the input to stay an extra day on each end. Some potential improvements - we had expected more fresh fruit for breakfast, with New Zealand being the garden nation. We had lots of tinned fruits, but much fewer fresh ones. Real eggs were a treat vs the processed scrambled variety. The full British breakfast was pretty much the same every morning and something we were not really used to , so maybe an american thing :) On the positive, I love lamb shanks, and had some great meals of them, done up right. All in all pleased with your people, and tours. Keep it up. I would recommend to others. Our best wishes, and hope that none of your people were hurt in Christchurch, we left there 4 days before the quake. Our heart goes out to them.