The trip was amazing. It was my first trip with this company, so I didn't know what to expect. But our trip leader and driver were more than amazing ! They made it a trip of a lifetime. The accommodations were wonderful, and the coach we had was more than great to travel the country in. Susie Derkins is the best tour guide for ever. If you travel to New Zealand, I would recommend Susie Derkins for the tour guide. She explains everything really clear and recommends some good places to dine and also to party/drink. Everything went smooth and all activities went smooth. The accommodations were really great and Queenstown is one of the best town and have the best accommodation. I would also recommend Pat as the best bus driver for driving Point A to B. Best driving skills. Susie thought of everything! She was there whenever we needed something, knew exactly where we needed to be when we needed to be there. Any questions we had she was able to answer them instantly. She is such a kind, caring and loving person who absolutely excels at her job! She made the tour the best is possibly could be. Last but not least she made the effort to get to know every single person on our bus individually and ensured that we felt comfortable around her and could call her our friend.
I loved every minute of my first trip overseas to NZ with Susie Derkins as tour manager (and Pat O'Regan as driver). I wish I could do it all over again. The amazing sights, information, activities and organisation of this tour made it very memorable. I am so glad I chose to do this tour.
Everything about this trip was above and beyond what I could've imagined!! Having never travelled alone I didn't know what to expect but susie was absolutely incredible. We became a family because of her and shared so many amazing memories which I will treasure always.