Feedback from those who toured with us
"A truly memorable experience"
"Travelling to Argentina with 54 Students, 8 Staff, 2 Tour Guides and a Concert Band was a mammoth operation made possible by the outstanding work of the team at Tour Time. They sold themselves to us as a Company that would help us 'tour like never before' and they were absolutely correct in their self-promotion. If you are looking to tour with your ensemble, contact Tour Time for outstanding service and a truly memorable experience.
Mr. Ross Gerritsen - Head of Music - Saint Kentigern College
“I can't speak highly enough of Tour Time”
“I can't speak highly enough of Tour Time - we couldn't have wished for a more organised, helpful and friendly company to travel with. The Auckland Youth Choir's tour to Los Angeles and New York last month was anticipated with incredible excitement by all the choristers and supporters, but the reality of it was even better than we had imagined! It wasn't without its hiccups, but Brent and Kevin made sure that any bumps we ran into were handled efficiently - as a junior staff member, I was pretty nervous, but they were so kind and helpful. They kept me calm and relaxed and I would trust them with anything! More than that, they made the effort to spend time with tour members and be a part of all the fun things we did (and they organised a LOT of them given our tight schedule!). It was a pleasure to work with them, but even more so, it was a beautiful experience to make two amazing friends. Thanks Brent and Kevin - we all love you.”
Gracie Francis, Auckland Youth Choir, Auckland
“The opportunities the tour provided for our teenagers were just amazing!”
"Thank you Tour Time for the wonderful trip you took my son on to Argentina. For a parent it is hard to leave your 16 year old in someone else's care on the other side of the world but with Tour Time's fantastic planning, experience and attention to detail it was made much easier. The opportunities the tour provided for our teenagers were just amazing! A trip they will always remember, the experience of a lifetime! I loved going to Tour Time's Facebook page each morning to see updated photos from the day's sightseeing and performing...it was almost as if I was there! It also provided that much needed reassurance that all was well with our children, Brent and David you did an awesome job, thanks so much!! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Tour Time to any group!"
Colleen Jackson, SKC Parent
“we didn't expect the absolutely outstanding support”
"SCNA toured with Tour Time for the first time in April 2011 with two Netball teams. We had an amazing time, playing lots of Netball, seeing lots of amazing things and being involved in wonderful cultural activities with many of our players and officials striking up friendships with people we met. In April 2012 we took three teams over for another 10 day tour of Netball and cultural experiences. In the past two years we have seen the benefits of these tours with our players moving into our senior teams in numbers we haven't seen in years. The developmental benefits of the tour, the mate-ship that developed as a result of the tours and long term benefits to the district have been more than we could have imagined; so much so that our Association has decided this will be a regular trip we offer our players every two years. Our confidence in this program has a lot to do with the support and guidance we received from the Tour Time team. They were supportive beyond belief in the stages leading up to the tour, but we didn't expect the absolutely outstanding support while we were there. Nothing was too much trouble, any change we requested was accommodated, every time the girls wanted something "Ron" would be there to make it happen (so much so that our first request on our second, and now our upcoming third trip is to have Ron as our bus driver!). We can't recommend Tour Time more highly - the family business that provides a family experience in every way possible."
Janine Kirk, South Canberra Netball Association
“Don't even contemplate going with anyone else!”
"Best company ever - OUTSTANDING service - so much so that we chat often and go out to dinner as a whole group etc...they are intensely brilliant. Made the trip magic and easy, and they knew their stuff. They will go out of their way to make sure everything is sorted before you go, get great deals and the Facebook pages and info they put together for parents is amazing. Don't even contemplate going with anyone else!"
Nicole Daniels, E-Learning Facilitator - Middle School
“Tour Time made our experience of Aotearoa sensational!
"Redlands New Zealand Rugby tour of 2013 used the services of Tour Time. Absolutely fantastic tour! The in-depth knowledge of New Zealand's school Rugby landscape matched us against equal yet challenging opposition. The amazing sights and adventures of the North Island added unbelievable value to the tour! However the highlight was the Tour Time team, from the non-stop humour from our driver and the excellent service from our Tour Manager. Brent and the team from Tour Time made our experience of Aotearoa Sensational!"
Kai'a Lene, Head Rugby Coach - Redlands School, Australia
“Definitely only one way to tour NZ and it’s through you guys”
“To begin with, Tour Time, the Tour Company responsible for organising, coordinating and making the complete tour experience possible has been absolutely awesome.
Ron and Brent have just gone out of their way at every opportunity to make the best possible experience for the boys and we genuinely appreciate everything you have done. Thank you so much and there is definitely only one way to tour New Zealand and it’s through you guys.”
St Paul's School, Brisbane, Australia
“Able to cater for the individual's needs as well as the group”
"Thank you for the wonderful tour you planned for the Darwin Stubbies RFC last October. It was a great experience for a bunch of Aussies to come in contact with such wonderful hospitality.
We know full well that it is not easy to organise such a disparate group as ours. When you consider that some had grown up in NZ, many had been there before and for others it was their first trip, you were able to put together an itinerary that satisfied them all. You made us all feel at ease and were able to cater for the individual's needs as well as the group.
Our profound thanks for an excellent tour and memorable trip!"
Denise Vincent, Secretary, Darwin Stubbies Rugby Football Club, Australia
“Congratulations and thanks to Tour Time”
"Congratulations and thanks to Tour Time staff Brent and David and all the staff and students on the Music and Spanish Tour to Argentina for making this tour so successful and so much fun. The great photos have kept our family and friends in England and NZ greatly entertained and we are looking forward to hearing all the details, now you are all home safely. Well done all!!"
“the trip is one of the memories I will treasure for a lifetime”
"I just want to say a massive, massive thank you to Tour Time for everything you did for the South America trip! It was amazing and it was probably the best trip overseas I have ever had! Especially thanks to Brent and David our personal Tour Time staff; you guys were so friendly and encouraging, I would definitely do something like this again. Everything ran so smoothly, even when our flight was delayed for about a day (if I had joined at the last minute I wouldn't have had a clue that it was all re-arranged within a day)! Thank you so much, the trip is one of the memories I will treasure for a lifetime."
J. Allen (Student)
“It was a day that will never be forgotten"
"The Vikings Junior Rugby Union U14's Team toured the North Island of New Zealand in July 2013. The whole tour was an amazing experience that the boys will treasure for the rest of their lives, and while there were many highlights, the biggest one without doubt, was our visit to Katikati. One of our boys grew up in Katikati before moving to Australia, and Tour Time gladly arranged for our boys to visit the school and play rugby against a very formidable team. The staff and students of Katikati School put on an awesome show, welcoming us with a Powhiri which included our group being sung into the school's Marae and then delivering a welcome speech, along with the most incredible Haka! Our boys were very moved by the whole experience and were on tenterhooks prior to running on to the field for their game. During the course of the game, students from the school sang and performed a Haka on the sideline adding to the already electric atmosphere and making it a very entertaining game. Afterwards the school held a post-match function, giving the boys the opportunity to mingle and make friends with their rivals. It was a day that will never be forgotten and would not have been possible without Tour Time's dedication and willingness to ensure their groups 'Tour Like Never Before"
Alyson Grant, Vikings Rugby Union
"Hi Beryl and Ron,
I’d like to thank you for the excellent service you provided during our steam train tour. We have had some good feedback from the people on the tour regarding the accommodation and the organisation.
I look forward to working with you next year. All the best"
“Helpful and kind throughout our trip”
"I just wanted to email you and tell you how great a tour guide David Underwood was! He was so helpful and kind throughout our trip to Australia and we were so lucky to have him there; I don't know what we would have done without him!
Christina Rosin, Augustana College, USA
“Had it all completely organised for us”
"We found Tour Time on the internet and from the time we first started talking to them to the last day of our tour we found them to be the utmost professionals in all aspects of our tour. We did not have to think about anything as Brent had it all completely organised for us. Brent organised our tour to exactly what we wanted and nothing was a problem.
The boys had a great time as did the parents that were also on the tour. We liked the fact that the business was family run, and the bus was clean and modern and all the tour felt very safe on board. The games that Tour time organised for us was exactly what we had asked for according to our standard of play.
We would highly recommend Tour Time and we will actually be returning for another tour with them but with Netball this time.
Thanking you "
Annabel & Geoff Lewis
“People centered and not there just to do the basics”
Before the chaos of life takes over, I wanted to congratulate you and your team for your part in the running of the recent Mainline Steam NZ Tour.
One could not ask for more. The things that particularly impressed me were:
- The efficiency of moving the bags from hotel to hotel and having them in rooms on arrival
- The distribution of hotel keys in the coach before arrival at the accommodation
- The willingness to provide the coach for the journey into Christchurch and at other times on the tour
- The attitude of wishing to please any of the tour participants on issues not directly related to the tour, when questions were asked
- The friendliness and professionalism of yourself, David and Ron. It is obvious that you all are people centered, and not there just to do the basics
After doing many rail tours with other groups over the years, the commitment and attitude of your company stands out. Congratulations.
Combining Michael's and your excellent tour organisation, made for a brilliant tour.”
“The greatest trip of our lives”
"You may think the Selwyn College choir had a good time in New Zealand. I can assure you they had a great time!
It was truly a memorable experience. Sarah concluded her tour report for the College with words such as, "We are so grateful to Tour Time and everyone who helped to make this trip possible – for many of us, it has been the greatest trip of our lives." .. I am sure she spoke for everyone.
Rev Dr Philip Raymond, Tour Chaplain, Selwyn Chapel Choir, Cambridge University, UK