Reviews of The Royal Tour - A Prime Minister's Choice


Pamela & Michael Najdowski  

02 Mar 2020

We were super pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Narissa and the staff at First Light Travel. Narissa had responded for my request for help in planning a 13-day first-time trip to New Zealand to include highlights in both the North and South Islands during high season when booking could be tight. In a matter of hours she came up with an excellent plan that managed to fit in all of our hopes. My husband and I were most impressed by the selection of providers of the special activities that they recommended. I think it would have been difficult to determine the best providers and tour guides for us on our own. The documents provided to us in advance and at our first hotel were stellar. We never had any questions or doubts about what we should be doing to take full advantage of what was arranged in advance and what we could do with our free time.

If we had been unsure that we had the full support of First Light Travel while in New Zealand, we soon learned that they had us fully covered. On the third day of the trip I left my phone, wallet, and travel vouchers at a small roadside rest area. Shortly after I called First Light and they had already communicated with a police office who took my now found items to our next travel stop on our itinerary. I am so glad that we made it in time to join the Spellbound Glowworm Cave Experience, which was a treasure in itself. We had no other difficulties or confusions on the rest of our well organized trip.

Pamela & Michael Najdowski   USA


Peggy & Onno Jalink

Yokohama - Japan
17 Jun 2019

Hi Chris,

Once again thank you so much for everything! I especially appreciated all the bookings as it is so often my job and so time consuming!!

You could not have ordered better weather the whole time! Having just the rain/wind at Mt. cook means we were just plain lucky I think. Besides our time with Mike and Sally, my favorite evening was Lake Tekapo. The stars were amazing and our B&B was special! I was proud I managed the hike above Queenstown -Ben Lomond, saddle (that was high enough) and wow! Milford Sound! ... hmmmm transalpine special and we did hook up with friends in Christchurch. I guess I shouldn’t try to pick favorites - all wonderful!

Take care,

Peggy & Onno Jalink – Yokohama Japan


Joseph & Martha Bauer

20 May 2019

New Zealand is beautiful, and there wasn't a single day that we didn't enjoy the experiences. The tour we took was terrific. It definitely exceeded our expectations for quality, service, etc.

Joseph & Martha Bauer - USA


Michael & Jane McInerheney

09 May 2013
Dear Verity, Thanks so much for your assistance with our itinerary and for putting it all together for us. Your voucher system works very efficiently and we were able to follow all points on the itinerary with ease. NZ is a beautiful country and we can see why so many go there for holidays. There were many highlights and it is a holiday that we will look back upon for many years to come! Michael and Jane McInerheney - Australia


David and Debora Krizman

29 Mar 2016

Our trip to New Zealand was more than we expected and we expected a great deal. Dealing with Shelley Kirk was an absolute joy. Her knowledge of NZ was exceptional. Just as important, she was friendly, professional, courteous, and funny...all at the same time.

Our two weeks of travel in NZ was hassle free. What a joy and relief to travel in a foreign country and know we received the absolute best value for our investment.

David and Debora Krizman - USA


Murray and Linda Acheson

18 Apr 2016

Good morning Chrissy,

We had one wonderful time in your beautiful country. Dmitry could not have been a better guide/driver/friend. Every detail was well taken care of. 

Overall our impression of everything First Light does is and was first class. One of our friends (In India for a few months) says she wants to talk to us about the trip and how we planned. I will let you know when Helen returns to the US.

Murray and Linda Acheson - USA


Michael & Dawn Jennings

Orlando Florida
28 Mar 2017

This trip completely exceeded our expectations!! We are grateful to First Light Travel for helping make this "bucket list" trip a reality for us. Kasey Yee was incredibly instrumental in taking the information we provided about where we wanted to go, what types of activities we wanted to do, and the types of lodging that we preferred, and creating an awesome itinerary for us for the entire month of March!  She found lodging accommodations within our budget that were exactly what we asked for! It's hard to believe all of the work First Light Travel agents do for their clients at no cost!! We have already recommended them to family and friends interested in traveling to New Zealand - especially once we came back and shared our stories and pictures!

Thank you again for helping us with this dream vacation!! 

Michael & Dawn Jennings - USA

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