Personal Guided Small Custom Tours throughout New Zealand
The design of the entire trip is around YOUR input. This sets me apart from the typical package tour. As you travel with me, you will experience a balance of outdoor and cultural activities that intimately acquaints you with the environment, the culture and the people of New Zealand.
Your custom itinerary will include many experiences you would not be able to find on your own or with packaged tours.
My commitment and guarantee is that you will receive a more than professional, high quality service. Your experience will be secure, comfortable, personal, very flexible and you will receive excellent value.
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Guided Custom Tours & Special Interest Escapes: Details
My many years of New Zealand travel experience ensure that every detail is taken care of, yet I also recognize and allow for the spontaneous opportunities that inevitably appear while traveling.
I will share with you my passion for New Zealand and my knowledge of the country in a professional way. And, I will introduce you to my fellow New Zealanders telling you many of my unique insights. I’ve been leading New Zealand tours since 1990.
Your small group (2 or 4 people max.) will give you an unsurpassed intimate experience for your New Zealand vacation.
All meals are included. Savor gourmet meals with fresh, local produce served in your choice of recommended local restaurants or prepared by your hosts at some lodge accommodations.Accommodation:
You will be treated to charming, luxury bed-and-breakfasts, New Zealand-style lodges, all with private bathrooms complete with all amenities.
Your accommodations will be selected to match your tastes, and will comply with my high standards of quality for hosting, location, service and consistency.
Time & Pace:
You get to see and do what you want and do it all at your pace and at your leisure – whether you like to travel in the fast lane or take it easy.
As your personal guide, I will always be there for you, with friendly support, humor, advice and assistance. There is no pressure or stress; the only deadline may be your return flight home – and even that can be changed!
These selections will depend on your preference, weather conditions and personal circumstances. The many possibilities include outdoor pursuits such as walking, fishing, boating, kayaking, and visiting wildlife and bird sanctuaries. Or you may wish to go on vineyard visits, see areas of historical and contemporary cultural significance. New Zealand offers an astounding range of landscapes: alpine, coastline, rain forest, farmland and more. You will recognize some areas from the movie sets of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Because I operate an intimate private business based in New Zealand, with great contacts and excellent providers, I can be very flexible, and can tailor your vacation around your desired travel dates.
Due to our philosophy for small private and personal tours, we limit each exclusive guided tour to a maximum of 4 guests.
Pricing varies because you will get a personalized and individualized package. After receiving your completed Personal Trip Planner, we will communicate by email and telephone to establish your itinerary and pricing, making sure that everything is tailored to your requirements. Some activities such as wine tasting and admissions are included in the land cost.
As soon as we have discussed your itinerary satisfactory, and your deposit of USD$ 375 per person has been received, I will reserve the dates for your personal custom tour and continue the design and finalization process. (Your deposit will reserve the dates for your tour and may be paid by credit card -Visa, MasterCard, or check- Credit cards will incur a charge due to currency exchange) The balance is due 60 days before your arrival date by wire transfer. We will phone or Skype you to retrieve credit card details for your deposit.
Your complete package will include airport shuttles, all ground transportation, all meals, luxury accommodation, and (when appropriate) boat transportation. Your guide will accompany you as your exclusive, professional and personal friend – from pick up until drop off at the airport.
Your tour is private, personalized, environmentally friendly, and non-smoking.
I care about each and every one of my guests and I go to great lengths to insure that
your vacation is everything you want it to be – and more!
Ray and Freddie said
“Your knowledge of the South Island made it possible for us to experience so many wonderful places during our visit. Every B&B was a jewel, every activity you suggested was thoroughly enjoyed, and every evening you found a great restaurant with a good wine selection. We just did not have to worry about anything – you really delivered. We loved New Zealand and will recommend it and you to all our friends”
Ray and Freddie Wheeler May 20, 2014