Below are a range of questions I am frequently asked. Just click on the question and the answer will be revealed.
Drawing on over 22 plus years of experience, Tailored Travel all inclusive guided tours will create your perfect trip, combining your interests and our infinite flexibility. People engage Tailored Travel to take advantage of our experience and expertise. Our in-depth and up-to-date knowledge and relationships with the various accommodations and destinations means you are treated to the best of everything.
I am on the road with personal tours all the time, so discover new developments constantly. These can then be included in your personal itinerary.
You can be secure in the knowledge that with Tailored Travel you will know NZ rather than just see it.
NZ Custom Tours are New Zealand travel itineraries designed just for you.
Our guided tours include your specific interests and requirements.
From airport pick up to the final farewell, your custom guided tour will be led by your own personal tour guide who is with you every step of the way.
No more fumbling around in a strange airport or asking driving directions in an unknown area.
Expect to have your expectations exceeded! Tailored Travel excels in identifying and meeting your specific needs. Expect unsurpassed scenery (as seen in movies like the Lord of The Rings), meeting people and participation in local attractions and activities.
Transport is luxurious with space and comfort: only 2 or 4 people in an 8 seater, air-conditioned latest model Kia Carnival, fitted with appropriate (NZ) music, fruit, drinks, first aid, binoculars, snacks and a library!
Quality Accommodation in a relaxing atmosphere, all hand picked and experienced over the years: chosen for their people, service, quality, character and location.
Dinners at a choice of superb restaurants, local produce, fresh each day. Everything is locally grown- whether it is lamb, venison or fish. Two Restaurants our guests favor are The Green Dolphin in Kaikoura and Fiddlesticks Restaurant and Bar in Christchurch.
On various occasions you will be introduced to our Maori culture, and you will stay with hosts of Maori descent.
Small custom tours of New Zealand. Our tour sizes are exceptionally small with 2 or 4 people, only you and maybe your chosen traveling companions.
This makes the tour truly personal and private with your tour guide/driver becoming your friend.
You determine the dates; length and pace of your journey and you are under our personal care from pick up to drop off at the airport.
Accommodations are not shared with large tour but personally selected for their character, intimacy and great locations. Everything (except flights) will be included, without hidden surprises.
We are New Zealanders, living here and traveling with guests, thus having up-to-date and in-depth local knowledge.
We cover all of New Zealand and not only one region. Depending on your time available, interests and requirements we can help you choose destinations giving you the best NZ experience.
With twenty five years industry experience in New Zealand and more than twenty years providing quality, all inclusive, safe and secure fully customized tours; every tour is a work of art, starting with a blank canvas and using our experience and expertise of the subject and with an eye for detail creating the perfect picture just for you!
Because we are based in a central part of New Zealand, we can start a guided tour from various places.
However with international and domestic flights kept to a minimum, we usually start / finish a tour from Nelson or Christchurch (when focusing on the South Island) or alternatively via Auckland.
This is a tricky one – as long as you can!
For our private guided tours we recommend a minimum of 14-15 days to get at least a reasonable taste of our land and the people and focus on the South Island of New Zealand.
The whole idea behind Tailored Travel and our New Zealand Custom Tours is to give you maximum input for your perfect trip.
The more we know about you the better we can help you.
Each custom itinerary is individually created for you, which will include many experiences not normally found if traveling on your own or with packaged tours.
This is all we do and we do it exceptionally well.
Tailored Travel is a full-time, year-round commitment.
I strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance before you leave your home.
While you are in New Zealand, the ACC program, regardless of your nationality or length of stay, covers accident injuries.
In advance of your trip, aside from travel information, you will be provided with a comprehensive list of contacts that you may wish to leave behind with family and friends in the event someone needs to reach you while you are traveling.