We enjoyed our trip to New Zeeland even more than we imagined. The idea of a private guide with a custom tour worked out very well. Robert arranges everything from getting picked up at the airport, to checking into wonderful locally owned boutique accommodations, as well as meals, and most activities.
The people were great, the food was very good, and the accommodations were 4 Star. The people who ran the B and B or small hotel knew Robert and everything was set up as we got to each place. No stress. Robert also did all the driving in a very comfortable SUV/Van. The seats and view were outstanding. In addition, Robert stopped along the way, breaking up long drives. He was very knowledgeable about each city, location, restaurants, things to do etc.
The trip involved very little stress on our part. Robert has that rare talent of knowing how much to interact and when we needed some private time. Little was said, because it just worked out.
I would be happy to recommend New Zealand Custom Tours aka Robert Panzer to any couple who wants to see the country in depth and not have to worry about the day to day hassles of getting from one place to another, where to eat, what to do (given multiple choices), etc.
Sincerely Mark Kosins for Mark and Stacey