Everyone needs a "Suzee"
"When we pulled into the port at Wellington, we were disappointed because of the weather. That all changed when Suzee from uTours Wellington met us. Her personality and love for her home was infectious. We started by going to a magnificent breakfast eatery and walked out with several unique items. Suzee walked with us around the streets of Wellington and took us to the exact places we wanted. Prior to our booking we communicated with uTours and told them what we wanted to see/buy. Suzee did all the legwork beforehand so that we had targeted locations to visit. We were had a fantastic day despite the weather. We cannot say enough positive things about our tour."
Wow!! Great guides!!
"My husband and I booked the 1/2 day tour of Wellington several months ago for this past September. Jo met us at the cruise terminal and showed us around her beautiful city. She had local chocolates and soft drinks ready for us. A week later, we again found ourselves in Wellington without a tour. I contacted Jo and asked her if she was available on the NEXT day!! She was not, but her partner Suzee was. We wanted to get out into the countryside a bit. Suzee showed us just exactly what we wanted to see...country life, daily life! We had lunch a great local fish & chips place...not another cruiser in sight - a plus! We went to a local grocery store and bought some local treats. I can highly recommend tours with either of these great ladies! Thanks, Jo and Suzee!! Until next time!!"
Top Notch Tour!
"This tour was sensational! Jo picked up our family (5 adults) from the dock outside of the cruise ship and showed us the beautiful city of Wellington. She did an impressive job of explaining all the amazing sites we visited. Her driving skills on the narrow, windy streets were unbelievable. She took us to eat lunch at a delicious vegetarian restaurant called The Botanist because she knew we are vegans. This highlights what was one great thing about this tour in that it was a private tour, personalized for us. Highly recommend!!"
Absolute perfection - a trusted, timely company - spend your day in Wellington with them!
"This day was perfect, from start to finish. Suzee was timely, thorough, knowledgeable, and flexible. We saw TONS in Wellington, coming off Ovation of the Sea. She was right there, waiting for us, structured the day around our preferences, gave us a taste of local food, and shared so much about Wellington with us. She was absolutely perfect with her timing, had the credentials to get us right up to the ship, and was COMPLETELY timely in terms of ensuring there were no issues arriving back with ample time to embark. Do not hesitate to book your Cruise ship day with Suzee's company. You will absolutely be so happy you did! Highly recommended."
Wellington tour (with a mobility scooter)
"Suzee was wonderful. My husband has a mobility scooter and it fit beautifully in the back of her van. We had a private tour of Wellington at a much better price than the cruise ship offerings. We saw more in our 3-4 hours than we ever hoped to see. Even rode the cable car! I recommend uTours to anyone visiting Wellington!"
Wonderful Day in Wellington
"Our group of 4 adults booked the Half Day Wellington City Highlights Tour. The booking process was easy and communication between Suzee and us was always timely. We were met by Suzee as we exited the cruise ship. After we were settled into her clean and comfortable van, she asked if there was anything in particular we wanted to see. We were interested in scenic viewpoints (no shopping) and Suzee delivered. We were up close to the Wind Turbine with great views and scenic stops along the coast.
Suzee provided tickets for the cable car. She walked us up to the cable car entry at the bottom. When Suzee saw how long the wait would be, she decided to drive us to the top entry instead to take the cable car down so we would not have to stand in the long lines. The guys mentioned airplanes and Suzee took us to an area near the airport where they got some great pictures of the planes taking off and landing. Suzee was upbeat and fun as well as informative during our tour. Even after the tour, Suzee followed up with emails and shared pictures with us. We highly recommend Suzee of uTours!"
It's as if you had a family member showing you around Wellington
"We booked the 1/2 day Wellington Tour for my family of four. We would have booked the full day tour except our daughter was getting a tattoo in the afternoon.
Suzee is very responsive through email and communicated very well. She gave clear instructions for us regarding where and when to meet at the port.
Since the tour was private, we had the option of customizing it to our liking. We really did not give Suzee much to go on, but she was able to put a good tour together. We told her that we had a tattoo parlour commitment at a specific time in the afternoon (I think it was 1pm) and that the rest of the family would be visiting Te Papa Museum during that time. So, with that in mind, Suzee took it from there.
She knew that I liked to take photographs so she made sure that we stopped at the right places for me to get good pictures. I especially enjoyed photographing the beautiful native Pohutukawa trees that were in full bloom while we were there.
Her car was very comfortable for all of us. It was electric and relatively new.
The most impressive aspect of the tour was Suzee herself. Besides being knowledgeable, she is full of energy and enthusiasm. You can tell that she is so proud of her city and her country.
She is also one of the nicest guides we have ever met. We were treated very well. She would try to anticipate our every need. It was like having a member of your family showing you around the city that she loves.
Even though we hired her only for the morning, she offered to drive us back to the ship in the afternoon if the tattoo appointment ran too long such that we were endanger of missing the ship. I thought she was just being polite. But in the afternoon, she emailed me to see how things were going and she repeated her offer to take us back to the ship. That is what a family member would do. Fortunately, the tattoo appointment finished in time for us to catch one of the last cruise ship shuttles back to the pier. But it was nice knowing that I had a family member--I mean guide--that was watching over us.
Thank you, Suzee. You are the best."
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uTours offers you:
- A relaxing personal sightseeing tour designed specifically for you and your travelling companions.
- Personal space - our easy to access vehicles provide you with comfortable seats and big windows for outstanding views.
- A friend to show you around – your tour, our home town.
- Peace of mind - comfort stops as required.
- uTours, made for you.
What you can expect on your tour:
- You will be met on time at an agreed location, typically the Port or your accommodation.
- We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.
- Your tour will reflect your interests & time requirements.
- You will be driven safely, have fun and be well looked after.
- At the end of the tour, you will have a good sense and feel for the Wellington region.