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“Suzee is the BEST! This was our first foray into taking a tour not booked through the cruise, as we had been concerned about getting left behind if we were late back to the ship. After this experience with Suzee, we will likely not book through the cruise line again.
Suzee knew our scheduled departure time and got us to the dock in plenty of time. Although we had just met, Suzee treated us as though we were friends, and took us to places (a) that we wanted to see, and (b) were mostly off the well-worn tourist trails.
We took detours to the neighbourhoods where people live, and to the restaurants / coffee shops frequented by locals. We really got a sense of what it’s like to live in Wellington as well as how friendly the people are. We still managed to hit the important attractions of Wellington, but without the long load / unload times of a 50+ passenger bus, we had much more flexibility (not to mention comfort!). Suzee shared her vast knowledge of Wellington with us throughout the trip, so we learned much more than we would have on a large tour.
We were able to ask questions and carry on a conversation about life in Wellington, which is what we were looking for. Altogether, we were on our trip for 34 days, including 27 days on the ship, including 19 ports.
This was by far the BEST tour we had on the entire trip and was the best we ever experienced in all of our travels over the years!”
Tom – US
“Great day in wonderful Wellington. I think the most memorable part of this tour was our guide Jo, she was knowledgeable, informative, friendly, obliging and answered all our questions no matter how silly they may have seemed to her.
We saw things we didn’t even knew existed in Wellington, all of them interesting and of course beautiful. Jo conducted the tour at a pace to suit us and our comfort was considered at all times. Would recommend this tour to anyone. Thank you Jo and Suzee.”
Dorinda – Australia
“Captivating Wellington Exploration with Suzee. Traveling from Christchurch, NZ, we flew to Wellington during our son’s school holidays. Our desire was to explore and understand Wellington without the hassle of navigating the city on our own. Upon reaching out, we connected with Suzee from uTours, who impressed us with her prompt responses and even took the initiative to call us, seeking to understand our preferences and objectives.
Our 8-year-old son tends to be reserved with strangers, so we wanted to ensure that our day would revolve around his comfort. Suzee, with her vibrant personality and resourcefulness, immediately made a positive impression on our son.
During our tour of Wellington, we had the luxury of riding in a comfortable vehicle while absorbing fascinating insights about the city, all while engaging in delightful conversations with Suzee. What was particularly heartwarming was how our son gradually came out of his shell and started interacting with Suzee. Her patience and attentive approach were truly commendable.
For anyone visiting Wellington and seeking a personalized tour experience, Suzee from uTours is the go-to person. Our day with her was nothing short of fantastic and, in our opinion, worth every cent. Suzee’s exceptional service ensured our exploration of Wellington was not just informative but also incredibly enjoyable.”
Madhu – NZ
“Like seeing Wellington with a good friend. We had a wonderful day with Jo. We felt like we were seeing Wellington with an old friend. Jo knows the city so well and shared so much of its history and of its people with us. In addition to Wellington’s must see sights, Jo included places and information specific to our interests. Lunch at the fish market and coffee at Fidel’s were great!
We felt like we really got to know the city of Wellington. We have already recommended uTours to friends. A shout out as well to Suzee who contacted us in Canada before our trip to confirm some details and came by to say hello when Jo picked us up.”
Joyce – Canada
“Awesome guide. We had an amazing trip to New Zealand. We were a group of 7 family members. Suzee was an awesome guide. Suzee was very accommodating to what we wanted to do/see. Suzee was like a friend that we hadn’t seen in a long time and we were visiting her. Suzee showed us the best views in Wellington.”
Teresa – US
“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. “
Frank – US
“Highly recommended! Awesome photos taken for us to remember the day. A great experience! Suzee and her team really know Wellington and were able to make the day really special.
Our requirements were a little unusual and Suzee was brilliant at helping me finalise our timetable and really adaptable in working in changes to the schedule on the day. With Suzee taking group photos for us and helping keep the rabble under control, I could sit back and enjoy the day.
Extra treats of chocolates and drinks in the van were really appreciated.“
Kate – NZ
“Awesome Day in Wellington with uTours. Highly recommend this tour and the tour group. The team were very proactive in communicating pick up times and spots well before the tour was to take place. Phoned us to find out if we had any preferences and ensured that the day ran smoothly.
Jo provided exceptional customer service. Nothing more to say other than don’t think twice and spend too much time searching for a tour, if in Wellington look up uTours, you will not be disappointed. Many thanks to the team.”
Cassie – Australia
“Booked tour but Port missed due to weather. From the moment I contacted Suzee the communication was fantastic. Initial communication, and then some weeks prior to our cruise Suzee contacted me to discuss what we wanted to see and ensure everything was on track as I had booked the tour some months out from our cruise.
Contact while we were on the cruise was made which had me confident that our tour would go ahead. Unfortunately the weather decided that we could not get to wellington on our cruise – the port closed due to a low pressure system. Suzee contacted me although the ship could no longer come and refunds were organised promptly.
I wanted to leave a review even though we did not have the tour as I always felt confident in my dealings with Suzee and communication was fantastic. We will get to Wellington one day and I will make sure that we have Suzee as our guide. Also shows with a private tour that you can confidently book this tour and if the ship misses the port, you will get your money back! Thanks Suzee.”
Margaret – Australia
“Excellent way to acquaint yourself with Wellington. We had a great time with Jo as our guide. She was very knowledgeable, flexible and showed us the best parts of Wellington. Recommend to anyone to have your first exposure to the charming capital of New Zealand.“
Katalin – Bulgaria
“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.”
Tammy – US
“See everything wonderful Wellington has to offer. My dad (84, with mobility issues) and I had an absolutely magical day in Wellington with Suzee from uTours. She took us to see all the sights and was funny, friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging, both during the tour and in our extensive pre-tour conversations.
She listened to everything we had to say and really did a spectacular job of finding exactly the activities and sights that would match our interests. She promised a day that would be like having a friend show you around town, and she delivered. Highest recommendation.”
Tracey – US
“Excellent views from the top of the cable car. The cable car while only short provided some excellent views of Wellington from the top. The drive up the mountain to the top where there was a wind turbine gave spectacular views of Wellington. Tour of the parliament building and the botanical gardens were excellent. Jo was a really good guide and told us a lot about Wellington and its history. Four hours well spent.“
Gordon – UK
“Suzee delivered an awesome tour on a weather challenged day! Suzee is awesome! Looking for an outing that is customized for your priorities and bucket list items? Suzee is your go to person.
She is a native of the area who loves people and loves her job which she executes with high professionalism, especially in her driving and awareness of local weather conditions. She took on the challenges of a dreary off and on showers day and turned it into EXACTLY what we were looking for.”
Tom – US
“Great tour with Jo. The best aspect of our tour of Wellington was our guide Jo. She was absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and very friendly. She personalized our tour by including visits to sights we were interested and bypassing sights we weren’t interested in seeing. A personal tour from Jo is the only way to see Wellington.”
Dan – Canada
“To call what we did a “tour” diminishes it as an experience. Suzee was generous with her time, attention, and breadth of knowledge throughout everything from the booking to arrangements to the actual day. What we spent our day doing was only a “tour” in the sense you might use the word when you offer a day to a friend coming around your own hometown – it was far from a packaged, routine, pat talk-and-drive.
Instead of a tour, we had an experience. Suzee brought us not only her love of the region, but shared kiwi life, kiwi history, and a view of contemporary kiwi art and culture. We saw not only what it merely looks like to be Wellingtonian, but a little peek into what it actually feels like.
If you merely want to see the sights, Suzee knows every one of them and a few you’ll never get a crack at from anyone else. If you want more than that, though – if you want a deep, authentic experience of Wellington that digs into the root of what that means and feels like and how that affects who one is; if you want to actually meet Wellington rather than see it — this is where you go and what you do.”
Josh – US
“A must tour when you are in Wellington. Suzee makes this tour a great experience. This tour is a must do if you are in Wellington. Suzee asked us what we would like to do and, boy did she deliver on that! We went all over the City and seen the views from every vantage point from the mountain side to the wind turbines from the other side absolutely fabulous, spectacular fish and chips on beach front. Not forgetting the dolphins who were out in their masses unbelievable sight. On to the city and the beautiful buildings including Old Saint Paul’s Church, Botanical Gardens another must. Thank you Suzee.”