Delightful day with Vicki, lots of laughs and lot of info No hesitation recommending her. Once again Tours by Local does not disappoint !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diana for taking the time out to put a review up. I totally appreciate it and was great meeting you both. I hope your next few Ports of call in New Zealand bring you great weather and experiences again. All the best for future travels and thanks for sending me through your email address. Would be great to see you in Canada. Warmest Regards Vicki I
Susan CaryUnited States
Vicki was awesome, so fun and knowledgeable. We had the perfect tour with her. I can't recommend her enough!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan for your great review. Really appreciated and it was fun to meet you all. Many happy travel for the future and good luck with the move. Warmest Regards Vicki
Kenneth SwansonUnited States
She is a wonderful guide and very safe driver. Charming and friendly. A native Kiwi who has a deep knowledge the history and culture of New Zealand. She crafted a beautiful driving tour, and made special reservations ahead of time to meet our dietary needs. She was a pleasure to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia Ora Kenneth Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words. It was my pleasure to show you a taste of my back yard and I am so pleased yourself and Darlene enjoyed your time on tour. One day I hope I see you both on the shores of Aotearoa (new Zealand) again. I wish you all the best for future travels - lots of laughter and more adventures. Warmest Regards Vicki
William B.Alamo, CALIFORNIA, United States
Vicki is an exceptionally competent guide. She is knowledgeable, personable, flexible and wise. We heartily recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was all my pleasure and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Aotearoa. Happy and safe travels. All the best Vicki
Vicki is an amazing guide and our trip was really fantastic .we would definitely recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adeline Thanks so much for the kind review and it was a pleasure to meet part of your family. I hope your Mum gets plenty of shopping in Sydney. Have a great trip home. Best Regards Vicki
David WeberCambridge, ONTARIO, Canada
What a wonderful day we spent in Picton New Zealand with our guide Vickie. She promptly picked us up and greeted us with a smile. She made our 6 hour tour very enjoyable. She took us to many of the special attractions in Picton and the Marlborough district. She added a unique aspect to the culture and history of the area. And the cheese platter and wine experience was very memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and appreciated your contribution and great sense of humour in so many ways! I am sure any cheese platter or wine tasting you may enjoy on further travels, will be far from like the one you experienced in the Marlborough! Happy and safe travels for the future and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Best Regards Vicki
Carol RosenUnited States
Vicki was fabulous! She was wonderfully accommodating for my husband who has some walking problems. We loved that she gave us a good overview of the area, was happy to stop for photos and took us to a lovely winery. She didn't really have our tour listed on the website, but she was great about "inventing" it for us ... and working out the appropriate timing. All good, and just the perfect outing for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia Ora Carol & Howard, Thank you for such a lovely review and I thoroughly enjoyed showing you a little of my local region and some of my favourite spots. I wish you both happy and safe travels for the future and I will get those apple picis away to you soon Howard. Warmest Regards Vicki
David WeeklyUnited States
Vicki was AMAZING! We had a group of 3 couples and Vicki made our day extra special. So accommodating and helpful and very knowledgeable of the area, especially the wineries. We would recommend Vicki highly as your guide. My wife and I have personally used ToursByLocals many times on many continents, and Vicki may be the BEST we have ever experienced. Thank you Vicki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you..thank you for such wonderful comments and you all, Dar, Stacee, Brenda, Paul and yourself were so much fun to tour with and having so much laughter along the journey is great for the soul and you certainly provided that. I loved the Baby Doll (thank you)......but not on the road...when I got home...and yes I laughed alot! on my way back to Motueka. I hope you get alot of wear out of that very special..."T Shirt" Cheers and Kia Ora Vicki “Ka kite ano” (See You Later)
Nathan TovegUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nathan for your 5 Star Rating. It was my absolute pleasure to tour with you and your group and I hope one day in years to come we may see you in Aotearoa once again. Safe and happy travels for the future Kind Regards Vicki
Cynthia StoneUnited States
Vicki continues to impress. Lots of territory covered. Unfortunately the winds were high and we couldn't go to the top of the promontory to look for albatross but safety first is always the key! Great lunch spot and Vicki shared her mussels with me so I now am turned on to mussels once again! Vicki does everything she can to please and is a joy to tour with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia once again for your kind words and once again a pleasure. I am pleased you enjoyed the mussels and have had an opportunity to try some more of our great seafood in New Zealand. Happy and safe travels Kia Ora Vicki
Cynthia StoneUnited States
Great day with Vicki in comfortable van AND she remembered to bring the step! Two winery visits, one of them sensational, and marvelous luncheon spot el fresco. Glad we have her for two days in a row!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cynithia I appreciate your comments It was all my pleasure to show you a taste of my backyard. Happy sailing Kia Ora Vicki
Vicki gave the six of us an excellent day in the Nelson area - so much better than either of the two shore excursions that our cruise ship had on offer. We got a good overview of the area - the Abel Tasman National Park, the beautiful beaches, and the fruit/vineyard country. The WOW Museum & Classic Car Gallery turned out to be great - we are glad we relied on Vicki's guidance as to what to include in our day. Lunch outside at the Moutere Hills Vineyard was perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kia Ora Catherine, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It was a pleasure to show yourself and your group a special part of the Tasman, unseen by alot of people touring in New Zealand. I wish you all the best for your future travels and good health and happiness in life. It was a lovely day. Best Regards Vicki
Donald Schoengoldlas vegas, NEVADA, United States
We toured w Vicki when our cruise ship docked in Picton. A great thing about ToursbyLocals guides is that they live in the area that they tour in & they can take you to off-the beaten-track places. Vicki satisfied this need wonderfully. She took us from Picton along the coast from Port Underwood to Rarangi & back via Havelock. We had a great lunch in a local restaurant & visited a local art gallery. No tours do this route because the coast road can't handle buses. The tour was great. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donald, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to take your group on tour and I am so pleased you enjoyed this very special part of the Marlborough. I wish you all the best for future travels. Thanks again Vicki
Sandra DavisUnited States
Vicki treated us to a wonderful day outside of and around Picton. Going to the sustainable Yealands winery was a highlight as was getting introduced to green mussels and chips. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandra very much for taking the time to do this review and I appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you a special part of the Marlborough and I wish you all the best for future travels. Kind Regards Vicki
Virginia P.United States
Vicki, our tour guide, was extremely informative, cordial, flexible and arrived on time. These attributes of Vicki made our tour memorable and provided us with a very positive, educated experience about Picton and that special surrounding area of New Zealand. In addition, Vicki is "FUN" and will make certain that YOU "ENJOY" your day! Thank you Vicki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Virginia, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. It was great to meet you and a pleasure to show your group around our special part of New Zealand and hopefully one day you will visit again. Happy and safe travels for the future. Kind Regards Vicki
Mark Van RaamHampton, VIRGINIA, United States
Vicki did an outstanding job of showing us around Hobart, Mt Field's National Park, and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. She also took us through Richmond & New Norfolk. I highly recommend her as a guide. I'm glad she was our guide the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark for your great review and it was a pleasure to meet you all and show you a small taste of what Tasmania has to offer. All the best for future travels. Best Regards Vicki
Edward DanielsUnited States
Vicki was great....personalable, knowledgeable, and very accommodating! A critique should always share both positive and negative...BUT, we have nothing negative to say. Our Day with Vicki was simply perfect and very enjoyable. Thanks again, Vicki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edward, Thanks so much for your kind words and it was certainly my pleasure. Happy and safe travels for the future! Best Regards Vicki
Craig H.United States
Vicki was a delight. Very personable and fun. We visited the perfect mix of places for a one day tour. Personal anecdotes, lots of history for the area, and so much more that only a local could know. It was a great day.
Linda KirshenbergUnited States
Vicki was superb. She met all our requirements and more. The six of us had a great day. She showed us Cradle Mountain from the best vantage points. She pointed out all kinds of animals snd plants. She always kept us very informed. Has a great personality. Highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda for your lovely comments - it was my pleasure and hope you get back to Tasmania again to experience more. All the best for future travels.
This was an excellent day.Vicki made the day special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris for your lovely comments - it was a pleasure and so pleased you had a lovely time. Happy Travels for the future Best Regards Vicki
Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Vicki was waiting for us with a big smile at 8am. She customized the day to fit our needs. We drove to the Bonorong Wildlife Park where we feed the 'roos and she took a lot of pictures of us. We also visited Richmond Village where we had a lovely lunch and she recommended a local wood shop for us to buy some locally made products. Her van was comfortable and we had a great day. Thanks Vicki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barbara and Bob for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to show you a little of what Tassie is about. Happy and safe travels for the future. Best Regards Vicki
Yin Shuen TanSingapore
Vicki proposed and provided a good tour for the 7 of us. She engaged us well and we had fun interacting with her as well. She was knowledgable and well connected to the locals, making our experience in Tasmania not purely a "tourist" one but a more "local" one.
Scott S.United States
Customization allowed us to choose from a number of options. Vicki was very knowledgeable, personable, and a good driver. Her van was in nice condition and comfortable. She really optimized our time in Hobart. I would highly recommend this tour and this individual.
Mary LuhringUnited States
At Mt. Field National Park our guide, Vicki M, walked with us through the Pandani Grove around Lake Dobson. Vicki then left us at a trailhead with giant swamp gum trees, drove the vehicle down, and met us at Russell/Horseshoe Falls. Following lunch, Vicki took us to the top of Mount Wellington for a magnificent view of the area. Vicky was very cordial, attentive, and informative, and we were delighted to see the field and mountain areas near Hobart at a leisurely pace with no crowds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou Mary for your lovely review. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you a small slice of what Tasmania has to offer. I wish you all the best for future travels. Best Regards Vicki
Steve HaworthUnited States
David WinklerShreveport, LA, United States
Vicki was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. She took us to a great place for wine and lunch and we would certainly call on her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou David for your kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you a little taste of what Tasmania has to offer. I wish you all the best for future travels. Fond Regards Vicki
Our experience with Vicky more than met our expectations. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and was adaptive to our needs. On a Sunday in Hobart she had to be imaginative (shops closed etc.) but we saw it all even a town with a craft influence open and charming. Thank you Vicky from both of us. We recommend you highly. Adjunct Professor Amy Phillips