Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Auckland, New Zealand by Tour Guide John S.

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Auckland, New Zealand
John S.
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David Grassman

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Mar 6/18

John provided the four of us with a fantastic one-half day tour of the Auckland area. John was very knowledgeable of Auckland's local restaurants, history and lore. We would highly recommend John to all wishing to tour Auckland. Dave

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Dave for your kind comments.I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet the four of you and show you around Auckland . Thanks again . John

Steve Ezer

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland Special for Steve Ezer, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Mar 2/18

John was accommodating to our schedule and and gave us a wonderful tour of beautiful Auckland. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steve . I t was a pleasure to show you and Rosanne around Auckland .Cheers . John

Marilyn Case

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Feb 5/18

John was an excellent guide very knowledgeable and fun to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Marilyn . I very much enjoyed mt time with you and Jim .

Anne Meek

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Feb 4/18

John did a great job. He was very informative, and had many interesting anecdotes to share. His van was clean and spacious. I thought we got a fine overview of Auckland and environs. Anne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anne for your generous remarks .I very much enjoyed my time with you and Tom .It was a privilege to show you around Auckland. Thank you . John

Sally Burke

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Jan 30/18

We enjoyed our tour with John. We gave us a great overview of Auckland. We toured several sections of the city, he gave a good review of the history of Auckland and also covered current cultural topics. Being a third generation Kiwi he shared some of his own family history which was nice. John was well read and knew a lot about the US which is where we are from. To top it off he was just a nice guy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much for your kind words Sally . I very much enjoyed the tour with you and Rich . John

Sheryl Cohen

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Dec 9/17

Very pleasant gentleman with good communication skills. Enjoyed the tour. Needs to focus more on the sites of the area rather than on areas of his own personal interest/history.

Mary Streff

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Mar 26/17

John was a great guide and our tour of Auckland was perfect. With a short time frame between the ship and our airplane it was so convenient to have John pick us up at the port, give us the Auckland hi-lights and drop us at the airport. John was prompt, knowledgeable and fun, the van was clean and roomy. Thanks for a perfect ending to our cruise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Mary for your kind words. I certainly enjoyed showing you and your group around Auckland. It I was a fun day. Thanks again . John

Chandrasekharan Nilakantan

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Mar 10/17

In spite of the intermittent rain and the torrential downpour at the end of the day, John managed to give us a great sense of the city, its history, and his own personal roots in the city. All in all a very enjoyable tour. We wish the weather had been a bit more cooperative...

Lyn McLennan

Australia
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Feb 22/17

This was a well-organised, thoughtful tour of Auckland by car. One guest had limited mobility and John met us promptly and helped this person in and out of the car as required during the tour. We passed through interesting suburbs and went to a couple of lookout points, all the time learning a bit about the history of New Zealand and Auckland, including very recent developments. We greatly enjoyed this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Lyn for your kind remarks. It was a very enjoyable tour.

Sarann Kraushaar

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Feb 18/17

John was very pleasant and very interesting. We got a concise profile of Auckland during our four hour tour.

William Sale

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Feb 16/17

​Yesterday we had the most delightful tour of Auckland with John. Although it was raining the entire day, he made it to be a really nice experience. He obviously loves his job as a guide and is proud of his heritage in NZ!! We enjoyed his expertise and company very much. I would recommend him any day! I give him 5 stars!! Thank you, John!!

Joyce B.

United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Jan 16/17

We spent a wonderful fun day in Auckland with John. We managed to see so much of the city. He was extremely knowledgeable and geared the tour to our interests. We highly recommend John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joyce. It was an absolute pleasure to show you both around Auckland. Cheers. John

Bob Karsch

St. Louis, MO, United States
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Mar 2/16

Very pleased with the tour and guide John. John was very knowledgeable about Auckland & the areas we toured. He was accommodating and personable-we were very comfortable. We scheduled the tour to start at 10:30 AM, when our disembarkation from the ship went faster than expected (we were out by 930 AM), we emailed John and he was happy to come sooner--we were picked up by 10 AM. It was great having a private tour. Much better than the cruise ship excursions, where we felt like herded cattle.

Gudrun Ewald

Germany
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Tour: #202758, Essence of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand    
Date: Jan 19/16

Google translated Comment: We had only 6 hours from the ship to the airport, but John managed to show us Aukland from its best side. What a great experience. Grudrun and Jochen -------- Wir hatte nur 6 Stunden vom Schiff zum Flugzeug, aber John schaffte es uns Aukland von seinen besten Seiten zu zeigen. Was für ein tolles Erlebnis Grudrun und Jochen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gudrun and Jochen. Thanks very much for your nice comments. John