Dale DoudnaUnited States
John provide us with a great introduction to the Napier region. The cruise ship shuttled us to a point in the city where we met up with John. He showed us sights in the City and rural areas near the City. My wife had a need to find a yarn shop. John was able to find the shop and was flexible in adjusting the schedule of the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dale for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to show you all our beautiful city and it was great that we could locate the yarn shop.
Peggy GerlockUnited States
If you are arriving Napier by cruise ship this would probably be a great tour. It just was not right for us because we were driving around NZ and being driven sight seeing in a van (though comfy) was not a good choice. With only one day in Napier we decided to just walk around and look at the Art Deco architecture. The tour would have gone on to a chocolate factory and winery, which sounded fun! But we just needed to get out and walk.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peggy, Appreciate your comments. The tour you booked had a clear itinerary However if you had advised your preferences I would have happily Customised the tour to have included a guided Art Deco walk or the Like. I hope you enjoyed our beautiful City and your travels through New Zealand. Best regards, John
Steven WilsonUnited States
An excellent experience. He did show us to areas we would not have visited otherwise, including Te Mata peak, and the Birdwoods sculpture garden. He was very friendly and a great driver around the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steven for your kind remarks. Glad you and Yasmine Enjoyed your stay in Hawke's Bay!
Ursula BevanUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ursula for your generous rating of your tour here in Napier New Zealand. Kind regards, John
Kimberley RawlingsDickson, 2602, Australia
A superb tour, not to be missed. John is the perfect guide to Napier and showed us places that we never knew existed. We absolutely recommend this tour and guide to everybody.
Highly recommended of the four tours we did with ToursbyLocals..John was highly organised with water, umbrellas and wore a microphone so that people sitting in the back of his very comfortable Mercedes Viano could hear every word of his commentary.Travelling by ship you are unable to take water off with you so by the time you catch the shuttle bus to the iCentre where we met John we were thirsty. We were told the history of Napier and then did a tour taking in lots of the local area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Norma for the kind words....much appreciated! Best regards, John
David WinklerShreveport, LA, United States
John was able to accommodate our limited schedule. He was very personable and knowledgeable.I would definitely call on him again..