Michele RaikenUnited States
Tim was excellent and spent the entire day taking us all around Wellington. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and flexible. We would not hesitate to recommend him to other people looking to spend a fabulous day in Wellington. Michele and Larry
Chris VisserUnited States
Tim did a very nice job showing us the highlights of Wellington. He did a good job of not taking us to the tour bus stops and going to unique places. He brings his sense of humor to the tour which was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I like my tours to be a mixture of the popular attractions and as you put it the unique places. And Wellington certainly has alot of the out of the way places to visit. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Wellington and hope the rest of the tour went just as well. Thanks. Tim.
Kelly BrownUnited States
Tim was terrific. His knowledge and sense of humor kept us intrigued and entertained for 5 hours as we explored Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. Hope you now know a bit about what makes Wellington tick and why people chose to live here. Hope the rest of your holiday went well. All the best. Tim
Temma KanowithUnited States
Patricia NolanUnited States
Tim was a great tour guide -- interesting, informative, knowledgeable, and considerate. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Wellington -- including the best clam chowder anywhere. We can't recommend him highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed the tour and I agree Chocolate Fish Cafe definitely does the best chowder.
Herbert BerkeleyUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Laurie BruggerUnited States
Tim was a happy, friendly guide full of history/information about Wellington. After seeing government buildings and hearing of the history, we stopped at a beautiful old church. Next, we toured Otari Botanic Garden and later rode the cable car through town. On a very windy day, our car followed the waterline, exploring neighborhoods and regions. We enjoyed lunch at Chocolate Fish and wound our way back to port. Nice time with a nice man.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Laurie. Yes we do have the odd windy day in Wellington. I always say people do not move to Wellington for the climate but when they get here they love what it has to offer. I have cetainly found my little piece of paradise and I love showing visitors around our beautiful city. I hope the rest of your cruise was as enjoyable. All the best. Tim
Justin JonesUnited States
Great day with Timothy...friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Adapted the tour to the things we were most interested in...highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thats the great thing about private tours. You can change them to suit what you want. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Thanks. Tim.
Mark SchloesslinUnited States
Our day with Tim was excellent. He was most knowledgeable and upbeat. He showed us some very interesting sites and the panoramic view of Wellington from the highest point was well worth it. The ride down the hill in incline train was unique. Well done Tim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for kind words. I never get tired of showing off Wellington. I hope the rest of your tour went well.
Nancy B.United States
Timothy was a great guide to Wellington! His good humor shown by his trivia questions, and his willingness to adapt to our preferences was much appreciated (no shopping, no museums, no cable car ride). His knowledge of the area, the best look-out sites, the walkway in the forest canopy, the delightful lunch locale (Chocolate Fish), the skilled driving up and down the surrounding hills and along the bay were outstanding. Timothy's willingness to patiently answer our many questions made our tour great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy. Always happy to alter tours to make it more interesting. I am glad you enjoyed your day. I certainly enjoyed your company and showing you around.
We had a wonderful tour in Wellington with Tim. He was very knowledgeable and informative and looked after us beautifully. We saw so much of Wellington in a short time and learned lots about it. We were lucky, we had a beautiful sunny clear day. Tim was an excellent driver and excellent guide. Thanks Tim.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sue. As the song says you can't beat Wellington on a good day and we certainly had one of those. I had a great time too. Hope the rest of your holiday went well. All the best. Tim.
Gail EpsteinUnited States
Tim was so amazing as our guide in Wellington. He had our attention 100% of the time, which flew by so quickly. He shared his love of Wellington from the steepest street to the beautiful beaches and more. We would highly recommend Tim for a tour. thank you Tim. Gail and Richard USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks guys. Sounds like you might need to have a rest after a long holiday. I have found my little corner of the world and love living here so it is easy for me to be entusiastic for Wellington.
Elmer W.United States
Tim was excellent. He met us on time and our party of 4 visited the important sights of Wellington. Tim was very knowledgeable of the history and present political situation of Wellington. We had a fantastic lunch at a local restaurant featuring local fresh seafood at very reasonable prices. He also took us shopping for some personal items. The cable car ride was especially enjoyable. We had a very enjoyable day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments and good to hear you had an enjoyable day. Hopefully this tour has given you a bit of an insight into what life is like in Wellington as well as viewing the beautiful scenery. I hope the rest of your holiday went well. Thanks. Tim.
Sallie HickamUnited States
Touring with Timothy was so much fun! He really made our small group tour interesting. We were able to see many sites of Wellington in the short amount of time our cruise ship was in town. The lunch venue he picked out was perfect! We had one of the best dishes of fish on our entire trip, and we were able to converse with some of the locals. I can highly recommend Timothy! Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sallie. There is a good reason I use the same lunch venue all the time. And it's not just because I like the food myself. Chocolate Fish Cafe is one of the best in Wellington. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour.
Terry TrumbullUnited States
Fantastic tour. Tim was knowledgeable, entertaining, and gave us a great overview of Wellington.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words. I had a great day too. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Richard GonzmartUnited States
Thank you Timothy for a fun and informative tour of Wellington. He is a pro and even though I was not feeling well on the day of the tour, but he kept me focused and entertained. E were lucky to have had him as out tour guide. I highly recommend Timothy for a tour of this great city. Timothty sure beats the Tours I have booked in the past on cruise ships.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour despite not feeling well and were able to enjoy the rest of your cruise.
Tim did an amazing job of presenting Wellington! The day was fun, informative & stress free. When we left our camera in his car, he safely packed & mailed it to us - REALLY happy not to lose our photos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Wellington. All the best for your future travels.
Eileen AustinUnited States
My husband and I had a wonderful day in Wellington with Timothy. Not only did he show us all the local sights, but it was delightful to just chat with him about day to day life in Wellington. Would highly recommend his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to meet you and also for me to learn a little about what life is like for you back home. I hope the rest of your holiday went well. Thanks. Tim.
Nancy DeFordUnited States
Tim is very enthusiastic about his city and he made us love it too. Thanks for being very accommodating!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I never tire of showing people around Wellington. It was great to meet you and I hope the rest of your holiday went well. Tim
Amy KuntzUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Tim and would highly recommend him! He customized our tour to show us things as we requested them while on the tour. His knowledge of the area ensures a thoughtful, detailed experience. Thanks Tim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Not my first tour of Wellington but my first for Tours By Locals travellers. I hope the rest are all as much fun as this tour was. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope the rest of your stay in New Zealand was the same. All the best. Tim.