Thomas MoseleyUnited States
Great day with Tim. After a brief technical issue we were off to explore Wellington. Tim pointed out the highlights and gave historical background about each site that made it that much more meaningful. This combined with an afternoon snack at Beach Babylon added up to a great day out!
Robert TuchmannUnited States
My wife and I had a wonderful full day tour of Wellington with Tim on March 3, 2020. We would give him a 5 out of 5 rating. Tim was pleasant, knowledgeable, full of local history and stories, flexible and cheerful. We gained a great deal of insight into both the city and life in Wellington. He also introduced us to our first cricket match! We would recommend him highly to others. Robert and Naomi Tuchmann
Tim was an entertaining and knowledgeable travel guide. He picked us up on time and was always aware of the time to get us back to the ship. He covered all the main highlights of Wellington and more.
Charles ColumbusUnited States
Tim guided us from the Wellington port to Christ Church- sharing with us the history of the region and its beauty. From the parliament building to its public botanic garden and canopy walkways and cable car ride. His sensitive treatment of the Chest Church tragedy, a decade ago and the rebuilding unity and spirit made for a very special day.
Nancy P.United States
Judy A.United States
Our group of 6 spent a wonderful day with Tim seeing the sites of Wellington. Tim is very knowledgeable about Wellington & New Zealand. He was a wonderful host, he listened to what we wanted to see & do, made those requests happen. He has a great sense of humor, we had a great day with him- we all will have fond memories of our day & of Tim!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. One of the reasons I love guiding is that you meet people from all over the world. You hang out together for five or six hours, have a bit of a yarn, have some laughs and in between I get to show off this great city. And that is exactly what hppened. Hope the rest of your tour is going well. All the best Tim.
Kelly LieseUnited States
Tim took us 6 adults on a wonderful Wellington day. We saw beautiful cliffside homes and amazing coastline and a tram ride. Tim is also a Lord of the Rings guy so if you want a workshop tour just ask. An interesting tour of this lovely city and its rebuilding after the earthquake and lunch at an Irish pub made for a perfect day.
Jean Pierre S.Kirkland, QUEBEC, Canada
Thank you Tim for the great tour we had with you. We enjoyed every moment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you enjoyed your tour. I never tire of showing off this great city. Thanks. Tim
Linda SteinbergUnited States
Thanks Tim for a lovely tour! We left the itinerary up to him and he did not disappoint, He made the most of our short time together customizing the tour to our desires. We had a great time and enjoyed his lovely city.
Robert S.United States
Five stars. Timothy R is fun, knowledgeable & chatty. He planned out a good day mixing city sights & history with nature walks. He has a good knowledge of the city's & country's history (including little known facts that make it all interesting), as well as a good knowledge of flora & fauna. Lunch at the Chocolate Fish Café was an out-of-the-mainstream, mostly locals treat. My wife & split a wonderful seafood chowder & a "flash sammie". Don't miss either one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert. You are absolutely right. Chololate Fish Cafe make the best seafood chowder this side of the equator. And I hear those "flash sammies" aint half bad either. Can't say for sure as I only ever have the seafood chowder. I enjoyed our day and am glad to hear you did too. All the best.
Tim was an excellent guide. We had been to Wellington before and wanted to see a different view of the city and Tim was able to give us a great overall perspective during our tour. Even lunch at a local icon - Chocolate Fish Cafe. Highly recommend. Reay Mackay
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Reay. Glad to hear you enoyed your visit to Wellington. And I enjoyed finding out about the differences and similarities between our two countries. All the best for the rest of your holiday.
Delva Deauna-LimayoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure
Never a dull moment with tim! We had a great time! Thanks tim for taking care of us while doing the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great day. I hope the rest of your holiday went well.
David Smitdurban, KZN, South Africa
My wife and I booked a specialized tour with Tim. We started walking a 2.5 hour guided tour in the world-class conservation project Zealandia. Amazing in-house presentation and well worth a visit. Returning on Wellington's funicular railway car into the city. Lunch was at the Chocolate fish café in Maupuia. From here Tim took us on a drive around the island eventually ending up at the highest viewing point "The Mount Victoria Lookout Walk " The stunning views were 360!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi guys. I enjoyed the day and was especially happy you requested a visit to Zealandia. I never tire of visiting there. The guides there are very knowledgeable and also very passionate about Zealandia and New Zealands native forest and animal life. I hope the rest of your visit to NZ was enjoyable. All the best. Tim.
Howard RosenUnited States
Wellington is an interesting city, Tim was an excellent and personable guide!
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
Janice ScottUnited States
Temma K.United 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
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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.