Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Auckland-New-Zealand by Tour Guide Phil P. (Guide #4829)


David Steele

Reno, NV, United States
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Tour: #233798, VIP Auckland Foodie Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 18/20

Phil provided a wonderful tour for my wife and I and we completely enjoyed our day spent with Phil. We visited many of his favorite small shops and privately owned and run businesses. The food, wine and a beer for me were all top shelf and quite diverse. We started with morning tea and a delicious pastry, visited a French pastry shop, an Indian shop with wonderful samosas, 2 terrific wineries for wine tastings and lunch and some lovely scenic touring. Phil is very personable and quite knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dave and Mary, It was a pleasure hosting you both in Auckland on your last day in NZ. And thanks so much for the fantastic review and kind comments. With warm regards and best wishes, Phil

Chris Wadden

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 9/20

Phil was extremely professional and informative during out tour of the Auckland area. He graciously answered all of our questions and made sure that we were comfortable at all times. All the wine people seemed to like him so we were treated quite well at tastings and lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Chris, Thanks very much for your kind comments and review. It was a pleasure hosting you both on tour in Auckland. Warm regards, Phil

Geoff Smolkin

Canada
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private Wine tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

We had a great tour with Phil today. He was personable and very well organized (and knew his wines)! The 3 wineries we visited were prepared for our arrival. The wines and food supplied were outstanding! The tour was timed perfectly. We highly recommend Phil

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Geoff, Thanks so much for the fantastic review! It was a pleasure hosting you both to Waiheke. And I'm so glad that you had an enjoyable time with me. Warm regards, Phil

Cindy V.

United States
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private Wine tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 23/20

My husband, adult daughter and I had an amazing day with Phil on Waiheke Island. He is very knowledgable about Waiheke, the wines and New Zealand in general. He has an awesome dry sense of humor which made for a fun day! We explored three wineries, met with the producers, toured facilities and even had a tasting with food pairings. A gourmet lunch was included and the view and food was exceptional. We even stopped by a local beach to enjoy the beautiful view. Phil is a pro all the way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Cindy and Ella, Great to hear from you again. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour with me on Waiheke - it was a real pleasure meeting you all. ( Right now, we're pretty well in lockdown with the Cornona virus travel restrictions, so I'm looking at a very quiet winter season!) Ella lucked out - being in NZ for a fantastic grape harvest. I hope she has a fantastic time at Drylands. Warm regards and best wishes, Phil

Pat Chiasson

St-Lambert, QC, Canada
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Tour: #662495, VIP Town & Country Private Wine Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Feb 19/20

A super day with Phil!! Interesting, thoroughly enjoyable in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Phil!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Pat, Thanks so much for the 5-Star rating! It was a pleasure hosting your group to Kumeu wine region. I hop you have a great cruise around NZ. Warm regards, Phil

Mary Brandes

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/20

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Thanks so much for your fantastic review! It was a pleasure hosting your group in Auckland. Warm regards, Phil

Jim Estes

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/20

very enjoyable day. we were shown all the highlights of Auckland and treated to a wonderful lunch

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thanks so much for your 5-Star Review! So glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was a pleasure hosting you on tour. Warm regards, Phil

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: VIP Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 5/20

Phil is an excellent tour guide with a great deal of knowledge about the history and geography of the area. He is flexible to your wishes and makes it an interesting & fun day. You cannot do any better than this !!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, Thanks so much for your 5-Star Review! So glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was a pleasure hosting you on tour. Warm regards, Phil

William Cohn

Toluca Lake, CA, United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Phil is an excellent tour guide with a great deal of knowledge about the history and geography of the area. He is flexible to your wishes and makes it an interesting & fun day. You cannot do any better than this !!!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bill, Thanks so much for your 5-Star Review! So glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. It was a pleasure hosting you on tour. Warm regards, Phil

Diana T.

Canada
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Phil was a great guide and has a clear passion for wine. His local wine knowledgeable was outstanding and he accommodated visiting a second winery on our tour even though it only included one. Thanks for a fantastic trip Phil!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Diana, So glad that you enjoyed the day with me. It was a pleasure hosting you. Thanks for your great review! Warm regards, Phil

Larry Rambo

United States
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Tour: VIP Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Dec 20/19

This was one of the best tours we have taken. We not only had a chance to visit and sample new wineries, but we also learned and saw much about the Auckland area as we wrapped up our trip to Australia and New Zealand. This is definitely a trip worth taking. Phil has a great knowledge base of New Zealand wine as well as wine around the world.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Larry, Thanks so much for your very positive 5-star review! It was a pleasure meeting you and Cathy and hosting you in Auckland. Warm regards, Phil

Barbara Goldberger

United States
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private Wine tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 4/19

My tour with Phil P to Waiheke Island boutique wineries was amazing, fun, educational, well-organized and has left me with wonderful memories. I highly recommend this tour and especially the tour guide. He knows his wines snd which wineries to visit. One was organic and very small production only- one delicious with pairing snacks so you could understand how the wine's taste changes when you have food. Pairings were great! The high point was Mudbrick- scenic, delicious, elegant- loved each wine!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, It was my pleasure to host you to Waiheke Island. So glad that you enjoyed the day amd thanks for your fantastic review! Warm regards, Phil

John A Caplan

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 1/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi John, Thanks very much for the 5-star rating! It was a pleasure hosting your family to Auckland Coast & Country. Warm regards, Phil

Cynthia Abernethy

United States
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Tour: VIP Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Nov 23/19

Had a super fun day with Phil. Very organized and on time. Good sense of humor too!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cynthia, My pleasure! It was a fun day and a total pleasure hosting you in Auckland. Kind regards And best wishes, Phil

Philip L.

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Philip, Thanks very much for your 5-Star rating! It was a pleasure hosting your group to Auckland and I'm so glad that the (rainy) day worked out for us. With best wishes and warm regards, Phil

Gerald S Perez

Tamuning, GU, United States
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Tour: #610383, Grape and Grain private VIP tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

Phil was very informative and knowledgeable about New Zealand wine and the country's wine history. His friendly and easy style of conversation facilitated my learning experience about the industry and local culture. The pace was comfortable, not rushed, but very fulfilling. I ended the tour having met a new friend in Phil and would recommend his service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gerry, Thanks so much for your fantastic review! It was a pleasure hosting you to Auckland's grape & grain region yesterday. I hope that you enjoy your remaining time in Auckland and maybe return another time. With warm regards and best wishes, Phil

Anthony Toogood

Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anthony, Thanks so much for taking time to post your rating. It was my pleasure to host you all to Kumeu and the City. I hope that you had a great time in NZ on the rest of your vacation, with happy memories (and a bottle or two to take home), With Warm regards and best wishes, Phil

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.

Jill Tillinghast

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 29/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, Thanks for your rating. Best wishes, Phil

Jill Tillinghast

United States
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 28/19

Phil did a wonderful job of showing us the island while we visited several wineries for tastings and had an incredible lunch at a fabulous restaurant! Very pleasant day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jill, So glad that you all enjoyed Waiheke Island VIP tour with me! Thanks for your kind comments and the great review. Warm regards, Phil

Edmond P.

United States
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 24/19

Phil was very professional and courteous. His knowledge of wine and the local area before was spot on

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edmond, Thanks so much for taking time to post your 5-star review and comments. So glad that you all enjoyed the day with me! Warm ragards, Phil

Deborah Ralph

United Kingdom
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Tour: #205506, VIP Insider's Auckland City Coast & Country Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

An excellent day. Phil organised everything beautifully to fit in with my limited mobility. We combined some great views and sightseeing with aspects of the foodie tour. Nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Phil to anyone visiting the area. PS the food was excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Debbie, Great to get your fab review! It was a pleasure to host you both on the Auckland Foodie tour. So glad that you enjoyed the day with me. Warm regards, Phil

Margaret (Peggy) Bidondo

El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
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Tour: #233798, VIP Auckland Foodie Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

Phil was an outstanding guide. The places we visited we would never have found on our own. Everything was delicious and gave us a wonderful introduction to Auckland and New Zealand. An excellent tour with an excellent guide! We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, Thanks so much for taking time to post your review! It was a pleasure meeting you all to show you some of our best food, wine and scenery. So glad they you enjoyed the foodie tour with me. Warm regards, Phil

Mark Ord

Tucson, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: VIP City & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Feb 26/19

Phil was great and we enjoyed the day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Great to meet you and Cathy. Have a wonderfil time cruising and enjoy those wines ! Warm regards, Phil

Lori Wright

United States
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Tour: VIP City & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Feb 9/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori, Thanks for your rating. Great to meet you all and show you some of our fantastic scenery. Kind regards, Phil

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.

Jeffrey Black

United States
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

We had a great day of wine tasting and site seeing on Waiheke Island with Phil. Phil's knowledge of the local wineries really made our tour special. We also had a great lunch at the Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard--some of the best food that we have had in NZ.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, It was a pleasure to host you both to Waiheke on hyour second tour with me. So glad that you enjoyed the wine, scenery and food. And thanks for your wonderful review. Warm regards, Phil

Lee Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #43342, Custom VIP Waiheke Island Paradise, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Jan 17/19

Phil was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the wineries and the wines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lee, Thanks very much for your 5-Star rating! It was a pleasure hosting your group to Waiheke Island - so glad that you enjoyed the day with me. Warm regards, Phil

Michael Nowak

United States
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Tour: VIP City & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 13/19

We had a wonderful tour with Phil. He is very knowledgeable about wine and had good personal insights. Phil also had good personal relationships with the wineries that we visited. He arranged a wonderful lunch and was very responsive adapting to things that we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thanks for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure hosting you to some of Auckland's best wine, food andf scenery. So glad that you enjoyed the day with me. Warm regards, Phil

Jeffrey Black

United States
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Tour: VIP City & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 4/19

We had a great day with Phil visiting 4 wineries, having a great lunch, and experiencing some of Auckland's beautiful sites. Phil's knowledge of the local wineries and the history behind them made this a really fun day for my wife and I. We highly recommend Phil.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeff, Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure meeting you both. So glad that you enjoyed your day with me. Warm regards, Phil

Koreen Fader

United States
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Tour: VIP City & Country Wine & Cheese Private Tour, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Jan 3/19

Phil was a great tour guide. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable day. He catered to what we wanted to do / try, and also made sure our kids (ages 10 & 13) had a good time. He even left us each with fantastic goodie bags to take some of the NZ tastes home with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Koreen, So glad that you and your family enjoyed the tour with me. Thanks for taking time to post your wonderful review! Warm regards, Phil

Robin La Baw

United States
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Tour: #43342, VIP Waiheke Island Paradise Private tour, Auckland, New Zealand    view tour
Date: Dec 20/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin, Thanks so much for your great review! So glad that you both enjoyed the day with me on Waiheke. Warm regards, Phil


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