Hi there, we have some friends arriving in NZ soon and want to show them around. We've done the free walking tour but we heard that your tour is an exact copy, with the guide using their script? - does your tour have anything different? And is there an option for less then $50?
Auckland, NZ53 contributions
Kia ora Jose,
Wow that's news to us. Savvy travelers will read your question and realize that someone with a vested interest is trying to discredit our small tours. You gave ‘free walking’ a glowing review so we're intrigued you’d even consider us for your friends.
Given you live in central Auckland Jose, please phone us if interested in our R&D. We’ll bore you with the in-depth research behind our unique tours. We'll share with you the process of digging through Auckland's library archives, restaurant reviews, online blogs and museum files. Our work is all our own, extensively referenced and we’ve never guided for any other venture.
As for using a script? As storytellers we don’t have one, never have. Our small-group focus means we tailor our route and repartee every day to the interests of our guests. We often deviate into hidden lobbies, viewing decks, lanes, shops or galleries where the big free groups don't go. Plus pause to chat with the interesting locals we know.
People tell us our $49 tour is excellent value for a morning with a top-rated professional guide, a ride on the locals’ bus uptown, a tasting and advice on where to eat and shop. Plus our tours can include lunch if you choose.
It's clear from our reviews that our small-group tours (with a genuine Aucklander) are considered different and highly regarded.
Happy sightseeing Jose. Share kindness as you go.