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Gala Local Tours

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Explore Auckland and surrounding areas on a small group, private tour with a friendly local guide. A maximum of six guests provides a personalised view of Auckland city sights including volcanoes, the waterfront and museum as well as wild West Coast...more
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Auckland Central, Auckland 1347, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived in Auckland in mid November in the early morning. Claire picked us up from the airport and gave us a wonderful, albeit quick, tour and overview of Auckland and the surrounding area. She took us to see the Gannet colony...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi you two! Thanks so much for the excellent review! It was my pleasure to show you around and introduce you to New Zealand. I do hope the rest of your trip down south went very well too. Come back again! Kind regards, Claire

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, the reviews are all true. Claire is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide and a very warm person. She made our last day in Auckland very special. We covered so much ground in 8 hours that would simply not be possible on a tour from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the fantastic review! As you know you can cover so much more territory with a small private tour than in a larger group. It was my pleasure to show you around Auckland. Kindest regards, Claire

Reviewed 5 December 2018

Claire provided 3 days of amazing customized tours. This was the first tour by myself since my wife pasted away a year ago and Claire took all the stress and concern away so I could really enjoy myself. The first day we did the Auckland...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post the comprehensive review! Yes we did have fun on our three days together. Glad you enjoyed it so much and thanks for the recommendation! All the best, Claire

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Claire was able to accommodate a full day of sites for our party of 4 in her comfortable van. Only had a day layover and she allowed us to see a beautiful New Zealand from pastures to jungle, waterfalls to caves. Great driver!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review! Yes it's a full day to include Rotorua and Waitomo in one trip but glad I could show you a wide range of scenery. All the best for future travels, Claire

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Claire is very knowledge about Auckland and surrounding area. She made our tours fun and was willing to adjust tours to suit our interests. She even went above and beyond by playing a round of golf with us. If you are looking for knowledgeable, fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Diana, thanks so much for the lovely review! It was great to spend time with you both over the five days. Wishing you well for future travel. All the best, Claire

Reviewed 25 September 2018

I am very grateful to Claire for the amazing introduction she gave me to Auckland. She fitted so much in to the time I had available and everything she showed me was tailored to my interests.Claire also gave me a lot of information that will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thanks very much Mary for the fantastic review! I'm glad that the tour met your expectations. I do hope that you can return to New Zealand soon and bring your family with you. All the best to you, Claire

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Claire was really knowledgeable and even followed up with me by email on a question that I had. I felt like I had a great overview of the city and learned a lot

Date of experience: May 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Victor, Thanks very much for the great review. Yes, it's no problem to follow up if someone needs more information after the tour. I enjoyed spending time with you! All the best for future travels, Claire

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Claire was prompt, communicative, funny and really knew Auckland and the surrounding area. Very personable and prompt.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Tracy, thanks very much for taking the time to post a review. I very much enjoyed taking you and your family on tour! I do hope the rest of your time in New Zealand went well. All the best to you, Claire

Reviewed 23 April 2018

Claire (Gala Local Tours) provided the highlight of our Auckland visit. We booked our tour with Claire at the last minute, due to our original vendor canceling. Claire couldn't have been more accommodating. My wife and I were the only two guests that day and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks Marty for the excellent review! It was my pleasure to take you to the Wild West Coast. I'm glad to hear that it was the highlight of your time in New Zealand. Wishing you both all the best for future travels, Claire

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Claire from Gala Tours is a terrific choice when considering an excursion in or around Auckland. She's very personable, prompt and extremely knowledgeable about the area. Plus, you can work with her to completely customize your day's itinerary. We wanted to see KareKare and Piha...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Claire F, Owner at Gala Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks very much for the excellent review! Yes it's a great day out visiting the rainforest as well as the renowned black sand beaches. Customizing itineraries is one of my specialties as well. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour so much. Kind regards, Claire

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