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uTours

Wellington, New Zealand
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About uTours
Explore the spectacular Wellington region with a friendly local on a relaxing private day tour or shore excursion (max 10 people). Hosted by uTours, you will enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love. Our day tours cover: Wellington City, Kāpiti Coast beaches and the rural Wairarapa. Why choose uTours? Friendly, informed & well-travelled local tour guide. Peace of mind – safe driving & comfort stops as required. We make Wellington easy for you. uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
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Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

We make Wellington easy for you. On your private tour you will explore our inner city, historic buildings, our beautiful beaches and hills.

Learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local.

Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.

Why chose a uTours private tour:

Travel only with your friends (maximum 10).

Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.

Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours.

You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation.

We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.

You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after.

At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of Wellington.

Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule.

uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
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3 to 4 hours
from US$119.59

Spectacular Wellington: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

There are plenty of tours that take visitors around Wellington’s many highlights, but there aren’t many that can be customized down to the stop. On this private sightseeing tour, though, choose between a half-day and a full-day tour and see the side of Wellington that most excites you. Personalize your schedule with the help of your private guide and visit attractions like the New Zealand Parliament, the Wellington Cable Car and the Weta Workshop Weta Cave.
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7 to 8 hours
from US$194.81

Get out of the City - Wellington Region Full-day Private Tour

We love the city, but sometimes you just have to get in touch with nature.

Boasting beautiful beaches, wetlands teeming with birds & stunning rural country, you will sample the best of the greater Wellington region including the Kāpiti Coast and the Hutt Valley.

Ideal for those who have visited Wellington before or want to see a little bit more than the city.

uTours offers you flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.

Why chose a uTours private tour:

Travel only with your friends (maximum 10).

Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.

Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours.

You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after.

We will communicate quickly and clearly.

Shore excursion timing - based on your ship's schedule.

uTours – it really is all about you!
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7 to 8 hours
from US$194.81

Coastal Kapiti: Private Sightseeing Tour - Full Day

Enjoy yourself on a relaxing private tour heading north to the Kāpiti Coast.

Appreciate the Coast's natural unspoiled beauty, deserted beaches, local bird life, fabulous art and great food at a relaxed pace.

Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the over 400 classic cars at Southward Car Museum.

uTours offers you flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space and the opportunity to connect with the Kāpiti that locals love.

Why chose uTours:

Travel only with your friends (max 10).

Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.

Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours.

You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation.

We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.

You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after.

May be available as a shore excursion, depending on your ship's schedule.

uTours – it really is all about you!
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6 to 8 hours
from US$194.81

Capital Creatives: Wellington Art Tour - Private Full Day

Your time in Wellington is short but your passion for art is big. Spend the day with a local artist, whilst checking out our stunning scenery.

We will take you to the art that matches your interests: Craft, Community, Conceptual or Portraiture, Sculpture and Cultural.

Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love.

Why chose a uTours private tour:

Travel only with your friends (maximum 10).

Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements.

Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours.

You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually the Port or your accommodation.

We will communicate with you quickly and clearly.

You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after.

Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule.

uTours – where it's all about you & the art!
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7 to 8 hours
from US$194.81
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Marlena D wrote a review Nov 2020
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Suzee had her work cut out for her with a mixed audience - young and old, local and non-local. She did an excellent job however of keeping us all entertained, and was able to adapt the programme to suit the weather and our varied interests. She has a wealth of knowledge about Wellington, and we enjoyed the surprise programme she had in store for us. The minibus was very comfortable, with nice big windows so we could sit back and enjoy the view. Would highly recommend Utours for any groups wanting to see a different side of Wellington and learn about its interesting history. Thanks Suzee!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Suzee_uTours, Owner at uTours
Responded 11 Nov 2020
Hello Marlena, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I really enjoyed being part of your Mum's birthday celebrations. It was a treat to look after you all for the morning. Thanks for choosing us. Suzee
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CruiseFan15 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ruskin, Florida59 contributions59 helpful votes
Our group of 4 adults booked the Half Day Wellington City Highlights Tour. The booking process was easy and communication between Suzee and us was always timely. We were met by Suzee as we exited the cruise ship. After we were settled into her clean and comfortable van, she asked if there was anything in particular we wanted to see . We were interested in scenic viewpoints (no shopping) and Suzee delivered. We were up close to the Wind Turbine with great views and scenic stops along the coast. Suzee provided tickets for the cable car. She walked us up to the cable car entry at the bottom. When Suzee saw how long the wait would be, she decided to drive us to the top entry instead to take the cable car down so we would not have to stand in the long lines. The guys mentioned airplanes and Suzee took us to an area near the airport where they got some great pictures of the planes taking off and landing. Suzee was upbeat and fun as well as informative during our tour. Even after the tour, Suzee followed up with emails and shared pictures with us. We highly recommend Suzee of uTours!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Suzee_uTours, Owner at uTours
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for your lovely review. I get such a lot of pleasure when people have a specific interest and we can match it to a Wellington activity. The plane spotting was fabulous. I'm so pleased I thought to ask if there were any plane enthusiasts. Avoiding the cable car queues is also something we pride ourselves on. No point in wasting time standing in a queue when you are only in town for such a short time. Spending time with your family was delightful. All the best, Suzee
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Mick C wrote a review Mar 2020
103 contributions44 helpful votes
Having Suzee guide around Wellington was like visiting a friend who lives in town and having them show us around, and as first time visitors this was the perfect way to see all we could in the day we were there while cruising New Zealand. Communication was excellent, pick up and drop off was directly at the port right next to the ship - so no messing about with shuttle buses into town - and back with plenty of time to spare. Although we put ourselves completely in Suzee's hands, the day was tailored to our wishes so it was easy to exclude things we weren't particularly keen on, and add in a few extras to suit what we were looking for - including a great coffee, and a hidden gem of a lunch spot we would never have found on our own. With a wife that doesn't cope particularly well in cars, she was put at-ease with Suzee's exemplary driving and comfortable car - a proper 5-star experience for a bespoke tour of Wellington - book with confidence. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Suzee_uTours, Owner at uTours
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi Mick, What a wonderful review. Thank you. I am so glad you got to experience Wellington (and our tour) the way we want people to. We want people to feel special and cared for in exactly the way you have described. I know from our travelling how much better we get to experience a city when we are shown around by a friend. It is fabulous to hear that we delivered that experience for both of you. All the best for your next big adventure. Suzee
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Fgreco369 wrote a review Mar 2020
Douglasville, Georgia13 contributions17 helpful votes
When we pulled into the port at Wellington, we were disappointed because of the weather. That all changed when Suzee from uTours Wellington met us. Her personality and love for her home was infectious. We started by going to a magnificent breakfast eatery and walked out with several unique items. Suzee walked with us around the streets of Wellington and took us to the exact places we wanted. Prior to our booking we communicated with uTours and told them what we wanted to see/buy. Suzee did all the legwork beforehand so that we had targeted locations to visit. We were had a fantastic day despite the weather. We cannot say enough positive things about our tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Suzee_uTours, Owner at uTours
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Wow, thank you for such a lovely review. I do love Wellington and feel very privileged to be able to share my home town with our visitors. I had a great day with your group. Our breakfast at Pie & Pickle truly was one out of the box. Take care, Suzee
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Peter J wrote a review Feb 2020
Wollongong, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Our group of ten mature travellers had two full days with Suzee and Jo. Every one of us agreed that we could not have had a better time, a better crew, a more informative, educational, enjoyable or entertaining excursion - twice. Thank you very much, ladies, for a brilliant introduction to your city and region. Although each of us had been to Wellington previously, we all saw, appreciated and learned so much more this time. We will be grateful for the opportunity to recommend UTours to all we know contemplating a visit to NZ. Well done, guys. Peter
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Response from Suzee_uTours, Owner at uTours
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thank you Peter and all your crew. We too had a fabulous time. We enjoyed spending two days together and getting to know you all. It was great having the time to show you more of our city and the wider region. Our wide ranging conversations, your many questions, eating in the sun at Poppies Winery & having an art focused day were stand outs for us. Thank you for being such great guests. All the best for your future adventures, Jo & Suzee
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