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New Zealand Private Tours

“Would you prefer the flexibility and privacy of travelling around New Zealand with your own personal guide? Our privately chartered tours provide you with unique travelling experiences, in areas of our country that the larger group coach tours can't go, with the personal touch.”

New Zealand Private Tours | What is a Privately Charted Tour? | Reviews

What is a Privately Charted Tour?

Private Touring

New Zealand Private TouringRelaxing Journeys have a selection of exciting privately guided tours designed specifically for couples and small groups who wish to experience the splendour of New Zealand and its surrounds at a leisurely stress free pace. Our tours are professionally guided, intimate, relaxing and safe.

Customised To Suit

Our private tour itineraries provide you with an immersive 'kiwi' experience, however due to their 'private' nature, itineraries can be amended and tweaked to suit your particular requirements, often at no additional cost. Transfers to and from the airport are often possible and we can arrange pre & post tour accommodation if you wish to extend your tour into a longer NZ experience.

Travel in Comfort & Style

Whilst individual vehicles vary according to the private tour you choose, they all feature seating designed for comfortable touring and seatbelts, large panoramic windows & air-conditioning. All our touring vehicles are maintained to the highest standards and boast the very latest safety features. But the biggest benefit of all is that they can take you to many places the big tour coaches can’t.

Friendly, Professional Tour Hosts

Our guides are passionate about their country and love nothing more than showing it off to travellers from across the world. Every custom tour is fully accompanied by a tour host who will ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly, provide you with friendly advice and give you a fresh insight into our country. They’re only too happy to go that extra mile to make sure you have the holiday you want. European language speaking guides and driver/guides are also availble on some tours.

Daily Departures

Our private Tours operate daily providing you with excellent flexibility when planning your tour start date to coincide with your flights or other holiday arrangements.

Kiwi Flavour

Our unique private touring itineraries have been designed by kiwi's to showcase our country and regions at their best, and include activities and sightseeing opportunities that overseas agents & operators won't even know about.

New Zealand Privately Chartered Tour Reviews

Some of Relaxing Journeys past private touring clients have sent us their feedback on their return home. Their insights can help you decide on the itinerary best suited to your travel plans. We've listed the most recent reviews below.

  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland

    We took a private tour so we could do things that we wanted to at our own pace. A fun, informative, relaxing day went perfectly. Thank you!

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    - 18/05/2016
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland City Sights 1 Day Auckland City Sights

    A highly recommended tour with spectacular scenery and well planned schedule. We would also like to thank Cam (guide), Paul (driver) and Mani (tour consultant in Relaxing Journeys) for their professional services.

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    - 04/01/2015
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland City Sights 1 Day Auckland City Sights

    Our tour with driver Peter was wonderful. He was most attentive to all our needs, even running overtime as we were having so much fun! Peter was most informative about all aspects of Auckland. It was so nice to have such personalised service after being part of a crowd on board the cruise ship excursions. Please thank him once again on our behalf.

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    - 22/03/2014
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Coast to Coast: East to West 1 Day Coast to Coast: East to West

    We had a great experience. Our guide was amazing and provided lots of information and gave us a wonderful experience and much person attention. We appreciated Kirby's help in arranging all of the details and her patience in working with us. We would highly recommend your group. LOVED NEW ZEALAND. Thanks for everything.

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    - 20/02/2013
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland

    We had a wonderful time with Kerry on our tour to Waitomo & Rotorua. He was waiting for us at 7am in front of our hotel and we had a nice view of the countryside on our way to Waitomo. My husband has an interest in horticulture and Kerry was very knowledgeable about the trees and plants. We arrived just in time for the 1st tour of the glow worm caves and we got to see a glow worm snag a moth!! After the tour we were off to Rotorua. Even though the weather was a bit rainy we stopped at lots of interesting places and had a most delicious lunch. We ended out tour at the Agrodome, just in time for the last show of the day. Perfect planning on Kerry's part! On the way home, Kerry took a quick side trip to Hobbitton after hearing that we were planning a Lord of the Rings tour the next week. We arrived back in Auckland just after sunset. A warm thank you to Kerry for a great day full of sights, but we never felt rushed. Just a fun and relaxed day.

    - 20/06/2010