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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 Chartered Tour? | Reviews

What is a Privately Chartered 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 really enjoyed our tour and Kerry was great. Unfortunately the heating in the van wasn't working so I was cold most of the day! Also thought if the tickets were prearranged this would have saved time at particular venues. Apart from those minor things we were impressed overall with the day.

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    - 11/06/2017
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland

    We had a limited amount of time and our guide was very good about making sure we saw everything we could see in that time. He was very well informed about the culture, history and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. A very good value for our money and highly recommended.

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    - 10/04/2017
  • ReviewPrivately Chartered Tour 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland 1 Day Auckland : Waitomo : Rotorua : Auckland

    Glowworm caves were more impressive than we expected, Te Puia was as expected, and Polynesian Spa less than expected. We had some car trouble on our trip (a holiday in NZ) which complicated matters because no repair service was open to help. My husband assisted our driver to duck tape a hose in the engine, so that with a prayer we could return to Auckland.

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    - 30/01/2017
  • 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