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Phone Number: 0064 4 904 2212
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Wellington Walking Tour...Don't Miss This One

Genie's a long-time resident of New Zealand and takes her tour participants on an insightful walking tour of Wellington's important historical buildings and sites, including Old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tghiemstra
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Genie's a long-time resident of New Zealand and takes her tour participants on an insightful walking tour of Wellington's important historical buildings and sites, including Old Saint Paul's Church and New Zealand's parliament buildings. Genie is energetic and funny; if you're a "walker", you'll enjoy your morning with her. Be ready to walk; it's more than a slow stroll in... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a cruise ship and wanted a small walking tour.We had a wonderful time on this walk. Highlights were Old St. Paul's, Parliament, new buildings. Once we took the cable car to the top it became a beautiful walk down thru the Botanical Gardens. The rose gardens was very special. We even saw a cricket game. Finished with... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So Wellington might not be the sexiest or most glamorous city you'll find. But, Gene is a wonderful tour guide with a ton of energy! She took us around town, to the capital, and to many sites. Due to poor weather, our botanical gardens portion was disrupted, but that has nothing to do with her. Gene kept her composure even... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Gene offers a fabulous walking tour of Wellington. Our groups of 10 walked from the ship to the nearby train station where we met up with Gene. Due to a rainy day, our itinerary had been adjusted to a walking tour inside the parliament buildings. It provided insights to how the parliamentary system differs from that of the USA. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Once again Gene gave us a fabulous tour. We had taken a walking tour with Gene in Wellington and prior to our London visit we contacted her to arrange for a walking tour there. Having been to London numerous times, we asked Gene to provide a tour of "out of the way" places and she didn't disappoint. Via email, we... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was traveling on a cruise down the coast of New Zealand and one stop was Wellington. Well, the cruise ship had few interesting options for Wellington tours so I did some research and found Genie. When I emailed, she got right back to me and made plans to meet us. The tour was absolutely spectacular! She knows a lot... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Gene met us at our hotel (we were an hour late arriving due to traffic) and bustled us right off to sights in the CBD, the gondola, the botanic gardens, the government area- always leaving us with a laundry list of things to return to. When we left her, we immediately picked up sandwiches and headed, as instructed, to the... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I sent Gene an email to inquire about a tour and she responded immediately! She gave clear, concise directions where she would meet us. Her knowledge and stories about Wellington are immense and greatly added to our walking tour. She is polite, speaks in a loud enough voice to be heard, and is a real gem! The price of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Gene met up with us right at our hotel and we were off on a wonderful walk all over the city. Her Knowledge of the ciy and its history is great. There were three in our group and she spoke loudly enough for us all to here. We saw so many sights, took a ride on the cable car, visited... More 

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Lower Hutt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gene modified a tour for us, taking into account that we had been to London previously. She devised a tour which included areas that we we unlikely to have been to before, and Gene got it right. She is a wonderful historian, the depth of her knowledge is outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in her company and... More 

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