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“Best Personal Tour Ever!”

Eye See Personalised Private Tours
Ranked #3 of 86 Tours in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: I offer premium, sustainable, tailor-made tours to Tasmania, catering to the most discerning of guests. My tours are individualised, top quality, friendly and professional, down to the smallest detail. Unforgettable memories are created whilst experiencing the highlights, wonders and things to do in Tasmania.There may be cheaper ways to experience Tasmania, but may not offer the professional, personalised involvement. "See Tasmania as a Guest Not Just a Tourist"
Bellmore, New York
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308 reviews
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“Best Personal Tour Ever!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We visited Hobart on a cruise out of Sydney. We had never done a tour on a cruise that was not booked by the cruise ship. We took a chance before leaving the states and Googled a few tours to try a few on our own. We hit a Gold Mine with Judy Livingston and her Purple Tour Van. Judy was timely on pick up and took us to places others can't experience. We bonded as friends right a way and she even had a picnic lunch for us that we enjoyed along the river. Her knowledge and experience can not be beat by anyone. She knew all of the people on our stops personally and we were not steered to any outrageous gift shops or tourist traps.We discussed that trip cost over e-mails before hand, and she didn't even ask for a cent until we were completely satisfied and back to our ship way in time for sail away. Each month we still receive an e-mail and a copy of her Purple Page, and enjoy all the happenings in Tasmania. As a retired law enforcement officer, take my word on this, when in Tasmania look up this tour company, She's fair, honest and worth every penny, for a great trip.

Visited February 2012
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GowithESPT, Owner at Eye See Personalised Private Tours, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
WE had a great day together. It is so much fun for guests and my self when we can have a chat other people who live and work in Tasmania's tourism industry. I am so glad you enjoy the monthly Purple Page it keeps holiday memoriesalive longer.
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Hobart
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“Great Day out”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Judy gave us a terrific day touring wineries with a lovely lunch. Thank you and would recommend this company to anyone.

Visited November 2012
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GowithESPT, Owner at Eye See Personalised Private Tours, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
It was wonderful to share a great end of year Christmas function with some local guests. The weather, wine, food, cheese and company were perfect.
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Snohomish, Washington
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“Tasmania highlights - Purple Style”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Judy does a great job.

It’s nice to have an all-inclusive trip well planned for us.

We had a short time in Hobart and Judy made sure that we got to the highlights that were important to us…in purple her own purple style.

I was thrilled to have a home-made lunch prepared in a local sustainable fashion, and for making sure we all got to try Vegemite!

Judy is fun, professional and even did a great job with our grumpy husbands.

Great job!

Visited October 2012
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GowithESPT, Owner at Eye See Personalised Private Tours, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
We had a lovely day at Mt Field. Due to the varied mobility of the group I had the chance to spend time with the "grumpy husbands" in a slower pace, just chatting and enjoying the wonderful temperate rainforest. (the husbands weren't really grumpy)
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Hong Kong
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“Eye See make us see a beautiful Tasmania”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We traveled around Tasmania with Eye See for 6 days. We just needed to tell Judy what we wanted and she did all the rest for us. Everything was well prepared by her, especially the lovely homemade lunch. It was the best way to enjoy a relaxing holiday without worrying where to go, where to eat....etc.

Visited October 2012
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GowithESPT, Owner at Eye See Personalised Private Tours, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We did have an exciting time together experiencing many of our wonderful attractions. Local food, fresh oysters and wine was certainly a highlight of your visit to Tasmania.
We still have lots of Tasmania to explore next time together.
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Beaverton, Oregon
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“Eye See no reason you should choose another tour...”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

What else is there to say that other reviewers haven't already said? We are so pleased that we chose this tour and it is absolutely true that within moments you feel like you're visiting Tasmania with a good friend. The tour group is small and by small, I mean it's just you and your guide; this is truly a personalized experience. Judy has a fantastic personality with a slightly mischievous (benignly so!) sense of humor and a profound wealth of knowledge. We had the fortune of having a second guide with us, John, who Judy is training to conduct tours. He was warm and also incredibly knowledgeable, and anyone will be lucky to end up with either of them. When I contacted Judy to book a tour, I admitted that we were trying to jam as much into a day trip as possible, and she obliged with the two main attractions being Port Arthur and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Stops were made along the way to take in historic Richmond and a sampling of the endless natural/geological wonders Tasmania offers. Additionally, we had morning tea, a delicious lunch prepared by Judy herself and some additional surprises by the end of the tour that I'll just choose to keep a surprise. While the price point is probably higher than a large group van or bus tour, nothing can match the flexibility, information, amenities and flat out fun that a tour like this can provide. I can't say enough about this, but I think you all get the idea. Hobart is beautiful but a little sleepy - get out of town for a day (or more - they arrange multi-day tours too) and see more of what Tasmania offers!

Visited September 2012
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GowithESPT, Owner at Eye See Personalised Private Tours, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
We had a brilliant time together and it was a bonus day, having two locals taking care of you. John and I both enjoyed ourselves immensely and loved show casing our scenery, history and what Tasmania has to offer.
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