“Why Tour Like Sheep ; When Your Tour Can Be More Unique”
With your own private driver & guide NZ Tour Guide Services are your people on the ground, run by Richard and Heather Gallagher. Both born and bred fifth generation kiwi's, Richard is one of New Zealand's most versatile freelance Tour Guides and Driver Guides.
With years of professional tourism experience behind him, and a fun, friendly approach to guiding, you can trust your tour in New Zealand will be one to remember and safely driven.
Heather has recently come to assist guide and drive visitors locally. She guides, co-ordinates and takes cruise ship excursions plus offers a Meet & Greet Service for Inbound Travel Agents clients arriving in Christchurch. As well as enjoying guiding cycle tours.
We really enjoy showing folks from all over the world, across our beautiful country. Tourism New Zealand engages our services for accompanying various travel/media clients helping advertise & show case NZ to the World.
For a tour that's interesting and informative, with plenty of fun and with locals, contact NZ Tour Guide Services and keep up with us on:
NZ Tour Guide Services offers personal tour guide or driver guiding services for individuals or small groups. We cater to all travellers; holiday makers, families, media, film or TV crews, trade and company delegations even VIP's or dignitaries.
Our services are on a private hire or charter basis. We can be available for all or part of your New Zealand visit.
Advanced bookings are essential, and our rates are costed on your actual requirements. Because we deal direct with you, with no middle men, our prices are competitive. We aim to provide same day reply. Quotes; costings and planning will take a little longer and we are flexible on how we achieve this.
DRIVER / GUIDING:
NEW ZEALAND TOURING:
NORTH ISLAND TOURING:
SOUTH ISLAND TOURING:
LOCAL TOURING & SIGHTSEEING:
- NZ LTSA passenger service operators licence #32243, issued 1990.
- NZ commercial driver licences for small or large vehicles.
- Granted exemptions to operate transport tour services by all regional and district councils in New Zealand.
- Department Of Conservation Approved: for visits & short walks in most National Parks & Reserves in NZ.
- Milford Sound Road Winter Accredited Driver.
- Full member of Proguides New Zealand
Robert & Nilufer UK
Always wanted to come to NZ. Have been to many countries but Richard as a guide is in a class of his own. His knowledge encompasses everything and he ensures that all his passengers are well. Wish we could do it again!
Mairi Tallinn, Estonia
Dear Richard, Very special thanks for all the warm welcome that we have received from you!! We really appreciated your kind help and care taking us around the splendid South Island and making our trip a real never-to-be-forgotten experience! It was really enjoyable to spend time in your company as you are an extremely friendly person and a very professional guide. Few days have passed, and I still feel like under the spell of the extraordinary magic beauty of your country, wishing that I could spend much more time there…And once more, thank you a lot for the “LOTR moments” I really cherished! My very best regards,
Bob Hansen Wichita, KS, USA
Dear Richard,you assisted us with the Friends University Alumni Group several years ago.The service was outstanding and we are looking forward to working with you in the future. You just drove the Buck family around the South Island. They were happy and had so many favorable comments about you and the service. Thanks for a job well done.
Brian and Christine Rooks Bedford, England
We had a fabulous tour of the South Island with you Feb/March this year and spent a week in and around Christchurch as well.
The vast amount of information you generated as we travelled around and your charming personality and sense of humour made our first trip to NZ so memorable.