NEW ZEALAND PRIVATE TOURS
Make your New Zealand holiday dream a reality.
Peruse our itineraries for private guided tours throughout the unique and breathtaking wonders of New Zealand. Adventure, culture, food and wine await on our New Zealand Private Tours.
Private tours offer a way to see and do exactly what you want to do while visiting this beautiful country. You can choose from one of our carefully crafted itineraries or we can help you create a bespoke itinerary to meet your particular needs. Every part of your tour is customisable – be it locations, accommodations, transport, experiences, activities, or food.
Our expert team at New Zealand Guided Tours are committed to crafting unforgettable experiences for our guests. We have cultivated relationships throughout the country that allow us to provide you and your travel companions with the holiday of a lifetime.
What is a Private Tour?
Private tours are those catering only to the needs of you and your chosen traveling companions. You can choose where to go, how to get there, where to stay, what to do, whether to have a guide or not, and what to eat and drink. Best of all, you will be traveling only with those you know and love. These tours are run only for you.
These type of tours offer the unique advantage of allowing you quality time with your companions. You can move at your own pace and do only those things you truly want to do. Trips each have their own personalities – whether they are family vacations, honeymoons, a friends getaway, or a business gathering. Private tours can be crafted to meet those individual needs.
You can choose exactly what you want for your holiday and our team at New Zealand Guided Tours will make all of the arrangements. This saves you from the stress of planning and allows you the freedom to immerse yourself in your trip. Your only job is to tell us what you are looking for and we will take care of the rest. Or, if you prefer, you can choose from one of the itineraries we have already curated. These options range from 7 days up to 30 days and offer private guided experiences throughout both the North and South Islands. We have selected only the best amenities for these special tours. Any of our listed itineraries can also be customised to suit your particular needs.
Customising Your Private Tour
There are several ways you can customise your private tour. These details are what make a tour perfectly suited for you and your travel companions.
Transportation. How you get around the country is a crucial element to your tour. Our tours come with a luxury touring vehicle to suit your group size, which your tour guide will drive for you. The rest is up to you! You can choose to bike, boat, drive a sports car, or fly from destination to destination if you so desire.
Accommodation. Where you rest your head is another important part of your experience. Budget options include motels and apartments. Luxury options include luxury lodges, private estates, retreats, and 5 star resorts.
Activities. New Zealand is considered the adventure capital of the world. There is no shortage of adrenaline pumping options for those seeking a thrill. Biking, hiking, white water rafting, mountain climbing, surfing, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, and bungee jumping are all possible here. For those seeking a more cultural experience, there are natural historic sites, museums, galleries, and shops to explore. If you are seeking a more gastronomical foray, there is world class dining to savor as well as some of the finest wineries to visit.
Guides. We provide an experienced guide and if required a translator for your tour. Our guides are all knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, and accommodating. They are also excited to show visitors the real New Zealand beyond the typical tourist sights.
So, your only job is to tell us what your preferences are and we can arrange a customised private tour to make your dream a reality.
What are the Costs?
The cost for your private tour is dependent on several factors. Duration of the trip – the longer the trip the more you will need to pay. Our pre-arranged itineraries vary in range from 7 days to 30 days. Time of year – New Zealand, like most popular tourist destinations, has high and low seasons with varying rates. Summer (December – February) is the most expensive time to visit. Accommodation – there are more budget friendly options versus more luxury accommodations to choose from which can greatly affect overall cost. Most of our pre-arranged private tours offer 4 or 5 star stays. Group size – the more people traveling with you can actually decrease the price paid per traveller. Activities – there are varying prices for different types of activities. Destinations – visits to the most popular locales such as Rotorua and Queenstown can be much more expensive than smaller, lesser known destinations.
For specific price options, click on the individual itineraries listed above. For a fully customised private tour, after we parse out and analyse your particular needs, we can calculate a quote tailored for you.
Feel free to contact us directly with specific enquiries.
Why Take a Private Tour?
What exactly are the benefits of taking a private guided tour? Is this the right choice for you and your travel companions? Is it worth the expense?
Private tours in New Zealand allow you to travel with only those people you want to travel with.
Meeting new people while on vacation can certainly add to your overall experience. There is always the risk, though, that you will be stuck dealing with a person or persons who you do not get along with. That negative interaction can spoil an otherwise good holiday. With a private tour, you get to choose your travel companions – spouse, family, friends, colleagues – it is entirely up to you. And, you will certainly still have the opportunity to interact with people outside of your traveling group if you choose.
You can take exactly the kind of trip you want.
A private tour allows you the freedom to experience the itinerary of your choice. Whether you choose from one of our carefully crafted tour options or plan an entirely bespoke tour, you can see the parts you really want to see. Perhaps you only want to visit the most popular destinations or get off the beaten path. Perhaps you are a foodie and wine connoisseur seeking the best sauvignon blanc. Perhaps you are a Tolkien fan who wants to walk in Frodo’s footsteps. Perhaps you are an adrenaline junkie hoping to bungee jump or ski in an exotic setting. Whatever your desire, a private tour is the best way to make it come true.
On a private tour, you set the schedule.
One valuable benefit of a private tour is the ability to begin on any day you choose. As the tour is designed specifically for you and your group, you can decide when it begins and ends. You do not have to cater to a larger group or tour company’s schedule or timetable. This allows you to fit the tour into your schedule and not the other way around. Also, you can more easily alter the day’s activities if you desire.
Private tours allow you to have a more personally rewarding experience.
On a private guided tour, you truly have the opportunity to have a more enriching experience than with a group or even on your own. Our tours allow you to dive deeper and discover the heart and soul of New Zealand. Places and people that are not overshadowed by tourists and commerce. You can fully engage in your surroundings to make the most of your holiday.
Book your private guided tour today!