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Wellington Sightseeing Tours
Wellington City Sightseeing with Xplor Tours
Enjoyable Wellington Tours Xplor


From my very first contact with Richard Bialy in February 2019 to the actual tour in March 2020, his commitment to working together was beyond compare. I have organized tours world-wide and must say Richard made it easy to ‘go outside the wheelhouse’ with this extraordinary day. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Kudos to you, Richard. Till we return to Wellington!


We enjoyed our tour of Wellington. Ray was very considerate, informative and very concerned about our enjoyment of his tour. Even though half of our group was late due to the change of arrival in port, he made sure we were comfortable waiting for them, so everyone could enjoy the tour. We enjoyed his humorous way of revealing all the wonderful things about Wellington. The Tutti-Fruitti ice cream was a great way to finish the tour. I liked the way he showed where we had been, using the antenna as a point of reference. I highly recommend this tour.


We thoroughly enjoyed our city tour of Wellington. We had limited time to see the city as we arrived by cruise ship and were in port for one day. Richard, our driver/guide, certainly made the most of it for the small tour group. Before arriving, I didn’t think there was much to see in this capital city, but Richard made sure we saw most major attractions in the half-day tour. It turned out to be a most pleasant day and an informative, enjoyable tour. He had great recommendations for how to spend the rest of our day post-tour as well. Richard knows his city, has a great sense of humor, and made sure that everyone had an enjoyable time. He surprised us all with special edible treats; a nice touch. Thanks Richard!


The tour was excellent and Ray our guide was full of information, humorous and exciting. I liked the fact that he is a Steam Punk aficionado, and I will never forget the trip to the bay when I saw the dolphins playing in the sea, the cable car ride, Botanical Gardens, eating ice cream and seeing the studios where the Lord of the Rings was made, seeing the largest green screen in the world, was so awesome, it made the trip to New Zealand a time I will always treasure. A fantastic way to celebrate my birthday.


If you only take one excursion in New Zealand, take this one! We were picked up directly at the pier on a very windy Wellington day for this beyond excellent small group tour. Richard (guide and operator) is knowledgeable, polite, entertaining and most personable. The 3.5 hour tour was comprehensive, concise and we were returned to our ship on time. Book now to avoid disappointment!


Awesome…awesome tour. Ask for Brian Hall. He was excellent. We saw all the sights and then some. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. You couldn’t ask for a better tour and the price was great.