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What can beat a summer’s day spent among the vineyards and idyllic countryside in and around Auckland? Not much at all, especially with your own private guide whisking you off to a few well chosen wineries away from the crowds.
If you’re not sold on the idea already here are a few reasons why it pays to go on a private wine tour.
Getting from A to B – seamless and stress-free
Being stuck in traffic, getting lost, and showing up late will leave you hot, tired and frustrated - not to mention missing out on those hard to find wineries, tucked away off the beaten track. A driver and guide who knows the area is invaluable – you get to see what you set out to see – sometimes a little more as you stop off for unplanned photo opportunities or that little antique shop you passed on the way.
What’s the plan?
You’re on holiday and want to relax. Or you’re here on business, ahead of schedule, and need a day off. Either way, a personal tour takes the planning - and driving - out of your hands. All you have to do is book the tour and wait for your personal guide to pick you up from your door. It’s as simple as that.
A professional tour guide will not only know the area like the back of their hand but will also know the winemakers themselves. It goes without saying you stand to benefit from that one-off tasting no other tourist gets, ditto the behind-the-scenes tour of the cellars, or that special detour through the vineyard owner’s private olive grove.
Being looked after
Who doesn’t like being spoilt and having a special day? On a private tour you can completely relax and let someone else sweat the small stuff. You won’t need to worry about where to stop for petrol, where to park the car or where the nearest toilet is. Your guide will have that covered. They’ll also remember those often-forgotten essentials that can make or break your day. Sunscreen and sunhats or an umbrella in case it rains. Or snacks, paracetamol and water to keep you refreshed along the way. It’s all those little personal touches that count.
The best-laid plans sometimes go awry but if changes do need to be made, there’s no panic as your guide can make critical changes on the fly to suit your needs and timetable.
Last but not least….safety
You cannot drink and drive, it’s as simple as that. Sure, you could designate someone to be the sober driver, but really it’s a day to relax for everyone. A personal driver will take the decision out of your hands and drive you home safely.
Not into group travel? Neither are we.
At Boutique Wine Tours we create personal and unique experiences for wine lovers in an intimate and engaging Kiwi way with luxury transport, exquisite wine, friendly guides and a generous sprinkling of the all-important special touches.
Our small, private wine tours to Kumeu and Matakana are tailored just for you; with your itinerary, your friends and the freedom to adapt along the way.
Visit our website www.boutiquewinetours.co.nz to find out more.
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