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Toru Tours

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Address: 37b Bel Air Drive | Hillsborough, Auckland 1061, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 274 570 011
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Come on our personalized 3-Hour tour, showing you the highlights of what...

Come on our personalized 3-Hour tour, showing you the highlights of what makes this city of Auckland so special. From the diverse eateries to the many Volcanoes, to the working farm,and beautiful gardens that we have. We can guide you to Auckland's best shopping, cuisine and sights. Along the way, you'll learn about the Maori culture and settler history. We will meet local people and share stories which provide you with an enriching experience. Small groups (16max and yes we even take 1) increases the quality of the tour, so you can ask as many questions as you like. We get plenty of time to stretch our legs with 4 stops along the way. Let us show you 'our Auckland'.

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Nice way to get an overview of Auckland

We had only one day in Auckland so this tour was ideal for us to get a feel for the city. We managed to see many of the city highlights in a short period of time along with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce45069
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had only one day in Auckland so this tour was ideal for us to get a feel for the city. We managed to see many of the city highlights in a short period of time along with a running commentary from Paul our guide. Comfortable small bus which picked us up at our hotel. Recommend to anyone pressed for... More 

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Thank Bruce45069
Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Having only a short time in Auckland, I am really pleased you enjoyed the tour, and that you felt comfortable. Safe Journeys. Paul. More 

Beaver Dam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Thank you, Paul, for a lovely afternoon around Aukland. Our tour was just the right length, I liked the variety of all we saw, especially the sheep in the park, and that we could frequently get off the bus to stretch our legs a bit. We had just a couple of days in Aukland and this tour was ideal for... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. People are so fascinated by how much there is to see in Auckland. So I am pleased we were able to get you to see so much, in a short amount of time. May the rest of your journeys go well. Paul. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great personalised tour by Paul. Made us feel very welcome. We saw a lots of great places in the three hours . Like the winter gardens, the hobby farm at One Tree Hill, Mt Eden & more. He gave his great knowledge in the commentary, history of places we went to. Very worth the money we paid. We did the... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes there is lots to see in Auckland, and it is great that you got a real feel for the place in a short time. Safe Journeys. Paul. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I knew we were arriving early on a Sunday and couldn't get into where we were staying, so we thought we would book a relaxing tour. Best decision of the trip. Paul was engaged and engaging, informed and entertaining, and best of all, we were the only two on the bus. Very highly recommended.

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. My tour takes a lot of stress out of coming to a new city, and knowing what to see. Safe journeys. Paul. More 

Edgewater, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My wife and I booked this tour on very short notice and Paul, the owner/guide arrived at our hotel within 25 minutes. It turned out that we were the only guests on the bus, so we had a very personalized tour. Paul is a very friendly, positive and outgoing person who answered all our questions, provided interesting insights about New... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is always nice when you are a foreign city, to find someone willing to help you with your journeys. I am really pleased you enjoyed the tour. Paul. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 boys, ages 9 and 12) took Paul's tour in early September. We decided on the tour since we only had two days in Auckland. Booking was prompt and Paul was accommodating when two members in our group had to cancel. The tour van is on the older side, but adequate for the... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure hosting you all. Paul More 

Hokianga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Small coach, intimate experience and Paul's personality is second to none. This is a great and easy way to enjoy an introduction to Auckland. Don't be just another passenger be a VIP. Thanks Paul for creating memorable experiences.

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We like to treat all of our guests as VIP's, which you are. Safe Journeys. Paul. More 

Rye
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Paul's small-group tours are a terrific way to see the highlights of Auckland. Even in the wet weather, the panoramic views of the city and harbour were stunning. Not only is Paul a knowledgeable guide, but his pride in his city and it's history comes through in his commentary.

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you noted Auckland is a great city, and it is best to get away from downtown. Small group is the way to if you want to get a local feel for the place. Thanks again and safe journeys. Paul. More 

Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a small tour bus which we preferred and Paul was knowledgeable about the areas that he took us. The highlights were interesting enough , "No Tree Hill" etc and driving past the riches homes was interesting too. My husband has a bad back and he was comfortable on this tour except at the end we were meeting up... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you found Auckland interesting, and as being a small tour we get to see lots more of the city. Yes we had a tour backing up after our tour, and we try to to our best to get you as close to where you want to go, which was the viaduct. I... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

As you can read from the other reviews Paul is a great tour guide and a very nice person. His 3-hour tour is just the perfect amount of time to provided an overview of Auckland, and still leave time to shop, explore etc. on your own. It was a pleasure to tour with him in his very comfortable van -... More 

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Torutours, Owner at Toru Tours, responded to this review

I am really pleased that you got to see what a great city Auckland is, and in the right amount of time. Paul More 

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