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Genie's Walking Tours

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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Genie is a Gem

We wanted an overview of Wellington and thought genie's walking tour would meet all of our needs, and it did! Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. When our ship docked... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
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West Linn, Oregon, USA
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted an overview of Wellington and thought genie's walking tour would meet all of our needs, and it did! Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. When our ship docked, it was raining sideways! Gene met us at the railway station and gave us options since walking around the botanical garden didn't appear to be a good bet! She redesigned... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited Melbourne in February on a Holland America Cruise. Genie was very helpful in coordinating our tour. She provided us with a grand tour from the Railway Station, through the city, a ride on the cable car and a walk thru the Botanical Gardens. It was the best walking tour we have ever taken. Genie's knowledge of Wellington and... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Genie was a gracious, highly knowledgeable and informative, and energetic woman who filled us with history and culture as we walked about Wellington. She was communicative as we arranged the tour and was spot ready at the meeting time and place. Great tour, great person.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Our cruise from Melbourne to New Zealand was superb and rather than do the cruise ships tours we decided to research and do our own - that is how we found Genie's Walking Tours. We arranged to meet at the station as we were unable to meet on the docks due to recent earthquakes which made the area walking from... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My wife & I visited Wellington in January on the Noordam Cruise Ship. After seeing some reviews of Gene's walking tours on TripAdvisor before we went, we contacted Gene to see if we could do a walking tour with her. Her replies were very prompt, even though she was in transit coming home from London, giving us information about the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Genie's walking tour was the highlight of our visit to Wellington! It was a terribly gloomy and rainy morning and we were wondering whether anyone would be meeting us at the train station at all. But there was Genie, bright and early, all ready to take us for our walking tour despite the dreadful weather. And what a delight it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

If I ever go back to Wellington I will surely go with this fantastic tour guide..unfortunately for us she was in London when we went to Wellington but she gave us so many tips that it made our trip much better than it would have been without her advice. Kudos to her.

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Thank ellen h
London, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Gene is a most knowledgeable guide who clearly loves what she does. From the moment she met us in Welington Station through to the end, she kept us thoroughly entertained and informed. She answered all the questions knowledgeably and gave us information whenever asked. The walk covers a lot of ground but we took in most of the downtown area... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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139 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Genie knows her history and she knows Wellington, but best be ready to walk at a normal to fast pace. She met us at the train station; an easy 1/2 mile from the cruise port. I don't remember everything we saw (and won't until I download all our photos) but we saw Parliament, a beautiful and amazing old historical cemetery,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

We really enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour with Gene whom we thought showed us the highlights of Wellington. She recommended we visit Parliament after her tour. The Parliament tour is free and at the end of it we stayed on to visit a working session in the chambers which we found especially interesting. I highly recommend you book her... More 

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