Richard is now a freelance guide or driver/guide, he has vast experince in all aspects of touring and can be hired as either a guide or a driver/guide for a Day's Sightseeing or Several Days Touring.(with or without a vehicle),Even Motorcycle Touring.
Being able to assist on planning your tour with local knowledge is a huge advantage! Alot of agents have only heard of New Zealand !!
Tourism New Zealand has often engaged his services for visiting travel agents, media,documentory film crews and the likes.
Richard especialy enjoys looking after small groups of out going, like minded travelors & friends, most parties are generaly from 2 and up to 10 people max.(one-off non-package tours)
He can help you or your travel agent plan your trip or suggest ideas keeping in mind clients interests, touring times,accomodation & standards expected.
If your are looking to make the most of your South Island & New Zealand holiday, with a friendly out going & fun guide, showing you his own back yard, consider and enjoy Richards services as many travelors from all parts of the world have.
He will introduce you to a refered guide of similair outlook if not available himself,Which also applies for North Island Touring.
A Full member of The Professional Association of Tour Guides in New Zealand - Pro Guides New Zealand .
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Approximately 8 years ago ,after I dissolved my partnership in a transport tour company I established & operated for 14 years carrying out similar services, but with staff & a fleet.
2. What is your company's mission?
To give clients a friendly personal and unforgettable tour in New Zealand. "Why tour like sheep, when your tour can be more unique?"
3. What does your company specialize in?
General sightseeing & touring mainly in the South Island of New Zealand. I'm not so much of a company rather a one man operation.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Richard Gallagher. 16+ years experience in touring in New Zealand,for various organisations ,travel & Inbound tour companies previously, as well as on own account. Including visiting travel media, Tourism NZ ,various embassies, Private Jet handling companies etc. Plus various coordination roles ,shore excursions etc.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Everything I do now is One-off so I do not do package tours as such, unless for travel organisations whom I may take tours for.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
Various, but on more than one occasion, with very well traveled small parties, that this was the best tour they had enjoyed in their travels around the World. One of these being visiting travel media.