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“Ship excursion. Private day tour”

Personally Yours Tours
Ranked #33 of 118 Tours in Brisbane
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since commencing operations in 1999, Personally Yours Tours has won numerous industry and business awards. We continue to provide personal and private tours of Brisbane and South East Queensland maintaining the idea of no fixed itinerary. The vehicle is a new luxury Toyota 'people mover' with no signwriting. We are licensed to operate at Brisbane airport and larger numbers can be catered for.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to find John on trip advisor. We had a ship diversion from one port to another and we had the lucky chance to have John available. He is so amazingly knowledgeable about everything in Brisbane and Australia itself. We were five people and extremely comfortable in his vehicle. We went to the Koala reserve sanctuary. He knew everything about all the animals. He was patient about our shopping and stops along the way. He took us to a great pub for lunch. A local shopping market and tour of all the neighborhoods. It was a fun, informative, great day. It may be our best private tour of our trip. (180 days)

Thank casakey
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We arranged for a private tour with John Donaldson. We arrived in the early morning after a long flight from the US. He conveniently met us right outside of customs. Because he is a tour guide, he is permitted to park nearby. We dropped out bags at our hotel and away we went. We requested a leisurely driving tour given our jet lag and that our room would not be ready until late afternoon. He delivered a beautiful drive into the highlands with a few scenic stops along with way. John is a wealth of knowledge. Very friendly and fun to be with.

Thank LauraWZ
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

I contacted John for a private day tour on the day our cruise ship had to dock at Brisbane. All communication before the trip was simple, quick and straightforward. I asked for advice of which places to visit which would suit my 65+ year old parents, hubby and I and 2 year old son. Very quickly John came up a plan for our day which included a visit to the lovely town of Boonah, a stop at a winery where we sampled some home grown wines and toddler son could stretch his legs amongst the cows and the many tractors! :), a quick lunch on the way to finish the day at the lovely Lone Koala Sanctuary. It was a great day and we're still finding ourselves reminiscing about it from time to time. John is like a walking encyclopedia. It was a pleasure hearing him go over topics such as the history of Brisbane, Australia and other general knowledge. I've never had the pleasuring of touring with such a charismatic and knowledgeable person. Lastly, as a mother, I was extremely apprehensive about touring for a whole day with a very energetic 2 year old in tow, however my worries were unfounded as it was evident that John is used to having small kids around him. Thanks John! you made our Brisbane tour a memorable one

Thank LaMariposaMalta
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Came to Brisbane via cruise ship, John picked us up and had us all day and dropped us off at ship 45 minutes before departure. John took us to through local neighborhoods, downtown area, the free swimming area, and the Koala sanctuary, which I have to say was my favorite! He had a lot of knowledge. I would recommend him for a very nice day out without the crowds of a bus tour!

Thank Pemberly198
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

JOHN DONALDSON ... the ultimate tour guide.... wow ..... we were traveling on the Solstice Ship (Celebrity) and made this private tour with John. He books up fast... so book early.

John was one of kind tour guides. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do for our group or answer any of questions - he knew it all.

We saw so much in comparison to the ship's tours. Places we went, stops for "non-touristy" lunch - scenery -- etc. can't be beat by any other guide than John. I would hire him again if we were ever to get a chance to go back.

We were a group of 10 -- a small group with a van that could go anywhere - and not big busses!

Kudos to John - you're the best!

Thank leslie s
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