We visited Brisbane on a cruise ship..The Maasdam..in October 2017. A member of our Cruise Critic group had set up a tour with John for six people. Prior to the cruise, we had communicated with John several times via email. He was always very responsive to our questions. When the ship arrived in Brisbane, he was waiting for us and off we went in a new air conditioned mini van. John has lived in Brisbane for quite awhile and has an impressive knowledge of the city and it's environs. We started off with a tour of some of the beautiful older residential neighborhoods. Then, we headed downtown for a tour of the city. We had an nice visit to the Cathedral [ and witnessed a "tourist" wedding for a Japanese couple ]. John then took us to several other interesting sights around the downtown area. For lunch , he took us to an old hotel with a neat bar and delicious food. In the afternoon, we headed out to a wild life park. The park was extremely well done and we were able to get up close and personal with many of Australia's interesting animals. On the way back to the ship, John drove us to us to the top of a mountain that gave us an outstanding view of the city and the surrounding area...We thoroughly enjoyed our day with John. He is a true professional and who truly loves to show off his beautiful city to visitors. We would highly recommend John to anyone visiting Brisbane !!!
John and Shari Hildebrandt
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