What our Customers say about our tours…..

Chateau, Kapiti & Somes Island Trip – Apr22

Hi, I Just want to say a big thank you for the wonderful trip you organised for us.

You could probably tell how much I enjoyed it all.

Some of the highlights for me were the zen boat trip on peaceful Lake Rotomahana, going up in the Skywaka for lunch at the Pinnacles, & being welcomed into Ngati Toa territory by Manaaki on Kapiti Island. And learning about the history of Matiu/Somes Island, & discovering Stonehenge Aotearoa, & being entertained by those cheeky kaka at Zealandia, oh, & finally getting to experience those magnificent gardens in Hamilton…. Everything!

And you, David, made it all happen, & made the trip so special for us with your superb planning, your enthusiasm & your great care of us all.

If I could have made one change it would have been to give us two or three free hours in Wellington. I love places like art galleries so I would have zoomed to see the latest exhibition at Te Papa & visited the National Portrait Gallery which we were very close to a couple of times (& I had to restrain  myself from going in to on Saturday!)

Having said that, I wouldn’t have wanted to give up any of the activities you had scheduled in for us, & I thought the trip was just the right length.

So thank you for a memorable experience. You are a fabulous tour guide.

Margo

 

Art Deco & East Cape Tour – Feb22

We joined on to the 2022 trip to Napier Art Deco weekend. Despite this having to be scaled back to a smaller event because of Covid, David organized an interesting & busy 9 days. Even though Napier was the main attraction, the drive back to Whangarei took us to places in New Zealand we had never been.

David is always willing to listen to feedback from the group about how things can be improved, or new places that could have been included. We thoroughly enjoyed our time away & look forward to our next adventure.

Brian & Gail

 

Art Deco & East Cape Tour – Feb22

A very successful “Art Deco & East Cape Tour” very well organized and led by  David Moss of You, Me & Friends. Thanks also for getting us home safely.

Laureen

 

Art Deco & East Cape Tour – Feb22

Thank you David for another amazing tour, with so much to see and do you go out of your way to make that possible can’t wait for my next one.

Maureen 

 

Art Deco & East Cape Tour – Feb22

Absolutely endorse Maureen’s comments.

Gay

 

Two Islands Tour – Tiritiri Matangi & Waiheke – Feb 22

Thank you very much for the wonderful way and manner in which you undertook this trip.  This was the first trip I have done in a group so was a little apprehensive about going with a group of “unknowns”.   Suffice to say that I so thoroughly enjoyed myself I cannot wait to see when there will be another chance for me to join your one of your groups again.   I would even do the same trip again – albeit with a little more time in Waiheke.  I have been raving on and extolling the good name of your company to all I meet and a number of people have indicated an interest. All the best for you upcoming rave in Hawkes Bay.

Shirley 

 

Great Barrier Getaway – Feb 22

Thank you David for chronicling our trip for those not there to enjoy. Well done .Thoroughly enjoyed myself & looking forward to my next trip.

Annette

 

Great Barrier Getaway – Feb 22

“Thank you for a great trip… it was all so good… congrats for excellent planning!!”

Carol

 

Great Barrier Getaway – Jan 22

“We can highly recommend travelling with David Moss at You, Me & Friends. He always makes sure you have a wonderful time, is very caring, considerate and always goes the extra mile for us all. Thank you David for giving us the opportunity to go back to the Barrier having been there previously in 2003, we always talked about going back one day. Such a cool, relaxing place to visit. Not forgetting Russell with his local knowledge and humour added to the enjoyment of touring the Island.”

Doug & Jean

 

Great Barrier Getaway – Jan 22

“Recently my wife and I visited Great Barrier Island on a tour run by ‘You, Me & Friends’.    This trip was well crafted. However, for us, what stood out was the professional manner in which our ‘Tour Leader’, owner/operator paid attention to our needs. David Moss would have to be one of a kind compared to our experiences of other tour companies that we have used over the years.”

Peter & Helen 

 

Coromandel Explorer Tour – Jan 22

“I can’t thank David from You, Me & Friends Tours enough, for the wonderful time I’ve had, with 4 other women , travelling around the Coromandel.  David leaves nothing unturned. With his caring considerate nature for everyone’s needs. Looking after us SO WELL. Such a wonderful  itinerary , full of interesting places to explore, with fun and laughter. Thank You SO MUCH , David.”

Joy 

 

BNI: Whiskey-Poker-BBQ Xmas Function – Dec 21

“Hey, thanks for tonight Dave – awesome job organising the evening! This was a fun night!”

Neal

 

BIG Staff Day out! Northland wine & food tour (with The Curious Food Train!) – Dec 21

“Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks , and didn’t think everyone would participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day.  I had a big shop yesterday getting all my favourites and have to return to the Indian shop to get the mini Bhakharwadi as they had run out. Looking forward to next years event!

Karyn

 

Goldmines, Caves, & Hobbits Tour – Jun21

“I have been on several of David’s Tours and I can’t say enough of the dedication of David’ in making his tour itineraries so interesting. I highly recommend  You Me and Friend’s small group tours”

 Maureen

 

BIG Sculpture Day Out! – Gibbs Farm & The Sculptureum – Dec 20

“Fabulous day David, Thank you so much for organising it. Best day out I have had in years. Who said travel is dead when you have travel hosts like you. Well fed, well watered and well organised!”

Carolyn

 

BIG Sculpture Day Out! – Gibbs Farm & The Sculptureum – Dec 20

Thank you David for such a great day. The Gibbs farm is so great to see…I never realised what good things were behind those gates as we drove past often. The food stops (most were first time experience) were tasty, and the wine later was pretty amazing too. Thanks so much and we hope we can do it again. Lots of fun and laughs and meeting new friends.

Berness

 

BIG Sculpture Day Out! – Gibbs Farm & The Sculptureum – Dec 20

“The Big Day Out with David was a great experience: Great Structures, Great Spaces, Great Places, Great Faces! Let’s go again!

Gay

 

BIG Staff Day Out! – Matakana Food & Wine Day – Dec 20

“David, thank you so much for organising our staff day out. It was fabulous. A great itinerary. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Most of them hadn’t been to any of the spots we visited and are wanting to go back. It was great that Chris and I could relax and enjoy it too. Loved the way the bus driver was into keeping it a secret too”

Karyn

 

Staff Xmas Casino night – Dec 20

“Thank you so much for all the work you put into our Christmas casino night on Friday. People really enjoyed themselves (despite the lack of noise- making). Please give a big thanks to your croupiers: they did an amazing job at making people feel comfortable and encouraging them to try something new. The food was perfect – more than I imagined. A huge success! Merry Christmas”

Remeny

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!