Up to 7 days
Discover the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch on this shore excursion. This tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
On arriving in Christchurch, and following a brief stop at the botanical gardens, join us on a sightseeing tour showcasing the city landmarks. See for yourself the areas most affected by the earthquakes in February 2011 and learn how Christchurch is preserving its rich history with its rebuilds and new architecture. This is followed by a stop at the newly rebuilt city zone which provides some great opportunities to explore on your own and time for lunch.
Rejoin your coach and travel on to Lyttelton harbour, the original port of Christchurch for cruise ships prior to the earthquakes, followed by a trip to and the Sign of the Takahe for some stunning views of the city and the Southern Alps. The tour will return you to Akaroa in plenty of time prior to your cruise ships departure.
This tour from Akaroa to Christchurch is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.
Our coach departs Akaroa at 10.30am and returns to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure.