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Akaroa – Christchurch Sightseeing LT65CS

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Duration

6 Hours

Cancellation

Up to 7 days

Group Size

50 people

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Overview

Discover the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch on this shore excursion. Our Christchurch sightseeing 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.

  • 10.30: Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
  • 12.00: Arrive at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore.
  • 12.30: Depart the Botanical Gardens for Christchurch City tour.
  • 13.00: The tour vehicle will stop in the central city for a break in the newly rebuilt city zone for an opportunity to explore on foot and time for lunch.
  • 13.45: Depart the central city with your coach and travel to the scenic Lyttelton Harbour and the Sign of the Takahe for some excellent views of the city and Southern Alps.
  • 15.00: Depart from Christchurch for Akaroa.
  • 16.30: Arrive at Akaroa to reboard your ship.

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.

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Cruise Excursions and Shore Trips around New Zealand

Jane

01/07/2016

Highly Recommend

I can't compliment this tour company enough. The overall experience from the online booking to the tour returning us to the cruise ship at the appointed time was fantastic. Both the scenery and the commentary were terrific and the coach comfortable. Of all the tours I have done this was one of the best.
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