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Essential Collection

Banks Peninsula Christchurch City Sights Tour

Access from: Akaroa


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50450
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens
  • Lyttleton
  • Sumner Beach

From $124.10pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50450
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Christchurch Botanical Gardens
  • Lyttleton
  • Sumner Beach

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

- Depart from Akaroa Port for Christchurch travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breath taking scenery
- Arrive Christchurch Botanical Gardens
- Depart Botanical Gardens for Christchurch City Tour
Arrive Sumner
- Depart Sumner for remainder of city tour which includes Lyttleon (the port of Christchurch)
- Return from Christchurch to Akaroa Port

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
The tour is 6.5 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

When does my tour start?
- This tour has a set start time 10:30 am.

Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

Join us on a sightseeing tour highlighting the Peninsula plus the city landmarks, beach suburbs, Port Hills and Lyttleton Harbour.

After meeting your guide, we will depart the quaint town of 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.

Explore the famed Christchurch Botanical Gardens before we head off on a Christchurch City Tour of the old Central Business District, an area that experienced the largest amount of earthquake damage in the recent quake.  

Visit the Central city’s pop-up container mall, an assortment of shops and cafes operating out of converted container – a temporary city centre shopping and dining hub whilst the city is being rebuilt. This stop allows time for lunch and refreshments (at your own cost).

After lunch, depart the central city to complete the rest of the tour which includes Sumner Beach, Lyttleton (the port of Christchurch) and the Sign of Takahe for a spectacular photo opportunity of Christchurch.

We then re-board the bus to return back to Akaroa and re-join the ship.

 

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50450
    • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Easy

    Top highlights

    • Christchurch Botanical Gardens
    • Lyttleton
    • Sumner Beach

    Itinerary

    ITINERARY:

    - Depart from Akaroa Port for Christchurch travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breath taking scenery
    - Arrive Christchurch Botanical Gardens
    - Depart Botanical Gardens for Christchurch City Tour
    Arrive Sumner
    - Depart Sumner for remainder of city tour which includes Lyttleon (the port of Christchurch)
    - Return from Christchurch to Akaroa Port

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
    The tour is 6.5 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
    All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    When does my tour start?
    - This tour has a set start time 10:30 am.

    Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

    Join us on a sightseeing tour highlighting the Peninsula plus the city landmarks, beach suburbs, Port Hills and Lyttleton Harbour.

    After meeting your guide, we will depart the quaint town of 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.

    Explore the famed Christchurch Botanical Gardens before we head off on a Christchurch City Tour of the old Central Business District, an area that experienced the largest amount of earthquake damage in the recent quake.  

    Visit the Central city’s pop-up container mall, an assortment of shops and cafes operating out of converted container – a temporary city centre shopping and dining hub whilst the city is being rebuilt. This stop allows time for lunch and refreshments (at your own cost).

    After lunch, depart the central city to complete the rest of the tour which includes Sumner Beach, Lyttleton (the port of Christchurch) and the Sign of Takahe for a spectacular photo opportunity of Christchurch.

    We then re-board the bus to return back to Akaroa and re-join the ship.

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-Conditioned Transportation
    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Local Currency: NZD (New Zealand Dollars)
    Wheelchair Access: This tour can accommodate fold-up wheelchairs only therefore, customers will need to be able to get on and off the coach independently.
    What Should you take on your Tour: It is recommended to take sun cream and a sun hat, as at times on this excursion it can get unseasonably hot. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as there is some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. Also please don’t forget your fully charged camera, as we don’t want you to miss out on some wonderful memories.

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air condtioned transportation.
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