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Larnach Castle, Leisure & City Tour - Shared Basis

Access from: Dunedin


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50565
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy

Top highlights

  • Larnach Castle
  • Otago University

From $122.64pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50565
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Easy

Top highlights

  • Larnach Castle
  • Otago University

Itinerary

- Depart from Port Chalmers

- Short introduction of Dunedin and its Highlights

- Free time at your Leisure

- Meet representative and travel to Larnach Castle via Otago Peninsula

- Larnach Castle Tour

- Free Time for lunch

- More Sightseeing & Return back to Port Chalmers



When this Tour operates: This tour is available only when ship is arriving between 8:30 - 9:00 am and leaving by 6 pm or later. (not suitable for embarkation/disembarkation days). For late arriving ships please see Essential Information.

When does my tour start?

- The tour is 7.5 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 will I return to the port?

- Normal return time is 5 pm for ships sailing at 6 pm. If ships are sailing at 5 pm, there will be no free time after the train ride and you will return between 4 or 4.15 pm the latest.

You will depart from Port Chalmers towards central Dunedin to enjoy some time on your own.

Here you will be given a short introduction about the city as well as some orientation for shopping, restaurants and more!

After your free time, you will meet our representative for your departure towards Lanarch Castle.

On your way to Lanarch Castle you will experience a breathtaking scenic drive through the stunning Otago Peninsula.

This long, hilly ‘finger’ of land lies in the south-east of Otago Harbour, famous for being home of many species of wildlife including penguins, seabirds and seals. Your guide will inform you about the history and volcanic origins of this peninsula as you glance at the amazing scenery.

You will then arrive at Larnach Castle.

Built by politician and entrepreneur William Larnach in 1874, the castle constituted as a private residence for the Larnach family and it’s one of the few houses of this scale in New Zealand. In here you will have a guided stroll around the castle to view its gorgeous gardens.

Now, the castle is a significant attraction receiving thousands of visits every year and it’s a famously known to host an annual Winter Ball in its Ballroom.

In here, you will have some free time to have a snack or lunch (not included in the price).

After lunch, you will have some more sightseeing awaiting for you! You will depart from the castle and travel back to Dunedin, where you will experience more interesting sights such as:

-       The world’s Steepest Street (Baldwin Street)

-       Otago University & it’s infamous student area

-       Historic Buildings, Churches, Cathedrals + much more.

 

You will then return to Port Chalmers, plenty of time in advance before your departure.

 

  • Full details

    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50565
    • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Easy

    Top highlights

    • Larnach Castle
    • Otago University

    Itinerary

    - Depart from Port Chalmers

    - Short introduction of Dunedin and its Highlights

    - Free time at your Leisure

    - Meet representative and travel to Larnach Castle via Otago Peninsula

    - Larnach Castle Tour

    - Free Time for lunch

    - More Sightseeing & Return back to Port Chalmers



    When this Tour operates: This tour is available only when ship is arriving between 8:30 - 9:00 am and leaving by 6 pm or later. (not suitable for embarkation/disembarkation days). For late arriving ships please see Essential Information.

    When does my tour start?

    - The tour is 7.5 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 will I return to the port?

    - Normal return time is 5 pm for ships sailing at 6 pm. If ships are sailing at 5 pm, there will be no free time after the train ride and you will return between 4 or 4.15 pm the latest.

    You will depart from Port Chalmers towards central Dunedin to enjoy some time on your own.

    Here you will be given a short introduction about the city as well as some orientation for shopping, restaurants and more!

    After your free time, you will meet our representative for your departure towards Lanarch Castle.

    On your way to Lanarch Castle you will experience a breathtaking scenic drive through the stunning Otago Peninsula.

    This long, hilly ‘finger’ of land lies in the south-east of Otago Harbour, famous for being home of many species of wildlife including penguins, seabirds and seals. Your guide will inform you about the history and volcanic origins of this peninsula as you glance at the amazing scenery.

    You will then arrive at Larnach Castle.

    Built by politician and entrepreneur William Larnach in 1874, the castle constituted as a private residence for the Larnach family and it’s one of the few houses of this scale in New Zealand. In here you will have a guided stroll around the castle to view its gorgeous gardens.

    Now, the castle is a significant attraction receiving thousands of visits every year and it’s a famously known to host an annual Winter Ball in its Ballroom.

    In here, you will have some free time to have a snack or lunch (not included in the price).

    After lunch, you will have some more sightseeing awaiting for you! You will depart from the castle and travel back to Dunedin, where you will experience more interesting sights such as:

    -       The world’s Steepest Street (Baldwin Street)

    -       Otago University & it’s infamous student area

    -       Historic Buildings, Churches, Cathedrals + much more.

     

    You will then return to Port Chalmers, plenty of time in advance before your departure.

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • Air Conditioned Vehicle
    • Entrance tickets to Larnach Castle
    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
    Wheelchair Access: Wheelchair Access: Fold up wheelchairs are allowed please inform us upon booking in order for us to make the necessary arrangements.

    Joining instructions

    Clients will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative at the cruise port, the representative will be holding a sign with the Cruising Excursions logo.
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