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Christchurch City Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 161220
Marvel at the architecture, gardens, and waterways of "the Garden City" on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Christchurch.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Christchurch accommodation. Provide your hotel name and address when booking and the local operator will advise your pick-up details with confirmation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover the best of Christchurch on a 3-hour guided sightseeing tour
  • Visit historic landmarks and enjoy numerous photo opportunities
  • Learn about the history and earthquakes that have reshaped the city from your guide
Full description
Uncover the highlights of Christchurch on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour with pick-up from your Christchurch accommodation by comfortable coach, and with the choice of a morning or afternoon departure. 

Your guide will provide informative commentary as you uncover the highlights of the central city.  See the Museum and Art Centre, the Bridge of Remembrance, and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Learn about the history of the city, the effects of the earthquake, and the innovative rebuild taking place. 

Depart the city for nearby Mona Vale, a historic homestead undergoing renovation from the 2011 earthquake. Enjoy some free time to explore the landscaped gardens. Head up to "Sign of the Takahe", a historical manor-turned-restaurant tucked away in the Cashmere Hills. Marvel at spectacular lookout views over the city, Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.

Return to the city via Lyttelton Port, passing through the harbour tunnel to see Sumner Beach and Cave Rock. The tour concludes with your return to your Christchurch accommodation.  
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Numerous stops for photo opportunities

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Important information
Know before you go
• New Zealand weather can be very changeable throughout the year, so bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
• Minimum numbers are required for this activity to operate - in the unlikely event that these are not met you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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On the advertised tour we did not see the Museum & Art Centre, Bridge of Remembrance, Botanic Gardens or Mona Vale historic homestead undergoing renovation after the earthquake. We were asked what we would like to see as there were only 3 on the tour! I said 'what was advertised please'. That was what the tour was for as I was a stranger to Christchurch. Just after the tour began there was a thunderstorm which started when we were stopped at the Cathedral as I was taking a photo and we just drove around the city. We headed up to 'Sign of the Takahe' and spent time looking around the restaurant and then up and over Dyers Pass stopping to take in the views and the down to Lyttleton Harbour where we stopped and through Sumner but we didn't pass through the harbour tunnel or see Cave Rock. Coming back into the city after the 3hr timeframe. Our guide, Keith, was very nice but felt he could have given us more information. I did 2 tours in Auckland and there was no comparison.

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25 November 2019

Graham was so awesome.

13 September 2019

22 November 2019

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Product ID: 161220