Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

6 hr

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Akaroa Village Inn, 81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

First you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.

Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch New...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Akaroa Village Inn, 81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

First you will be collected at the park at the end of Akaroa Wharf (opposite the Akaroa Village Inn) at 10.30am and driven through the village of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula with stunning views of rolling hills, lakes and coastlines before arriving in Christchurch.

Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch New Zealand

After boarding our coaches from the Akaroa Port, we'll take you through to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens & Christchurch Museum via the scenic Banks Peninsula. Explore on your own for 30 minutes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand

After a some time at the Botanic Gardens, your driver will take you for a sightseeing tour of the central city and highlight the Earthquake damage of 2011. After which, stop for a 45 minute lunch break (own expense) in the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Lyttelton, Sh74, Christchurch New Zealand

Explore the township of Sumner (time permitting) and the beautiful port town of Lyttelton Harbour for beautiful sights of Governors Bay.

Pass By: Sign of the Takahe, 200 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand

Drive up the port hills to the Sign of the Takahe for stunning views of the city, Southern Alps, and Canterbury coastline (time permitting a stop will be made so you can walk to the viewing platform). Finally return to Akaroa in time for your tender with the cruise ship.

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Akaroa Dolphins, 65 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
10:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that activity times and schedules can be slightly amended depending on your cruise ships timetable.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 176 reviews

Reviewed: April 9, 2020

Gregory H

Very informative and engaging representative. Gave personal insight into sights and went out of his way to accommodate wishes.


Reviewed: March 26, 2020

towillal

The drive to Christchurch from Akaroa is very beautiful and offers gorgeous NZ landscapes. However, we found our drive to be disappointing in terms of our guide. He did not introduce himself in the beginning (which we think is a must) and we felt his attitude was "just get the job done". He was a very good driver (necessary on windy, mountainous roads) but lacked personal "joy d'vie". The tour offered as advertised but we found it a long day.


Reviewed: March 26, 2020

Sunee M

This excursion was very poorly planned. There was some delay at the Port with our group bus not arriving on time, we were taken in a large bus to the Museum in Christchurch, where we had only 20 minutes to see the museum and the adjacent Botanical Gardens. This was the main attraction for me, and it was very disappointing not to have the opportunity to see very much there. When we were seated on a smaller bus for the rest of the tour, although it was a new vehicle, it was so crowded and seats so small that it was uncomfortable.
After a short drive in the City we stopped for lunch but were told that there was no time to have lunch in a restaurant, just 30 minutes so we could pick up something from a take-out. This was not as described when we purchased this tour. We then drove back to the Ship. The route was long, and we had one stop along the way at Little River where there were restrooms and a small store. The drive after that, back to the Ship, seemed dangerously fast on the hilly and curved road. Basically we drove all day and had 3 short stops where we could not really experience or enjoy the City. The tour drive was fine in explaining the sites that we did see but it was not a good experience over all.


Reviewed: March 19, 2020

Cynthia B

Driver was from area and gave us so much history, stories, and facts. Very comfortable ride and beautiful sites.


Reviewed: March 19, 2020

Sherryn M

My group of 12 had a wonderful day travelling from Akaroa to Christchurch. I thought it would be just a coach ride but our driver was very informative and knowledgeable. He took us to lots of sights along the way and gave us playoff time to look around.