A really enjoyable experience - good commentary by friendly driver .
We were picked up from the port on time. The train ride was spectacular and the tour round Dunedin was interesting. We were returned to the port in plenty of time to board before departure.
Our ship the Radiance of the Seas was docked at Port Chalmers about 16K from Dunedin, we had read previous reviews, We nearly did not take this tour as we would have to get to Dunedin Railway Station under our own steam. As it turned out we were texed the night before to say we would be picked up on the jetty in Port Chalmers, and returned back to the ship after our City tour. This meant we were able to relax, we thoroughly enjoyed the railway, and the city tour in particular was enthralling. Our dealings were with an outfit called "good company" and they were great, Our costs for the day were less than half had we booked on through the ship.
Please make sure people are aware of the pick up and drop off - they may not have a mobile phone with them or switched on.
Again confusion at the port for pick up. Purchased tickets before leaving Australia for ease but would have been better buying tours while on cruise ship, less confusing. Very rushed because of late leaving
Tour was great, the guide was great, and Olveston House was terrific. We're so glad that we booked this excursion!
The trip was amazing. The staff at the train station and the bus/tour guide could not have been more helpful. We here amazed at how much trouble they went to in their endeavour to assist us and ensure that we were able to meet the bus to be part of the site seeing tour of Dunedin.
The only down side to the day was the fact that the train was over 30 minutes late leaving Dunedin and the train trip took another 30 minutes longer than scheduled.
This extra hour took up the 45 minutes gap that we should have had to get from the train station to the place where the bus trip was departing from.
The train staff rang ahead for us and the bus picked us up at the train station.
We felt very sorry for the other people on the bus who had a 20 minute delay while waiting for us to join them.
The bus driver was amazing and very knowledgeable of the city of Dunedin and we would recommend both parts of the tour.
Dunedin is a beautiful city.
We had an excellent tour guide who has lived in Dunedin for years. We also enjoyed a semi- privated tour of the Olveston House. For the value, you get tour....
Probably one of the best things we did in NZ.
This was a good basic city sightseeing tour, although it was in a very large bus so there were areas you couldn't go into. The Olveston House was very interesting. Dunedin is a quaint Scottish feeling town, and they have attempted to keep the look. The train depot is spectacular. I wish we could have visited it rather than just drive by. Also a visit to the Cadbury factory would have been a nice touch.
Very nice and knowledgable guide on the sightseeing part of the trip. We were dropped off at the house tour though and later picked up by the bus driver. We could have skipped the house tour.
The train ride was excellent. We were concerned that we wouldn't have time to get to the train as our ship didn't dock until 8 and we were supposed to be at the train station at 9. We were ok with that, but we did not understand that we were to go back to the octogon to catch the city tour and no one else knew. We were late getting back on the train and thatput us late for the tour. So we didn't get the city sightseeing. The only recommendation for this tour is to make note on the ticket that we need to return to the octogon for the city sights.
Great value for the money. Good highlight tour of the city and still gave us time to explore on our own. Wonderful visit to Olveston House, quite interesting. Glad we booked it, much cheaper than something from the ship.
I would book with Viator again and told others on the ship about it for the future.
not happy at all
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