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  • Location:Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Take in the sights of Wellington while your cruise ship is in port, and discover one of the world’s most charming capital cities. See where New Zealand’s political leaders rule the country, and visit the Gothic Revival Old St Paul’s Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Take in views of Wellington from above on a visit to the summit of Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car.


  • 2.5-hour guided tour of Wellington's highlights
  • Discover Wellington's rolling hills, rugged scenic bays and iconic architectural landmarks
  • Don't miss out on must-see attractions including the famous Beehive and parliament buildings, and Old St Paul's Cathedral
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the city from Mt Victoria
  • Optional cable car ride (own expense)
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Wellington Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour

Cable Car, Wellington

After pickup from your cruise ship in Wellington port, your city sights shore excursion takes you to local landmarks and historic buildings such as the Beehive and parliament buildings. See the finest example of Gothic Revival architecture in the southern hemisphere at Old St Paul’s Cathedral, and admire the breathtaking sight and perfume of thousands of flowers at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden.

Visit the summit of Mt Victoria for panoramic city views, and see how Wellington curves around the harbor, surrounded by rolling hills and rugged bays. You also have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic red cable car (own expense), from the city center at Lambton Quay to the botanic gardens in the hilltop suburb of Kelburn.

Returning to the harbor, enjoy a trip around the city’s scenic inlets before being dropped off at your cruise ship in Wellington port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Wellington port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I would like to start by thanking our guide Ben for a very professional and informative tour.
Highlights of the tour were Wellington's Cable Car and Lookout,Lady Norwood Botanic Gardens and Mt. Victoria's Lookout, and of course Ben's sense of humour and knowledge of his home town.
Elise SA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Really good trip, excellent driver/guide and the trip took in most of the major sights. A good amount of time was allowed at each stop to take photos etc. Good value , well worth it!

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had an excellent tour guide/driver in a mini coach. The lady had not be doing the job for long and was refreshingly honest and hilarious. She ensured that we did not miss any of the highlights and used her feminine charms to jockey the best positions for us. A good all round tour of Wellington and the immediate areas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour guide met us at port with hand sign. Easily found and shown to our bus. Very polite and talkative during the tour with places of interest. Gave us times due back to bus. To keep on time. Drop off in city if chosen and returned to ship via shuttle. Would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Graeme was our driver, picked us up promptly from our ship.We had a small group on the bus, was so great. Graeme talked about all our wonderful sites round Wellington..What a wonderful man. Thankyou Graeme, thankyou Viator..

John-Edward A
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We loved Wellington and the tour was very nicely done and gave us the opportunity to see a great deal in a relatively short period of time. Well organized and presented.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very informative and bus trip only way to see all the sights.
Excellent bus driver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We had a great time. The bus driver was wonderful. So very informative. I would recommend this tour definitely. Thanks for a wonderful tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

On a wet and windy day this tour was still well worth dong.
The driver was very friendly and highly informative as well as a skilled driver a plus in this hilly region of narrow winding roads.

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