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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group TourFull-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

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Maximize your time in port in Wellington with this shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, explore the old and new St. Paul's Cathedral, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
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$82.52
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$82.52

Shore Excursion: Wellington City Sights and Coastline TourHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursion: Wellington City Sights and Coastline Tour

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Explore Wellington’s key sites on a half-day shore excursion that’s designed to make the most of your time. You’ll tick off a long list of sightseeing highlights as you stand atop Mount Victoria, tour the south coast, and visit surrounding villages. Portside pickup cuts down on time in transit; instead, you'll use every minute to experience New Zealand’s vibrant capital city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.56
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$39.56

Wellington Sightseeing TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.39
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$67.39

Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)Half-day Tours

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Wellington's Half Day Lord of the Rings Tour (including Weta Tour)

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Spend the morning or afternoon visiting Middle-earth on this half-day 'The Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. A guide with insider knowledge entertains Frodo fans on a journey into the scenic New Zealand countryside. Get a behind-the-scenes look at LOTR movie production on a tour of Weta Studios and discover why director Peter Jackson selected this region to film the renowned trilogy along with ‘The Hobbit’ movies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.31
$73.75
$18.44 savings
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$55.31
$73.75
$18.44 savings
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Scenic Shore Excursion of Wellington Highlights TourHalf-day Tours

Scenic Shore Excursion of Wellington Highlights Tour

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Getting around all of Wellington’s landmarks and attractions by yourself can be a grind: making sense of bus schedules, working out where the best spots are, finding the time to eat in between activities. This scenic tour offers a chance to visit all the must-see locations highlighted in the travel brochures - the sprawling harbour views of Mount Victoria, the props and memorabilia at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave, the marine life of Te Kopahou Reserve – without having to worry about micromanaging your itinerary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.90
Price varies by group size
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$116.90
Price varies by group size

Wellington Electric Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Wellington Electric Bike Tour

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When you ship docks in Wellington, explore New Zealand's vibrant capital city while getting fresh air and exercise on an electric bike tour. Ride along the Wellington Waterfront and Miramar Peninsula, pedaling past beaches, urban landmarks, and residential neighborhoods with a guide and small group. Stop often to snap photos, and use the bike’s battery power to easily scale Mt. Maupuia for stellar views over the city and coast.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.96
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$85.96

Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing TourPorts of Call Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour

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View the must-see attractions of Wellington on a 2.5-hour shore excursion. During your sightseeing tour of New Zealand’s capital, observe architectural landmarks such as the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive, and visit Old St Paul’s Cathedral. Soak up picturesque views of the city and harbor from a lookout pt on Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car. Round-trip port transport by coach is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$51.58
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$51.58

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half DayBus Tours

Spectacular Wellington - Private Sightseeing Tour - Half Day

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We make Wellington easy for you. On your private tour you will explore our inner city, historic buildings, our beautiful beaches and hills. Learn about our history, our people & our earthquakes from a passionate local. Enjoy flexibility, informed conversation, individual attention, personal space in our comfortable vehicle and the opportunity to connect with the Wellington that locals love. Why chose a uTours private tour: Travel only with your friends (maximum 6). Your tour will be personalised to reflect your interests, pace & time requirements. Your vehicle is cleaned thoroughly between tours. You will be met on time at an agreed location, usually your accommodation. We will communicate with you quickly and clearly. You will be driven safely, have fun & be well looked after. At the end of your tour, you will have a good sense of Wellington. Available as a shore excursion, based on your ship's schedule. uTours – where it's all about Wellington and all about you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.34
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$109.34

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day TourDay Trips

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

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This sightseeing tour is ideal for Cruise Ship travelers and for those visitors who want to experience the best guided half day tour in Wellington. Join Brian from Talk of the Town Tours for an interesting , fun and memorable trip around the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions. You will visit all of the best attractions and experience a visit to the Museum of NZ and the Maori Cultural Centre. Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for panoramic views over Wellington. We will drive out to the Hutt Valley region where we will stop for a light lunch at a local cafe / bakery. This tour will give you "an experience to remember"
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.40
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$70.40

Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including LunchDay Trips

Wellington's Full Day Lord of the Rings Locations Tour including Lunch

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at nine ‘The Lord of the Rings’ locations around Wellington and learn about the filming of movies based on the popular books. On a tour of the New Zealand countryside, see re-created scenes of Middle-earth including the Hutt Valley and the Greenbelt, take a forest walk through Tolkien’s Rivendell, and step into Weta Studios for a movie production tour of digital special effects. Your guide shares insider gossip on how the movies were made and takes you to a themed lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.72
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$154.72
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Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small GroupCity Packages

Wellington Lord of the Rings City Tour with Small Group

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Combine a tour of Wellington and the Lord of the Rings locations during this half-day excursion from Wellington port. Follow your guide, a LOTR specialist, to locations including the Weta Workshop, the LOTR filming and post-production facilities, and Mt. Victoria. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation from Wellington port provided. This small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer, ensures an intimate experience.
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  • 4 hours
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$82.52
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$82.52

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Private Wellington Full Day Sightseeing Tour

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Tick off the top attractions of the Windy City on this private full-day tour of Wellington. Experience the myriad delights of New Zealand’s capital as you take in the views from Mt Victoria, spot seals at Red Rocks, then go behind-the-scenes with a 45-minute tour of the Weta Cave, where the special effects for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were created. After a scrumptious lunch at the Chocolate Fish Café (included), ride the cable car over Wellington and visit landmarks like the Botanical Gardens, the Parliament Buildings and the Beehive.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.11
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$189.11
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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City TourNature and Wildlife

Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour

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Explore Wellington’s natural and cultural history on a full-day tour that includes the rugged south coast. See exhibits on maritime history at the renowned Museum of Wellington City & Sea, then travel by 4WD to Red Rocks Reserve near Owhiro Bay. Marvel at a New Zealand fur seal colony and sweeping views of Cook Strait and the Tasman Sea while an informative guide shares Maori myths and local birdlife. Enjoy a bistro lunch alongside Wellington Harbour on this small-group tour with a maximum of six people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$264.75
Price varies by group size
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$264.75
Price varies by group size
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Craft Beer Tours NZ Half Day Brewery ExperienceHalf-day Tours

Craft Beer Tours NZ Half Day Brewery Experience

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So let’s get straight to the point. You want to visit 3 of our best Breweries? You want to taste some of the best beers you’ve possibly ever tasted? You want to get introduced to a Brewery that you will possibly talk about forever? How about meet the people who make the brews? You have a shorter amount of time but want to fill that up with as much flavour as possible? Well buckle up spaceman, this skyrockets about to take flight. First up we’ll head to Fork & Brewer, the home to over 40 brews on tap, then it’s off to Fortune Favours where good fortune will favour you after one of their beers and finally, Whistling Sisters who's ethos is to experiment and create new tastes, (Tuesday - Friday), or Heyday Beer Co, where the decor is just as hip and cool as their innovative brews. (Saturday's and Sunday's). "We don't want to give you just a tour, we want to give you an experience".
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.66
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$92.66

Seal Coast 4WD SafariNature and Wildlife

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Seal Coast 4WD Safari

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Journey out to Wellington’s south coast, looking out over the Cook Strait, and visit the region’s only fur seal colony. Journey out to Karori Rock’s ‘leaning lighthouse’ to meet this thriving community of once-endangered critters. Tea, coffee, and snacks are provided so you can relax and watch the seals in this isolated area that even many Wellingtonians don't know about.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.78
$99.71
$24.93 savings
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$74.78
$99.71
$24.93 savings
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Seal Colony Tour from WellingtonNature and Wildlife

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Seal Colony Tour from Wellington

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Get as close as safely possible to Wellington’s rugged seal colony on this small group tour of Wellington’s rocky, wild cost. Here the fur seals fish, play, and sunbathe. On a hot summer’s day, you might be tempted to do the same. This half-day tour offers a quick way to escape the stress and fast-pace of the central city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.78
$99.71
$24.93 savings
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$74.78
$99.71
$24.93 savings
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From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights TourHalf-day Tours

From Cave to Coast Wellington Highlights Tour

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Wellington’s south coast is both a popular choice and a missed opportunity for visitors; although a visit to Weta Workshop is a popular choice, many visitors pass up the chance to see the rocky beaches and rough surf that Wellington locals have learned to love. From the Weta Cave to the Taputarenga Marine Reserve, this small group tour offers the full south coast experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.90
Price varies by group size
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$116.90
Price varies by group size
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Martinborough Full Day Wine TourDay Trips

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

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Sightseeiing & wine tour. The perfect tour for cruise ship travelers and tourists staying in the City. Join Brian or Anita on this fun and exciting tour to the vineyards of Martinborough to taste the regions exquisite wines and also see and stop at places of beauty on our way. We will drive through the Hutt Valley region. We will visit the Lord of the Rings filming site at the Kaitoke Regional Park and walk across the swing bridge. We stop at the Rimatuka  Lookout. You will enjoy wine tasting at three vineyards and enjoy a platter style lunch at one of the vineyards We will visit Paua World, a gift and souvenirs shop in Carterton Walk through the iconic historic township of Greytown where the main street is lined with Victorian colonial architecture. The town also has a  number of boutique and quirky local stores such as art and craft shops . Coffee and tea stop at Grand Old Hotel Visit C'est Cheese in Featherston where you can taste or purchase from an impressive range of unique NZ .
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.26
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$164.26

Martinborough Winery and Foodie TourDining Experiences

Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour

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Taste the bountiful produce of the Wairarapa region on this full-day tour. In a comfortable vehicle, enjoy the scenic ride through the Rimutaka Ranges while listening to engaging commentary on the local flora, fauna, and history. Stop for tastings of local wine in Martinborough, award-winning olive oil, cheese, and beer. Top it all off with a lunch at a local vineyard with your small group of just 11 people or fewer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.54
Price varies by group size
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$192.54
Price varies by group size
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Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From WellingtonDay Trips

Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington

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Sip your way around Martinborough — a once sleepy colonial town that’s now a prominent wine village at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail — on this private day trip from Wellington. Following hotel or port pickup and a scenic drive through the Wairarapa, you’ll visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries. Enjoy a guided wine tasting at each and a lunch platter with wine at Poppies Martinborough. Then, choose to continue hopping around Martinborough’s wineries or travel to nearby Greytown, whose pretty streets are thronged with cafes and antique stores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.11
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$189.11
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Wellington Shore Excursion: Wines of Wairarapa by BikeWine Tasting

Wellington Shore Excursion: Wines of Wairarapa by Bike

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Discover the wine village of Martinborough on a bike tour that visits three wineries and an olive orchard. Includes round-trip transportation from Wellington, a gourmet picnic lunch, and bike rental.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$171.92
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$171.92

Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private TourHalf-day Tours

Wellington Shore Excursion: From Cave to Coast Highlights Private Tour

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Wellington’s sprawling coastline can be intimidating to explore. This guided tour will take you around all the highlights in around five hours. Starting with views of the harbour and the sprawling Wellington region at the Mount Victoria lookout, you’ll be driven around Oriental Bay, the Miramar Peninsula and the winding southern coastline. In between, enjoy stops at Weta Workshop’s Weta Cave shop, the Wahine Memorial Park and Taputarenga Marine Reserve.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.09
Price varies by group size
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$134.09
Price varies by group size

Wellington - the 4 cities full day tourPort Transfers

Wellington - the 4 cities full day tour

A sightseeing tour of the entire region. Ideal for Cruise ship travelers or tourists wanting to see not just the Wellington City but all 4 cities within in the Wellington region. Join Brian or Anita and see the different landscapes of the 4 cities all within a 30 minute drive from each other. From the Mount Victoria lookout you will experience panoramic views We will take you on a tour of the Maori Culture centre at TePapa (The Museum of New Zealand). We will drive around the south coast before we head out to the Hutt Valley region incorporating both Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Cities. We will drive around the bays to a small coastal township Eastbourne before we head to the Kaitoke Regional Park in Upper Hutt to the filming site of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings movie. We will stop at a local cafe for lunch. From there we will drive around the Paramata lagoon to Mana and Porirua. This tour will leave you of everlasting memories of the place we call home.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.26
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$164.26

Wellington Walking City and Food Tastes Shore ExcursionHalf-day Tours

Wellington Walking City and Food Tastes Shore Excursion

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Wellington is stuffed full of cafes, eateries, breweries and much more, but it can be pretty difficult to work out where to eat if you don’t know where to look. This walking tour, tailor-made for cruise ship visitors with limited time in the city, does that work for you. On this low-intensity introduction to Wellington’s cuisine culture, visit all sorts of local food business and artisanal factories, sampling their wares as you walk – from peanut butter to honey and from locally-roasted coffee to produce grown around the region.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$154.72
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$154.72
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