Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Maximise your time in port in Akaroa with a 6-hour shore excursion to Christchurch and take in the highlights of the Garden City. Admire city landmarks such as Christchurch Cathedral, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a riverside restaurant, then choose one of three tour options (for an added fee): a punting cruise along the Avon River, a tour of the Botanic Gardens, or a ride on the Christchurch City Tram.
  • 6-hour shore excursion to Christchurch from Akaroa
  • Admire views of Christchurch from the Sign of the Takahe
  • Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a riverside restaurant
  • Choose to ride the Christchurch City Tram, go punting on the Avon River, or visit the Botanic Gardens (own expense)
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from Akaroa cruise port
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2018

Excellent host. Fantastic small bus.Had a wonderful and informative day!!!

, Apr 2018

Not a lot of information

, Apr 2018

it was sad to see the devastation from the Earthquake but wonderful how the people have continued on. The shopping mall made from ship storage containers was really a sight to see.

, Apr 2018

12 of us had a great day travelling to Christchurch enjoying the scenery on the way from Akora. Our guide was very helpful as we was meeting friends so very pleased that we could coordinate this and gave us directions to the museum and a park near by.

, Mar 2018

We were very lucky to go on our tour as our ship had problems with the tendering and we were 30 minutes late but our guide Graham waited for us even though a couple of people on the tour were upset with him for waiting. The tour was a very good look at Christchurch after the earthquake and Graham showed us the damage that was still waiting for repairs.

, Mar 2018

The description for this tour said we got to do one activity in Christchurch. You could select a river tour, botanical garden tour or tram tour. When we got to Christchurch we were told that all of those activities were an extra cost. Other people on the tour were under the same impression when they purchased the tour.
The tour guide was informative but very unenthusiastic. He wasn't very helpful when he dropped us off in Christchurch without any tour to do after the 2hr ride from Akaroa. This was the worst of the 8 tours we did on our trip.

, Mar 2018

We were met at the pier by Graham after being tendered over from the cruise ship. This harbor is not deep enough for the ship to dock. There were 10 of us for the tour which was just right. The shuttle was a new Ford mini bus that was excellent. Graham was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He got high marks from all of us on the tour. We traveled up and over the volcano into Christchurch. A stop for lunch at the Boatshed was excellent and we had plenty of time to walk around the downtown area before Graham picked us up again at the Botanical Gardens. A tour around town included the earthquake damage and recovery that is still going on. A ride back to Akaroa and returned to the cruise ship. A very good tour.

, Feb 2018

Graham was our driver and tour guide. He was a wealth of knowledge on the area. Tour was with a small group, always a treat since we were on a cruise and groups of less than 40 are rare. Included photo stops along the way and a nice lunch along the river. Tour included the botanical garden, museum and the central Christchurch area devastated by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

, Feb 2018

The tour was really transportation to Christchurch. We would have liked to have been able to spend more time there. Also we could take a boat tour, trolly tour, or something else which the cost was not included and the tour mentioned we had a choice but didnt state that price was not included.

, Feb 2018

Our host Andrew was helpful and informative.
The coach windows were small and did not allow for good viewing by middle seat passengers.
The sights seen were amazing and Andrew stopped at the right gift shop for reasonable prices.
Great day!

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