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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Get introduced to the cosmopolitan city of Wellington on a small-group sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach. You’ll travel along the south coast and into the heart the capital, including the suburb of Thorndon, site of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive. Travel by cable car to the summit of Mt Victoria and visit the national Te Papa museum. Choose a half-day itinerary or upgrade for a full day that includes a beach picnic or cafe lunch. Numbers are limited to six people for an intimate experience.
  • Enjoy a full-day small group tour of Wellington's art, culture and natural beauty
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 6 passengers allowing a unique and intimate experience
  • Stroll through NZ oldest suburb, Thorndon
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Wellignton city from Mt Victoria
  • Travel to Te Papa and explore the mix of Maori and European history
  • Picnic lunch on the beach or at one of the famous local cafes (full day tour only)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop off from either the hotel or port
After pickup from your hotel or cruise port, explore the cosmopolitan capital of Wellington and its surroundings by luxury mini-coach on a 4-hour or 8-hour tour. 
A knowledgeable guide transports your small group along the south coast for a glimpse of the South Island from lookout points perched on steep cliffs. See the ruins of the Wahine maritime disaster of 1968, when 51 people lost their lives in Wellington Harbour, and enjoy views of Matiu/Somes Island, a scientific reserve and nature sanctuary. Learn about the island’s history as a quarantine station for immigrant ships to New Zealand as well as an enemy internment camp during World War I and II.
If you selected the full-day tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or at one of Wellington’s trendy cafes.
A unique ride aboard the Wellington Cable Car takes you to the top of Mt Victoria (Mt Vic) for panoramic views of the city and harbor; this charming transport is one of the few remaining of its kind in the world. 
On a visit to Thorndon, New Zealand's oldest suburb, you’ll visit the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and its domelike Beehive, the government seat. Step inside Old St Paul's Cathedral for a look at the Gothic Revival architecture.
Conclude your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Te Papa national museum where interactive exhibits delve into New Zealand’s Maori and European cultural heritage. Afterward, relax with a convenient drop-off at your starting point.


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Grant gave us a great tour of the city and surrounding area
Jim N
, Jan 2019
Small tour turned out to to a personal tour, just me and my wife. Grant, our driver, was very knowledgeable of the area and it’s history. We got outside the city and had tea and pastry at a seaside cafe. We saw “Wellewood” and the film making area of town and some wonderful views of the harbor. We went downtown and rode the sky lift and Grant dropped up off to do some shopping before catching the shuttle back to the ship. Really packed a lot of sightseeing into half a day. Not very strenuous physically for those who have some trouble getting around but want to see a lot of the city.
AMAZING - Leslie was great and one...
Sandra K
, Feb 2018
AMAZING - Leslie was great and one of the best tours on our trip - get's you a great overview of the city with a locals' knowledge
Laura was very knowledgeable and an...
Kara S
, Dec 2016
Laura was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable...
Stuart S
, Mar 2016
This was a thoroughly enjoyable Tour.Our guide was knowledgable and had a good sense of humour and we felt that this was much more than just a City sightseeing tour and would have no hesitation in recommending it
This was excellent, just four...
Lynette H
, Mar 2016
This was excellent, just four couples from our ship. The guide took us all over Wellington, stopping at various sites, treated us to a coffee, tea, or soda and something sweet to eat. We could easily ask questions and felt we'd really seen Wellington.
Our tour guide, Lara, was fantastic. We...
Michael V
, Feb 2016
Our tour guide, Lara, was fantastic. We loved every moment of the tour.
Brilliant tour- guide was very...
, Apr 2015
Brilliant tour- guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and ensured we saw it all.
Our guide Craig told us from the...
Bradley P
, Mar 2015
Our guide Craig told us from the beginning that he doesn't usually do this specific tour...but it didn't matter. He did a tremendous job tailoring the tour to focus on the things we wanted to see.
Way too expensive, but the driver...
, Jan 2015
Way too expensive, but the driver was nice, and we feel we covered the area well. Tour guide was on time, had a comfortable vehicle, showed us everything he could think of and took us to a location where we could view the S.I. which was one thing we wished to view. We did visit a couple of the beaches around the area and the small towns and the area where the Middle Earth movie characters were made-Weta area. That was interesting. The tee shirt we bought our son has been a big attraction since returning home to the USA.
Mike the Guide was terrific. We had...
Robert M
, Dec 2014
Mike the Guide was terrific. We had a rainy day and he was able to modify the tour to allow us to maximize sightseeing until the weather cleared. Highly recommend this tour

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