• Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
From USD $ 233.64 View price calendar

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See the key sights of Christchurch and visit a nearby 'The Lord of The Rings' movie location by combining two best-selling New Zealand tours at a discounted price — each taken on two separate days. First, enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Christchurch by double-decker bus; view landmarks in the city center and visit a seaside stop in Sumner. Then, within seven days, take a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Edoras tour by 4WD to Mt Sunday, where you’ll pair a picnic lunch with Champagne.

Highlights

  • Combine a Christchurch double-decker bus tour and a tour of The Lord of the Rings sites in Edoras at a discounted rate
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour of Christchurch by double-decker bus
  • Sightsee in downtown Christchurch then travel to the outskirts to see Sumner, the Port Hills and Mona Vale Gardens
  • Enjoy a full-day tour to Mt Sunday, the Edoras filming location in The Lord of the Rings movies
  • Savor a delicious picnic lunch with champagne at Mt Sunday
  • Soak up the spectacular scenery on the way to Mt Sunday as you learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide
  • Save 10% off the regular price with this Christchurch Super Saver

What You Can Expect

Christchurch Super Saver: Christchurch Double Decker Bus Tour plus Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras Tour

Christchurch double decker bus tour

Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus (3 Hours):
Depart from central Christchurch in the morning or afternoon aboard a classic Routemaster — an open-top double-decker bus — and begin your 1-hour sightseeing tour of the Christchurch city center.


Hear insightful commentary about the city’s history and recovery efforts since the 2011 earthquake as you glimpse landmarks such as Hagley Park, the Bridge of Remembrance and New Regent Street.


Then transfer to a closed-top vintage double-decker bus for the 2-hour portion that takes you to greater Christchurch. Enjoy time at the beach in Sumner, where coastal views extend to the Southern Alps. Stroll around the botanical treasures of Mona Vale Gardens after a drive into the Port Hills with a vista overlooking the Canterbury Plains, then return to the starting point where your tour ends.


Please note: The open-top bus operates from November to April. From May to October, the full 3-hour tour will operate on a closed-top double-decker bus.


Be sure to schedule your second tour to Mt Sunday within seven days of the Christchurch tour.


Lord of the Rings Journey to Edoras from Christchurch (9 Hours):
Venture to filming sites from The Lord of the Rings trilogy during a full-day tour to Mt Sunday — aka Edoras to LOTR fans — reached by 4WD vehicle. Start with hotel pickup in the morning for the 2.5-hour drive to Middle-earth, and bump over rocky terrain to see the fictional capital of Rohan, home to Meduseld.


Following a short hike with your guide to the summit of Mt Sunday, soak up panoramic views of Tolkien’s Misty Mountains, the river Snowbourn and the valley of Harrowdale. Enjoy a picnic lunch of sandwiches and cake with Champagne before you are returned to your Christchurch hotel.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a two-day tour -- a half-day tour by double-decker bus of Christchurch and the surrounding communities and a full-day tour by a large four-wheel drive vehicle to the filming location of Lord of the Rings Edoras.

It was fun riding upstairs on the old-time enclosed double-decker bus to Sumner Beach and the surrounding Christchurch communities. Unfortunately, the driver-guide's microphone didn't work, so the commentary was limited, but it was still a nice way to see Christchurch and the surrounding communities

The day trip to see the Lord of the Rings Edoras was amazing, and our driver-guide Michael provided great informative commentary. The scenery as we traveled across the Canterbury plains toward the hills and mountains was breathtaking. As we approached Mt. Sunday Edoras, we had to go off-road, and Michael did a great job tackling the bumpy terrain. On this tour, we were able to drive about halfway up the mountain, then we had to hike up the last 300 meters a little steep in some places, but at almost 60 years, I made it to the top!. The views from the top were unbelievable -- definitely worth the climb and the strong winds! A great tour for Lord of the Rings fans but also for those that want to see some breathtaking New Zealand scenery!

Katalin Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

aampt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Double decker bus tour of Christchurch: our driver was interesting, friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this tour.

Edoras tour: our driver was interesting, friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed this tour also.

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