Akaroa – Christchurch Sightseeing LT65CS

$85.00

Discover the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch on this shore excursion from Akaroa. Through the picturesque Banks Peninsula make your way to the beautiful city of Christchurch for a tour and exploration of the city centre which highlights the damage and rebuild efforts from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 as well as visits to the scenic Lyttelton Harbour and the Sign of the Takahe for some excellent views of the city.

Discover the Banks Peninsula and the city of Christchurch on this shore excursion. This tour departs Akaroa and travels via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.

On arriving in Christchurch, and following a brief stop at the botanical gardens, join us on a sightseeing tour showcasing the city landmarks. See for yourself the areas most affected by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and learn how Christchurch is preserving its rich history with its rebuilds and new architecture. This is followed by a stop at the newly rebuilt city zone which provides some great opportunities to explore on your own and grab some lunch if required.

Afterwards, rejoin your coach and travel on to Lyttelton harbour, the original port of Christchurch for cruise ships prior to the earthquakes, followed by a trip to and the Sign of the Takahe for some stunning views of the city and the Southern Alps. The tour will return you to Akaroa in plenty of time prior to your cruise ships departure.

  • 10.30: Depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa Highway with breathtaking scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains.
  • 12.00: Arrive at the Christchurch Botanical Gardens where you will have some time to explore.
  • 12.30: Depart the Botanical Gardens for Christchurch City tour.
  • 13.00: The tour vehicle will stop in the central city for a break in the newly rebuilt city zone for an opportunity to explore on foot and time to get some lunch if required.
  • 13.45: Depart the central city with your coach and travel to the scenic Lyttelton Harbour and the Sign of the Takahe for some excellent views of the city and Southern Alps.
  • 15.00: Depart from Christchurch for Akaroa.
  • 16.30: Arrive at Akaroa to reboard your ship.

This tour from Akaroa to Christchurch is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

Our coaches depart Akaroa at 10.30am and departs Christchurch at 3.00pm returning to Akaroa by 4.30pm. This will ensure you arrive at the Cruise ship before departure.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 10:30
Duration : 6 Hours
Maximum number of people : 50
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Cruise Ship Schedule, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, Canterbury Museum, Botanical Gardens, Central City Earthquake Damage, Restart Mall, Sign of the Takahe, Lyttelton Port, Sumner.
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

Client Reviews

  • Very good tour. We wanted to know how the earthquake had affected the city and its people and we felt we came away with a very good knowledge of both the tragic and positives of this horrific time. Highly Recommended... take your camera!
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  • I was part of a group of 6 who went on this tour and it was fantastic. The tour company were extremely efficient from the moment we stepped off the cruise, to making sure we were back on board in time. The drive from Akaroa to Christchurch was spectacular. One of the most picteresque drives Ive seen. We arrived in Christchurch and had a little stop in town for refreshments. We continued with our guide who took us on a short tour around Christchurch. Our guides local knowledge was commendable, humorous and very interesting. We were then dropped off for our jet boating adventure on Waimak River. We jet boated over the crystal clear waters weaving in and out of some pretty hairy obstacles. I was amazed to see such control over such a speedy vessel. Our jet boating guide was very friendly and truly gave us a ride of our lives.
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  • Well organized, completed all events as advertized. Good value for money.
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    Excellent way to see all of the sights, the drivers were very knowledgeable and gave excellent commentary all the way through. For someone who has never visited before, it is the best way to get around.
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  • Wow! What can i say loved Akaroa.And then to take a trip to Christchurch was Great. The tour was also worth doing.I will be back!
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  • I throughly enjoyed our trip. Our driver was amazing, giving us personal experiences along with lots of information. He stopped numerous times so we could take pictures, which I really appreciated. The trip through the mountains was great and I would do it again in a minute.
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  • "Highly Recommend"
    I can't compliment this tour company enough. The overall experience from the online booking to the tour returning us to the cruise ship at the appointed time was fantastic. Both the scenery and the commentary were terrific and the coach comfortable. Of all the tours I have done this was one of the best.
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