Dunedin – Coastal Train with Dunedin Sights and Olveston House LT71ACS

$165.00

Experience the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by Railway on the Silver Fern Train coupled with a two hour city sightseeing tour of Dunedin, followed by admission and a guided tour of Olveston House.

Overview

See the central sights of Dunedin and visit the Olveston Historic Home on a shore excursion of Dunedin attractions. When your ship pulls into port, a professional guide,  escorts you through the city by coach. View the University of Otago, Dunedin Botanic Garden and stately historic buildings before a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston, which includes the mansion and its landscaped gardens.  Then soak up the views of the Pacific Ocean during a 1.5-hour round-trip train journey.

Highlights

  • Dunedin shore excursion with rail journey
  • Take a guided tour of the Olveston Historic Home
  • Ride a train along the seaside cliffs of the Otago Peninsula
  • See city highlights such as Baldwin Street and the University of Otago
  • Hear commentary from an informative guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Our worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

 

What You Can Expect

While your cruise ship is in port, discover the historical roots of Dunedin, the second-largest city in New Zealand’s South Island. Start your shore excursion with port pickup and board your comfortable coach for a sightseeing tour.

Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula. Pass by Baldwin Street, considered the world’s steepest street, and get a glimpse of the harbour. View the University of Otago, the neoclassical Dunedin Town Hall and Renaissance Revival–style Dunedin Railway Station as well as opulent banks, theatres and 19th-century edifices.

Join a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston Historic Home a 35-room mansion and gardens.  A docent reveals the history behind this enchanting time capsule of one of Dunedin’s wealthy merchant families.  Built in a Jacobean style, Olveston is decorated with original fine art and furniture collected by the home’s wealthy owners. Stroll past century-old trees and manicured lawns to the gardens.

Then board the coastal train which will journey along the coastline and to the hills overlooking your ship at Port Chalmers. Great photo opportunities to be had.  It then travels to the small seaside settlement of Waitati before making its return journey back to Port Chalmers.  The train will drop you back near the historic church in the Port Chalmers township.  A short 10 minute walk back to the Port Visitor Centre, via the vibrant Port Chalmers village with a wide range of art & culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers and fashion designers.

Back to your ship by  3.30pm.

Details

Inclusions

  • Dunedin sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee and guided tour of Olveston House
  • Rail journey
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Subject to available seats on train
  • Should your cruise ship timetable be indicating that you will be berthing in Dunedin (Port Chalmers) at 10.00am or later, this does not preclude you from booking these tour options. The timetable will simply be altered to align with the cruise ships arrival time

Departure point

Dunedin Port

Departure time 10am

Duration – 5 ½ hours

Return details Returns to original departure point at approximately 3.30pm

Meeting Instructions –  Port Chalmers Dunedin

Your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers. Once you disembark, all passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a “Good Company Tours” representative, they will direct you to the “Good Company” buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre.  Please get there around 9:45am for a 10:00am departure.

Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 10:00am
Duration : 5.5hrs
Maximum number of people : Unlimited
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Silver Fern Railway, Fully Guided Tour, Olveston House
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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.

Please note:

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

  • Fantastic shore excursion , highly recommend . Dunedin is a very scenic place and the train trip was just great. ..perfect weather perfect day .
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  • This tour was fantastic. Well planned, scenic and historically very interesting. Tour guide very knowledgeable
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  • Everything worked perfectly our driver gave a fine description of the highlights we saw and he got us back to the ship on time. Both the train and Olveston House were well worth experiencing and the cost of the tour was half that being charged by the cruise ship.
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  • Wonderful train trip. Easy pickup and back to cruise ship. Beautiful scenery. Good live narration as you travel. Followed by City Tour. the guided tour of Olveston House was great. Would recommend. Considerably less expensive than tour through Princess.
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    "Fantastic Option"
    We were in Dunedin on the Golden Princess and had purchased this tour in advance at the recommendation of some friends who had travelled on this excursion earlier in the year. What a truly fantastic option, we visited and had a fully guided tour of Olveston House and then travelled on the train south along the coast, what great scenery. In the afternoon had a city sightseeing tour with very good informative and humorous commentary. Couldn't have been a better day.
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