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CT-AK City Tour ex Akaroa Cruise Ship

Trip Includes:

Fully escorted with informative commentary and stunning scenery
Lunch at winery/bistro/cafe
City sights including Botanic Gardens
Travel by deluxe 4WD mini-van with a maximum of 8 passengers
Pick up from Akaroa wharf 9-9.30am and drop off 4.30pm

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Description

Pick up off Cruise ship in Akaroa, scenic drive, city tour, lunch, wine tasting and return to Akaroa.

Akaroa MapDuring the day we will head to the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps.  Once into the city we stop at the River precinct, Cathedral Square, Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral and the Botanic Gardens.  After lunch if time permits we will visit a winery for tastings which will demonstrate why New Zealand’s wine and its makers are so highly regarded around the world. Canterbury also prides itself in being serious about food and promoting local produce.

The time required to drive from Akaroa to Christchurch takes 1.5 hours and we plan to return you to Akaroa by 4.30pm, this will give you the opportunity for some local shopping before returning to your ship.

 

Please note the order of activities will be dependent on pick up/drop off points and weather

Additional information

What to bring

What should we wear and take on our Day Tour CLOTHING Check the weather, dress accordingly and if necessary carry extra appropriate clothing. If you think that the clothing you have with you in New Zealand is inadequate/ unsuitable for your tour let us know, at least, the day before departure, so we can lend you some. South Island weather is extremely variable. Sudden changes are not uncommon! As we include walks on our tours it is advisable that you wear comfortable clothing suitable for being active and, as you will be in the mountains or on the ocean, a wind proof top is a must. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that can be added and/or removed. The following is recommended: wind/shower proof jacket that will keep you dry in a sharp shower Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather, made of material that retains warmth when damp from sweat or drizzle). hat (type depending on weather) Guests on hiking tours should have a rainstorm proof jacket. DAY PACK (or bag you can carry and have both hands free) sunscreen (high SPF) sunglasses water bottle lip balm camera with extra card, spare batteries.

Reviews

  1. Irene: you give us such a wonderful excursion – thank you for giving us a day of learning and laughing! Jim Stone – 29.01.2015

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