Guided Small Group Tours of New Zealand

Tours

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Punting down the Avon ChristchurchCanterbury MuseumThe Avon RiverSewyn wine and Food TrailChristchurch - The Tannery Retail EmporiumChristchurch - TramTree Houses for Swamp DwellersRose garden- Christchurch Botanic Gardens

CT01 – Full day City Tour including lunch

Trip Includes:

City sights including Botanic Gardens
Tastings at 'She Chocolate' cafe
Travel by deluxe 4WD mini-van with a maximum of 8 passengers
Fully escorted with informative commentary and stunning scenery
Pick up 9.30 am and drop off 4.30pm

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Description

Christchurch City, the Botanic Gardens, lunch and chocolate tastings.

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Having picked you up we drive to Christchurch and by the city’s centre. Here you can assess the progress of the rebuild following the 2010/2011 earthquakes. We will discuss the reasons for the event, its impact and the exciting plans for the future. We will also delve into the history of city and explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens where you will discover why New Zealand’s flora and fauna is unique. Stops will be made at Cathedral Square, the River precinct, the Transitional Cathedral (Cardboard Cathedral) and the Tannery shopping precinct. Lunch will be taken in a local cafe or restaurant

During 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. Before we return you  to your accommodation we visit ‘She Chocolate’ a chocolatire cafe. Here we hope to tempt you with the pleasures of ‘The Food of the Gods’ before wishing you  farewell.

Please note the order of activities will be dependent of 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. canty1

    “Great day of touring-from Christchurch history to wine tasting and chocolate. We learned a lot, very enjoyable. Irene was a great guide.” Linda Shorey and John Decker- 18-Nov-2015

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