CT01 – Full day City Tour including lunch

City sights including Botanic Gardens | Travel by luxury vehicle | Fully escorted with informative commentary and stunning scenery

Christchurch City, the Botanic Gardens, lunch and the Port Hills.

Having picked you up from your inner city hotel we will drive into the City Centre and discuss the rebuild and reinvention of our colourful and vibrant city, now designed for walking. We will also delve into the history of city and briefly explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens where you will discover why New Zealand’s flora and fauna is unique. City stops will include the Transitional Cathedral (Cardboard Cathedral), and the Tannery shopping precinct.

We will also head to the Port Hills which overlook Christchurch and present stunning views of the city, Canterbury Plains, Lyttelton Harbour and the distant Southern Alps. We will drop down to Lyttelton harbour and explore the seaside suburbs of Lyttelton and Sumner before heading back towards the City Centre.

Lunch will be taken at a local cafe

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

What to Bring


South Island weather is extremely variable. Sudden changes are not uncommon! We advise that you wear comfortable clothing suitable for being active and a wind proof top. It is advisable to wear layers of clothing that can be added and/or removed.

The following is recommended:
  • wind/rain proof jacket
  • day pack
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather,
  • hat (type depending on weather)
  • sunscreen (high SPF)
  • sunglasses
  • water bottle


“Great day of touring-from Christchurch history to wine tasting and chocolate. We learned a lot, very enjoyable. Irene was a great guide”

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