The perfect introduction to Christchurch Gardens, Wine and Heritage
This tour aims to give a personalized introduction to every thing that is Christchurch. No mater your arrival point you will visit the heritage area which includes the museum, botanical gardens and the Arts Centre.
Along the way we should be able to taste wine or visit a brewery, enjoy the views. The call is yours.
If you do have specific interests I can accommodate these, be they art, heritage, rugby, cricket, education, shopping or coffee. With a little warning I can ensure that you will have a day full of interesting activities.
As this tour is a private tour it can be individualized to meet guests needs. However you can be assured that the Heritage prescient with its gardens, museums, arts center and gallery's will be included as will the opportunity to visit a Canterbury Vineyard. If the collection point is Akaroa then the famous cheeses of Barry's Bay will be tasted and the countryside visited, coffee tasted (and Art Viewed) at the Little River Store and Kaituna Valley visited. If your collection point is Christchurch then Riccarton House or Deans Bush are on the itinerary as is Sumner Beach, the Port Hills and the Tannery. All visitors will have a chance to look how Christchurch is rebuilding after its devastating earthquake. With its quirky graffiti the City has become the home of some interesting street art.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you from either your hotel or private accommodation, cruise terminal or from the place of your choosing.
End location: Upon completion of the tour you will be returned to your collection point or the point of your choosing.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
The duration of this tour will be dependent upon collection and departure point. If you are on a cruise with Akaroa as your port of call this is over an hour from Christchurch City. This may necessitate the tour being lengthened a little.
Your day will include transport in a private late model SUV
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 New Zealand Dollars - Should you wish to purchase lunch, a glass of wine or juice or souvenirs this will be additional to the tour cost.
If you are wanting to take the Christchurch Tram this cost an additional $25
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Michael is a fabulous tour-guide, not only knowledgeable, but also friendly and flexible. We fully enjoyed our day at Christchurch, visiting the historical sites and beautiful gardens. We highly recommend his service!