Discover Christchurch with a local guide!
Experience the diversity and secrets of this beautiful English styled city and its surrounding country side with a local private guide. We are totally flexible about what you see, this will be largely determined by your interests. Christchurch and Canterbury have an English feel to it, this is reflected in areas like the Heritage Percent and along the Avon River where punts still ply their trade. Parks, gardens, wine and the country are also popular additions to any tour. Its your call, let me know what you want see and I will facilitate it.
This is a private tour and is meant to accommodate your interests and schedule. I can be contacted through the ToursByLocals website to work out an itinerary that's right for you. If you have any specific destinations you would like to visit, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your wishes. Some like to look a Christchurch's colonial past, others prefer parks and gardens, wine and the country is also popular. Its your call, let me know what you want and I will facilitate it.
Typically your tour will in all likelihood include: Wine from Straight 8 Vineyard, The Heritage prescient (Christchurch Museum, The Arts Centre, The Botanical Gardens) The Cardboard Cathedral, City Street Art, New Regent Street and the Port Hills
A walk on Sumner beach is possible, views of the Southern Alps from the Port Hills and a stroll in the gardens are options. On this private country and city tour almost anything is possible.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I am fully flexible as to the pick up point. All City points are readily available. If you are on a cruise I will collect from the disembarkation point.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
If wanted this tour can be extended to fit your schedule (from 6 to 7 hours)
This may be necessary if you are on a cruise boat with an Akaroa pick up.
Transportation will be in a late model Van or SUV.
There may be some walking involved depending on activities.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 NZD - Additional funding may be needed if you wish to purchase additional items on your private tour.
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Michael is a fantastic guide. He always stopped for photo shots along the mountainous drive to Christchurch. We loved our coffee stop at the silo village. A super unique place. Our tour of Christchurch was fabulous. Seeing the place where your home was before the earthquake personalized the tragedy. We loved every place you took us. Lunch at Brunson's was fun and unique. The highlight was our stop at Straight 8 winery. Fun and unique.