Private tour in Christchurch Dermot H

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 1,000 USD

Akaroa Day Tour with Private Guide....ex Christchurch

Tour #11679
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Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 10 people

7 hours

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Christchurch tour:

Join me on this tour and find out why Akaroa is the most popular day destination for Christchurch locals ! Together let's discover the incredibly scenic Banks Peninsula, with its extinct volcanoes and find out about the Maori, French and English history unique to this area. I am a native "kiwi" who has travelled the world on land and sea and chose this magical area to settle down in some years ago. . . . . . there are not many places you can go skiing on Saturday and sailing on Sunday ! I am passionate about history and nature and feel my years as a teacher help me tell the story of this area which to me is one of the most fascinating in NZ . You will love this tour because of the variety of beautiful locations we visit like the NZ "Stonehenge" and hidden gems with amazing views, perfect for the perfect photos to take home. . . . . . and you will gain will an understanding of the colourful lives of the people who lived here through a series of stories as we traverse this spectacular landscape.

Your Christchurch tour itinerary

- Enjoy the scenic road to Akaroa via Lyttelton Harbour, Gebbies Pass, Lake Ellesmere and Little River (Art Gallery/Cafe and the old railway station which has been converted into a Crafts Centre). - Then stop at "the Hilltop" on the crater rim for photos of Akaroa Harbour from 1500 ft above - Visit Barrys Bay Cheese Factory to sample some of their fine cheese. - Explore quaint Akaroa township's shops and cottages -choose an option below OPTIONS : -Lunch (fish and chips) -Black Cat Nature Cruise, Akaroa. . . . highly recommended ! (2 hours, look for Hector's Dolphins (the world's smallest), Little Blue Penguins, seals etc. ) -Taste wine at a local winery -Birdling's Flat (look for jemstones on the beach) -Okains Bay Museum -International Antarctic Centre @ Chch Airport My tours are flexible and very personal so let me know exactly what you would like and I will do my best to provide a fun and informative day out ! If you are more than 11 and need a larger vehicle I can create a customised tour for you !

Customize your tour

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Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation

See "Private Transportation" below

What's Included
  • Other: The services of your guide and transport in our LTNZ Licenced vehicle are included. Our vehicle is a modern 2013 Toyota Hiace Minibus with 11 passenger seats and a microphone for commentary. We have air-conditioning and the seatbacks can be adjusted. *The seat configuration is 2+1 passengers along the back two rows with 2 passengers per row in the front 2 rows. There is one seat next to the driver (great for those who love photography).IE from the rear 1+2,1+2, 2, 2 and 1 passenger seat(front). Single seats are 42 cm wide (approx. 14 inches) and double seats are 89 cm wide (approx. 30 inches for 2 pax) *We are licenced to operate under both a SPSL (small pax service licence) and a LPSL (large pax service licence...over 11 pax) if needed. *Our insurance is with Lowe, Schollum and Jones (including standard industry $10,000,000 liability insurance) and my vehicle is FULLY compliant to be operated on tours as required by NZ law (Certificate of Fitness AND Certificate of Loading).
  • Private Guide
  • Private Transportation
What's Extra
  • Other: Personal expenses. 2 hour Nature Cruise with "Black Cat Cruises" We suggest lunch at Ma Maison Restaurant or Bully Hayes (the NZ blue cod is very popular)
  • Food Drinks Snacks
Where will you meet

Airport: ,Cruise: ,ByGuide: ...if you are arriving on a cruise ship at Lyttelton/Christchurch please take the free shuttle shipside to LYTTELTON (NORWICH QUAY BUS STOP)...takes about 10 min...just through the port gates...look for me holding a sign with your name on when you disembark the bus. Please be aware to take into account possible waiting time for the shuttle shipside if it is a busy time of day when you leave the ship......and please do NOT catch the city bus to Christchurch !

  • You can request a different meeting location (for example, your hotel) during the checkout process.
Other Details
Tour Categories

Nature Wildlife And Safaris

Day Trip

City Highlights

Boat

Layover

Languages
Basic

Japanese

Fluent

English

Activity Level
Minimal
Accessibility

Kid Friendly

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