Private tour in Christchurch Dermot H

Pricing Details
Base cost of tour
  • $ 900 USD

Christchurch Full Day Tour with Private Guide

Tour #76474
5 (15)
Pricing Details
Base cost of tour

up to 10 people

6 hours 30 minutes

Private transportation

Party Size:

1

Overview of your Christchurch tour:

Did you know Christchurch . . . is also called the "Garden City" and the "Gateway to Antarctica"? . . . was named after part of Oxford University in England? . . . had over 18, 000 aftershocks following the 2011 earthquake (finished now !)? . . . has a harbour located in the flooded crater of an ancient volcano? Join me on this tour and let's explore the area. I am a "kiwi" who after travelling the world extensively on land and sea chose to settle here over 30 years ago. I am passionate about history, nature and outdoors and this is an excellent area to experience a slice of the real New Zealand. If you are interested in culture and history and in understanding how this city and young country have changed through the years I will take you on a fascinating tour of the central city landmarks, the Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour. You'll enjoy the views from beautiful locations like the Summit Road, perfect for those photos to take home. We'll stroll together through parks and feel that special NZ nature.

Your Christchurch tour itinerary

Our tour includes Cathedral Square and its damaged neo-Gothic Cathedral, the Original Provincial Chambers, Canterbury Museum, Arts Centre, Christ's College, Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park (third biggest city park in the world). We drive up the Port Hills to the Sign of the Takahe and along the Summit Road with views of the Southern Alps, Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. . . you cannot miss the views from 1500 ft/500 m! I will tell you about the history of NZ and the area as we go and give you information about the 2011 earthquake and our plans for the future. We are happy to personalise the tour by adding options such as Mona Vale Homestead and Gardens, Sumner Beach, The International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Park (see a "kiwi"), Air Force World (free entry), short scenic walks etc. We can also pick you up from any location in Christchurch/Lyttelton and can customize your tour for you in case you have any special requests or if you are more than 11 people and need a larger vehicle.

Customize your tour

Contact your local guide to know more!!

Transport Details
Type: Private Transportation

The services of your guide and transport in our LTNZ Licenced vehicle are included.

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. Your morning tea/coffee Lunch (we can recommend a variety of restaurants)...approx. $20 NZD pp Entry to optional activities/venues (eg.International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Park.....see a live kiwi etc.)
  • 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 (the NORWICH QUAY 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.

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

Layover

City Highlights

Nature Wildlife And Safaris

Languages
Basic

Japanese

Fluent

English

Activity Level
Minimal
5

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    Duration:

    6 hours 30 minutes

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    $ 900 USD

    Book with a 20% deposit!

    Size:

    up to 10 people

    Duration:

    6 hours 30 minutes

    Transportation:

    Private transportation

    Party Size:

    1

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    Select tour start time

    View our Cancellation policy

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