AKAROA PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION (Christchurch City & Banks Peninsula)

Enjoy your private Akaroa shore excursion & see what others miss! Travel in style & comfort of your very own chauffeur driven vehicle. Take a 90 minutes scenic drive on Banks Peninsula & visit the Garden City of New Zealand, Christchurch. Experience a vibrant destination in transition at your own convenience. Enjoy a guided tour of Christchurch Botanical Gardens on an electric caterpillar bus & meander down the Avon River in a traditional English Punt. Top the day-off with an ice-cream on us at Sumner Beach. This is the perfect way to experience & discover all that a cruise ship destination has to offer.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Duration 8 to 9 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Port pick-up & drop-off.
    • Private tour (i.e. only for one party)
    • Botanical Gardens guided caterpillar tour.
    • Punting on Avon River.
    • Christchurch Gondola
    • Transport by air-conditioned late model Mercedes Benz vans.
    • Complimentary Light Refreshments.
    • Complimentary Hotspot WIFI.
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Avon River
    • Entry/Admission - Christchurch Gondola
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Pickup around 9am from Akaroa & take the scenic drive to Christchurch.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch New Zealand

    Visit Christchurch Botanical Gardens & hop onboard an electric-powered caterpillar bus along with live commentary & enjoy the splendid gardens.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Avon River, Christchurch New Zealand

    Sit back & relax in a traditional English Punt & meander down the Avon River.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island

    Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at one of the many cafes’ & restaurants in Christchurch (at your own expense). Your driver/ guide will give you recommendations.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Christchurch Gondola, 10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022 New Zealand

    Get a brief overview of the Central Christchurch which is being rebuilt from scratch after recovering from a devastating earthquake &
    Enjoy 360 degree views from Christchurch Gondola.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island

    1.Take the relaxing scenic drive back to Akaroa.

    2.Stop over & feast your taste buds at Barry’s Bay Traditional Cheese Factory.

    3.Drop-off to your cruise terminal around 5pm, which will give you some time to explore boutique shops on the waterfront in Akaroa.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Akaroa, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please inform what time your cruise ship docks in Akaroa Harbour and we will meet you at the wharf.Ports
    • Akaroa Harbour
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend you pre-book & take the first tender to Akaroa Port.
    • All cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at the time of booking: Ship name, Docking time, Disembarkation time & Re-boarding time.
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion:If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-71335P23

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