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Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus

These Hop on Hop Off 'Soaring Kiwi Tours' are the very best way to experience the 'magic' of Christchurch!  With a mix of open and closed top double-decker buses, you will ride in comfort and style, enjoying spectacular views from the top deck. See first-hand the exciting rebuild that is taking place after the devastating 2011 earthquakes. Enjoy fantastic views from the top deck of our double decker-buses, while being entertained by the commentary from our local Kiwi guides. Chose from our 1 hour Central Tour Route or 2 hour Discover Route or for the complete tour take advantage of the savings with our Combo Tour Pass. 48 Hour Combo Passes also include free entry to Quake City!

Duration 1 to 2 days
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  • What's included :
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Transport by Double-Decker Bus
    • Hop on hop off service
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • Central Tour:
    The Central Tour red loop is operated on an open top double decker bus and is a one hour long tour, or you can choose to spend all day hopping on and off at the different stops along the way. On this tour you will see how the earthquakes have completely changed the Christchurch central city landscape and you will see and learn about the exciting rebuild, which is now well underway.
    Central Tour Route includes the Canterbury Museum, Mona Vale, Westfield Riccarton Mall, Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch Catholic Basilica, Margaret Mahy Playground, Cathedral Square, and Earthquake Memorial/The Terrace.
    Discover Tour:
    The Discover Tour blue loop is a two hour tour operated on a Classic London closed roof double decker bus. This tour travels into the ‘red zone’ which is a residential area where more than 6000 homes were demolished after the earthquakes.
    Your guide will talk about the many exciting opportunities that are being explored to redevelop this area. The
    tour then heads out to the beautiful seaside area of Sumner where you will have time to enjoy an ice cream on the beach, before heading to the Port Hills to enjoy breathtaking views over the city, Canterbury plains and out to the Southern Alps.
    Discover Tour Route includes the Canterbury Museum,Residential “Red Zone”, Sumner Village, and the Sign of the Takahe/Port Hills.
    Combo Tour Pass (Central Tour + Discover Tour):
    Explore the very best that Christchurch has to offer with one fantastic combo pass. Enjoy both tour routes and SAVE. 48 Hour Combo pass includes FREE Quake City Museum Tour. There is no better way to spend a day in Christchurch! 
  • Departure Point :
    Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue
    Departure Time :
    Central Tour (Red Line) Frequency: Every 60 minutes

    Year-round (1 Jan – 31 Dec): First bus departs at 10am from Stop 1 – Canterbury Museum

    Summer (1 Nov – 30 Apr): Last bus departs at 4pm from Stop 1 – Canterbury Museum

    Winter (1 May – 31 Oct): Last bus departs at 2pm from Stop 1 - Canterbury Museum

    Discover Tour (Blue Line) Tour Duration: 2 Hours

    Summer (1 Nov – 31 Apr): 9am, 12pm, 3pm

    Winter (1 May – 31 Oct): 3pm

    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 2 children (0-14yrs) may ride free with an accompanied adult.
    • We reserve the right to use an alternative vehicle than is advertised, without prior notice, due to unforeseen circumstances, including health & safety or mechanical concerns.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please bring a printed copy of this ticket
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Activity ID: V-2922CDDB

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