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Christchurch Grand Tour

Christchurch's Best Luxury City Tour

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What you need to know

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DURATION

5 hours

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OPEN HOURS

10am to 3pm 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)

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MINIMUM AGE

There is no minimum age but for safety reasons children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Christchurch Gondola
Christchurch Tram City Tour
Gardens Tour
Punting on The Avon
Complimentary accommodation pickup

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Highlights

Punting on the Avon

Refined, relaxing & romantic – punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. The waters of the Avon ripple by as you sit back on deep cushioned seats in a classic punt while your Edwardian-dressed punter guides you quietly on a 30 minute ride past trailing willows, woodlands, leafy banks and the sights of the garden city of Christchurch.

Christchurch Gondola

The Christchurch Gondola whisks you into the air nearly a kilometre to the Crater Rim of the Port Hills.  Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch. Revive your spirits with a snack at the Red Rock Cafe, and browse what is on offer at the Shop at the Top.

Sumner & Redcliffs Seaside Villages

Your tour includes a visit to the delightful seaside village of Sumner with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants situated across from the beach.

Botanic Gardens Tour

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens were established in 1863, and host without a doubt the finest collection of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand. While on our shuttle discover the natural beauty, history and culture of this central city oasis while at the same time being taken around the gardens in any weather in comfort and style.

Christchurch Tram

We deliver you to one of our Christchurch Tram stops and present you with a ticket to explore the city centre on the Trams at your leisure. Here you will have as much time as you wish to ride the Trams to see the changing face of the city and listen to our drivers’ interesting and informative commentaries. You can also get on and off the Trams at any of our 17 stops to visit nearby attractions such as New Regent Street and the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral.

Customer Reviews

March 4, 2018
I liked the price with all that was included. It was a wonderful day and hit a lot of highlights for my last day in NZ. The biggest downside was I was concerned about parking and couldn't get answers on the actual location from their website/"contact us". They never responded after 3 attempts. I came from Akaroa and left at 5:00 am just to be sure of making the connection. It ended up, that it was right downtown and I found a parking garage that had plenty of room for NZ$12.00 for the day. However, to get there gave my GPS fits because the street closings change so often (earthquake results). This is a great value for a single day of covering CHC. It would be nice if they gave a more detailed idea of where to go. I could have gotten up 2 hours later, had I known. As a matter of fact, if I hadn't already paid for it, I probably wouldn't have gone because of the unsurity. I am glad I did, though.

Jim G

December 5, 2017
When the day starts with a lazy punt on the Avon, you just know it's gonna be good. The punt was followed up by an hour long, extremely enjoyable and informative trip on the Caterpillar around the Botanic Gardens. Then the bus trip to the Gondola for lunch and fantastic views of Christchurch all with very informative commentary. Finished off with a day and a half open use of the trams. A must do trip in Christchurch!

Morris W New Zealand

February 13, 2018
If you want a great deal on how to cover the major sites in Christchurch this is it. To do each one separately would cost way more. A day well spent.

Robert C Anchorage, Alaska

February 6, 2018
We had Tom for our tour guide and he was excellent. He gave us a great background on Christchurch since the earthquake and the work being done to restore it. The tour includes a punt down the Avon river and we had the lovely Raphael as our guide. This was followed with a trip to see the beach and then a trip on the Gondola. Had a lovely lunch at the top at the Red Rock Cafe. Then we got on the Hop On and Off tram. Great day seeing Christchurch.

Angela A Brisbane, Australia

Highlights

  • a romantic Punt ride on the Avon River in a classic pleasure craft
  • a tour of Christchurch’s famous Botanic Gardens
  • panoramic views from the Christchurch Gondola
  • time to see the quirky, independent seaside township of Sumner
  • a ticket to see the central city from the Heritage Tram

We are happy to welcome all ages and abilities on our Grand Tour. Please note that children are classed as being from 5 – 15 years of age with infants under 5 years.

If one of your party requires special assistance just let us know in advance.

For guests meeting the tour at the Canterbury Museum and needing a car park, there are plenty of all-day parks nearby. We recommend the Christchurch City Council’s website for information on car park locations and pricing.

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