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“Fantastic day in Christchurch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours

Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours
7 Tramway Lane, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Northern Brisbane
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“Fantastic day in Christchurch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

still sad to see the devastation in Christchurch BUT take the Christchurch Grand Tour with www.welcomeaboard.co.nz -- was just fantastic - covered gardens, tram, gondola and the best punting experience, so relaxing --- highly recommend

Visited December 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Thank you for taking our Grand Tour, and for taking the time to review our attractions. We're so happy to hear your day with us was interesting and relaxing. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope you can visit Christchurch again in the future.
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Christchurch at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Grand Tour in Christchurch is a unique experience to visit the different facets of this town in its lovely environment. The driver (on our tour it was Ray) provided an excellent overview about the town while driving through various parts of the city, also explaining the impact of the past earthquakes, and leading to the lovely highlights such as the Punting tour on the Avon, the tour through the impressive Botanical Garden by caterpillar transportation, the Gondola tour on top of the Port Hills, and finally the ride on the historic Tram of Christchurch. We recommend this phantastic tour to all visitors of Christchurch.

Alex and Anna, Basel, Switzerland

Visited December 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time on the Grand Tour, and thank you for recommending our tour to others. I will pass on your comments to your driver and the staff our attractions to let them know how much you enjoyed your day. Thank you for taking the time to review us :)
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“An excellent day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We only had one day in Christchurch and this was well worth doing. Thanks to Ian our driver for such an informative tour, we learnt so much in a short space of time. Punting on the Avon was a wonderful experience (thanks Cyrus), travelling through the city and surrounds was a real eye opener (post quake), gondola was enjoyable and the trip through the botanical gardens really relaxing. We only had a day but felt like we came away really having experienced the best that Christchurch had to offer and having learnt a lot as well.

Visited October 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Grand Tour. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Grand Tour and got to enjoy Christchurch in the one day that you had here. Your comments have been forwarded to Ian and the other staff. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay in New Zealand and we look forward to seeing you again one day.
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“A great all-round Christchurch experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We took the tour on a quiet day, with only half a dozen other people. Nevertheless, the guide was fantastic and highly knowledgable. We visited several of Christchurch's main attractions including the gondola, botanic gardens and punted down the Avon river. All of these are good attractions in their own right. We also were driven through the city and down to the seaside town/suburb of Sumner. The extent of the damage which Christchurch suffered in the earthquakes is quite evident and was a common theme of the tour. Unfortunately quite a few buildings and attractions, such as the art gallery, are closed for repairs or rebuilding, but I don't feel that this detracted from the tour. Christchurch is a nice little city and this tour was a great way to explore it with a local guide.

The tour itself does not include a visit to the Canterbury museum but it does depart from there. I would suggest arriving a little early (perhaps one hour early) and visiting the museum.

When you consider everything that is included, the tour is good value for money (although lunch is not included). I would not hesitate to recommend the Grand Tour to visitors of all ages.

Visited July 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you Matt for such a lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time on the Grand Tour and enjoyed visiting Christchurch. And thank you for recommending our tour to others.
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“Grand Tour Christchurch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a must do for any visitor to Christchurch. Pickup from Hotels and camper parks makes this a hassle free sight seeing tour of post earth quake Christchurch. The coach is well above what is normally provided for a city tour. Our driver/ tour leader was very knowledgeable passionate about the city, the damage and reconstruction activities. The included punting on the river Avon and botanical gardens tour allowed us to enjoy the beauty of the gardens. Trips to the seaside villages, panoramic views and container city all add-up to give the visitor a very enjoyable experience.
Camera is a must, comfortable footwear is recommended.

Visited March 2013
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed our Christchurch Grand Tour and seeing our city. I have passed your comments onto our drivers. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our attraction, this is greatly appreciated.
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