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Wellington Full Day Tour provided by Xplor Tours

Wellington Full Day Tour
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Wellington Full Day Tour A fully escorted tour showcasing all of the best highlights of Wellington city and some of its outer suburbs.  Among visiting iconic landmarks, the tour will also include a cafe lunch beside the sea, and the choice of taking either a guided tour of the Weta Workshop Studios, or for the nature lovers, a guided tour of our renowned wildlife sanctuary Zealandia.  Features include: • Mt Victoria lookout (360 views of Wellington) • Ride on Iconic Wellington Cable Car • Parliament Buildings (Beehive) • Old St Paul's Cathedral • Lady Norwood Rose Garden • Rocky coastline • Wahine Memorial • Drive through downtown Wellington • Lunch at a seaside cafe • Weta Cave Tour or Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary (tours are with a guide)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 387-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 387-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66479P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cruise ship pick up
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Lunch (main and drink)
Small-group tour or private tour
Tour escort/host
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transport by private vehicle
Lunch
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages
Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
387–420 minutes
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cruise ship pick up
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Lunch (main and drink)
Small-group tour or private tour
Tour escort/host
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transport by private vehicle
Lunch
Bottled water
Alcoholic Beverages
Entry/Admission - Weta Workshop
Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
387–420 minutes
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Wellington
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Weta Workshop
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Wellington Botanic Garden
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Lady Norwood Rose Garden
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    New Zealand Parliament
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Old St Paul's
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Wellington
    See Important Information for details
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5.0
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WesternGardener
Vancouver, Canada478 contributions
Fantabulous Tour for our group of 40 from Radiance of the Seas
Feb 2020
From my very first contact with Richard Bialy in February 2019 to the actual tour in March 2020, his commitment to working together was beyond compare. I have organized tours world-wide and must say Richard made it easy to 'go outside the wheelhouse' with this extraordinary day. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Kudos to you, Richard. Till we return to Wellington!
Written April 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richard B
Hi Audrey Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. It was a pleasure working with you creating this specially designed tour for your group. I am glad that you enjoyed it. Once again thank you for your review.
Written April 20, 2020
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300janices
Copper Mountain, United States7 contributions
Long day from the cruise port
Feb 2020
Ray our tour guide and driver was incredible! He was not only so engaging but well connected. The only downside was the 1 1/2 hour bus ride from the cruise port to Wellington and then back again!!! It would have been helpful to have known this before we booked this tour. The tour of Wellington only took 45 minutes total so it was a long day, although the scenery was awesome.
Written March 5, 2020
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Richard B
Hi 300jani Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. I think you might have your cities mixed up. It sounds like you are talking about going from Akaroa to Christchurch as this does takes about 1.5 hours from the port and I am aware that the tour of Christchurch itself only takes 45 minutes. In Wellington you are in the city in 5 minutes. Ray looked after you in a full day Wellington Tour not Christchurch. Ray is one of our Wellington guides and is an incredible tour guide full of knowledge and fun. So hopefully when you refer to Ray it is about your Wellington Tour.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kent W
2 contributions
Our tour leader / driver was great!
Feb 2020
Ray picked us up promptly in a nice clean comfortable van. He had us introduce ourselfs, and by the end with the fellow passengers, we were like family.
We were given a great tour of Wellington. Everything from lookout points to gardens with the City in-between. Ray was knowledgeable and he made it fun. Five Stars!!
Written February 25, 2020
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Richard B
Hi Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. Ray is one of the best tour guides in Wellington. Knows lots about the place and most importantly loves to have fun with his group and sounds like he did that on your tour. Once again thank you for your review.
Written March 1, 2020
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Diane R
Tucson, AZ7 contributions
I researched forever...this is an excellent company and tour was great!
Dec 2019
What a pleasure to have Richard as our tour guide in Wellington. Great tour with special treats along the way. We highly recommend this tour company. Enjoy your travels!
Written December 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Diane Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I am really glad that you enjoyed the tour and the treats along the way. Once again thank you for your review.
Written December 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clemens
9 contributions
Very competent, very nice, fantastic experience
Aug 2019
Richard took us on a full day tour to see Wellington on 21st of August.
He showed us all the attractions we wanted to see and some more.
He is very knowledgable but does not overload you with his knowledge.
It was a perfect sightseeing day for us.
He did everything in a very nice and outgoing manner.
Highest recommendations!!!
Written September 2, 2019
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RichardB9061
Hi Clemens Thank you very much for your review it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure taking you and Bridget on a tour of my lovely city. We had a few laughs, a bit of fun and I really enjoyed your company for the day. I hope the rest of your stay in New Zealand was enjoyable. Once again thank you for your review.
Written September 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pathfinder628984
1 contribution
Great Wellington day trip tour
Jun 2019 • Friends
Had a lovely day seeing the highlights of Wellington with Richard owner and guide of Xplor. The tour was well paced and not rushed. The included lunch was scrumptious and in an out it the way place, best vegetarian burger ever and my friend enjoyed her fish meal. Richard is fun company and had lots of local info. A full day tour that speed by with a great mix of beautiful scenery and city sites. Highly recommended if you have limited time in Wellington
Written June 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Jill Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I had fun taking you and Maureen around Wellington. Once again thank you for your review.
Written June 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Errol F
1 contribution
Very extensive and informative tour.
May 2019 • Couples
Richard is a bonza bloke. That is Aussie talk for the real deal. Everything was run to perfection. All the sights seen were top class. The timing excellent. We had so much in common we could have done another day tour. I strongly recommend this company to all who may be contemplating a tour of Wellington.
Written May 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Errol Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. We had fun on the tour and it was a pity there was no race meeting in Wellington--would have taken you. Thank you and also Jan, Lionel and Trish for making it a lovely day in Wellington for me as well. Once again thank you for the review.
Written May 19, 2019
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Myriam
Montreal, Canada43 contributions
Super guide
Apr 2019 • Couples
Wellington is a big city like many others. It’s clean an de busy. The tour was nice, it took us all around to see all the sights. Richard is a great guide. I would recommend this tour to get a general idea of Wellington.
Written April 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Myriam Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. I enjoyed taking you and Martin around Wellington we had fun. Once again thank you for your review.
Written April 18, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gregory B
Chino, CA13 contributions
Richard is the BEST !
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife Kim and I visited New Zeland for the first time about 2 weeks ago. We pre booked this excursion in Wellington based on reviews we read online. When we got to Wellington, Richard greeted us and explained the itinerary for the day. He said the main goal along with seeing Wellington was to have fun. And we did! Richard is personable, knowledgeable , engaging, and has a great sense of humor. We learned so much about Wellington but in a fun way. He even emailed us pictures he took of us during the trip. If you read this review, stop shopping and book the full day tour with Richard. You won't regret it...... Greg and Kim B.-Chino, CA.
Written April 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow!!! Thank you very much for your review Greg it is truly appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Once again thank you for your great review.
Written April 5, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Char W
Char W
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Exceptional Wellington tour with Xplor
It was a very cloudy, cold and rainy day. Richard made our tour fun and full of excitement and laughter while givin
Brucekennemore
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Must do tour in the Capital City
We had a great tour of the local sites of interest. It was a typical winters day in Wellington but Connie our host
Nookiesmum49
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Fantastically awesome. Fun
The whole tour was informative, fun and totally enjoyable. Richard was an awesome tour guide. We had so many laughs
Neverbefore21
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Wellington Must-See Tour
We were picked up from our overnight stay by an amazing guide. She was friendly, chatty and so informative. As firs
AnnetteD1355
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Excellent and recomend
Very informative trip around Wellington You see and learn a lot about the capital you do not know. Richard was an e
893darcyj
893darcyj
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Relaxing. Eye-catching. Informative.
Ray was very warm and easy to talk to. It was just me and my sister on that day of the tour but he did not disappoi
oasisglen
oasisglen
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'Awesome Wellington Experience'
A very informative tour about the sights of Wellington; we learnt so much about the Wellington area, information an
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WOWW (World of Wonderful Wine Tour)
Our group of ladies visit Wellington every year for WOW - no show this year but we came anyway and decided to ventu
Pathfinder549517
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Great little tour
Fantastic tour, like being shown around town by family. Friendly, informative not boring at all. Try it
573raymondd
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Unexpected delight
What an entertaining and unexpected delight this tour was. So glad that we did it. So different from the normal.
garyn564
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Moving experience
We did the Shenandoah tour from a Viking ocean cruise with Richard. It was an amazing experience learning the hist
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Birthday Wine Tour
My Fiancé booked this tour as a surprise for my birthday and we had such a fantastic day, definitely recommend it!
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Memorable Wellington Tour
We enjoyed our tour of Wellington. Ray was very considerate, informative and very concerned about our enjoyment of
psygist
psygist
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Perfect Wellington City Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our city tour of Wellington. We had limited time to see the city as we arrived by cruise shi
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Wellington Rules!!!!!
The tour was excellent and Ray our guide was full of information, humorous and exciting. I liked the fact that he
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