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Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission provided by Leisure Tours

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission

Discover Christchurch Sightseeing Tour with optional International Antarctic Center Admission
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Last updated: Sep 24, 2020
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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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: 3h
  • 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.
What to expect
Start your 3-hour tour with hotel pickup in Christchurch, and board the comfortable coach for sightseeing in the central city. Listen to your guide’s informative commentary as you cover the central city highlights such as the Museum and Art Centre, the Bridge of Remembrance and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens alongside the Avon River. Depart the city for nearby Mona Vale, a historic homestead undergoing renovation from the 2011 earthquake. You have time to explore the 13.5-acre (5.5-hectare) landscaped gardens while strolling past lovely trees, ponds and fountains. Next, travel up to Sign of the Takahe, a historical manor-turned-restaurant tucked away in the Cashmere Hills. From the vista point, look out over Christchurch, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps before returning to the city via Lyttelton Port. Pass through the harbor tunnel to see Sumner Beach and Cave Rock before returning to the CBD where the tour ends with hotel drop-off. Optional Upgrade 1: International Antarctic CenterCombine your Christchurch sightseeing tour with admission to the International Antarctic Center — only available with the morning departure. Your entry ticket includes the Snow and Ice Experience, which recreates atmospheric conditions of Antarctica with an indoor storm complete with blizzard audio, lightning and arctic winds. Meet a couple dozen blue penguins — the smallest penguins in the world — at the Penguin Encounter.  Optional Upgrade 2: International Antarctic Center and Hagglung rideIf you’d like, opt for an exhilarating Hagglung ride: it’s an extreme all-terrain adventure on an amphibious vehicle that traverses through water, across an ice pack and over a crevasse to emulate conditions scientists face while riding across Antarctica.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT19A
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Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Live commentary on board • Air-conditioned vehicle • Hagglund ride (if option selected) • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Local guide • Live commentary on board • Air-conditioned vehicle • Hagglund ride (if option selected) • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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Penelope J
London, UK147 contributions
Excellent day tour
Feb 2018 • Solo
My friends bought this for me as a birthday present while I was in Christchurch and it was a lovely day out. Our driver was Ron who was friendly, informative and a very good driver of a small coach. We visited Cashmere, Beckenham, Sydenham, the port of Lyttleton, Sumner and then on to the Antarctic Center. Even though I had been in Christchurch for a week on my own, I still saw lots of sights I hadn't visited and the Antarctic Center was amazing. We were picked up from our hotel and dropped back again at the end and it was a great day out. Highly recommended.
Written March 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, your feedback is important to us to ensure we meet our customers expecations and where possible exceed them. I am pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable day tour of Christchurch and thought the International Antractic Centre was amazing. I hope you have the opportunity to visit Christchurch again at some future date.
Written March 23, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Great afternoon’s experience
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4/5
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