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Full-Day Round-Trip Tour from Akaroa Wharf

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    What to Expect
    Upon your arrival to Akaroa, please report to the Akaroa French Connection kiosk to receive your boarding pass.  Then simply board your tour coach and prepare for the journey of a lifetime.  Sit back, relax, and experience the magical wonders of Akaroa, Christchurch City and the panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps.
    Your coach captain will provide an informative commentary of the local history of Akaroa as your depart and travel to Christchurch City passing through Takamatua, Robins Bay, Davauchelles and Barry’s Bay.  Travel up the hill to the Hill Top Tavern and cast your eyes over the picturesque views of Akaroa.
    On arrival at the Canterbury Museum, you will disembark the coach and enjoy free time to experience the local activities of your choice, including the Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Gothic-styled Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Punting on the Avon, The Container Mall (a temporary mall built from shipping containers after the earthquake), or ride the restored heritage Trams, one of the city’s leading attractions, allowing you to get on and off the Tram as often as you please.
    You will then board back to the original departure point.
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    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    While waiting for the bus be sure to visit the wool shop down the side road. A good deal on Australian wool and possum sweaters if you ask for a better price. Be sure to tour the arboretum and the museum right next door. Great...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank 728jerryt
    CitylineChristchurch, Adminstration Assistant at Akaroa French Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Jerry, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip.

    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    I did the full way/return ticket tour with French Connection. The bus ride was quite pleasant and the seats were quite comfortable. The bus driver was friendly and was conscious of getting us place to place safely. I enjoyed this tour especially that the price...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank MATTFTRAVELS24
    CitylineChristchurch, Adminstration Assistant at Akaroa French Connection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip. I will pass your feedback onto the driver.

    Reviewed March 24, 2019

    Our driver was comprehensive in the commentary along the way even though a 1 1/2 each way journey. The results of the earthquake are still evident, although much has been done to restore the area. Unfortunately we were due to leave when Terrorist did his...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank pdanaher
    Reviewed December 6, 2018

    Picked up this round from Akaroa Wharf to Christchurch. Nice comfortable coach with an excellent lady driver who provided a great commentary enroute to the city. Great value for money with stunning scenery everywhere you looked. The journey took about 1hr 40 minutes each way.

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    Reviewed November 14, 2018

    If you do not do anything else, while you are in christchurch, you have to do this day trip! You leave at around 9am-return around 6pm, plus the cost is only $50nz...a real steal of a trip! The bus was really comfortable, but please not...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank 682jeffl
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    Kath F
    May 5, 2019|
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    Response from 682jeffl | Reviewed this property |
    the tour van leaves christchurch and goes to akaroa roundtrip, so this is not an option for yourself
    December 12, 2018|
    Response from 682jeffl | Reviewed this property |
    The cruise ships go right into the harbour there, so the christchurch and akaroa excursion would not apply for cruise ship riders at all,
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