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“Not a big deal”

Parliament Buildings
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$198.01*
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Full-Day Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #12 of 230 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Free, one-hour guided tours of Parliament operate every day on the hour. Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit key parts of Parliament's buildings and learn about our parliamentary processes, and have an insight in to New Zealand's history and culture. Tours operate seven days a week with the first tour at 10am, last tour 4pm. We recommend you arrive least 15 minutes before the tour departs as tour group sizes are limited and so you have time to check in your belongings. Everyone must leave their bags, coats, phones, cameras and other electronic devices in secure storage at the Visitor Centre in the Beehive. Individuals do not need to book. Groups of 10 or more are required to book their tour in advance. Specialist tours are avaiable on request but must be booked in advance.
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Not a big deal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Completely disappointing after descending from a 2.5 hour walk from botanical gardens and the building was scaffolded, nothing impressive or anything to be impressed.

Visited June 2013
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“what an assest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

What a gem we have in this country. Visited with friends. Great welcome and an introduction by video and then a tour guide, who was very expressive and knowledgeable about the buildings and govt system we have in NZ.
The guides know their business, very good with tourists and kiwis. Make the tour as interactive as possible. What a place what history may become an MP just to visit!!!!!!!!
Tours are on the hour and are free.

Visited June 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Tour receives a thumbs up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

The lady leading the tour was not one for jokes but other than that this was a very informative and interesting tour. We were quite a large group but we were led very well and this didn't affect the ability to ask questions

Visited May 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The most boring tour ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went here hoping to see some activity but there was no one here. The tour was long and very boring it would be nice to just have a tour of the actual chambers as an option!

Visited June 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“All New Zealanders should visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We almost didn't go here. Thought we would just go past for a photo. Ended up doing the 1 hour free tour and found it fascinating and most informative.

Visited June 2013
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