Christchurch City Tour Excursion Reviews

Learn about Christchurch's fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day times and learn how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 2011 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand's history.
Learned about recent earthquake and how they are recovering.
Sail Date: January 2019
Learned about recent earthquake and how they are recovering.
Learned about recent earthquake and how they are recovering. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was Christmas Day, so there was not much going on downtown.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was Christmas Day, so there was not much going on downtown. I wished we had booked the punting on the river tour, but there you go. Our guide was good and he shared his experiences from the 2011 earthquake, which made it very ... Read More
It was Christmas Day, so there was not much going on downtown. I wished we had booked the punting on the river tour, but there you go. Our guide was good and he shared his experiences from the 2011 earthquake, which made it very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour guide was wonderful and so was the tour.
Sail Date: March 2016
The tour guide was wonderful and so was the tour. The only downside was the visit to the Antarctic Centre. That was extremely expensive - $30 per person for a senior - and not at all worth the money spent! The tour was thorough and ... Read More
The tour guide was wonderful and so was the tour. The only downside was the visit to the Antarctic Centre. That was extremely expensive - $30 per person for a senior - and not at all worth the money spent! The tour was thorough and enabled us to see the damage done by the earthquake five years ago. The chair memorial to the victims was interesting. Although they want to reconstruct the Anglican cathedral, the damage is so extensive, I don't know how they can! The container shopping mall was also a unique thing to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Once in the City I meet family so I had a wonderful time; but the less said about getting off the ...
Sail Date: October 2014
Once in the City I meet family so I had a wonderful time; but the less said about getting off the boat that morning the better.
Once in the City I meet family so I had a wonderful time; but the less said about getting off the boat that morning the better. Read Less
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The bus ride over the mountains was beautiful, very scenic, only Christchurch so sad and ...
Sail Date: October 2014
The bus ride over the mountains was beautiful, very scenic, only Christchurch so sad and devastating to witness.
The bus ride over the mountains was beautiful, very scenic, only Christchurch so sad and devastating to witness. Read Less
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If you booked on the ship it cost $US129,for a similar trip booked on line it cost us $NZ65 [we ...
Sail Date: January 2014
If you booked on the ship it cost $US129,for a similar trip booked on line it cost us $NZ65 [we took 6 other passengers with us & they thought it was an awesome trip].The coach picks you up in Akaroa at the end of the pier where the ... Read More
If you booked on the ship it cost $US129,for a similar trip booked on line it cost us $NZ65 [we took 6 other passengers with us & they thought it was an awesome trip].The coach picks you up in Akaroa at the end of the pier where the ship lands you,have great photo stops a tour of the damaged Christchurch,with nearly 2 hours of freetime to explore the city.Good value trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Christchurch is so deeply wounded by the 2011-2012 earthquakes that it will be at least a decade ...
Sail Date: January 2014
Christchurch is so deeply wounded by the 2011-2012 earthquakes that it will be at least a decade before it returns to anywhere near normal. We were taken back by how little reconstruction seems the have taken place and, in fact, how much ... Read More
Christchurch is so deeply wounded by the 2011-2012 earthquakes that it will be at least a decade before it returns to anywhere near normal. We were taken back by how little reconstruction seems the have taken place and, in fact, how much demolition remains to be done. The entire city center is fenced off and retailers are operating out of shipping container modules. The shopkeepers are pretty creative, but our overall memory is of sadness for this city and it's inhabitants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
driving over the hills to Christchurch was wonderful the scenery is just so exquisite.
Sail Date: March 2013
driving over the hills to Christchurch was wonderful the scenery is just so exquisite. Seeing Christchurch city centre in ruins was really sad but we would want to go back and see it a yr later as progress is happening v slowly. The ... Read More
driving over the hills to Christchurch was wonderful the scenery is just so exquisite. Seeing Christchurch city centre in ruins was really sad but we would want to go back and see it a yr later as progress is happening v slowly. The container mall was worth seeing - a little joy amidst the sadness Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a thorough disappointment!
Sail Date: February 2013
It was a thorough disappointment! After the 2010-2011 earthquake Christchurch is almost a total ruin, practically nothing to see, except for huge piles of rubble... No access to the Cathedral, everything is fenced off for reconstruction...
It was a thorough disappointment! After the 2010-2011 earthquake Christchurch is almost a total ruin, practically nothing to see, except for huge piles of rubble... No access to the Cathedral, everything is fenced off for reconstruction... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line