Dunedin City Tour Excursion Reviews

Tour the city of Dunedin to see the best of its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and attractions, including the world's steepest street.
The city tour did not allow you to say in Dunedin.
Sail Date: March 2019
The city tour did not allow you to say in Dunedin. We enjoyed that it went to a mountain overlooking the city, but when it came to the train station, we got off, and walked around the city ourselves. And found our own way back to the ship ... Read More
The city tour did not allow you to say in Dunedin. We enjoyed that it went to a mountain overlooking the city, but when it came to the train station, we got off, and walked around the city ourselves. And found our own way back to the ship in Pt Chalmers. You can use hop on hop off bus for this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour ion Speights Brewery.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great tour ion Speights Brewery. (girls, no open toe shoes allow) good lunch at their Pub. Otega Museum at the University was very interesting, and we got to see orientation day at the college. The city tour was cut short, and we only got ... Read More
Great tour ion Speights Brewery. (girls, no open toe shoes allow) good lunch at their Pub. Otega Museum at the University was very interesting, and we got to see orientation day at the college. The city tour was cut short, and we only got of glimps of famous Railroad station. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very limited, a quick trip around Dunedin city, brief stop to view one building at the university, ...
Sail Date: February 2019
Very limited, a quick trip around Dunedin city, brief stop to view one building at the university, the train station, one lookout and back to the shop. Better tour was had by passengers booking though visitors centre
Very limited, a quick trip around Dunedin city, brief stop to view one building at the university, the train station, one lookout and back to the shop. Better tour was had by passengers booking though visitors centre Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This Dunedin Tour gave excellent views from Signal Hill of the surrounding areas including Otego ...
Sail Date: January 2019
This Dunedin Tour gave excellent views from Signal Hill of the surrounding areas including Otego Harbour. Interesting but very brief stop at Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. Stopped at the Dunedin Railway Station, a ... Read More
This Dunedin Tour gave excellent views from Signal Hill of the surrounding areas including Otego Harbour. Interesting but very brief stop at Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world. Stopped at the Dunedin Railway Station, a beautifully restored, fully functioning station. Viking was there serving refreshments. Final stop was the place called the Octagon in the downtown area and in front of a statue of Robby Burns. Tour guide was friendly enough, BUT I heard the Viking representative handing him surveys to the driver and he DID NOT pass them to the passengers to complete. He also said some inappropriate comments about the native Maori that should not have been said. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was a rainy day but our local guide was fun and informative so he made the tour very enjoyable.
Sail Date: January 2019
It was a rainy day but our local guide was fun and informative so he made the tour very enjoyable. Visited the train station and made an unscheduled stop at the Otago Museum which was free and beautiful (like most NZ museums). Great tour!
It was a rainy day but our local guide was fun and informative so he made the tour very enjoyable. Visited the train station and made an unscheduled stop at the Otago Museum which was free and beautiful (like most NZ museums). Great tour! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
city tour and seasider train
Sail Date: January 2019
city tour and seasider train
city tour and seasider train Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent.
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent. Stopped at University so we could look around.
Excellent. Stopped at University so we could look around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
nice place.
Sail Date: December 2018
nice place. great views around harbour, hills. liked our bus driver Devita.
nice place. great views around harbour, hills. liked our bus driver Devita. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A most enjoyable tour with a lot of history.
Sail Date: December 2018
A most enjoyable tour with a lot of history.
A most enjoyable tour with a lot of history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We enjoyed the tour, but in many ways it was just another bus tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
We enjoyed the tour, but in many ways it was just another bus tour.
We enjoyed the tour, but in many ways it was just another bus tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We went to the Settlers Museum and realised we could not do it all in the short time we had.
Sail Date: December 2018
We went to the Settlers Museum and realised we could not do it all in the short time we had. Still very interesting and well worth a look.
We went to the Settlers Museum and realised we could not do it all in the short time we had. Still very interesting and well worth a look. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We paid $180 for two of us.
Sail Date: November 2018
We paid $180 for two of us. Ritchie is the company . This was a bus trip .. there was no discussion no tour. They dropped us a couple of places gardens and old house. Didn’t drop us where we could have lunch. Stay away from Ritchie ... Read More
We paid $180 for two of us. Ritchie is the company . This was a bus trip .. there was no discussion no tour. They dropped us a couple of places gardens and old house. Didn’t drop us where we could have lunch. Stay away from Ritchie tours and buses Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A relatively small city that is, in and of itself, only marginally interesting.
Sail Date: February 2018
A relatively small city that is, in and of itself, only marginally interesting. Our brief tour did, however, afford us the opportunity to see the key settings in the city so as to provide us with an overview.
A relatively small city that is, in and of itself, only marginally interesting. Our brief tour did, however, afford us the opportunity to see the key settings in the city so as to provide us with an overview. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Comfortable bus with interesting commentary from the bus driver.
Sail Date: January 2018
Comfortable bus with interesting commentary from the bus driver. Various tours are available, stopping at overlapping places. We enjoyed walking up the steepest street in the world.
Comfortable bus with interesting commentary from the bus driver. Various tours are available, stopping at overlapping places. We enjoyed walking up the steepest street in the world. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Firstly there was no escort, (the driver was expecting one but had to do the commentary himself).
Sail Date: January 2018
Firstly there was no escort, (the driver was expecting one but had to do the commentary himself). The bus had problems, we ended up on 3 buses. We were late leaving Olveston House as several people were over half an hour late for the ... Read More
Firstly there was no escort, (the driver was expecting one but had to do the commentary himself). The bus had problems, we ended up on 3 buses. We were late leaving Olveston House as several people were over half an hour late for the departure time. We thought the driver could have hurried them up. Dunedin Railway station was well worth the visit. Only had a short time at Botanical Gardens. We missed out on one stop. We spent a lot of time waiting around. Princess Cruises did refund us a small amount. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had actually booked a wildlife tour in Dunedin.
Sail Date: December 2017
We had actually booked a wildlife tour in Dunedin. Our ship however was 1.5 hours late and the tour left without us. That was disappointing, but we booked a hop on hop off bus tour in port and made the best of it. Its worth noting, Port ... Read More
We had actually booked a wildlife tour in Dunedin. Our ship however was 1.5 hours late and the tour left without us. That was disappointing, but we booked a hop on hop off bus tour in port and made the best of it. Its worth noting, Port Chalmers is packed on arrival. Make sure to book a reliable tour that will pick you up at the port or get tickets to the shuttle on board the ship. The hop on hop off bus tour includes a shuttle ticket, so I recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic tour of the city of Dunedin
Sail Date: December 2017
Fantastic tour of the city of Dunedin
Fantastic tour of the city of Dunedin Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This tour turned out to be disaster for all on the tour bus for city sights.
Sail Date: December 2017
This tour turned out to be disaster for all on the tour bus for city sights. We were late in getting to our destinations due to a delay on the ship. We waited on the ship for 45 minutes before taking the bus tour, so every stop was ... Read More
This tour turned out to be disaster for all on the tour bus for city sights. We were late in getting to our destinations due to a delay on the ship. We waited on the ship for 45 minutes before taking the bus tour, so every stop was shortened in time. The bus driver was complaining how late we were, the tour guy at Lanach Castle was angry with us being late, because it upset his schedule, the whole tour was rushed, and to top it off the bus broke down, a new bus took its place, but was also unroadworthy as it had bald tyres. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Coastal rail journey of about 1 hour.
Sail Date: December 2017
Coastal rail journey of about 1 hour. Some good views. Hop on - Hop off bus tour that covered most of the city sites well. Well organised.
Coastal rail journey of about 1 hour. Some good views. Hop on - Hop off bus tour that covered most of the city sites well. Well organised. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Go to Emersons for lunch
Sail Date: November 2017
Go to Emersons for lunch
Go to Emersons for lunch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bad bus driver and tour guide to long in the first two locations so missed the rest!
Sail Date: April 2017
Bad bus driver and tour guide to long in the first two locations so missed the rest! Not impressed!!!!!!!
Bad bus driver and tour guide to long in the first two locations so missed the rest! Not impressed!!!!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked this tour to do during our cruise ship stop in Port Chalmers/Dunedin.
Sail Date: March 2017
We booked this tour to do during our cruise ship stop in Port Chalmers/Dunedin. The Good Company bus picked us up at the Port Chalmers cruise terminal iSite visitor information center (which has good wi-fi) and drove us into town. Richard ... Read More
We booked this tour to do during our cruise ship stop in Port Chalmers/Dunedin. The Good Company bus picked us up at the Port Chalmers cruise terminal iSite visitor information center (which has good wi-fi) and drove us into town. Richard the driver was very informative and provided a lot of history of the city. We stopped first at the railway station and then had a few hours of free time to see the downtown area. The railway station is a must see; be sure to go to the 2nd floor to see the stained glass windows. We also went through the Otago Museum, which provides more detailed history about the local Maoris and European Settlers. Also had time to go to the Cadbury factory, which is closing in late 2017. Don't spend your money on the expensive factory tour, just buy chocolate! The tour took us through the city, by the beaches and through hilly neighborhoods. Very relaxing and informative. We made a stop at Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world, and got off to take photos. There were other sights we would like to have photographed, but it's hard for a full bus to stop and offload/load up again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
I've already said above not to use Good Company Tours.
Sail Date: February 2017
I've already said above not to use Good Company Tours. Do the city tour on your own. We didn't get any time in the Octagon because he kept driving us through residential neighborhoods, and then got us back late to the ship.
I've already said above not to use Good Company Tours. Do the city tour on your own. We didn't get any time in the Octagon because he kept driving us through residential neighborhoods, and then got us back late to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was to be a complimentary tour integrated with the Taieri Gorge train.
Sail Date: February 2017
This was to be a complimentary tour integrated with the Taieri Gorge train. They gave us 18 minutes at the Botanical Garden and 24 minutes at the city Museum and some commentary on the bus, and that was it. The combo tour was $245USD and ... Read More
This was to be a complimentary tour integrated with the Taieri Gorge train. They gave us 18 minutes at the Botanical Garden and 24 minutes at the city Museum and some commentary on the bus, and that was it. The combo tour was $245USD and not worth it at all. Dunedin is a very nice town, the Botanical Gardens are very, very nice, but we didn't get to see much of them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Extremely hot no airconditioning, another bus broke down so we had to double back and wait for them.
Sail Date: January 2017
Extremely hot no airconditioning, another bus broke down so we had to double back and wait for them. wasted too much time and didn't get any commentary of the city landmarks like we did with the same company last year different ... Read More
Extremely hot no airconditioning, another bus broke down so we had to double back and wait for them. wasted too much time and didn't get any commentary of the city landmarks like we did with the same company last year different driver. Driver constantly whinging about the squeaky breaks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International