Akaroa Christchurch City Tour Excursion Reviews

If your New Zealand sailing stops in Akaroa, consider an excursion to Christchurch for a more metropolitan vibe. You might even be able to tack on some beach time at the end of your tour.
Great day in Christchurch, taking circular tram around 17 stops - best way to see the highlights in ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Great day in Christchurch, taking circular tram around 17 stops - best way to see the highlights in a tight time schedule.
Great day in Christchurch, taking circular tram around 17 stops - best way to see the highlights in a tight time schedule. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
beautiful drive to Christchurch, 4 hours to have lunch and explore.
Sail Date: February 2019
beautiful drive to Christchurch, 4 hours to have lunch and explore. Felt like it was enough time to see what we wanted. Enjoyed our trip to the Earthquake museum and the Botanical gardens. Good place to have lunch where the bus dropped ... Read More
beautiful drive to Christchurch, 4 hours to have lunch and explore. Felt like it was enough time to see what we wanted. Enjoyed our trip to the Earthquake museum and the Botanical gardens. Good place to have lunch where the bus dropped us off. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great to see the sights around Akaroa on the way to Christchurch, tour driver was very interesting ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Great to see the sights around Akaroa on the way to Christchurch, tour driver was very interesting as he was the google of NZ, Christchurch was spectacular and to see the damage that the earth quake had done and the rebuilding of ... Read More
Great to see the sights around Akaroa on the way to Christchurch, tour driver was very interesting as he was the google of NZ, Christchurch was spectacular and to see the damage that the earth quake had done and the rebuilding of Christchurch was something to see and remember. a great tour and worth every dollar. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was interesting to see remnants of and hear about the earthquake in 2011,
Sail Date: January 2019
It was interesting to see remnants of and hear about the earthquake in 2011,
It was interesting to see remnants of and hear about the earthquake in 2011, Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
loved the countryside.
Sail Date: January 2019
loved the countryside. not much to see in Christchurch. made for a long day of riding.
loved the countryside. not much to see in Christchurch. made for a long day of riding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The journey by bus out of Akaroa was spectacular...real glimpses of what truely looked like Middle ...
Sail Date: January 2019
The journey by bus out of Akaroa was spectacular...real glimpses of what truely looked like Middle Earth. Interesting to still see a significant amount of earthquake damage in Christchurch.
The journey by bus out of Akaroa was spectacular...real glimpses of what truely looked like Middle Earth. Interesting to still see a significant amount of earthquake damage in Christchurch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
interesting drive frm Akaroa to Christchurch.
Sail Date: December 2018
interesting drive frm Akaroa to Christchurch. Christchurch was just ok.
interesting drive frm Akaroa to Christchurch. Christchurch was just ok. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Spent almost entire day on a bumpy and un-air conditioned bus.
Sail Date: December 2018
Spent almost entire day on a bumpy and un-air conditioned bus.
Spent almost entire day on a bumpy and un-air conditioned bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Well worth it.
Sail Date: December 2018
Well worth it. Comfortable bus, good tour guide.
Well worth it. Comfortable bus, good tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Too little time in Christchurch but the home visit to the Millars at Manderley was really wonderful
Sail Date: November 2018
Too little time in Christchurch but the home visit to the Millars at Manderley was really wonderful
Too little time in Christchurch but the home visit to the Millars at Manderley was really wonderful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Do not waste your money on this tour.
Sail Date: November 2018
Do not waste your money on this tour. Seen very little and driver would not show us the monument re-the earthquake. We had a 15 minute stop at an art museum!!
Do not waste your money on this tour. Seen very little and driver would not show us the monument re-the earthquake. We had a 15 minute stop at an art museum!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Akaroa is beautiful but the coach ride to Christchurch was amazing.
Sail Date: November 2018
Akaroa is beautiful but the coach ride to Christchurch was amazing. The route through the hills is breathtaking, climbing up and over hairpin bends the view is fantastic. Christchurch was interesting but the best bit of the trip was seeing ... Read More
Akaroa is beautiful but the coach ride to Christchurch was amazing. The route through the hills is breathtaking, climbing up and over hairpin bends the view is fantastic. Christchurch was interesting but the best bit of the trip was seeing the scenery. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The bus ride to Christchurch took 2.5 hours - the Antarctic centre wasn't anything to rave on about.
Sail Date: October 2018
The bus ride to Christchurch took 2.5 hours - the Antarctic centre wasn't anything to rave on about. The tank ride and 4D movie was fun though, but not worth the money. After that, we had to quickly have lunch and were left in ... Read More
The bus ride to Christchurch took 2.5 hours - the Antarctic centre wasn't anything to rave on about. The tank ride and 4D movie was fun though, but not worth the money. After that, we had to quickly have lunch and were left in Christchurch for an hour or so to walk around - our tour guide wasn't very helpful here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did Christchurch on your own which dropped us off by the Art Gallery, we had several hours to ...
Sail Date: February 2018
We did Christchurch on your own which dropped us off by the Art Gallery, we had several hours to do our own thing. We went on the Tram, it is HOHO. We had not been to Christchurch since the earthquake and I felt very disorientated as all ... Read More
We did Christchurch on your own which dropped us off by the Art Gallery, we had several hours to do our own thing. We went on the Tram, it is HOHO. We had not been to Christchurch since the earthquake and I felt very disorientated as all the familiar landmarks had gone. The cardboard cathedral was a highlight. Very interesting but winding drive from Akaroa. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Our tour left from Akaroa and was so good we loved the personal services we received.
Sail Date: January 2018
Our tour left from Akaroa and was so good we loved the personal services we received. It rained that day and was cold and our tour guide was so nice, he kept apologizing for the weather.
Our tour left from Akaroa and was so good we loved the personal services we received. It rained that day and was cold and our tour guide was so nice, he kept apologizing for the weather. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Was not impressed with this as I wanted to see more sights of Christchurch but only got to see the ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Was not impressed with this as I wanted to see more sights of Christchurch but only got to see the city area and then it was late getting back to bus
Was not impressed with this as I wanted to see more sights of Christchurch but only got to see the city area and then it was late getting back to bus Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic way to see & visit Christchurch.
Sail Date: December 2017
Fantastic way to see & visit Christchurch. We were pleasantly surprised.
Fantastic way to see & visit Christchurch. We were pleasantly surprised. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Tour was of city botanical gardens and Antartic Centre but was a little disorganized and there ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Tour was of city botanical gardens and Antartic Centre but was a little disorganized and there wasn't enough time available at either location. The drive from Akaroa to Christchurch was great, with some lovely scenery along the way.
Tour was of city botanical gardens and Antartic Centre but was a little disorganized and there wasn't enough time available at either location. The drive from Akaroa to Christchurch was great, with some lovely scenery along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Interesting overview of earthquake damage and restoration effort.
Sail Date: December 2017
Interesting overview of earthquake damage and restoration effort. More incredible scenery from Akaroa to Christchurch, great tour guide.
Interesting overview of earthquake damage and restoration effort. More incredible scenery from Akaroa to Christchurch, great tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Long but satisfying.
Sail Date: November 2017
Long but satisfying. Good assortment of activities, luncheon venues etc.
Long but satisfying. Good assortment of activities, luncheon venues etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very well run, loved the sheep farm on the way back.
Sail Date: November 2017
Very well run, loved the sheep farm on the way back. Excellent scenery and driver.
Very well run, loved the sheep farm on the way back. Excellent scenery and driver. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
City is a mess due to recent earthquake.
Sail Date: March 2017
City is a mess due to recent earthquake. Would pass on Christchurch for now.
City is a mess due to recent earthquake. Would pass on Christchurch for now. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Terrible guide who talked incessantly about his own personal life.
Sail Date: February 2017
Terrible guide who talked incessantly about his own personal life. Had to wait nearly 5 hours before we could get something to eat. Dreadful experience
Terrible guide who talked incessantly about his own personal life. Had to wait nearly 5 hours before we could get something to eat. Dreadful experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
We wanted to see the earthquake damage...it was real.
Sail Date: January 2017
We wanted to see the earthquake damage...it was real.
We wanted to see the earthquake damage...it was real. Read Less
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Long bus ride to Christchurch but not recommended as the City is still in rebuilding mode ...very ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Long bus ride to Christchurch but not recommended as the City is still in rebuilding mode ...very depressing. If you have to visit Christchurch, do not miss the musuem & the botanic garden. Suggest signing up with the cruise line as ... Read More
Long bus ride to Christchurch but not recommended as the City is still in rebuilding mode ...very depressing. If you have to visit Christchurch, do not miss the musuem & the botanic garden. Suggest signing up with the cruise line as quite some distance. Tendering back to the ship was a long wait. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises