Half Day City Sightseeing - Discover Christchurch - CLT19: Following the pickup from guests accommodation, the tour commences by covering the central city highlights, including Cathedral You will be collected from your Hotel/Motel, the tour then travels through the University of Canterbury, down to Riccarton House and Bush and then through Monavale Gardens where you will have a chance to have a short stroll with 5.5 hectares of richly landscaped gardens, ponds and fountains.
The tour then continues into the central city, through Hagley park, the boat sheds, Botanical Gardens Arts Centre in the historic Buildings that were once Canterbury University, past the Museum, Art Galley and Victoria Clock Tower before moving on to the Catholic Basillica, then onto the seaside suburb of Sumner, then to Lyttleton Harbour, a volcanic crater which is now the port of Christchurch.
The tour then ends with a visit to the Sign of the Takahe, situated on the volcanic ridges of the cashmere hills, provides spectacular views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps, you will be then returned to your accommodation.
Meeting/pick-up point: Christchurch city hotels.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Opening days/period: Daily except December 25th.
Others: Included: return transportation, commentary, Botanical Gardens, the Bridge of Rememberence and Hagley Park, visit to the sign of Takahe (which offers views over the city), to Canterbury Plains and to the Southern Alps.
Passengers must reconfirm tour 1 day prior to departure to avoid possible cancellation.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water.
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.