3 Day Christchurch and Akaroa Exclusive Private Tour

See Christchurch City and the French seaside village of Akaroa on this exclusive three day tour! Traveling by private vehicle, you'll see dolphins, penguins and enjoy the relaxed vibe of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. You can also customise your tour to your preference with a range of optional activities.

The service that we provide is a private luxury tour service, not a large group tour. Other than our friendly tour staff you will not be sharing your tour with anyone outside of your own party so you can rest assured that this is your tour and we’ll do exactly what you want to make it your perfect trip.

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3 days


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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Dolphin watching tour Akaroa
    • Penguin 4WD tour Akaroa
    • Punting on the Avon River
    • Christchurch Gondola Return Journey
    • Professional Private Guide (who is also the driver) for the tour duration
    • 3 x days transport in private vehicle inclusive of all fuel charges
    What's excluded :
    • Activities not mentioned in itinerary
    • Gratuities
    • Meals Not Mentioned in Inclusions

  • Day 1: Christchurch Arrival and Sightseeing

    Stop At: Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island
    You will be met at the airport by one of our friendly guides. In the afternoon you could take a Christchurch city tour. Christchurch is known throughout New Zealand as ‘The Garden City’. This city tour could include a visit to ‘The Sign of the Kiwi’, the most panoramic of Christchurch’s viewpoints, a stroll in the botanic gardens and drive around the bays of Christchurch taking in Lyttelton which was the gateway for many of Christchurch and the Canterbury region’s first settlers. You could also enjoy a wander around the newly opened Riverside Market and Christchurch's new retail precinct. This will also include a Punt on the Avon River and a trip to the top of Christchurch Gondola to discover the city and surrounds from a majestic view point. Tonight you will enjoy dinner in Christchurch's inconic Monday room.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4 Star Option: Rydges Latimer or Similar, 5 Star Option: The George Hotel or Similar

    Day 2: Christchurch to Akaroa

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
    89 km, 1 hour and 30 minutes driving

    Today you will take the scenic drive over Banks Peninsula to the picturesque French village of Akaroa. This was originally colonised by the French in the 1800’s and now remains the only village in New Zealand to retain its French charm with traditional villas, boutique shops and cafes lining the charming Akaroa Harbour. This afternoon you will take a cruise on Akaroa Harbour to see dolphins in their natural habitat (or we can upgrade to a 'swimming with dolphins' tour). Tonight overnight in the charming village of Akaroa.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Bruce Waterfront Apartments (or similar)

    Day 3: Akaroa + Drive Back to Christchurch

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
    89 km, 1 hour and 30 minutes driving

    Today you will enjoy a small group tour at a penguin colony (dependent on season), where you will see little blue penguins and potentially spot a yellow eyed penguin (one of the rarest in the world). Following this you will return to Christchurch via the scenic route, around the bays. Your tour concludes this evening.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Christchurch i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Activity ID: V-5818P8

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