Christchurch Sightseeing Coach Tour | Discover Christchurch Sights

Christchurch Sightseeing Coach Tour | Discover Christchurch Sights

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and one of the most beautiful in New Zealand with its large public gardens, parks, river and majestic backdrop of the Port Hills.

Join us on our classic 1964 Routemaster Double Decker bus for a fun and informative 3 hour tour. You'll discover first hand why Christchurch is known as the ‘Garden City’ and considered one of the most English style cities outside of England. Travel to the picturesque seaside village of Sumner and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Port Hills overlooking Lyttelton Harbour, over Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Also learn about Christchurch’s fascinating history from the pioneering days through to modern day time and how Christchurch is recovering from the devastating February 22 earthquake which has now become a major event in New Zealand’s history.

On tour you will view some of the areas affected by the earthquakes, see how Christchurch is preserving some of its iconic heritage buildings and hear about the exciting vision to rebuild and restore the inner city.

Your experience includes a tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only Open Top Double Decker and a 2 hour Tour on a closed top Double Decker visiting places of interest in greater Christchurch.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Christchurch to Christchurch
Price:
From (NZD) $69 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: HFCCHM

Inclusions

You will view city highlights including the Bridge of Remembrance, Arts Centre, Christchurch Art Gallery the Botanic Gardens and much more.
Picturesque Seaside Sumner - Visit the quaint seaside village of Sumner, here you will have time to explore the beach and Cave Rock while taking in the beautiful views of the sea towards the Southern Alps.
Port Hills/Sign of the Takahe - Travel up the Port Hills to the Sign of the Takahe for breathtaking views into Lyttleton Harbour, overlooking Christchurch City, the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps.
At Mona Vale Gardens enjoy a casual stroll through one of Christchurch’s most famous and spectacular gardens.
Enjoy the fantastic viewing and experience the old world charm of riding the top deck on board our beautifully restored classic Double Decker bus.
Local Christchurch Guides - Our guides will bring the rich history of Christchurch to life with entertaining and informative commentary.
Inner city hotel pick-ups

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Once Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Inner city hotel pick-ups, or Rolleston Ave, Outside Canterbury Museum
  • Summer Departure Times: 9:00am
  • Winter Departure Times: 3:00pm (1 May – 31 Oct)
  • Duration: Allow around 3 hours
  • Return Details: 1:00pm, Rolleston Ave (Outside Canterbury Museum)
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • During the winter months (May-October) the Open Top bus may not be operating on tour due to weather and the Central City Tour will continue to run on the closed roof Double Decker bus.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.
  • Two children aged 14 years or under ride free per 1 paying adult

Tourism Affiliations

Tourism 2012 WinnerQualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity

4.7/5.0

There are 9 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.7 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
05/11/2013
An excellent 3 hour tour (1 hour concise overview of Christchurch City, then a 2 hour relaxing outskirts trip to see the amazing view from hilltop, etc). Tour guide was a very humorous and pleasant local, with extensive knowledge and interesting (funny) facts. He had a passionate understanding of the Christchurch Earthquake situation and it's move forward to greater times ahead. Thanks for suggesting a good way to finish our wonderful 3 weeks fly-drive holiday, before catching flight in the afternoon back to Sydney.
Overall Tour Rating

5
14/10/2013
We had a great half day tour. Our guide was terrific and we enjoyed hearing about and seeing the amazing story of Christchurch. The bus was lovely and we'd highly recommend this tour.
Overall Tour Rating

4
19/02/2013
Apart from the novelty of riding on an old London Double Decker bus our party of four were extremely impressed with the tour of Christchurch and the depth of information that was provided. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a first rate commentary. We went on the full tour but felt that the first half was more enjoyable.
Overall Tour Rating

4
28/01/2012
Interesting tour around Christchurch even if we are living there. My daddy who was over for a visit liked it a lot. For my personal sense too much about earthquakes, but it is probably because I have been living with them for the last 18 months. Visitors probably like to hear & see about that.
Overall Tour Rating

4
23/01/2011
What a great way to introduce yourself to christchurch! The guides had great personalities and the double decker bus was great fun. They took you to so many places.
Overall Tour Rating

5
24/03/2010
A very well conducted and informative tour enhanced by a very entertaining and personable driver tour guide host. Would recommend this value for money excursion.
Overall Tour Rating

5
23/02/2010
Driver was excellent and showed us lots of interesting places - great going round the Summit above Lyttelton.
Overall Tour Rating

5
23/02/2010
More than I hoped for and exceeded my expectations. The perfect half day introduction to Queenstown and surrounding area. Took us to great places outside the city core; places I would not have discovered on my own. Beautiful scenic places great for photography. Our guide was great. Inexpensive for the value received. I highly recommend this tour.
Overall Tour Rating

5
18/05/2009
The tour guide Tony provided a really informative tour of Christchurch and the surrounds. He obviously loves his country and it shows. We got to see all the sights in a chilled out, relaxing fashion, everything was great and found out about how people live in NZ, as well as some things like how some of your laws work. Fantastic!
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Christchurch Sightseeing Coach Tour | Discover Christchurch Sights
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Tour Code: HFCCHM
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