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Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour provided by Fantail Tours

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour

Shore Excursion: Dunedin City, Otago Peninsula, Castle Gardens & Olveston Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h 30m
Group size:
15
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57853P11
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Olveston Historic Home
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Castle building $NZD20
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Port Chalmers cruise terminal, private tour waiting area, close to door 2
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are stairs to access first floor at Olveston historic home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Olveston Historic Home
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Castle building $NZD20
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Port Chalmers cruise terminal, private tour waiting area, close to door 2
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are stairs to access first floor at Olveston historic home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Signal Hill
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Dunedin Botanic Garden
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    University of Otago
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Castle Street North
    The Octagon
  • 5
    First Church of Otago
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Larnach Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 9
    Olveston Historic Home
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
8 reviews
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lauraalonsobi
Seattle, WA126 contributions
Our tour guide was amazing! Trill was funny, enthusiastic and filled with great information as well as highlights of back doors we would never have found on our own. The day was cool and sunny. She even had for us to see a bit of the octagon square and do a bit of shopping. Fabulous!
Written 23 March 2020
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AstaA83
Thank you for your feedback. Our guides always do their best to deliver memorable tours and it makes us very happy to hear our customers enjoyed themselves while on our tour of Dunedin and Otago Peninsula.
Written 24 March 2020
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Susan H
Cartersville, GA55 contributions
Couples
We had such great day on our small tour with our local guide Sharon. She was obviously so proud of her city, and told us a lot of interesting facts about it. The tour was great and we loved seeing so much in such a short time.
Written 9 April 2019
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Thank you, Susan for your lovely feedback. We are happy you enjoyed the tour!
Written 11 April 2019
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Charles M
Worcester, MA72 contributions
Couples
What a wonderful treat. Asta and Julia escorted us through the beautiful city of Dunedin, the botanical gardens, and the Larnach Castle with such expertise, informativeness and friendliness. It was like visiting family in a city where you had none. Can't recommend this tour and the tour company enough!!!
Written 29 December 2018
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Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback. You were amazing and so enthusiastic about everything that made our job so easy!
Written 15 January 2019
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Maria A
Miami, FL16 contributions
We had a tour guide that was great, Terri, she had a wonderful personality and was super outgoing! The places she took us were amazing and always with time to spare.
Would highly recommend this tour and of course ask for Terri!!!!
Written 10 November 2019
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Thank you, Maria, for your feedback. We are so pleased you had a great experience while touring with us in Dunedin and Otago Peninsula. Teresa or Trii is sending regards to you!
Written 11 November 2019
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Carolyn C
South Australia, Australia31 contributions
Family
Shore Excursion staff on the phones were very helpful and kept in touch via email or phone. We too were anxious if we could fit everything in as we had travelled via the cruise ship. We bartered for an extra trip to the brewery and sure enough we as a family of 6 fitted everything in one day. As long as you dont mind cutting short of 5-10mins except for train trip as you need to plan around that, it will work with the excellent chauffeur who has great knowledge of his great country. We even stopped for 10mins to snap a quick photo of the steepest street.I believe its a trip to do as you get to see how beautiful Dunedin is. Enjoy 😀
Written 10 July 2019
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Dottie R
Plantation, FL11 contributions
Julie picked us up at Port Chalmers and took our group on a city tour. She dropped two of us in Dunedin at the train station where we took the historic coastal train through the Otago Peninsula. What a MAGNIFICENT day. Beautiful scenery, breathtaking views Wow Wow WOW!! After our train ride we were picked up by Asta who took us to the Larnach Castle. We toured the home and gardens so it was a real mix of guided and independent sightseeing. Great girls! Terrific day with beautiful weather. Highly recommend we had a great time
Written 13 December 2019
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Thank you ladies for sharing your feedback, we had such a pleasure to show you the best of Dunedin. Great weather couldn't have complemented more to the day and it was just perfect.
Written 14 December 2019
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Ann Talbot
22 contributions
Friends
Our host, guide and driver Julie was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating to the group’s needs. I would thoroughly recommend this company and their tours. I would definitely use them again.
Written 25 November 2019
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Thank you, so pleased to hear you had a great experience with us.
Written 26 November 2019
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Susie O
2 contributions
Couples
The tour guide, Asta, was very knowledgeable and this made the tour very interesting.
She was very friendly and accommodating.

The tour it's self was excellent, the botanical gardens and the gardens at Larnach Castle were magnificent.

We highly recommend this tour.
Written 22 December 2018
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Amazing tour!
I am a touring artist from New York who came to Dunedin for a performance. After the performance I had a free day w
Judy P
Judy P
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Exceeded our expectations
What an excellent tour of Dunedin, Asta was full of enthusiasm and explained lots about Dunedin we didn't know. Th
rah345
rah345
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Excellent
I would highly recommend Fantail Tours, we throughly enjoyed learning about Dunedin. Our driver Asta was so lovely
O5721
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Amazing
A tour of the City's highlights and historical places with Asta our tour guide. We were pleasantly surprised at the
CeeCee1405
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Great way to experience the city!
Had a wonderful time on the City Tour with Asta, a very knowledgeable and friendly guide with a passion for the loc
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Excellent
An excellent tour of Dunedin City with a friendly and very knowledgeable your guide. Asta went out of her way to ma
MeganW2688
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Fantastic
The whole tour was wonderful. Asta our host was lovely and very knowledgeable. We learned so much about Dunedin. Hi
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Tour around Dunedin
We enjoyed our tour around Dunedin seeing all the tourist spots. Great guide who was very friendly and helped with
elwinelwin
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Perfect for a quick tour of the city
This is a great, quick tour of the must-see places in the city especially if you do not have your own transport. As
Traceybm
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Simply wonderful 2days with Asta
We had the most wonderful 2 days with Asta. Her knowledge is fantastic, she was flexible and able to "read" our g
Jessica M
Jessica M
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Memorable and fun day out
Loved this tour of Dunedin and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Dunedin even if you have visited before .
babushka2021
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Tour Dunedin
Excellent knew her stuff about the city very personalized tour.Picked up from where we were staying gardens were st
Grant B
Grant B
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Just the best way to see Dunedin
Our guide met us at Port Chalmers, and took us on a scenic journey around the hills into the City. We had time to w
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A very special tour
This tour was more like going out for the day with a friend. We could tell that Asta was passionate about Dunedin a
armenmak
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THE PRIVATE TOUR IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
This was a spectacular tour of the countryside, city, and Castle Garden. Asta was our driver. She was extremely hel
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