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Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided Tour provided by Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours

Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided Tour

Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided Tour
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from $32.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Sep 2020
A note from Russell Small-Group Sightseeing Guided Tour
Certain seats on the vehicles will be no sit zones for distancing, Increased contact tracing is in place so you are required to provide your details upon arrival. We are following the guidelines and precautions set by the New Zealand Government.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
About
Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very chequered past. Spend a comfortable hour aboard our air conditioned Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest not easily covered on foot, and discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New Zealand Take a guided tour of New Zealands most historic town on board one of our comfortable coaches. The informative tour takes you past Flagstaff Hill out to Tapeka Point and over to Long Beach to name a few magical places. The tour gives you a full run down of historical events by our charming guides and takes around an hour to complete. You will travel in comfort and learn all there is to know about our historic town with Russell Mini Tours.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3910P79
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Commentary with your Driver / Guide • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand The pickup point is just outside the Fullers GreatSights office on the Russell Waterfront. The Russell Mini Tour coaches will be visible from there.
Inclusions
Commentary with your Driver / Guide • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand The pickup point is just outside the Fullers GreatSights office on the Russell Waterfront. The Russell Mini Tour coaches will be visible from there.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands
    27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    The pickup point is just outside the Fullers GreatSights office on the Russell Waterfront. The Russell Mini Tour coaches will be visible from there.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Russell
    Tapeka Point Track
  • 1
    Flagstaff Hill
    Stop: 10 minutes
    You will have the opportunity to stop and look at the amazing view of the Bay of Islands. Directly north of the small historical village of Russell, the flagstaff on the hill played a significant role in early relations between the local Māori of the Ngāpuhi iwi and early British colonials
    Read more
    Pass by
    Long Beach
    Matauwhi Bay
  • You'll end at
    Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands
    27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
    The pickup point is just outside the Fullers GreatSights office on the Russell Waterfront. The Russell Mini Tour coaches will be visible from there.
    See address & details
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187maxinec
98 contributions
A great way to get around the important sites.
If you have limited fitness or mobility tips is the way to do it, very knowledgeable guide and you get to see all the important bits without having to trek uphill and down sale. Excellent value
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, Thank you for your great review of your time on the Russell Mini Tour. It definitely is a great way to see the town being able to just sit back and relax! Cheers, Anna and the team
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CleverKiwi
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
VALUE FOR MONEY
Apr 2021 • Couples
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She was a local taonga who knew her ‘stuff’. A great trip for just under an hour at a great price
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, Thanks for your review of your time on the Russell Mini Tour. It is always good to hear that the tour is great value for money. Such a good way to get out to learn and see something different! Cheers, Anna and the team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Harri McKinnon
5 contributions
Totally awesome
Mar 2021 • Couples
I've been living in Northland for many years, & have never visited Russell before. This tour really opened my eyes which I throughly enjoyed.
Written 11 March 2021
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Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, Thanks so much for your 5 star review. It is awesome to hear that being a local you still learnt so much while on the tour with us! Cheers, Anna and the team at GreatSights
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tesstravels10
christchurch130 contributions
Learned a lot and saw more than we could have done if we had walked.
Feb 2021
Definitely pleased we did this tour - it was a rainy day and we were tossing up whether to cancel but in the end went ahead and were pleased we did as we found it very interesting, Kelly was a great careful driver who made it a fun, informative experience. Thank you Kelly.
Written 4 March 2021
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Safari56899416608
Kia Ora Tess, It is great to hear that you were pleased you did the tour even with the rain! Thank you for the feedback about your driver Kelly. Will be sure to pass on your thanks! Cheers, Anna and the team at GreatSights
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Becky G
1 contribution
Get to know the town and the history the fun way
Feb 2021
Had friends in Wellington who wanted to have the full Russell Experience. The mini tour was a fantastic way to learn about the little town of Russell and it's amazing history.
Kelly was our tour driver and was a fountain of knowledge.
Finding out about some of the little quirks there are was a lot of fun and having the option to get out and have a good look around Flagstaff Point and take some beautiful shots.
Great option for both family and friends to be able to see what Russell has to offer with a guide that is so invested and passionate about the town.
Thank you again Kelly, we had a splendid time!
Written 2 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Safari56899416608
Kia Ora Becky, Thanks for the 5 star review of your time on the Russell Mini Tour. It is great to hear that Kelly was a fantastic tour guide on your trip! Cheers, Anna and the team at GreatSights
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Precille H
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Informed experience with lovely scenery
Jan 2021
The tour guide was well informed, friendly, and a good driver, the bus was comfortable. One hour was sufficient to see what there was to see.
Written 10 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Safari56899416608
Kia Ora, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed you time on the Russell Guided Tour. Thanks for coming with us. Cheers, Anna and the team at GreatSights
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen W
Fareham, UK477 contributions
Mini-tour was super
Mar 2020
Hop on board to get a great introduction to this fascinating little town, the minibus picks up from the ferry pier. My host and driver Kelly had a wealth of stories as we covered all the memorable places in town, ascended to Flagstaff Hill for great views and a little bit of history, then she drove around the area sharing anecdotes about beaches and properties. This is a 'must do' for anyone visiting Russell.
Written 13 April 2020
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Steve L
Hucknall, UK472 contributions
Good way to learn about the town
Feb 2020
The mini bus takes you around the town for a short 45 minute tour and you get up onto high ground for fantastic views of the Bay of Islands as well as local knowledge and history of the buildings. A great way to discover the town and leaves you with good knowledge to decide what to see next. Goes from the harbour and returns to the same place.
Written 1 February 2020
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FGSRES
Hi Steve L Great - this is a good and great value way to learn about Russell after your cruise ( Thanks for your review on that one ) The view from Flagstaff hill is certainly one of the best in the bay Safe travels for 2020 The Fullers GreatSights Team
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