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Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula provided by E S Tours

Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula

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This is a private small group tour for up to 9 people. The route from Akaroa to Christchurch takes you over the old volcanoes of Banks Peninsula with varied scenery (farms, sheep, volcanoes, harbours, lakes, villages) and there is 1.5-2 hours driving time (90 km/50 miles) each way. We are happy to customise your tour to include attractions such as the International Antarctic Centre or Willowbank Wildlife Park (cost extra) , etc. We are locals and give an in-depth commentary covering the volcanoes, NZ and local history, earthquakes etc. The route is more or less like a figure "8" so the scenery is always changing and we cover a lot of places of interest on this day excursion to Christchurch and back. We have you back at Akaroa Wharf at least 1 hour before the last tender.
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You'll start at
77-79 Beach Road
77-79 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New ZealandYour driver/guide will meet you at the land end of Akaroa Wharf holding a sign with your name on it.....you will be transfered from the cruise ship by tender (small boat).
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    Christchurch Cathedral
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lyttelton Farmers Market
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Akaroa Lighthouse
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
77-79 Beach Road
77-79 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New ZealandYour driver/guide will meet you at the land end of Akaroa Wharf holding a sign with your name on it.....you will be transfered from the cruise ship by tender (small boat).
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Important Information
Departure Point
77-79 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Luke Y wrote a review Jan 2020
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Dermot Hall took us on a day tour around the city of Christchurch and Akaroa. Dermot was very knowledgable about the area and gave us terrific insight on the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011. This tour was one of the best highlights of our experience on the Carnival Spirit. The
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from dermot_hall, Owner at Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Responded 25 Jan 2020
I am happy that you found my tour both good value and informative ! Safe travels, Dermot
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CarolnBarry14 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wollongong, Australia4 contributions
Dermot Hall was at the wharf in Akaroa to meet us off the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship. December 2019 His full day tour with loads of information and stories was so very interesting. The mini bus was very comfortable and the stops along the way for pictures were fantastic. Dermot
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from dermot_hall, Owner at Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review ! It was a pleasure showing you Christchurch and Banks Peninsula....safe travels, Dermot
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SummerfieldCruiser wrote a review Dec 2019
Summerfield, Florida27 contributions7 helpful votes
We were blessed with good weather so we were able to travel to the summit between Akaroa and Christchurch. Dermatologist was a terrific guide, kept up and informative narration all the was to Christchurch. Our stops were well timed, just the right amount of time allowed. I you
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from dermot_hall, Owner at Private Day Excursion from Akaroa to Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Responded 27 Dec 2019
Many thanks for taking the time to do a review......it was my pleasure showing you the area !
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: E S Tours
Karlie M
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Tour from Akaroa
We booked E S Tours to do a tour from Akaroa to Christchurch when our ship arrived on March 14th. I had corresponde
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Hermeone_Lee
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Wonderful Arthur's Pass day trip
Dermot was highly professional and knowledgable. He was safety-conscious, and navigated the mountainous roads and o
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Diane S
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From Akaroa to Christchurch - Wonderful Day!
Thank you, Nick, for your enthusiasm and expertise as our guide for this tour! After the horrible terrorist attack,
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redsal
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Enjoyable and informative day with Dermot
It was a pleasure to spend the day on the E S Tour from Akaroa to Christchurch, accompanied by Dermot (MD). His lo
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Cathy P
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Akaroa to Christchurch —Stunningly Beautiful New Zealand Scenery. 🚗🚗🚗
Why fly 16+ hours to get to New Zealand? One reason for us was to see the NZ scenery. The drive between Akaroa to
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johndT7193UW
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Akaroa and Christchurch Day tour
Glad we decided to go with Dermot on his small group day tour from Akaroa to Christchurch, taking along amazing vie
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Judygolfing
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A great tour
I had worked with Dermot to schedule this tour. Our guide was Nick and he was wonderful! We went to Christchurch
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Chrisste1
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Great trip
We boarded the bus after arriving by cruise ship. It was a very good tour, and great to be in a 1967 London bus. We
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SolarAraras
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A Beautiful Tour with a Great Guide !
Guide Dermot Hall is the most dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly guide we have ever encountered. He took us up the
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Vinnysmom
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Best experience with tour agency. Over and beyond expectations.
Dermot was a pleasure to work with and helped us pick the perfect excursion for our cruise ship group, Christchurch
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CatrinaE
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Great day trip from Akaroa port to Christchurch
We met Nick on the pier where he was selling his tour. It sounded interesting enough and we booked it on the spot.
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Susan H
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Great day trip from Akoroa to Christchurch.
We only had one day to see this area and Dermot made the most of it! He was very knowledgeable and looked after our
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Julie L
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One day stop in Akoroa from a Cruise ship
Got off the cruise ship via tender at Akoroa where we were met by an abundant amount of friendly people offering a
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charlieh187
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Excellent Experience
Nick was a great tour guide. Very engaging and kept us entertained all the way to Christchurch and back. Would reco
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Coconutcath
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One Day Cruise Stop at Akoroa
Got off the cruise ship via tender at Akoroa where we were met by an abundant amount of friendly people offering a
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  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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