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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour provided by Leisure Tours

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You'll start at
87 Beach Road
87 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New ZealandFrom the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 10.20am for a 10.30am departure.
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  • Pass by Akaroa Village Inn
    Pass by Banks Peninsula
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    Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Christchurch Cathedral
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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    Pass by Sign of the Takahe
  • 3
    The Giants House
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
87 Beach Road
87 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New ZealandFrom the Main Wharf in Akaroa, head down to the end where you will see the Akaroa I-Site and a small park on the right-hand side. Next to the Canon statue, a representative will be waiting for you. Please arrive by 10.20am for a 10.30am departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
87 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Guided tour of the Giants House
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - The Giants House
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christina N wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Finding our tour organiser was simple - we were given clear instructions and updates through the TripAdvisor app - and we found our tour and boarded our mini-van. Janet, our driver was immensely knowledgeable and gave us information on everything. Our seats at the back of the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your time with us on your Banks Peninsula and Christchurch tour including the Giant's House. I am really pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and had such a wonderful time with your driver/guides, Janet & Robert, who were with you that day. We pride ourselves in hiring dedicated, knowledgeable, and engaging tour guides that know how to step up to every occasion, and it's great to see that on this particular day they did just that! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to both of them. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Giant's House too, which has became one of the most popular attractions to visit in Akaros. Overall, we are really happy that you were able to have such an enjoyable day thanks to our itinerary and guides. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Akaroa and Christchurch again soon!
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SewingGolfer wrote a review Jan 2020
Aiken, South Carolina6 contributions
The tour bus seated sixteen people. The seats were narrow with virtually no leg room. My husband I and were so uncomfortable that when the bus made it's first stop we asked for a transport vehicle to come and get us and take us back to the wharf. We were more than willing to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
Responded 16 Jan 2020
It was always disappointing to receive poor reviews, especially when you receive a 5 star review for the same tour for the same day. The vehicle the reviewer is complaining about is a 16 passenger seat VW Crafter with coach seating, panoramic windows and is less than 12 months old. Having spoken with the driver who looked after the customers on the day, they were the last to arrive and board the vehicle and were unhappy with where they were seated in the coach from the outset. Please read both reviews and judge for yourself.
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338LSK wrote a review Jan 2020
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida32 contributions8 helpful votes
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about both Akaroa and Chrsit Church. Christ Church is quite a distance from Akaroa which was a lovely seaside town. Felt a little rushed in Christ Church, but our time in port was limited. Was surprised to see still much of the ruins from
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thanks for the great review of your Akaroa to Christchurch tour with Giant's House. I'm glad you had such a nice time in both the beautiful Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City. The Giant's House is an incredible local attraction in Akaroa with stunning mosaic sculptures and well crafted gardens. With regards to your comments about the time in Christchurch, the tour includes a 30 minute stop at the Botanical Gardens, a 20 minute guided coach tour of the CBD and a 45 minute stop for lunch in the central city before heading to the Giant's House. For those who wish to spend more time in Christchurch, our usual Banks Peninsula and Christchurch Sightseeing provides more time to explore the city and its surrounding landmarks. Regardless, I'm glad you had such an enjoyable time visiting both Christchurch and the Giant's House. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit New Zealand again soon!
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peter2432019 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Transfer from the ship was dealyed, so we arrived at 1032 at the meeting point, our bus had already left and we needed to take another one. 120 seconds seemed too much... 45 minutes in Christchurch for Sightseeing at University, then 45 minutes in CBD to get some takeaway food,
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
Responded 13 Jan 2020
The scheduled report time is 10.15 with a 10.30 departure. On the day of travel we had around 150 passengers booked on various excursions and nearly everyone had checked in and received their boarding passes for the various excursions by around 10.00 am. For those that arrived early we were able to arrange early departures and for the very few who were late we held a vehicle back to catch up with the excursion. The reviewer actually arrived some 10 minutes after the scheduled departure time and the late departure which was not something we could control obviously impacted on the time in Christchurch. Had the reviewer arrived at the time requested he would have had a more complete day.
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Gogogram63 wrote a review Jan 2020
74 contributions32 helpful votes
We were a group of 6 senior adults who engaged Leisure Tours for this tour. The tour itself was as advertised. Christchurch was a bit disappointing as they have not really recovered yet from the destruction of 3 years ago and our time at the Gardens was too short. We spent too
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula, Christchurch City and Giants House Tour
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are sorry to learn that you found the tour of Christchurch a bit disappointing, as our Banks Peninsula and Christchurch Excursion does receive some excellent reviews. In addition most customers like to spend longer at the giants house. It is great to hear that you found our customer service exceptional.
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Giants House must see
We walked to the meeting spot once off the ship and boarded a small van. The van held about 15 people. We drove u
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Sharon C
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Waste of a Day
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