Best of Wellington

Best of Wellington
Price: $95.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA small pastry and tea or coffee are included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Tour Details

Best of Wellington

Meet your local, friendly professional representative directly at the pier area and be escorted to your waiting comfortable transportation and embark on a day of discovery. This compact and very scenic part of the world is also known as the Windy City, so hang on to your hat and start exploring!

Experience the best parts of the city with your knowledgeable, local guide. Delight in exploring the hills, bays and beaches in a small and intimate group that will provide you with a very one-on-one experience, so much better than the big coach tour offers.

Enter breathtaking Old St. Paul's Cathedral, crafted from fine New Zealand timber in the 1860's. Your entry is covered with a donation as part of your tour. Leaving from here continue to Oriental Bay for a quick photo stop to admire the cityscape and beachfront.

Continue along the Oriental Parade and to Mt. Victoria where you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree views that you can get nowhere else. You can't beat the view of Wellington on a good day!

Visit the grounds of Parliament and get a photo of The Beehive, home to the offices of local politicians. Enjoy a morning tea and get your photo taken with Gandalf at the Roxy Cinema, plus drive past the studios and green screen stages where many movies are made.

Visit the national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. Known as Te Papa, or "Our Place", the museum opened in 1998 after the merging of the National Museum and the National Art Gallery. More than 1.5 million people visit every year. Spend an hour exploring the amazing free displays. Time is given here for a lunch break.

Arrive to the top of the famous Cable Car. Ride the iconic Wellington Cable Car; the views from the top are stunning! Your cable car fare is included in the tour price as well. There is also the opportunity to see the Wellington Botanic Gardens while here before riding the cable car down to the city.

Your transportation will be waiting for you at the bottom of the cable car and it is just but a short drive from here to return the port area and your ship.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A small pastry and tea or coffee are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Best of Wellington
April 14, 2020
Best of WellingtonVery interesting, and enjoyable
Reviewer: Kenny
5 Stars
Best of Wellington
April 11, 2020
Ewan was very knowledgeable and informative. A very interesting day which left us wanting more.
Reviewer: Ron Watkins
5 Stars
Wellington
April 02, 2020
We really enjoyed our tour of Wellington. The guide met us promptly at the location arranged and took us to all the sights with a great commentary. Have used this tour company several times and were always very satisfied.
Reviewer: Ann Appel
5 Stars
Best of Wellington
February 19, 2020
Great tour with lots of information. First an overview and then we could go back and visit the sites we wanted. Well worth the money.
Reviewer: Nina Denson
5 Stars
Loved this tour
February 16, 2020
Everything about this tour was great! Loved our driver Christoper! He was knowledgeable and fun. The city was fabulous, and the museum was the bomb! The only bad thing was the drink I got with lunch! I thought it was lemonade, and it was some fruit that tasted like a cross between a cucumber, avacado, and a kiwi. Anyway - great tour!!
Reviewer: Anni McClung
5 Stars
wellington
October 31, 2019
long day but great details in tour. lots to see and do
Reviewer: GREGORY LACH
4 Stars