Historic Train with Wine and City Highlights

Historic Train with Wine and City Highlights
Price: $219.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled water and light refreshments are included.
Recommended Dress We recommend comfortable, light clothing and walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the train.

Historic Train with Wine and City Highlights

Once you are collected at Port Chalmers, your guide will escort you to Dunedin city with commentary on the town. At the Grand Railway Station, you'll board the famous Taieri Gorge Train for a delightful journey, crossing the Taieri plains and over historic bridges through the Gorge. Following the train adventure, you'll enjoy a tour of the city prior to returning to port. This is the ideal outing for travellers looking for scenic landmarks and comfort.

Following a brief introduction for your fun day, a guide will deliver you to the Grand Railway Station. Erected in 1906, the Flemish renaissance styled station resembles a giant, white gingerbread house.

Inside you'll find the old Taieri Gorge train. With a dining car, comfortable seating, and a rear balcony, it is the perfect vehicle for a scenic voyage.

You will enjoy epic views overlooking the Pacific Ocean before crossing the Taieri Plains. As it chugs through carved tunnels, crossing wrought iron viaducts, there will be ample opportunities to photo the scenery. Plus, a tasty cheese board and bottle of New Zealand's sparkling white wine is offered.

Thereafter, you return to Dunedin for an enjoyable motorcoach ride to the outskirts of the city, where the wealthy homes of the victorious settlers were erected overlooking Dunedin. Driving up the world's steepest street, you'll travel through University of Otago, reaching Peninsula High Road for stunning coastal views. Reserve this Dunedin tour if you desire a pleasant, scenic adventure.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
tour and train trip
January 02, 2020
great day highlight of the whole cruise
Reviewer: Ian Burton
5 Stars
December 03, 2018
This was the best day of our trip. They were the most wonderful and caring people I have come across. Nothing was to much for them. We had a fantastic day
Reviewer: Ashton
5 Stars
Simply fantastic
January 11, 2017
From the moment we were met at the Ship until we were dropped off the day simply got better and better. The cheese platter for the train trip, the guided tour of Dunedin and environs including the Cadbury Factory and many historic homes, schools, buildings and scenic views. 100% fantastic experience. Thanks heaps
Reviewer: Harold
5 Stars