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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This tour of Wellington has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers with limited time on land. See and do a lot in an easy day trip, and remove the hassle of navigating public transit in a new city. Visit highlights like the Beehive, Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, the summit of Mount Victoria, and Weta Cave. You'll be amazed by how much you can see in a short time.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Saint Gerard's Catholic Church and Monastery
  • 1
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    The Weta Cave
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Oriental Bay
  • 3
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Lady Norwood Rose Garden
  • 4
    New Zealand Parliament Buildings
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Old St Paul's
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Port or hotel transfers are included
  • An ideal tour for first-time visitors to Wellington
  • Visit a range of natural, historic, and cultural attractions
  • Suitable for travelers with a range of interests and mobility levels
Important Information
Departure Point
Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island Wellington Harbour, Wellington, New Zealand
Duration
3h 20m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cruise ship passengers will be met in the private tours area to the left of the ship as you disembark. DO NOT take a shuttle into the city
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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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Annette D wrote a review Oct 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Very informative trip around Wellington You see and learn a lot about the capital you do not know. Richard was an excellent host with a very good sense of humor. Great views from Mt Victoria
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Date of experience: October 2020
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893darcyj wrote a review Oct 2020
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Ray was very warm and easy to talk to. It was just me and my sister on that day of the tour but he did not disappoint us. Very informative and knows very well what he's doing. I personally enjoyed the question and answer part. (Make sure you listen very well.) If you wanna
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Richard B, Owner at Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the tour with Ray. He is a fountain of knowledge and has a great personality. Once again thank you for your review.
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Raerae wrote a review Oct 2020
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A very informative tour about the sights of Wellington; we learnt so much about the Wellington area, information and places we would never have known or seen. Richard was friendly, funny and he made it feel like you had known him before. The Hokey Pokey ice cream treat was spot
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Richard B, Owner at Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Responded 14 Oct 2020
Hi Oasisglen Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I try and have fun on my tour so I am glad that you enjoyed it and had fun. Once again thank you for the review.
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Pathfinder549517 wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
Fantastic tour, like being shown around town by family. Friendly, informative not boring at all. Try it
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Richard B, Owner at Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Responded 14 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the tour taken by Ray. he is a fountain of knowledge about Wellington and he makes it fun. Once again thank you for your review.
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Carol C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We enjoyed our tour of Wellington. Ray was very considerate, informative and very concerned about our enjoyment of his tour. Even though half of our group was late due to the change of arrival in port, he made sure we were comfortable waiting for them, so everyone could enjoy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Richard B, Owner at Wellington Sightseeing Tour
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. When the ship changes its birthing times it usually is a nuisance as customers get confused with pick up times. Glad you enjoyed the tour with Ray. He is probably the best guide in Wellington and he always tries to make his tours fun for everyone. Once again thank you for your review.
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WOWW (World of Wonderful Wine Tour)
Our group of ladies visit Wellington every year for WOW - no show this year but we came anyway and decided to ventu
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Unexpected delight
What an entertaining and unexpected delight this tour was. So glad that we did it. So different from the normal.
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WesternGardener
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Fantabulous Tour for our group of 40 from Radiance of the Seas
From my very first contact with Richard Bialy in February 2019 to the actual tour in March 2020, his commitment to
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garyn564
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Moving experience
We did the Shenandoah tour from a Viking ocean cruise with Richard. It was an amazing experience learning the hist
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Birthday Wine Tour
My Fiancé booked this tour as a surprise for my birthday and we had such a fantastic day, definitely recommend it!
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300janices
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Long day from the cruise port
Ray our tour guide and driver was incredible! He was not only so engaging but well connected. The only downside was
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kentw862
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Our tour leader / driver was great!
Ray picked us up promptly in a nice clean comfortable van. He had us introduce ourselfs, and by the end with the fe
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Mike R
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City tour
Ace tour made interesting by driver guide Dennis Prendergast. Plus extra stop at sausage sizzle for accompanying Au
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Diane R
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Excellent tour
What a great day. Richard was great and the tour was so much fun. He went out of his way to make our day special.
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Diane R
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I researched forever...this is an excellent company and tour was great!
What a pleasure to have Richard as our tour guide in Wellington. Great tour with special treats along the way. We
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angelooou
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Wonderful Martinborough Wine Tour
The tour was excellent and we all had a great time with the tour guide Richard! Strongly recommend if you like wine
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ClashBrisbane
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Beats the Hop On any day
On the Celebrity Solstice cruise from Auckland. Wellington just now and we thought we’d go for a hop on bus. Aren’
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U346SRshelleys
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Tour of Wellington
Experienced a fab day out with Richard touring Wellington last week, he had great knowledge of the area, took us to
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Lorraine166
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7th November 2019
Thank you so much Richard for the half day tour. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot about Wellington
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Easyswimlouise
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Adventure fun and of course Wine
We had a fabulous day with Richard! A private tour of some beautiful boutique wineries and some amazing scenery alo
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 20m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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