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Iconic Shore Excursion: Small Group Larnach Castle Tour provided by Iconic Tours

Iconic Shore Excursion: Small Group Larnach Castle Tour

Iconic Shore Excursion: Small Group Larnach Castle Tour
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Enjoy a personalized small group tour of Larnach Castle and Dunedin City. This is a 6 to 7 hour fully guided tour that lets you explore Dunedin and Larnach Castle at a leisurely pace. Included is a fully guided tour of Larnach Castle's unique interior. Light refreshments and chilled water are included. The tour takes in many interesting buildings and landmarks in Dunedin city such as the Larnach family tomb, the old University and all the main city attractions. The drive to Larnach Castle offers spectacular views from the Otago Peninsula with a lookout stop along the way. On arrival at Larnach Castle, your table will be reserved for lunch at the Ballroom cafe (lunch is own cost). After lunch and the guided tour inside the Castle, your guide will also take you through the award winning gardens offering fantastic views over the Otago Harbour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19620P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Otago Peninsula
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour starts ship-side at 9:30am. Go inside the Visitor Terminal Building on the wharf and look out for our tour guide holding a sign "ICONIC LARNACH CASTLE TOUR" *If you cruise ship is delayed or scheduled for a later arrival, we will adjust the tour start time to suit. Check your email for Tripadvisor message updates if you are unsure. There is free wifi in Port - password "cruiseship" *Hotel pickups in Dunedin City generally 30 minutes after scheduled start time. Please notify us of your hotel or motel and we will respond with the pickup time.
  • 31 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand On disembarking your ship please enter the Visitor Terminal on the wharf. Go to the Private Tours area to start the tour and look out for our driver/guide holding a sign. Please be ready to start the tour at 9:30am
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Please provide the name of your cruise ship at time of booking
  • Some steps to negotiate during the tour of Larnach Castle
  • The Castle interior is not wheelchair accessible, however the Castle Gardens, Gift Shop and Ballroom Cafe are. Please notify us if you intend to bring a fold up wheelchair or walking aid on this tour.
  • We can take a fold up wheelchair on board our vehicles if given prior notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Larnach Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Otago Peninsula
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Tour starts ship-side at 9:30am. Go inside the Visitor Terminal Building on the wharf and look out for our tour guide holding a sign "ICONIC LARNACH CASTLE TOUR" *If you cruise ship is delayed or scheduled for a later arrival, we will adjust the tour start time to suit. Check your email for Tripadvisor message updates if you are unsure. There is free wifi in Port - password "cruiseship" *Hotel pickups in Dunedin City generally 30 minutes after scheduled start time. Please notify us of your hotel or motel and we will respond with the pickup time.
  • 31 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand On disembarking your ship please enter the Visitor Terminal on the wharf. Go to the Private Tours area to start the tour and look out for our driver/guide holding a sign. Please be ready to start the tour at 9:30am
  • Ports:
  • Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers, Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please provide the name of your cruise ship at time of booking
  • Some steps to negotiate during the tour of Larnach Castle
  • The Castle interior is not wheelchair accessible, however the Castle Gardens, Gift Shop and Ballroom Cafe are. Please notify us if you intend to bring a fold up wheelchair or walking aid on this tour.
  • We can take a fold up wheelchair on board our vehicles if given prior notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    31 Beach Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Larnach Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Northern Cemetery
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Dunedin Railway Station
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Otago Peninsula
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    University of Otago
    Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • You'll return to the starting point
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DavidCk
Kirkland, WA1 contribution
Perfect balance of city and castle tour
Mar 2020
The itinerary was perfect for us. Opportunity to see and hear about many/most of the key Dunedin highlights. The group was small (10) so could move through and around the city quickly. Our guide, Alan, was very knowledgeable about the history of the country, city,and the sites we saw. He made the difference between just seeing things and really experiencing and learning about them. Way better!! Pickup and drop off at the cruise terminal was flawless.
Written 6 March 2020
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Huey L
10 contributions
Small Group Larnach Castle Tour
Lovely tour with SuperAnne. We visited many sites, felt like more than our expectation. The time at each site was relaxing. We did not feel being rushed. Thank you Anne.
Written 17 February 2020
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Bjorn G
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Castle tour
Very good loved tour guide. Went above snd beyond what was expected. Ebery thing was great. Places went to . Pickup. Every thing was easy.
Written 19 January 2020
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Iconic Tours L
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your day, the castle and our beautiful city. Regards Ann
Written 20 January 2020
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jmk8668
Nowra Hill, Australia25 contributions
It’s worth it just to see the grounds!
Nov 2019
Spent a few hours doing a tour. The house is very eccentric and the grounds are just amazing. Plants we hadn’t seen before. Some of the art in the house is very unusual. Well worth the visit.
Written 8 January 2020
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Craig H
3 contributions
Perfect start to our NZ Excursions
Nov 2019
Larnach Castle Tour with Peninsula & City sights (Cruise Tour)

We had a great time on this tour and visited sights including Larnach Castle, the Dunedin Railway station (wow) and we walked Baldwin St.
Our driver never rushed us, reserved a group table for lunch at Larnach Castle and took us to various city sights and lookouts.
His passion for historic crimes in the area and referring to his own blog details may have lead us to missing other commentary about the local region and we did overhear some other tour groups operators giving details about Larnach Castle that wasn't mentioned to our group.
Overall, a very interesting and informative day about Dunedin and NZ in general which we'd highly recommend.
Pick up and drop off next to the ship was all too easy!
The smaller group size made this a perfect tour and we were able to miss the larger coach groups.
Would have liked to see Olveston house but that will be next time... Thanks ICONIC Tours
Written 8 December 2019
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Dear Craig and Colleen Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate you getting in touch and glad to hear you enjoyed it and would recommend us, this means a lot. I also appreciate your feedback about possibly missing out on some information on the Larnach Castle tour. I have had a good talk with our guide and we have encouraged him to make sure he gets the main points about the Larnach story across, especially while touring the Castle. As you will have experienced, he has a great wealth of knowledge about Dunedin's history and as a new guide he is still finding his way. I have advised him to try to aim for a balanced approach to his commentary mixing some lighter stories with the darker side. I will also take your point about visiting Olveston Homestead and perhaps we can offer this as an add-on to our Larnach Castle tour in the future. Best wishes and thanks again, Kim
Written 12 December 2019
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Glenn B
Fort Worth, Texas, United States68 contributions
Wonderful!
Nov 2019
We had an amazing time on this tour and were able to so several great sites including the castle. Highly recommended. Pick up and drop off at ship, thanks! Small group size made this perfect.
Written 11 November 2019
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Susan K
3 contributions
Brilliant and fun
Mar 2019 • Friends
Ann was both knowledgable and entertaining as well as very helpful and accommodating. She went above and beyond to give everyone on the tour her very best, Have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone interested in a small well planned and scenic tour of Dunedin and Larnach Castle
Written 15 April 2019
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Iconic Tours L
Thanks for the great review Susan, it is always fun for me too, to see the beautiful sights of Dunedin. Cheers Ann
Written 5 November 2019
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Dave R
1 contribution
Great Day Out in Dunedin
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a great day touring Dunedin and Larnach Castle. Ann was a colorful and knowledgeable guide who went to pains to ensure everyone was catered for. Due to circumstances we had to book late on one of their busiest days of the year. Kim even went to the extent of hiring a different vehicle so we could be fitted in. If your looking to tour in this area look no further.
Written 1 March 2019
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Iconic Tours L
Thank you for the lovely review. We do try and make every visitor experience great and its always heartwarming to hear it is so well received. Ann
Written 5 November 2019
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Diane K
Washington11 contributions
Fabulous!
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had such a great day with Ann. Even though it was rainy, she did a great job of showing us her Dunedin, which was obvious that she and her whole family love it. Ann was so personable and we felt like family by the end of the day!
Written 21 February 2019
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Iconic Tours L
Thanks for the lovely review. Dunedin is such an amazing place to live and we love showing it off.That's how we feel about you guys as well, our large extended family!!
Written 5 November 2019
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moonberg
Sacramento, CA26 contributions
Great Day in Dunedin With Alan
Dec 2018 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Dunedin with our host/driver Alan. We were on a cruise and Alan met us at the dock ON TIME. Of course we saw the sites, great views of the harbor and the City, the Pacific ocean, surfers, Larnach "Castle" (don't think great castles of Europe--more like a manor house) with beautiful gardens and a nice lunch on site. BUT, Alan (from Iconic NZ Tours) not only filled our day with history of the region and the country but with lots of information about life in NZ. After several tours and weeks in NZ Alan was the only guide (host) who provided us with such a complete overview of life in NZ.
Written 10 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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