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Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch provided by E S Tours

Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch

Arthurs Pass and Southern Alps Day Excursion from Port Lyttelton or Christchurch
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
This day excursion takes us across the Canterbury Plains around 50 miles to Porters Pass (just under 1000 m and higher than Arthurs Pass) and into the Southern Alps. Mountain lakes and wide braided rivers pass through ancient glacial valleys. After about 2.5 hours we reach Arthurs Pass National Park and its beech forests. We drive to the top of the pass and divide looking over into the rainforests of the West Coast, then stop in AP village here for lunch.Time permitting we have a quick tour of Christchurch on the return trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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: 7h
  • 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: 151856P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation
Exclusions
Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The cruise ship is in the customs secure area in Lyttelton Harbour and occassionally we are not allowed shipside to pick you up (look for a sign with your name on it) for safety reasons.....in this case please find your way (ask the cruise staff/port agent) to the security gates where we will meet you.
Ports:
Port Lyttelton ( the port of Christchurch BUT we do not pickup at Akaroa on this tour)
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Private transportation
Exclusions
Lunch • Coffee and/or Tea
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The cruise ship is in the customs secure area in Lyttelton Harbour and occassionally we are not allowed shipside to pick you up (look for a sign with your name on it) for safety reasons.....in this case please find your way (ask the cruise staff/port agent) to the security gates where we will meet you.
Ports:
Port Lyttelton ( the port of Christchurch BUT we do not pickup at Akaroa on this tour)
Duration
7h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Christchurch Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Hermeone_Lee
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Wonderful Arthur's Pass day trip
Dermot was highly professional and knowledgable. He was safety-conscious, and navigated the mountainous roads and one-lane tracks with ease. His vehicle was spacious, clean and comfortable. He knew the best places to eat, rest, take walks and snap good photographs. E.g. we stopped at Castle Hill, which looked exactly like a Lord of the Rings scene, although it was not the actual set. While he was a good conversationist as he drove, he also let us take naps when we needed it. He was accommodating towards our requests to tweak the itinerary, including last minute requests, like jet boating on the Waimakariri River. As a result we enjoyed our day trip to the Pass!
Written 4 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
dermot_hall
Thank you for coming on my tour with your family......glad you liked jet-boating and the Arthur's Pass scenery !
Written 2 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: E S Tours
Karlie M
Karlie M
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Tour from Akaroa
We booked E S Tours to do a tour from Akaroa to Christchurch when our ship arrived on March 14th. I had corresponde
F3634WAlukec
F3634WAlukec
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Unique Experience
Dermot Hall took us on a day tour around the city of Christchurch and Akaroa. Dermot was very knowledgable about th
CarolnBarry14
CarolnBarry14
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Great Day Tour of Christchurch from Akaroa
Dermot Hall was at the wharf in Akaroa to meet us off the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship. December 2019 His full day t
SummerfieldCruiser
SummerfieldCruiser
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Wonderful
We were blessed with good weather so we were able to travel to the summit between Akaroa and Christchurch. Dermatol
Diane S
Diane S
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From Akaroa to Christchurch - Wonderful Day!
Thank you, Nick, for your enthusiasm and expertise as our guide for this tour! After the horrible terrorist attack,
redsal
redsal
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Enjoyable and informative day with Dermot
It was a pleasure to spend the day on the E S Tour from Akaroa to Christchurch, accompanied by Dermot (MD). His lo
Cathy P
Cathy P
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Akaroa to Christchurch —Stunningly Beautiful New Zealand Scenery. 🚗🚗🚗
Why fly 16+ hours to get to New Zealand? One reason for us was to see the NZ scenery. The drive between Akaroa to
johndT7193UW
johndT7193UW
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Akaroa and Christchurch Day tour
Glad we decided to go with Dermot on his small group day tour from Akaroa to Christchurch, taking along amazing vie
Judygolfing
Judygolfing
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A great tour
I had worked with Dermot to schedule this tour. Our guide was Nick and he was wonderful! We went to Christchurch
Chrisste1
Chrisste1
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Great trip
We boarded the bus after arriving by cruise ship. It was a very good tour, and great to be in a 1967 London bus. We
SolarAraras
SolarAraras
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A Beautiful Tour with a Great Guide !
Guide Dermot Hall is the most dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly guide we have ever encountered. He took us up the
Vinnysmom
Vinnysmom
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Best experience with tour agency. Over and beyond expectations.
Dermot was a pleasure to work with and helped us pick the perfect excursion for our cruise ship group, Christchurch
CatrinaE
CatrinaE
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Great day trip from Akaroa port to Christchurch
We met Nick on the pier where he was selling his tour. It sounded interesting enough and we booked it on the spot.
Susan H
Susan H
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Great day trip from Akoroa to Christchurch.
We only had one day to see this area and Dermot made the most of it! He was very knowledgeable and looked after our
Julie L
Julie L
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One day stop in Akoroa from a Cruise ship
Got off the cruise ship via tender at Akoroa where we were met by an abundant amount of friendly people offering a
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