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“What a beautiful day :-)”

Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours
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US$98.29*
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On...
Ranked #22 of 92 Tours in Christchurch
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“What a beautiful day :-)”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

From the start of the trip I already knew it was going to be a good day. Our driver was very welcoming, and his commentary was interesting as he spoke of the cities history, people and how much things have changed in all since the earthquakes.
First stop, my personal favourite, was punting down the Avon river. It was still a little chilly, it made for a beautiful autumn scene as the sun was peeking through trees,giving off an eerie glow. Our guide, who looked as though he had stepped out of the past, was very friendly and a bit cheeky too. The story of Napoleon's tree was cool, and watching other tourists take photos of us from the bank prompted a funny exchange of smiles, poses and photos.
The Botanical Garden tour was good, weaving around in the caterpillar while the driver told us of our surroundings. I think I waved and said hello to everyone we passed, especially the kids. I even got some hi 5s!
Though I'm slightly afraid of heights, I thoroughly enjoyed the Gondola ride. The scenery was breathtaking, but I will admit while in the Gondola I was praying we wouldn't fall.
The Tram ride escorted us into the heart of the damaged city centre. It was sad to look upon, but seeing the friendliness and resilience of the locals, it's great to know that even in the midst of a broken home, Cantabrians are still rocking along in quake city.
So, my advice to you all is when you go, take a jacket, camera, check toilet stops, have fun, and smile and wave! :-)

Visited May 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our attraction! We're happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your time on the tour and our various attractions - even the Gondola trip, which can be a bit difficult for people who have problems with heights. Thank you for making such an effort to take the trip to the Summit Station, and I hope you were well rewarded with amazing views from the top!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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“Christchurch Grand Tour”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a great tour to do of Christchurch. I enjoyed seeing the highlights of Christchurch in the half day. All of the operators at the destinations are very knowledgable about their city. A great way to see CHristchurch with many fun activities.

Visited May 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the Grand Tour, and for taking the time to post your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your time on the tour visiting our attractions and seeing the city!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“A must when in Christchurch!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

What a fantastic day! Best value for money city tour I've been on in some time. Great commentary and insights into the city from our guide and driver. The pick of the day has to be the Gondola, fantastic views and a real tasty lunch. The bus from Welcome Aboard also picked us up at 9.30 in the morning and had us back at 3.30pm as promised, which was important for us as we had plans for early evening. I'd just like to pass on my thanks to the Team for a job well done.

Visited March 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the Grand Tour. We're happy that you enjoyed your day (especially your time at the Gondola - the Red Rock Cafe do make some delicious food and coffee!) and that the timetable suited you so well. Thank you for posting your review!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“absolutely brilliant”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

It was absolutely brilliant - evn with the inclement weather on 28th April this year. a definite must do whilst in Christchurch.

Visited April 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
We are happy that you enjoyed your Grand Tour trip! The weather in Christchurch is often unpredictable at this time of year, but we're glad you were still able to enjoy your day with us. Thank you for taking the time to review our attraction!
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“Best tour for the money”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

The tour is billed as the best luxury tour in Christchurch, and it lived up to that billing. The driver was an excellent commentator about the city, all the issues it has faced since the earthquakes, as well as the extraordinary venues available to us. From punting on the Avon, the great tour of the botanical garden, and the gondola ride, it was a marvelous day's excursion. Yes, the food was expensive at the top, but the food is expensive everywhere in NZ. However, the lunch was one of the best we experienced during our stay.

Visited April 2014
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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Front Office Manager at Christchurch Grand Tour- Day Tours, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Grand Tour. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and visits to our attractions, as well as your lunch at the Gondola's Red Rock Cafe! Thank you for taking our tour, and we hope you had a lovely holiday.
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