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“See how the phoenix is rising” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Bus - Rebuild Tour

Red Bus - Rebuild Tour
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Christchurch Rebuild Tour
Ranked #13 of 89 Tours in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Join a Rebuild tour of the Christchurch central city showing at first hand the impacts on the central city and its iconic buildings while providing insights into the seismic forces at work during the significant earthquakes, and future development plans for the central city. The tour replaces the extremely popular CBD Red Zone tour. The tour has been completeley revised, with a new route, commentary and audio visual material.The tour includes video footage and commentary from a Canterbury Museum Guide.
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“See how the phoenix is rising”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

I had been to Christchurch several times (for work) since the earthquakes; these visits were brief and I never quite got the extent of the destruction. This tour gives a real insight to the impact on the city and how it is rebuilding it's proud heritage and using this unique opportunity to create a new, vibrant and modern city. Our guide was very informative; more importantly she shared her story as a Cantabrian living in Christchurch over the past 3 years. Recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Tour to get overview of the Earthquake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

This was a great tour to catch up on the effects of the earthquake and what has happened since.
We last visited 12 years ago. We did a drive around the previous evening but the bus tour and the commentary was a much better way. Pity we were flying home that afternoon as there were a couple of things we might have followed up on if we had the time.
Commentary was a little droll at times but very entertaining. Humour may be above some visiting nationalities but if the commentator survives the trip without being lynched then he has not upset anybody to any great extent.

Visited March 2014
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England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quick view of Christchurch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Bus goes from outside the museum. Good commentary on the destruction and construction involved in rebuilding Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes. Slightly more extended pauses to see more clearly what was being described would have been appreciated. But a very good overview if your time is limited in the city.

Visited March 2014
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“A fascinating insight into the city's problems”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

I have been on bus tours of 3 cities in the last ten days (Sydney and Singapore being the others - see separate comments). Christchurch was by far the best. Having a live commentary from someone who lived through the earthquakes and is experiencing the rebuild was really good and, although we did go round and round in circles a bit, it was a very interesting tour and helped me to appreciate the problems that the city faces.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Accidently came across Sue who was driving for another organisation, over heard her mention this red bus company. Went on the 1 hour tour and it was amazing! the guides are full of knowledge and add humour to the trip.
Totally recommend!

Visited February 2014
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