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Two-Hour Local Akaroa Sights with Port Pickup and Drop Off

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    What to Expect
    This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers with a desire for a short local tour, allowing free time to enjoy optional activities in Akaroa, shopping, wine and food.

    On your arrival into Akaroa, please report to the Akaroa French Connection kiosk to receive your boarding pass.  Then simply board your tour coach and prepare for a journey of a lifetime.  Sit back, relax, and experience the magical wonders of Akaroa.

    Your coach captain will provide an informative commentary of the local history of Akaroa as you depart and travel through Takamatua, Robinson’s Bay, Davauchelles and Barry’s Bay.  Travel up the hill to the Hill Top Tavern and cast your eyes over the picturesque views of Akaroa.

    Travel the renowned Summit Road around to Pigeon Bay Road with photo stops en-route as required (at least two).
    • 11.30am depart Akaroa Wharf
    • 1st stop – Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory – Approximately 20 minutes - enjoy a selection of traditional hand crafted cheeses from this award winning privately owned business.
    • 2nd stop – Hill Top Tavern – Approximately 20-30 minutes – an opportunity to purchase refreshments and snap photos of the panoramic views.
    • 1:30pm – Arrival at Akaroa Wharf – free time to enjoy local refreshments and activities before boarding your cruise ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Akaroa Wharf
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    We booked this trip directly with the company at the wharf in Akaroa! They fitted us in straight away on the first bus which was excellent! The tour took us around some fantastic scenic areas up in the hills around Akaroa with a few great...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank lindsay748
    Reviewed 5 January 2019

    We booked this trip online here prior to our cruise on the Majestic Princess at Xmas time. The ship offered a similar tour for about double the price and on an old double decker bus with no air conditioning. Thankfully this trip was on a...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Angela R
    Reviewed 4 December 2018

    We traveled with old parents, was booked for 4 but my mum wasn't feel well with the bad weather to go out on Tender, so only 3 of us went on this tour. First took me a while to find where is the place to...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Danna Y Y W
    Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

    This was our favourite trip on the princess majestic cruise for a family of 9. We booked the trip independent of princess cruises. Used the company who are a family run business. Local knowledge and expertise was impeccable. Fantastic views and picture stops along the...More

    1  Thank Tinaover
    Reviewed 5 May 2018

    Did this tour in the after noon, after spending the morning in Akaroa from a cruise ship. Fantastic way to get your bearings, and learn a little about the place. Loved the lookout, Tavern & cheese factory. Helped that the weather was sublime. Great guide-...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank janeo784
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    Sandra B
    9 October 2019|
    Response from 241janetf33 |
    We booked before leaving the UK but I seem to remember there being several tour guides at the harbour where you could book trips direct with them.
    30 September 2018|
    Response from janeo784 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry only just saw this. Our bus was full. Didn't see anyone selling tickets on the wharf for this one. However I booked it direct with company before I left.
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