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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

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  • 1
    New Zealand Parliament
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Old St Paul's
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Oriental Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Scorching Bay
  • 5
    Wahine Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    The Roxy Cinema
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 7
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 8
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On disembarking your ship please make your way to the Private Tours meeting point adjacent to the ship and within the port, just a short walk from the gangway. Please arrive 15mins before your tour start time. Look for the Shore Trips and Tours signs held by our drivers. DO NOT TAKE THE SHUTTLES INTO THE CITY, these are for passengers without pre-booked tours.

    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Experienced, local driver/guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • One-way cable car ride
    • Visit to the Weta Cave
    • Visit to Te Papa - New Zealand's national museum
    • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
    • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
    • Lunch (available to purchase)
    • The cost of any additional option entry fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please note that the order of the tour may vary depending on the weather conditions and traffic issues
    • This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters as there is no storage space on our vehicles. Fold up (collapsible) walkers may be able to be accommodated, please check with us when booking.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We were collected punctually from the ship terminal and shown so many highlights of this beautiful city (despite average weather). Tour included the opportunity to get out of the van and view historic buildings, the lookout, the tram ride down the hill, lunch and driving along
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    Chris our tour driver made this a great learning experience for our group. It was a small group only 14 on a minibus. We wanted a small group experience and we got it. We had no idea what a beautiful city Wellington is. With all the hills and views it reminded us of a much
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    An easy short walk from the ship to Port, free wifi & toilets, and Leisure Shore Trip & Tours reps to reassure you of where to wait for the arrival of your driver. Ewen was a great driver, host, and guide and a lovely comfy minibus. Straight into commentary, we started in CBD
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    Response from IanH4043, Owner at Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thanks Lynne, so pleased you had another great day with us. Looks as though you booked all the tours with Shore Trips and Tours. Wellington is a fun day even when wet and windy when it lives up to its reputation. The Te Papa museum really needs a whole day to explore the many exhibits so perhaps you can schedule a longer visit to New Zealand in the future. We will pass the comments on to your guide Ewen as well. Regards Ian
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    This tour truly was a small group tour. We were eight in a twelve seat van. Very comfortable! Since the forecast was for rain and wind our guide rearranged the tour to give us the outdoor part first and then the more protected parts later. Very knowledgeable and very
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    Response from KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
    Responded 9 Oct 2019
    Hello Dennis, thank you very much for your wonderful review - our first of the season! We are rapt you had a fabulous day out and enjoyed yourself. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others. Safe travels. Kind regards Kim
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    Great way to see Wellington. Unfortunately traveling with 2 teen boys they found this excursion somewhat boring and even fell asleep in the back of the bus. Lovely church, panoramic views and cable car. Lunch stop wasnt as advertised and somewhat disappointing and rushed.
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    Response from KimScanlen, Manager at Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
    Responded 22 May 2019
    Hi Dianna, thank you for your review and we are sorry your boys didn't enjoy the tour as there are some great city sights in this tour - the WETA workshop, the unique cable car ride with stunning views and a very interactive visit to our national museum designed to attract young people to mention a few. In regards to your lunch stop, from time to time we need to change the venue due to limited capacity, the number of tour vehicles ahead of us and the subsequent delay in receiving food. We leave it up to the tour guide to make a decision on the day to either use the venue or change it in the best interests of the group to allow maximum time on tour. On the day you were there the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship was in port and this is a large ship. There were a lot of people on tour and as a result the usual venue wasn't suitable. Our apologies that you were disappointed. We take on board all feedback given so thank you and as we plan for a new season ahead your comments are noted. Kind regards Kim
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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