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Free Christchurch Walking Tours

| The Chalice, Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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My wife and I started our stay in Christchurch by taking this walking tour with Michael. It was... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
jhersh1008
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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Must in Christchurch!!

Michael was a really nice person, and the tour was an incredebly interesting activity if you want... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2017
Gonzalo J
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Valencia, Spain
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Free Christchurch Walking Tours is not currently running. The tours will resume in Spring 2018. Sorry for the inconvenience. Free Christchurch Walking Tours offers a local insight into Christchurch through a combination of facts, stories, humor and heart. This includes a unique look unto the city’s early history, recent earthquakes and uncertain future.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| The Chalice, Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I started our stay in Christchurch by taking this walking tour with Michael. It was very comprehensive, educational and done at a good walking pace. The several hour tour went quickly and gave us a very good overview of the downtown part...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Michael was a really nice person, and the tour was an incredebly interesting activity if you want to know more about past and present of the city.

Thank Gonzalo J
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Thank you for this tour Michael - a great idea. You showed us the heart of your City and sampled the experience of what Christchurch suffered in the quakes. The place is definitely on the mend and the populous cheery. Highly recommended, well paced, value...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This was not my first walking tour, but by far the best. Thanks to Michael I could see Christchurch with different eyes and you can really feel that he is very passionate about his city. A knowledgeable and dedicated tour guide - that's the best...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

We had a really good time and learned lots about the work the people are doing to return Christchurch to what it was as well as transforming it so this type of damage will not happen again. Michael was very knowledgeable about the area from...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

I love walking tours and whenever I go to a city it's the first thing I try to do. I arrived in Christchurch with my daughter in may and considering that autumn may not be the best time, I asked the guy if the following...More

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MichaelB_NZ, Manager at Free Christchurch Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Hello, Free Christchurch Walking Tours is not currently running. This is stated on TripAdvisor (in the tour description) and the website. I did not answer the question that you asked. I was away at the time so could not respond to it. The person who...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Michael was very knowledgeable about Christchurch's history and city attractions. We did a comprehensive tour of the whole CBD in the two hours. Michael was really helpful with suggestions of places worthy of a better look.

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Reviewed April 21, 2017

This is not the first of these type of tours we have enjoyed. It was very informative with information not readily available in guide books. Certainly recommended.

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

We really enjoyed Michael's tour and found it very interesting and informative, including an honest, and sometimes moving account of sites relavant to the earthquakes. We only had about 2 ½ days visiting Christchurch, so the tour helped us better understand the city and its...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

Four of us visiting from Sydney highly recommend this walking tour of Christchurch. It was easy walking covering significant areas of Christchurch. The guide Michael was knowledgable and his love for his damaged city shone through. Particularly moving was a tribute paid at the site...More

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DJcatEssexUK
January 8, 2018|
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Response from MichaelB_NZ | Property representative |
Free Christchurch is undergoing a period of transition and as such it is unfortunately not running this summer. I apologise for the inconvenience and wish you the very best for your stay in Christchurch. Kind... More
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raposog
May 17, 2017|
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Response from lorib91 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not Mike but I'm pretty sure the tour runs daily. Just show up at the designated place close to the Cathedral.
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