Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour

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Wellington Shore Excursion City Sightseeing Tour
from £42.57
Take in the sights of Wellington while your cruise ship is in port, and discover one of the world’s most charming capital cities. See where New Zealand’s political leaders rule the country, and visit the Gothic Revival Old St Paul’s Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Take in views of Wellington from above on a visit to the summit of Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car.
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In Brief

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
2 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
After pickup from your cruise ship in Wellington port, your city sights shore excursion takes you to local landmarks and historic buildings such as the Beehive and parliament buildings. See the finest example of Gothic Revival architecture in the southern hemisphere at Old St Paul’s Cathedral, and admire the breathtaking sight and perfume of thousands of flowers at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden.

Visit the summit of Mt Victoria for panoramic city views, and see how Wellington curves around the harbor, surrounded by rolling hills and rugged bays. You also have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic red cable car (own expense), from the city center at Lambton Quay to the botanic gardens in the hilltop suburb of Kelburn.

Returning to the harbor, enjoy a trip around the city’s scenic inlets before being dropped off at your cruise ship in Wellington port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Wellington port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Cable Car

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Departure Point

CentrePort Wellington, 1 Hinemoa St, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very good showcase of the city and close environs as well as background culture and history from the guide “Chappie” who did an excellent job.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Got off our boat and the very friendly staff and coach was waiting, absolutely no hassles at all. Driver was very informative, very friendly and very funny. We would HIGHLY recommend this sight seeing tour. Dropped off back at the boat. WONDERFUL.
• Submitted 22 Mar 2018
we were welcomed immediately, tour company was hammonds the driver/guide thirdprobably more generation,maori was great.. knew Wellington backwards. showed a few secrets in old St,Pauls Cathedral then where to go... where pick ups great tour. his son plays with the rugby hurricanes,
• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
Everything was as we expected .It was very well led tour of Wellington , Graeme was a very good informant and driver and we enjoyed the trip very much. Thank you! We always rely on Viator and they have not let us down yet.
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
Great tour! Pick-up and drop off from port, great commentary and sights. Thanks!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2018
Robert our coach driver was a friendly and helpful guide who spoke clearly. He explained where we were headed and how long we'd be at the stops and where we could grab a coffee or have an opportunity to use toilets. We thoroughly enjoyed this look at Wellington.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
The highlight for me of this tour was the light lunch provided under the shade inside the Linden Estate Vineyard. It was a welcome break from the tour that took us around the city, out of Napier, into two vineyards, the chocolate shop and a historical chapel. I certainly got my money's worth in this tour!
• Submitted 20 Dec 2017
Very clear and precise instructions from our cruise ship to the bus pickup. Our driver was amazing negotiating the roads in Wellington. He had excellent local knowledge and gave us a great view of the real Wellington. A fabulous and beautiful city.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
Nice introductory tour to a city we hadn't visited before. Good opportunity to see the highlights, with ample stops where we could exit the bus for photos. It was a great day and we lucked out with good weather and very little wind, which is unusual for Windy Wellington.
• Submitted 02 Jul 2017
Very good guide I recommend this tour
• Submitted 19 May 2017
Wonderful tour.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2017
Viator gave us very good paperwork letting us know what to do. Was very easy to get off the ship and on the dock were the staff for our tour looking for us. Unfortunately it was raining early morning and it was funny because they put us all in a shipping container to keep dry until the bus arrived !!! Our Bus driver Graeme was terrific, very knowledgable, funny and pleasant. He was also a very good driver some of Wellington's streets were very narrow !! We went to the Botanical gardens, St Pauls Wooden Cathedral, saw lots of the city's official buildings, Cable car, Mt Victoria lookout and more. The Coach was very comfortable, clean, A/c'd and modern All in all a very memorable tour !!
• Submitted 18 Apr 2017
Excellent driver who was very informative as we drove around Wellington. Great experience ..... Fantastic view from Mt Victoria and delicious morning tea at the rose gardens.
• Submitted 30 Mar 2017
great tour, great bus driver. For sure a 5 star
• Submitted 13 Mar 2017
Excellent day with great driver.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2017
The bus driver was great, it was a great tour route and we enjoyed the whole thing
• Submitted 13 Feb 2017
Even though it was a wet and windy day ... Very informative tour and great highlights of Wellington.
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Got the full effect of Windy Wellington....tour was fantastic with great information from the guide. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
We loved this tour and the commentary from Simon the driver. Local knowledge makes travelling and exploring so interesting. The beautiful rose garden and the info about the quakes and capital outstanding . Remarkable scenery and views. John from Victoria
• Submitted 08 Jan 2017
A good value tour for the visitor spending little time in the City and wishing to experience the highlights. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 29 Dec 2016
great tour brought back memories of when we were there many years ago
• Submitted 17 May 2016
Our tour guide was exceptionally good and took us all around Wellington. We were very impressed with the botanical garden
• Submitted 16 May 2016
Fantastic guide, beautiful, sunny day, stunning city. The inner city is not very attractive,--which is only a 3 m2 area of the entire city. The hills and the suburbs are very beautiful. Lovely visit tho the botanical gardens, nice ride on the cable car. Recommended tour.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016
Excellent tour.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016