Christchurch Sightseeing Tour by Classic Double-Decker Bus42 reviews
The Central Tour red loop is operated on an open top double decker bus and is a one hour long tour, or you can choose to spend all day hopping on and off at the different stops along the way. On this tour you will see how the earthquakes have completely changed the Christchurch central city landscape and you will see and learn about the exciting rebuild, which is now well underway.
Central Tour Route includes the Canterbury Museum, Mona Vale, Westfield Riccarton Mall, Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch Catholic Basilica, Margaret Mahy Playground, Cathedral Square, and Earthquake Memorial/The Terrace.
The Discover Tour blue loop is a two hour tour operated on a Classic London closed roof double decker bus. This tour travels into the ‘red zone’ which is a residential area where more than 6000 homes were demolished after the earthquakes.
Your guide will talk about the many exciting opportunities that are being explored to redevelop this area. The
tour then heads out to the beautiful seaside area of Sumner where you will have time to enjoy an ice cream on the beach, before heading to the Port Hills to enjoy breathtaking views over the city, Canterbury plains and out to the Southern Alps.
Discover Tour Route includes the Canterbury Museum,Residential “Red Zone”, Sumner Village, and the Sign of the Takahe/Port Hills.
Combo Tour Pass (Central Tour + Discover Tour):
Explore the very best that Christchurch has to offer with one fantastic combo pass. Enjoy both tour routes and SAVE. 48 Hour Combo pass includes FREE Quake City Museum Tour. There is no better way to spend a day in Christchurch!
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by Double-Decker Bus
- Hop on hop off service
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Central Tour (Red Line) Frequency: Every 60 minutes
Year-round (1 Jan – 31 Dec): First bus departs at 10am from Stop 1 – Canterbury Museum
Summer (1 Nov – 30 Apr): Last bus departs at 4pm from Stop 1 – Canterbury Museum
Winter (1 May – 31 Oct): Last bus departs at 2pm from Stop 1 - Canterbury MuseumDiscover Tour (Blue Line) Tour Duration: 2 Hours
Summer (1 Nov – 31 Apr): 9am, 12pm, 3pm
Winter (1 May – 31 Oct): 3pm
Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue
Returns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 2 children (0-14yrs) may ride free with an accompanied adult.
- We reserve the right to use an alternative vehicle than is advertised, without prior notice, due to unforeseen circumstances, including health & safety or mechanical concerns.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please bring a printed copy of this ticket
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