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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour provided by Shore Trips & Tours

Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour

Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
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RM 372.62
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About
A maximum of 15 people on this small-group shore excursion to Wellington ensures you’ll have the full attention of your guide. Maximize your time in port with an introduction to city highlights. Minivan transport is provided with admission to the Weta Cave and Te Papa museum along with a one-way ticket on the Wellington Cable Car.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Small-group Wellington shore excursion: city highlights
  • Stop at Mt. Victoria, the Wahine Memorial, and more
  • Tour Weta Cave and Te Papa Tongarewa; admission included
  • Air-conditioned transport by minivan from Wellington port
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
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.
Highlights
  • Small-group Wellington shore excursion: city highlights
  • Stop at Mt. Victoria, the Wahine Memorial, and more
  • Tour Weta Cave and Te Papa Tongarewa; admission included
  • Air-conditioned transport by minivan from Wellington port
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9218P18
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • The cost of any additional option entry fees
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Ports:
  • CentrePort Wellington, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Additional information
  • 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
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is for passengers arriving on a cruise ship into the Port of Wellington
  • This is a Pre Booked Tour Only!
  • No sales on the day of the Tour!
  • 9.30am is the regular tour start time. This may be adjusted for early/late arriving cruise ships. We will advise any time change at time of booking
  • Please ensure you provide a contact phone number and/or email address that you will have with you and/or checking whilst on holiday so any last minute tour time changes can be notified
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Lunch (available to purchase)
  • The cost of any additional option entry fees
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Ports:
  • CentrePort Wellington, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Please purchase a ticket for all travelers in your group - including 'purchasing' a ticket for all infants. NZ transport law requires us to count all heads on board. One child or infant max per adult ticket.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is for passengers arriving on a cruise ship into the Port of Wellington
  • This is a Pre Booked Tour Only!
  • No sales on the day of the Tour!
  • 9.30am is the regular tour start time. This may be adjusted for early/late arriving cruise ships. We will advise any time change at time of booking
  • Please ensure you provide a contact phone number and/or email address that you will have with you and/or checking whilst on holiday so any last minute tour time changes can be notified
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
A note from Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small Group Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    New Zealand Parliament
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Old St Paul's
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Oriental Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Scorching Bay
  • 5
    Wahine Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    The Roxy Cinema
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Jennifer B
Nashville, TN9 contributions
Great Highlights if You Have Limited Time
Mar 2020
On a cruise to NZ so we had just a day to spend in Wellington. While I've seen a couple of the Lord of the Rings movies, I'm wasn't going to spend my entire time in the city visiting the movie set. This tour was the best of of both a mix of the city and surrounding area and a small glimpse into the movie with a quick stop to the Weta Cave. Our guide was professional, friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about the area. The small group tour was the perfect size for us. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IanH4043
Thanks for the glowing review, sounds like we hit the spot! Such a shame our cruise season has come to a premature ends due to CIVID-19, now we must start plan for next season. Regards Ian
Written 15 March 2020
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Geoffrey M
Atherton, UK74 contributions
Ship pick up
Superb guide/driver. Wellington is a fantastic city. Beautiful scenery, great museum. This is a terrific tour, highly recommended.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IanH4043
Thanks Geoff, pleased you had a great time, not sure which of our 5 driver/guides you had on your tour buy from my point of view they are all superb, regards Ian
Written 15 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathleen B
Los Angeles, CA50 contributions
Loved Wellington and especially Ewen our tour guide and driver
Mar 2020
We highly recommend this tour. Ewen was accommodating to special needs and was patient with all our questions. We had amazing weather and fell in love with Wellington. I think we hit all the important spots. Well done.
Written 13 March 2020
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IanH4043
While we can do much about the weather it seems you got lucky on the day as Wellington is famous for its wind and rain. Pleased to hear that Ewen looked after you so well. Regards Ian
Written 15 March 2020
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Kevin B
San Diego, CA2 contributions
One of the best tour guides I have meet
Feb 2020
Great tour of Wellington's highlights. Our tour guide, Ewen Ritchie, could not do enough for us. He was very informative and always doing that little extra to make the tour an exceptionally memorable one. I highly recommend ….
Written 1 March 2020
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IanH4043
Thanks for the stunning review, Ewen will be very pleased to know that you had a good day. Regards Ian
Written 3 March 2020
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James S
Manassas, VA4 contributions
James Spencer
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great trip , very friendly and knowledgeable driver .
The weather stated off cool , but got much better as the fog lifted...
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IanH4043
Wellington is famous for its weather, but usually the wrong kind, good to know it came good for you though. Regards ian
Written 16 March 2020
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Christina N
8 contributions
Small Group - Enormous Content
Jan 2020 • Friends
This small group tour was so packed with content that I can’t believe that we fitted so much into our day without ever feeling rushed. The small bus that took us around had large format windows that allowed plenty of visibility for sightseeing or photographing. Our driver/guide was amazing, plenty of information without boring us and allowed the group to dictate the pace.
If you come to Wellington from a cruise ship or you have limited time I highly recommend this tour, we loved every minute of it.
Thanks Shore Excursions for such an unforgettable day - you get my vote as the best of all our excursions.
Written 20 January 2020
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IanH4043
Thanks for the great review of our Wellington Highlights tour WLG-1, a very popular option, so we run 4 or 5 small groups in our fleet of new 15 and 16 seat minibuses, just about ideal to traverse the tight and twisty roads of Wellington, so we can show you things you would never see on the large tour coaches. Regards Ian
Written 7 February 2020
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Mike
2 contributions
Wellington Highlight
Dec 2019 • Couples
It would have been better if not for the weather. Interesting places n the guide was knowledgeable Regret couldn't take a picture of the beehive parliament house.
Written 15 December 2019
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IanH4043
Sorry about the weather but this is something even we can not do anything about, maybe if the sun had been shining and the wind and rain had stopped we may have got a 5 star review like usual. On this day Wellington did live up to its reputation as being the windiest capital city in the World. Regards Ian
Written 22 December 2019
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Ruth M
Jacksonville Beach, FL13 contributions
Nice day, not one of our favorite stops
Nov 2019
This was a perfectly pleasant day, but not amazing or especially noteworthy. Wellington is a city. It's got lots of buildings and traffic. The "mountains" are more like big hills. We had a nice view from the cable car and from the top of "Mount" Victoria.
We saw the Parliament buildings. There are 4 of them, each very different from the other. I enjoyed the Botanical Gardens and also our time at the Te Papua museum, particularly the exhibit on Maori culture. I was amused to see the "Wellington" sign on a hill, much like the "Hollywood" sign in Los Angeles, except the "Wellington" sign appears to be blowing away. It's very windy there.
Written 12 December 2019
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IanH4043
Thank you for your feedback and just a little disappointed you only gave us a 3 star grade out of 5. These reviews do have an impact on our rating on TripAdvisor and as you did not mention anything negative about our services, drivers and vehicles, then may we assume it was actually the city of Wellington that only scores a 3 start grade. On our short Highlights tour we try and show you all the best bits in a reak "snap shot" sort of way and any city with the variety of signts and things to do really deserves a longer visit. Maybe you can plan another visit in the future where you would have more time to see what the city can offer. Kind regards and a very Happy Christmas to you.
Written 15 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pnaughton
Bolivia, NC25 contributions
Great Fun
We had a great time with our guide Howard. He has a great sense of humor. He knows how to avoid crowds. While most guides were going to the botanical gardens and bottom of the cable car, he went to the top and met us at the bottom. He took us by homes of the rich and famous, including his. Best guide in NZ so far.

P.S. I'm not his mother.
Written 7 December 2019
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IanH4043
Thanks for the amazing review of your tour and of course the guide you had on the day Howard, our small group tours [15 persons or less] let us scoot around the busy city of Wellington and miss all the bottlenecks where all the coach tours go, but now the secrets out of the bag they will all start copying us! You would have also driven past Sir Peter Jacksons house out on the Miramar Peninsula. Regards Ian
Written 29 December 2019
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Barossa-Epicure
Bowden, Australia320 contributions
Great overview of New Zealands Capital
Jan 2019
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 the coastline of Cook Strait. Also visited the Weta Cave and souvenier shop. Back in plenty of time to board the cruise ship. Great customer service for making the booking and a very personable and informative guide made for an enjoyable experience.
Written 2 December 2019
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IanH4043
Pleased you had a great time in what we know as the "coolest little capital city in the World" Weather can be a challenge for us on some days but our guides do their best to keep you smiling. Regards Ian
Written 22 December 2019
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