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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour
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Tour snapshot
Port or hotel transfers are included
Duration:
3h 20m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 20m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour of Wellington has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers with limited time on land. See and do a lot in an easy day trip, and remove the hassle of navigating public transit in a new city. Visit highlights like the Beehive, Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, the summit of Mount Victoria, and Weta Cave. You'll be amazed by how much you can see in a short time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An ideal tour for first-time visitors to Wellington
  • Visit a range of natural, historic, and cultural attractions
  • Suitable for travelers with a range of interests and mobility levels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An ideal tour for first-time visitors to Wellington
  • Visit a range of natural, historic, and cultural attractions
  • Suitable for travelers with a range of interests and mobility levels
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66479P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 20m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are of a cruise ship please stay at the port. There is a private tours area to the left of the cruise ship as you disembark. We have access to the port and will meet you there. The cruise ship may tell you to catch a shuttle into the city. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. The pick up will be 1 hour after your ship has berthed unless ship berths before 8am then the tour pick up is 9am.
  • Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island The tour starts at the bus stop just down the road from the I-SITE, opposite the Amora Hotel
  • Wellington Harbour, Wellington, New Zealand The tour may start at the port if your vehicle is full otherwise there may be additional pick ups. Please note we will pick you up at the port 1 hour after your ship has berthed.
  • Ports:
  • Wellington
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cruise ship passengers will be met in the private tours area to the left of the ship as you disembark. DO NOT take a shuttle into the city
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Cable Car
  • Entry/Admission - Old St Paul's
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are of a cruise ship please stay at the port. There is a private tours area to the left of the cruise ship as you disembark. We have access to the port and will meet you there. The cruise ship may tell you to catch a shuttle into the city. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. The pick up will be 1 hour after your ship has berthed unless ship berths before 8am then the tour pick up is 9am.
  • Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island The tour starts at the bus stop just down the road from the I-SITE, opposite the Amora Hotel
  • Wellington Harbour, Wellington, New Zealand The tour may start at the port if your vehicle is full otherwise there may be additional pick ups. Please note we will pick you up at the port 1 hour after your ship has berthed.
  • Ports:
  • Wellington
Duration
3h 20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cruise ship passengers will be met in the private tours area to the left of the ship as you disembark. DO NOT take a shuttle into the city
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Saint Gerard's Catholic Church and Monastery
  • 1
    Mount Victoria
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Weta Cave
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Oriental Bay
  • 3
    Wellington Cable Car
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Lady Norwood Rose Garden
  • 4
    New Zealand Parliament Buildings
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Old St Paul's
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Charlie
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Dec. 2021
What a fantastic tour! Richard did a great job and showed us some awesome sights. Good fun and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend doing this tour
Written 30 December 2021
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Richard B
Hi Charlie Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. I was nice taking you around Wellington and we did have some fun. Once again thank you for your review
Written 2 January 2022
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Adventure114943
1 contribution
Dec. 2021
A wonderful, informative and interesting 3 and a half hour tour with Richard (Xplor Tours) showing us all the sights his beautiful city . Amazing commentree, laced with good humor and knowledgeable facts. Great guy, highly recommend for all visitors . Thanks again Richard,
From Chris and Gayleen
Written 22 December 2021
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Richard B
Hi Chris and Gayleen thank you very much for the review it is really appreciated. You guys were great to have on my tour. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and catch up with family in Christchurch. Once again thank you for the review
Written 23 December 2021
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VIANZ
San Francisco20 contributions
Nov. 2021
Richard hosted us for a half-day tour of Wellington & made it the most magical city in the world. Blessed by a sunny day, his knowledge and commentary brought the city to life. It was a treat that my 89 year old father keeps speaking about still. Highly recommended!
Written 6 December 2021
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Richard B
Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. I am glad that your dad still talks about the trip. It was a pleasure showing you the sights of Wellington. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 8 December 2021
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Maryanne W
Invercargill4 contributions
Oct. 2021
We all enjoyed our Wellington Tour with Richard. He is very knowledgeable about the city and a considerate friendly guide. A great way to see Wellington. Richard even took us back up Mt Victoria a second time because visibility was poor on our first attempt. Would certainly recommend Xplor Tours.
Written 10 October 2021
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Richard B
Hi Maryanne Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. It was a pleasure taking your family around Wellington. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 12 October 2021
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Char W
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Aug. 2021
It was a very cloudy, cold and rainy day. Richard made our tour fun and full of excitement and laughter while giving us fun facts around Wellington. Our tour was so much fun that the weather was of little to no concern, we were warm and cozy in a very comfortable van. The views were stunning and information very informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting a highlights tour of Wellington with an exceptional guide. Though I have been to Wellington multiple times I found this tour fun and intriguing I can’t recommend this enough.
Written 12 August 2021
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Hi Char Thank you for your review it is really appreciated. You have a great family and I really enjoyed showing them the sights of Wellington and as you say we had lots of fun. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 13 August 2021
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Bruce K
1 contribution
Jul. 2021
We had a great tour of the local sites of interest. It was a typical winters day in Wellington but Connie our host made the day fun and interesting. Very good value and a nice way to get your sense of direction in a new city.
Written 16 July 2021
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Richard B
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. Connie is a great guide and our company motto is to have fun with our guests so I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and had fun. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 17 July 2021
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Roni Wright
Ross, New Zealand15 contributions
May 2021
The whole tour was informative, fun and totally enjoyable. Richard was an awesome tour guide. We had so many laughs. We saw so much of Wellington we would never have seen. The Weta shop was so awesome we are coming back to book with Richard to do the day tour of Weta. Totally topped off our trip to Wellington.
Written 5 May 2021
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Richard B
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. We did have a ball. The three of you were awesome. Once again thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you in June.
Written 18 May 2021
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Annette D
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Oct. 2020
Very informative trip around Wellington
You see and learn a lot about the capital you do not know.
Richard was an excellent host with a very good sense of humor.
Great views from Mt Victoria
Written 27 October 2020
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Richard B
Sorry in my late reply to you. Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour I do try and make it fun. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 8 April 2021
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893darcyj
1 contribution
Sep. 2020 • Family
Ray was very warm and easy to talk to. It was just me and my sister on that day of the tour but he did not disappoint us. Very informative and knows very well what he's doing. I personally enjoyed the question and answer part. (Make sure you listen very well.) If you wanna relax,enjoy the scenery and know about Wellington this is a Must-to-do.
Written 18 October 2020
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Richard B
Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the tour with Ray. He is a fountain of knowledge and has a great personality. Once again thank you for your review.
Written 25 October 2020
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Raerae
1 contribution
Oct. 2020
A very informative tour about the sights of Wellington; we learnt so much about the Wellington area, information and places we would never have known or seen. Richard was friendly, funny and he made it feel like you had known him before. The Hokey Pokey ice cream treat was spot on. We highly recommend this tour, if you want to have an amazing experience that will leave you hoping there was more time ...
Written 9 October 2020
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Hi Oasisglen Thank you very much for your review it is really appreciated. I try and have fun on my tour so I am glad that you enjoyed it and had fun. Once again thank you for the review.
Written 14 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Lorraine C
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Fabulous experience. Fun! Fun! Fun!
Had such a fantastic day on our wine experience around Martinborough. Richard is a top class tour guide, with exten
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emmabM2178GJ
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A day of laughs and wine!
We were fortunate enough to have Richard as our guide on our tour of the Martinborough wineries. He is very knowled
kjbabu
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EXCELLENT!! EXCELLENT!! EXCELLENT!!
I had a great day. The best sightseeing day tour ever. Richard has incredible knowledge about wellington/history pa
Neverbefore21
Neverbefore21
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Wellington Must-See Tour
We were picked up from our overnight stay by an amazing guide. She was friendly, chatty and so informative. As firs
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WOWW (World of Wonderful Wine Tour)
Our group of ladies visit Wellington every year for WOW - no show this year but we came anyway and decided to ventu
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Unexpected delight
What an entertaining and unexpected delight this tour was. So glad that we did it. So different from the normal.
WesternGardener
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Fantabulous Tour for our group of 40 from Radiance of the Seas
From my very first contact with Richard Bialy in February 2019 to the actual tour in March 2020, his commitment to
garyn564
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Moving experience
We did the Shenandoah tour from a Viking ocean cruise with Richard. It was an amazing experience learning the hist
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Birthday Wine Tour
My Fiancé booked this tour as a surprise for my birthday and we had such a fantastic day, definitely recommend it!
300janices
300janices
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Long day from the cruise port
Ray our tour guide and driver was incredible! He was not only so engaging but well connected. The only downside was
kentw862
kentw862
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Our tour leader / driver was great!
Ray picked us up promptly in a nice clean comfortable van. He had us introduce ourselfs, and by the end with the fe
Mike R
Mike R
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City tour
Ace tour made interesting by driver guide Dennis Prendergast. Plus extra stop at sausage sizzle for accompanying Au
Diane R
Diane R
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Excellent tour
What a great day. Richard was great and the tour was so much fun. He went out of his way to make our day special.
Diane R
Diane R
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I researched forever...this is an excellent company and tour was great!
What a pleasure to have Richard as our tour guide in Wellington. Great tour with special treats along the way. We
angelooou
angelooou
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Wonderful Martinborough Wine Tour
The tour was excellent and we all had a great time with the tour guide Richard! Strongly recommend if you like wine
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