Call Jeeves Tours are experienced tour operators providing small group tours from the port of Lyttelton over the summer cruise ship season. The majority being small group 'Private Tours'. Throughout your time ashore you will be accompanied by one of our driver/guides to ensure a memorable and worry free day.

We have driver/guides fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Kiwi and Aussie !!!   

Our full day tour options from the port of Lyttelton include:

Christchurch, Volcanic Peninsula, Akaroa: A tour that includes the many features within the Christchurch city centre, before travelling through both flat and hilly rural land to Akaroa. The Akaroa township is a picturesque holiday resort village situated on the edge of an extinct volcano and is very proud of its combined English and French heritage. The journey from  involves travelling a 500m+ high crater rim of the volcano that offers many vantage points with breath taking views and numerous photo opportunities, along with visits to some of the stunning smaller bays that are accessible on the volcanic peninsula. During the time in Akaroa there are opportunities to partake in recreational activities, say a cruise on the harbour to observe and or swim with the regions protected Hector Dolphins. The area also provides numerous options for lunch with its many quality restaurants. The day concludes with a return back to Christchurch by way of a road pass into the Lyttelton harbour with its mixture of permanent residences and holiday homes, including a visit to Canterburys early settled town of Lyttelton, with its many quaint old style residences.

Canterburys Wine Region: Join us for an entertaining tour of the famous wine region of Canterbury. Our Waipara Valley winery tour includes visits to a number of specially selected wineries for enjoyable and informative tastings of around twenty different locally produced wine varieties. The day is inclusive of a platter lunch at one of the  wineries during which one may enjoy a bottle of locally produced wine or continue with wine tasting. The day concludes with a visit to a nearby craft brewing company where one may partake in a cold New Zealand craft beer, or alternatively a coffee. The beer stop is often popular with the male members of a group, following a day of wine tasting.

Southern Alps and Arthurs Pass: A tour to experience magnificent scenery within the area of the Arthurs Pass National Park and New Zealands Southern Alps mountain area that is bordered by the two mighty rivers of the Rakaia and the Waimakariri. A tour into this area encompasses many magnificent views including locations made use of in movie productions. The days travel includes the traversing two mountain passes on route to the mountain village of Arthurs Pass. Near to the Arthurs Pass village is a spectacular roadway viaduct that ensures safe and all year round road access to the magnificent West Coast area of the South Island. Should one wish the day may include a New Zealand famous jet boating experience through a picturesque and breath taking river gorge.  

Hanmer Springs: A tour from Christchurch through picturesque North Canterbury rural farmland and the many small townships along the way. Hanmer Springs, once a farming area service town is now a tranquil and picturesque alpine holiday resort and tourist village that is surrounded by mountains that are snow-capped in winter. The area hosts a wide range of recreational activities that include the famous open air thermal hot pools and water slides, bungy jumping, river jet boating and quad bike riding, along with a number of scenic walking tracks.

Our departure and return times travelling in one of our small luxury mini-coach vehicles enable a no-rush experience, ensuring efficient use of your valuable time ashore by eliminating the frustrations associated with large passenger coach travel.  

Cost and Availability: Please email your tour preference(s), along with the number of persons touring to enable us to advise you of port procedures and tour cost.

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