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Coastal Train Shore Excursion with City Sightseeing

By Cruise Shore Trips
Price was undefined, price is now CA $147
Free cancellation available
5h 30m
Printed Voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Magnificent coastal scenery viewed from Silver Fern Train

  • Exploration of wealthy homes of Dunedin's original settlers

  • Guided tour of the 20th-century Olveston House

  • Spectacular photo opportunities of glorious harbour views

  • Time spent shopping or exploring in beautiful Dunedin

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Dunedin

  • What's included

    Admission to Olveston House

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from Dunedin port

  • What's included

    Train ticket

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This tour is specifically designed for cruise ship passengers.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Experience the magnificent scenery of the Otago Peninsula by railway, aboard the Silver Fern Train. Enjoy city sightseeing in Dunedin, including admission and a guided tour of Olveston House.

Depart the port from your cruise ship for a harbour-side drive into the city, with an introduction to the city and attractions Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula. Pass by Baldwin Street, considered the world's steepest street, and get a glimpse of the harbour. View the University of Otago, the neoclassical Dunedin Town Hall and Renaissance Revival–style Dunedin Railway Station as well as opulent banks, theatres and 19th-century edifices.

Arrive at Olveston House, and take a guided tour of the estate's global collection of magnificent treasures.

Board a train and travel along the rugged coastline, passing through Dunedin's harbour-side suburbs, followed by views of Port Chalmers and Careys Bay. From the cliff tops, admire spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Blue Skin Bay, taking advantage of the many amazing photo opportunities.

The train will drop you back near the historic church in the Port Chalmers township. A short 10 minute walk back to the Port Visitor Centre, via the vibrant Port Chalmers village with a wide range of art & culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers and fashion designers.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Port Chalmers
  • Port Chalmers Otago

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Dunedin Cruise Port
  • Port Chalmers Otago
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