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Dunedin Sightseeing Shore Excursion with Olveston House

By Cruise Shore Trips
Price was undefined, price is now CA $70
Free cancellation available
4h
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Chance to explore Dunedin

  • Remarkable interiors & historic collection at Olveston House

  • New Zealand's oldest university campus explored by coach

  • Scottish heritage in original homes of 1840s-era settlers

  • Neo-Gothic church architecture & cathedrals in city centre

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Dunedin & Olveston

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from Dunedin port

  • 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 city of Dunedin, combining sightseeing with a guided tour of the stately Olveston House. Enjoy convenient roundtrip transfer from your cruise ship.

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. After the city tour you will join a 1-hour guided tour of Olveston Historic Home a 35-room mansion and gardens. A docent reveals the history behind this enchanting time capsule of one of Dunedin’s wealthy merchant families. Built in a Jacobean style, Olveston is decorated with original fine art and furniture collected by the home's wealthy owners. Stroll past century-old trees and manicured lawns to the gardens.
Re-join your guide in the afternoon on board the coach, and the return drive to the Dunedin port. You will be given the opportunity to explore Port Chalmers where you can discover a vibrant village with a wide range of art & culture from potters and sculptors to painters, musicians, jewellers and fashion designers and then make your way back to board the Ship.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Dunedin

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Dunedin Cruise Port
  • Port Chalmers Otago
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