Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Olveston House Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Dunedin

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Discover Dunedin’s roots when your ship is in port on a shore excursion that takes in the city's central sights and historic Olveston House. You’ll see Dunedin’s highlights -- including Otago University on a two-hour sightseeing tour which includes guided tour of the stately Olveston mansion and its landscaped gardens.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandStart your shore excursion with port pickup and board your comfortable coach for a sightseeing tour. Hear commentary detailing Dunedin’s history as you motor around the hilly city, which overlooks the Otago Peninsula.Pass By: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandPass by Baldwin Street, considered the world’s steepest street, and get a glimpse of the harbour.Pass By: Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandSee the beautiful Botanic Gardens of Dunedin City on this sightseeing tour.Pass By: University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandView 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.Stop At: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago Region, South IslandAfter 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.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Port Chalmers WharfRejoin your guide in the afternoon aboard 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.

What’s included

  • Dunedin sightseeing tour
  • Professional guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Olveston Historic Home

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities