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Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery

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Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery
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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on a full-day shore excursion that includes Larnach Castle & Gardens and Speight’s Brewery, two of the region’s top destinations. With an experienced guide to lead the way, you’ll discover the fascinating city of Dunedin, step back in time at New Zealand’s only castle, then visit a historic working brewery with deep southern roots. This 6.5-hour tour includes all entrance fees and guided tours, as well as pickup and drop-off at Port Chalmers.
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Driver/guide
Guided Tour of Larnach Castle
Guided Tour of Speights Brewery
Port pickup and drop-off
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your Cruise Ship will come into Port Chalmers. Once you disembark, all passengers must make their way to the private hire area in the cruise ship pavilion which is well sign posted. Please wait for a "Good Company Tours" representative, they will direct you to the "Good Company" buses which will be departing from outside the Visitor Centre. Please get there around 9.15am for a 9.30am departure.

Ports

  • Port Chalmers Wharf, 19 Beach Street, Port Chalmers 9023, New Zealand


Departure Time

9:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • 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
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Covered footwear is required for the Brewery Tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Leisure Tours

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery?
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This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Nice Dunedin tour
Maria
, Mar 2020
The tour was good and you had time to explore the gardens and eat lunch at the restaurant. This was a pleasant tour and the gardens and view from the top of the castle is beautiful!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for the review, Maria. It's great to hear you had a nice time on your Larnach Castle and Speight's Brewery tour with us and I hope you get to return to Dunedin someday soon!
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star-5
Great day in Dunedin
Kristine_R
, Mar 2020
Great tour. Interesting history shared by knowledgeable guides. The brewery tour was fun, learned a lot about beer making and enjoyed the beer tasting! Wish we could buy Speights beer in the US!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for the great review, Kristine, of your Dunedin Sightseeing Tour with Larnach Castle & Speight's Brewery. I'm glad you found it both interesting and fun! And yes, I wish our American friends could enjoy Speight's Beer as well! Thanks again and I hope you get to return to Dunedin someday soon!
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star-5
Larnach Castle
joyceblack1
, Feb 2020
Our driver/guide was excellent. Brewery trip was good but rushed at the tasting. The brewery guide was a bit rude when people didn’t want to taste the beer
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the awesome review, Joyce. I'm really happy you enjoyed you Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Speight's Brewery. Sorry to hear that your brewery guide was a little rude and you felt like it was rushed. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to them. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit New Zealand again soon!
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Disappointing
5dreher
, Feb 2020
The tour itself was good but unfortunately the poor driver had too many other stops and tours he was doing at the same time as ours. He would drop us off, go pick up another group then pick us up again. Couple times we had to wait for the driver to come get us! I feel he was only the driver and nothing else. Then we had braking issues with the bus we were on.... We were disappointed at the service level of the tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, however, without reference to either a date of travel or the drivers name it is difficult to ascertain on what day you travelled. Having checked all of our maintenance records what I can assure you is that none of our vehicles have had any issues with their brakes or for that matter any other maintenance issues this season. All of our cruise ship excursions are very popular and normally sold out prior to the ships arrival in port. For Larnach Castle and Dunedin sightseeing we have two options the first is with Speights and the second is with the Chinese Gardens. Everybody travels from the Cruise ship to Larnach Castle and does the sightseeing together, however, in the afternoon some passengers visit the Chinese Gardens whilst others visit Speights, with some free time for both groups in the central city to get some lunch and or do some shopping. During this afternoon period the driver is busy with the various transfers, however, the distances between the two attractions is not great and delays are rare and should they occur they will be only a matters of a minute or two and will be due to road works or traffic congestion.
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Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery
cjones2221
, Feb 2020
We arrived in Dunedin on a rainy, foggy day. Our tour guide Josh was outstanding with his narratives and driving in the foggy conditions. We enjoyed our visit to the castle, but missed the great views due to the weather. Our tour of Speight's Brewery was also well done. It is always great to see a piece of history in the cities we visit. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the great review! I'm happy you enjoyed yourself on your Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle and Speight's Brewery, despite the weather conditions on the day that you travelled. It's also great to hear that your driver/guide, Josh, made your day all the more enjoyable in Dunedin with his excellent driving and commentary. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him! Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you get to visit Dunedin again soon.
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star-4
Larnach Family Castle Story so touching!
carmanjoanne
, Jan 2020
Our bus driver was very helpful and spoke very clearly. He spoke about all the special places and presented historical facts of Dunedin. He was enthusiastic about Dunedin since it is his home. The castle tour was very interesting and well presented by the Scottish volunteers. The story of the family connected to the castle made the visit that much more intriguing. The tour of the brewery hit the spot with a couple glasses of COLD beer at it’s completion. Wish we could have had a longer time to see the train station. The steepest Street in the world was something that could have been looked at just from the bus. Good job!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for the great review of your Dunedin City Tour with Larnach Castle & Speights Brewery from Port Chalmers. I'm really glad you enjoyed yourself on this shore excursion. It's also great to hear that your driver/guide help made your tour that much more interesting and memorable. The visits to both Larnach Castle and the Speights Brewery are highlights for many people who do this tour, so it's nice to hear you thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Thanks again and I hope you get to visit Dunedin again soon!
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star-5
Dunedin Tour
188birgith
, Jan 2020
Our guide was very informative, he was pleasant, always checked that everyone was on the bus. He picked us up when he said he would. An overall very enjoyable tour. Would highly recommend them.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for the awesome review, which was in part due to the hospitable nature of your driver/guide that day. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you get to visit Dunedin again some time soon!
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Dunedin
George R
, Dec 2019
Excellent tour. Good trip around Dunedin. Great tours of the Larnach Castle and Speight's Brewery. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thanks for the great review of your Dunedin Shore Excursion with Larnach Castle, Gardens & Speight's Brewery. I'm glad you had such an enjoyable experience and that your driver/guide was helpful and informative! We hope you get to visit Dunedin and New Zealand again in the future.
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star-5
New Zealand Cruise
MsBonBon27
, Dec 2019
Great Tour ! Our tour guide/driver was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about her job. The Speights Brewery tour was wonderful and the Larnach Castle and Gardens were beautiful. Love Dunedin and will definitely go back. Great small group compared to the other larger tours from other companies. Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thanks for the great review on your Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle, Gardens and Speight's Brewery. I'm happy you had such a nice time in Dunedin City. Otago is a beautiful part of the country and this tour is a great way to see some of the best attractions Dunedin has to offer. And it's always nice to hear a great review of our driver/guides too, so I'll pass that on your nice comments when I get a chance. Thanks for the recommendation and I hope you return to Dunedin at some point in the future!
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star-3
No AC on the bus !
eaton54
, Nov 2019
Our Driver Russell was very nice and informative. The tour as a whole was descent. The problem was the bus was so old it had no working Air Conditioning.. the driver was apologetic and said it only happens when there’s more than one ship in town .
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback. On the day of travel the air temperature reached the mid 30's which is exceptional for Dunedin. Although the coach you were travelling on did have air conditioning with the high outdoor temperatures and a full coach of passengers it struggled to keep up and for this I do apologise. It is pleasing to hear that you found your driver Russell very informative.
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