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  • Stroll past Victorian Gothic buildings, visit the exquisite Botanic Gardens, take the cable car up the mountain for a fantastic view, or head for the city beach. Journey around the spectacular harbor with its amazing views and visit a sheep or cattle station. See some of the sites where the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. Shopping: Shop for arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens, and leather goods. Shop for arts and crafts, jewelry, fine woolens, and leather goods. Enjoy a variety of continental dishes in addition to succulent lamb and seafood.

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

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  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      12 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-V12
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-V04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-V08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-C04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-M08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-M10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      12 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-M12
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 7 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-V10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Wellington City Sights

    The historic sites of Wellington are yours to discover during this scenic orientation tour of New Zealand's Capital City.

    Depart the pier for the drive along picturesque Oriental Bay en route to the summit of Mt. Victoria. Upon arrival, you will take in panoramic views and photo opportunities overlooking the city and harbor. You will then continue on through Lambton Quay, Wellington's bustling business and shopping district, before boarding a charming red cable car for the ride up the hill to Kelburn. From here, you will take in more sweeping views of the city below. Afterward, you will re-board your coach for the short drive down through the historic suburb of Thorndon, and a visit to the Wellington Botanical Gardens.

    Upon arrival at the Wellington Botanical Gardens, you will take a guided stroll around the Lady Norwood Garden and Begonia House. Next, you will continue on to Old St. Paul's Church, one of New Zealand's finest examples of Colonial Gothic architecture. Designed by the Reverend Frederick Thatcher and completed in 1866, it is constructed entirely of native timber. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to explore the church's interior, which is noted for its beautiful stained glass windows.

    Your tour will conclude with a photo stop outside Wellington's interesting Parliament buildings, including the tier-shaped Beehive building housing the executive offices of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the ship. If you wish, you may remain in the city for more sightseeing, then return via shuttle bus to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of easy walking. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. This tour may not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-006
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Minimal Activity Required
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      8 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-C08
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      10 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-C10
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      12 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-C12
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 12 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-M04
    • Activity Level

      Seated Tour Regent Choice
  • Wellington Sights and Yoga in the Garden

    Practice yoga in lovely Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy an introductory tour of Wellington from different perspectives, including atop Mount Victoria.

    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a brief but enlightening tour of Wellington, New Zealand’s center of government and culture. Known as the “Capital of Cool,” it features abundant architectural and natural treasures such as Wellington Botanic Garden.

    One of the city’s most beloved urban oases, the botanic garden was established in the 1860s. This spectacular wonderland features exotic and indigenous plants and rare specimens of begonias, heritage roses and aromatic herbs. It even contains a slice of old-growth forest.

    What an ideal setting to practice yoga. During the session, the instructor will lead you through a series of yoga postures and deep-breathing techniques to help you become more self-aware and attuned to your connection to the world. While there are many forms of yoga, they all promote physical and emotional well-being, which is the goal of your session.

    Afterwards, you will head toward towering Mount Victoria while the guide points out areas of interest and provides an historical perspective of Wellington. Pausing for photos from the lookout atop Mount Victoria, you will be treated to a stunning 360-degree view of the city, the harbor and the ocean beyond.

    The forest surrounding the mountain is so dense it looks primordial, which is the reason director Peter Jackson, a Wellingtonian, chose it for some of the scenes in his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-WT1
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

    Gain great insight into the Maori culture at Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum of New Zealand, where many of the most significant Maori treasures are displayed.

    Depart from the pier and enjoy a short drive to the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, a landmark national museum constructed in an architectural style that reflects New Zealand's history and evolving identity. Symbolism is abundant throughout the museum and includes entrance boulders that reflect Mother Earth and the indigenous people, and elaborate "waharoa" gateways that serve as thresholds to the country's natural and cultural heritage.

    The museum holds more than 30,000 cultural treasures known as "taongas" in its Taonga Maori Collection, the focus of your visit. While browsing the exhibits, you'll learn the history of the most highly prized tribal artifacts, which include ancestral carvings, garments, shells and weapons. There are also fine examples of Maori weaving that beautifully express the different techniques used for baskets, cordage and house panels.

    You'll also explore Te Papa's verdant Bush City, an outdoor exhibition of approximately 1,400 plants that naturally thrive in the rainforests, wetlands and mountains surrounding Wellington. Pepper trees, giant pig ferns and towering edible ferns are but a few of the usual plants. Following your exploration of Te Papa, you'll be treated to Kapu Ti, a sampling of traditional dishes and a hot drink. Then, you'll drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking/standing. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      2 3/4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-009
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking
  • Wellington Harbour & the Storm Coast

    Explore Wellington Harbour, one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world, during this scenic half-day tour of its eastern shoreline.

    Depart the pier for the drive to Petone, where Wellington's first settlers arrived in 1840. Along the way, you will pass through some delightful bays, including Lowry and Days Bay, en route to the pretty seaside suburb of Eastbourne. From Eastbourne, you will proceed along the spectacular unpaved coastal road through Pencarrow Station, one of the first sheep and cattle stations in the Wellington area. Comprised of 2,000 acres, Pencarrow Station is home to hidden lakes, New Zealand's oldest lighthouse and several sacred Maori sites.

    Your driver will relate entertaining and informative stories of the shipwrecks hidden just off the coast as you make your way to Pencarrow Lodge. From this vantage-point, you will take in expansive views and photo opportunities across Cook Strait and on South Island. As you sip your morning tea and admire the incredible vistas, lodge owners Jane and Mike Curtis will be happy to discuss life in such a remote and dramatic location. Mike will also provide you with a short sheep dog demonstration where his highly trained sheep dogs will muster a small flock of sheep.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-007
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking
  • Te Papa & Zealandia Eco Experience

    Explore the fascinating history of New Zealand at an urban eco-sanctuary and in a museum that highlights the rich textures of the native culture.

    Departing from the pier, you will drive due west to the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first fully fenced urban eco-sanctuary. It lies in a beautiful valley, covering one square mile of reclaimed native forest, where you will see rare animals indigenous to New Zealand and exhibits presenting 80 million years of the country’s natural history.

    Depending on where you wander on the guided tour, you may see forest parrots, endangered stitchbirds and tuataras, “living fossil” reptiles that until recently hadn’t been spotted on the mainland for 200 years. The indoor exhibits at Zealandia are just as captivating. They showcase a range of topics, including New Zealand’s extensive conservation movement, and present life-size replicas of extinct animals such as the moa and Haast’s eagle.

    Following this enlightening visit, you will drive to Te Papa, New Zealand’s national museum. Its collections span art, history, Pacific cultures, natural environment, and the Maori, giving you an in-depth, multi-tiered view of the country. During the tour and subsequent free time, you may see historical weapons, feathered cloaks, photographs of settlers, and rare ancestral pendants. After this definitive look into the history of New Zealand, you will drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of easy to moderate walking/standing over mostly flat surfaces, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate, casual clothing; sun cap, sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      4 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-012
    • Activity Level

      Light Activity /Walking
  • Wellington Gourmet Walking Tour

    Discover why Wellington is renowned for its food and art during this behind-the-scenes tour of some of the capital’s best food places and galleries.

    Depart the pier for a brief city highlights before starting the walking part of your gourmet and art tour.

    You will sample delicious local tastes, as you are taken through some of Wellington’s lively back street and laneways showcasing the capital’s eclectic architecture and street art, and browse at two high quality art galleries featuring classic and contemporary Maori and New Zealand art and artists.

    The tour features a visit to an award winning contemporary chocolatier, a honey tasting featuring plants unique to New Zealand and local, artisan flavours offering a real insight into Wellington’s vibrant foodie scene.

    Discover why local chefs and foodies prefer to shop at Moore Wilson’s Fresh and savour a tasting platter featuring cheese and regional produce.

    You will be able to sample some of Wellington’s famous, locally roasted coffee and experience the distinctive coffee styles locals prefer.

    Enjoy a light lunch accompanied by New Zealand wines at a top restaurant.

    Following your visit, you will re-board your mini-van for the return drive to the pier and ship.

    Please note: This tour involves 1.5-mile walk on paved roads. The order of restaurants, cafés and galleries visited may vary.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      6 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-001
    • Activity Level

      Regent Choice
  • In the Footsteps of Lord of the Rings

    Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy by visiting director Peter Jackson's special-effects studio Weta Cave. Join a LOTR expert guide and visit the suburb of Mirimar, now also known as ‘Wellywood’. This is the heart of the New Zealand film industry with major projects going on at the moment such as ‘The Hobbit’ & “The Adventures of Tintin’

    Your tour commences with a picturesque drive along lovely Oriental Bay toward Mount Victoria, which offers a spectacular 360 view of Wellington and its well-protected harbor. The dense forest undergrowth covering Mount Victoria served as one of the locations for "The Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy, which was directed by Wellingtonian Peter Jackson. Take a stroll through the picturesque forest of the ‘Outer Shire’ where Frodo and the Hobbits began their journey. There were many scenes filmed here including the ‘Race to the Ferry’ and the famous ‘Get off the Road’ scene. Learn how the films were made while we visit scenes and locations right in the heart of Wellington City.

    Continuing on to Miramar you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to visit “Weta Studios - The Weta Workshop”. This experience offers a peek into the magic of Weta and the many films they have worked on. Visitors are given an insight into the movies Weta is best known for, as well as learning about the processes and the creative and innovative thinking that goes on within the walls of this custom built facility. This movie based visitor experience provides a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of Weta Workshop.

    The story of the creative process is told and guided by a member of the talented Weta Workshop crew from the workshop floor using the props, models and weapons they have helped made for the movies. They may even reveal some of the secrets behind the movie magic!

    Exclusive video clips are displayed throughout the tour, as well as descriptive boards describing the process used for different disciplines, such as Armour & Costumes, Weapons & Props, Creatures & Make-up FX, Miniatures & Models, Conceptual Art and Merchandise. The Exhibition space will also reveal the history of Weta Workshop and what they have been busy with over the past 20 years. You will also enjoy a private screening of a 25-minute behind-the-scenes film, which tells the story and history of the film industry in Wellington and features interviews with Weta Workshop co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk.

    Afterwards, return to the cruise ship pier via Evans Bay & Oriental bay for stunning views of Wellington City and Harbour. A drop-off in the city is available upon request.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing over unpaved and sloping walkways. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate layered clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking or hiking shoes are recommended. No Photography or filming is permitted in the actual Weta Workshop.

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    • Approx. DURATION:

      3 1/2 Hours
    • Tour Code:

      WLG-010

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children 17 years and under must be accompanied by a an adult 18 years or older on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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