See Auckland from a local’s point-of-view with a tour that showcases some of the city’s most famous attractions. See the yachts sitting in Waitemata Harbor, the Neo-Classic Auckland War Museum, the delightful Mt. Eden Village, and the iconic Auckland Harbor Bridge. Later, enjoy a frozen confection at Giapo Ice Cream.
WHAT YOU VISIT
City Sightseeing Tour
Let a local show you around some of Auckland’s most desirable destinations while learning its history and culture. Designed by Princess Cruises and inspired by local expert Karen Thompson Smith, this Princess Exclusive guided tour begins at the pier. Once aboard your coach, you’ll travel along the waterfront past historic Bastian Point. Overlooking Waitemata Harbor, it was the scene of protests by the Maori during the 1970s. Then, you’ll meander through the delightful Mt. Eden Village and on to Eden Park Stadium, New Zealand’s largest sports stadium. After a tour through the popular suburb of Ponsonby you’ll discover why Auckland is known as the 'City of Sails', as your drive takes you around the harbor, home to around 135,000 yachts and launches, more per capita than any other city in the world. Finally, you’ll wind your way around to the foot of the 3,350-foot-long Auckland Harbor Bridge.
Once in your comfortable coach, your narrated drive will take you past the city's highlights, allowing for photo opportunities from the comfort of your seat.
Praised as the home of the some of the city’s best ice cream, a tour of Giapo Ice Cream includes a tour of the R&D kitchen, where you will discover some of the secrets behind the award winning team’s creations. Then, you’ll be treated to a well-deserved treat.
WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Discover a perfect blend of human activity and natural beauty as you make your way around New Zealand’s largest city.
Please note the transport portion of this tour ends at Giapo Ice Cream and guests will need to walk back to the ship (approx. 1km). Giapo is a totally dedicated Gluten Free facility. Vegan, Halal, Vegetarian, Kosher, egg free and nut free options are available.