Explore the "Edinburgh of New Zealand" in a classic 1960s Jaguar or Daimler limousine. Your driver takes you to Dunedin's hillside neighbourhoods, the university campus and the city's architectural highlights in this classic English motorcar. Visit the First Church of Otago, designed by the architect R A Lawson, it was opened on 23 November 1873, just 25 years after the first settlers arrived in Dunedin. It had taken six years to complete and was built in the decorated Gothic style with creamy Oamaru stone and with a foundation of Port Chalmers stone. Arrive at Olveston House where Dunedin businessman David Theomin filled this 35 room Edwardian mansion with treasures collected during his travels around the world. Built in 1904 - 1906, Olveston House is surrounded by an acre of gardens. A gift to the city of Dunedin from Theomin's daughter, the mansion contains its original collections, your guide recounts the house's history and its treasures.Next, explore one of Dunedin’s most famous icons: the renowned Speight’s Brewery. Here, you will learn about the history of beer, see how Speight’s is made and enjoy an appreciation session that includes a sampling of six Speight’s beers. Enjoy a scenic drive around the city before the return drive back to your ship.
There are photo opportunities on the way to and at many of the attractions although no flash photography is permitted at Olveston House.
This tour has a minimum participation age of 18 years. This tour operates on a ‘shared car’ basis and comes with a driver/guide. Each car’s capacity varies. No deviations to duration, departure or return time can be made. Vehicles are of an extremely limited availability; reserve early. This is an all-inclusive tour; all entry fees and guides at venues (where applicable) are included, as are refreshments (where applicable). Other passengers may also be allocated to a seat in your vehicle. P& O Cruises are not responsible for matching groups. No flash photography is permitted at Olveston House. Passengers will encounter stairs at both the brewery and Olveston House, there are no elevators to reach the upper floors. The sequence of the tour may vary.