Tailor-made Christchurch Travel Experiences -

British Flair and Scenic Surroundings

With 340,000 inhabitants, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city after Auckland. Today, more than a third of the South Island’s population are residents of charming Christchurch. However, the city’s origins go back to only a handful of English settlers. And to the present day, the British influence is irrefutable: Especially the buildings by Benjamin Mountfort, including the Canterbury Museum and the Clock Tower, radiate distinctive British charm. Moreover, Christchurch’s setting is just stunning. Nestling between the ocean and the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps forming the backdrop, the region is just perfect for long walks down the beach or through the countryside. Take a few days to soak up the flair. Stroll down the quiet streets, poke around the art galleries or sip a steaming cuppa or cold beer in one of the many cafés or pubs. Later, climb the stairs leading up to the Cathedral Church tower, the city’s landmark. The reward is a stunning view out over Cathedral Square and Christchurch. Another fascinating attraction is the Antarctic Centre, which offers exhibitions on expeditions to the cold continent. Having explored the city to your heart’s content, there are countless nearby destinations on the east coast, in the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps that are well worth a full or multi day trip. A recommendation certainly goes to the Arthur’s Pass – a scenic drive that traverses the Arthur’s Pass National Park, runs past the 2,400 metres high Mount Murchinson before emerging on the west coast near Greymouth. The landscape is overwhelmingly beautiful and a number of luxurious and delightful mountain lodges invite you to spend a day or two to savour to the fresh mountain air. It is certainly an option you should not pass up in the New Zealand autumn, when the trees put on a brilliant display of nature’s beauty. Other highly recommendable attractions near Christchurch include the picturesque seaside town Akaroa, the hot springs at Hamner Springs and, in the winter months, the skiing resort Methven. With little time, a wonderful half-day tour is the drive down Summit Road, crossing the Port Hills that are located between Christchurch and Lyttelton Harbour. The route includes a number of outlooks, romantic seaside resorts and a cable car ride to the top of the Port Hills. No matter how you decide to spend your time in Christchuch, the city’s graceful flair and the many attractions in the vicinity let a few days fly by in no time at all. Take the time to enjoy the region at your ease. INTOSOL offers highly comfortable accommodation and arrangements to discover the region in all style. A luxurious rental car or a private limousine with a driver and guide – we tailor the itinerary to your specifications! It is also a pleasure for INTOSOL to prearrange activities and excursions for you – leaving you free to enjoy your holiday. Talk to our professional team of travel consultants. We are looking forward to your call.
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Best season

December until February


Flight, Car, Bus and Train


known as Garden City , New Zealand


shopping, trips to the botanical gardens, museums, bike rides


Day trip to Banks Peninsula, Waipara Wine Valley and Hanmer Springs

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Intosol promise

  • Consulting by Christchurch experts
  • We know hotels personally and we advise you competently
  • Appropriate offices/ hotel products in Christchurch – "we are close"
  • Constant control of our service by own local employees
  • High quality service before, during and after your journey
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* price per person/week including flight

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