Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
Your tour begins with a 30-minute drive to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Located in Christchurch on the site of the former Air Force Base at Wigram, the museum offers a memorable visitor experience with hands-on exhibits. The museum holds the national collection of Royal New Zealand Air Force memorabilia. You will discover the historic aircraft and hear captivating and moving stories of the men and women of the New Zealand Air Force as you are guided through the museum galleries.
Next, visit one of New Zealand's most popular award-winning tourist attractions. The International Antarctic Centre offers a fun, exciting and interactive experience of Antarctica. It is uniquely located in a working Antarctic campus, home to the New Zealand, United States' and Italian Antarctic programs. Enjoy the snow and ice experience, survive an Antarctic Storm, learn about life in modern day Antarctica, hear about Scott Base (new Zealand's town on the ice) and see the little blue penguins. You can also take a virtual cruise down to Antarctica in the new 4D Extreme Theatre and experience a ride in a genuine all-terrain amphibious Hagglund -- the ubiquitous Antarctic vehicle.
Relax on a short drive through Christchurch's inner city and learn how the town is recovering from two truly devastating earthquakes that occurred in 2010 and 2011, before returning to the ship in Lyttelton.