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Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting provided by Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd

Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting

Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting
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Napier is famous for two things: its Art Deco architecture and wine. Travelers can experience both on this convenient tour. It’s especially designed for cruise ship passengers who have a limited amount of time on land and therefore don’t want to waste any time getting to the highlights. Learn about Napier’s history and the reason for all the Art Deco design, then stop at two wineries and an ale house.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Wine tasting and three glasses of beer or cider are included
  • An easy way to experience a lot in a short time
  • Transfers from a convenient central location are included
  • Travel in a comfortable van with live commentary from your guide
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Wine tasting and three glasses of beer or cider are included
  • An easy way to experience a lot in a short time
  • Transfers from a convenient central location are included
  • Travel in a comfortable van with live commentary from your guide
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38389P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • 3 glasses of Beer or Cider
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Any private purchases
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 567 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand Your tour starts at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP on the day. Generally this is the Napier Aquarium and on occasion (generally smaller ships) it maybe the Visitor Centre. We will always be at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP for you.
  • 100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand The Ships Shuttle pickup location on the day. You will also have the opportunity depart the tour in the City Centre to shop before catching the Shuttle back, time permitting.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please Note: A current valid passport may be required on the day for proof of age to taste.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • 3 glasses of Beer or Cider
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Any private purchases
Departure details
  • 567 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand Your tour starts at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP on the day. Generally this is the Napier Aquarium and on occasion (generally smaller ships) it maybe the Visitor Centre. We will always be at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP for you.
  • 100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand The Ships Shuttle pickup location on the day. You will also have the opportunity depart the tour in the City Centre to shop before catching the Shuttle back, time permitting.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • 100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand The Ships Shuttle pickup location on the day. You will also have the opportunity depart the tour in the City Centre to shop before catching the Shuttle back, time permitting.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please Note: A current valid passport may be required on the day for proof of age to taste.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Oct 2020
A note from Shore Excursion: Small-Group 4-Hour Napier Art Deco and Wine or Beer Tasting
Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours will always meet and exceed local guidelines around Covid with extras like Covid scan QR codes inside and outside all vans.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    567 Marine Parade
    567 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
    Your tour starts at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP on the day. Generally this is the Napier Aquarium and on occasion (generally smaller ships) it maybe the Visitor Centre. We will always be at the FINAL SHUTTLE STOP for you.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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    Napier
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    100 Marine Parade
    100 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
    The Ships Shuttle pickup location on the day. You will also have the opportunity depart the tour in the City Centre to shop before catching the Shuttle back, time permitting.
    See address & details
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Alison R
Greater Manchester, UK9 contributions
Really enjoyable, informative and fun afternoon!
Mar 2020
We took this trip yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Maggie was our tour guide and she was just lovely, really friendly and so knowledgeable about the Art Deco in Napier as well as the history of the town.......we really felt that we got to know all the interesting details! The two wine tastings were excellent, informative and both really different. Even my husband, who doesn’t usually drink wine, enjoyed this experience! The beer, chips and chat to finish made for a great, fun afternoon! Would highly recommend this trip!
Written 10 March 2020
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John H
Alison R: Thank you for your great review. Maggie, my wife and partner, like me really enjoys taking these tours. The Shore Excursion, Wine, Beer and Art Deco tour you chose is a very popular choice on any given Cruise Ship day here in Napier. I am so pleased you both had a fantastic day with us.- John
Written 14 March 2020
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remora1
Arlington, Texas102 contributions
Experience Napier with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours
Highly recommend Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. Maggie was our guide - and she was wonderful; full of information. We saw the Art Deco homes and buildings in Napier, experienced wine tastings at two wineries, and beer tasting too. We had time to take pictures in the downtown area. The tour stayed on schedule and returned to the ship shuttle on time.
Written 3 March 2020
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John H
Hi Remora1: Thank you for a fantastic review. Yes, the Shore Excursion that you took, the Wine, Beer and Art Deco tour is hugely popular (like our Discover Hawkes Bay Tour). We are very pleased to receive reviews like yours that keep us positive in our work. Thank you again. John
Written 4 March 2020
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Shirlene P
Frisco, TX9 contributions
Napier with Bruce
Feb 2020
We had a lovely morning learning and exploring Napier with Bruce. Bruce was extremely knowledgeable, flexible and easy going. The small group atmosphere made it easy to converse and feel like we were getting the most out of the tour. The wineries were beautiful and educational and the ale house was great fun with 3 glasses of beer.
Written 13 February 2020
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John H
Hi Shirlen: Thank you for taking your time to write a great review of your tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. We are proud of our very popular tours and your comments reinforce our views. Thank you again and I shall pass on your comments to Bruce. - John
Written 15 February 2020
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AztecaRose
Sun Lakes, AZ22 contributions
Enjoyable Tour!
We were picked up right outside our apartment by Maggie. Her warm and happy personality made us feel so comfortable. The wineries were so pretty, inside and out. Learning about the wines being tasted is the best part and Maggie would impart info/stories that made it all so interesting. Finishing at a Brewery was the best part for my husband. Something for everyone on this tour- do it!
Written 26 April 2019
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Good morning Dianetb60: Thank you for your fantastic review. It is always great to receive reviews and this lets us know we are "on track" with our tours. I do recall your tour and yes, and great time was had by all.. thank you also for your company. We try to select very different wineries to give you an great overview of the regions wines and I am please we did exactly that. Thank you again.
Written 1 May 2019
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Helsbells83uk
77 contributions
Fantastic day thank you!
Maggie was a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgable and personable. The wines were not to our preference today but beautiful vineyards and locations. A very welcoming town that I would visit again, it’s not often you have a band to say goodbye as you set sail from the port, 🥳😊
Written 4 March 2019
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Hi Helsbells83uk: Thank you for your fantastic review of your Napier Tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. The wines here are mostly Bordeaux styles and yes, if you were to pour six glasses from the one bottle of any wine, you will get six different descriptions. I am really glad you had a lovely experience and loved all aspects of the tour. Yes, it is a very friendly City and very popular amongst locals and visitor alike. Maybe we shall see you again.. ?
Written 13 March 2019
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Michaele D
7 contributions
Excellent Tour
Jan 2019 • Friends
Great having a small group with a small bus so the driver could drive us to city overlooks that full size buses couldn't get to. Beautiful scenery! The wineries were wonderful. The brewery was great. Guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and encouraged us to get to know each other. By the end of tour, we had made friends. Napier is beautiful and worth seeing.
Written 18 February 2019
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Hi Michaele D: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. Yes, we only offer smaller group tours, even if that means several vans and drivers on our Napier Shore Excursions. This makes for a more enjoyable tour for everyone. Thank you again for your review. - John
Written 1 May 2019
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Paul W
Cairns, Australia77 contributions
Fantastic tour of a beautiful city
Nov 2018 • Couples
We were picked up on time in a very clean bus, it was a small tour group of 9 which was perfect. Started off with a tour of Napier, our driver Jim was not only knowledgeable but funny too. he really made the tour a great event. After the tour we went to the first winery, The Mission. The staff member , wineister, was really friendly, happy chatty and extremely passionate about wine, we had 6 tastings which at 10-30 am is a great start to the day, not sure if it was sea legs or other. We also received a free wine glass too. Next we went to the Church road winery again top quality , beautiful buildings and surroundings. Wineisters were again friendly , knowledgeable and made the visit a pleasure. Next to the Speights brewery in Napier, once again great place to visit. This tour is a credit to Napier Jim and his company. I would rate this as higher than 5 if i could.Many thanks to all.
Written 3 December 2018
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Hi Paul W: Thank you for your fantastic review our our services and your tour. I am very pleased to see you write.. "I would rate this as higher than 5 if i could.Many thanks to all". That is our aim for every tour we take. We love what we do, we love meeting people and showing off our great region to all our visitors... to answer your comment above.. it was the sea legs.. Ha ha. Thank again for taking the time to review our services - John and Maggie.
Written 1 May 2019
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Kim G
Winnipeg, Canada7 contributions
Great way to spend your day in and around Napier
Nov 2018 • Couples
Maggie was a fabulous guide, giving us a good idea of what life in Napier, past and present was/is like. Her love of the area was very apparent. She has a wealth of knowledge. Booking the tour was super easy and John responded immediately to my email. I would definitely recommend this tour, particularly for those off the cruise ship with limited time in Napier. As an added bonus, the cost of the tour was less than half of what the cruise ship was charging for similar type tours.
Written 11 November 2018
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Hello Kim G. Thank you for your fantastic review. The tour you took, the Wine, Beer and Art Deco tour is hugely popular with the cruise ship clients not wanting to pay .... as you noted below. I thank you so much for you taking the time to review your tour with me in Napier. It is appreciated. - Maggie
Written 22 November 2018
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Lorraine G
1 contribution
Shore Excursion.
Apr 2018 • Friends
I would like to thank John for the awesome half day trip we did recently at Napier. The commentary about the scenic attractions along Marine Parade, the history about the earthquake and all the Art Deco buildings was very informative. I enjoyed visiting the vine yards and the ale house. The weather was beautiful and we were given plenty of time to take photos. We had a wonderful day in Napier and I would highly recommend this tour to others.
Written 17 April 2018
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Hi Lorraine G: Thank you for reviewing your tour with us. I am so grateful for your kind words. Yes, we try very hard to present a first class tour as we appreciate that you have travelled so far for a holiday of your dreams, and we always try to make this portion the best tour of your holiday. Thank you again - John
Written 1 May 2018
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Laura M
Palm Harbor, FL96 contributions
Enjoyable and informative, but...
Feb 2018 • Couples
We booked a shore excursion to taste the wines of the Hawke's Bay region and see the famous Art Deco architecture of Napier--this tour seemed to give us the most for the one day we had in port. My one complaint was that instead of starting with a tour of the town, we started with a wine tasting....at 0945. My tastebuds just weren't ready, and I was told that because our ship arrived "late" (0900), that we had to do the tasting first.
Our guide, Cheryl, was friendly, informative, fun, and very knowledgable, the bus was comfortable, and the group from our ship was pleasant, but I didn't appreciate the lack of flexibility in their schedule that essentially forced us to do a wine tasting so early in the morning. Had it even been an hour later, I would have given this tour 5 stars.
When our ship was leaving the port of Napier later that day, townsfolk dressed in vintage clothing and driving vintage cars came to the pier for a classy send-off. A wonderful little town.
Written 24 February 2018
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Hi Laura M: to assist you in understand the reason and any others that will read this review... Your ship is in port for a very short time on the day. last shuttle is generally 1.00 pm. Most people like to at least spend some time in our lovely Art Deco City to walk around and take photos. So, working backwards from the shuttle time .. allow time for the city visit, say arrive back to the City around 12.00 pm. The two wineries and the drinks at the Ale House.. As a small point, your ship was late, and all the wineries are pre-booked so we receive the best experience on the day. We allow roughly 45 minutes for each stop. So, we take as much time as we can at the start of the tour, 7.45 to 8.00 am start completing the Art Deco before the ships crowds flood the City, then we head to the Wineries and Ale House. I appreciate that the drinking time does not suit every person, but we either reduce the tasings (cut a winery out) or start as we do. Believe me, if we arrive any later, there will be hundreds (they arrive in 60+ seat coaches from the ship), for tastings and this is NOT ideal in my eyes for my clients... earlier start and smaller crowds.. against later with less wineries and not enjoying the over crowded and rushed tastings.. we know what is the preferred choice as we have been taking these for 13 years. Again, I do appreciate your feedback - I am very pleased you enjoyed the tour and Napier. - John
Written 12 March 2018
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Thankyou so much my wife and I had such a fun relaxing time. Very good local knowledge to learn about Napier 😁
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amazing Napier with amazing guide
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Fab day
Maggie picked us up, we had her to ourselves and what a lovely lady. In addition to the expected 3 x wineries and
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Our driver was John who was quite knowledgeable about the tour he was conducting. He had a note book that referenc
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Lovely Napier
I booked the tour independently as I was travelling alone , the communication before I left was amazing, Maggie cam
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Great tour guide and worth the value to cover Napier and Hawkes Bay for the duration needed. Allowed time after to
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An excellent wine experience
Really enjoyed our tour yesterday. Maggie, our host was brilliant - she told us the history of Napier and pointed
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