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Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour provided by Tour Napier

Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour

Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A Grand Day Out provides exactly what it says on the tin - a great day out and about in Hawkes Bay. In a nutshell, this is what we like to do when friends or family visiting the area ask us to show them around. A leisurely and varied exploration of Napier and the surrounding area, this tour gives you a taste of the Hawkes Bay lifestyle including fabulous scenery, amazing architecture in Napier's Art Deco City, world class wines and truly delicious chocolate and NZ's unique Manuka honey along the way. Come with us - we will do our best to give you a Grand Day Out to remember! The itinerary may occasionally need to include an alternative winery for operational reasons.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67921P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Honey tasting
  • Chocolate sampling
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup can be arranged on request from any central Napier hotel or address. Cruise Ship passengers will be notified of special pickup arrangements from the dedicated Pink Flag Meeting Point in the Soundshell area on Marine Parade (adjacent to the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre).
  • 56 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand Wait at the Pink Flag Meeting Point inside the Soundshell area on Marine Parade (adjacent to the i-SITE Visitor Information building)
  • Ports:
  • Port of Napier
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Honey tasting
  • Chocolate sampling
  • Entry/Admission - Napier
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup can be arranged on request from any central Napier hotel or address. Cruise Ship passengers will be notified of special pickup arrangements from the dedicated Pink Flag Meeting Point in the Soundshell area on Marine Parade (adjacent to the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre).
  • 56 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110, New Zealand Wait at the Pink Flag Meeting Point inside the Soundshell area on Marine Parade (adjacent to the i-SITE Visitor Information building)
  • Ports:
  • Port of Napier
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Nov 2021
A note from Hawkes Bay A Grand Day Out Tour
We comply fully with NZ Govt guidelines to ensure the well-being of our customers and crew and will limit numbers on public minibus tour vehicles to facilitate social distancing when required. If anyone in your group has Covid-19 symptoms, we will work with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
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
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    56 Marine Parade
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Clive Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bluff Hill Lookout
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    National Tobacco Company Building
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mission Estate Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Silky Oak Chocolate Company
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Birdwoods Gallery
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Te Mata Peak
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Arataki Honey Visitor Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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wendy
3 contributions
Jan 2022
what a great day out great guide lots of information about sites friendly informative
nice vehicle cool in the heat
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TourNapier
Thank you for supporting my local business and for that 5 star review - it was great meeting you all!
Written 17 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jan M
Valdosta, GA28 contributions
We didn’t get to go on A GRAND DAY OUT because of a mix up in communication about starting times. I called the emergency number, explained what happened and the gentleman offered to try and catch up with the tour which we declined as we booked another tour. This afternoon the owner called, he was aware of what had happened and immediately refunded my charges. Very pleasant to deal with. This is real customer service
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
My sincere apologies for the miscommunication and thank you for understanding. Of course we have refunded your payment in full - and we have also identified exactly what caused the problem in our reservations system. It has already been fixed to make sure this doesn't happen again. It's great to hear that you found an alternative activity for the day and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your New Zealand cruise.
Written 11 March 2020
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James S
Manassas, VA4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Friendly and knowledgeable driver. Kept us entertained, on time, and great sense of humor.
Would recommend him and this trip again !!
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks James - very pleased you had a good time on the Grand Day Out - do come again someday!
Written 18 February 2020
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Robert Loso
Barre, VT60 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This outing was spectacular, but made more so by John’s warmth and knowledge. The stop in Clive Square was a great way to get oriented, we toured a residential neighborhood, then to the beautiful winery which allowed me to pick up some gifts to take home. The ride into the mountains was awesome and the breathtaking views were a treat. Our lunch stop was not only delicious but a little oasis in the middle of what seemed like nowhere. A stop at the chocolate store and honey educational center capped off a splendid day. I would do it all over again as it was a little taste of everything in the region. Thank you, John!
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Robert for that fabulous review - we are delighted you enjoyed your time with John so much. He's doing a great job for us and we will certainly make sure he sees your comments!
Written 17 February 2020
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thekegler
Clearwater, Florida133 contributions
Jan 2020
We had an excellent tour with Paul in the Napier area. We booked this tour independently from the cruise ship and saved a bundle. Locating the tour starting point was simple it was right at the drop-off used by the ship. Paul was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area. The tour was exactly as outlined in the brochure no surprises. On the day of our tour, there was only one other couple on board. This is a small tour listing I think the most Paul takes on tour is 8. The van was comfortable and Paul is an excellent driver. He shares the history of Napier every step of the way. This tour is priced right for sure compared to the exorbitant ship prices to travel with 30 to 40 people.
Written 14 February 2020
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Thanks for the great review! In fact I use a Mercedes Sprinter minibus that can carry up to 11 passengers. Very pleased you enjoyed the tour so much - do come see us again some day!
Written 14 February 2020
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trailerparkk
Belleville, Canada217 contributions
We took a 6 hour tour with Viator and our guide John was fantastic.
We learned about the history of Napier and the struggles they incurred from a 1931 earthquake. The end result was the creation of Art Deco buildings. Beautiful.
Off to Mission Hill Vineyards for sampling’s and learn about there wines and the area.
We went for samples at a chocolate factory and then off to an apiary. Lots of bees and samples to enjoy.
Next to the Te Mata lookout which offered beautiful views.
Highly recommend.
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for touring with us and for that smashing review - it's much appreciated; John will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with him so much.
Written 14 February 2020
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JorgeLisboa_Portugal
Armacao de Pera, Portugal37 contributions
Dec 2019
This was an excellent tour for us we were on a cruise ship, we covered pretty much all we wanted to see.
Wine, chocolate and honey tasting.
The vehicle was very comfortable.
Written 18 December 2019
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Thank you so much for that wonderful feedback Jorge - it's very much appreciated!
Written 18 December 2019
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Rahlady888
1 contribution
What a lovely day and a lovely tour. I had forgotten what the tour entailed so each stop was an adventure. First a ride around Napier hearing its history. Then on to the lovely countryside with a wine tasting at the beautiful Mission Estate winery. I normally do not care for sweet wines but they have one that had a hint of sweetness offset by a delightful lemony tartness. I’m looking forward to pairing it with a good cheese. A stop at a first class chocolate shop and many gifts purchased! Lunch was at a fabulous cafe and shop in a beautiful setting. On to the top of a large hill to see the landscape for miles around. The next stop was a honey operation with a casual tasting of various honeys. Paul was a fun guide, full of facts and a few jokes. A grand day out indeed!
Written 26 November 2019
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Many thanks for that lovely review - I'm delighted you enjoyed the day out. We were blessed with perfect weather, weren't we? That always helps. Do look us up if you happen to come this way again on your travels; it was lovely meeting you both.
Written 27 November 2019
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Joje
10 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic day. Loved it. Awesome views from te mata peak and around the valley as well as the hill stop in Napier. We really enjoyed all the other stops too. Interesting sculptures at a unique lunch stop and a great guide. Very informative. A perfect way to get to know about Napier and some of the surrounding places. Highly recommended.
Written 28 April 2019
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Thanks very much for that - we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Do come again!
Written 26 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol M
Decatur, GA21 contributions
My husband and I took this tour with Paul from NapierTours. It was such a grand tour because Paul is a wonderful host. This tour consisted of varied mini tours, which gave us a really nice flavor of the city and its history. Paul added a rich commentary to every part of our tour. What we liked about A Grand Day Out was that we got exactly what was advertised, spending enough time in each spot to really enjoy our tour. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 14 March 2019
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Thank you Carol for booking the Grand Day Out with me and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - it was a real pleasure meeting you and Bill. Do look us up if your travels bring you back our way some day - we'd love to see you again!
Written 14 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Bloody awesome!! Highly recommend
Bloody awesome, Paul is a superstar and very knowledgeable about the local area. Even being in a wheelchair myself
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Breathtaking views, delicious wine, amazing guide
We had an absolutely amazing time with our guide Paul and the 3 wineries we went to. We have been on various wine t
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A must do in Napier!
A must do in Napier! Had an absolutely amazing day on the wine tour with Paul, very informative and a laugh a minut
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We had a fantastic wine tour with Paul! Four wonderful wineries with fantastic hosts and a beautiful restaurant for
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR OVER OTHERS
Paul was a legend. Carefully selected four wineries that were all great but very different and we had such a lovely
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Lovely time out with Buttercup
We did a vintage car tour. It was 1 hour in a lovely old car called buttercup. We loved it. I booked it because my
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Couldn’t ask for better
Our two tours with Paul were just what we had hoped for. His knowledge, kindness and flexibility to suit our needs
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EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
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Fun car ride
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Tour and Wine Tasting
This is a great tour as it covers a trip around Napier and its history and also the wine tasting.We went to the Mi
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Incredibly Insightful - Highly Recommended
Paul is such a great guide. We were treated to 75 mins of amazing information about Napier’s history & recovery fro
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Vintage car tour
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Great tour! Paul is an excellent guide
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NICE DAY
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