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Address: 112 Avenue Road | Greenmeadows, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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+64 6-844 8699
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We are a family-run travel business giving our guests a unique experience...

We are a family-run travel business giving our guests a unique experience of the attractions in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and surrounding areas.

Our well trained staff will make your tour relaxed and special.

We use luxury vans and coaches and provide free transportation to and from your local accommodation. We are proud supporters of Napier's Art Deco Heritage and work in close association with the Art Deco Trust.

Book with Absolute de Tours today - it's simply the best way to see Napier's beautiful and historic Art Deco city centre and all the highlights of Hawkes Bay.

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fun day out with Absolute

My husband and I have an art deco house and while we were in Napier we decided last minute to do an art deco tour with a couple of wineries thrown in. Lovely lady Yvonne...lots of... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
julieEllen
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Brisbane
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I have an art deco house and while we were in Napier we decided last minute to do an art deco tour with a couple of wineries thrown in. Lovely lady Yvonne...lots of deco knowledge and a down to earth, lovely lady. While we could have done without the chocolate stop, we had a nice tasting at... More 

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Thank julieEllen
john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello julieEllen. Thank you for your review received this morning and great photos also. Good to hear you enjoyed the tour around Napier and the Art Deco homes etc. No doubt you are back home and planning your next tour away. From Yvonne and the team, we wish you both many happy holidays and hope to see you back in... More 

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Such a great day spent doing this Art Deco tour in Napier! Yvonne, John, and Jeremy are amazing! Such great people with a wealth of knowledge about Napier and it's history! I would recommend anyone to do a tour with them, great company!

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Thank Madison H
john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Madison H Thank you for writing a review about the Daily Art Deco Tour. This Tour has been running for many years now and is a great way to learn about our past and present Napier. On behalf of the team at Absolute de Tours we all wish you many more happy times while visiting New Zealand and a... More 

San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The person who we contacted to prebook our shore excursion was Yvonne and she was spectacular! Her husband drove us around the area after we had walked around the town a bit on our own. By far the best part of the tour was the mission estate winery though he did take us to a chocolate shop and a artist... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello ellen h Thank you for your review and kind of you to take time to write. I hope enjoyed the rest of your cruise thourgh out New Zealand and trust you received the bottle of wine you left behind on the bus. Happy holidays from the team at Absolute de Tours. More 

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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

As a tourist in Napier you would be hard pressed to find a better tour company to get a feel for Napier than Absolute de Tours. Easy to book, punctual pick up at our hotel on such a beautiful day. Our friendly tour guide Yvonne made us feel very welcome and relaxed. Her commentary flowed imparting a wonderful knowledge both... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Rod T. Thank you for taking the time to review the Daily Deco Tour. Many tourists take the tour and it is the best way to find out about our city and the history that shaped a beautiful city such as Napier. Our guides are passionate about our City and are proud to show and pass on their... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

John was simply awesome! We really loved the tour - plus learn and laugh with the expert from Napier! Definitely a wonderful experience, thank you Absolute de Tours!

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Sally_antoniio. Thank you for your review. I enjoyed having you all on the tour. Hope you had a pleasant trip home and you managed to spend some time in Auckland with your friends on the way. I look forward to seeing you again and on behalf of us all at Absolute de Tours, May you have many happy... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Just got back from a fabulous tour of Napier and had to jump online to give it the thumbs up. Informative and interesting with a guide who came with enthusiasm and knowledge a must while in Napier

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Bill and Greg, Great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review our tour. Have a great time in Wellington and a good flight home to Melbourne. We hope to see you back some day in the Bay. Happy travels from the team at Absolute de Tours. More 

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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our Friends had a great morning, Thanks Yvonne for your assistance in getting this sorted. Great service. pick up on time and drop off at the airport was a bonus.

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Christine W. Thank you for your review and happy to help with your plans to make your gift come true for your friends. We often help with travel to the airport after our tours, as many people are limited for time to travel to their next destination. Good to hear they had a great morning also and look... More 

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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was quite relaxing being driven around shown the highlights of Napier. Jeremy was very knowledgeable and easy to chat to. The booking process was super-easy. We arrived late on a Thursday and they were able to fit us on a Friday morning tour - very fast responses via email. Would recommend this company!

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YvonneADT, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning cindy m Thank you for your review, Good to hear from you. Jeremy's knowledge is extensive and he is very passionate about our Art Deco City and the region. We look forward to meeting you again soon. Happy travels from the team at Absolute de Tours. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The weather was stormy, we had rain, wind and power cuts throughout the Bay but it did not stop us from having an amazing day with Yvonne which was full of fun, laughter and of course lots of beautiful wine. All six of us cant wait to come back and do it over again in the sunshine. Yvonne was the... More 

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YvonneADT, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Kim V. Thank you Kim for your review and great to hear you had a good afternoon sampling some of the best wines and food the Bay has to offer. Weather did not get in the way of our day and we were able to have a special day out in between the power cuts. Yes you girls just... More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

On a day with constant rain, wind and several power cuts throughout Hawks Bay, John managed to carve out a quite brilliant tour. His expertise and knowledge of the area made for an experience that delivered everything we wanted. In an afternoon we managed to visit 5 fantastic wineries in both the Gimblett Gravels and Havelock North. We had a... More 

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YvonneADT, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Sam M. Thank you for your review and thank you for travelling with me on such a terrible day of weather in our region. It was one off the worst days I have experienced in Hawke's Bay and it is great to hear you both are coming back to do it all again! but with some of our great... More 

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