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“3 hour Pure Scenery tour of Napier” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Odyssey New Zealand

Odyssey New Zealand
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hawke's Bay's Leading Wine & Gourmet Experiences. We provide interactive tours designed to awaken every sense. Built around Hawkes Bays internationally acclaimed wine and food industry, we encourage your input so we can cater the Odyssey experience to your own personal interests and desires. Choose from: "A Wine & Gourmet Odyssey" including - Wine Tasting 4-5 Wineries, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant (4pm), Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Vine to Glass Experience. "The Odyssey Experience" including - Wine Tasting 6-7 Wineries, Fully Guided Tour of the Church Road Winery, Wine Museum & Tom McDonald Cellar, Lunch with Wine at Mission Estate, Behind the scenes tour of a boutique winery, Sightseeing with Fully Guided Scenery, Vine to Glass Experience, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant. "A Twilight Odyssey" - The world's only Progressive Three Course Winery Dinner at NZ’s Top Winery Restaurants including - Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Interactive Wine Tasting, Champagne Sunset from Te Mata Peak, Wine with Dinner, Desserts & Dessert Wine,Tea/Coffee.
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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“3 hour Pure Scenery tour of Napier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Dermott is an outstanding person and we were lucky to have him as tour guide. He made our experience of Napier so much more enjoyable and richer due to his knowledge, friendliness and wit, honesty, personal care and attention to each and every one in his care on this tour. His intimate local knowledge, commentary and interesting titbits of information delivered in such a friendly and interactive manner was invaluable. Thank you so much for this special experience and allowing me to be your self-designated “co-pilot”. We recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time in Napier and would like to get the most out of their time. Thank you Dermott and OdysseyNZ tours.

Visited December 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Day tour Napier/ Hastings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Brendan was the host he was both entertaining & knowledgeable.
The tour was very good value for money, it fitted together well with maximising of a limited time schedule
Ken Shaw

Visited November 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“Great way to spend an afternoon, even if it wasn't raining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

Brendan our host and tour guide would hate me mentioning the R word, he calls it wet sun or something similar! His knowledge of the region and its history was an added bonus to the trip, he was generous in sharing his wine wisdom without being at all condescending! His selection of vineyards were suburb and we were made feel most welcome at each and every one, specially Moana for being generous with their inscribed glass, for john at brookfields, I could have stayed listening to him all day to Lucy at Clear view for their lovely platter. I'd have to give it a huge recommend.

Visited November 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Odysseynz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

We did a full day wine tasting with Odysseynz. We visited 6 wineyards, 3 white and 3 red at each one, so you need to pace yoursellves. Lunch was at Mission Vineyard, excellet. The highlight of the tour was our driver and guide, Brandon, apart from being a great guy , he was a mine of information with regard to World Wines, geology of local area, Maori Myths, and local information. He chills out by reading about wines and history. He enjoys his work, lucky bloke.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Excellent day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Wine and food are two of the great pleasures in life and add in great company and you probably can not ask for much more. Odyssey came to our attention through a recommendation from friends. Visiting Napier in September is not the prime tourist season so there is also the advantage of having personalised service. So was the case with the day tour, only the two of us and the morning and another couple joined for the afternoon segment. We were privileged on this tour to have Gareth, manager of Odyssey, and someone knowledgeable about the history of the Napier region as well as its food and wines. The morning section provided an opportunity to taste wines from an organic vineyard before moving on for more tastings and winery tour. Lunch was the selection of a main course at the restaurant at the Mission Estate winery – great venue and great food. Afternoon consisted of more tasting followed by a food platter at another winery. The full-day tour provided an opportunity to sample a wide variety of wine plus some great food. Gareth came across has having relaxed attitude to the day out. He made this tour feel as if he was inviting us to meet his friends at the wineries and it was not just a commercial arrangement. This was reflected in the way that the winery staff treated us and their willingness to share their time and knowledge. The relaxed atmosphere made for a very memorable day out. Highly recommended.

Visited September 2013
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