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Your shore excursion will begin at approximately 7:30am (or 30-minutes after your ships arrival). This tour is only for pre-booked passengers, meaning you won’t be waiting around for seats to fill ensuring you a stress-free and non-rushed experience!

You will discover the Art Deco portion of this tour. Take in all the main Art Deco features in and around Napier City and Suburbs including an Art Deco Suburb and much more.

The second portion of the tour will be tasting wines at 2 very different wineries on the day. Visit a great ale house set in the historic part of Napier beside the inner harbor. Here you can select 3 drinks (not samples) from their range.
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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
Overview
Combine Napier’s Art Deco architecture with Hawkes Bay wine on a half-day shore excursion that concludes with drinks at a beloved local ale house. Start by exploring Napier city and a frozen-in-time Art Deco suburb, then visit two wineries with completely different takes on producing local wine. At the final stop, this tour includes three drinks from a list of ciders and beers, the perfect ending to a trip through the Hawkes Bay region.
Highlights
  • Discover Art Deco architecture and local wineries
  • See prime examples of Napier's distinctive building style
  • Visit two wineries for tastings
  • Enjoy three drinks at a Napier ale house
  • Pickup and drop-off from a central location in Napier
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Reviewed April 16, 2018
Shore Excursion.

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...More

Thank Lorraine G
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

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,...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Enjoyable and informative, but...

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...More

Thank Laura M
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

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...More

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Napier Wine, Beer and Napier Art Deco. Great Day Out!!

We booked this tour, after looking at our cruise ship offering (blimey, don't they know how to charge!!) and comparing the tours with those offered by local companies. We chose Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours and what a great day out! The trip was booked online...More

Thank greendr2
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi greendr2: Thank you for taking the time to place your fantastic review. It is always great to receive "fantastic" reviews such as your review. Jim, like all our drivers are mature (not super young) driver / guides with experience in the subject. Jim always...More

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Awesome trip

Thanks a lot for John's nice guide. I learnt more stories about Napier , enjoyed the amazing views of almost all the parts of the beautiful city. My favourite is the wine tasting part-very recommended! Very nice memories in Napier. -JiayiMore

Thank wangjiayi1020
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Hi wangjiayi1020, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I am very happy to hear that you think we have a beautiful City... I do to. I am pleased to hear that we created very nice memories of Napier for...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Best shore based tour of our Cruise

Thank You Maggie for a wonderful and memorable day in Napier, you live in a wonderful city, thanks for sharing your local knowledge and taking the time to see the best sights, Hawkes Bay wineries are very nice and recommend the Church Road Tempranillo, should...More

Thank Stephen L
John H, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Hi Stephen L, Thank you for taking the time to review our services. I am so pleased the wineries, the wine and the beer was "loved". John and I have spent years perfecting our tours and I am so pleased it was an memorable day...More

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