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Art Deco Trust

#16 of 43 Tours in Napier
Napier, New Zealand
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About Art Deco Trust
The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to this city isn't complete without learning about the devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable rebuild that was completed in just 22 months.Visit us for information on guided walks, minibus and vintage car tours and to view a fascinating short film on the 1931 earthquake. The Art Deco Centre is filled Art Deco style giftware and homewares including hats, jewellery, retro children's toys and so much more.Make the Art Deco Centre your first port of call on your next visit to Napier. “Choosing a tour with Art Deco Trust helps to preserve Napier’s Art Deco heritage”
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32 reviews
Start your day with an easygoing walking tour around Napier’s Art Deco Quarter. Visit some of Napier’s iconic art deco buildings and hear from your guide about the people and events that shaped them. If you’ve just arrived in Napier, this is a great opportunity to get your bearings and see a different side of the city’s distinct architecture.
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from $15.54
3 reviews
Escape your cruise ship for a whistlestop tour showcasing Napier's 1930s Art Deco heritage. Starting at the Napier Port or in town, enjoy a tour in a 1930s vintage car focussing on the best examples of the Art Deco style that sprung up during the rebuild of the city following the devastating 1931 earthquake.
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from $136.01
38 reviews
Discover Napier by vintage car on a private tour that’s customized to your schedule and interests. With a personal driver to greet you after you step off the shuttle, you’ll trade a generic group itinerary for a tour that explores the things that interest you: see Art Deco landmarks, sip local vintages at New Zealand’s oldest winery, check out classic cars, and taste local chocolates before returning to your boat.
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from $388.59
16 reviews
Napier is well-known for its art deco buildings, but not many people know the stories behind those buildings. On this comprehensive walking tour through the city’s Art Deco Quarter, hear those stories from your guide and see a different side of the buildings that surround you. New visitors can get acquainted with the city center and find out some of its secrets.
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from $16.84
14 reviews
Tour Napier’s distinctive Art Deco heritage in style on this vintage car tour of the city. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1930s as you drive past some of the city’s must-see buildings in a vintage Packard car. Your local guide will tell you all about the earthquake of 1931 and the Art Deco architecture that emerged afterwards, so you can just relax in the back seat.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Val. The headsets were excellent and enabled us to hear everything the guide said while meandering the local streets and sering the highlights. Thoroughly recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my Mum, daughter and partner on this tour couple of weeks ago. It was very informative. Our driver was lovely, Was something my elderly Mum had wanted to do for a long time. Great car to cruise round in.

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review Karen.Your tour with us has helped the Art Deco Trust in our preservation goals. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago

So it was recommended that I do the walking tour of the city as it is a city that preserves it's Art Deco style. I was there just before the tourist season started so I was the only one on the tour with an amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. I will pass on your lovely comments about our volunteer guide Derek. Your tour with us has helped the Art Deco Trust in our preservation goals. Many thanks.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the tour after walking around Napier for a day and realized how much I had not noticed. The film giving the background on the earthquake and the rebuilding in the Art Deco style was helpful prior to the walking tour. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review Betsy. Our guides are all volunteers and work hard to provide a great service to our customers. Your purchase with the Art Deco Trust has helped us in our preservation goals.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our Art Deco walking tour with our very informative guide Lyn. This was one of the reasons we visited Napier and we were not disappointed. Beautiful architecture. I hope it is preserved for generations to come.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the walking tour which started with a presentation and ended with a short film which complemented the walk well. Headsets made hearing the guide easy. Thoroughly recommend for locals and tourists alike. It gives you a new insight into Napier.

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your tour with us. Our volunteer guides do an amazing job. Your tour has helped us to continue in preserving our Art Deco city - thank you.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing guided tour of Napier in a vintage car. Cherrie, our driver, was fantastic, knowledgeable and provided so much information on the area, both pre and post 1931 earthquake and the various Art Deco buildings. A must for visitors. Thank you Cherrie.

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review. We will pass your comments on to Cherrie. Thank you for helping us to preserve our Art Deco city through your purchase.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We received a local recommendation from a local to take the walking tour approx - 1hr 15 mins. The tour lady was lovely. The 20 mins - video of the earthquake in 1935 was a great start. Demonstrated the determination of the local people to...More

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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your purchase. You have assisted us in continuing with our preservation goals.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely tour (with Beverly?). It was so interesting to see and hear the stories of Napier and the amazing way people came together to rebuild. It really helps you see the town through new eyes. Easy pace. Fascinating facts. Great tour!

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. Your tour has helped to continue our preservation goals for the city.

Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

If you only do one thing on a trip to Napier then make it a tour in one of these vintage cars - we only did the 45 minute tour but thoroughly enjoyed it, found it great value and very informative. Our guide Cherrie was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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ArtDecoTrust, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review. We will pass your comments on to Cherrie. Thank you for helping us to preserve our Art Deco city through your purchase.

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MelbourneCazzie
June 16, 2018|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Carol, thanks for your message. There are many hotels within the city centre that are good. The best idea is to contact the Napier Visitor Centre who will be able to tell you who has rooms left or if you want to look at... More
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rhetta
February 5, 2017|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Rhetta The free shuttles drop you to the NAPIER isite which is a 2 minute walk from our Art Deco Centre. We add additional walks for c ruise ship passengers. Regards Abby
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KathiM17
October 11, 2016|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Good morning, yes you are able to book on the day, we have guided tours every day (except Christmas Day) at 10.00am and 2.00pm. We also offer a 5.00pm Guided Walk in the Summer months (October - April). We add on additional... More
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