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Napier Classic Cars

Napier, New Zealand
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About Napier Classic Cars
Private tours of Napier and the surrounding area with a knowledgeable and friendly local guide in vintage/classic cars. We specialise in tailoring your tour to your interests so please tell us when booking if there is something you would like us to include - if its possible, we will!
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Plan your shore excursion ahead and customize a personalized tour around the art deco city of Napier. You’ll see the sights from the seat of a vintage automobile and stop for photo ops and wine tasting. Travel in style with a chauffeur along the coastline when your ship pulls into port.
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Climb into a vintage or classic car and see the Art Deco buildings of Napier, New Zealand on a private sightseeing tour. Feel free to customize the tour to your interests with your driver-guide and learn about the history of this city that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1931. Drive along the coast, stop at a local winery for a tasting, and more over the course of the tour.
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Exclusive private 90 minute tour of Napier's world-famous Art Deco City in an authentic, genuine classic/vintage car driven by a friendly and knowledgeable Driver/Guide.
See and hear about the events of 1931 when the city of Napier was destroyed by a huge earthquake - then learn about the rebuild in the Art Deco style. We not only show you all the key locations but our guides will bring the historic events to life with human dramas and stories from the times.
Group Maximum 3 travellers per car
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous morning spent touring Napier in a 1925 Ford Model A named Buttercup with our host Lesley sharing history/geography, photos and stories bringing Napier to life. The tour was personalised as you want it, really informative and Relaxed. Lesley has so much knowledge to share....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review, Cherry - delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Do come again some day!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

On the 17 June my 91 year old father and I enjoyed a personalised drive around Napier with the charming and caring Lesley in the unforgettable Buttercup. My father, who is vision impaired and frail, relished in a trip down memory lane, to old fishing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you so much for that wonderful review! Lesley thoroughly enjoyed it too - it was absolutely our pleasure to help you make new memories with your father - thank you for choosing Napier Classic Cars for your special day.

Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

This tour is an amazing way to see Napier’s Art Deco scene. Lesley is a wonderfull guide, full of knowledge about Napier’s interesting history! This was me and my partners first trip to Napier and this tour was definitely a highlight! Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you so much for that smashing review - we are delighted you enjoyed your tour so much!

Reviewed June 5, 2019

It was a treat to tour Napier with Lesley and her beautiful Model A Ford, Buttercup. We learnt so much about the architecture and history of the city and were indulged in our love of Art Deco touring the suburbs as well as the city...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much - thank you!

Reviewed May 18, 2019

This was a surprise for my husband and I was delighted when Paul arrived in the 1954 Daimler, my husband's birth year. Paul gave us an informative overview of Queenie and then we discussed our itinerary for the 2 hours. First stop, Mission winery -...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2019

Thanks Sally for booking and for taking the time and trouble to write that lovely review. I'm very pleased you both enjoyed our time together - have a safe trip home to Invercargill!

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We had this as a surprise gift from our daughter and cannot express how truly wonderful it was, our guide Paul we cannot speak highly enough off, he was friendly,made us welcome and just truly great, a mind of information,and the car Devine!! cannot recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Many thanks Margaret for that wonderful review! It was my pleasure to chauffeur you both in Queenie, my classic Daimler car, and I am so glad you enjoyed it so much.

Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We booked 2 x cars as we are a family of 5. We all thoroughly enjoyed our Tour, which was guided by 2 x vibrant/passionate/hilarious hosts who have a vast knowledge of the region and can alter the 1.5hr allocation to suit your itinerary. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Thanks Liz for that smashing review - we really appreciate it and loved meeting you and the family. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves here in sunny Napier!

Reviewed March 27, 2019

We had a delightful time with Paul and Queenie. Paul is a wonderful guide who tailors the time spent to your interests. Riding in Queenie was a treat. Paul has a wealth of information to share and we left with a much better understanding of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write that very positive review - its genuinely appreciated. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in Napier.

Reviewed March 27, 2019

Organised this tour for 2 people to coincide with Cruise ship Majestic Princess visit. Meet Lesley and Buttercup(Car) at the designated area for this 1 1/2 hour tour. Lesley is a very passionate, knowledgeable and proud local who makes you feel very welcome and special....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Many thanks for that great review - we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. Do come again if your travels bring you back this way some day.

Reviewed March 18, 2019

Lesley & Darryl were excellent hosts, they really knew their stuff & explained the Art Deco transformation really well. The cars were beautiful, comfy & real head turners.

Date of experience: March 2019
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paulsO9994TF, Owner at Napier Classic Cars, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

Many thanks Iain & Louise for choosing us for your 2 car convoy tour and for the lovely review! Do call on us again should you ever pass this way again on your travels.

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