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Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd
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Shore Excursion Half-Day Hawkes Bay and Napier Tour
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Shore Excursion: Napier Art Deco Tour with Wine and Beer Tasting
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Half-Day Wine and Beer Tour from Napier
Ranked #9 of 27 Food & Drink in Napier
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Owner description: We are a family owned and operated Local Tour company. We specialize in private local tours, including Cruise Ship Shore Excursions. These tours offer Sightseeing, Art Deco, City history, also Wine and Brewery Tours. This is truly a fantastic region to visit. Napier was completely destroyed in 1931 by a 7.8 earthquake, and rebuilt in the style of the day, mainly Art Deco and Spanish Mission. Napier, along with the Hawkes Bay region, has been a secret for too long, discover it today with us.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This tour was a treat from the children and what a great present. John met us and was really friendly. We had never been on a wine tasting trip before but he really relaxed us. He was so informative and his love of napier really showed. We saw things that had we been on our own e would have missed. We thoroughly recommend anyone visiting napier to go with hawkes bay as it was real value for money. Thanks John.

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Johnboy0123, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Hi Wpb2222410. Thank you for the encouraging kind words. Give the credit to your children for choosing us, we just made it work for you. Yes, we cover the things that I think you would not cover on your own.. the best places.. ha ha. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

John took us (Two couples) on an excellent tour of Napier and surrounding district. We were travelling by cruise ship and John met us at the ramp of our ship. His knowledge of the area is very thorough, interesting and informative. John is friendly and helpful and answered all of our questions. We visited various sites and did not feel rushed to visit the next. I booked the tour on line (Cruise tour was very expensive) and John and his wife Margaret dealt with my inquiries and booking in a professional manner. I would highly recommend John's tour. If I ever return to Napier I would happily book John's tour and do it all over again.

Thank Robyn B
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Johnboy0123, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Good morning Robyn B. I am very pleased to know the process from your original booking was easy and the collecting you both from the ships side on the day was straight forward. As you mentioned, we pride ourselves with a relaxed, informative and comprehensive tours. Thanks again for your lovely comments.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Margaret took my husband and I and two other couples out from the cruise ship for a 5 hour tour of Napier and the surrounding area. Her local knowledge was invaluable and very informative. We enjoyed a visit to a lovely coffee shop situated within a Nursery and also tasted wine at two wineries and visited a brewery. Our morning was leisurely but filled with great sights. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it highly.

Thank Majella M
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Johnboy0123, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you for your kind words. it was pleasure to have you all on my tour, and glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day and gone home with fond memories of Napier.. Napier is a lovely place to visit and there is so much to see and do here in the Hawkes Bay.
I hope the rest of your cruise was kind to you, and now returned home safely. Kind regards
Margaret (Maggie)

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our Winery and Scenic Tour was with our well informed and knowledgeable Guide Margaret. We had the most fabulous time and never felt rushed at all, despite having a deadline to make it back on time to board our Cruiseship. So much was accomplished and etched in our memories forever. We highly recommend you taking a tour with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours and one thing we know, we will be back to Napier for sure. Great Guide....Interesting History....Breathtaking Scenery....Delightful Wineries and Amazing Art Deco....Thank you Maggie for our tour, Steve & Lyn

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Johnboy0123, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you Steve and Lyn for your kind words. Hawkes Bay is a lovely place to visit and I am pleased to know that you have gone home with very fond memories of your day in the Bay. I am proud of our city and I do love to show it off to its best. Lovely wineries, lovely Art Deco, lovely cafes and more. Look forward to seeing you again.......yes your room is waiting for your next visit!
Kind regards
Margaret (Maggie)

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Thanks to John we had the most wonderful day in Napier. We were traveling on a Cruise ship and the tours are very expensive. We also had 2 elderly ladies with us so it was a challenge getting them on and off the ship as the ship stuffed up our disability request.
Thankfully John was there to meet us at the end of gangway and off we went for a great our of the region and all the knowledge and history of this beautiful area you could ever want. The Scenery was spectacular , the ice cream and the coffee shop was amazing and the knowledge he had of the art deco era and the buildings was exceptional.
We all had a great day and it was made so much easier by John I would recommend this tour to anyone . Also it only takes a maximum of 6 so it was not crowded. Thank you again.
Cheers bill

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Johnboy12321, Owner at Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2013

Thanks bill b for your very nice comments. We treat all our clients in a manner to encourage them to visit again. There is so much to see and do here in the Hawkes Bay. I am glad you were all satisfied.. it was a great day out. Regards. John

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