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“An excellent tour and so memorable - must do!!”
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Packard Promenades
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An excellent tour and so memorable - must do!!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is an iconic way to see an iconic city!!
The beautiful Packard picked me up from the cruise ship, and we drove along the stunning foreshore. The guide described the history of the Hawkes Bay and Napier areas.
I was taken into the beautiful theatre, then through the city to the historic Tobacco factory.
There were plenty of photo opportunities, but we also gave others the chance to photograph us.
The car stands out and certainly draws attention.
My guide Teresa was very friendly and knowledgeable.
The tour was straight forward to book via email from Australia.
Truly a memorable tour.

Visited December 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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141 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Unique, outstanding and great fun”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is quite simply THE BEST way to tour around the Art Deco city of Napier. The car that you tour around in is magnificent and our guide Graham was incredibly knowledgable. Graham was very generous with his time (the tour went for 95 minutes) and made the tour a real highlight of our stay. Highlights include getting access to areas not normally open to the public, seeing commercial, public and residential examples of the architecture and most importantly getting a highly personalized look at the city through the eyes of someone who is passionate about this unique city. An absolute must. Yes there are other (cheaper) tours available, but ours was the only one were people were taking pictures of us - or rather the car we were touring around in - along with the fabulous buildings!

Visited October 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Best Day of Our Trip”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

We were in Napier on a cruise ship and wanted to do something away from the norm. We went to the "iSite" which is the city's information center, and truly lucked into meeting Graham Holley of Art Deco Vintage Car Tours (Packard Promenades). He took four of us on a several hour tour of the wineries in Hawkes Bay - in his 1937 Packard. What a fun day we had. Graham knows everything about the area and is a great tour guide! We visited three wineries - Graham called them in advance and we were thrilled with each. I can't rave enough about what a great time we had. Graham is a commercial pilot by profession and arranges his flight schedule to accommodate cruise ships. You can reach him at www.packardpromenades.co.nz

Visited December 2011
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