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“Buick oldtimer art deco tour”
Review of Absolute de Tours

Absolute de Tours
Ranked #9 of 23 Food & Drink in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a family-run travel business giving our guests a unique experience of the attractions in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and surrounding areas. Our well trained staff will make your tour relaxed and special. We use luxury vans and coaches and provide free transportation to and from your local accommodation. We are proud supporters of Napier's Art Deco Heritage and work in close association with the Art Deco Trust. Book with Absolute de Tours today - it's simply the best way to see Napier's beautiful and historic Art Deco city centre and all the highlights of Hawkes Bay.
Napier
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26 reviews
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“Buick oldtimer art deco tour”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a fantastic time with John, our guide, picking us up from home and taking us in style to see the sights of Napier. He knew oodles of information about the area and we had plenty of photo opportunities.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who's keen on Art Deco and has a small group that wants to do it. I have also had the pleasure of going on another (larger) winery tour with Absolutele de tours and must say all the staff are great. A guaranteed great time!

Visited November 2012
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
“I am a second time user of this service, it is excellent, highly recommended”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

On two oaccasions now I have used this company to provide transport for parties of 20 people. The drivers are very considerate , obliging and courteous.
The vehicles are clean and comfortable. I will be booking in again soon for a similarly good experience.

Visited March 2012
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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“"Fantasic Tour with Yvonne";”
Reviewed May 4, 2012

Excellent knowledge of Napier and the history, wine, chocolate and Art Deco and movie. Your hospitality is perfect, loved our special ice cream of Napier. We recommend the "Out and About Tour" with Yvonne. Thanks heaps :-)

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Vic. Australia
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“Napier Tours - Par Excellence”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

As we had booked a cruise that would be docking in Napier, we chose to find tours from independent operators, rather than the ship's own providers and we were well rewarded. From the outset, we were provided with efficient and most courteous service. Our contact was Yvonne Banks, a Napier local, who handled all communication with us and eventually was our tour guide. Absolute deTours can be booked via their own website.

We chose the tour that encompassed a visit to a chocolate factory, two excellent wineries, local ice cream, panoramic view and a comprehensive view and description of Napier's earthquake history and subsequent art deco heritage. Yvonne was at the dock prior to our disembarkation and immediately met us with a placard containing our name. Also Yvonne was a patient guide, very clearly spoken, and comprehensive in her descriptions of what we needed to know to enjoy our trip with her.

For this trip, we paid NZ$60pp, which was a bargain. Yvonne obviously loves her subject and puts so much into her work. At first we were the only couple that arrived and had pre-booked the trip, but very quickly, the iSite tourism office notified Yvonne that two other couples subsequently wished to join the tour. The tour would have gone ahead, had there only been the two of us. The shipboard cost for an individual doing a similar tour was around US$80.

Two of our tour participants were slightly infirm and Yvonne assisted them with their mobility, every step of the way.

Yvonne was mindful that we were required to return to our ship in a timely manner and dropped her passengers off either where they wanted to be, in Napier, or at the ship.

I wholeheartedly recommend Absolute deTours, especially Yvonne's excellent service.

Visited January 2012
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