Discover the secrets of Art Deco Napier and beyond with a knowledgeable local private guide
The 6 HOUR "Napier City and Environs Excursion" includes the majority of the Napier City Highlights Tour followed by a wine tasting and relaxing platter lunch at a beautiful vineyard.
We then get off the beaten track and drive through the famous Gimblett Gravels wine region on the way to the fabulous and panoramic Te Mata Peak. Learn about the Maori Legend of this stunning location, which stands 399 metres above the Heretaunga Plains, and experience the most incredible views of Hawke's Bay.
We then visit the beautiful "Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop" for complimentary Devonshire Tea before the tour casually makes its way back to Napier City via some of Hawke's Bay's wonderful countryside. I can drop you off at the City for a bit of shopping or to the ship via the shuttles.
This journey will inspire, entertain and delight.
The "Napier City and Environs Shore Excursion" begins with a personal pick from the City i-Site or ship. We drive around Bluff Hill and past the bustling port and along the Northern waterfront where the reclaimed land as a result of the major 1931 earthquake is a highlight. The majority of the attractions of the Napier City Highlights Tour are included, with Art Deco a highlight, then off to enjoy a relaxed winery lunch.
We then drive through the famous "Gimblett Gravels" wine country and up the towering mountain of Te Mata Peak with it's Maori legends and history. This astonishing location will offer the best panoramic views imaginable before we descend to enjoy the beautiful Birdwood Gallery and Sweet Shop for Devonshire Tea.
Well after all that we wind our way back quietly through beautiful countryside to Napier City in time for some shopping or to return to your ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will personally pick you up from your location or if on a cruise ship I will meet you at the Napier I-Site where the ship's shuttles will take you. If however your party numbers 6 I can pick you up directly from the ship.
End location: I will return you to your pick up location or the I-Site in the city centre to allow you to explore the shops or to catch the regular shuttles back to your ship. If I was able to pick you up directly from the ship I will also return you directly to the ship.
Duration: 6 hours
You will be transported in a luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Viano Van or BMW X5 SUV depending on number of people.
My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private luxury vehicle to and from the I site in the city centre. If you are on a cruise the ship's shuttles will disembark and return you to the ship from here unless your party numbers 6 in which case I can meet you direct from the ship.
A relaxed platter lunch and a glass of wine at a beautiful local winery and wine tastings are included in the package along with Devonshire Tea.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 NZD - Extra cash is for any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and additional refreshments.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and additionals refreshments.
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A great time. Weather and views fantastic Very knowledgeable guide for the area. Looking forward to visiting the area again one day. Cliff Groom. UK