Discover the secrets of Art Deco Napier with a knowledgeable local guide.
Ki Ora and welcome to Napier!
This 4 HOUR journey will begin at New Zealand's Art Deco Capital Napier when John personally greets you at the I-Site, or directly from the ship if you are a party of 6. You will discover how the region recovered, reclaimed and developed after the 1931 Earthquake disaster, before John takes you to one of the City's most stunning locations for a panoramic view of Napier and beyond. Then it's into the City itself to discover what it has to offer and where you can see samples of perfectly preserved Art Deco Architecture. The tour will include visits to local Artisans in the area and a visit to two of Napier's beautiful vineyards for a wine tasting, before returning to Napier City to allow time for a stroll around the shops
During this amazing half day tour you will see all the most popular sights and experience the best parts of the city with a knowledgeable and personable local guide.
Our Napier Shore Excursion will begin with a personal pick up directly from the ship if you are a group of 6, or if a lesser number from the i-Site.
We will drive around Bluff Hill past the bustling port and then along the Northern waterfront to highlight the reclaimed land resulting from the major 1931 earthquake.
A visit to "Classic Sheepskins" will delight and then we stop at the Rothmans Building, the most photographed Art Deco facade in New Zealand.
On and up the Napier Hill, which used to be an island, and a stop at the panoramic "City Lookout" for an amazing overview of Hawke's Bay!
From there a leisurely drive through the Art Deco streets of Napier City with John explaning the history of the rebuild that makes the city unique.
We then enjoy the views along the stunning Marine Parade with a stop at "Silky Oak Chocolate Factory". After indulging some treats we visit two Hawkes Bay Wineries for a tasting and then we travel back to the City/Ship.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will personally pick you up directly from the ship if you are a group of 6, otherwise I will meet you at the Napier I-Site where the ship's shuttles will take you.
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: 4 hours
You will be transported in a luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Viano Van or BMW X5 SUV depending on number of people. We will be alighting a number of times for photographic opportunities and to enjoy the attractions.
My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private luxury vehicle for the tour and connections to and from the Napier City I-site.
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 additional refreshments.
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John provide us with a great introduction to the Napier region. The cruise ship shuttled us to a point in the city where we met up with John. He showed us sights in the City and rural areas near the City. My wife had a need to find a yarn shop. John was able to find the shop and was flexible in adjusting the schedule of the tour.