Napier City Highlights (4 Hour Private Tour)


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Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: No.
You will have some short walking distances in checking out the attractions and need to be able to get in and out of the Mercedes Van.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Discover the Art Deco Capital of the world and beyond!

This 4 hour journey will begin at New Zealand's Art Deco Capital Napier when John personally greets you at the I-Site. You will discover how the region recovered, reclaimed and developed after the 1931 Earthquake disaster, before John takes you to one of the cities most stunning locations for a panoramic view of Napier City 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 a visit to one of Napier's beautiful wineries for a wine tasting before returning to the City and the I-Site.

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.


The "Napier City Highlights" tour will begin with a personal pick up at the I-Site or as otherwise arranged.
We drive around Bluff Hill past the bustling port and along the Northern waterfront to highlight the reclaimed land as a result of the major 1931 earthquake. A stop at the Rothmans Building, the most photographed Art Deco facade in New Zealand, and then on and up Napier Hill with another stop at the panoramic "City Lookout" with an amazing overview of Hawke's Bay.
From there a leisurely drive through the Art Deco streets of Napier City with John explaining the history of the rebuild that makes the City unique.
We then travel along the stunning Marine Parade with views out to Cape Kidnappers before heading back to the I-Site via the Northern coast.
A visit to one of Napier's amazing wineries for a tasting is also included.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will personally pick you up from the I-Site or your location. 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: 4 hours


You will be transported in a luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Viano Van or BMW X5 SUV depending on number of people.

What’s Included

My services as your personal tour guide and transportation in a private luxury vehicle for the tour and connections to and from your Hotel, Napier City I-site or Ship, as well as a wine tasting at one of Napier's stunning Wineries . All vehicles have air conditioning for your personal comfort and complementary bottled water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - Extra cash is for any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and additional refreshments.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and additional refreshments.



A Recent Review of this tour

Four of us were on John's tour of Napier,New Zealand. It was our best tour of our cruise! John was very informative and his Mercedes van was Uber comfortable.
William Brannon

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