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Napier: Vintage Bus Tour of Art Deco Highlights

Product ID: 278167
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Take a tour of Napier in an open-sided 1930 Ford Model A school bus. Hear stories of Napier's recovery from a devastating earthquake in 1931.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Pick up available from all Napier based Hotels and Motels.

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  • Discover the incredible history of Napier
  • Get unobstructed views and photos through the open sides
  • Enjoy the experience of riding in a fully restored, original vintage bus
  • Hear your guide speak through a modern microphone and speakers
Full description
Board 'Monte' the vintage school bus and explore the Art Deco highlights of Napier with your driver-guide. Learn about the history of the vehicle before setting off along Napier's Marine Parade.

Discover the statutes and monuments along the foreshore before heading into the Art Deco City center where you can take in the beautiful period architecture.  Listen to tales of the rebuilt city and the characters that made this place so special. 

You will then head past Napier Port to Ahuriri, the original fishing village, home to the famous National Tobacco Building (Rothmans Building) and the dockside restaurants and bars.

At the end of the tour, you will end up back at your pickup point.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Napier CBD
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers from outside Napier city center
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• There is no space available for strollers
• Unfortunately, due to the steep access roads, pickup and drop-off at locations on Bluff Hill or Hospital Hill is not possible

From US$ 32.89 per person