Guided tour

Napier: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Napier: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Activity provider: Vines and Views Tours
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From US$ 69.28 per person

This 4-hour tour restricted to 14 passengers takes in the scenic highlights of Art-Deco Napier and the surrounding orchards and vineyards. This tour takes in unique locations that no other tours visit, guaranteed to get you back to your ship on time.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a small-group tour with a max of 14 passengers
  • Walk around each of the 7 stops
  • Go off the beaten track with your local guide
Full description

Embark on a shore excursion of Napier, exploring the highlights of the Art-Deco downtown and surrounding orchards and vineyards. Ride in a comfortable minibus, with stops at Bluff Hill, Old Port, the Colonial Mission House, the Sacred Baley, and more.

After meeting with your local guide at the Napier Aquarium on Marine Parade, your guided shore excursion will begin. Throughout your tour, you will view Napier's Art-Deco city center from a comfortable minibus with big windows for better viewing. Stop first at Napier's Bluff Hill lookout for spectacular views of your ship berthed directly below. Next, discover the house and grounds of your guide. View his colorful gardens and panoramic views of the Bay and hear about the 14 square kilometers of land reclaimed as a result of the 1931 earthquake. Then, get back on the bus for a drive through the Old Port area of Napier and onto the Mission complex. The grand Colonial Mission House was built in 1905, then remarkably, it was moved by traction engine to its current elevated site. From the Mission, the tour travels through Puketapu (the Sacred Valley) past orchards, vineyards, and green rolling hills grazed by sheep and cattle. The tour then stops at the Esk Valley War Memorial Church which would not be out of place if located somewhere in Tuscany. From the church, drive next door to Linden Estate Vineyards. Enjoy wine, cheese, and biscuits, served under the vines at a site exclusive to this tour. Return afterward to Napier, but time permitting a stop at a local fruit shop for fresh fruit or some real ice cream.

Get dropped off at the cruise ship shuttle, or downtown Napier.

Includes
  • Safe and convenient pickup and drop off
  • All admission fees
  • Cheese board
  • Bottled water
  • Local Wine
  • Lunch
  • Rain-protective clothing
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

Please take the free 15min shuttle ride into Napier and get off at the 2nd stop the Aquarium. Your guide will meet you there holding a greeting board with your names on it. All tours are designed to meet cruise ship arrival and departure times. Don't worry if your ship arrives early or late, I will be there.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Walking frames

Know before you go

  •  Please note, the programme may vary due to the weather or itinerary time constraints
  • This tour is okay for those with limited mobility, but not for those in wheelchairs or with walking frames
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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Ross picked us up punctually at the aquarium and provided good preamble to the excursion. Visited Art Deco buildings, special old rural church, wineries (not Gor tastings) chocolate factory and special was the property on top of mountain with fabulous views. Then down to the vineyard where Ross provided cheese and cr@ckers and a glass of Sav Blanc. Great experience.

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December 1, 2019

Ross created a great tour combining a few local attractions and some personal spots of his. The wine and cheese at the end was great. I wish we had more time in port

December 21, 2019

Nice but I would have liked to spend more time in front of the art deco buildings than in the mission to taste wine.

March 11, 2020

Product ID: 237232