On this tour you will visit Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand, and hear the story that commenced in Lyon, France. You will also visit an Ale House to sample beers and ciders, and enjoy views of the Art Deco city.
While at the Mission Estate winery, you will have time to explore the grounds and admire the majestic building - and then you will have the opportunity to taste the wine!
Your tour continues to the third oldest winery in New Zealand for another wine tasting opportunity inside a fantastic cellar setting. You will learn about the world famous "Gimblett Gravels" and see first-hand why the Gravels are considered and treated as an appellation.
Next, you will return to the historic Port area of Napier, Ahuriri to visit an Ale House. Here you will be able to relax and soak up the port atmosphere while enjoying your choice of 3 drinks from their range of beers and cider (tea or coffee are also available).
Finally, discover the beauty of this Art Deco city by enjoying a drive through a 1930's Art Deco Housing Estate. You will see and learn how the city was destroyed and why it was rebuilt in the Art Deco style of the 1920's and 1930's. You will also visit the National Tobacco Building, the best example of Art Deco in the country. Experience all the period highlights on this Art Deco tour.
At the conclusion of the tour, you will have the option to do some shopping or just walk the main streets in the central city with your camera before returning to your shuttle. You will also receive a small souvenir to remember your time spent in Napier.
Reviewer: Anne Baunach
We really enjoyed this tour and our guide. It was a wonderful combination of wine, beer, and seeing the town of Napier. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Jill and Brian Manton
A fascinating tour of Art Deco history following the disastrous earthquake in 1931 which changed the geography of Napier. Contrasted by tasting of local wines and beers. Very good value for money.
What a wonderful Company and wonderful Care was shown to make the day Extra Special
Reviewer: Richard Captor
Overall Excellent! Small group with timely pickup and friendly guide. Husband/Wife team. Very knowledgeable long time resident with extension travel and tour experience. Saw everything mention on tour description and more. Included all expenses for wine and beer. All wineries very nice. Had extra time to see Napier. Was not rushed and no problem returning to ship in timely manner.
Reviewer: Donna Koek
We had a wonderful time on this tour. The mix of sightseeing, visiting wineries and a brewery was perfect to give us a great day out as well as an excellent overview of Napier. The tour bus was very comfortable and our tour guide Maggie was so knowledgeable and interesting - she should have been a history teacher! Would highly recommend this tour and Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours.