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Hawke's Bay Wines, Beer and Napier Art Deco

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Hawke's Bay Wines, Beer and Napier Art Deco

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 see 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.

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Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The National Aquarium of New Zealand (the Napier Aquarium). Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Food/Beverage Provided
Samples of wine, beer, tea, or coffee are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend guests wear comfortable clothing, a light jacket, and sunglasses.
Restrictions
This tour is not wheelchair accessible, as small vehicles used for the tour do not have storage compartments for walking aids. Guests must be able to walk unaided over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, some with inclines. In order to taste the sample drinks, guests must be at least 18 years old and have a valid photo ID.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 19 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsGood tourFebruary 23, 2020

Reviewer: Christine MacKinnon
I enjoyed the wineries and pub. It was a bit early in the morning to be drinking so I wish the tour had been in the afternoon. I also wish had spent a little more time on the architecture. Our guide was very friendly and nice

5 Starsperfect day!November 18, 2019

Reviewer: Jeff Wilson
what a great way to see beautiful Napier . Sampled excellent wine and local beers, amazing scenery, wonderful guides. Highly recommend

5 StarsExcellent way to see the areaMay 08, 2019

Reviewer: Michael T Kolb
Our host Dennis was a great host to the 4 of us in his mini-van. Had a small group personal tasting at 2 wineries and then stopped at Speights for some beer tasting. Had 6 generous tastes, couldn't finish all of mine. Toured the downtown area to see the art deco. This was a great, small group tour by a local who knew some spots the big tours wouldn't go to. Highly recommend this tour!

5 StarsWine & Ale tastingApril 06, 2019

Reviewer: Jean Biro
Beautiful ride to wineries! Saw Kiwi orchards & beatiful scenery on way there, Wineries x were great with tasting!

5 StarsExcellentApril 05, 2019

Reviewer: Marlene Maier
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to the Mission Winery and also the Church Rd. Winery. Driver/tour operator was excellent. We had a small group which fit comfortably in the minivan, no problem meeting the driver as per instructions. Also the drive through the residential and downtown area featuring all the art deco was excellent. Would not hesitate to recommend this tour to my friends and clients.

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