Guided tour

Napier: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

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Napier: Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

From US$ 68.20 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.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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  • 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
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 high-roof, tall and windowed mini bus. You will first stop and photograph your ship from the Bluff Hill lookout, before viewing the 14 square kilometers of land reclaimed after the 1931 earthquake from the terrace of your guide's house. You will then visit the Grand Mission complex, which was established in 1851. Afterwards, there will be time to buy chocolates at Silky Oak Chocolates, before you view the historic and picturesque Esk Valley Memorial Church. You will then take in the grand panorama from the top of the Seafield Farms private road, before finally enjoying a complimentary cheese board with a glass of wine amongst the vines at your guide's private vineyard venue. Your tour will then conclude as you return to the cruise ship transfer station.
  • Safe and convenient pickup and drop off
  • All admission fees
  • Cheese board
  • Bottled water
  • 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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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

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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

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