• Location: Napier, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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See the Art Deco buildings that Napier is known for. A personal guide accompanies you in a luxury vehicle to iconic landmarks such as the Art Deco Masonic Hotel and National Tobacco Company Building. Enjoy a 2 course a la carte luncheon with an accompanying glass of wine and the acclaimed Mission Estate restaurant. Meander around the CBD and take a scenic drive to the Esk Valley. Wine tasting is included at the Mission Estate, with refreshments served at a private viewing platform. This 3-hour shore excursion begins and ends at the Napier i-Site; free round-trip shuttle available from the cruise terminal.


  • 3-hour private shore excursion sightseeing in Napier
  • Visit Art Deco landmarks and drive down rural roads
  • Wine tasting and tour at Mission Estate Winery
  • Pickup and drop-off from Napier i-Site
  • Transport by premium European SUV
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Private Shore Excursion: Napier Sightseeing Tour

National Tobacco Building

After your cruise ship docks, take the free shuttle into Napier and meet your guide at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. From here, depart in the luxurious comfort of a premium European SUV.

The 3.5-hour private shore excursion takes you sightseeing to Napier's iconic landmarks, beginning with the Art Deco Masonic Hotel. If you'd like, stroll for 30 minutes around the CBD, known for its Art Deco buildings. 

Journeying over Napier Hill to Ahuriri, make a stop at the National Tobacco Company Building. Then pass by the marina en route to the Mission Estate Winery, established as a seminary in 1851. Get a private tour of the wooden, two-story Victorian villa and taste a selection of wines. (Tasting fee included.)  Here you will also enjoy a 2 course a la carte luncheon at the acclaimed Mission Estate restaurant.

From here you'll continue into the countryside, driving past vineyards and orchards. See the Esk Valley Memorial Church, built in Spanish mission style in 1921, and pass Linden Estate en route to an exclusive viewing platform on a private road. You're served refreshments at a purpose-built gazebo 660 feet (202 meters) above sea level.

Savor views of Hawke's Bay before the return drive to Napier, following Seapoint Road to the Bluff Hill lookout with views of your cruise ship berthed in the port below. Conclude with drop-off at the Napier i-Site, the departure point for your free shuttle back to your ship.

Customer Reviews

Joyce B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing tour! We had a wonderful view of Napier, heard some of the history then stopped at a lovely winery and ended with lunch at a different winery -- by far the best food we have had in New Zealand! We went to places that the bus tours couldn't which made for a very special day without herds of people. Great guide -- fun and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it.

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