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.