Feb is a fantastic month to see all the best of Napier's Art Deco Church Rd Winery where you will wine and food match on the day as part of your wine tour. Discover suburbs of original 1930's Art Deco homes Modern Comfortable mini coaches for your tours with Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours

May 2017

Well worth the money.
A very enjoyable afternoon with John. We booked on the same morning we went on the tour and was picked up at our hotel. Meeting all the people at the wineries and hearing all the history was fantastic. The wine tasting was awesome too. We bought a couple of bottles. Would happily recommend this tour.

Dianne

New Zealand


 

May 2017

This wine tour with our friendly host, was the highlight of our trip”
We were personally escorted to four of the region's finest wineries where we could, at our leisure, taste and purchase many bottles for our cellar. We also learned about viticulture, the regions history and the Art Deco aspects of Napier. We cannot praise enough our host's professionalism and his friendly manner It was a most interesting and satisfying experience and definitely the highlight of our Napier stay.

Audrey

New Zealand

May 2017

Well worth the money.

A very enjoyable afternoon with John. We booked on the same morning we went on the tour and was picked up at our hotel. Meeting all the people at the wineries and hearing all the history was fantastic. The wine tasting was awesome too. We bought a couple of bottles. Would happily recommend this tour.

Dianne

New Zealand

May 2017

This wine tour with our friendly host, was the highlight of our trip”
We were personally escorted to four of the region's finest wineries where we could, at our leisure, taste and purchase many bottles for our cellar. We also learned about viticulture, the regions history and the Art Deco aspects of Napier. We cannot praise enough our host's professionalism and his friendly manner It was a most interesting and satisfying experience and definitely the highlight of our Napier stay.

Audrey

New Zealand

April 2017

I cannot recommend John highly enough! He was so knowledgeable and personable. We wanted to alter a couple of things on the tour and he personalized the tour to meet our desires. After he met he he even altered our lunch plans to something he felt would be more to our liking. If you are thinking of a tour in Napier, please book John! You will not be disappointed

Lori

USA


 

Feb 2017

We wanted to thank you both so much for making our stay in Napier, such a lovely experience.
Thank you John for taking the time time to call us beforehand, for the directions and for the points of interest during our journey and once we got to Napier.

In particular we want to thank Maggie for the tour, she was brilliant. She made us so welcome from the the very first moment it felt we were out for the day with an old friend. Maggie's in depth knowledge of the wine, history and the day to day life of Napier was both natural and engaging. Great humour and company and now thanks to you both a treasured memory. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to relax, try some fabulous wines and become immersed in the beauty and history of this lovely part of the world.

We are more than happy for you use this recommendation if you wish to promote your tour.

Mark and Tracey

Australia

April 2017

I cannot recommend John highly enough!

He was so knowledgeable and personable.

We wanted to alter a couple of things on the tour and he personalized the tour to meet our desires. After he met he he even altered our lunch plans to something he felt would be more to our liking. If you are thinking of a tour in Napier, please book John! You will not be disappointed

Lori

USA

Feb 2017

We wanted to thank you both so much for making our stay in Napier, such a lovely experience.
Thank you John for taking the time time to call us beforehand, for the directions and for the points of interest during our journey and once we got to Napier.

In particular we want to thank Maggie for the tour, she was brilliant. She made us so welcome from the the very first moment it felt we were out for the day with an old friend. Maggie's in depth knowledge of the wine, history and the day to day life of Napier was both natural and engaging. Great humour and company and now thanks to you both a treasured memory. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to relax, try some fabulous wines and become immersed in the beauty and history of this lovely part of the world.

We are more than happy for you use this recommendation if you wish to promote your tour.

Mark and Tracey

Australia

Nov 2016

“Superb”
We live in NZ,frequently go to Napier,have friend out from UK,& she &I I went yesterday on Napier tour,the guide was Maggie,she went above & beyond,she has excellent knowledge,of area,great driver too,we went everywhere on itinerary,were given plenty of photo opportunities,she had won a prize in a garden competition,when my friend said she loved gardening,she was near her home,& we had quick tour of her garden too! She & her husband deserve every success with their business,it was 10 out of 10 experience

GYG customer

New Zealand


 

May 2016

“Informative and Fun”
It was a cold morning when Maggie picked us up but she had the van toasty warm. She gave us a tour of the art deco section and brought us to a wonderful lookout point to take photos.
Our first winery was a beautiful old monastery which is now a restaurant and wedding facility and then on to another winery before hitting our favorite which was a brewery where we could also have lunch. We were celebrating hubbies birthday and it made for a wonderful celebration.
We finished the day with more sightseeing of Napier and a walk down the shopping area of downtown. We had a great time and would highly recommend.

Suzanne

USA

Nov 2016

“Superb”
We live in NZ,frequently go to Napier,have friend out from UK,& she &I I went yesterday on Napier tour,the guide was Maggie,she went above & beyond,she has excellent knowledge,of area,great driver too,we went everywhere on itinerary,were given plenty of photo opportunities,she had won a prize in a garden competition,when my friend said she loved gardening,she was near her home,& we had quick tour of her garden too! She & her husband deserve every success with their business,it was 10 out of 10 experience

GYG customer

New Zealand

May 2016

“Informative and Fun”
It was a cold morning when Maggie picked us up but she had the van toasty warm. She gave us a tour of the art deco section and brought us to a wonderful lookout point to take photos.
Our first winery was a beautiful old monastery which is now a restaurant and wedding facility and then on to another winery before hitting our favorite which was a brewery where we could also have lunch. We were celebrating hubbies birthday and it made for a wonderful celebration.
We finished the day with more sightseeing of Napier and a walk down the shopping area of downtown. We had a great time and would highly recommend.

Suzanne

USA

March 2016

Hi There
I would just like to pass on our thanks to John our Tour Guide.
What a great day we had from our Wine tasting, to his well run tour of Napier itself.
His knowledge of wine and his entertaining Wit really made us feel comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you again John for making our trip so special and enjoyable.
Lou, Amanda and Mel
New Zealand


Jan - Feb 2016

We arrived in Napier onboard a cruise ship and spent the day touring with John of Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. He was a great guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of Napier and surrounding area as well as the art deco style which dominates the town.
After a scenic drive around the peninsula we had a personal motorcycle escort to the top of a "mountain" for some great photo ops. We drove back to Napier and toured around the place with John pointing out various features that define the town's style.
We then had some time to wander around enjoying the architecture and in some cases doing a little shopping before we were returned to the ship. Highly recommend this company.

Thank you John for a wonderful day!
Jan
Australia

March 2016

Hi There

I would just like to pass on our thanks to John our Tour Guide.
What a great day we had from our Wine tasting, to his well run tour of Napier itself.
His knowledge of wine and his entertaining Wit really made us feel comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you again John for making our trip so special and enjoyable.
Lou, Amanda and Mel
New Zealand

Jan - Feb 2016

 

We arrived in Napier onboard a cruise ship and spent the day touring with John of Hawkes Bay Scenic Tours. He was a great guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of Napier and surrounding area as well as the art deco style which dominates the town.
After a scenic drive around the peninsula we had a personal motorcycle escort to the top of a "mountain" for some great photo ops. We drove back to Napier and toured around the place with John pointing out various features that define the town's style.
We then had some time to wander around enjoying the architecture and in some cases doing a little shopping before we were returned to the ship. Highly recommend this company.
Thank you John for a wonderful day!
Jan
Australia

 

Feb 2016

Hi John

I will highly recommend this tour to my friends. Have a good one.

cheers
Stephan
New Zealand


 

Nov 2015

What a wonderful day! Margaret is a gem and we had such fun seeing your beautiful town.
Please give her our best.

Thanks for everything!

Laura
U S A

Feb 2016

Hi John

I will highly recommend this tour to my friends. Have a good one.

cheers
Stephan
New Zealand

Nov 2015

 

What a wonderful day! Margaret is a gem and we had such fun seeing your beautiful town.
Please give her our best.
Thanks for everything!
Laura
U S A

Feb 2016

Dear John,

A few weeks ago me and a few others took an amazing tour with you from the Explorer of the Seas. I was totally impressed with one of the scenes during our trip and asked if you could email a high quality copy of the picture you have on your post card. It is the one with the mountain and river flowing near it. The picture I took from my iPhone was not pixilated enough for me to blow up to poster size. Thanks in advance for your help with this request.

Sincerely

Dave

Australia


 

Feb 2016

Hello John

Rona and her friend Val came in this morning and told me how much they enjoyed the tour with you yesterday.
They were thrilled that they learnt a lot, that you took your time and the tour was longer than planned.
They were full of praise for your excellent tour and were happy that they decided to join you.
They appreciated the pick up from their home as well

Cheers

Richard

Feb 2016

 

Dear John,

A few weeks ago me and a few others took an amazing tour with you from the Explorer of the Seas. I was totally impressed with one of the scenes during our trip and asked if you could email a high quality copy of the picture you have on your post card. It is the one with the mountain and river flowing near it. The picture I took from my iPhone was not pixilated enough for me to blow up to poster size. Thanks in advance for your help with this request.

Sincerely

Dave

Australia

Feb 2016

 

Hello John

Rona and her friend Val came in this morning and told me how much they enjoyed the tour with you yesterday.
They were thrilled that they learnt a lot, that you took your time and the tour was longer than planned.
They were full of praise for your excellent tour and were happy that they decided to join you.
They appreciated the pick up from their home as well

Cheers

Richard

 

April 2015

Dear John,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful day and for the beautiful photographs. You really do have a talent for photography. We had the most lovely day and we haven't stopped talking about it since. We enjoyed our delicious bottle of 'Northern' savvy this evening with dinner and it was divine.
We will be sure to recommend your tour on Trip Advisor and to everyone we meet along our travels.
Thank you again,
If you ever happen to travel to England again, we will be more than happy to give you a tour of our favourite eateries and English pubs.
Kindest regards,
Leanne and Tom x


 

Nov 2015

Hi John!

We are finally back in the UK. Glad the All Blacks won!!!!

Thank you for the photographs, always pleased to see more. And thank you again for a wonderful tour of such a beautiful place, will be in our memories forever.

Best wishes,
Vicki

United Kingdom

 

April 2015

Dear John,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful day and for the beautiful photographs. You really do have a talent for photography. We had the most lovely day and we haven't stopped talking about it since. We enjoyed our delicious bottle of 'Northern' savvy this evening with dinner and it was divine.
We will be sure to recommend your tour on Trip Advisor and to everyone we meet along our travels.
Thank you again,
If you ever happen to travel to England again, we will be more than happy to give you a tour of our favourite eateries and English pubs.
Kindest regards,
Leanne and Tom x

Nov 2015

Hi John!

We are finally back in the UK. Glad the All Blacks won!!!!

Thank you for the photographs, always pleased to see more. And thank you again for a wonderful tour of such a beautiful place, will be in our memories forever.

Best wishes,
Vicki

United Kingdom

 

May 2015

Sorry John, have been snogged under at work since we’ve been back…

But I would like to take time now to say how much we appreciated what you and Margaret did for us. You made a day out a blast and managed to keep our diverse age group very satisfied and entertained the whole day.
We must admit that you both were very knowledgeable about every winery that we visited, to the point I preferred to hang back with you from the tour guide and listen to what you had to say. Before this trip, I didn’t really
appreciate the true history and hard work that goes into that lovely bottle of wine that I just purchased, opened and drunk until your tour. I also never really knew the history of Hawkes Bay area, but with the littleeducational booklets provided in the car and the knowledge you two shared along our trip was truly an eye opener. Also I would like to say thank you for all the little extra things you did for us like, change the tour around to suit or group,
the lovely photos of us and most of all, letting our group cruise at there leisure without hurrying us. Also thank you for putting up with our sometimes rowdy group and having a joke with us, that was really neat you two got in on our bantering with us.

I have already referred the both of you to all our friends and I will defiantly be back in your lovely town again.

Thanks again,

Ma & Doug

New Zealand


 

March 2015

Dear John,

Just a brief note to thank you for the wonderful trip you provided for my family and myself in Napier last week.

I had a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Napier was indeed the highlight.

This was in no small way due to you and the experience you provided.

Your time ,patience, information and general sense of humour gave us all a great days entertainment.

We saw the very best of Napier and in was indeed an unforgettable experience.

Once again many thanks.

David N.

Skerries,

Ireland.

John,

Please feel free to use my comments in any way you see fit.

 

May 2015

 

Sorry John, have been snogged under at work since we’ve been back…

But I would like to take time now to say how much we appreciated what you and Margaret did for us. You made a day out a blast and managed to keep our diverse age group very satisfied and entertained the whole day.
We must admit that you both were very knowledgeable about every winery that we visited, to the point I preferred to hang back with you from the tour guide and listen to what you had to say. Before this trip, I didn’t really
appreciate the true history and hard work that goes into that lovely bottle of wine that I just purchased, opened and drunk until your tour. I also never really knew the history of Hawkes Bay area, but with the littleeducational booklets provided in the car and the knowledge you two shared along our trip was truly an eye opener. Also I would like to say thank you for all the little extra things you did for us like, change the tour around to suit or group,
the lovely photos of us and most of all, letting our group cruise at there leisure without hurrying us. Also thank you for putting up with our sometimes rowdy group and having a joke with us, that was really neat you two got in on our bantering with us.

I have already referred the both of you to all our friends and I will defiantly be back in your lovely town again.

Thanks again,

Ma & Doug

New Zealand

March 2015

 

Dear John,

Just a brief note to thank you for the wonderful trip you provided for my family and myself in Napier last week.

 

I had a wonderful trip to New Zealand and Napier was indeed the highlight.

 

This was in no small way due to you and the experience you provided.

 

Your time ,patience, information and general sense of humour gave us all a great days entertainment.

 

We saw the very best of Napier and in was indeed an unforgettable experience.

 

Once again many thanks.

 

David N.

Skerries,

Ireland.

 

John,

 

Please feel free to use my comments in any way you see fit.