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Absolute de Tours

112 Avenue Road | Greenmeadows, Napier 4112, New Zealand
+64 6-844 8699
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Due to recommendations I decided on a tour of Absolute de Tours during my visit in Napier and can... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
danielab9690
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Munich, Germany
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Napier Deco Tour

On a recent visit to Napier whilst on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship, we chose to take the Deco... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
pandd1946
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Batemans Bay, Australia
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We are a family-run travel business giving our guests a unique experience of the attractions in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and surrounding areas. Our well trained staff will make your tour relaxed and special. We use luxury vans and coaches and provide free transportation to and from your local accommodation. We are proud supporters of Napier's Art Deco Heritage and work in close association with the Art Deco Trust. Book with Absolute de Tours today - it's simply the best way to see Napier's beautiful and historic Art Deco city centre and all the highlights of Hawkes Bay.
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112 Avenue Road | Greenmeadows, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Due to recommendations I decided on a tour of Absolute de Tours during my visit in Napier and can highly recommend this operator! Whether visiting different wineries or the Art Deco Tour through Napier, one highlight followed the other. Our tour guide adapted perfectly to...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Hello Danielab9690. Thank you for your review and taking the time to write to us. Great to hear you enjoyed both tours with Jeremy and you where able to see a variety of places and things to do. Napier is such a special place and...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

On a recent visit to Napier whilst on the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship, we chose to take the Deco Tour with Absolute de Tours. This was available for purchase outside the Napier Tourist Information Centre. The tour lasted approximately 90 minutes and on this tour...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hello pandd1946 Thank you for taking the time to review our Art Deco Tour of Napier and also for the fantastic pictures you supplied. Great to hear you enjoyed local guide Ian who has a fantastic knowledge of our beautiful City and our region. Look...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We did the afternoon wine tour with Jeremy as our guide which was fantastic. The tour was tailored towards our tastes and it was a great way to see the region. Jeremy was knowledgeable about the area, and the places we went to were family...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hello Aimee W Thank you for your review and taking the time to write about the tour with Jeremy. I know Jeremy is passionate about our region and the special places he takes you to. All of us at Absolute de Tours wish you many...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our first trip with Absolute de Tours was the Art Deco tour on 28th January. The three of us were picked up promptly by Peter, there were only two others with us so it was a very informal but informative tour, Peter's commentary and knowledge...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Seasons1nTheSun, Thank you for your reviews of the Art Deco and Out and About Hastings Tour. So glad you could take both tours and be with two different drivers. Lovely photos!! Both Jeremy and Peter are passionate about our region and i know they...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I spent an incredible 2 days on tours run by Absolute de Tours, being collected from my accommodation and returned at the end of each tour around Napier & Hastings - to Arataki with tastings of Honey, watching the bees in their open hives -...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Good morning Sherylvc. Thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to write. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we had tours running that suited your plans while staying in Napier. Both Jeremy and i enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had walked around downtown Napier admiring the Art Deco style buildings, but wanted to know more. Luckily, we chanced upon Absolute de Tours at the I-SITE building, and were fortunate to have such a friendly guide, Yvonne. She took us up Bluff Hills with...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Hello Janet B, Thank you for your review and taking time out to write to us. It was good to hear you enjoyed the history of our town and enjoyed the drive further out into the suburbs bluff Hill, Ahuriri. All the best from the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We really enjoyed this informative one and a half hour tour. Jeremy was a friendly and interesting guide with a great knowledge of Napier’s history and buildings. We were picked up from our accommodation and returned on time. The tour was not rushed and we...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hello Anne M, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour with Jeremy and you got to see and learn about our lovely city. On behalf of the team at Absolute de Tours, may you have...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We have just been on the Out & About half day tour with this company. It was informative & interesting & well worth every dollar of the $70 per person charge. We totally recommend this tour.

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Good morning Melnp, Thank you for your comments and great to hear you enjoyed the tour. Many happy travels and tours from the team at Absolute de Tours. Like to see you back some day in Napier soon.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We picked up this tour as we got off the shuttle bus. We wanted to see the Art Deco and we certainly chose the right company. Our guide, Jeremy, knew his stuff and we left as a very well informed group. The stop at Bluff...More

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hello Ivor L Thank you for your review . Great to hear you enjoyed the tour with us. Come back soon and in the meantime happy holidays from us all at Absolute de Tours.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic company & tour. These guys are the real deal - beware imitations! Our guide (I think Ian), was very kind, knowledgeable & informative. Would definitely recommend.

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Good morning Alstel Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed the Daily Art Deco Tour of Napier. We have been running for many years now and great to hear we still have fantastic feedback. Happy holidays from the Deco team and Ian.

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