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We hoped for the best when asking for advice in winery tours in Napier and truly feel we won the tour lottery! We had Tim as our host and guide. He was kind, knowledgeable and informative. He never rushed our group and consistently added extra value to the tour by pointing out great sites and teaching us about the region and wine in the area. He was a delight and we so very much enjoyed the various wineries we toured. Well worth the $!

Karen, Fred & Ben - Toronto, CanadaCouldn’t Be Better

Booked this tour at the Napier I site where the buses drop off the cruise ship passengers. Cost $55 per person. Well worth the money. Katrina was very knowledgeable about the history of Napier. Took us to Mission Estate where we did wine tasting. Also went to chocolate shop and National Aquarium as well as driving through countryside. Would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time in Napier.

Julie S - Auckland, New ZealandNapier Highlights

I am a member of Bay Tours Travel club. They offer day trips and trips away. Their brochure is put out twice a year and involves many choices. I do day trips which involve visiting local business, or visit gardens and homesteads. The progressive lunches are very good at good local restaurants or wineries. Then able to enjoy a special meal and some wine as we are not driving. The trips away which cover a few days always visit many different interesting places in the chosen area as well calling into places of interest on the way. The accommodation and restaurants are always very interesting and with good meals.

The driver and host for the trip are extremely kind and capable and look after everyone very well.

helenjarvis1 - Napier, New ZealandRegular Travel

We came to Hawkes Bay to do a wine tour of the area and we're so glad that we chose Bay Tours to look after us. Christine was our driver and guide and was extremely prompt and informative. We visited some great examples of excellent wineries in the area and we were well looked after all day. We would highly recommend Bay Tours and Christine to anyone wanting to visit the area.

Munchiii - Cessnock, AustraliaPerfect Day in Hawke's Bay

Where to begin, except to say that Bay Tours provided us with an amazing tour of New Zealand! We were part of a group of American fruit growers who came during the New Zealand apple harvest to listen and learn. Sound pretty dry? Bay Tours lined up the best driver/guide we've ever met, Peter, plus great accomodations, wonderful restaurants, and personal tours of the attractions all along the way. We learned a lot about fruit-growing but even more about gracious hospitality and value when you're in the hands of the right tour company. New Zealand is a wonderful country, and we had so much fun discovering that thanks to Peter and Bay Tours.

NancyR66N - Southington, Connecticut, USASix Stars

A great afternoon with Christine as our guide as we went around three very different but equally enthralling vineyards - We went to Moana Park, Te Awa and the Mission.

Christine was on time and lovely. She explained a lot to us about the region and was all knowledgeable about the area when we asked (probably stupid) questions.

Having all the wineries know we were rocking up and having it all ready for us was awesome and so much easier for us. We had epic one on one (well, one on three) treatment due to a midweek winter tour which made it even more special.

Would highly recommend Bay Tours. Great online, on the phone and in person 🙂

Charlette P - Auckland CentralGreat afternoon filled with lovely wine & cheese (and fantastic commentary!)

Arrived in Napier aboard the Dawn Princess in March 2017 and were met at the visitor information centre by Andy, our guide for the day. Trip included a visit to chocolate factory (the Silky Oak Chocolate Company - plenty to sample) and Mission Winery, as well as the sights of Napier and surrounds. Andy was very personable, informative and answered our questions with good humour. The coach was clean and modern, and our tour group comprised around 10-15 people.

We arranged the tour through Shore Trips and Tours, much cheaper than arranging tours on board our cruise ship. Would highly recommend Andy and Bay Tours and Charters.

Jojo8966 - Canberra, AustraliaArt Deco inspired Napier