Small group tour – Max 15 Passengers | Minimum 10 to guarantee departure
Innovative Travel is here to help you rediscover New Zealand, with professional care, on inspirational coach tours, designed with our partners Inspired New Zealand Tours. This special event small group tour has a maximum of 15 participants, and will be hosted by your professional Coach Captain. Sit back and relax while someone else does the driving, and take time to see the sights that may have previously flashed by! Whether you are a solo traveller, couple or friends, these tours present an ideal proposition.
If you are a solo traveller and would like to share a twin room please ask us for more details.
Day 1: Monday 22 March 2021 Fly Christchurch to Napier D
Upon arriving in Napier you will be transported to the award winning Masonic Hotel and the 1930’s. Opened in 1861 the Masonic Hotel has had a difficult past, being razed by fire twice by 1931. The 7.9 Napier Earthquake was the catalyst for the Masonic Hotel’s iconic Art Deco design, like Napier itself, this historic hotel has captured Art Deco Style of the 1930’s perfectly, and after a recent refurbishment is a destination unto itself.
You will meet your tour guide and the rest of your group this evening for a welcome dinner at the Hotel.
Overnight: Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day 2: Tuesday 23 March Napier B,L,D
After breakfast you will set off on a Guided Art Deco Trust Walking Tour. On this tour you will delve into the world’s largest concentration of 1930’s Art Deco, Spanish Mission, and Stripped Classical buildings. The city was rebuilt over a two year period after the 1931 Napier earthquake capturing the beauty and nuance of the popular architectural styles of the early 1930’s. Your Art Deco Trust guide will show you many of the hidden treasures of this magnificent city.
After the conclusion of your Art Deco Walking Tour you will head to Mission Estate Winery for a wine tasting and lunch. Established in 1851 by a group of French Missionaries. Today it boasts an enviable setting, with stunning views out over Hawke’s Bay in a beautiful historic building. Here we will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch, an opportunity to sit back, relax and soak in this beautiful region.
After lunch, you will be picked up in a classic Vintage car to visit Hooters Vintage Car Museum, where you will get a personal tour of the vintage car collection. The walls of the showroom are covered with memories and trophies from all series of motorsport from Karting and F1 to classic and vintage racing and rallying participated in by the Hooters team! We then hop back into one of these restored beauties and take a drive through Onekawa and on to the beautiful fishing village of Ahuriri then you will take slow drive back to the City centre and your hotel.
Dinner: Local Restaurant
Overnight: Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day 3: Wednesday 24 March Napier B,L,D
This morning you will board the coach to head to the quaint township of Havelock North along the way you will climb up toward Te Mata Peak for some spectacular views back towards Napier and over the Tuki Tuki river. Havelock North offers boutique shopping, a thriving café culture and although just kilometres from Hastings the town, locally known as ‘the village’ feels miles away.
After exploring the streets of Havelock North you will travel to the coastal town of Te Awanga and visit Clearview Winery for lunch. Established in 1987, owner-operated Clearview Estate's ‘Red Shed’ Restaurant and cellar door are long-established havens of Mediterranean inspired hospitality. You will partake in a wine tasting prior to your lunch at the restaurant. Following this we will be picked up by Gannet Safaris Overland for a tour of the gannet colony. You will be transported in their modern fleet of 4x4 vehicles through pristine coastline, working farms, native bush and to New Zealand’s largest privately-owned nature reserve.
An adventure in itself, you will safari in style and comfort over picturesque Cape Kidnappers Station traversing riverbeds, broad rolling pastures, steep gullies and the most breath taking views of Hawkes Bay and beyond. With no walking required, you are whisked away to an untouched paradise for wildlife including gannets and a predator free space for kiwi birds and other rare birds to roam.
Following this you will be returned to your hotel for the evening. Dinner at the hotel is included.
Overnight: Art Deco Masonic Hotel
Day 4: Thursday 25 March Depart Napier B
Breakfast is at your leisure this morning, your tour will conclude with a transfer from the Masonic Hotel to the Airport for your departure flight home.
- Napier Airport to City Hotel Transfer
- Three nights in excellent centrally located Historic Masonic Hotel Napier, including Breakfast Daily (B)
- Modern air conditioned vehicle as per Itinerary outline
- Meals as stipulated in Itinerary include 3x Dinner, 2x Lunch, 3x Breakfast
DOC Concessions where applicable included
Napier City Hotel to Airport Transfer
- Art Deco Walking Tour
- Hooters Museum and Classic Car City Tour
- Havelock North Guided Tour
- Gannet Safari
Domestic Air Fares, Additional /Optional Tour Costs, Hotel Mini Bar, other Sightseeing/Meals not stated in Itinerary.
Accommodation based on the below or similar
Hotel: Art Deco Masonic Hotel
A non-refundable deposit of $450 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 47 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 47 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel between 26 and 47 days prior to your travel date 40% of your tour cost will be charged. If you cancel between 10 and 25 days prior to your tour departure you will be charged 60% of your tour cost. Cancellations within 9 working days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. All cancellations must be acknowledged in writing.
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Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Innovative Travel takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.
Note: Wheelchair passengers
Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.
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