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Address: 112 Avenue Road | Greenmeadows, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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+64 6-844 8699
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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We are a family-run travel business giving our guests a unique experience...

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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Highly recommended tour and guide

We booked the 1/2 day "out and about" tour. The tour was just us two and Ian, our fantastic guide/driver, so we essentially had a private tour and therefore between us decided... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the 1/2 day "out and about" tour. The tour was just us two and Ian, our fantastic guide/driver, so we essentially had a private tour and therefore between us decided where to go and what to see. Packed a fair bit into our 4 hours or so including fig farm, olive growers, top of Te Mata, a sculpture... More 

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Hardcow. Thank you for your excellent review just recieved today. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with Ian. Ian is very passionate about our region and likes you to experience not only our fabulous scenery but taste some of the the beautiful products grown in the area. Happy holidays from all the team at Absolute de Tours... More 

Morrinsville, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 2 hour bus tour was enjoyable and very informative. The driver was full of knowledge, friendly and took photos of us with our cameras for those who wanted them. The tour included the Bluff Hill lookout with great views of Napier, the city centre and Ahuriri with its many art deco houses.

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello jOhnnisbett. Thankyou for your review .Good to hear you enjoyed the Daily Art Deco Tour of Napier, We appreciate you taking the time to review the tour. Look forward to seeing you back in Napier some day soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous tour. Ian was our driver and took four of us on a five hour tour that included a drive through Napier and description of Art Deco architecture, three wineries, Te Mata overlook, honey shop, Napier overlook and overall great narration of the area. He was extremely informative and helpful. Yvonne was a great help in organizing... More 

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Dave M. Thank you also for an "Awesome Review". Your feedback is much appreciated and good to hear you left the region with a great experince. It is important for us to hear that Ian did just that. On behalf of Ian, Yvonne and the Team may you have many more happy holidays and return back to the... More 

New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In 4-5 hours we had a Napier and Hastings art deco tour, a visit to an art gallery, a visit to a honey factory, real fruit ice cream, Te Mata views and 2 wineries. Both wineries were terrific, but the second one was the most generous I've ever experienced. The guide was informative and relaxed. It was a great afternoon.

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john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning AlmostAnywhere44. Thank you for your review. Good to hear you enjoyed your tour with John. All our drivers are passionate about our region and like to share their knowledge so our visitors leave with a great experince. Come back some day. Many more happy holidays from Yvonne and the team at Absolute de Tours. More 

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Jeremy was our tour guide for a half day tour of driving to Te Mata view point visiting various interesting locations including wine tasting in the Hastings area and surrounding countryside. We couldn't have had a better experience seeing and learning more than if we had planned the trip ourselves.

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello emstewart2017. Thank you so much for your review in this morning. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with Jeremy and you got to see and taste Hawkes Bay. Besides scenery we have some very special people, producing fantastic products that you can taste along the way. All the best from the Team at Absolute de Tours and may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We started our morning Tour with Yvonne telling us about the Art Deco in Napier, Yvonne is very knowledgeable and passionate about both Art Deco and Napier. She is Napier born and bred and can tell you alot about the history of the Hawkes Bay area. We then headed off on our afternoon tour with John (Yvonnes other half) this... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Tracey B, Great to hear from you and giving us both a great trip advisor review. The pictures you took are fantastic and guess you have a lot more from your holiday. You will be home now and back to routine and planning your next holiday. You will have to return one day and go a little slower... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

John was our driver and tour guide for a half day tour of Napier and Hawke's Bay. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. We were traveling with several small children in a large extended family, 12 or 13 of us total. His mini-bus was roomy and clean, and the drive was smooth from our cruise ship stop at... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning bobyin. Good to hear from you. Thank you for your review and great you enjoyed the tour. I enjoyed having you all and i tried to capture life in Hawkes Bay with little time you were with me. Your cruise ship is not long enough in port ,so maybe next time you visit New Zealand come back and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We cannot thank John (and Yvonne) enough for a wonderful day in and around Napier. To start, Yvonne was so easy to work with and very flexible. On the day, John was ready to go, taking 13 of us on a 5 hour tour. From fudge to wineries, mountains, food, gardens and commentary, the day was a joy. I can... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Wayne S. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a good one. Yvonne and i are pleased your group had a good time around some of the great places to visit in the Bays varied and interesting places. I know i enjoyed having you all and good to see the children enjoying the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

John our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, he really went out of his way to make this tour personal. He changed it around just for us and even added in stops that weren't included on the tour! He had a lot of knowledge on the area and was so friendly. We got to do two winery's, chocolate factory, olivery, a... More 

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello NatalieBrackers, Great to hear from you. Thanks for spending the time and giving us a great review. Trust New Years eve went well for you all. No doubt you have settled back to routine. Gives you a little more time to be planning next years holidays. John and all of us here, Happy New Year and we look forward... More 

Scotland
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Recommended by locals for us, this was an excellent overview of the history of fascinating Napier; more than just a tour of the Art Deco buildings. Our tour guide Peter, was very informative and knowledgeable and we left feeling we had a great overview of the background to this beautiful city and the surrounding area.

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john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello YarisScotland, Thank you for your review We appreciate taking the time to write. Great to hear you were reommended by locals. We find a number of locals on the Daily Deco Tour as they like to learn also about our fascinating Napier. Peter sends his regards and many happy travels from the team at Absolute de Tours. More 

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