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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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Great Tour of Hawkes Bay

This was a great tour provided by John (at very late notice by us) who was a friendly, knowledgeable, and a most accommodating guide. The minivan was very modern and nice to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wayner599
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Auckland Region, New Zealand

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good overview off Napier & history, gave a basic understanding of the surrounds etc. Jeremy was good guide

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YvonneADT, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning rjwright2016. Thank you for your reviewing Jeremy on the out and about tour of Napier and surrounds. look forward to seeing you back in Napier one day. Kind regards, John. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great tour provided by John (at very late notice by us) who was a friendly, knowledgeable, and a most accommodating guide. The minivan was very modern and nice to travel in. We got to see 3 fine wineries and 3 other local attractions which was just what we wanted to do. We took a "wine and scenic... More 

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YvonneADT, Manager at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Wayner599. Woke up this morning to a wonderful review about your tour with me. Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I was wondering how your evening meal was and you managed to see The farmers market next morning. From us all at Absolute de Tours may you and the family have many more happy... More 

Aitutaki Cook Islands
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly reccomend you do The Art Deco and Wine Tours when in Napier it was very interesting and our driver Yvonne was so friendly and made us laugh with her great Sense of Humour, we drove around to all the interesting places, stopped to take photos and was told all about the History of the City came home... More 

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YvonneADT, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning Jamandave, Than you for taking the time to write and review the morning Out and About tour of Napier surrounds and you where able to learn about our history on the Art Deco Tour. Yes, the lovely ladies at the Art Deco Trust do a fantastic job for our city and it a privilidge to work along side... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. The highlights and sights accompanied by the narratives from the driver/guide John made it a much enjoyed morning. Highly recommend. Friendliness started with the phone booking and continued with the hotel pick up and didn't end with the tour. John walked us to our lunch venue, we'd asked if he could drop us off at instead of the... More 

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YvonneADT, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Good morning dlklacb. Great to hear from you and thank you for taking the time to review us, and we trust you enjoyed your meal at the end of the tour. I am pleased you could see so much of the region and what makes our place such a special one. I look forward to seeing you again one day.... More 

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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst driving around Napier, Yvonne shared some wonderful stories and facts about this city in the 1.5 hr mini bus tour. It was a fantastic way to connect with the history and identity of Napier and understand how the Art Deco influence came about. I won't spoil it by giving away too much, but you definitely will find this short... More 

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YvonneADT, Owner at Absolute de Tours, responded to this review

Hello Lisa C Thank you so much for your smashing Tripadvisor Review. Our Daily Art Deco Tours have been running for many years and we take pride of the fact we are out there Daily winter or summer showihg off our city and the history behind it. Great to hear from you and hope to see you back in the... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

John is very knowledgable and loves Napier. He showed us Hastings. The best tour ever! Thank you John!

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

Hello winata a, Thank you for your review and taking the the time to write. I enjoyed your company along with the others on the coach. The scenery is quite unique and you will have plenty of memories and pictures to return home with. From the team at Absolute de Tours may you have may more happy tours. Kind Regards,... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing time. This is one of the best tours I've ever been on. I will definitely recommend this to all my friends. Informative, fun, cool and it's too good.

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

Hello Khost v Thank you for your review and taking the time to write. We all had a great afternoon out and i enjoyed showing you highlights of Hawke's Bay. I look forward to your next visit to the region and showing you what other hidden gems we still have to visit in the region. Safe travels from all of... More 

Dedham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

With only one day in Napier, a forecast of rain for much of the day and nothing planned or booked... we had a problem - till we phoned Absolute de Tours! As soon as I spoke with Yvonne and outlined our 'dilemma' she started working through options they could provide at such short notice, and even said she would try... More 

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

Good morning Dedham_Traveller. Thank you for such a great lengthy review. I am so pleased you wrote to us about your tour of the Havelock North Region. Yes we managed Te Mata Peak just in time to experince those shifting clouds rising up the Peak face and a little more Art Deco on the way back into Napier. I certainly... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had a great afternoon with the team at Absolute de Tours. Yvonne and John worked with us to provide a customised tour of Napier sights and surrounds, sharing their knowledge of the area. They were very helpful, even arranging an extra bus and guide at short notice when our group numbers suddenly increased. The cost was competitive, and there... More 

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

Hello grandmacarOlyn. Thank you for your great Trip Advisor Review. Good to hear you all enjoyed a geat afternoon even if the weather was a little fresh on the peak. The drivers enjoyed being with you all, and we certainly enjoyed the afternoon. showing you all some of the highlights of our region. From Yvonne, Ian, Jermy and John, all... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 

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