Deco City Discoverer
Deco City Discoverer
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Best views of Napier and surrounding area traveling in our iconic vehicles. Private hire or group hire, we can show you the beautiful Hawkes Bay area including Art Deco Napier City and Hastings City. Great views of the city, coast and countryside. Taste the bounty of of the area as well. Local family owned business will ensure your time here is the best. Great Cruise ship shore excursions as well.
Napier, New Zealand
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Margaret S
Toronto, Canada49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The tour was really well done and really informative. However, there should be some kind of speakers at the back as we couldn’t hear the tour guide speak for much of the tour. It is very noisy at the back with the noise of the road and vehicle they picked us up at their cruise port, no issues except they are half an hour late.
Written 22 February 2024
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Hello Thank you appreciate you taking the time to do a review. These are important for us to ensure we are meeting expectations. Sorry not sure what you mean about Late? At pick up we always arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early before our scheduled departure time. The departure details are sent to all guests with clear times for pick up and departure.  Our sound system in the bus is normally very good with many speakers throughout the bus. I will certainly check this out. There have been issues with some passengers talking a bit loud and disturbing other people from hearing clearly which is a bit inconsiderate. Thank you Regards Mark
Written 23 February 2024
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Craig S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The bus/van’s a/c was on the blink and there was grumbling about that, but overall a fun tour with a knowledgeable guide. Our cruise ship happened to stop in Napier the day of the annual Art Deco celebration with a ton of restored 1920s cars and flappers doing the Charleston in the streets. Really good day.
Written 18 February 2024
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Hello and thank you for your review. Frustrating with a/c as it had just been serviced. Happy travels Regards Mark
Written 21 February 2024
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travellady1222
Conway, SC38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We just returned from this tour. Mark picked us up on the pier promptly and gave a very informative tour of Napier and the surrounding area. He was very helpful offering to take some passengers over to the aquarium after the tour was over. If you have a short time in Napier, I strongly recommend this tour!
Written 10 February 2024
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Hello Thank you for your review Much appreciated Regards Mark
Written 21 February 2024
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sanj
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the most unorganized tour. No communication frtravel company tried multiple times from Port to contact them. They don't pick up. Goes straight to voice-mail. Promised deco bus and was delivered van type bus .seats were very uncomfortable. Guide didn't use headset, but from front of the seat turned around and screamed the info. He been only there 8 yrs and as he went along made stories. They ask you to be there 15 mins early. But no one to greet you and barely made it on time to pick. Don't waste your money
Written 1 February 2024
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Hello and thank you for your review on your tour 2nd Feb 2024 Communication for pick up was messaged to you and was very clear as per copy below. Sorry I did not get your phone call the day as I was on Tour. Have to say I am very disappointed as we do try to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time. From time to time due to operational issues we have used the Mercedes. That was my doing and should have messaged you to advise and allow you to change tour if you wish. Mercedes Sprinter is a well respected tour vehicle. I have checked and the vehicle was at Ship side on time not sure why you consider it was late. I am reviewing the day with Bob and my driver and will ensure we get this correct and avoid any disappointment in the future. Thank you for taking the time to do a review It is important to me to get this right and ensure everyone enjoys their time in Napier Regards Mark Copy of message sent 4th Jan 24 Hello Thank you for your booking We will pick you up from Shipside on the pier (wharf) The Art Deco Bus will arrive at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm departure Look forward to showing you our beautiful City Regards Mark 0276944322 Scofield Mark Jan 4, 2024, 12:52 PM
Written 12 February 2024
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Chris M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Mark was a knowledgeable driver. Interesting commentary and history of this beautiful Art Deco city. The architecture is well worth seeing. We enjoyed the wider tour which included agricultural areas and stop at Silky Oak Chocolate shop. His bus is beautifully outfitted in Art Deco style. Thanks for a memorable afternoon.
Written 9 January 2024
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Global243885
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
ho hum day. would do something else if had a do over. nearlly everyone got off bus beforee conclusion of tour.
Written 6 April 2023
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Hi It is unfortunate that we have had the worst ever storm in NZ a few weeks ago, and a couple of our good stops were severely flooded. They will be coming back for next summer. Getting off in the centre of town to enjoy a walk up the main street is actually part of the tour plan for those that wish to do so. Only those that wish to go back to the start point or to the ship remain on board. Sorry we were short on your expectations. Thank you for your review as we take all comments on board and continue to try to make our tour better and cater to everyones expectations Regards Mark
Written 7 April 2023
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Justin W
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We really enjoyed this tour. Merv was a fantastic guide and driver. We saw a lot of (Napier) and surrounds slowing down and stopping where appropriate. Bus was comfortable, air-conditioned and it was easy to hear Merv's commentary. The unique bus has an outdoor section on the back which allows for photography without glass in the way.
Written 26 March 2023
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Hello Thank you for your review, appreciate your comments. Regards Mark
Written 4 April 2023
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Ellison J
Phoenix32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Beautiful countryside with a very knowledgeable tour guide. He explained the concept of art deco to us and pointed out the various architectural styles. He brought us to various points of interest complete with commentary on the history and facts about what we were looking at.
Written 1 February 2023
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Hello Thank you for your review much appreciated. It is always a pleasure to take people out around our beautiful home town. Safe travels Regards Mark
Written 3 February 2023
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fidget
Oro Valley, AZ3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
First tour after COVID. Two years since the last cruise ship was in port. Needless to say their were somevery happy people to see us. Not just the tour industry but people came out of their houses and waved.

Excellent tour of the local area and if I had one complaint, it would be the speaker system on the bus, the volume was a little too low. Remeber it was the first tour in two years :)

The Art Deco was magnicient!
Written 10 November 2022
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BBQBOY007
Hastings, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Went with Mark down to Wellington for the All Blacks vs Ireland, what a spectacular trip and exceptionally hosted. Everything was organised perfectly and all timings were bang on . Really look forward to the next trip.
Written 16 July 2022
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DECO CITY DISCOVERER (Napier) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go