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Don't go with anyone else !!

We had a fantastic tour with Hamish, sampled some delightful wines and saw some beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marc G
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Best part of our entire Australia/New Zealand month long trip.

After being pushed along on a "check the box" tour by A&K, we left and went with Prinsy's Tours in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SevenSeasTraveler123
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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For the adventurous traveller who prefers touring in small groups, a Prinsy's Tour is a fun and flexible way to experience the very best of Hawke's Bay. We offer set driving itineraries or we can personalise your tour to include the sights and activities you particularly want to see or do. Whether it's an education on our wines, a day's fishing on our finest trout rivers, or an intriguing insight into rural New Zealand, we combine intimate local knowledge with genuine hospitality to ensure you have a memorable time. We are a family owned business offering: - Wine tours (Exclusive, Full or 1/2 day) - Exclusive food, wine & sightseeing tours - Cruise ship shore excursions - Guided transfers - Rural Experience or Fishing tours We pride ourselves on excellence & personal service, so much so that we won the HB Tourism Visitor Experience Award 2017. We are the only wine tour business to include a trip up Te Mata Peak on all tours (weather permitting). Tour with us & see for yourself.
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Napier 4183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour with Hamish, sampled some delightful wines and saw some beautiful countryside. Exceedingly well run, some great information and Hamish was a funny and convivial host. Highly recommended.

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your awesome review & compliments. It was great to meet you & share some of our little slice of heaven:) Best wishes & safe travels, Hamish & Di

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being pushed along on a "check the box" tour by A&K, we left and went with Prinsy's Tours in New Zealand. This was the best that could ever happen! Our guide, Ian Claridge, was the most informed and gracious guide anyone could ever hope...More

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you SevenSeasTraveler123 for your amazing accolade of our guide Ian & our exceptional customer service. Yes Ian has extensive knowledge & experience so great to hear you enjoyed his expertise. We at Prinsys pride ourselves in going above & beyond to ensure our guests...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We took this tour back in early February 2018 while on the Norwegian Jewel. It was one of the best excursions we took. The tour guide, Hamish, was so nice and you could tell he really loved his home area. The MOANA winery tour was...More

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you clangieri for your amazing compliments. Yes we are passionate about our tours & region and aim to ensure our guests have a "tour to remember" Yes Millie (english pointer) too loves talking to all our guests :) Thank you for choosing our shore...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I took a half day scenic drive with tea at a private home and wine tasting at MOANA winery. We saw alot of the countyside and were told about agriculture and crops. We saw different plantations and had a morning tea in a very picturesque...More

Thank Angelika S
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Hamish P, Manager at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Angelika S for your lovely comments about our shore excursion. We love our little slice of heaven & it was a pleasure sharing it with you and the group. Thank you for choosing Prinsy's Tours & safe travels home again. Regards Di &...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Picked up on time and then treated to a superb afternoon visiting 4 local wineries, all of whom were warm, welcoming and knowledgeable about their superb wines. Our tour guide was experienced, well informed and provided great continuity between the various wineries This was truly...More

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Chris5utton for your compliments & 5 * rating about our tour & guide, our team are passionate about our tours & enjoy sharing their knowledge with guests. Thank you for touring with us. Best wishes Hamish & Di

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had a very worthwhile bus based tour of Napier, NZ and surrounding area, with the highlight being a visit with the Prinsy family at their home. We were welcomed by husband and wife, after he had guided our bus in the morning. Nice to...More

Thank Michael E
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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Michael E for such wonderful compliments. Yes we are passionate about our tours, home & region, it was a pleasure sharing these with you and the group. Thank you for touring with Prinsy's Tours. Safe travel & best regards Hamish & Di.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We took a tour of a winery with a home visit from a cruise on Ovation of the Seas. We were a small group in two air conditioned mini buses. Our guide Hamish pointed out many things of interest on the road trip and was...More

Thank Michael W
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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Michael W for your review, great to read our tour was a memorable one for you. We specialise in personal service & unique experiences, so thank you for all your wonderful compliments. We love our region & are passionate about what our tours...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Had a small group from all over with a great tour guide. Went to a couple boutique wineries and one larger commercial vineyard. Had numerous wines to sample. A very pleasant afternoon.

Thank Susan R
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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Susan R for touring with us & taking time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed our great guide & wineries. Kind Regards Hamish & Di.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Hamish was our guide on an excellent wine tour. The cheeseboard was very good, the wines really good and the stories along the tour were great. We enjoyed ourself from start to finish! I think our favorite was the Black Barn, but they were all...More

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you Sukkeret for your review & compliments. Yes we are indeed spoilt for choice of amazing wineries & memorable places to visit. Our cheeseboard is always popular, we are proud to showcase NZ Whitestone cheese on our tours as they are delicious! Best wishes...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Superb half day tour with Hamish - nothing too much trouble, very easy going bloke, couldn’t have asked for more ! We got on like a house on fire - he was keen to find out what and where we wanted to go - a...More

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Hamish P, Owner at Prinsy's Tours Hawkes Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you 590Nick for your kind words & recommendations. Yes we enjoyed hosting you as well, it was a pleasure showing you some of the little gems within our region. Best wishes Hamish

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CatrinaE
1 October 2017|
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Response from Hamish P | Property representative |
Hi Ineke, Thank you for your message & email inquiry. I will email you directly with options. Kind Regards Di Prins
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GolfCharlieCharlie
7 October 2016|
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Response from Hamish P | Property representative |
Hi there, the cruise ships listed on our website are those whom we have our shore excursion on. If you check the Napier port cruise schedule you will notice that your ship is indeed listed to visit Napier Jan 14th 2017.
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jparkhurst
9 July 2016|
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Response from Davy F | Reviewed this property |
I believe they pick up anywhere in the immediate Napier region. We stayed in Mahia and got picked up at the Napier National Aquarium.
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