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Providing tours of Napier and the surrounding district, visiting wineries and other places of interest
205 Poraiti Road | Poraiti, Napier 4182, New Zealand
+64 6-844 0154
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

We had a great trip with Nick as our host yesterday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed his fascinating commentary regarding Napier, it’s history and the Art Deco revival post 1931 earthquake. After a great tour around town Nick then took us out to Mission Estate and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank W469WGkatiet
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Nick was very knowledgeable and fun to talk to. He had a great rapport with the vineyards and was full of interesting historical stories about the areas. After picking us up from our hotel we visited four vineyards in multiple regions. To make sure that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Pleased about that a great day had by all.

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Nick took my husband and me on a super 4 hour trip looking at the history of Napier, it's architecture, the surrounding area of Hastings and the interesting houses on Bluff hill. We then stopped at Mission Estate and had a taste of 6 delicious...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JuneGledhill
nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thanks June, I am glad you enjoyed the day and it was a greatpleasure to meet you both.

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely impeccable tour with Nick, with a focus on the great diversity and unique terroir of the area around Napier. A tour for wine lovers by a knowledgeable, pleasant and punctual guide who knows his wine very well himself. Thank you, Nick, for an unforgettable...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MPoloSolo
nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Very glad you enjoyed the day, looking forward to perhaps seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 19 February 2018

We were happy with Nick's tour of Napier. He replied quickly to email questions and was there to meet us close to our cruise port just as planned. No one else joined the tour that day so we were fortunate to get a private tour....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jekrentz
nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had the pleasure of taking a tour with Nick around Napier and the surrounding areas. We wanted to get a general idea of the unique history of the city, as well as a glimpse of the area's famed orchards and vineyards. Nick was an...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JMHesford
nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

It was a great pleasure to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed your company on the tour..

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

During our stay in Napier, we hired two different guides on two different days to take us around to taste at undiscovered gems. Nick, who owns the company was our guide and did a wonderful job. we wanted to explore and taste some of the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

If you enjoy your day any effort on my part is worthwhile

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Napier during a cruise around New Zealand. We had pre booked this excursion with Nick and the communication prior to our visit was second to none. Nick tailored the tour to suit our needs perfectly. He is very knowledgeable and informative, and obviously...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

I am very glad you enjoyed the day and you are right, I do love what I do.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I were on a recent cruise that stopped in Napier; we wanted to take advantage of this to see this really interesting Art Deco town. However, we are also interested in wines and had never visited the Hawkes Bay area. We contacted...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

I am very pleased you enjoyed the day and a shame that the weather didn't allow you to appreciate the views.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nick is an Englishman who has lived In Napier over 10 years. Showed us The Art Deco architecture of Napier & surrounding area & 3 wineries. For a more relaxing tour, Would have enjoyed a lunch stop at one of the wineries as it felt...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

I will always try to accommodate a lunch stop if requested and of course if time allows. A winery lunch takes up to an hour, so on shorter tours and particularly combination tours, it is not always possible to stop for lunch in order to...More

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My wife and I arrive on May 17th from 8am to 4pm on Oceania lines, Insignia. We have a tour party of four right now, could be larger once we board ship. I'd like a wine tour to include a nice winery luncheon (our own expense if a pricey place). as a professional wine educator in the US, I would like quality wineries including Te Mata, Craggy Range(I have made a special appt there as they close on Tuesdays)', Clearfield, Esk Valley, etc. as possible within our time limits.Some sightseeing fine, but no brewery please, good wines to be the focus. Others with me have at least moderate wine experience,plus my wife and I have visited at Napier, Havelock area several years ago. please send your plan for four people, another if more, six but not eight people. We will board ship this coming Monday,May 9th and expect to find other possible tour partners.I am doing wine tours also at Hobart, Tasmania and Picton port calls prior to Napier. thank you for any possible assistance and booking. Best regards, Robert W.Bentley CWE CWS
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Response from nick_scannell | Property representative |
Robert thank you for your enquiries, I already have a tour booked for that day for 2 people and I can take another 4 only. It is not a wine tour but a sightseeing tour but I do visit 1 winery as part of the tour and I would... More