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

Reviewed 1 week ago
winata a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank winata a
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 1 week ago 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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Thank Khosi V
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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3 reviews
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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 

Morrinsville, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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Reviewed 28 February 2017 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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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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
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 

1 review
Reviewed 5 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 

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