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A1tours4U

205 Poraiti Road | Poraiti, Napier 4182, New Zealand
+64 6-844 0154
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The wine and the terroir are the stars

Absolutely impeccable tour with Nick, with a focus on the great diversity and unique terroir of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MPoloSolo
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Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Napier Hawkes Bay tour

We were happy with Nick's tour of Napier. He replied quickly to email questions and was there to... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
jekrentz
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Providing tours of Napier and the surrounding district, visiting wineries and other places of interest
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“te mata peak” (5 reviews)
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205 Poraiti Road | Poraiti, Napier 4182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank MPoloSolo
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank jekrentz
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

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

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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

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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..

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Reviewed 28 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

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Reviewed 9 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

Thank P B
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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.

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Reviewed 11 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

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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

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

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Reviewed 19 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

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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nick was a very good guide and a wonderful source of information about the Napier area. He was very obliging and due to only being the two of us on the tour and it would be finished well within the four hours he organised off...More

1  Thank Echo293
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

It was a great pleasure to,take you both out and I am very pleased that you enjoyed the day.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had an half-day tour combining city and winery with A1tours4U. Nick picked us up in his mini van at our hotel at the appointed time. Nick is very knowledgeable about everything in Napier. He pointed out to us many of the art deco building...More

Thank Stephanie G
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2016

Thank you for your comments, I enjoyed your company as well.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I booked for an afternoon tour with a1tours4u because we had done our first wine tour with Mike on our honeymoon 5 years ago - so nostalgia dictated we went back to the same place on our anniversary weekend. When I contacted them to arrange...More

1  Thank Emma B
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nick_scannell, Owner at A1tours4U, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

I am very pleased you enjoyed the tour and it was a great pleasure to meet you too.

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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
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