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Absolute de Tours

Napier, New Zealand
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About Absolute de Tours
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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kellbell20162016 wrote a review Nov 2020
Morrinsville, New Zealand5 contributions
Our group had a superb wine tour tour with Yvonne. All the stops on our wish list were pre-booked by Yvonne and the day ran seamlessly with plenty of laughs and fun. Yvonne was very hospitable, professional and accommodating - we highly recommend the company
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Greg R wrote a review Sept 2020
Porirua, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
Yvonne went above and beyond to make our wine tour a success, and she achieved that spectacularly. She listened to our requests, and then designed an excellent day out for us. She was also a knowledgeable and friendly host, as well as being flexible and professional. We had a great time.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours
Responded 25 Sept 2020
Hello Greg R, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! Good to hear you enjoyed your time with me at the wineries and you enjoyed a great selection of wines on offer. I enjoyed the day with you both and look forward to seeing you again one day in the Bay. Until then Happy travels Kind Regards, Yvonne.
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LoveNewExperiences wrote a review Mar 2020
Bartlesville, Oklahoma1085 contributions206 helpful votes
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We had not pre-booked an excursion for our recent New Zealand cruise that had a very brief stop in Napier therefore when we arrived at the visitor center we quickly read through some of the options and selected a 2 1/2 hour tour with Absolute de Tours that included highlights of the city, a chocolate stop and a winery visit and tasting. It didn't start off well when the driver was 15 minutes late picking us up (we were not shorted on time) but overall it was a good small group tour for the time allotted and the price.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours
Responded 25 Sept 2020
Great to hear you enjoyed your tour and the driver went over time to make sure he covered all points of the tour We are sorry you had to wait 15 minutes over departure time as this is a very unusual event that happened and was beyond our drivers control. Thank you for noting your concern and we will try harder next time.
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gomall wrote a review Nov 2019
vancouver56 contributions44 helpful votes
Our tour guide/driver John couldn't have been more hospitable and knowledgeable. Due to last minute cancellations, my husband and I were his only customers, so we were very spoiled: a private tour! He never rushed us as we explored three wineries (with tastings!), Arataki Honey Centre, and Birdwoods Gallery. The denouement of our tour was being taken to the summit of Te Mata for the 360 view. We were glad John was doing the driving, as that twisty, narrow road isn't for the faint of heart (and drivers used to the other side of the road!). When we asked for restaurant recommendations outside of the central Napier area, he drove us outside the town to show us some options: not part of the tour, but that "little extra" that made the whole experience that much more special. Thanks, John! Please come visit us in Vancouver some day (after your NYC bucket list trip!)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from john b, Manager at Absolute de Tours
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Good morning, gomall, Thank you for taking the time to write a tripadvisor review. Great to meet you both and great you could share with me some of our fabulous Hawke's Bay scenery and wines. Te Mata peak is well worth a look and views are amazing from up there. I have Vancouver on my bucket list also NYC One day looking forward to getting there.. On behalf of the team at Absolute de Tours, May you have many more happy journeys!! Kind Regards, John.
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Tregs wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
John, our driver, was urbane, knowledgeable and appropriate. A friend and I had such a great time one afternoon that we booked again for the next day! We visited 8 wineries for tastings, a figgery and an olivery - with several look out spots including Te Mata. I unreservedly recommend this company!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from john b, Owner at Absolute de Tours
Responded 8 Nov 2019
Good morning ettutoring. Thank you for your review and taking the the time to write. I certainly enjoyed the time with you and being able to show Hawke's Bay, a little more in depth the second day was an added bonus. You managed to taste and see a great cross section of our wines in different areas. Trust you will come back some day and do a little more exploring! Kind regards, and safe travels. John.
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