Napier Napier Art Deco Tour Excursion Reviews

Modern-day Napier was shaped by the deadly and costly 1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake, which led to the rebuilding of the city in the popular architectural style of the time -- Art Deco. It seems around every corner there's yet another striking example of the style, which is known for sunbursts and fountains, symbols of speed and flight, geometric shapes and ancient cultures.
Our driver took us all around Napier where there were mainly Art Deco suburbs however he didn't ...
Our driver took us all around Napier where there were mainly Art Deco suburbs however he didn't drive us down the two city streets where I thought the best buildings were. Impressed with all the vintage cars and people dressed in the ... Read More
Our driver took us all around Napier where there were mainly Art Deco suburbs however he didn't drive us down the two city streets where I thought the best buildings were. Impressed with all the vintage cars and people dressed in the bygone era. Also, an orchestra came and played alongside the ship which was a thoughtful touch and lined up all the vintage cars. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very nice City with all the Art Deco homes and buildings build after the 1931 earthquake.
Very nice City with all the Art Deco homes and buildings build after the 1931 earthquake.
Very nice City with all the Art Deco homes and buildings build after the 1931 earthquake. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took the Hawkes Bay Express tourist train.
We took the Hawkes Bay Express tourist train. The train doesn't run on tracks, it's a restored antique train that is driven through the streets of Napier. Nice experience but we found the narrative a bit hokey and repetitive.
We took the Hawkes Bay Express tourist train. The train doesn't run on tracks, it's a restored antique train that is driven through the streets of Napier. Nice experience but we found the narrative a bit hokey and repetitive. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
It was suprising to see so many buildings from the 1930s and 40s.
It was suprising to see so many buildings from the 1930s and 40s.
It was suprising to see so many buildings from the 1930s and 40s. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Informative, educational.
Informative, educational. Smaller bus wasn't as comfortable as others.
Informative, educational. Smaller bus wasn't as comfortable as others. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great description with two hour tour with guide.
Great description with two hour tour with guide.
Great description with two hour tour with guide. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Good mix of bus tour to see the town and an outer Art Deco suburb, then a walking tour of the city ...
Good mix of bus tour to see the town and an outer Art Deco suburb, then a walking tour of the city centre.
Good mix of bus tour to see the town and an outer Art Deco suburb, then a walking tour of the city centre. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
The tour was good, but could have been better with a proper bus driver and more organization from ...
The tour was good, but could have been better with a proper bus driver and more organization from the bus company. too many buses at the same time in places where is not enough parking.
The tour was good, but could have been better with a proper bus driver and more organization from the bus company. too many buses at the same time in places where is not enough parking. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
good tour included movie which was great
good tour included movie which was great
good tour included movie which was great Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We really enjoyed this tour which we'd been wanting to do for a long time!
We really enjoyed this tour which we'd been wanting to do for a long time! The buildings and the museum were wonderful. Napier has the most complete 'art deco' architecture in a city anywhere in the world and it was ... Read More
We really enjoyed this tour which we'd been wanting to do for a long time! The buildings and the museum were wonderful. Napier has the most complete 'art deco' architecture in a city anywhere in the world and it was completed in a very short time due to the fact that the city was reconstructed during the depression so men were happy to find work. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Lovely, lovely town.
Lovely, lovely town. Was a flashback to the 30s and 40s. Had a lot of vintage cars and clothing. Went on a small tour for about $20 and drove around Napier and to the hill side. Best ice cream ever.
Lovely, lovely town. Was a flashback to the 30s and 40s. Had a lot of vintage cars and clothing. Went on a small tour for about $20 and drove around Napier and to the hill side. Best ice cream ever. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was our only cruise line excursion we did, we did the Art Deco tour, 1 hr bus tour then 20 min ...
This was our only cruise line excursion we did, we did the Art Deco tour, 1 hr bus tour then 20 min doco in the deco museum the a 1 hr guided walking tour, full of insight in the history of this pretty town.
This was our only cruise line excursion we did, we did the Art Deco tour, 1 hr bus tour then 20 min doco in the deco museum the a 1 hr guided walking tour, full of insight in the history of this pretty town. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line