Art Deco Weekend in Napier

Deal Details

Travel Dates

19 February 2021

Sale Ends

Feb 19, 2021

Priced From

$1,390

Trip Information

The largest of all Art Deco events in Napier is the Tremains Art Deco Festival held every February. The popular festival includes over 250 events, hundreds of 1920s /30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, railcar rides, great Gatsby picnics, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts. Attended by thousands of guests and locals alike, many dressed in Art Deco style bringing glamour to the historic city.


Itinerary

Day 1          Friday 19 February 2021
HOME CITIES – NAPIER      (D)
We commence our first morning touring the rich Waikato countryside as we travel to Taupo, where you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch (own cost).  After lunch, we depart Taupo and travel across the Rangitaiki Plains to Hawke's Bay and the seaside city of Napier.  Napier was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 and was rebuilt during the period when Art Deco Architecture was fashionable.  Napier is now known as the Art Deco City.  The area is also one of New Zealand’s top grape growing regions with some of the country’s best-known wines coming from the Hawke’s Bay. On arrival, we will have an orientation tour of the city before making our way to our hotel for the evening. Tonight we will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Napier RSA. After dinner, we walk back to the hotel. You may wish to make your way down to the Soundshell for the Festival opening. Take in the first of the Memorial Flying Displays, the Navy Ceremonial Sunset, admire the cars, fashion, and let your imagination soar as they showcase a selection of the entertainment available during the festival.
Accommodation: Quality Inn, Napier – 3 nights

Day 2          Saturday 20 February 2021
NAPIER      (B)
This morning is at your leisure to enjoy the Art Deco festivities.  Around lunchtime today, you have the opportunity to enjoy the Classic Car Parade. Led by the Royal New Zealand Navy Band, the parade will feature New Zealand’s oldest cars, the 1895 Benz; 1934 Cadillac V16 Town Cabriolet; 1935 Duesenberg J Phaeton; 1935 Packard S8 3 window Coupe, and so many more remarkable cars. Later this afternoon we visit the Mission Estate Winery for a 30 minute tour and wine tasting.  Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winemaker. The remainder of the day is for you to enjoy the Art Deco festivities. There will be an Art Deco Ball for those who wish to dress up.  Details of this and other activities will be available in the Art Deco Brochure available later in 2020. Included in the programme are dining, wining, dancing and jazz, film, theatre, house tours, vintage cars, plane rides and much more. You can choose from this extensive range but additional activities will be at your own expense.

Day 3          Sunday 21 February 2021
NAPIER      (B)
After breakfast this morning we travel over to Hastings to view the art deco buildings around the city. Our first stop will be the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market, a place where the region's finest growers and artisan producers supply their wares so you can buy direct from the source. Meet the growers and producers as you wander at your leisure around this traditional farmers’ market, discovering the diverse range of fresh produce and genuine artisan products grown and produced in Hawke’s Bay. Our next stop will be Birdwoods, offering a gallery, sculpture garden, an old-fashioned sweet shop. We travel back to Napier in the early afternoon and the remainder of the day is for you to enjoy the art deco festivities.

Day 4          Monday 22 February 2021
NAPIER – HOME CITIES      (B)
This morning we experience a guided tour on board a magnificently restored Art Deco Vehicle. The experienced chauffeur will give us a light-hearted guided tour of Napier where we will learn about its intriguing history and fascinating highlights. After our tour, we depart Napier and travel through the Esk Valley and over the Kaimanawa Ranges to Taupo, where we have time available to browse the local town centre and purchase lunch. After our stop we continue north on State Highway 1 through the timber towns of Tokoroa and Putaruru then drive across the farmlands of the Waikato and arrive in Hamilton. For those who were picked up from home, you will be delivered back to your home.


Inclusions

  • Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas
  • 3 nights accommodation with private en suite
  • Touring in modern air conditioned tour coach
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner included
  • Wine tasting at Mission Estate Winery
  • Visit the Hawkes Bay Farmers Market
  • 1 hour Art Deco Vehicle tour

Accommodation

Quality Inn Napier

The Quality Inn Napier is located on Marine Parade, home to one of Napier's most significant tourist precincts and is close to the Art Deco heritage area and many local wineries and vineyards. Offering modern, spacious accommodation in a range of twin, double and studio apartments. All 60 rooms are fully equipped with the finest facilities including free Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning and kitchenettes for convenience. Some rooms offer balconies and/or sea views of Napier Beach.

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