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City Highlights And Waiheke Wine Tour

City highlights are awaiting you! Ferry across the waterways of Auckland and enjoy a refreshing wine tasting experience at a local vineyard on Waiheke Island when you book this sightseeing tour.

Enjoy a wide selection of some of the major attractions around the panoramic city of Auckland such as the War Memorial Museum, Harbour Bridge and Queen Street in the City of Sails. Your tour will eventually ferry you across Hauraki Gulf to the famous Waiheke Island where you will enjoy sampling delectable wines. Ample time is given all along the way for you to take the perfect photos in places like Bastion Point where you can get the ideal shot of Auckland's sparkling waterways.

Begin discovering the bustling hub of Auckland by exploring its suburbs, local attractions and waterfront communities, including Tamaki Waterfront, the Harbour Bridge, Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct Harbour. This full-day tour is certain to be a memorable one with a visit to the Auckland Museum and Tamaki Paenga Hira where you will discover one of the largest collections of the treasure of New Zealand's indigenous cultures, the Polynesian and Maori.

Take photos of the innovative glasshouses of Domain Parks and Gardens or New Zealand's most expensive street: Paratai Drive. Continue with a stop in the bustling shopping and business district of Queen Street.

Ferry across the Hauraki Gulf on a scenic cruise via the Fullers Ferry to explore Waiheke Island. As the Hauraki Gulf's most populated island, Waiheke Island offers much to do. Your guided tour takes you to one of its top destinations: The Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard for a refreshing wine tasting with snacks. This vineyard is known as one of the world's most romantic places. With its perfectly-manicured gardens, invigorating vineyards and seaside setting, it's easy to fall in love with this idyllic setting.

Indulge in a glass of wine, visit Auckland's local attractions, and set sail across the Hauraki Gulf when you book this romantic and relaxing excursion. Get ready to explore all that Auckland has to offer and book your tour today.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
8 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 minute walk from the cruise pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine Tastings, Snack Platter.
 
Special Instructions
in layers (relevant to the day's forecast) and wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes, tour operates rain or shine. Suggest a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a bottle of water.
 
Restrictions
Some mobility is required to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Handicap accessible only if the passenger has some mobility. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces. There are steps at several locations. The tour is not recommended for children under 16, and is not wheelchair accessible.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.