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DC3 Napier Art Deco Festival Air Tour (4 Days)

DEPARTURE DATE
Thursday 20 February 2020

(Returns Sunday 23 February 2020) 


TOUR PRICES

NZ $2,995 per person share twin/double

 

NZ $3,860 for guaranteed single room (limited availability only)


 

You know this will be fun! Step aboard a classic-era DC-3 airliner in Auckland (NZ) and fly away to Hawkes Bay for a superb new way to experience the world-famous Napier Art Deco Festival. Your exciting air tour is accompanied by an experienced tour director and your DC-3 crew includes two professional pilots and a flight attendant (or two). 

Your delightful DC-3 has to be the perfect scene-setter for the entertainment and festivities to come! Fly ‘low and slow’ above flourishing farmland then the forested central North Island, pretty Lake Taupo and the vineyards of the Esk Valley – and make a grand entrance into Napier with Art Deco-era poise and panache! 



Napier is New Zealand’s unrivalled Art Deco capital. The seaside city celebrates its role with an annual summer-time festival featuring more than 200 events, entertainment experiences, outdoor concerts, vintage car parades, fashion shows, dining experiences, Great Gatsby picnics and a whole lot more. People travel from all over the world to enjoy the iconic event, dress up and see Napier transform back in time. The thrilling 1930’s atmosphere in the heart of the city recreates an exhilarating age of glitz, glamour and grandeur!

You’ll be treated to three nights at the stylish Crown Hotel for your Napier stay. This charming 4.5 star hotel overlooks the popular Ahuriri sea-front and the hotel itself reflects the style and grace of the grand Art Deco era. Look forward to dinner and breakfast included each day, a rather enjoyable lunch at a significant local winery and the possibility of more ‘indulgences’ along the way! 

Add even more to your festival fun by dressing up 1930’s style if you wish. Auckland-based ‘Clevedon Costumes & Vintage Apparel’ is one option for quality Art Deco period costume hire. With a maximum of only 24 guests, this really is a fun, small group touring experience like no other!

 

YOUR DC3 AIR TOUR AIRCRAFT – ‘ZK-DAK’
 

The DC-3 airliner revolutionised air travel with an innovative design that featured the very best performance elements of the day. It’s enduring character and robust reputation was established in wartime and sealed in faithful airline service into the 1960’s and beyond. Today, the DC-3’s gracious charm, sedate speed and lower altitude cruising are ideal for flightseeing and relaxed air touring. 

Your extensively restored air tour DC-3, meticulously maintained and operated by Fly DC-3 NZ, is one of only a few in the world to hold a full, current ‘Airline Operating Certificate’ (AOC). ‘ZK-DAK’ operates on sightseeing flights, special interest and corporate flights and in regular air show displays. Her distinctive Pratt & Whitney engines always draw admiring eyes skywards. 

Built in 1944 as a C-47B by the Douglas Aircraft Company (in Oklahoma City) her initial service was in the continental United States. Conversion to a C-47D in 1946 was followed by service in Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, New Guinea and Australia. In 1987 she was purchased by a group of New Zealand pilots and Warbird members and brought to New Zealand for an extensive rebuild. Inside ZK-DAK today you will find a pleasant, commercially styled cabin with two seats either side of the single aisle. The seats were sourced from a Boeing 767 and include standard airline seat belts. Generous square shaped windows offer pleasant outside viewing and photo opportunities.
 
 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
  • Classic DC-3 airliner flights on 2 tour days
  • Exceptional Napier Art Deco Festival entertainment
  • Art Deco Antique & Collectables Fair
  • Church Road Winery tasting & lunch
  • Silky Oaks Chocolate tasting visit
  • Hawkes Bay Farmers Market   
  • 3-night Napier stopover (sea-front)
  • Quality 4.5-star boutique hotel 
  • Meals every day: Full breakfast (3), Dinner (3), Lunch (1)
  • Luxury coach sightseeing & transfers
  • Transfers to and from Ardmore Airport (Auckland area only)
  • Fully hosted tour (Tour Director/ Host)  
Inclusions

Meals

7 Meals:
3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 3 Dinners
 

Accommodation

3 Nights:
4.5 Star Boutique Hotel
 

Transport

Douglas DC-3 Airliner (rebuilt & refurbished)
Luxury coach for ground transfers
Transfers to & from Ardmore (Auckland area only)
 

Itinerary Visits and Activities

Napier Art Deco Festival 2020
Art Deco Antique & Collectables Fair
Church Road Winery tasting & lunch
Silky Oaks Chocolate tasting      
Hawkes Bay Farmers Market   
and much more...
Itinerary
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Day 1
DC-3 Flight AUCKLAND to NAPIER (Thu)
Day 2
NAPIER WINE TASTING & ART DECO FESTIVAL (Fri)
Day 3
NAPIER ART DECO FESTIVAL (Sat)
Day 4
DC-3 Flight ART DECO FESTIVAL then NAPIER to AUCKLAND (Sun)
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Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
steve@pacifictrailways.co.nz