With over 150 vineyards and 90 wineries, many with cellar doors and restaurants, you’ll sample some wonderful wine and enjoy great food on this luxurious 4-day escape to the Bay.
Hawke’s Bay now boasts over 180km of scenic, off-road cycle trails that form part of The Great New Zealand Cycle Trail. One of the most popular treks is the self guided wineries ride. You can choose from number of suggested itineraries including the Havelock North & Cape Coast Wineries (Te Mata Estate, Black Barn, Elephant Hill & Clearview Estate); the Water Trail & Taradale Wineries (Mission Estate & Church Road); and the Gimblett Gravels (Sileni Estate, Alpha Domus, Ngatarawa, Te Awa Farm & many more). All rides are graded easy meaning they are suitable for all abilities. You’ll enjoy cycling on a top of the range, 24-gear touring bike and you will be provided with helmet, riding instructions, map & water bottle. A great day of fun and exercise!
What could be better than indulging yourself with a pampering, intensely relaxing, 2-hour spa treatment at Urban Retreat! After a welcoming massage with a re-mineralising salt sea scrub, your body is drenched in a nourishing body mask & cocooned in a warm blanket. Relax with a facial treatment and blissful head massage, followed by warm shower, body nourish & refreshing mineral tea.
- Category: Food & Wine Trip
- From: Napier to Napier
- Duration: 4 Days
- Valid: 1 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2018
- Tour Code: SBNPE4F
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- Day1On arrival, collect your rental car and make your way to your accommodation at Millar Road. The rest of today is at leisure to explore the local surrounds.
- Day2Choose from a number of self-guided cycle trails exploring the Hawke’s Bay Wine Country.
- Day3Free time in the morning, then relax & completely unwind with a therapeutic spa treatment at Urban Retreat.
- Day4Free time for some last minute sightseeing before returning your car and departing for your next destination.
Short Break Inclusions
- 3 nights luxury, self-contained accommodation at Millar Road
- Breakfasts provisions for each day of your stay
- 4 days rental of 1.8L Toyota or similar (other car categories available on request)
- GPS Navigation unit
- Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)
- Self-guided winery cycle tour
- 2 hour Spa Treatment at Urban Retreat
Short Break Exclusions & Extras
Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.
Short Break Small Print
Valid for the following travel periods:
- 1st April 2017 to 30th September 2017 (NZ $1492 pp)
- 1st October 2017 to 30th April 2018 (NZ $1537 pp)
Accommodation & activities are offered subject to availability at the time of booking. A credit card deposit is required to secure a booking. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I want check availability on this short break what do I do?
Relaxing Journeys needs to confirm availability and provide you with an emailed quote based on the number of people travelling & room type. Select your start date on the right and complete our 'Request Quote' form and one of our tour consultants will be in touch within 24 hours (during business hours).
Isn't it cheaper just to book it all ourselves?
You won't pay more by booking your short break holiday with Relaxing Journeys. We have access to discounted industry rates and special deals, only available to those in the travel trade. So the amount we make on each short break, is the difference between these rates and retail rates that you would pay if you booked it all yourself. Of course, you also get peace of mind that all is organised professionally and you get our fantastic service thrown in! There will be occasions where a property may release a 'walk in' deal that may better our quote, however our prices are the best available at the time of booking.
What happens after I 'Check Availability'?
Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.
Can I book this short break if I'm not in NZ, and how do I pay?
We welcome bookings from anywhere in the world. You can see how much each package is using our currency converter on this page. Only the New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) prices on this site are accurate. Prices in other currencies have been converted for your convenience, and are there to help you to compare to your own currency. All of our New Zealand tours are charged in New Zealand Dollars. Your credit card company will convert the amount paid from your currency into NZD automatically for you.
Can I book things like internal flights & car hire to go with my short break if it's not included?
Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish - or you can just book the short break 'as is', and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking 'Confirm Availability' on the right of this page.
What about airport transfers? If not, what would you recommend we do on arrival?
The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.
What happens once I have booked my short break?
Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a 'Short Break Voucher' shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.
What happens once I have booked my short break?
Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
44-22 days prior to departure - 25%
21-10 days prior to departure - 35%
9 days or less prior to departure - 50%
Why should I book this short break with Relaxing Journeys?
That's a no-brainer! All of the short break holidays on our website are exclusive and unique to Relaxing Journeys. We are New Zealands' leading inbound touring specialist, with an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and it's regions. Our expertise will ensure your New Zealand holiday is second to none, and we have locals on the ground in NZ in case anything needs attending to while you are here.