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Auckland's Craft Beer Walking Tour

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Get to know New Zealand's craft beer scene in downtown Auckland as you bar hop to sample craft beer like the locals and see historic sites on this guided beer tasting tour.

Pass through Auckland's downtown district to delight in New Zealand craft beer, take in the historical sights of the city, and mingle with the local brewers and bar managers on this exciting craft beer walking tour. If you are a beer lover and want to see what Auckland has to offer, then this is the tour for you.

Your tour includes a local English speaking guide who is friendly and knowledgeable and who will take you through Auckland's downtown district on an off-beat path to find hidden gems of the best bars and breweries for an authentic handcrafted beer. Enjoy socializing with bar managers, owners, and brewers as you learn about and indulge in over 10 beers with bar snacks to match. Your tour offers a relaxing and laid back way to get to know Auckland and its beer scene in an intimate setting.

Kick off your tour by meeting your guide and walking through Auckland's downtown area on a less touristy path to discover some of the best craft beers and bars in town. New Zealand's beer scene has roots that date back to the late 1700s when Captain James Cook brewed the first beer. While this beer was brewed from a native New Zealand tree, today's craft beers taste a great deal better and offer a variety of flavors and shades, including the golden and amber hued beers that are so popular today. Find hidden gems frequented by the locals to get a taste of some of the best beers downtown.

Continue your tour and take in the scenic views of historic buildings and streets that reflect Colonial era architectural excellence. Your three hour tour also gives you the chance to not only stop at different bars that feature locally crafted beer for sampling, but also pair your drinks with delectable bar snacks. Get to know the city and locals as you converse with local brewers, managers, or owners at each stop and find out what makes their delicious craft beer so special. At the end of your tour, you also get the chance to buy additional food or a sweet, mouth watering dessert at the last location you visit before heading back to your port.

Want to taste the best local crafted beer in downtown Auckland? Then you won't want to miss this tour. Reserve your spot today and get ready to delight in handcrafted New Zealand beer like the locals for a memorable experience in Auckland.

About Shore Excursions Group
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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.
Starting At
$178.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 5 to 10-minute walk is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverages
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes. ing in layers may be necessary depending on the time of the year. Please wear nice casual clothing. No sandals (flip-flops/thongs) permitted. Please note that Auckland's weather can change very quickly (Auckland is known to experience every type of weather condition in one day), please take adequate clothing as the tour will proceed rain or shine.
Tour involves approximately 1.5km /1 mile of walking over even and uneven surfaces with lots of sitting, and restrooms at every venue. Guests must be of legal drinking age to participate, tour is not suitable for children or for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles, wheelchairs, or walkers as several venues include stairs to access all areas.