Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup Time will be advised at booking usually tour departs at 9.30am but depends on your Cruise Ships timings.
    Ports
    Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Taste the gourmet delights New Zealand is famous for on a wine and chocolate shore excursion to the South Island's renowned Marlborough wine region! While your cruise ship is docked at the Picton port, sip award-winning New Zealand wines at boutique wineries, sample delicious chocolates, and enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people. You have the option of a 5-hour tour or a 6.5-hour tour that includes a lunch stop.

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After being picked up at the Picton port when your cruise ship docks, your relaxing small-group tour heads out of the city to New Zealand's world-famous Marlborough wine region.

Choose either the 5-hour or 6.5-hour tour, before returning to the Picton port by minivan. Both options include a visit to the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory, where youll see delicious chocolates being made by hand. Enjoy a sample of the many varieties made here, from succulent truffles to fruit-filled chocolates and nutty bites.

5-Hour Tour:
Visit five to six Marlborough wineries for tastings of sparkling and dessert wines, oaked chardonnay and New Zealands signature wine variety, sauvignon blanc. Snacks and nibbles are available to purchase at the vineyards (own expense). The number of vineyards visited may vary, as each winery stop is relaxed and the tour proceeds at your groups own pace.

6.5-Hour Tour with Lunch:
Choose the longer tour option to taste wines at six to eight wineries. Plus, have time to enjoy a gourmet lunch at one of the Marlborough regions premium vineyard restaurants, featuring seasonal produce like New Zealand lamb and seafood (at own expense).

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Picton port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Port pickup and drop-off

Wine tastings

Chocolate samples

Driver/guide

Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 18

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygiene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Mar-2020

    The small group was the way to go. Saw smaller wineries and got the personal touch. Wines were great too!

  • 20-Feb-2020

    We had a great time visiting 4 wineries and enjoying the beautiful scenery during the ride to/from the valley. (The region does make more white wines than red.) Our guide/driver was very informative and gave us plenty of time at each location. Our stop for lunch (at our own expense) was fine, there were plenty of choices and it was nice to sit outside and eat while listening to live music. The chocolate shop offered one sample (which was delicious) but was expensive. We had 9 people (including us) on our tour and we had no problem finding the correct van. We had some time both before and after the tour to explore Picton.

  • 18-Jan-2020

    Never did the trip I had booked & prepaid months before as they brought the time forward but I wasn't notified in time before the cruise started or via the ship in order for me to know that I should have been there an hour earlier than I'd been told. Not happy at all & they told me it was my fault & that I wouldn't get a refund. I had to go to the tourist centre & pay to book a wine tour with another company that was great.

  • 25-Nov-2019

    Excellent chocolate. Picton is such a beautiful place to visit.
    Looking forward to going there again next year

  • 22-Nov-2019

    Excellent chocolate. Picton is such a beautiful place to visit. Looking forward to going there again next year

  • 15-Nov-2019

    Wineries were fine but too focused on white wines. Tour director was hard to understand and did not manage time very well.

  • 15-Nov-2019

    Confirmation said look out for ' marlborough wine tours van' so we waited by the vans. When our names were not called queried this only to be told we were with Canterbury Leisure Tours!! As a result nearly missed the tour! far from impressed. Tour was OK but confusing start spoilt the day

  • 14-Nov-2019

    There was chaos at the Meeting Area as people wandered around trying to find the mini bus they were booked with. The overview of this tur stated there would be a maximum of 11 passengers. We had 18 people jammed into every seat. 16 were actually booked on the tour and 2 more people were added at the last minute who werent assigned their own mini van. The tour guide was absoluwely shocking. She was in her late 70s with a heavy German accent. She was difficult to understand and conducted the tour in an officious manner. We were given very strict times of how long we would spend at each winery, and when some of the passengers demanded individual attention and their own wine tasting the rest of the group was left waiting to taste the wines on the tasting list and therefore were rushed back onto the mini van with no time to relax at the winery. We felt rushed at every winery, only allowed to taste certain wines which we would not normally even want to taste. The seasonal gourmet lunch spoken of in he Overview of the tour amounted to standing in an extremely long line with a very limited time to be there, and being forced to choose something off the shelf that needed no preparation. They had run out of meat pies due to the heavy crowd of buses there and again we were rushed out of there. The chocolate factory was also very crowded and our tour guide had failed to mention at the previous stop that there would be no restrooms there, so we had to wait until our return to Picton to use a restroom. The whole day was rushed with an elderly woman constantly doing head counts with no smile on her face. She told us facts about the Marlborough area all day but her voice was monotonous and hard to understand. We were so excited to be doing this trip but were extremely disappointed at the result, mainly due to the tour guide with an officious manner, who had not one tiny bit of fun, and 18 people jammed onto the bus when there was only supposed to be 11. When many people on the mini bus questioned why there was 18 people, we were told by the organisers that there would never be 11 and we had been told the incorrect information by our travel agent! I would never recommend this tour to anyone.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Confirmation said look out for ' marlborough wine tours van' so we waited by the vans. When our names were not called queried this only to be told we were with Canterbury Leisure Tours!! As a result nearly missed the tour! far from impressed. Tour was OK but confusing start spoilt the day

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Wineries were fine but too focused on white wines. Tour director was hard to understand and did not manage time very well.

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