Fabulous guides and wonderful wineries......it was the best tour of our cruise!
Our driver met us in Picton, and we drove out to Marllborough. It was cold and rainy, but we had a great time visiting a variety of wineries, from very small to large. Our driver was knowledgeable and made the day interesting and fun, in spite of the bad weather.
Great itinerary and excellent guides. Went out of their way to please. Prompt pickup and delivery.
Excellent mix of large and small vineyards.
I would definitely recommend this small group over the large bus tours from the ship. We had a great driver/guide and went to four wineries and chocolate store.
it was a great tour. Our guide Andy asked us what particular wines we were interested in and took us to a couple of the smaller family run wineries as well as a few of the bigger ones. He was very good and obviously knew his wines and the area well. I would heartily recommend him and the company to anyone doing this tour in the future
We had such a nice time on this tour of the beautiful wine country. We were in a clean minivan with a great driver 10 people max who pointed out interesting landmarks and bits of information as we made our way to the wineries. The wineries were each different and it was great that there was no big sales pressure....just a true enjoyment of sharing their wine for tasting and they were happy to talk about the area too. We had a quick lesson on vine cultivation and we also stopped for some chocolate which was absolutely delicious too!
We had a terrific time. On time pickup. Our vehicle was clean and comfortable. Carol, our driver and guide, was knowledgeable about the Marlborough Wine Region, geography, history, wine making, and viticulture, She was recognized by the people at each stop and was clearly friendly with all. She took us to a winery and restaurant for green lipped mussels which was an unexpected and delightful treat. It was a cool, sunny day and everything was about perfect.
Excellent small group tour of four Marlborough wineries. Carol, the guide, was very pleasant and accomodating. Some excellent small food plates at the Geisen winery.
It was a very pleasurable day thanks to our wonderful guide Carol.
We had a fantastic time. The small group is the way to do the wineries and our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and gave us an awesome experience. We enjoyed the wineries selected and the price was very reasonable compared to the Cruise ship's price and lack of wineries. We would highly recommend this excursion.
This was a great trip. We went to 5 wineries chosen by our guide Carol from Marlborough Wine Tours. Her choices included a very interesting range of different wineries. When she heard I had special interest in a winery not on the planned tour she also arranged for us to stop by it for a quick visit as well. The tour included a stop at the Makana chocolate factory on the way back to Picton, which we all enjoyed. And at the end Carol took us to a couple of lookouts near Picton for beautiful views of the town, the harbour and the Queen Charlotte Sound. Carol was an excellent guide and made the excursion a lot of fun for all involved. Had a wonderful time.
This was a small group tour of 10 people in a minibus. The tour guide was Carol who was local and informative. We went to 4 vineyards and tasted 25 wines altogether. We were still standing and had a wonderful lunch in the sunshine. A short visit to the chocolate factory finished the day which in all was a wonderful one - highly recommended
This tour was amazing!
Fabulous time with great guide. Extremely reasonable when compared to our ship's tours.
Great tour, great wines and great guide thank you Viator
top trip on time great driver good fun day highly recommend to all cruises
Great trip, excellent driver, small, group great, excellent nice vineyards.
This was a fantastic trip. The ship docked at a different place than you were expecting, but the tour guide found us no problem. We Got to 4 extraordinary wineries, one of which had an organic restaurant to die for. We got to the Makana Chocolate Factory even tho it was not actually on the tour itinery (a wonderful stop)! The tour group was small and we did not have to wait for 80-90 people to get on/off the bus. Viator.com, you Rock. Frank, Honolulu.
Great trip in a small group. Plenty of wines/wines with a flexible itinerary. The lunch stop at Geisens for a tasting and lunch was value for money. A day well spent.
Carol was our guide. We had a small group and visited the vineyards in a mini van. We had time to do 5 stops during the day. An excellent lunch was planned with sufficient time to rest and chat. Carol is very knowledgeable of the region and she communicated very well. Morning pickup and return to the ship was flawless. Thank you!
We spent a really nice day touring the wine regions. Our driver was right on time and we were a group of six . It was a relaxing, interesting, pleasant day.
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