5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: Picton, New Zealand
  • Duration:  Varies
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.


  • Marlborough wine region tour from Picton
  • Taste aromatic sauvignon blanc wines, oak-barreled chardonnays and dry rieslings
  • Enjoy lunch at a gourmet winery restaurant (own expense)
  • Visit Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory and sample varieties of chocolates
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 11 passengers ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Wine Tour

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 you’ll 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 Zealand’s 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 group’s 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 region’s 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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.

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