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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location:Picton, New Zealand
  • Duration:Varies

Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

Swap the cruise port for a Marlborough wine tour on this shore excursion to a half dozen boutique wineries or more. When your ship pulls into Picton, travel by minivan through this notable wine region in the South Island, sipping award-winning New Zealand wines and sampling delectable chocolates. Opt for extra time to taste wine and purchase a seasonal gourmet lunch on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people for an intimate experience.

Highlights

  • 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

On this South Island shore excursion, you’ll taste gourmet delights such as fine wine paired with chocolate. Begin your small-group Marlborough wine tour with port pickup, then travel by minivan from Picton to Marlborough, one of New Zealand's renowned wine regions.

Select either the 5-hour or 6.5-hour tour at booking. Each option proceeds at your group’s own pace, and the number of Marlborough wineries visited may vary (see below). You’re introduced to aromatic bouquets, spicy hints and complex flavors of fine wines by your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory where you can sample a variety of succulent homemade chocolates — from fruit-filled and nutty bites to velvety truffles. Your tour ends with return transport to the Picton port.

Customer Reviews

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent. Beautiful scenery and good Marlborough wineries. Small group of 10 which made the trip that bit more personal. Guide very knowledgeable and affable. Altogether a trip worth taking.

Karen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We visited 3 wineries and they were all very nice. Lunch at our own expense was very enjoyable. The driver, Trish, was very pleasant and informative.

Gwendoline J W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A great excursion through lovely countryside, on time, good content, informative and caring staff but more to the point, lovely food and wine.

Richard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour - comfortable small group tour, knowledgeable driver, wineries waiting for us and good Marlborough wines too!

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great way to spend the day in Picton. We were picked up from the cruise ship and taken back in time to sail.

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Unfortunately, I'm not a white wine drinker, as this is a white wine region, but Andy, my guide took me to a couple of red wine vineyards while the remainder of the group were on lunch and I got more out of that. Afterwards, I got taken to a brewery as I like ale, and they paid for me to get samples of the ales, which was more thank kind of them

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Unfortunately, I'm not a white wine drinker, as this is a white wine region, but Andy, my guide took me to a couple of red wine vineyards while the remainder of the group were on lunch and I got more out of that. Afterwards, I got taken to a brewery as I like ale, and they paid for me to get samples of the ales, which was more thank kind of them

George K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous guides and wonderful wineries......it was the best tour of our cruise!

Flower10

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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.

bgbeaudoin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great itinerary and excellent guides. Went out of their way to please. Prompt pickup and delivery.
Excellent mix of large and small vineyards.

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