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Naomi was wonderful. She was so informative and delightful. A must do for a day from Wellington
Our tour guide Naomi was fantastic. There were only 5 of us on the trip but all gelled really well. The tour of the vineyards was very informative and interesting. And the lunch was delightful.
Had a great time, the guide was great and the wines great. Lunch was just wonderful. They accommodated meal requests for vegetarian and gluten free, and presented fantastic food. I highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic tour. Lots of wine tastings, our hostess was extremely informative, lunch was fantastic...a fun exhausting day. The wineries and their hosts were extremely informative and generous. Great value. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody
Lovely day with excellent lunch. Tour guide (think her name. Was Karen _ part time lady) was absolutely lovely and good company with mindful discretion when we were at vinyards.
Excellent day out! Very informative with an amazing tour guide.
I would go on this tour again just for the included lunch and cheese platter! A very relaxing and informative experience.
It was great .... the guide was informative and very hilarious!!
My tour guide was wonderful, lunch was delicious and the wineries were beautiful.
We loved the wine tour, it worked out well for my daughters and I. Our driver/guide was quite wonderful.
I went on this tour in late March. I rode the train out of Wellington to Featherston where our group was picked up by the guide. The drive to Martinborough was kind of long but I enjoed seeing some of the countryside after most of trip was on the south Island and in Wellington proper. We visited 4 or 5 vineyards from the fairly large commercial ones to quite small ones. There are many vineyards in the area and the selection seemed sort of random but more than adequate. I encountered the usual problem I have with these trips is that I decide after the fact that I preferred a wine at one of the earlier stops but it was too late. Not the tours fault, just the nature of the beast. The guide was friendly and kept the group engaged.
BTW, the lunch is described as 'gourmet' and, to be honest, my expectations were not nearly that high. However, it really was amazingly good and the afternoon snack was equally pleasant and enjoyable. Overall, the trip was well worth the time and cost. I would do it again.
We left Wellington on a miserable wet morning only to arrive in Martinborough on the eastern side of the North Island in glorious warm sunshine. The tour was well organized and took us to four vineyards, not all of them open to the public. A very tasty and fulsome lunch was included with one glass of wine per person. No top ups allowed which was a bit mean - for a wine tour! Still, probably for the best!
A thoroughly enjoyable trip which lived up to all expectations.
A very enjoyable day with a very informed driver who went out of his way to give us the most. Explanations along the way made the day.Would have liked the lunch to be at a Winery rather than a cafe but maybe there weren't any Winery Restaurants.
The guide was great and the scenery was beautiful, but the wine was not that good
I booked the tour and received several emails confirming my booking, but when I got off the train in Featherston to begin my tour there was no one there to pick me up. I had to borrow another tour operator's phone and I called with my confirmation in hand and was told that the tour company had no one booked and that if I was by myself Viator should have contacted me and told me the company does not operate tours for only one person. Very disappointing experience to say the least.