When your ship pulls into port, board the Marlborough Flyer, a restored heritage steam train, and see two towns in one day. Follow your guide on a scenic rail journey between Picton and Blenheim, where you’ll have free time to explore Marlborough attractions—or sample regional wine—at your leisure. Shuttle and round-trip train fare included.
Ride a heritage steam train, the Marlborough Flyer, past scenic landscapes
Round-trip train fare and cruise shuttle to railway station included
Tour is guided and wheelchair accessible
Picton shore excursion lets you customize your itinerary in Blenheim
A gorgeous steam train trip to Blenheim return. The Engine is just beautiful and we had 4 carriages out of 5 running on the day. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the train and area ,offering wine and songs to Blenheim. Blenheim itself has very little to offer. Time is best spent at the Wine Station.
My experience with Viator has always been exceptional tours. That is why I have scheduled tours with Viator. This time I scheduled shore excursion tours with Viator for my cruise. However, when my ship itinerary was changed due to a storm, I was in a panic and thought my vacation was going to be ruined! When I arrived on the ship, guest services allowed me to call customer service at Viator at 3:30am to change the dates of my shore excursions. Mike and Brian both at Viator customer service informed me that the cruise line and tour services were working to make the changes. My Viator shore excursions went perfectly. The train ride was fun! Exceptional wine/cheese plate at the wine station. Picton was a lovely town to stroll the square, gardens and art museum.
Take a trip back in time on the beautifully restored Marlborough Flyer. Lovely old steam Smoke train running from Picton to Blenheim.
We had over 2 hours to explore Blenheim or visit local wineries.
A lovely journey in a lovely part of the world.
Especially if you like trains don't miss this one.
Every detail we were given about this trip was spot on. No dramas which is good for first time overseas travellers. Shuttle to Picton from wharf, dropped off opposite the train station, train trip was excellent. Time in Blenheim to wander around and take in the sights. Back to Picton which is such a pretty place. Markets were wonderful. Once again the commentary on the train was excellent, seems like everyone in NZ has a great sense of humour. Great.