Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Flyer Train Tour

Picton, New Zealand

From $82.09 USD

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3 to 5 hours (Approx.)
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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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Marlborough Flyer


  • Souvenirs are available to purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Picton Railway Station is across the road (only 20 metres) from the cruise ship shuttle drop-off point in Picton.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Seats are assigned by the organizers and will not be known in advance
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 250 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Tanya H
, Mar 2019

A great day out. We were late getting back to the cruise ship, but lucky the ship waited for us. Great staff onboard.

Dianne S
, Mar 2019

well organised, easy to get to station. Great trip on train. Back to station in plenty of time to catch connecting bus back to ship

Noelene A
, Dec 2018

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.

Sharon T
, Sep 2018

Fun trip!

Kristine B
, Apr 2018

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.

Steve B
, Mar 2018

Great trip. Enjoyed it tremendously!! Would highly recommend.

, Mar 2018

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.

Rodney H
, Mar 2018

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.

, Mar 2018

The train ride was very relaxing and enjoyable. Standing outside give you the opportunity to take great pictures. Marlborough is a nice little town to have your lunch and walk around.

, Mar 2018

We had a memorable and enjoyable journey on the Marlborough Flyer to Blenheim, the scenery was beautiful even though the weather was not good.

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