Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim

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Picton, New Zealand

From $150.49 USD

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7 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc and scenic Marlborough Sounds. Discover both on this full-day small-group tour as you visit several Marlborough wineries, indulge in expert-led wine tastings, tuck into lunch at a waterfront restaurant (own expense), then set sail on a cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a delicious seafood tasting platter.
  • Full day Marlborough wine tasting tour from Blenheim or Picton, including Marlborough Sounds cruise
  • Go behind the scenes with a tour and tasting at several Marlborough wineries
  • Sample classic Marlborough wines such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) overlooking the Marlborough Sounds
  • Sample fresh seafood as you cruise around the Marlborough Sounds
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalised experience

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Waterfront lunch (at your own expense)
  • Food and drinks (except wine and seafood tastings specified)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9.30am pickup in Picton, 10am pickup in Blenheim from your accommodation -  please let us know where your accommodation is by emailing us (info@marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz) or calling us: +64 3 577 9997. Exact pick up time will be confirmed with you once booking is made.

Return Details

Return to same departure location

What To Expect

Begin your wine-fuelled day tour with pick-up from your central Picton or Blenheim hotel, and admire the sloping vineyards and distant mountain peaks as you drive into the heart of the Marlborough wine region, where 75% of New Zealand’s wine is produced.
Listen as your guide explains the popularity of its signature Sauvignon Blanc wine, and learn how its unique combination of soil and climate help create its distractive taste. Along the way, stop at several different wineries and cellar doors, where you’ll have chance to stroll around the vineyards, peek inside the wineries, and enjoy wine tasting.
After a morning of wine tasting, continue to the magnificent valleys of the Marlborough Sounds, where you’ll have time for lunch (own expense) at a waterfront restaurant. Then, hop aboard for a scenic sightseeing cruise around the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a platter of fresh local seafood and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
After soaking up the spectacular scenery, return to shore, where your driver will be waiting to take your back to your hotel.
Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking (larger groups by arrangement)
  • A minimum of 2 people
  • The afternoon cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If you haven't let us know your accommodation at time of booking, please let us know as soon as possible where you are staying by emailing us (info@marlboroughtourcompany.co.nz) or calling us: +64 3 577 9997

Cancellation Policy

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


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genevievefenton
, Apr 2018

Nice mix of wine tasting and a harbor cruise. We ended up being the only two on the wine tasting portion of the tour, so Graham let us chose were to go for our tastings he gave us recommendations, of course. After our morning tastings, we had lunch in Havelock at the Captain's Daughter, which was very good. The cruise was a relaxing end to the day. The mussels were tasty, and there were plenty of them. There was also additional wine/beverages available for purchase on board the boat for reasonable prices.

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Sarah W
, Apr 2018

Good 2 wineries and boat cruise around the sounds with mussels was good. Would have loved to go to a 3rd winery.

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GregBow
, Mar 2018

This was a wonderful tour. After I was picked up in Picton by Matt right on time, we picked up others on the tour at various places along the way, giving me the chance to see a lot of the local countryside. We then visited to two Marlborough wineries - the larger Marlborough icon Cloudy Bay and the smaller, family-run Wairau River Winery. We were given a good range of quality wines to taste at each. Throughout the winery leg of the tour Matt provided excellent commentary on the region and its wines.
We then drove to the Slip Inn in Havelock for lunch before boarding the boat for a tour of that part of Marlborough Sounds. Matt then skippered the boat and provided informative commentary about the spectacular scenery we passed and the local mussel farming industry, while Lexie kept the freshly cooked greenshell mussells and local wine including some we had tasted earlier coming until we had eaten our fill.

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Sandra K
, Feb 2018

AMAZING DAY - On the water and on land this was by far our best tour! Mussels, Clams, Salmon, Wine, Lunch - A

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Les L
, Apr 2017

I booked this tour for my wife's birthday. Graham picked us up in a Mercedes van at our hotel in Picton he's a retired gentleman who does this on a part-time basis. We only had one other couple on the tour. I know this area is known for Sauvignon Blanc, but we prefer Chardonnay and let Graham know. He took us to two wineries the first was Cloudy Bay which is owned by the holding company which owns Louis Vuitton. It was a beautiful setting and the woman that conducted the tasting was delightful. The grounds were very green and peaceful. The second winery was Wairau River Winery, which was smaller and family owned. The lady doing the tasting was also very nice and offered more tastings that I'm sure she was supposed to. We then drove to Slip Inn for lunch outside on the water-excellent. We boarded the boat for a tour of the sound with a group of others. The captain was a nice young man and the views were beautiful. Graham cooked the mussels and everyone gathered around with wine and ate them. The captain's commentary was very interesting about growing the mussels. I'm not a big fan of them, but it was a very fun day. Graham was an excellent and friendly guide and told us a lot of interesting things on the tour. Highly recommend!

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Judith M
, Apr 2017

Matt was very professional and personable. We enjoyed visiting his families' vineyard, as well as several of the Marlborough wineries. The mussel boat ride was great - the scenery, the wine, the food, and learning about the mussel growing industry knew nothing about it before!. All well done


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