Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

Christchurch, New Zealand

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6 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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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.
  • Taste aromatic sauvignon blanc wines, oak-barreled chardonnays and dry rieslings
  • 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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Wine tastings
  • Chocolate samples
  • Driver/guide
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Waitohi Wharf

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

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.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Jan 2019

A wonderful tour of the wineries with very pleasant guide April. Topped off with stop at the chocolate factory.

, Dec 2018

Dean provided a great cross section of smaller wineries in the Marlborough region. His local insight and approachable friendly manner made this a fabulous day. If you enjoy very goods wines and want to experience the Marlborough region as a local this tour is for you.

, Jul 2018

There were just 8 of us on this small group tour, 3 couples traveling together (us and our friends) and another couple. What a fun day!

We visited 4 wineries, sampled wine, bought wine, had lunch at one of the wineries and stopped at a wonderful little chocolate factory, couldn't have asked for a better day!!!

Our driver was excellent, told us about himself and his connection to the area and how he came to be a driver for Viator. The scenery was spectacular, we especially enjoyed seeing the sheep grazing in the vineyards, so cool.

Have used Viator in several places around the world and will continue to do so, have never had a bad time.


, Mar 2018

A lovely day, even if you are not A wine expert.

Jay E
, Mar 2018

Our tour was pretty much as described with the exception that there was no wine and chocolate pairing, but we did stop at a rather expensive chocolate shop at the end. We stopped at 5 or 6 wineries and had a nice lunch at one of them. To be honest, our entire group only bought a couple of bottles of wine and most of us really only liked wine from one of the wineries. It seemed that each driver took his group wherever he wanted, so it was based on their choices.

Janet R
, Mar 2018

Good driver/guide. Visited 4 wineries with a lovely lunch at one. Lunch was at your own expense.
I guess Im not that into wine,

, Mar 2018

We had a fun and informative day of wine tasting with Dean, our guide. Visited four different wineries. Each winery was expecting us and we had very interesting presentations from the winery staff. We learned a lot and had fun. We had lunch at one of the wineries not included in tour price, but delicious and fresh. Directions to meet the tour were spot on at the end Dean dropped us back at the pier. Great tour!

, Mar 2018

A solid 5hr tour in a group of 11 fellow cruise passengers. Visiting 4 wineries of Giesen, Nautilus, Framingham and Allan Scott. A very enjoyable lunch was available at Allan Scott with accompanying refreshments. The countryside and vines are stunning. Wine Marlborough NZ tour company were very efficient and professional. They delivered on the day. Would highly recommend them for a good day out in this beautiful wine region.

Yufang L
, Mar 2018

Great small group tour to wineries, local region, and a great place to have lunch. The driver was very helpful and also flexible.

Ramon S
, Feb 2018

This small-group tour was fantastic! We visited four local wineries and a chocolate factory. I highly recommend this tour to get a great taste of the Marlbourough Wine Region.

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