Private Shore Excursion: Explore Marlborough from Picton

Picton, New Zealand

From $495.93 USD

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5 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover the award-winning wines of the Marlborough region on a private shore excursion from Picton for your group of up to six people. The exact itinerary is tailored to you, with plenty of time to sip locally-made wines, browse art galleries, then pause for lunch and views of Marlborough's rolling vineyards, plus many customizable options. Pricing is per-vehicle, and includes a wine tasting and a chocolate tasting, as well as round-trip shuttle transport from the Port of Picton.
  • Private tour from Picton to Marlborough
  • Taste locally-produced wines
  • Sample gourmet chocolates
  • Optional stops include galleries, museums, and farms
  • Round-trip shuttle from the Port of Picton
  • Private guide ensures personalized service

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip shuttle bus service between the ship and the departure point
  • Wine tasting
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Bottled water


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch at own cost due to varying appetites

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Picton Visitors Centre shuttle bus stop. We will be in the car park with a signboard with your name near the vehicles. Drivers will wear a gold scarf or tie. The driver's phone number will be supplied on your voucher. 
Ships docking at Shakespeare Bay require a bus shuttle to the Picton Visitors Centre (5 min.).
Small ships docking at Waitohi Wharf may not have shuttle option, as they are a 2-minute walk to Picton Visitors Centre. Picton Security Staff at the wharf may arrange pickup at the wharf by request. We are not authorized to pickup from the wharf except by passenger request.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to the shuttle bus stop at the Picton Visitors Centre at least two hours before your ship's departure. Your tour guide will also know the time for the last shuttle.
If departing from Waitohi Wharf, the driver can drop you at the gate, a very short walk from the ship.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cut off time for booking has been set for 12 hours prior to tour departure. Due to advance bookings being required for additional activities. However booking is flexible up to an hour prior to tour departure.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Your tour guide provides a 6 seat vehicle for smaller private groups.
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Picton Port for your ship’s departure. In the extreme unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Cancellation Policy

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


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James L
, Mar 2018

Great private tour for two. Good wineries, lunch, photo opps, the works. Absolutely worth doing.

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