• Location: Picton, New Zealand
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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When your cruise ship arrives in the port of Picton, located in Queen Charlotte Sound, take a shore excursion to Blenheim and the Marlborough wine region with a guide. Enjoy wine tasting while you learn about the area’s cultural heritage. Travel with a small group along a scenic route and relax in winery gardens and cafes overlooking the Wairau Valley. Shuttle transport is included from the port to a bus stop in town for pickup and drop-off.


  • Complimentary shuttle transport from the cruise terminal
  • Convenient transport by minivan with a small group
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Learn about the famed wine region from an expert guide
  • Picton shore excursion to Blenheim and Marlborough

What You Can Expect

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough from Picton

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Customer Reviews

Terry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Pamela was great. She was informative and flexible.

Ann-Maree R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had a fantastic fun day with our tour group. Paul the tour guide and driver made it a memorable day. He went above and beyond. Nothing was to much trouble. We visited 3 winery's , generous taste testings. Also went to a chocolate factory and had a delicious lunch at another winery. The scenery was spectacular through the wine region and Queen Charlotte Sound with lots of photo opportunities. Definitely would recommend this tour.

Pat D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was a highlight of our trip. Very personalized with the owner Pamela meeting us at the departure point and introducing us to Neill our guide for the day. He was excellent with his knowledge of the wineries and countryside on our trip. The chocolate tasting and cheese shop were enjoyable as was lunch at one of the wineries. We had plenty of time to rejoin our ship. A great day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018


This Marlborough wine tour was great with a dedicated Tour guide Pamela who did all in her power to create a fabulous, informed and enjoyable trip in a comfortable mini bus.
We enjoyed three wine tastes but were offered a fourth! Most of us were ready for lunch by then so we decided against a fourth taste!
Lunch was good, at our own expense. This worked out well as we could choose the amount we wanted. Some of us has small dishes I chose a couple of sides with breads which were amazing and just what I needed to soak up the wines! Actually, the only thing that would improve the tastings would have been if there was crackers or breads available at the tastings as some of us had eaten breakfast early.
We then went to a chocolate factory yum! then on to an ice cream and craft shopping area and finally on to a couple of fab look out point to take photos of our ship and the harbour. All the while Pamela told us interesting facts and made sure we were all happy, comfortable and enjoying ourselves. Dont hestitate to book this trip- you wont regret it! It was a fraction of the cost of a ships tour and the shuttle bus takes you right to the Information Centre where you can find the tour guides waiting by mini buses just outside the centre.
Thank you Pamela for a great day out! We wish you all the best with your business.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Pamela was our tour guide, and one of the best we have ever had. She grew up in the area and is so knowledgeable, personable, and passionate about the area. We went to four wineries for tastings, which were all wonderful! Then on to another winery for lunch on the terrace which was again, wonderful, the food was incredible! Then on to a city tour of Blenheim, stopped at a chocolate shop for a tasting, then on to Marlborough Sound which is truly beautiful! She wanted to take us to more places but we were all getting tired as we were going on 5-6 hours, so we went back to the ship. This was a nice small group tour, and Pamela was flexible with options of what to see and do after the wine tasting, etc. This was one of the best shore excursions of our cruise! Highly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had the most wonderful journey with this company.Set off with the farewell from the owner Pamela. Great attention to detail.
The day was sensational with the small group and experience of driver. He was very courteous and helpful. Visited four wineries with the mast being lunch. Never felt pressured to get in the van. Added extras were a stop for chocolate tasting and a cherry buy top. Fabulous and we highly recommend this company.

Andrew G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour of wineries and Picton surrounds


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our tour was wonderful and tour guide Paul was fantastic! We were in a small vehicle and Paul took us all around the area and even added in the beach and coastline. We stopped at three wineries had lunch and a rive around the area. Very enjoyable day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Terrific excursion and much better that what was offered by the cruiseline and at a much better price

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour in a small group.
Great tour of the wine country and surounding areas, with many wine tasting stops, including a cheese and chocolate tasting stop.
Our driver was very curtious and a whealth of information.

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