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Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton

Pamela March Trading As Your Local Chauffeur

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Enjoy a 4-5 hour fun tour with a local chauffeur/guide departing from the Port of Picton with a scenic journey to the Marlborough Wine region. Taste award winning local wines, delicious gourmet treats and view stunning landscapes as you travel from place to place.

Each cellar door offers unique styles and of course some famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. There is time to visit 3-4 wineries on your tour.

Savour local cuisine in a winery garden café or enjoy a wine with a cheese, meat, seafood platter overlooking the stunning Wairau Valley.

Returning to Picton in plenty of time for your ships scheduled departure you might like to include a short return drive to see spectacular views from a great look out of Picton Port, your ship and the sparkling Queen Charlotte Sound.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton New Zealand

As part of the options for this tour a scenic driver around the Bays of the Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sound is a favourite draw card to everyone. A stop for a light snack or lunch of local seafood or other - could be green lip mussels in white wine or local salmon.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Makana Confections, Corner of Rapaura Road and O'Dwyer's Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

Experience gourmet treats of cheese tasting, manuka honey, oils, liqueurs, a refreshing gelato or decadent fudge.  If time allows you can also request a stop at the Omaka Air Museum where you can view Peter Jackson’s amazing displays of his classic aircraft.  The tour can continue and your chauffeur/guide will return in approximately one hour to pick you up from the Air Museum.

Seasonal produce is also available at roadside stalls from December through to February. You can take these aboard but must eat them before you disembark. You can buy juicy strawberries, cherries, apricots, and nectarines.

Although your cruise ship caters well for you, a light tapas or cheese/meat/seafood platter with matching wines is a great way to experience the local cuisine. Your tour guide arranges a picturesque winery garden or a chateau high on a hill with magnificent views for your pleasure.

Generally tours are from 4-5 hours but we keep flexibility in schedules for each ship and cater for passengers comfort and requirements.  You travel in comfortable, small personal vehicles of 6 or 11 seats and will return to your ship at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure.

Before leaving Blenheim you can visit the Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections – a treat not to be missed.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, 13 Selmes Road Rd3, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

Wine tasting here for award winning wines and not limited to one winery but can visit up to four great Marlborough wineries and stops for delicious gourmet treats.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 offers mini tour vans of 11 and 9 seats plus six seat private vehicles
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off at designated point
  • Basic wine tasting fees
  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes


Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Omaka Air Museum entrance


Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to the bus shuttle 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. Small Ships (less than 1000 pax) docking at Waitohi Wharf may not have bus shuttle option and your chauffeur can drop you off at the Wharf gate - 30 seconds walk from your ship. Alternatively we may be able to return you back directly to the ship.

Ports
Picton



Departure Time
10:00 AM

Duration
6 hours

Return Details
At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to the bus shuttle 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.
Small Ships (less than 1000 pax) docking at Waitohi Wharf may not have bus shuttle option and your chauffeur can drop you off at the Wharf gate - 30 seconds walk from your ship.
Alternatively we may be able to return you back directly to the ship. 


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