Private Shore Excursion from Picton: Marlborough Highlights
- Mix and match your love of wine and food and add the scenic beauty of the Marlborough area
- Visit art galleries and local artisan creations, exquisite gardens, heritage aviation displays, and more
- Enjoy a scenic journey
Your personal tour offers great flexibility to combine your favourite requests with a local chauffeur's recommendations of the area. Enjoy a full wine tour experience or mix with other Marlborough gourmet and local attractions.
On arrival into the Blenheim countryside of the Wairau Valley you can start tasting some sensational wines before a relaxing break for brunch, lunch or afternoon refreshment (at your own cost) applicable to your ships schedule.
A popular choice could be a light tapas platter of mouth-watering cheese, meats and seafood with matching wines at a picturesque winery spot or while you overlook the Valley views of vineyards and the surrounding landscapes.
More wine tasting could follow or try some of the local gourmet oils, liqueurs, local cheeses, garlic noir, peanut butters, Manuka honey or a refreshing gelato.
Your itinerary could vary depending on some of the options you choose on the day. Some exciting options you could consider could be a visit to an award winning garden, a visit to a renowned local artist’s personal gallery, a visit to another special artisan gallery and the opportunity to see the pet sheep. You could also choose a visit to the Omaka Aviation Museum to view Peter Jackson’s classic air craft displays from WW1 and WW2 or a helicopter ride over the Wairau Valley and Tasman Bays. A must stop is the Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections – a tasty treat not to be missed.
Some activities will be subject to availability on the day if not pre-booked and any entry fees may be payable to the organizer on the day. When you have booked please ask about these options and they can be pre-booked for you.
Once back in Picton you may like to take in the breath-taking views overlooking the Port of Picton, Queen Charlotte Sound and your ship. You will travel in a comfortable vehicle of up to six seats to suit the single traveller, couples and friends.
Your local chauffeur is a local owner who has great passion for Marlborough and would look forward to sharing it with you.
- Bottled water
- All basic wine tasting fees
- Complimentary chocolates
- Meals and drinks
- Event fees
Prepare for the activity
Please meet your guide in the Picton I Site Car Park near the vehicle. Your guide will be waiting near the vehicle with a signboard with your name and the vehicle is also signed with the business name. Meet your chauffeur in the adjacent car park near the vehicle or first look out for them at the bus stop. Your tour start time will be your voucher and is normally 10:00 AM or earlier if it is possible due to your ship's schedule and disembarking times. Arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour start time on your voucher.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Passport or ID card
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat
• Car seats need to be booked in advance at time of tour booking for a $50.00 payment on the day
• Please advise special eating requirements