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Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

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    Stop At: Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Foreshore Auckland Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    Meet your guide at the Picton i-Site after your cruise ship docks.  Then board a luxury minibus and enjoy the drive through the Koromiko mountain pass to the Marlborough wine region while your guide points out ecological and historical places of interest; this small-group tour is limited to 11 people to ensure a more intimate atmosphere.

    You will visit four or five cellar doors (time permitting) around the Marlborough vineyards. Taste their award winning wines and learn how Marlborough's Sauvignon Blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, then take a stroll through a vineyard and learn how climate, soil, and skill combine to make these incredible wines. Marlborough is not all about Sauvignon Blanc - we have stunning Rieslings, crisp and fruity Pinot Gris, oaked and unoaked Chardonnay and our renown Pinot Noir.

    A stop will be made for lunch (own expense), featuring delicacies such as mussels, salmon, venison or beef when available. Alternatively, a light meal of gourmet local cheeses to pair with your wine might suffice.

    On the way back to the port, we stop at the chocolate factory for a nibble of hand-made gourmet chocolates. You will return to the Picton wharf at least 90 minutes before your cruise ship departs.

    Duration: 5 hours
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This tour is specifically tailored for CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS. The tour starts from and returns to the Picton Information Centre.

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    Picton
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Shuttle stop outside the Picton i-Site
    • Return is a minimum of 30 minutes before the last shuttle departs and 90 minutes before cruise departure.
    Inclusions
    • Wine tasting at 4-5 award-winning wineries
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Small group tour by minivan
    • Vineyard tour
    • Chocolate tasting
    • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 May 2019

    Our cruise stopped in Picton and we researched the wine tours offered by the ship. They didn’t compare to what we had through Jade Tours. We had plenty of time for tasting and purchasing. Our lunch at Wither Hills was superb! We especially enjoyed our...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank K-Mark
    Mike P, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2019

    Thank you for joining Jade Tours for your shore excursion whilst in Picton. We are spoilt for choice in the variety of excellent wineries to visit and it is always fun showing people around who enjoy the wine. Fortunately our small tours offer a more...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    As this is my very favorite wine region of the world and my husband is an aviation/WWII history enthusiast, this checked off all kinds of boxes. The newly opened museum was new and contained info about local heroes and displays, with one in particular, the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank bedforddeb
    mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

    Many thanks for coming along on our tour and we are delighted that your box count has been greatly reduced !! Sue really enjoyed her day out with you and we greatly appreciate your very positive feedback. Enjoy your onward cruising.

    Reviewed 21 March 2019

    We had a wonderful day of wine tasting and a delightful lunch (at one of the wineries). Sue was a fabulous guide, very gracious and informative. We visited 5 wineries, with multiple tastings at each, so we certainly had AMPLE opportunity to sample various varieties...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2019

    Thank you for your company on our tour of the wineries. Sue had a great day so its nice to know that you all had a good time. We try to be as flexible as possible with our winery selections but finding nice wines is...More

    Reviewed 13 March 2019

    Our wine tour was a wonderful and relaxing way to spend the day onshore during our stopover in Picton. Mike was extremely knowledgeable and informative and the tour was a great way to see the area and the beautiful Marlborough vineyards. With only two other...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Jules2805
    mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2019

    Hi Jules. Thank you for your very complimetary review and it's lovely to get feedback on how much you enjoyed your tour. It is also lovely to meet our visitors from the cruise ships and show them some of the stunning attractions of our valley....More

    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    We had a very good day with Sue. She was informative and flexible with the plans for the day. The wine tasting was interesting, but after 4 ( we were scheduled for 5) we were pretty "wined out". So Sue gave us the option of...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Debbie S
    mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

    Many thanks for your lovely review. We like to be as flexible as possible and when you are "wined out" the chocolates make a great alternative. Thank you for joining us for the day and we hope that you had an uneventful trip home.

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