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Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim provided by Marlborough Tour Company

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Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim

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Enjoy the best of the Marlborough Sounds region on this fun day tour that combines a scenic cruise and wine tasting. The Marlborough region is New Zealand's largest wine-growing area, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc whites. On this handy tour you can indulge in wine tastings without worrying about driving home afterwards. Spend the afternoon relaxing on a cruise in the sounds, with a fresh seafood platter to snack on.
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    Marlborough Sounds
    Stop: 8 hours -
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    Marlborough Region
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • Wine tasting and seafood platter are included (lunch is at own expense)
  • Enjoy a relaxing day of good food and a drink, and beautiful views
  • An ideal day trip for friends or couples
  • Tour departs from Picton or Blenheim, to fit your itinerary and needs
Important Information
7h 30m
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Seafood Cruise
  • Waterfront lunch (at your own expense)
  • Food and drinks (except wine and seafood tastings specified)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking (larger groups by arrangement)
  • A minimum of 2 people
  • The afternoon cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions
  • If you haven't let us know your accommodation at time of booking, please let us know as soon as possible where you are staying by emailing us ( or calling us: +64 3 577 9997
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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Shirley W wrote a review 2 Apr
Guildford90 contributions38 helpful votes
We have done quite a few vineyard tours in different parts of the world but this one was absolutely superb. From being picked up at our motel in the morning by our lovely tour guide (Heather?) to arriving back there at the end of a glorious day we had the best of times. The tour
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MPC28 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom84 contributions17 helpful votes
if you're thinking about this. go for it. We had the best time! We were picked up from our B&B and driven firstly to Cloudy Bay (oh the bubbly!) by our friendly and knowledgeable driver and then on to Wairau River, a smaller family-run winery (the pinot gris was our favourite
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi MPC28, your review is amazing, thank you so much. We're thrilled you enjoyed the wine tour, the Marlborough Sounds cruise and of course the fabulous wine. Thank you also for the feedback for our lovely crew - we will pass on your words - and we look forward to welcoming you back in future.
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Hattiee wrote a review Mar 2020
East Anglia387 contributions143 helpful votes
We did the wine tasting and greenshell mussel cruise. Can thoroughly recommend the experience. We were picked up from the door by the very amiable Bruce. His natural friendly nature made us feel like we’d known him for years. We had a couple of stops at wineries for some
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Julie H, thank you very much for your amazing review and feedback for Bruce. We're thrilled you enjoyed your wine tour and Marlborough Sounds cruise. We'd love you to come back again to re-try the wines!
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Alan H wrote a review Mar 2020
Wymondham, United Kingdom231 contributions93 helpful votes
Really enjoyable day out: two wineries, with lots of different wines to sample, followed by lunch in Havelock and then a spectacular cruise on the sounds. Our hosts (taxi driver Bruce and boat crew Lexi and Paul) were really friendly and a mine of information on the local area
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan H, your review is wonderful, thank you so much. We're very pleased to read this was a highlight of your holiday and that you liked the wineries on the tour, the lunch and the cruise, and of course the hospitality. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to welcome you back in future.
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Tracey wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We was picked up by the lovely Heather and taken to a chocolate factory then for a mutiple wine tour followed by a lovely lunch then a mussel boat tour and feast. Brilliant day learnt loads about food and wine great team onboard and taken back to hotel after. All in all a great
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi TraceyTimNZ, thank you for your terrific review of your wine tour and cruise with us. We're pleased you enjoyed your day and learned a bit about our wonderful region and wine industry - thanks also for the lovely feedback for Chris, Paul and Heather. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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About the operator

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By: Marlborough Tour Company
Great day out
Heather was an excellent guide, showed us around including an extra gin venue. Marlborough wines are very varied, w
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JingCai Seafood Cruise
In January 2020, we booked the JingCai Seafood Cruise from Picton. We sailed on the Mantra with the lovely crew: Ch
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Terry C
Some good, some not so good
Alice (I think was her name), the Chinese girl assistant was great, very helpful and polite. The old guy (Andrew?)
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Susan S
Fabulous day out
We were picked up promptly by Andrew and met up with 2 other very nice couples. We had 5 vineyard stops and at a ch
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Discovering the wines of Marlborough
Great day visiting a variety of vineyards in Marlborough. Our guide Stephen enhanced our day with his vast knowledg
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Amazing vineyard tour ... one of our best days out!!
Our tour guide/driver Bruce looked after us so well today. Stunning vineyards & really interesting commentary en r
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Giovanna I
Wine Tour
John took us on an amazing wine tour. We visited Fromm, Cloudy bay, Hans Herzog (my favourite) St Clair where had l
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Marlborough wine tour for day including lunch
We have just had the most wonderful day out visiting 6 vineyards , including a really nice lunch , touring the area
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A Fantastic Day in the Vineyards of Marlborough
What an amazing day having a personalised tour around the Marlborough wine region. Our driver/guide, Stephen, did a
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Great wine tour
We had a wonderful day touring the vineyards with Chris. He was friendly,accommodating and very knowledgable about
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Fabulous Tour!
What a wonderful cruise! Our crew, Chris and Lexi, were fantastic! The information about the mussel and salmon farm
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Full Day Private Wine Tour from Blenheim
We spent the day with Stephen Russell, our amazing tour guide and visited 4 wineries of different characters. He pi
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Heather made our day - along with the wine!
We were lucky enough to get Heather to ourselves for a full day of wine tasting. In all we visited six different wi
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Excellent Sounds Cruise
Had a great half day cruise with Captain Chris. Very informative and relaxing. We thought we would be getting just
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Excellent day out
We took the Marlborough Icons tour, picked up by Heather from our hotel along with 3 other couples, plus another co
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