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Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton

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Overview

Located near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound, the lovely seaside port of Picton bustles with cruise ship traffic throughout the season, putting visitors to within day trip distance of the renowned Marlborough wine region located just 25 minutes south.

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton

Wine tasting, sampling home-grown gourmet treats, and getting from one picturesque winery garden and cellar door to another while admiring the breathtaking scenic routes of the Wairau Valley are the memorable highlights of Marlborough wine region shore excursion from Picton.

Enjoy a selection of gourmet treats like manuka honey, cheese, liqueurs, oils, luscious fudge or refreshing gelato. You may even get to see Peter Jackson’s fantastic collection of classic aircraft at the Omaka Air Centre if there is time. If you wish to extend your tour, your Local Chauffeur will return to collect you from the Air Centre after about an hour.

From December through February, seasonal produce like plump cherries, juicy strawberries, nectarines and apricots can be purchased from roadside stalls and brought aboard, but must be eaten before you get off the ship.

A fantastic way to experience local cuisine aside from the generous catering your cruise ship provides is to enjoy a platter of seafood/meat/cheese or light tapas paired with wines. Your Local Chauffeur facilitates access to a chateau high on a hill with breathtaking views or charming winery garden to make your experience truly memorable.

Tours generally run for 4-5 hours, but are adjusted according to passengers’ comforts and requirements and timed to the ship’s schedule. Small personal vehicles that can seat 6 or 11 ensure that you travel in comfort and returned to your ship 2 hours before its scheduled departure.

Don’t forget to drop by the Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections and treat yourself with sweets before leaving Blenheim.

On arrival back in Picton, round out a marvellous day with a quick 15 minute return drive from the township to the Victoria Domain for an unparalleled perspective of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton Port and your ship.

As a local owner passionate about the Marlborough region, your Local Chauffeur is excited to share it all with you.

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton New Zealand

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton New Zealand

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton New Zealand

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