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Wellington Cocktail Tour
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Wellington Cocktail Tour

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Ages 18-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: Portuguese, English
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  • Cocktails at each bar on the tour
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Nibbles at a selected Cocktail Bar
What's not included
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Any food or drinks ordered seperately at the bars


Start:
  • 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22032P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Minimum/Maximum numbers apply: Minimum 4 to Maximum 10
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • A minimum of four people per booking is required
    • We will be walking between cocktail Bars to take in the atmosphere and sample cocktails. It is advised to wear comfortable footwear and weather appropriate clothing.
    • 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 8 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22032P4

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    • 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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      Get away from the tourist trap, enjoy the local and quirky atmosphere and sample some of Wellington’s best cocktail creations. In this guided 2.5 hours walking tour, you will be guided through the popular entertainment areas, soaking in the city’s vibrant personality, famous for its street art food, and drinks culture. You will hear about the history of the bars and meet the master mixologists at each location through this fun, informal yet informative drinking tour. By the end of the tour, you will learn about the best watering holes in town with plenty of time (and local knowledge) to continue with the fun on a night out.
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    • 1953
      43
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Joined in November 2020
    • Timothy P
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Food and Spice tour review
      Tour guide named John was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and brought the tour to life. His stories about the area and recommendations were appreciated.
      Written November 10, 2023
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      Eating, walking and talking!!!
      We spent a memorable morning with Jon, who was knowledgeable and engaging. I can’t recommend this highly enough as not only was the food terrific - it was great getting to know Wellington better.
      Written September 29, 2023
    • Max G
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      Great Introduction to Food In Wellington
      We had a great time on the Walking Food Tour of Wellington. Our guide, Jon, took us to places that we normally would walk past or would not have known that they existed. The tour began with coffee and scones, followed by a a local butcher shop for lamb chops and a fish market. Then we tried to a Chinese restaurant for dumplings, a kombucha shop, an Argentine/Italian restaurant, and finally an ice cream shop. We sampled the food at each location. Jon has great local knowledge which he freely shares.
      Written March 5, 2023
    • Kevin S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You could not ask for a better food tour of Wellington. Jon was a very knowledgeable host and a great food critic.
      What a great time was had by all. Everyone finished the day tired and with full bellies. Service at all stops was great Only a small walk 11,000 steps as we zigzag our way between all stops Stops in order Coffee Supermarket Preston's Butchery unbelievable Lamb Chop Wellington Seamarket great fish and chips grilled or lightly battered LA Linda Pasta and board af various cheeses, meat, toppers, scones and bread Vietnamese sorry no photo but great food Zelati for Gelato
      Written February 21, 2023
    • Russ T
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A highlight of our days In Wellington
      We have experienced food tours in various cities, New Orleans, Prague, Amsterdam. This ranks up with the best of them. John had great selections for us that allowed us to sample the interesting variety of foods that Wellington offers. The amount of food was enough for a hungry teenager. The information about food and NZ in general was very helpful I highly recommend this tour. Book ahead to assure a spot
      Written January 18, 2023
    • JD9876554321
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      No New Zealand cuisine
      I had different expectations for this tour. The tour guide, Jon, was nice and quick with some local knowledge of the area we were in but the food was not great. Since we were in Wellington, I expected the food tour to feature New Zealand cuisine (lamb, beef wellington, or some other new zealand dishes.). It did not. We sampled food from vietnamese, korean and indian restaurants. None of the restaurants were that good. They were certainly places I would not have gone to on my own, so in that respect, it did broaden my experience somewhat. But they are not places I'd go back to either, so tour was of limited value.
      Written January 18, 2023
    • notnicolekidman
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A very average tour
      We spent more time sitting around and talking than walking, seeing sights, and trying different foods. The price was very high for what we got.
      Written January 14, 2023
    • Christian G
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Experience
      Jon was a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the Wellington culinary scene. We tried a diverse range of food from restaurants and cafes we would never have found on our own. Overall this tour very much exceeded our expectations.
      Written December 20, 2022
    • Dimburr
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      Don't have breakfast first!
      Don't have breakfast first! Unless it's really early and small. By the time we finished our tour we could hardly move, so full after tasting an array of delights that Wellington has to offer. Jon our guide has the local knowledge that is so valuable when it comes to finding the quite gems for food in a town. And rather than tramp a beaten path he tailors the tour to you and your tastes. My favourite was the kombucha store which happened to also be a vinyl record store paradise - perfect for my collector husband. The range of kombucha and tastings was a delight. Great fun all round.
      Written September 30, 2022
    • marjant577
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      Queen's birthday tour
      Jon provided us with an intimate food tour for just the 2 of us. He was easy to get on with, very knowledgeable about the food and hospitality in wellington. He personalized the tours for us and took us to multiple locations inside and outside the CBD, all the latest fads. Highly recommended as a relaxing day out, with a knowledgeable and friendly guide.
      Written June 7, 2021
    • janemN4165RB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      DEFINITELY DO THIS TOUR
      Highly recommend this tour. Jon Salter was an excellent guide he was so knowledgeable about the food industry in Wellington. He took us to places that you would NEVER find on your own. A great morning spent exploring different food outlets in Wellington.
      Written February 5, 2021
    • Tania14
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exceptional Food
      OMG! this was exceptional. Once again Jon knew all the little places to take us to and was so passionate about each and one of them as he had built a good rapport with the owners. It was meant to be a half day tour but Jon kindly extended it to a full day. I have never been to so many places and all very very good, so yummy!. Thought my stomach was going to explode. This is also so well worth the experience of trying some of the fabulous eateries Wellington has to offer. Thanks again Jon for an amazing day
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    • O2891ETvalerieh
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      Had a delightful experience on our Walking Food Tour of Wellington today with our knowledgeable guide Jon and his friend Peter. We thoroughly enjoyed all the offerings which were orange infused coffee with chocolate...grilled coconut jam sandwiches...brick oven baked bagels with avocado, tomatoes, and basil...crumbed fish and chips...a grilled lamb chop...a kimchi pancake...pork and chicken boa buns...and gelato! Not only was the food delicious, it was nice to become more acquainted with Wellington which is a lovely city. Can’t recommend this tour high enough. A must do for any tourist, especially those who love to eat!
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    • Bellydops
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      The half day food odyssey tour was brilliant - Jon was super friendly and knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. From food to history it was a great way to spend the morning and we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour! Highly recommend if you need to get a feel of Wellington or even if you’re long time residents who want to see what you’ve been missing!
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    happy1Christchurch
    Christchurch3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020
    We had a brilliant time with Jon. He took us to some great little hidden cocktail bars, where we enjoyed some great cocktails and nibbles. We had an awesome time and enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks Jon
    Written November 8, 2020
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    Thank you so much for taking the time for your lovely review
    Written November 10, 2020
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    Inognomes
    Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    What a fantastic way to explore Wellington’s (sometimes hidden) cocktail gems! We thoroughly enjoyed each and every drink & location. Highly recommend!
    Written June 23, 2021
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    Thank you for your lovely review
    Written June 24, 2021
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    Tania14
    Ashburton, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020
    The best every tour! A must for anyone visiting Wellington. Such an enjoyable experience. Jon was fantastic with his knowledge and showing us all the bars that were very unique and some hidden away. Its is so well worth it. Thank you again Jon
    Written December 17, 2020
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    Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review
    Written December 19, 2020
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    Augustus
    Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2019 • Friends
    We had a fabulous time. John is so knowledgeable. We visited a range of cocktail bars, each unique in its own way and John pointed out some wonderfully interesting spots along the way.
    Written September 27, 2019
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    Thank you for taking the time for your lovely review. It is always nice to show what Wellington has to offer .
    Written September 27, 2019
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    tubagiant
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2019 • Couples
    Most of the time when I feel a distinct urge to write a review for a product, company, or service, the experience has been woefully negative. The Wellington Food and Spice Odyssey shatters that tradition by providing one of the most enjoyable experiences during my 15 days in New Zealand. The perfect traveler would have an old friend conveniently stationed at every city that he or she could possibly travel to, serving as an easy and relaxed way to find the best spots. This friend would cut the crap and head directly to where THEY like- what's interesting? What's consistently good? What is that one bar that you show your friend who only has a night in town?

    Our Guide, Jon, met us promptly at a the designated address on time. Dressed smartly, but with no uniform or touristy tackiness, he introduced himself and got straight to it! Without being overbearing or strange, Jon swept us around the city, guiding us to a number of bars in the area. Each location had a bartender waiting to explain their choice cocktail to us- and had saved us prime seats to watch and ask questions!

    Jon suggested at the beginning that no cocktail would be similar to each other. With some of the bars providing multiple tastings, its seemed like quite a stretch! To our surprise, every single drink was unique and special in its own way. As we left each hidden building and moved on to the next one, Jon took charge, expertly identifying our interests and catering his thoughts and information about Wellington to his guests- now his old friends. As he opened the door to the next bar, we are swept into a new world that we would never would have found on our own. Jon stepped aside, inviting the expert behind the bar to impress and delight with his craft. When the mixologist was finished, Jon took the reigns once again, steering our cocktail cruise to a successful voyage- Onward on our Objectively Outstanding Odyssey.

    Odyssey has clearly developed real and meaningful relationships with the cocktail bars that he brings guests to. At no point did this feel like a cookie from a box. Please- stop reading reviews and ratings and book this tour!
    Written June 25, 2019
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    Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and glad that you enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand
    Written June 26, 2019
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    eodtoeknee
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour. Showed us places and drinks we wouldn't likely have found on our own. Very friendly guides too.
    Written February 15, 2019
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    Thank you for taking the time for your review and enjoy the rest of your holiday
    Written February 16, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    TeeHolmes
    Auckland Central, New Zealand97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really great start to an evening out. We visited four bars and had four very different, but very good cocktails. Was on the pricey side but worth the extravagance if you’re after something a bit special.
    Written August 19, 2018
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    Thank you for taking the time to review our tour and glad that you had a good time
    Written August 20, 2018
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    grovermg
    Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2018 • Friends
    Had an awesome time with John, Peter and the various bartenders at the grooviest bars in Wellington. Who knew there was so much to know about cocktails...plenty to drink and lots of great conversation was had. Definitely recommend this as a fab night out with friends. Who doesn't want bacon adorning their cocktail??!!
    Written June 13, 2018
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    Thank you for taking the time for the great review
    Written June 14, 2018
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    Chrissiepaul
    Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    What a fabulous start! We were a local couple on an evening out and can thoroughly recommend the Cocktail Tour. We thought we knew the local scene pretty well but Jon and Peter took us to a variety of cocktail bars. We were greeted by friendly, fun and informative cocktail experts, who were interactive and inclusive. A fabulous part of the evening Definitely recommended..
    cheers Ned
    Written April 14, 2018
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    Thank you for your great review. It's always nice to help locals discover places that they haven't been to in their own city.
    Written April 20, 2018
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    debdileva
    Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Friends
    I've lived in Wellington all my life and discovered places I didn't even know existed. Jon and Peter were great guides and their knowledge of Wellingtons eateries and bars was impressive. They lead us on a walking tour through Courtney Place where we stopped in at four different cocktail bars to sample some fantastic cocktails made by very passionate mixologists. Highly recommend this tour to kick start your night.
    Written April 10, 2018
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    Thank you debdileva for your kind review, we love sharing the best and quirky places in Wellington on our tours and am glad that you have enjoyed it thoroughly.
    Written April 12, 2018
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