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Wellington Cocktail Tour
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Wellington Cocktail Tour

By 1953
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$117.58
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Ages 18-80, max of 8 per group
Duration:
2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
Portuguese, English


  • 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


Departure details
  • 5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. 2 to 8
  • 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 two people per booking is required
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 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.

A note from Wellington Cocktail Tour
  • Operating in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Food and Spice Odyssey and Staff will be adhering to the New Zealand Government Guidelines for the safety of their staff and guests.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Wellington Cocktail Tour?
Wellington Cocktail Tour price starts from $127.00. Discover and book Wellington Cocktail Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Wellington Cocktail Tour cancellation policy?
Wellington Cocktail Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Wellington Cocktail Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Wellington Cocktail Tour?
Wellington Cocktail Tour is hosted by 1953. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact 1953 on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Wellington Cocktail Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Wellington Cocktail Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 30m. Discover and book Wellington Cocktail Tour on Tripadvisor

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

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    5 Courtenay Place
    5 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    See address & details
  • 1
    Wellington's Food & Spice Odyssey
    Stop: 3 hours
    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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

marjant577
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 abo
janemN4165RB
janemN4165RB
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DEFINITELY DO THIS TOUR
Highly recommend this tour. Jon Salter was an excellent guide he was so knowledgeable about the food industry in W
Tania14
Tania14
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Exceptional Food
OMG! this was exceptional. Once again Jon knew all the little places to take us to and was so passionate about eac
O2891ETvalerieh
O2891ETvalerieh
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Quite The Foodie City
Had a delightful experience on our Walking Food Tour of Wellington today with our knowledgeable guide Jon and his f
Bellydops
Bellydops
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Great food, great guide and a great day out
The half day food odyssey tour was brilliant - Jon was super friendly and knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. F
107kerry
107kerry
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Food heaven
Jon gave me the most fabulous day in Wellington. The sights and food tasting superb. Lots fun and laughter.
Rockles1
Rockles1
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Highly recommended for locals...
“As long-time residents of Wellington, we thought that we had a pretty good knowledge of the Capitals great eaterie
christinepE4506HH
christinepE4506HH
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Another fab tour with Jon
Once again we took a tour with Food & Spice Odyssey. This time we walked the Wellington streets and were not disapp
juliebZ306NY
juliebZ306NY
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Julie b
Lovely morning tour with Jon. A very experienced foodie who knows all the hidden treasures Wellington has to offer.
ChrisHar60
ChrisHar60
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Exploring hidden Wellington food wonders
Jon Salter was our tour guide to a number of outstanding food wonders. We were met on time conveniently at the hear
Janet S
Janet S
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A fortnight's experiences in a long half day
Thank you so much Jon. Perfect day of ge uinely interesting and tasty food and drink experiences and informative to
R4156GJjamesc
R4156GJjamesc
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Nothing missed and totally surprised
Well we just had a massive surprise. We had no idea Wellington was so HIP.. from coffee to dumplings and by far th
Christian V
Christian V
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Lovely Host and Delicious Food
Our tour guide was incredibly accommodating to however we wanted to go about the tour and in whatever order, always
Steven E
Steven E
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If you love good food, take this tour!
Our travel agent recommended this tour as she knows that we appreciate good food and we are so glad that we heeded
Geoff H
Geoff H
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Should have been on the bucket list
This would have to be the best activity I did while in Wellington. The adventure through the different venues was s
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428nicolaw
Pukekohe, New Zealand13 contributions
The whole tour was fantastic ! Jon was a wonderful knowledgeable host who took
us to some magic bars and tasted some really different cocktails ,highly recommend this tour when in wellington.
All the staff at the bars were so friendly, such a great night very memorable.
Thanks Jon.
Written June 22, 2022
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WSPO
Thank you for taking the time for your lovely review. It is always nice to show off Wellington's Cocktail Bars
Written June 23, 2022
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Zach Widener
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Jon and Peter were excellent hosts. Wellington has some very cool tucked-away bars and venues. The highlight was to see a different side of the city I have lived in for 20 years. We enjoyed 8 or more split cocktails which was a great way to have a small amount of each. Great way to start a night in town and a great way to end a long day of work. This tour is classy and very non-pretentious. You get an insider's take on the hosptitality scene in Welly, Jon has a great reputation and knows exactly where to go! Highly recommend.
Written June 22, 2021
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WSPO
Thank you for taking the time for your lovely review. It is always nice to show what Wellington has to offer.
Written June 23, 2021
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happy1Christchurch
Christchurch3 contributions
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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WSPO
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
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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WSPO
Thank you for your lovely review
Written June 24, 2021
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Tania14
Ashburton, New Zealand9 contributions
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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WSPO
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
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tubagiant
2 contributions
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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WSPO
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
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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WSPO
Thank you for taking the time for your review and enjoy the rest of your holiday
Written February 16, 2019
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TeeHolmes
Auckland Central, New Zealand99 contributions
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
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grovermg
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
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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