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Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour provided by Jade Tours

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour
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Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
11
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    11
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 22175P2
Important information
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
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour is specifically tailored for CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS. It is only available on cruise ship days and starts from and returns to the Picton Information Centre. Please check emails from Tripadvisor prior to your ship departure - there may be some variation in the tour departure time (variance in docking times). We will ALWAYS send a departure time confirmation email prior to your sailing. This is our only means of contacting you.
  • Ports:
  • Picton
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
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
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • This tour is specifically tailored for CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS. It is only available on cruise ship days and starts from and returns to the Picton Information Centre. Please check emails from Tripadvisor prior to your ship departure - there may be some variation in the tour departure time (variance in docking times). We will ALWAYS send a departure time confirmation email prior to your sailing. This is our only means of contacting you.
  • Ports:
  • Picton
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    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.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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David S
Greytown, New Zealand2 contributions
Excellent service and Mikes knowledge was impressive. A beautiful day made the day one to remember. The lunch was excellent at Wither Hills and the Omaka museum was well worth the visit.
Written March 4, 2022
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Hi David. Many thnaks to you and your group for such an enjoyable day out. You got the opportunity to engage with the highlights of Marlborough (our incredible wines, the magnificent aviation museum and our yummy restaurants) all on one tour. It was great fun - you must come back to taste some more next year !
Written March 6, 2022
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Cassie
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Friends
Thanks so much to Mike for taking our small group of friends on a wonderful wine tour. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and well organised. The wineries visited were beautiful, lunch was great, everything was organised & running on time (but never felt rushed). The money for this tour is well spent with nothing missed. Quick stop at the chocolate factory before being back on time to the cruise ship shuttle. Highly recommend! Thanks again Mike, from Cassie, Adam, Geoff & Joleen - Aus.
Written March 28, 2020
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Hi Guys. Many thanks for your very positive review. Cruise ship days can be very busy so a bit of organisation always helps. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day out around Marlborough and found some nice wines - look out for them when you are next at Dan's ! Stay safe in these difficult times
Written March 30, 2020
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William P
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Great overview of the Marlborough wine region including 4 wineries with tastings, a great lunch, and a visit to a terrific chocolate factory. We loved the day. Our guide, Sue, was excellent.
Written February 17, 2020
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Mike P
Thank you for your company on the tour. We enjoy the chocolates too (only place we get to taste !) Thanks for the review
Written February 18, 2020
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GweninTX
Port Chalmers, New Zealand224 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were picked up promptly by Mike and he gave us very interesting commentary while we went to the wineries. His van was spacious and easy to get in and out of. All of the wineries had great wine and the one we ate lunch at had great rib-eye steaks. I highly recommend this tour.
Written February 13, 2020
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Hi Gwen. Many thanks for your review and it's lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your day out in Marlborough. The local steaks can almost match the wines but of course that is personal preference ! Lovely to meet you all.
Written February 14, 2020
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Gleneran
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
Jan 2020
Four amazing wineries and a great lunch. For red wine drinkers, be warned that there are very few red wine options in this regions. The knowledgeable guide really made the excursion worth while.
Written February 12, 2020
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Thanks for your review. Sadly our cool temperate climate is not warm enough for the "big reds" to flourish here, but the Sav and other whites are really not too shabby ! I try to fit in some reds where possible !
Written February 12, 2020
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ldg3
West Linn, OR22 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Mike not only took us to great wineries, he gave us the history of wines in the Marlborough region & each winery we visited. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and made sure we had a good time from start to the end! I would highly recommend Jade Tours if you get to Picton!
Written February 7, 2020
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Thank you for your company during the tour. Stories and information is nearly as important as the wine itself and I'm glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for the review
Written February 8, 2020
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staylor838
Erie, PA77 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our our driver and tour sponsor, Mike, was an incredible host. He had extensive knowledge Have the wineries, the wine region, and wine history and information. He answered all of our questions and took very good care of us. I would highly recommend this tour
Written February 5, 2020
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Its lovely to hear that you so enjoyed your wine tour with us. Marlborough is beautiful, the wines are beautiful and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Enjoy your cruise and my best wishes to you all.
Written February 6, 2020
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Billandris
10 contributions
Jan 2020
We loved our tour and our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable about the region and put a lot of thought so that we weren’t overwhelmed by other tour groups as we were on a ship and we had plenty of one on one at the cellars. Would recommend for any one needing a day of wine tasting.
Written February 4, 2020
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Mike P
Many thanks for your feedback - we believe that it is important to tailor our tours so that our groups get to taste wines that they like. Crowding is a pain so our routes are carefully selected. Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves.
Written February 5, 2020
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LCL-travels
Chicago, IL429 contributions
Dec 2019
Jade Tours provided us with a lovely day of wine tasting and touring in Marlborough. We traveled in a minibus that accommodated a maximum of 11 passengers. Our guide was the owner of this small business, who talked to us about New Zealand and the wine industry in addition to escorting us to four vineyards.

Our 5-hour excursion included time for us to eat lunch (at our own expense) at a vineyard's outdoor restaurant. This gave us a chance to learn more about our fellow travelers.

I highly recommend this tour for people who enjoy wines. The area is known for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Written January 15, 2020
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Many thanks for your review. We try to make our tours as fun and educational as possible so that you go away with some stories to share with family and friends back home - in addition to some good wine experiences ! Thank you for your company on the day.
Written January 16, 2020
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jborsik
Tampa, FL23 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a wonderful tour with Jade Tours. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wines. Went to 4 wineries and stopped at the same chocolate factory as the cruise ship tour. Lunch, our expense, was at the Scott Allen winery. Beautiful setting.
Highly recommend.
If you are on a cruise ship Mike guarantees to get you back on time.
Getting off the cruise ship take the free shuttle to the I-site information center. They were on time and waiting for us. Sent me an email telling us where and when to meet.
Time was adjusted do to arrival of our ship.
Thanks, Mike. We enjoyed it!
Written January 11, 2020
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Hi Guys and many thanks for your review. Careful timing is essential for cruise ship passengers as arrival times differ and return times are even more important. A bit earlier is always better. Many thanks for joining me on the day - it was a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the wine
Written January 12, 2020
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Jade wine tour a pleasure
Mike was very knowledgeable and the wineries were great choices. Very fun day out, without the hassle of driving. L
Iain F
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Wine!
Had a very good day sampling various wines from the Malborough region. Mike (tour guide) was very knowledgeable and
Nomads_on_Tour
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A brilliant day with Jade Tours
A brilliant day out with Mike of Jade Tours. We visited five wineries in total, with lunch at St Clair. Mike is k
tesspi
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Fantastic, great value tour
Fantastic tour - highly recommend. Mike's wine knowledge is fantastic definitely more value than most and great guy
sezzera3
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Absolute highlight - must do!
This full day tour was by far the highlight of our trip to Blenheim! As a group of 4, Mike made the day a fantastic
moanaj2022
moanaj2022
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Fantastic experience
Mike was super knowledgeable about the region and the individual vineyards. He took us to all the places we were ke
marlecej
marlecej
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All the vibes and nothing but the vibes
We really loved our tour with Mike! Such a great day with the best wineries, would love to do it again.
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100% recommend
Mike made the day so enjoyable and presented with so much knowledge about the region and its wines. Definitely woul
Natasha_Rumble
Natasha_Rumble
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Excellent
Mike was the best tour guide we have had so far, such a fun guy, very knowledgeable, enjoyed the vineyards he chose
haylie-eilken
haylie-eilken
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The BEST day
We had the BEST day out with Mike! He took us to incredible wineries that reflected our favourite varieties of wine
escort81
escort81
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excellent wines
We had a great day our guide tailored the wineries to suit our tastes. He was very knowledgeable not just about the
Stokesie007
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Awesome wine knowledge
We were able to book and go in the tour in the same day. Picked up from our accommodation which is at least 10km ou
the_dwanary
the_dwanary
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Excellent tour
Mike, We had a fantastic day and enjoyed your choice of wineries. You have a great knowledge of the area which we
Ujim
Ujim
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Fantastic afternoon
Had a great afternoon with Sue - pick up from our slightly out of the way accommodation wasn't an issue, and she to
HanlieNZ
HanlieNZ
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Wine experience extraordinaire
Mike is a well informed and knowledgeable tour guide that went out of his way to cater for our wine preferences, hi
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