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Private Shore Excursion:Explore Marlborough Wine and Scenic Delights from Picton

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Walk, Picton New Zealand

    A popular scenic option to travel around the Bays of the Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sound. A delicious seafood lunch or snack at Havelock before heading around the Bays returning to your ship. Wonderful high view points to take photos.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, 13 Selmes Road Rd3, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

    Award winning wines especially the Reserve Wairau Sauvignon Blanc.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Vines Village, 193 Rapaura Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

    Sensational Marlborough Whitehaven wines to taste, gourmet tasting of Manuka honey, local gin and beer and many gourmet treats. Cafe at your beck and call. Quilters Barn for crafters and merino possum fibres in jumpers, gloves, hats and more.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Makana Confections, Corner of Rapaura Road and O'Dwyer's Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

    The most popular stop of boutique confection you have ever tasted. Even the samples are generous and you will want to go up again to taste.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Picton Visitors Centre shuttle bus stop. We will be in the car park with a signboard with your name near the vehicles. Drivers will wear a gold scarf or tie. The driver's phone number will be supplied on your voucher. 
    Ships docking at Shakespeare Bay require a bus shuttle to the Picton Visitors Centre (5 min.).
    Small ships docking at Waitohi Wharf may not have shuttle option, as they are a 2-minute walk to Picton Visitors Centre. Picton Security Staff at the wharf may arrange pickup at the wharf by request. We are not authorized to pickup from the wharf except by passenger request.
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to the shuttle bus stop at the Picton Visitors Centre at least two hours before your ship's departure. Your tour guide will also know the time for the last shuttle.
    If departing from Waitohi Wharf, the driver can drop you at the gate, a very short walk from the ship.
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Round-trip shuttle bus service between the ship and the departure point
    • Wine tasting
    • Chocolate tasting
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch at own cost due to varying appetites
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Cut off time for booking has been set for 12 hours prior to tour departure. Due to advance bookings being required for additional activities. However booking is flexible up to an hour prior to tour departure.
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Your tour guide provides a 6 seat vehicle for smaller private groups.
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Picton Port for your ship’s departure. In the extreme unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Had a great day with Larissa who showed us fantastic scenery, lovely beaches along the Queen Charlotte Drive. We had the famous green lip mussels in the Captain's Daughter in Havlock. Before returning to the ship we tasted some delicious cheese. Terrific! The cruise ship tours
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    Response from Pamela M, Owner at Private Shore Excursion:Explore Marlborough Wine and Scenic Delights from Picton
    Responded Dec 9, 2017
    HI There Faith. Thank you for the lovely review for Larissa. She is really a wonderful guide and I am so lucky to have her. Thank you too for choosing Your Local Chauffeur and as I say to everyone. Please come back again one day and see the rest of New Zealand. Regards Pamela
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English
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