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Escape to Marlborough offers personalised, semi-exclusive and highly enjoyable travel experiences throughout New Zealand. - Wonderful wine tasting tours included - Pick up from cruise ship and throughout Marlborough - Luxury Mercedes® Mini Vans...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
33 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 7187
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Warren, our driver, was amazing. The stops on the hop on hop off we’re all great. My favorites were Highfield and Villa Maria. But mostly what made the day amazing was Warren. He put up with our stories, helped us schedule out our day and...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The HopOn/HopOff is a pleasant and convenient way for independent travelers to get around Blenheim for a day of tasting in NZ's internationally-acclaimed Marlborough wine region. It's easy to arrange online and moderately priced, including pick-up and return from the Interislander and Blue Bridge ferries/iSite...More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a great day out with hop on hop off around Vineyards and Blenheim museums. Can be Interesting being a tourist in your own country as an Aucklander on your own some prejudices come to fruition but the team made me feel welcome and happy...More

1  Thank acewilkinson
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We travelled on Ovation of the Seas and had a very different experience to the review below, we were constantly looked after. Juliearna and her team did a fantastic job even if it was very busy. Every time we turned around she was there with...More

1  Thank daviddunn670
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Reading here that this is a new service goes someway to explaining our experience but doesn’t excuse it. We arrived into Picton via cruise ship which made for a busy day for this service. But they kept on taking bookings and people’s money so they...More

3  Thank MarkDN
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We purchased tickets from Picton to Blenheim before walking the Queen Charlotte Track on 3/1-4, not realizing our ticket was incorrectly dated for 3/3. Boarded the shuttle on 3/4 before realizing our mistake. Our friendly and generous driver decided to accept the tickets anyway which...More

1  Thank Cathy S
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Great day out fun and enjoyable done lots of wine tastings and then finished off at moa beer for some beer tastings also some pints in the shade under the trees what a great day in Marlborough. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Wonderful time, buses ran on time for us and we loved it. Drivers full of information. we went to wither hills, highfield, seresins and allan scott. The driver let us stop at choc factory for 10 mins and we loved it. Cheap $69.50 each keep...More

Thank KarenM9502
Reviewed January 8, 2018

A group of four of us used the "Hop on Hop off" tour which i understand is a relatively new addition to the area. We caught the initial bus from the Picton i-site having arrived at Picton on a cruise ship. Well, to say the...More

3  Thank PierceMcMahon
Travelingteam1, Manager at Escape to Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Hello, I am one of the ground managers and have decided to respond to this as you have already had correspondence with the owner. What you have written is absolutely not correct. 1/ The Isite where you brought the ticket informed you the buses go...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018

We spent a full day on the Hop on Hop off tour to wineries. We took off from Picton iSite and continued to visit 6 different wineries, tasted over 40 different wines and had a beautiful lunch at Highland Terravin winery. I can highly recommend...More

Thank Faijja
Travelingteam1, Manager at Escape to Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Hello Faijja, Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your day. Safe travels. Escape to Marlborough Team

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December 18, 2017|
Response from Escapetopicton | Property representative |
Hello yes the buses leave from Picton which is where the cruise ship comes into please check out escapetomarlborough thanks