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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 5 days ago

This hop on hop off bus is overpriced. Most of the drivers were lovely but the owner had to drive the bus as she had a staff member sick. She was on her phone constantly running her business and when she wasn't on the phone,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzanneInAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Blenheim with plans to bike to wineries, but instead got only heavy rain. We immediately called Escape to Marlborough and got picked up within 30 minutes. Our driver Warren was absolutely amazing and so helpful! We went to 4 wineries, a brewery,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I placed a call to “Escape to Marlborough” on the 18th November to enquire about the hop-on-hop-off bus traveling the next day, 19 November. I left a message with a very friendly woman who said that her boss would be back in touch in just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Waveman2000
Escapetopicton, Public Relations Manager at Escape to Marlborough, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, my last response was deleted and i am unsure why we did call you back sir twice please clear your messages.

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank theone100
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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