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Enjoy the icons of Marlborough with a tour through the famous Marlborough wine region and the majestic Marlborough Sounds, all in one day.
Marlborough has become world famous for Sauvignon Blanc and this tour starts in the heart of the wine region. Enjoy a range of wine tastings along with gourmet treats before heading through to experience a stunning cruise through the Marlborough Sounds.
Daily Itinerary - 9.30am Collection in Picton and 10am collection in Blenheim and depart out into the Marlborough wine region.
Your tour guide will show you through the fabulous Marlborough wine region stopping to enjoy two fine wine experiences including Marlborough's Iconic winery, Cloudy Bay.
After two wonderful winery visits we will depart the wine region through to the Marlborough Sounds.
Enjoy a nice lunch right on the waterfront of Havelock at the Slip Inn Cafe (own cost lunch.
After lunch we depart on the Marlborough Tour Company launch for a seafood cruise through the Marlborough Sounds.
Take in the natural beauty of the native bush and the tranquility of the Sounds. Learn from your experienced Skipper the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the history of the pioneering families who have settled in the Sounds over 6 generations. Visit a Greenshell™ Mussel farm and learn why this delicacy grows so well in the Marlborough Sounds. Taste a local favourite – freshly steamed Mussels matched perfectly to a complimentary glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
On arrival back in Havelock depart back to Blenheim and Picton.
5.00pm Drop off at Blenheim Accommodation
5.30pm Drop off at Picton Accommodation or Picton Waterfront
Departure time (Picton 10.00am Blenheim 10.30am) and return time between (5.00pm - 5.30pm). Pick up from Blenheim or Picton. For bookings in advance you can choose the lunch venue and cellar doors for a tasting. This ensures you fully experience Marlborough's varied wine styles.
Choose from the following for lunch stop.
www.herzog.co.nz www.highfield.co.nz www.hunters.co.nz www.saintclair.co.nz www.thevillage.co.nz w www.VintersRetreat.co.nz www.allanscott.com (twelve trees restaurant) www.georgesmichel.co.nz (La Veranda Vineyard Cafe and Restaurant)