SMALL BUS ONSHORE EXPERIENCE TRAIL OF MARLBOROUGH -12-18 SEATS
Hop on board for the very best of Marlborough's Highlights. Your onshore excursion will include spectacular scenic views, great tasting wines, gourmet treats and a choice of heritage options at the Omaka Aviation Centre.
Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre is one of the highlights of this tour and is an optional activity. An amazing spectacle of Peter Jackson;s classic aircraft in replica real life displays on WW1 and WW2 events. Rejoin the tour after a two hour experience.
Combine your tour with Marlborough wine tasting, along with tastings of local cheese, manuka honey, boutique chocolates and more....
Light refreshment of local produce is not included but a treat you should not miss.
per adult from
4 to 5 hours
What's included :
- Wine tasting
- Professional guide
- Live commentary on board
- Food tasting
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- A small bus experience with no more than 18 aboard takes you on a delights tour circuit of Marlborough with the best highlights on the list.
Graham your friendly local driver (chauffeur) takes great care of you and you will not feel like a number on a bus he can assure you!
Listen to his stories of life in Marlborough and his humour is second to none. Watch out don't be caught!!!
Graham's tour has been providing wonderful tours to cruise passengers for over 7 years and is now being launched online and Graham will provide a varied and exciting itinerary just for you.
A speciality is the Omaka Aviation Museum and amazing displays of Peter Jackson's classic aircraft from WW1 and WW11. Entry fee is paid by you on the day if you choose this option.
A memorabilia store and café is there for you to enjoy when finished and the others will have been to just that extra wine tasting and can tell you all about it when Graham returns for you.
The scenic aspect of your trip is from beginning to end showing off the beautiful landscapes of the Marlborough wine region.
A stop for a light brunch, lunch or afternoon tea (at your cost) is part of your day.
All wine tastings are included in your tour.
Everyone loves CHOCOLATE.....a must stop before heading back to Picton for a delicious chocolate tasting and for some tempting to purchase.
Your tour will return to Picton in relaxed time frame to take the bus shuttle back to your ship.
Tour times are flexible according to your ships schedule.
The tour start time varies with each ship.
The general rule from the time of arriving at the wharf is that you need to allow 1.5 hours to arrive into the Picton Visitors Centre via the free bus shuttles.
Graham and all tour providers will be in the Picton Visitors Centre car park waiting by their vehicles. Graham will have a signboard with your name.
For ship's less than 1000 pax the bus shuttles may not be running. In this instance it is only a 2 minute walk from the ship to the Visitors Centre.
It could be possible to be collected from the ship if you advise the Port Authority officer at the wharf where you disembark to phone Graham.
Details can be provided on your voucher or if you are booking directly on line today all details will be provided in your confirmation receipt.
Remember the minimum seats for your booking is 12 for either a group or private group booking.
The maximum is 18.
Enquiry prior to booking is welcome. There are not many coasters available from Picton on cruise ship days so book well in advance for your personal middle size group.
Departure Point :Picton Visitors CentreTour Start time varies with each Ship Schedule. Pilot Station to Wharf can take up to 2 hours.Tour departure can vary usually 1 - 2 hours from docking at wharf.Generally if a Ship docks in Picton at 8 am the Tour starts at 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 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
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.