Marlborough Icons Tour From Picton

Marlborough Icons Tour From Picton

The three icons of Marlborough - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Greenshell Mussels. Experience all three in a single day with the fine wines of Marlborough in the morning and the stunning Marlborough Sounds in the afternoon.

A tour that is ideal for those who do not have their own transport and are staying in Blenheim. It is also ideal for those who would like to get out and really enjoy the wine and food of the Marlborough region without having to drive.

Head out into the stunning Marlborough wine region to sample the world famous Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is renowned as the wine capital of New Zealand with over half of New Zealand’s wine grown in the region. Marlborough has gained a reputation as one of the finest wine-growing regions in the world. See why our Sauvignon Blanc is world famous, try the aromatic Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer or sample the complexities of our Merlot and Pinot Noir.

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. Enjoy the Pelorus Bubbles, the Sauvignon Blanc, and the complexities of Te Koko Sauvignon and Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir.

Visit "The Village" where you can try stunning wines from a selection of boutique wine companies, along with Prenzel Schnapps, Marlborough Olive oils or view the crafts of Quilters Barn.

After a morning of wine tastings we will head through to Havelock, the gateway to the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds. Time to enjoy a nice lunch (own cost) at the Slip Inn Cafe before boarding the Marlborough Travel launch for the Greenshell Mussel Cruise.

Enjoy an informative and relaxing afternoon cruising the inner Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds. Take in the natural beauty of this tranquil environment, learn about the history of the Marlborough Sounds and the pioneering families who have settled here.

Cruise on the luxury launch Odyssea or Galileo. Both vessels are large and stable with all the home comforts of lounge areas and multiple viewing decks. A very nice way to cruise the Marlborough Sounds.

As you cruise out into the Marlborough Sounds you will be taking in the natural beauty and tranquility of this stunning area. Your experienced skipper has a wealth of knowledge about the Marlborough Sounds and the people who live here. His informative commentary will keep you entertained as you cruise through the inner Pelorus Sound and into the Kenepuru Sound.

Cruise through a Greenshell Mussel farm where your skipper will explain why this delicacy grows so well in the Sounds. See the Mussels growing on longlines in the clean waters and learn how the mussel farmers get the mussels to grow on the ropes.

Fresh New Zealand Greenshell Mussels are a native New Zealand Shellfish. Found nowhere else in the world, these jade shelled beauties are cultivated on longlines throughout the Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds.

While at the mussel farm your will get to try the freshest steamed mussels, served with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This is a fantastic wine and food experience in a beautiful part of Marlborough. It really is a real "Taste of Marlborough".

Tour Info

Tour Type: Wine, Food & Vineyard Tours
From: Picton to Picton
Price: From (NZD) $225 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: MTMITP


Pick up and Return Drop off from your accomodation in Picton
Coach tour of Marlborough wine region
Vineyard visits & wine tastings
Schnapps and wine tasting at "The Village"
A stop in Havelock's "Slip Inn Cafe" for lunch (own cost)
Cruise through the Marlborough Sound
Guided tour of a Greenshell Mussel farm
Fresh Steamed Mussels, served with a glass of wine


  • Vineyard visits & wine tasting
  • Visit “The Village” for more wine & schnapps tasting
  • Cruise the inner Pelorus & Kenepuru Sounds
  • Visit a Greenshell Mussel farm
  • Enjoy steamed Mussels & a Glass Of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Your Accommodation in Picton
  • Departure Time: Exact time given on confirmation. Approximately 9:30am
  • Duration: 8 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour returns at 5:30pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day & Anzac Day (25th April)

Important Information

  • A minimum of two passengers does apply to this tour.
  • Child price applies when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

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There are 1 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

Matt was an excellent guide and driver. He told as a lot about wine in New Zealand ant took us to small and outstanding wineries. The lunch at Slip inn Cafe is a good choice. The green mussel cruise was informative and entertaining. The steamed fresh mussels were delicious. It was a beautiful scenery and definitely worth to see. I would highly recommend this tour. It is a perfect combination of a wine tasting and a cruise.
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