Marlborough Icons Tour

Enjoy the very best of Marlborough with the Marlborough Icons Tour. Indulge in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and fresh local seafood with this full-day tour.

A Marlborough wine tour in the morning is followed by a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

 

Tour Overview

Duration:
7-8 hours
Departure:
9.30am Picton | 10am Blenheim – we will confirm your collection time prior
Cost:

NZ$210 per adult
NZ $110 per child (5-15 years)

> lunch is own cost

Season:
Tour operates daily October-April (except Christmas Day, ANZAC Day, Easter Friday & Easter Monday)
Transport:
Luxury touring van
Numbers:
Minimum two people | maximum ten people (road touring part). Larger groups by arrangement.

Marlborough Icons Tour FAQs

The Marlborough Icons Tour covers the very best of Marlborough in one day. A Marlborough wine tour in the morning followed by a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds NZ.

 

Itinerary

9.30am
Collection Picton
10am
Collection Blenheim
10.30am
Wine tour of several wineries, including Cloudy Bay
12pm
Waterfront lunch
1.30pm
Depart marina for Marlborough Sounds – enjoy the scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, visit a salmon or mussel farm & sample fresh local seafood matched with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
4.30pm
Arrive back at the marina
5.30pm
Return Blenheim
6pm
Return Picton

 

We collect you and drop you back to where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront.

 

FAQs

Where and when do I join the tour?

We collect you from where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront. We will advise exact collection time when you book. The tour takes you around the Marlborough wine region, on the outskirts of Blenheim, then to the Marlborough Sounds waterfront for lunch and a seafood cruise of the Marlborough Sounds. At the end of the tour we drop you back to your collection point in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront.

What’s available during the tour?

As part of the wine tour you enjoy a number of wine tastings, we then stop for a waterfront lunch (at your own cost) and as part of the seafood cruise we serve fresh local seafood with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

What should I bring along on the tour?

Bring a water bottle, your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen. It also pays to bring a light windbreaker jacket for during the Marlborough Sounds cruise. In the middle of summer you may wish to bring your swimsuit and a towel, as there may be an opportunity to have a swim during the cruise, while we are anchored. There may be occasional opportunities during the tour to stop for essential items, but we encourage you to bring everything you think you may require for the day.

Will I get carsick or seasick and should I take medication?

No, getting carsick or seasick is very unlikely. Our luxury touring vans have excellent visibility and are large and spacious with air-conditioning, and the Marlborough roads are generally smooth and straight. During the cruise, the Marlborough Sounds is a very sheltered waterway and doesn’t get ocean swells or waves. We generally have fairly flat sea conditions in the inner Sounds area that we cruise.  A strong wind can make things choppy but it’s uncommon to encounter rough sea conditions on this cruise. Our luxury launches are very large and stable.

I am travelling by myself – will your tour still operate?

This tour has a minimum of 2 people. Send us an email with the date/s you will be in Marlborough, we can let you know the best day/s to come touring, when we have other guests booked in.

Do you have group tours?

Yes, if you are travelling with a group and are interested in a group tour, please let us know. We have a range of vans and coaches, and can arrange this tour on a date that suits you. We operate a variety of Marlborough group cruises and tours, and South Island tours.

Terms & conditions

Head to our Terms & conditions page for more info.

 

Transfer tours

The Marlborough Icons Tour is also available as a transfer tour to Nelson as part of our Link Series tours:

Icons Marlborough to Nelson Tour (full-day)

9.30am collection Picton or 10am collection Blenheim 

Half-day wine tour/half-day cruise 

Drop off in central Nelson at 6pm ENQUIRE NOW

 

Icons Picton to Nelson Tour (half-day)

Midday collection from the Picton Ferry terminal

Half-day seafood cruise

Drop off in central Nelson at 6pm ENQUIRE NOW

 

 

Great relationships

We have strong relationships with a number of boutique and iconic Marlborough wineries so you can hear the history, taste a stunning range of reserve-grade wines and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion with you.

 

It’s all about you

Our fantastic local guides live and breathe Marlborough and have a strong commitment to quality service. Whatever you desire - we can deliver.

From pick up to drop-off, we organise everything on the tours. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.