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Picton Shore Excursion: Marlborough Flyer Train Tour

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USD 81.13
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    Pass By: Marlborough Flyer, Picton 7220 New Zealand

    The 50-min Steam Train journey takes you up the challenging and steep elevation out of Picton (1-in-37 slope), through the Para Wetlands, across the Wairau River into the Wairau Valley and through a sea of vineyards into Blenheim.

    Stop At: Blenheim, Blenheim, Marlborough Region, South Island

    Disembark at Blenheim Station and explore Blenheim town centre at your leisure (shops, gourmet cafes and restaurants).

    A visit to Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre, The Wine Station (where you can taste from 80 local wines) and walks along the river are also recommended.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    3A Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    There is a free shuttle (a 5-min trip) from the ship to the Picton information centre and Picton Railway Station is literally across the road (only 20 metres) from the ship shuttle drop-off point.

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Souvenirs are available to purchase
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Passengers wearing sandals (or any shoes that are not properly enclosed) will not be permitted on the viewing balconies of the train.
    • Seats are assigned by the organizers and will not be known in advance
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    The Train is a wonderful experience with lovely rolling countryside to view on the way to Blenheim. They gave us wine tasting on the train and beer tasting too. I booked through the train's website which is much cheaper than paying for the boat excursion...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Andyk2121
    Reviewed 6 April 2019

    My wife and I took the hour long steam engine ride on the Passchendaele from the seaside of Picton to the Marlborough countryside of Blenheim. It was well organised and a most pleasant journey…quite expensive though….even more so if you book through a cruise ship….for...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Peter3152
    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    ... and you get a good idea of what to expect. I always enjoy a train ride and the engine if quite special on this trip. The carriages were comfortable and the staff great fun. The wine tasting is a nice touch. And, yes Blenheim...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank wing6rider-Australia
    Reviewed 10 March 2019

    Wife and I had an enjoyable day on this steam train rise to Blenheim from Piction - very scenic. Not cheap so do your research and perhaps by on-line rather than ship. Having said that several passengers who tried to book on day missed out...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank jjones76b
    Reviewed 3 March 2019

    We rode this train during a shore excursion with Celebrity Cruises. The train has been largely refurbished and is fun to see and ride in. It takes you to a city called Blenheim. During the journey, you get a glass of wine. It was a...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    Christy P
    11 December 2018|
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    Response from helios5356 | Reviewed this property |
    Saturdays are busy--there is an art market as well --Picton is at your beck and call on Saturdays
    7 October 2018|
    Response from helios5356 | Reviewed this property |
    Take your ship's shuttle van that will drop you at the Picton Tourist Info Office. Take any of the vans going into town--they all go to the main drop point of this quite compact village. There will be vans to return you... More
    Marilyn B
    20 July 2018|
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    Response from helios5356 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, easy parking and yes one can travel in one way only. Be sure and get out of those seats and enjoy the view from the platform on the end of the carriage cars.
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    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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