Full-day Icons Tour to Nelson

Full-day Icons Tour to Nelson

The Marlborough Icons Tour is available as a full-day tour to Nelson as part of our Link transfer tours.

Enjoy a half-day Marlborough wine tour and half-day Marlborough Sounds seafood cruise while making your way from Marlborough to Nelson.


Tour Overview

8-8.5 hours
9.30am Picton | 10am Blenheim – we will confirm your collection time prior

NZ$275 per adult

NZ$155 per child (5-15)

> lunch is not included

Prices valid until 31 March 2019

Minimum two people

Full-day Icons Tour to Nelson FAQs

The Marlborough Icons Tour covers the very best of Marlborough in one day, while we transfer you from Marlborough to Nelson.

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. Before you are transfered to Nelson.


Collection Picton
Collection Blenheim, Marlborough wine tour of several wineries, including Cloudy Bay
Marlborough Sounds waterfront café (lunch is own cost) 1.30pm Seafood cruise, Marlborough Sounds
Seafood cruise, Marlborough Sounds
Arrive back at marina
Arrive central Nelson


Where & when do I join the tour?

For the full-day tour we collect you and your bags from where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront. We will advise exact collection time when you book.

At the end of the tour we drop you to accommodation in and around Nelson central – including the Monaco Resort Hotel.


How many bags can I bring?

We have capacity for up to 2 medium-sized bags per person.


What’s available during the tour?

As part of the full-day tour you enjoy a number of wine tastings on the Marlborough wine tour. You’ll then lunch on the Marlborough Sounds waterfront (at your own cost) and during the Marlborough Sounds seafood cruise we serve fresh local seafood with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 


What do 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 vehicles have excellent visibility and are large and spacious with air-conditioning, and the Marlborough and Nelson roads are mostly 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.


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 as a group 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.


Create your own link tour

Contact us to design your own link tour to or from another South Island location.


Half day option

This tour is also available as a half-day tour, which includes the cruise component, but not the wine tour. Pick up is at 12pm, midday, from the Picton ferry terminal.

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