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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington

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Spend your day visiting the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds. Visit four boutique Martinborough vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region.
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You'll start at
Wellington Railway Station
Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New ZealandArrive at the Wellington Railway Station 15-mins prior to your departure time. Present your voucher to the staff at the ticketing counters beside the restrooms and they will issue you with a return train ticket. Your driver will meet you at Featherston Station, the first stop after the long tunnel.
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    Wellington Railway Station
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Martinborough
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    Cafe Medici
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Muirlea Rise
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Schubert Wines
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    The Village Cafe
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 7
    Palliser Estate
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Hamden Estate
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Martinborough wine tour with four vineyard tastings
  • All-inclusive day trip features a wine villa lunch
  • Travel to Martinborough on a picturesque train ride
  • Chance to learn about New Zealand’s distinctive wines
What to Expect
Make your way to the historic Wellington Railway Station, then board a train for the hour-long trip to Martinborough, passing Wellington Harbour and the beautiful Wairarapa Valley along the way. Step off the train at Featherston Railway Station, where a driver will greet you upon arrival. While exploring the Martinborough wine region, you’ll travel by climate-controlled coach, stopping at a series of four boutique and award-winning tasting rooms. When it’s time for lunch, sit down to a gourmet spread of antipasti, a local cheese platter, and coffee. If the schedule allows, you’ll have some time to explore craft shops and galleries in a rural wine town before the train leaves for Wellington.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Wine tasting at four award winning vineyards
  • Cheese platter and coffee
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Cafe Medici
  • Entry/Admission - Muirlea Rise
  • Entry/Admission - Schubert Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Palliser Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Hamden Estate
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Additional alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years; photo ID may be required
  • Minimum of 2 passengers required for tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was a well organised tour and a lovely guide Naomi. Took good care of us, visit 4 wineplaces, very nice tapas lunch, cheese plate and told us the story of the wineplaces before we went in. We Can highly recommend this trip
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Response from HammondsTours, Day tour coordinator at Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington
Responded 4 days ago
Kia ora Thank you for your review. Naomi takes great pride in her tours and always delivers the best possible experience for our customers. Glad to hear you had a good time. I shall pass this on to Naomi, thank you. Nga mihi Janet
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Naomi was a delightful guide — taking us around to 4 wineries, all of which were quite different from one another. And lunch was, frankly, utterly spectacular. Thank you for the delicious introduction to Martinborough! I hope to be back soon.
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Response from HammondsTours, Day tour coordinator at Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Kia ora Thank you for the review. Naomi takes pride in what she does and enjoys taking you on the tour through Martinborough. The lunch, is, as you say spectacular. I shall let them know. Thank you, Nga mihi Janet
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Tour leader was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the area and the people in the industry. Punctual, friendly and helpful. Wines were very good.
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Response from HammondsTours, Day tour coordinator at Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington
Responded 27 Nov 2019
Kia ora Glad to hear you had a good time and experienced some of our local wines. Thank you for taking time to write your review, Nga mihi Janet
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Rainy weather didn’t dampen on the fun. Totally awesome experience. Naomi was the best guide taking us around the region. She knew us all by name and provided an exceptionally personalised day. The cellar doors were excellent with great wine— most tours only take you to big
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Response from HammondsTours, Day tour coordinator at Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Kia ora and thank you for taking the time to write your review. Naomi prides herself on giving exceptional customer service and we are lucky to have her with us. Glad to hear the rain didn't dampen the spirits- or wine tasting in this case! Thank you, nag mihi Janet
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Before I even start, I want to thank Janet for working so hard to get me on this tour after a few reschedules and a transportation mixup. She was gracious, friendly, and very accommodating! The tour itself was definitely worth the money. Naomi was an incredible guide! She was so
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By: Hammonds Wellington Tours
296 reviews
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janapolglase
Wellington, New Zealand
10
Martinborough Wine Tour from Wellington
Throughly well organised trip. Great communication via email leading up to it, detailing everything we needed to
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diannemorey
10
A great way to see Wellington.
A great way to see Wellington & our Guide Karen was very extremely informative & friendly. Karen is also a very
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Angelica H
210
Winetour
It was a well organised tour and a lovely guide Naomi. Took good care of us, visit 4 wineplaces, very nice tapas
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Malcolm W
21
Highlights of Wellington
A terrific couple of hours showing us around Wellington. Great tour guide with good knowledge of all aspects of
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travellingnina2020
10
Lovely Wine in the Wairarapa
A lovely day touring some Martinburgh vineyards. We had perfect weather, a great little group of people, delicious
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Lizard2888
Vancouver, Canada
6735
Great tour
We went on the Hammond sightseeing Wellington city sights & coastline tour. It was great. Our tour guide,
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saxonyLE1
Leipzig, Germany
10
Great tour to get a first feeling of Wellington
Loraine was my guide and our small group tour (8 people in the pink bus) was very good. She has been showing us
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MariaC84
Ontario
146
Quick overview for those on a time crunch
Quick overview of the city if you don't have a lot of time. I enjoyed the drive to the smaller coastal areas
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lawrencejholbrook
Honolulu, Hawaii
30
Knowledgeable Guide
When you have someone who knows lower North Island, New Zealand, it really makes the tour worth-while. Our guide,
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GrahamByers
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
30
Days in Wellington
The tour was one of the highlights of our Wellington visit........ very interesting & informative. I only wish
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972patricia
Port Macquarie
82
Lovely way to see the City
This is a good way to see the best of Wellington. Our driver, Graham, was really informative of the City's
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mirelam282
Incheon, South Korea
73
Great Tour of Wellington
It was a really well organized tour and Lorraine, our tour guide/driver was fantastic. She kept us entertained and
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ChickDoc
Chateauneuf de Grasse, France
112
Relaxing day tasting
Although Martinborough is packed filled with Vineyards and you are almost falling over them, nothing substitutes
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OdieUK
Dorset UK
14374
Tickled pink on a wellington city tour
First off, the communication with hammonds before the tour was superb. Clear details of the booking, pick up
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Freddie T
Hong Kong, China
5414
Quick review of the city
We took the half day city tour. We met Karen outside iSite. The tour was about 2.5 hours. Quick overview but a
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