Picton – Steam Train Tour Picton to Blenheim Return – LT63TCS

Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand


Join us on a majestic steam train ride from a bygone era. Travelling from Picton to Blenheim and return on a 1915 World War 1 Vintage Steam Locomotive, with free time in Blenheim to explore the township, do some shopping or get some lunch.

Join us on a majestic steam train ride from a bygone era. The WWI Memorial steam locomotive was built in 1915 and later named the “Passchendaele”, in memory of the famous 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. 2017 is the centenary anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Steam Train consists of carriages from the same WW1 period.

Departure is from Picton Railway Station which is conveniently located across the road from the cruise ship shuttle drop off point. The 50-minute journey from Picton to Blenheim will include the challenging climb out of Picton on a 1-in-37 slope, the fourth steepest rail in New Zealand. From the train carriages enjoy some spectacular scenery of the Marlborough Sounds and the Marlborough Basin where wineries and fruit orchards are abundant.

Disembark at Blenheim Station and enjoy at two and a half hours at leisure to explore Blenheim town centre, a typical rural New Zealand township with a large variety of shops, gourmet cafes and restaurants. Walks along the river are also recommended.

The Steam Train will then depart Blenheim for the return journey to Picton (approx. 90-minutes) where you can spend more time at your leisure until you board your shuttle back to the cruise ship.

Tour Inclusions: Return trip Picton-Blenheim-Picton on the Steam Train, Approximately 2.5 hours in Blenheim at your leisure

Please Note: From the Picton wharf there is a free shuttle from the wharf to the Picton Visitors Centre which is located across the road from the Picton Railway Station.

Please Note: Steam Train departure works in with the timings of your Cruise Ship – once booked you will be advised of your meeting instructions and times.

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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 10.00 am or to suit the cruise ships arrival time
Duration : 5 hours approximately
Maximum number of people : 45
Venue Facilities : World War 1 Steam Locomotive
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For your convenience, you will not be charged until the day of your tour and if your ship cancels the port visit you will not be charged at all. How good is that!

Multiple Booking Discount

Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings –  Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.

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Tour start/finish times are general and we may adjust these times to suite your cruise ship schedule. We guarantee your return to ship on time!

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