Wellington & Martinborough Epicurean Escape

Escape to cosmopolitan Wellington on this self-drive epicurean escape. Discover Wellington’s thriving arts scene, romantic harbour and diverse culinary delights, and explore the historic Martinborough wine region, sampling some of the local drops.

Journey Overview

Escape to cosmopolitan Wellington on this self-drive epicurean escape. Discover Wellington’s thriving arts scene, romantic harbour setting and diverse culinary delights, and explore the historic Martinborough wine region, sampling some of the renowned local drops.

Journey Highlights

  • Indulge with luxury stays in artistic QT Wellington and historic Martinborough Hotel
  • Taste your way through Wellington’s gastronomic gems on a fascinating walking tour
  • Enjoy a guided wine tour, led by passionate experts, sampling delicious Martinborough drops
  • Explore charming Martinborough at leisure, cycling or walking around the quaint village square
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital home. Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self-drive to QT Wellington, where you’ll discover an eclectic collection of art and character. Settle in for an evening at leisure, or perhaps get outdoors and explore the city’s iconic Victorian architecture, spectacular coastlines and thriving arts scene.

QT Wellington

Day 2: Wellington

Today, you’ll discover Wellington’s best culinary spots on the ultimate foodie’s walking tour. You’ll hop from spot to spot, discovering the gastronomic excellence that has made Wellington the trendiest little capital in the world. Enjoy an entertaining 3.5-hour odyssey exploring the hidden gems and best-kept-secrets of the town, while your expert guide regales you with fascinating stories.

Your afternoon will be spent in Wellington at your leisure.

QT Wellington | B

Day 3: Wellington – Martinborough

Today make your way to Martinborough via the beautiful Rimutaka summit road to your historic luxury haven for the next few days. Located right in the heart of Martinborough Wine Village, and surrounded by village boutiques, eateries and award-winning wineries, The Martinborough Hotel takes pride of place at the entrance to the square. This afternoon, relax in your own private oasis or explore the charming town centre.

Martinborough Hotel | B

Day 4: Martinborough

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before joining a fascinating and delicious 5-hour Martinborough wine tour led by knowledgeable experts as you taste some of the finest local drops the region has to offer. Meet Martinborough’s friendliest vintners, learn the stories behind each vineyard and deepen your appreciation of all things vino. Spend the afternoon exploring the town at your own pace, before returning to your accommodation for an evening at leisure.

Martinborough Hotel | BL

Day 5: Depart Martinborough – Wellington

Enjoy your last morning in Martinborough, before returning your car to the airport and boarding your onward flight.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

QT Wellington

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Martinborough Hotel

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Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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