Do I need to pre book a tour with Hop on Hop off?
We always recommend to pre book any of our tours to avoid disappointment. This is especially true when it comes to cruise ship dates as we are always in demand and can only host so many clients in one day.
What’s included in the tour?
Included in your ticket you will receive:
- A driver/guide for the day, this driver has expert knowledge about the region and can offer you advice on where to go according to your tastes in addition to some helpful local information!
- Also included in the ticket is a handy map and bus timetable (paper or downloadable)
- Transport to over 19 of Marlborough’s best wineries/breweries and points of interest.
How many others will be on the tour?
Our buses can hold up to 20 clients. We advise no more than 8-10 hop off at any one stop in order to provide the most enjoyable and unique experience for everyone.
Where is the pick up location?
The pick up spot could not be any easier! Once you dock in Picton we will collect you from the iSite (Visitor Information Centre) which is approx. a 200 metre walk. See map below.
What if I get lost?
You can call us on +64 3 573 5508. One of our friendly HoHo team members will be able to assist you. We also take every client’s contact details so we can call you if needed.
What’s the HoHo wristband?
When you board the bus you will receive your HoHo wristband to replace your ticket. This is how we know you have purchased a ticket and can help us identify you throughout the day. This is also how you gain access to a collection of unique HoHo specials throughout the day.
How do I know where to Hop off?
As we stop at over 20 different locations throughout the Marlborough region we would recommend some forward planning. Tastings and lunch bookings fees are not included in your bus ticket. We therefore recommend having a look at some of the local vineyards/breweries and stops prior, see what takes your fancy and booking ahead as much as possible. You can pencil in where you’d like to go in our easy to read, timesaving bus timetable. Our timetable has been carefully planned in order to minimise drive times between locations and to maximise the amount of time you may spend in each vineyard.
What if I miss the bus?
Not to worry – check your timetable and catch the next one. Our buses run every 30/45 mins.
Can I purchase wine?
Absolutely! Most vineyards waiver their tasting fee should you purchase a bottle of wine. You can also leave your purchases with our HoHo drivers rather than carry them with you in other vineyards.
Will I be back to the dock in time?
Absolutely! We plan our cruise ship dates around your time of departure. Just make sure you hop back on the bus when you’d like to return.
What should I bring on the day?
- Your best self and your taste buds!
- A note of your intended stops and any reservation details
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, and water
- Passport for ID* if under 25 years of age
How do I book?
You can book by emailing us at email@example.com
Or by calling +64 3 573 5508
What if I have further questions?
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 3 573 5508. One of our friendly HoHo staff will be happy to help.