Celebrate spring with the re-launch of the Village Artisan Tour (formally called the Greytown Tour). The Village Artisan Tour’s first official tour of the season will be on the 29th September 2018 and will include a complimentary block of Schoc chocolate.
What a great time of the year to get together with friends and enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to the Wairarapa with boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all your transport is taken care of. Your tour will include three South Wairarapa towns and is perfect for foodies and anyone who loves retail therapy.
Here are our top 6 Greytown highlights - New Zealand’s most beautiful small town.
1. Scenic Train Journey
Your Greytown adventure begins when you get off the train at the pretty historic Woodside train station where you will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. This hour long train trip from Wellington is a real treat. Take in the glorious countryside of Greytown as you take a short bus ride from Woodside Train Station into Greytown Village. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenic country views.
2. Boutique and Specialty Shopping
Greytown Village is well known for some of New Zealand’s finest boutique and interesting speciality stores. Step through the door into Hall’s clothing boutique or visit Shalari and browse their stunning range of lingerie. Blackwell and Son's is one of New Zealand's most iconic bicycle stores and encapsulates Greytown's romantic vision of small town living. Visit our full list of fashion boutiques, homeware and antique shops and speciality stores.
3. Victorian Architecture.
Greytown is New Zealand’s first planned inland town and boasts some of the most beautifully preserved Victorian architecture in New Zealand. Here old buildings have been sensitively upgraded and put to new purposes such as cafes, restaurants, accommodation, clothing and other boutique retail stores.
5. Lovely lunch at The White Swan
After a morning shopping, it’s time to meet up with fellow travellers at the historic White Swan Hotel for a leisurely social two-course lunch featuring colourful, seasonal and local produce, including hand-crafted local wines.
Lastly, a visit to the world-famous gourmet chocolate studio, Schoc. Taste extraordinary artisan chocolate from a selection of over 80 flavours.
But this is just the morning of your full day tour. The tour also includes wine tasting in Martinborough and a visit to Featherston's famous cheese shop.
For the full details and booking information please visit here.
$189 per person. Ticket includes return train fare to Wellington – Wairarapa, coach transport and local guide, welcome refreshments, two-course lunch (including a glass of wine), wine tasting in Martinborough and cheese shop visit. Tours run Thursday to Sunday.