3 Luxury Tours in Victoria to Celebrate Coming Out of Lockdown

Let’s celebrate! We’re out of lockdown and it’s time to dust off your favourite designer luggage and start exploring the world again…. or is it?

It feels like there is still a lot of uncertainty in the world. So why not explore your magnificent backyard then? Did you know there are loads of hidden luxury escapes right here in Victoria?

At Great Private Tours, we know all the hidden gems to explore. With over 15 years of experience in the luxury travel industry, we have all the right contacts to arrange your very own personalised fabulous tour and you don’t even need your passport.

A truly memorable adventure with that wow factor

Our three top luxury tours exude sophisticated opulence, ensuring you feel as if you are in another place entirely. The excitement of flying over water again, having a chauffeur-driven Mercedes at your fingertips, and dining at the most sought after restaurants and wineries in Victoria is a must-do. This is a truly memorable adventure you’re not going to want to miss.

Our friendly expert guides specialise in showcasing amazing landscapes and unique culinary adventures that will have you wanting to come back for more. These are the magical moments you and your family or friends will cherish always.

Celebrate life out of lockdown by doing things differently

Whether you are travelling the Great Ocean Road in a Mercedes or flying over Port Phillip Bay in a private seaplane, the combination of sophistication and fun isn’t all about the destination, it’s the journey too that has you in awe.

From the moment our Mercedes picks you up from your home or hotel, your ultimate luxury adventure begins, relax and enjoy the ride in style and comfort. Our luxury trips are as different as they can be with the flexibility to adapt to your holiday wish list, or we can create something beautiful and unique for your special occasion or event.

Fly Drive Dine Bellarine & Brae

In an exhilarating seaplane, take off from Melbourne and take in the stunning morning views of the city skyline.

If you choose the spectacular Scenic Bayside Loop the pilot includes a trip around the MCG then down to St Kilda. Once above the bay, the seaplane can fly low and fast and land smoothly on the water to offer a unique sensory travel experience you might only get island hopping in the Greek islands, except we’re right here in beautiful Victoria.

We fly you along the coastline and around the bay to the superb sights of Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento and Queenscliffe. Along the way, find out about all these iconic locations as our expert pilot points out local knowledge and interesting, funny facts.

When you land, your luxury vehicle is waiting to take you to the exclusive gourmet Brae Restaurant. Along the way, we drop into the enchanting Bellarine and Geelong wineries to indulge in premium boutique wine or spirit tastings. After working up an appetite for fine dining, cruise the country roads to Brae restaurant. This spectacular restaurant is set on an idyllic hillside in Birregurra and is complete with a working organic farm. In the golden sunlight, savour every mouthful off their delicious menu by the award-winning chef-owner, Dan Hunter.

This is an impressive showcase of unique Australian cuisine Dan has built with immense respect for nature and seasonality. Brae’s dynamic menu includes produce from Brae Farm, and local, ethical, and sustainable producers. Finish the day with your choice to either fly or drive along the Great Ocean Road back to your hotel or home. The option is, after all, yours.

Great Ocean Road Helicopter Tour in Luxury

Ever wanted to see Australia’s most iconic coastline from above?

Here’s your chance to celebrate being out of lockdown in style by flying in a private helicopter over the 12 Apostles. We can even arrange for you to land and stroll the viewing platform. These incredible limestone formations are a sight to behold from the sky.

The 12 Apostles is a pilgrimage where people travel from around the world to admire these famous monuments, and you can experience them too, without international flights. They are in your backyard! Seeing them from the air is an experience never to forget.

This luxury helicopter tour includes spending the day captivated by the Great Ocean Road coastline. Your expert guide will tell you stories about how the returning WW2 soldiers made the world’s largest war memorial sight as your Mercedes hugs each corner of this iconic road.

The 50 minute helicopter flight begins at Apollo Bay, flying over to the Otway Ranges and then the 12 Apostle Region, Loch Ard Gorge, Gibson’s Steps and the rugged shipwreck coastline. On the return, follow the coastline to the impressive views of the Otway Lighthouse. For lunch enjoy either a sit-down meal at one of the local restaurants, gaze over the harbour with a locally caught fisherman’s lobster basket or choose the gourmet picnic setting on the beach with a bottle of wine. We supply the picnic equipment and the wine.

Bon appetit.

Yarra Valley Wineries in Luxury

If you’re going to tour the Yarra Valley wineries, why not do it in the ultimate style.

Not only that, you don’t have to travel to the Bordeaux wine region in France to experience the world’s best wines. It’s all right here in Victoria. Discover quality wines while having a gourmet lunch with friends and loved ones amongst the idyllic vineyard landscape. The private luxury tour begins with a Mercedes picking you up and whisking you away to the Yarra Valley’s well-known wine region.

At Yering Station, wander down the grand avenue of Elm trees to one of the oldest wineries in the region, while at Domaine Chandon, a premium sparkling producer, you go behind the scenes to experience their exceptional wine production facilities. Depending on your interests, we go on to explore a choice of charming boutique cellar doors, tasty cheesemakers, the Yarra Valley Dairy, or the delicious Chocolatier. The Ice Creamery is always a favourite stop or you may prefer a crisp cider or hand-crafted gin from the 4 Pillars gin distillery.

For lunch, choose the fine dining, two-course meal with a glass of wine at Tarrawarra or indulge in the more casual gourmet foodies option. At Great Private Tours, we make sure your luxury trip to the Yarra Valley is a day you won’t forget.

Book Your Luxury Tour to Celebrate Coming Out of Lockdown Today

With this in mind, now is the perfect time to celebrate being out of lockdown with our one-of-a-kind and memorable local luxury tours. They give you the chance to experience unique travel in sophisticated luxury with the option of an exciting city or sea flight before being wowed by winery tastings and indulgent fine dining… without needing a passport.

So if you want to travel ‘overseas’ in your backyard, book a private luxury tour today. To do so, you can get in touch with us at +61 430 279 438. You can also send us an email: [email protected].

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