Why a Private Tour is the Perfect Anniversary or Birthday Gift Idea

Are you looking for a unique anniversary or birthday gift idea for someone special in your life? Then an exclusive private tour from us is a fantastic choice. What could be better than embarking on a guided tour of Australia’s most exotic locations?

At Great Private Tours, we provide exclusive tours of Victoria and Tasmania. 

We have unique tour options that you won’t find anywhere else. 

These include breathtaking Helicopter and Seaplane Winery Adventures! 

Let us whisk you away on a private bespoke tour of one of Victoria’s wine regions, beautiful Tasmania, the awe-inspiring Great Ocean Road, or one of our other locations. You will travel in total luxury in our spacious Mercedes vehicles with local tour guides who are highly knowledgeable. We’ll make sure that you have a truly unforgettable experience. Read on to learn more if you want to surprise a loved one with one of our private tours.

Give the Gift of Sophisticated Luxury

At Great Private Tours, we have a diverse selection of incredible tours available. No matter what your loved one is into, we’ve got a tour to accommodate it.

So what do you feel like experiencing? Would you love to visit Australia’s most iconic wineries on a guided private tour? 

Or would you rather take part in an exciting private helicopter tour over the Great Ocean Road or perhaps a memorable seaplane journey over Port Phillip Bay?

Our most popular ‘sophisticated adventure’ tour types include:

As you can see, we’ve got something for everyone. Is your husband a total foodie? Then one of our fine dining tours is the perfect birthday gift idea. If a thrilling adventure is more your thing, then it’s time to hit the skies in a seaplane or helicopter. Here’s a more in-depth look at our most popular private tour options.

Winery Tours

It’s no secret that Australia has some iconic wineries and wine regions. If fine dining and wine are what you love, then our private winery tours won’t disappoint. You’ll get the chance to explore vast vineyards while sampling some delicious wines. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the most renowned restaurants in the area. You’ll sample everything from relaxed cafes to formal fine dining. Wine regions you can choose from include:



Fine Dining

Do you and your spouse adore fine dining and gourmet food? If so, then one of our exclusive fine-dining tours is the perfect birthday gift idea. We’ll transport you to the absolute finest restaurants around Victoria and Tasmania. Here’s a peek at the four fine-dining tours that we offer:

  • Yarra Valley: Fine Dining Winery Tour. Sometimes nothing is better than an extended lunch with friends. If that sounds appealing, then you’re sure to enjoy this private tour. You’ll enjoy an indulgent Chef’s Hatted lunch that you won’t soon forget. This tour includes a trip in a luxurious Mercedes as well as a flexible itinerary.
  • Bellarine Peninsula Fine Dining Tour. The Bellarine Peninsula has some incredible restaurants and wineries. This tour is about taking it all in. Your expert guide will meet you in a comfortable Mercedes to take you to a world-class restaurant. Along the way, you’ll get the chance to visit 3-4 wineries.
  • Magnificent Mornington: Fine Dining Winery Tour. The Mornington Peninsula has its own elegant restaurants and wineries to explore. On this tour, you’ll get the chance to experience the best of the best on the peninsula.
  • Bellarine & Brae – For something even more exclusive for lovers of high end fine dining experiences there is none better than Brae restaurant. Fly in a Seaplane around the bay and be driven to Brae for an unforgettable day of indulgence and adventure.

Fly, Drive & Dine – Seaplane & Helicopter Winery Adventures

These are our signature private tours, and they’re exclusive to us. You won’t find a private tour like this anywhere else in the world. A helicopter or seaplane will pick you up to take you on a luxurious journey. From there, you’ll embark on a guided tour to enjoy the best food and wine the region has to offer.

View our Video of our Fly Drive Dine – Bellarine Peninsula

Book Your Sophisticated Adventure Today!

There’s no better birthday gift idea than one of our guided private tours. We do sophisticated luxury better than any other company in Australia. It’s our mission to provide you with a truly unique and unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for an extraordinary birthday gift idea, don’t wait to book a tour with us today. To connect with us call 0430 279 438 or contact us today.

Our Reviews

Five Days of Excellent Touring with Great Private Tours and Elijah My wife and I spent six nights in Melbourne and three days on the Great Ocean Road in February. I researched and talked with many tour operators when I planned our month-long visit to Australia, including at least five tour operators in the Melbourne area. My interactions with Steve, the owner of Great Private Tours in Melbourne, were extensive and valuable. He provided excellent insights and suggestions that improved our visit to the Melbourne area. His offerings were very reasonable and included excellent tour vehicles and amenities. It was a wonderful experience dealing with him. I highly recommend him. We ended up spending six days with Great Private Tours in one of their Mercedes Viano vans. The first two days included the Full-day Melbourne Tour and the Phillips Island Penguin Parade. Both were led by Elijah McLeod. The third tour went to the Mornington Peninsula with Steve, the owner. Mornington is a beautiful area and really shouldn’t be missed if you have the time while in Melbourne. We then spent the last three days on a tour of the Great Ocean Road with Elijah again. The quality of these tours was excellent and included little extras like (a) varying maps and really high quality publications relevant to our destination for the day; (b) Wi-Fi hotspots in the car so we never lacked Internet access when needed; (c) bottles of water; (d) a small refrigerator in the car; etc.. While Steve was the man I most interacted with while planning the trip, Elijah was the man who had to implement the plans. There’s little to add about Elijah beyond he is simply the very best guide we’re had in our years of touring. He’s the kindest man I’ve ever met. He greeted everyone we passed. He always asked and remembered the names of everyone we dealt with at shops, restaurants, hotels, wineries, etc. He offered to take pictures of folks who were struggling to include themselves in photos. My wife doesn’t walk distances or go up steps well, so he always found ways to get her to where we were going with as little walking and steps as possible and was always at her side to help her. He always asked if we needed water, a restroom break, a better temperature in the car, a charge for our phones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a blanket, etc. He drove safely. He came up with wonderful new ideas for places to see and things to do as he learned about our interests. For example, on the second day of our Great Ocean Road trip, he arranged for us to visit the Narrapumelap Home, a Victorian-era French Gothic Revival country mansion in Wickliffe built by John Wyselaskie in 1873, and meet its new owner and restorer, Kevin McIntyre, for a personal tour of the magnificent house and grounds. Elijah grew up with Kevin and his family in this area. I can guarantee this is a stop not on anyone else’s tour. I highly recommend Great Private Tours and Elijah to anyone thinking of private tours in Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road.
Jam-packed day! Steve from GPT was great to work with and was a fantastic tour guide. I am the type that likes to do as many things as possible and Steve created an agenda that helped us do and see all the things we wanted. He was very accommodating, polite, and professional. Steve was flexible with timing since some locations we wanted a little longer time at and others we were ok to move along. Steve was great at giving us the background and history to many of the locations and answered many questions. Wouldn't hesitate to book a tour with him again.
Amazing private tour! Despite the bad weather the day we had the tour, Steve still made it an absolutely enjoyable tour, he was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and we had great conversations on our journey. We got to see the beautiful natures of Victoria, the 12 apostles, rain forests, and even koalas and kangaroos, we had a delicious seafood lunch and a few small refreshing hikes. The car was also extremely comfortable! Would highly recommend this private tour!
Rania L
Rania L
Really amazing great private tour We were picked up at our hotel by Brenden. He was a great guide and gave us a lot of information about the tour, but also about Australia. On forehand we changed the restaurant for lunch (our kids do not like seafood) and we went to the best lunchplace ever, great burgers and curry! The helicopterride was really a bonus, what a beautifull views and because we did the reverse tour we were there just before the big crowd arrived, this also was the case for the walk to the 12 Apostles. Seeing those made me emotional.
Dianne D
Dianne D
Best way to see Australia! Best way to see Australia! I can not say enough good things about Steve Andrew and our day with him on the Great Ocean Road. Approaching the GOR in reverse was exactly what we were looking for to avoid the crowds. Steve was very knowledgeable about the things that we saw and experienced. The vehicles were very clean and comfortable. Steve was on time to pick us up and return us to our house so we could make connections for other activities. We had such a positive experience on this tour that we booked another tour for a second day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Australia.
Robin F
Robin F
Traveling with a disabled person Steve took us on a half a day tour of Melbourne and we enjoyed it so much we asked him to take us on a full day to Dandenong Ranges/Rickett Sanctuaries/steam train tour. He was friendly and very knowledgeable but what made the tours special was his flexibility accommodating my disabled friend so she could enjoy the experience fully. He went out of his way to spot wild life for her since she wished it so much. We’re thankful to Steve for helping us enjoy Melbourne and showing us great places for shopping and eating too!
Couldn't have asked for more. I have to say that this was probably one of our favorite tours while in Australia. Others just couldn’t measure up to this one. Our tour stared with a pick up at our hotel by Steve in a really nice Benz van, with water. From the very start Steve was friendly, warm, and informative. He was very knowledgeable and made the entire trip enjoyable. Our first stop was a small coffee shop run out a garage. A welcome first stop after we got out of the city traffic, with good coffee and a delicious sticky muffin. Steve took us on a “reverse” loop so as to arrive at the Apostles before the larger bus tours would. At the 12 Apostles we had a 15 minute flight over the Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. What wonderful view, one you can’t get by they shoreside lookouts. We got some really cool pictures, and splurged to buy the video taken during the flight. On the way back, we stopped in Apollo Bay for lunch. The included lunch exceed all expectations. Delicious seafood, relaxing environment, and a friendly, and talented, chef. Apollo Bay provided for some retail therapy too. From there we went to Melba Gully, named after Dame Nellie Melba. The best way to describe it is a rain forest park. On the way back had stops to see koalas, feed parrots, see kangaroos “playing golf”, visit historical sites, all while Steve provided colorful and entertaining commentary. I felt this trip wasn’t just a guide taking us around, but a mate who enjoyed showing guests the Great Ocean Road. For a full day adventure of 12 hours, this was well worth price. I would highly recommend tour.
AUZ2019 What a fantastic trip!!! Steven Andrew was a phenomenal guide - so many fun and interesting facts plus first-rate tour experience. Could not have been more pleased! A must item to book when you are in Melbourne!
Dandenong, Puffing Billy Tour, William Ricketts It was a fantastic tour, Steve is very knowledgeable and personable. He explained what we were seeing and ensured we had a good time.
Mike P
Mike P
Amazing tour A fabulous tour of an amazing place with an excellent informed guide. A real treasure. I recommend this tour to everyone
Alicia P
Alicia P