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Duration: Full Day
Location: Melbourne / Yarra Valley
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Melbourne City & Yarra Valley - 1 Day Private Tour

Spend the morning exploring the marvellous City of Melbourne then head out to the the Yarra Valley for lunch and wineries in the afternoon. This combined tour is ideal for those who don’ t have much time but want to get the most out of their day and see our amazing city and taste our premium cool climate wine region.

First we explore Melbourne’s famous arty laneways and shopping arcades. On market days, you’ll get a taste of Australia’s largest open air market at the Queen Victoria Markets and you’ll visit Melbourne’s most iconic city precincts including Federation Square on the Yarra River. Take in architectural delights such as the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building as well as Parliament House and Treasury Gardens. You’ll even take a wander inside St Peters Cathedral.

We’ll take you via the vibrant and trendy Brunswick Street in Fitzroy before heading to the Yarra Valley for lunch. You’ll enjoy a 2 course, fine dining experience with wine tasting before visiting several excellent wineries in the region.

In the Yarra Valley we will showcase some of the well-known wine makers and wineries in the Yarra Valley. Lunch is a 2 course fine dining experience with wine tasting included. Visit more wineries after lunch such as Yerring Station or Domaine Chandon, the premium sparkling producer in the region, or a mix of some of the smaller, boutique cellars, that  offer unique charm and characteristics. 

Along with wineries  there are other food experiences to have including excellent cheese makers and for those with a sweet tooth, the Chocolatier and Ice Creamery is always a popular afternoon stop. If your taste is a crispy cider or a hand-crafted gin from then area then we can explore these places too.

Whatever your indulgence, our tours will provide some flexibility to suit your palate. Our expert guides will make sure get a taste of the region you wont forget.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Street Art Laneways and Arcades
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Royal Exhibition Buildings
  • Parliament and Treasury House
  • St Peters Cathedral Visit
  • 2 Course Fine Dining Lunch with Wine
  • Domain Chandon for a Glass of Sparkling
  • Visit  2 -3  Wineries Minimum
  • Wine tasting included
  • Luxury Mercedes Vehicle
  • Expert Guide
  • Optional Chocolatier or Dairy Farm
  • Optional Gin Tasting

 

FAQ

Whats Included?

All wine tasting fees, glass of sparkling @ Domaine Chandon, Lunch – 2 course fine dining with  glass of wine, entry to Chocolaterie or Diary farm, luxury vehicle, Expert guide.

Extra fee's per passenger?

The cost is based on a minimum of 2 passengers. Extra passengers above 2 are charged an additional $ 75.00 pp.

Children 4 and under are free of charge.

Whats for lunch

A 2 course a lar carte menu from Tarra Warra or Meletto’s plus a complimentary glass of wine.  

How long is the drive

The Melbourne tour component is vehicle based with some walking exploring the streets and sites, then the drive to Yarra Valley is only 1 hr from Melbourne.

 

Departure time & return

Tour departs from your accommodation at 9.00am and returns approx 5.00-5.30 pm

 

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    3/20/2018

      We were with a group of Ten people and Steve was our tour guide. It was a full day 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Steve was so knowledgeable about the area, animals, fauna, and history of the Aboriginal people. We started with the William Ricketts Sanctuary,...More

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    10/27/2017

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    6/10/2018
  •   Excellent tour. Steve Andrew was our tour guide and driver and he was wonderful. Very knowledgeable of the area and took us to some pretty awesome places. Check out the pics they tell the tale. He even supplied rainbows all over Australia😊

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    3/20/2018

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    2/21/2018
  •   Steve, our knowledgeable and very personable guide, took us out to the Dandenong area and delighted us with visits to some wonderful spots that we would never have been aware of, otherwise! Beautiful botanical park, very meaningful sculpture garden, quaint little town for lunch, a...More

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    2/21/2018

      This was a great day tour out of Melbourne. We especially enjoyed the William Ricketts Sculpture Gallery. The rhododendron gardens were beautiful and the lunch was very good. The guide also did a great job.

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      Steve drove my husband and I to the Yarra valley and we had a lovely time. He was very flexible and helped us tailor the day to suit our interests. We highly recommend him as a tour guide to those interested in a private and...More

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  •   My wife, Michelle and I from Sydney, along with her parents ( 83 years old and slowing down a bit from Wollongong ) and her cousin, his wife and their 8 month old baby from London visiting Australia for the first time, decided a visit...More

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    5/14/2018

      Super fun day with Steve,our informative, articulate guide. We saw a non touristy side of just outside of Melbourne in the Dandenong mountains. We saw moving art celebrating aboriginal culture in a serene forest, fed enormous whitecockatoos, enjoyed the green wonderland of the botanic garden,...More

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  •   Super fun day with Steve,our informative, articulate guide. We saw a non touristy side of just outside of Melbourne in the Dandenong mountains. We saw moving art celebrating aboriginal culture in a serene forest, fed enormous whitecockatoos, enjoyed the green wonderland of the botanic garden,...More

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    10/22/2018
  •   Today was a lovely day touring the 12 Apostles with my mom and dad! We went on a helicopter ride, had coffee with wonderful treats to go with, learned about aboriginal artwork, had lunch at the breathtaking lighthouse, and more amazing stops along the way....More

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    2/16/2018

      Steve, our knowledgeable and very personable guide, took us out to the Dandenong area and delighted us with visits to some wonderful spots that we would never have been aware of, otherwise! Beautiful botanical park, very meaningful sculpture garden, quaint little town for lunch, a...More

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      Late review but here goes, brought the family to tour Melbourne on the 12th of December. Steve our guide for 2 days was very knowledgable about the history and stories of where we went, which was the Great Ocean Road, Dandenong Ranges and the Puffing...More

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    3/22/2018

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      Today was a lovely day touring the 12 Apostles with my mom and dad! We went on a helicopter ride, had coffee with wonderful treats to go with, learned about aboriginal artwork, had lunch at the breathtaking lighthouse, and more amazing stops along the way....More

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  •   Wonderful day from beginning to end. The lunch was good and we enjoyed Steve's company. However, we find out there was a new interesting bakery just opened where others in our group had lunch. Would suggest they omit option to pay for lunch ahead. We...More

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