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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



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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