See the sights of Melbourne City and explore the Mornington Peninsula in one day. In the morning, you’ll enjoy our Melbourne City Tour, experiencing the highlights and arty laneways of our marvellous city. Later, travel approximately one hour to the Mornington Peninsula for an amazing lunch and the opportunity to visit the region’s wineries or an animal sanctuary for up-close wildlife experiences.
We love showcasing our city and will allow you to experience it like a local Melbournian. Walk some of the famous laneways and visit the cafes, taking in the coffee aromas amid bustling traders and shoppers. We’ll show you the city’s significant landmarks and buildings, and share the rich history that has made Melbourne the most liveable city in the world for the last seven years in a row.
Next we head to the Mornington Peninsula, renowned as Victoria’s decadent region. It has it all – gourmet food experiences, local vineyards, craft markets, unique wildlife and pristine nature areas. We’ll take you to Red Hill for wineries and spectacular bay views then lunch at an acclaimed Winery. In the afternoon, you’ll be able to explore more wineries and cellar doors and you’ll have the option of visiting a native wildlife sanctuary for a close encounter with kangaroo’s and koalas.
This is an ideal tour if you want to maximise your time by combining the excitement of the city with one of the best and most beautiful wine regions the state has to offer.
Fine dining restaurant A; Montalto Restaurant winner of 14 Chefs Hat awards. The relaxed elegance of the Montalto Restaurant is set in a striking and harmoniously landscaped building, featuring rammed earth walls, timber frames and rough-hewn floor boards. Floor to ceiling windows take advantage of the breathtaking and rambling rural outlook of vines, olive groves, sculpture, lakes and wetlands, with pastures and a hint of the ocean as the backdrop.
Fine dining restaurant B; Red Hill Estate Max’s Restaurant Combining “the best view of any vineyard in the world” as Ian Sutton, Former CEO Australian Winemakers Federation put it, with an inspiring menu bursting with local produce and delectable wines, a true Mornington Peninsula Experience is guaranteed. With Chef Max Paganoni at the reins, his dedication to utilising and promoting local produce is obvious.
N.B. Dining location is based on availability. If both are unavailable we will book another venue and inform you of changes
We had a superb day in Yarra Valley with Steve and the weather was fantastic. Lunch at Terra warra was excellent and we visited a good combination of small boutique wineries as well as the established iconic ones. My partner loved the plush leather seats...More
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
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
My parents and I went on two trips with Great Private Tours - Great Ocean Road and Philip Island with Dandenongs. It was my parents' first visit to Melbourne and I was very keen on making it a special and memorable experience for all of...More
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
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
We booked Steve for a guided wine tour of the Mornington Peninsula. Steve was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the region as well as the wines produced in the area. He planned a great day allowing us the chance to get to see the...More
We had a fabulous day touring the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles with Steve. Steve was a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who kept us moving throughout the day. Starting with pick up at our hotel in the morning until he dropped us...More
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
Can't tell you how happy my group was with the Great Private Tours experience! We were visiting from the US (Los Angeles and New York) and for many of us it was our first time to Melbourne or Victoria. Steve set up a multi-day itinerary...More
My family and I had a truly memorable day with Steve. Not only did he take us to some wonderful spots that were in addition to the usual tourist areas, but he is incredibly knowledgeable about so many different topics. We would highly recommend Great...More