Tour ID: 10056282
Just one hour from Melbourne is the picturesque Yarra Valley, where you can now enjoy the experience of a lifetime on a brewery tour through the area famous for its beer and wine production. This relaxed saunter through one of the Australia's most beautiful regions will guide you through some truly special beverages. The tour features:
• A fantastic array of beers, ales, ciders and wines and a gourmet lunch
• VIP access to a number of breweries, including Napoleone, St Ronan’s, Buckley’s Beer, Hargreaves Hill, Coldstream, Public Brewery and Four Pillars Gin Distillery.
• A relaxed format, allowing you to partake in whichever activities you feel are best suited to you and your companions
• Small groups, so you can ask your guide plenty of questions
The Yarra Valley is the area surrounding the Yarra river in Australia's state of Victoria. It applies to a beautifully fertile stretch of land between the city of Melbourne, where the river flows down into Port Phillip Bay, and the inhospitable upper bush land of the region. The Yarra Valley has now come to be recognised as home to some of the most prolific producers of beer and wine in the world, with brewers winning many international awards.
With an amazing choice of beers, ales, ciders, wines and spirits to try, this is a trip your tastebuds will never forget. From the classic tipples of the area to more adventurous choices such as blueberry wine, you’ll certainly have plenty to taste and tell all your friends about when you return. A gourmet lunch is part of the package, and at most breweries VIP access is assured, meaning you can get a close look at the workings of the busy operation from the brewery floor. Your day is interspersed with tastings in some of the most attractive settings in the Valley, as part of a small group of no more than 13 guests.
Stops include the Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse, with full access to the brewing area; St Ronan's Cider at Badger Creek Blueberry Winery, where you can sample blueberry wine and champagne; Buckley's Beer, the oldest brewery in the Yarra Valley, Hargreaves Hill Brewery, where a gourmet lunch will be served; Coldstream Brewery, which serves a cider cocktail; Public Brewery, which boasts a relaxed beer garden; and Four Pillars Gin Distillery, where you can sample award-winning varieties of gin.
A flexible itinerary allows the tour operators to mix up the schedule for the day, adjusting to big events that the group might like to attend, special promotions which may be on at any of the venues, or inclement weather during the winter, which may mean more indoor tasting at the various stops on the tour.
A relaxed format ensures the day is never rushed, with the group only moving on at a leisurely pace between breweries. Your guide will be a jovial host and a fountain of knowledge on all things beer and wine in the region. Departure points are from Melbourne at Federation Square, St Kilda, Lilydale train station and central hotel are also pick-ups available. The tour runs on Mondays, and then Thursdays through to Sundays, with pick-ups between 9 and 10am, and drop offs from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The tour is priced at $160pp.
This tour is renowned for the enjoyable atmosphere among guests, and is the best way to soak up the superb natural surroundings of the Yarra Valley, while sampling some of the best beverages the region has to offer at your own pace.
Beer & cider tastings and paddles.
Lunch with a complimentary tasting paddle and beer.
Transport by air-conditioned minivan.
Ciders, wines etc from the breweries we visit
Full day tour ~ 7 hours.
9:55 AM Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun
Tour departs from Federation Square, St Kilda
Lilydale train station and central hotel pick-ups available.
Note: We do not pick-up in the Yarra Valley
Pick-ups are between 9:00-10am and we aim to return you between 5-6:30pm.
Hotel pick-ups in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs are available subject to availability.
Not suitable for people under 18 years of age.
Vegetarian and other dietary options is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
It is recommended you wear closed shoes on our tours, as you never know where in the brewery we might want to take you! Besides that, wear whatever you think is comfortable.
Alcohol cannot be consumed on the bus.
Please note that to be fair to other passengers we only take up to 6 passengers from any one group on this tour. We ask groups of 7+ to book a private tour as to not unfairly unbalance the group. Contact Tourstogo.com for private tour costs.
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