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Puffing Billy with Yarra Valley Wineries Tour Code: 145-764

From USD$175.63
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Melbourne, Australia
English
9 Hours 30 Minutes
A tour designed for those with an appreciation of fine Australian wines. From the charm of the Blue Dandenongs and Puffing Billy, tour to the picturesque Yarra Valley wine growing region where you will have ample opportunities to sample Australian wines.
  • Visit Fergusson's Winery, Rochford Wines, Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery
  • Ride on Puffing Billy steam train through native forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek
  • Spit roast lunch with wine at Fergusson's Winery as guest of Louise Fergusson
  • Enjoy chocolate tastings, observe European chocolatiers at work
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$175.63 $87.81
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A tour for those with an appreciation for food, wine and a little history. From the charm of the Blue Dandenongs and Puffing Billy, tour to the picturesque Yarra Valley wine growing region where you will have ample opportunities to sample Australian wines! Highlights of this tour:
1. Travel through Sherbrooke Forest at the heart of the Dandenongs with its tall eucalypts, fern gullies and bird life
2. Enjoy Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons and Vegemite with crackers
3. See bright Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
4. Ride on the Puffing Billy steam train through native forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
5. Pass through the Dandenong's charming villages noted for quaint cafes, craft shops and beautiful gardens
6. Stunning views from Grantulla Rd
7. Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine at Fergusson's Winery as guest of Louise Fergusson (Vegetarian meals and Asian cuisine is also available on request)
8. Sample Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
9. Yarra Valley - home to numerous wineries and rolling pastures
10. Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
11. Enjoy complimentary chocolate tastings, observe European chocolatiers at work and take in the wide display of premium chocolates
12. Travel through Healesville township nestled amidst mountain bushland
13. Visit Rochford Wines and taste from a selection of fine Australian wines
14. It's then on to Dominique Portet - a boutique family owned winery now in their tenth generation as winemakers and continuing to respect their French tradition
15. Take a vineyard, bottling or vintage tour (depending on the activity of the winery)
16. Enjoy a complimentary cheese bite with your wine tasting
  • Melbourne, AU

    Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Because Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, the EIU consistently ranks it the world's most liveable city.

    Puffing Billy Steam Railway

    This steam train has been in operation for over a century, cutting through miles of beautiful Australian countryside. It was designed to help ease access to implement a cost-effective transportation system to reach the country's more remote areas.

    Yarra Valley

    This lush, green valley in Victoria, Australia, is best known for the fine wines that it produces at the many vineyards located throughout the valley. The most popular wines are chardonnays, pinot noirs, and sparkling whites.
  • Tour departs at 8:15am and returns 5:45pm approx.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up service is available from most hotels in Melbourne area, please enter your hotel name and address in the 'Pickup Hotel Info' field. Click here to check available pickup service.
  • Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel approximately 7:30am, depending on the hotel location. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to tour.

Price Includes

  • Historic steam train ride
  • Winery lunch with glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery
  • Wine tasting at Rochford's Eyton and wine tasting/tour at Dominique Portet.
  • Aussie style Bush Billy tea
  • Free WIFI on coach
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from select hotels
  • Guided tour

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities

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  • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.
  • Please read the Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy prior to booking your ticket.
  • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
  • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.

Additional Note

  • Operation Daily October 1 through March 31; Closed Tuesdays and Fridays April 1 through September 30

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