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Melbourne: Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

1. Melbourne: Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

Take a full-day wine tour in the Yarra Valley and discover some of the best wineries in Victoria just an hour's drive from Melbourne. Stop at 4 different wineries, taste a range of wines, and savor an included lunch. After pickup from a range of meeting points, depart for the Yarra Valley. Make your first stop at Greenstone, nestled in the base of the Christmas Hills. Begin by learning the art of the swirl, sniff, and slurp from your expert wine guide and then try a range of cellar door tastings. Move on to the next venue, Balgownie Estate, a stylish winery featuring great views and an excellent restaurant. Enjoy lunch with a glass of the estate's wine, then taste more of the wines produced there at the cellar door. In the afternoon, travel through the gorgeous scenery to a smaller boutique winery, Yering Farm. Experience traditionally made wines and see the antique copper wine-making equipment used by the Yarra Valley’s pioneer vignerons. Afterward, make your final stop at Soumah of Yarrah Valey. The cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Sample the award-winning wines before returning to Melbourne.

Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

2. Yarra Valley: Full-Day Gourmet Tour with Lunch

Discover some of the Yarra Valley's top wineries by bus to sample delectable local wines and food. Taste a range of fresh local juices, savor quality wines at three wineries, tuck into a delicious local lunch, and top everything off with a visit to a chocolaterie for a sweet finish. Begin your full-day gourmet tour of the Yarra Valley with an exclusive farm gate visit to Yarra Farm Fresh, for a palate-cleansing fruit tasting experience. Sample a range of freshly made juices and other locally made products. Next, travel to one of the valley’s iconic wineries, Balgownie Estate, to enjoy a tasting from their extensive range of quality wines. Learn how to swirl and sniff like true connoisseurs, while sampling some of the very finest cool-climate wines. At the Yarra Valley Dairy the amazing products will truly melt in your mouth. The cheeses here are stunning and have your taste buds working overtime! Stop for lunch at the fabulous Rochford Wines and choose from four different main meals, with a glass of wine, tea, or coffee. Take some time to explore the gift shop, or perhaps climb the spiral staircase to enjoy the panoramic views from Rochford’s famous lookout tower. After lunch, make your way to one of Australia’s great wineries and member of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Yering Station. Home of Victoria’s oldest vineyards, first planted in 1838, the wines here are of exceptional quality and a tasting here is not to be missed. The final destination is the amazing Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Here, enjoy a complimentary tasting of the spectacular delights handcrafted by the chocolaterie’s French and Belgian chocolatiers.

Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

3. Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the food and wine scene of Melbourne on an exciting culinary walk, and experience a gastronomic culture that borders on the obsessive! Sip a delicious cup of coffee, sample some sublime dumplings and sneak in a sweet treat (or two!) before finishing it all off with a drink at a bar the locals love. Discover some of Melbourne’s hidden highlights, tucked down lanes, alleys and arcades off the main streets. Hear about the history of the city and the future of the city while tasting some delicious morsels along the way. Your expert guide will provide the key to a variety of fun spots. Even locals may discover a few new sites! Go to one of the city's grand 19th-century arcades, and dive down grungy looking alleys filled with street art. Venture into small lanes steeped in local history and filled with cafés and boutique stores. Encounter an underground art gallery, and end with a drink to toast the end of the tour at a bar the locals love! 

Melbourne: Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

4. Melbourne: Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

Take a journey through the heart of magnificent Melbourne while indulging your inner chocoholic. Be greeted by a very passionate guide at Chocolate Bar New York where you will receive your chocolate survival kit (map, 'I'm a Chocoholic' badge and bottle of water). Then the mini discovery begins as your guide takes you from plantation to plate. Taste the raw ingredients followed by the only Australian grown chocolate. Be educated on the difference between coverture and compound and get prepared with your tasting techniques for the day. Then the real discovery begins. Visit a wine bar and pair it with a masters handcrafted chocolate, discover some of the finest chocolatiers, talk to the store owners to learn about their personal journey, stop for 10 tastings and enjoy walking in a small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will be full of Melbourne historic knowledge about the famous lanes and beautiful arcades so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open along this decadent walking tour as you don't want to miss anything.

Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

5. Melbourne: Yarra Valley Wine and Chocolate Tour

Discover the best wine and local produce that the Yarra Valley region has to offer on a guided day tour around the region. Enjoy free chocolate samples at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery and watch the chocolatiers at work. Enjoy ample time here to pick up some goodies. Then, sit back and enjoy the views as you travel through the vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley with each winery selected for its excellent cellar door experience. The cool climate region provides the perfect growing conditions for all varietals, famous for its Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Chardonnay, some of which you will get to sample throughout the day. Take some free time to explore Healesville township. Stroll by the boutique shops, artist galleries, and grab a bit to eat at one of the cafes or popular pubs. You can even pop into Alchemy Distillery for a quick tasting (own expense). End your tour with a visit to a final cellar, for tastings of red and white wines.

Melbourne: Bites & Sights Tour with Eureka Skydeck

6. Melbourne: Bites & Sights Tour with Eureka Skydeck

Start your tour at the Eureka Skydeck, an 88-story skyscraper that is home to stunning views of the city. Your guide will bring you to the top of the tower, pointing out key points of interest in the city and previewing where you will go next. After coming back down to earth, it’s time to explore Melbourne’s famous street art scene. What used to simply be called “graffiti” has become a trendy artistic style and the laneways of this city are filled with constantly evolving murals. Your guide will explain how the movement has developed, exploring the work of these back alley artists until you’ve worked up an appetite. Your guide will take you to their favorite local restaurant for a hearty sample of one of the many cuisines Melbourne is known for. Here, your guide will tell you about the numerous waves of migrants, who have helped to create the Melbourne we see today. After you’ve finished eating, you'll grab a coffee and your guide will explain what makes Melbourne coffee unique. Finish with a tram ride down to Melbourne's iconic Queen Victoria Market, where your guide will introduce you to the market and then leave you to explore on your own. By the end of your tour, you’ll be able to spot amazing art, cafes, restaurants, and bars like a local. But if you still need more tips, your local guide will be happy to offer up some suggestions for the rest of your stay.

Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

7. Melbourne: A Foodie’s Guide to Footscray Walking Tour

Discover the recently named 13th coolest suburb in the world, Footscray, and explore the diverse suburb through all the amazing food on offer. Treat your tastebuds to a freshly prepared Banh Mi sandwich and a traditional Sicilian cannoli for a sweet treat. Visit the lively market and learn more about the heritage-rich suburb and its community.  Footscray has undergone significant changes in the last 150 years and waves of migration have led to Footscray becoming one of the most diverse suburbs in Australia which is evident through the amazing food on offer. From Vietnamese Bahn Mi to Sicilian Cannoli, this tour is definitely a treat for the taste buds. As you walk around the neighbourhood you will learn about the history and demographic of the area and take in some amazing street art and views of the city. Make visits to the lively Footscray Market and down to the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Learn about the amazing non-profits and social enterprises supporting the local community and the passion that the locals have for their neighborhood. This tour is accessible for all including those with mobility impairments and wheelchairs.

From Melbourne: 2-Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Escape

8. From Melbourne: 2-Day Great Ocean Road & Grampians Escape

Day 1 - (L) Say goodbye to Melbourne for the next 2 days as you drive over the Westgate Bridge to the Great Ocean Road. Begin where the builders started construction in 1919, and wind your way along this iconic road with spectacular views the entire journey. Stop for morning tea shortly after you join the road before making your way to Memorial Arch (The Great Ocean Road Sign) for a cheeky snap underneath. Continue to wind along through several seaside townships along the way. Along this stretch, your guide will get you out of the bus and help you spot wild koalas and native bird life among the trees, before stopping for lunch in the town of Apollo Bay with time to relax on the main beach, or try out some super flavors of ice-cream! After lunch the road leaves the coastline, then you're immersed in the ancient Otway rainforest. Breath in the crisp fresh air as your guide takes you on a guided walk through this magical wonderland. A little further along the road, you'll meet the ocean again on the Shipwreck Coast.  Marvel at the limestone monoliths known as the 12 Apostles and the rugged coastline that formed them. Hear the story of Loch Ard, and step down into this remote and isolated beach gorge that's been carved over one hundred years of erosion. A little further down the coast you will see the remains of London Bridge before driving into the heart of the Grampians National Park for your night's accommodation. Day 2 - (B) Wake up in the quaint town of Halls Gap to bounding kangaroos, and laughing kookaburras along with the calls of magpies and currawongs. Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before driving into the mountain ranges that form this spectacular national park. Be captured with panoramic vistas at every possible view point starting with Borkoa. Lookout as you look over the western plains of Victoria and down on your night's accommodation. Make your way to the geological icon of the Balconies for views into the Victoria Valley and to the most southern tip of the park. Walk down a series of over 250 stairs to the base of the majestic Mackenzie falls before learning about the rich Aboriginal culture of the Grampians (Gariwerd) at Brambuk Cultural Center. After stopping for lunch in Halls Gap, begin the journey back to Melbourne for a late afternoon arrival.

From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Winery Tour

9. From Melbourne: Mornington Peninsula Private Winery Tour

Start you day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Melbourne. Hop in your private car and be driven to handpicked wineries such as the Red Hill and Port Phillip estates. Indulge in tastings at four wineries with expert knowledge being passed on to you from the expert staff. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with a glass of wine at Pier 10 Winery. Soak up the views over the seaside and vineyards that the beautiful Mornington Peninsula has to offer. Then return back to your accommodation.

Melbourne: Guided Night-Time Food Walking Tour & Beer

10. Melbourne: Guided Night-Time Food Walking Tour & Beer

Discover another side of Melbourne once the sun has set on a night-time food walking tour. Explore hidden alleyways and weave through the crowd to taste delicious food at three unique hole-in-the-wall diners while soaking in the revelry of the night. Make your way to Gordon Reserve to meet your friendly guide and group for the night. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Melbourne as you pass through the crowds and by rowdy bars. Bounce from one hole-in-the-wall diner to another and stay on your feet to enjoy a tasty bite to eat. Don't wait any time at all between ordering and eating, you'll find the perfect greasy pizza joint in the back of the bar and a dumpling house with a Mandarin menu. Settle down your meal with a refreshing beer at a local bar to finish your tour. Take the chance to socialise with your group and anyone else you meet and decide where you're off to next.

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Big thank you and shout out to Aaron for being the most hospitable and jovial tour guide! Thoroughly enjoyed the Yarra Valley food-wine tour and have already reccommended it to others! Great itinerary that gives you a taste of the best and makes the most of the day but Aaron really went out of his way to add to the experience through his knowledgable, accommodating, funny and caring service. The tour destinations were all so well organised and facilitated - lunch at Rochford was a standout… AMAZING!!!! Aaron made the best recc for the beef. Seafood linguine also delish. The education provided at Yering was the most ive ever learnt about wine and winetasting (and very good wine). We were spoilt with the most gloriously perfect weather which was a huge bonus (and lovely/fun tour companions - i think there were about 20 of us) - but anyone would love this tour either way so dont let the weather deter you.

Excellent itinerary, good coach drive with not long between venues, great tastings, great tour guide driver Sheridyn. Awesome day out at Yarra Valley.

Great informative walk with coffee and food! Perfect way to get out of the CBD and experience more of the local vibe.

Fantastic Tour! Jon was brilliant! Would definitely do this tour again.

Great day out. Tour guide was fantastic. And lunch was superb.