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Autopia Tours: Yarra Valley Wine Grazing Tour

OPERATES: Mon, *Thu, Fri, *Sat, Sun (*low season)
MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Old Melbourne Gaol - 377 Russell St (opposite Space Hotel @ 8:45am.
HIGHLIGHTS: Discover the Yarra Valley, Australia’s premier wine region
Indulge in some sweet samples from the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery Morning visit to three stunning premium estates with cellar-door tastings - ie. St Huberts and Helen & Joeys Free time to explore the gateway town and heart of the Yarra Valley; Healesville (lunch at own expense) Relaxing afternoon tasting of sustainably grown and harvested cool climate wines with scenic vineyard views Reconnect with loved ones in a small group atmosphere
Calling all tastebud explorers for a one-day perfect combo, of travel and taste, as we sample our way through the stunningly exquisite Yarra Valley. While wine is a big part of that historically, these days you can delight in a plethora of options including fresh local produce, chocolate and learning about the process of Australian winemaking. As we get to sip award-winning vino and ciders, whilst chatting with the person who actually made it whilst being surrounded by spectacular landscapes and vineyard views.
Our day starts with an indulgent feast for your senses, at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice-Creamery with an exclusive behind-the-scenes chocolate tasting. Over 250 handcrafted chocolates are available for purchase, as well as a variety of free chocolate samples to enjoy.
Guests will have the pleasure of visiting three boutique wineries and cellar-door estates, such as St Huberts, Yering Farm Wines, Helen & Joey Estate, Helen's Hill and Yering Station. In some cases, our itinerary and winery stops will need to be modified due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events and cellar-door closures.
We’ve added free time in Healesville, for guests to grab lunch and explore the gateway town to the Yarra Valley. This tour has been designed for our guests to be able to see the Yarra Valley through local eyes rather than being shuttled from one winery to another. Whilst in Healesville, we highly recommend exploring the local shops, cafes, and restaurants or you can even pop into Four Pillars Gin Distillery, Matilda Bay Brewery or Alchemy Distillers for a cheeky extra tasting if you fancy (at guest's own expense).
This unique wine tour explores all the treasures of the Yarra Valley district in a relaxed small group environment and away from the tourist masses. Highlighting some of our favourite premium wineries and local produce for everyone to enjoy. Giving our guests the opportunity to meet the maker along the way and truly enjoy what this world-class region has to offer.
Driving Distance: 140km

*Our itinerary and winery stops may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events and cellardoor closures.

INCLUSIONS: 3 Premium wine & cider tastings Local produce samples Time to explore the heart of the Yarra Valley; Healesville Relaxed small group social atmosphere Expert driver guide with tour commentary Air-conditioned mini-coach travel Select inner-city pick-up/drop-off points

EXCLUSIONS: Any meals not indicated - lunch at own expense Personal expenses

Photo ID required, refillable water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothing, hat, camera, money for purchase produce along the way!
Not suitable for infants or children 17 years old and under.
BLACKOUT DATES: 23SEP, 01NOV, 25-26DEC - VIC Public Holidays 2022 01-02JAN, 26JAN, 13MAR, 07-10APR, 25APR, 12JUN, 07NOV, 24-26DEC - VIC Public Holidays 2023 01-02JAN, 26JAN, 11MAR, 29-31MAR - VIC Public Holidays 2024


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Autopia Tours: Puffing Billy Steam Train & Yarra Valley Wine Tour

OPERATES: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (from 1st April 2024)
DEPARTS: 7:45am
RETURNS: 17:45pm

MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne @ 7:45am.
HIGHLIGHTS: Travel back in time aboard the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train and experience Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway. Enjoy wine tastings and a cheese platter at a Yarra Valley winery and learn about cool-climate wine styles Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery with over 250 chocolate products. You will have the opportunity to travel through the magnificent tall forests of the Dandenong Ranges. Visit scenic Emerald Park Lakeside with its new Railway heritage-themed Visitor Centre. ITINERARY:
Drive approximately one hour from Melbourne through the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with giant Mountain Ash and Ferns trees and take in spectacular views of Melbourne's skyline en-route to Puffing Billy Station.
Step back in time and enjoy a memorable one-hour journey on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway aboard the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you weave in and out of the forest-covered hills aboard Puffing Billy's iconic open carriages between Belgrave and Lakeside. You may also see kookaburras, cockatoos, lyrebirds, and crimson rosellas in the stunning Sherbrooke Forest. Get to know one of the many dedicated volunteers helping to preserve this 121-year-old steam railway. The ticket includes entry to the state-of-the-art Lakeside Visitor Centre, which includes a railway cafe, mini-museum, and gift shop where guests will have time to purchase morning tea and/or lunch (at their own expense).
Back on the bus we drive through the Yarra Valley en route to Healesville township. The rolling hills of the Yarra Valley are home to over 80 wineries with a variety of cool-climate wine styles. Guests will visit a winery for wine tastings and cheese platters with views over the Yarra Valley.
Our final stop for the day will be a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery with over 250 chocolate, truffle and ice-cream varieties! Guests can see the chocolatiers at work, browse the chocolate shop and indulge in a decadent hot chocolate or coffee (at own expense) before relaxing on the return journey to Melbourne. Relax on the return journey to Melbourne.
Driving Distance: 200km.

*Autopia Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary route and winery stops due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events and third-party operator closures.

INCLUSIONS: Puffing Billy 1 hour train excursion from Belgrave to Lakeside (one-way) Premier wine tasting in the Yarra Valley with snacks Hosted by an experienced driver-guide Air-conditioned comfortable coach travel Comprehensive local tour commentary Selected Melbourne inner-city pick-up/drop-off points

Any meals or tastings not indicated within the itinerary - at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch along the way. Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point. Personal travel insurance is recommended Personal expenses



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