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Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail with Gourmet Lunch

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a day of extravagant tastings at Yarra Valley’s breweries, cideries and distilleries with a VIP brewery floor access
  • Indulge in delectable gourmet lunch with tasting paddle and a complimentary drink
  • Enjoy tasting sessions and drinks all through the day with a variety of generous servings, up to 4 glasses per person
  • Stop by at 4-5 venues that provides a wide mix of drinks to satisfy everybody’s drinking preferences
  • Try an amazing range of ales,lagers, dry & sweet ciders, strawberry & blueberry wines, ports, sparkling and kombuchas
  • Enjoy fun stories and entertaining facts about the history of drinking from an expert guide
  • Unwind and relax at each venue, with no time constraints, and a small group tour with maximum 13 guests
  • Feel free to book this as a private tour if you’re a group of more than 7 people
  • Overview

    Spoil yourself with a day full of tasting treats at Melbourne’s scenic Yarra Valley. Visit 4-5 of its top breweries, cideries and distilleries and enjoy VIP brewery floor access. This tour also provides gourmet lunch with tasting paddle and a complimentary beer or cider. With something for every guest’s preference, try out a grand variety of ales, lagers, dry and sweet ciders, strawberry and blueberry wines, ports, sparkling and kombuchas.

    Experience a relaxed tour without any time constraints while being accompanied by a small group and an entertaining guide.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

    Duration

    8 hours approximately

    Start time

    9:55am

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Federation Square (corner of Russell and Flinders Street, Melbourne).

    Ending Point

    Original point of departure.

    Itinerary

    Start your day trip to the picturesque Yarra Valley by assembling at Federation Square, situated at the corner of Russell and Flinders Street in Melbourne. Hop in the air-conditioned coach for a comfortable 1 hour ride to the valley, as a day full of generous tasting and drinks lies ahead. Kick-start this relaxing and fun trip in the company of a small group with not more than 13 people and an entertaining guide who takes you on a journey through the history of drinking.

    Follow your guide to 4-5 breweries, cideries and distilleries in the Yarra Valley. Soak up the atmosphere of each venue with a VIP brewery floor access (when available) and savor complimentary drinks throughout the day. With servings as heavy as one-third glass of every beer or cider a brewery makes, each guest gets to indulge in at least 4 glasses of their preferred drink. This tour caters to varied drinking likes and dislikes, since most of the stops boast of a variety of drinks including several beer styles and seasonal brews along with an assortment of gins, apple, pear and blueberry ciders, wines, sparklings and ports. What’s more! Unwind during lunch time with a mix of gourmet food including a tasting paddle and a complimentary drink (beer or cider).

    The choices of venues on the day of your tour depends on season, day of the week, big events, weather and other constraints. Here are a few of the venues you may get to visit including brew pubs and restaurants, tasting rooms, beer gardens and more:

    • Napoleone Brewery & Cider House: Choose from over 10 unique beers and ciders to drink here with a VIP access to its brewery and beer garden. 
    • St Ronan's Cider at Badger Creek Blueberry Winery: Pick and try out of 8 different ciders, ports, blueberry wines and champagnes at this winery.
    • Buckley's Beer: This is the oldest brewery in the Yarra Valley with a varied collection of lagers and ales. You may also sample a glass of kombucha here.
    • Hargreaves Hill Brewery: A visit here will comprise of delectable food and tasting paddles with a glass of beer or cider you desire.
    • Coldstream Brewery: Another place that offers a tasting paddle with a glass of your favorite beer, cider or even wine, mixed drink or a tequila shot!
    • Public Brewery: Be spoilt for choices with an extensive range of beer, wine and cider and relax at their beer garden.
    • Four Pillars Gin Distillery: Prepare to be amazed by this award winning state-of-the-art distillery that hosts an admirable variety of gins.
    • Riders Brewing Co & Kellybrothers Cider at Kellybrook Winery: Stop at this family owned and run winery and try their exquisite ciders, beers and calvados (apple brandy).

    This lively tour comes to an end with a transfer back to the pick-up point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
    • Guided visit of 4-5 breweries, cideries and distilleries
    • VIP brewery floor access (when available)
    • Experienced guide
    • Gourmet lunch and drinks (beer or cider)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel Transfers
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 18 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

    Our supplier needs at least 6 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund.

    We can cater for vegetarian, vegan and food for other allergies. Let us know at the time of booking, if you have any specific dietary requirements for the gourmet lunch.

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