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Yarra Valley Afternoon Chandon, Chocolates, Cheese & Kangaroos
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Yarra Valley Afternoon Chandon, Chocolates, Cheese & Kangaroos

By The Yarra Valley Touring Co
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Ages 2-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
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  • Wine tastings at a winery in the Yarra Valley
  • Cheese tastings at Yarra Valley Dairy and Chocolate tasting at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Dairy
  • Entry/Admission - Yering Station
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery


Start:
  • Federation Square Bus & Coach Pickup Drop-off Zone, Russell Ct, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    12.00pm Meet the bus behind Federation Square at the Bus and coach pick up zone corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street Melbourne
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
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    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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    • You'll start at
      Federation Square Bus & Coach Pickup Drop-off Zone
      Russell Ct, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
      12.00pm Meet the bus behind Federation Square at the Bus and coach pick up zone corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street Melbourne
      See address & details
    • 1
      Yarra Valley Dairy
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Domaine Chandon
      Stop: 60 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Yering Station
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 4
      Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 5
      Kangaroo Ground
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • The Yarra Valley Touring Co
      302
      Australia
      Joined in February 2019
    • 301kaitlinw
      0 contributions
      Fabulous day in Yarra valley!!
      I had a fabulous day and couldn't have asked for more! From start to finish, a well planned, wonderful day. Our tour guide gave us so much information and took the extra effort to make sure we were all having a great time. Plus we saw lots of kangaroos in the wild! I would highly recommend this tour, worth every penny!
      Written 9 February 2024
    • Isabelle F
      0 contributions
      Cheese , wineries, chocolate, and a lot of kangaroos! 🦘🦘🦘
      Craig is a super friendly guy with a great sense of humor and extremely generous with his time. He wants to make sure everyone gets what they paid for. It was an awesome tour and I highly recommend it.
      Written 31 January 2024
    • 645liamz
      0 contributions
      Amazing, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide with great variety of wineries
      Craig was an amazing tour guide. He was very friendly and seemed to know everyone at every winery and venue we went to and was able to get us great seats and handle all of the talking so that we could just relax and focus on enjoying the fantastic and varied selection of wine, cheeses and charcuterie. Each venue we visited had a distinct feel but all were very beautiful and charming. I am very grateful that Craig didn’t cancel when the tour consisted of only 2 people (myself and my partner). Rather than being stuck to a set tour schedule, Craig allowed us to customise the tour and took us to a range of venues according to our preferences. He was also very knowledgeable and provided some really interesting insights about the history of the area.
      Written 20 January 2024
    • Mariana N
      0 contributions
      Fun day at the wineries!
      It was a great trip. Craig is a great tour guide. End up picking us up and dropping up back in Melbourne city Center. Tailored the day to our group after meeting us and made a very informative, special and fun day. Brought us to relevant places and even showed us cangurus in the end. Will definitely recommend this day out!
      Written 13 January 2024
    • jennabauer2
      0 contributions
      Excellent winery tour.
      We had an amazing day with Craig checking out the wineries in the Yarra Valley. He was very friendly and knowledgeable taking us to the best spots. We would defianlty recommend this winery tour.
      Written 29 November 2023
    • Kelvin C
      0 contributions
      Best Tour Ever
      We were on our honeymoon trip in Melbourne and it was a wonderful day with Craig. We took the metro from the city and Craig met us at the Lilydale station. We started by having a cheese tasting session with 8-10 kinds of cheese in a local cheese house. Love the cheese and the friendly staff there. We then headed to Yering Station, the oldest winery in the region, for the first round of wine tasting. We were presented with some outstanding sparkling wine (which in our view were as good as champagne and we brought two bottles back). The reds and whites were more of personal preference but they were also amazing. Next we went to Chandon for a wine-paired brunch. Absolutely love the environment and the wine there. They are not ordinary sparkling wine - they are the naughty boys in the traditional family - creative fruity sparkling wines. We liked them so much that we had a hard time thinking which one to bring home (thanks for the tips Craig). Since we were the only customers in the tour, Craig was very nice to allow us to choose where to go next. We decided to visit the Yering Farm (the Apple cider was the highlight) and the chocolate factory (Craig managed to get us to a private chocolate tour). We love the chocolates and think they tasted much better than Koko Black. And this wasn’t the end of the tour! Craig brought us to a secret place for the wild kangaroos and we saw a big family of kangaroos there. Throughout the trip, Craig had been professionally explaining the history and climate of Yarra Valley - eg how this led to the growth of the winery industry, how the climate could impact the grapes. We enjoyed the tour for it not being just a get-drunk trip but rather a trip to appreciate and treasure the land through the tour. We would like to add that Craig was very friendly and knowledgeable, and he took every possible step to make the Yarra Valley experience golden. We definitely recommend everyone to join Craig’s tour. Taking the metro to Lilydale station was straightaway and everything was smooth even for foreigners like us. Thank you very again Craig. We had a great day and we will be back!
      Written 29 November 2023
    • hanaprague58
      0 contributions
      Great.👌 If we have the opportunity, we’ll do this trip again. ❤️
      Neither Ray nor I can put into words the excitement of our amazing day, all thanks to Craig. We had no idea that the entire 'expedition' would also include an explanation about history, climate, culture and more. Just an amazing day that we 100% recommend if you get the chance and are deciding which company to go with. Thanks Craig. 5 stars.
      Written 29 November 2023
    • Lowbarn
      0 contributions
      THE Best winery tour in Yarra, probably in Australia!!!
      Fabulous Wine tasting tour and more, in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Brilliantly organised, super guys (Craig and Kurt) and a chance to meet a few new friends in a small group. Chandon is stunning, but all venues are charming. Start your day tasting cheese, then sparkling Chardonnay, then visit infamous Chandon before half an hour in award winning Four Pillars Gin distillery. Finish off in a rustic private family winery drinking superb wine….and cider! Can’t recommend the tour enough! 5 , no, 10 stars!!!
      Written 14 November 2023
    • LJG257
      0 contributions
      You can’t do better than to take this tour!
      My friends and I had a great day with Craig. The tour was flexible and fantastic! Craig is obviously well liked and respected by operators of the venues we visited. We were given excellent tastings and treatment in general as a result. Absolutely excellent knowledge of the area, connections and care. You can’t do better that to take this tour! Thank you, Craig.
      Written 25 October 2023
    • ambertsai777
      0 contributions
      amazing expereince
      Craig is a nice and professional tourguide. The selected wineries are impressive. we all had a great time.
      Written 16 October 2023
    • T5095HCrebeccal
      0 contributions
      Book it!
      Craig was a fantastic guide! Nothing was too much trouble. We had such a fun day! Highly recommend if you are in the valley
      Written 6 October 2023
    • jadesI7655UM
      0 contributions
      Best Tour Ever!!
      Trip was amazing. Craig was knowledgeable and it was so much fun! He put up with 7 fun/loud women plus 2 couples and we had the best day
      Written 6 October 2023
    • FrankZ503
      0 contributions
      Surprise Birthday
      Can highly recommend this tour it was fantastic. The tour guy Graig is the best, friendly and very informative, They pick you up and drop you off from your place were your staying, take you to 4 great wineries and gin have lunch at one of the wineries and all included in the price. Must do if your in Yarra Valley
      Written 5 September 2023
    • 891emma
      0 contributions
      Fantastic tour operator
      Craig was a flexible and fantastic tour coordinator/guide/driver. His knowledge of the area was abundant. A group of five friends had a great weekend, all organised by Craig, including accommodation. Thank you, Craig, for making our weekend so relaxing and enjoyable. We will be back for another tour in the future.
      Written 26 August 2023
    • 543irwing
      0 contributions
      Highly recommended!
      Had an enjoyable group tour led by Craig. Managed to try a good range of wine and even gin, and the lunch arranged for us was fantastic. Craig was also very helpful in giving us recommendations since he lives in the area and is highly experienced. Tour was also run at a good pace, did not feel rushed at all. Highly recommended
      Written 23 August 2023
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    May V
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    One should really experience this tour when in Melbourne. Craig, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. I especially appreciate the various trivia he shared with the group about Australia, Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. He even quoted a few lines from the poem My Country when describing Australia. Moreover, the variety of places visited was just right, well sequenced, and showcased the beauty of Yarra Valley. Craig gave the group members sufficient time to enjoy these places. Lastly, the kangaroo sighting was absolutely delightful. --- Anna
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Thankyou Anna, lovely to meet you! Who doesn’t love a bit of Aussie trivia!
    Written 11 February 2024
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    Lisa L
    11 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    The trip was incredibly enjoyable! Our group was small, consisting of just five guests, including myself, and we had a great time chatting and sharing laughter. Graig, our guide, was not only a friendly guy but also a knowledgeable local from Yarra Valley who shared fascinating insights about the area and took us to the best spots to see kangaroos. The wine was exceptional, the scenery breathtaking, and I absolutely adored the chocolate factory. Towards the end of the tour, we were fortunate to encounter many friendly wild kangaroos. Graig provided me with valuable travel tips, and I'm truly grateful for that. If you have only half a day to explore Yarra Valley, and you want to do some wine tasting, meet a local, and have a wonderful time, this trip should be your top choice!
    Written 6 November 2023
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    Thankyou Lisa! Great spending the afternoon with you and enjoy your journey around Australia!
    Written 7 November 2023
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    Curious407261
    1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Solo
    I had a great day! Made perfect by Craig, our host, and the other passengers on the bus, we had lots of laughs. The day started with a cheese tasting at the Yarra Valley Dairy, beautiful cheese, then onto a wine and 'Champagne' tasting, a light charcuterie lunch, more wine tasting and the Chocolaterie to finish. A very relaxing day and a big thank you to Craig, owner of the Yarra Valley Touring Co. I was impressed by the quality of the places we went to.
    Written 17 January 2024
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    Gavin H
    St. Lucia14 contributions
    A fantastic afternoon spent with our tour guide Craig and lovely company in the Yarra valley. Every element of the well organised tour was excellent which made the overall experience fantastic and very memorable. Our tour guide, Craig, was friendly and very knowledgeable, going out of his way to entertain us and make sure the tour went smoothly from beginning to end. Too many highlights to note but we especially loved the cheese tasting, the beautiful scenery at Chandon and the wine tasting at Yering Station. To top everything off we had the very special opportunity to see Kangaroos close up in the wild on the trip home. Definitely one of the best food and drink tours we have experienced.
    Written 1 February 2024
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    That’s a great review Thankyou so much Gavin! We love the valley and we love our little business and your kind words are much appreciated!
    Written 11 February 2024
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    Susan M
    Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    I cannot say enough good things about this trip. From our guide Blair to the winary's, we went to the tastings and the food! exceptional at each one. But the family-owned vineyard at Yileena Park was the best—not just the wines, but Alex, your guide, and his wife (Ann), I think. Apologies if this is incorrect. His passion and knowledge of winemaking and the accompanying cheeses, smoke trail mix, and olives just enhanced everything. This tour was planned for us by Craig, the owner of Yarra Valley Touring Company, and he hit it right on the head. He picked us up at the cruise terminal, stored our luggage in the back of the van, then took us off to Yarra Valley. We had a cheese tasting, a wine tasting, lunch at Chandon, and then finished at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. Then on to the airport. This is the only way to go!
    Written 22 February 2024
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    Thank you Sue! So glad we were able to host you all for the day and accommodate the cruise ship pick up! Hopefully we’ll see you next time you’re in Melbourne
    Written 24 February 2024
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    Marcelle D
    4 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Great small group tour with a lot of variety. Kurt the driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humor and took time to engage with all the guests. Highlights for me were the Chandon winery and Choclaterie which were amazing. Highly recommend if you want more than wine tasting!
    Written 29 November 2023
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    Doris Youngquist
    Wisconsin3 contributions
    Our guide, Kurt, was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the area and every stop along the way. We tried some unique wines and cheeses, and stopped at a wonderful chocolate shop. We had several samples at each stop. It was a fun day with a great host.
    Written 23 January 2024
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    Thanks Doris, so glad you had a great day out with Kurt!
    Written 24 January 2024
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    Le Nga H
    1 contribution
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    Kurt was an amazing tour guide with typical Aussie humour. The tasting at Domaine Chandon was a bit expensive, but fantastic. The local cheese farmers were lovely people. Love the chocolatory - fantastic tasting, view, and wide range of products. Last but also the best, kangaroo mob in the wild!!!
    Written 23 December 2023
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    Thanks for the review. They call Kurt the Kangaroo whisperer- he always seems to know where to find them!
    Written 1 January 2024
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    Jeffrey S
    1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Family
    I can’t say enough great things about this tour! Craig was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Fun, funny, and very engaging, are just the beginning. His knowledge of all things Melbourne, Cheese, Wine, and wildlife is second to none. The mix of experiences is what really sold me, and he absolutely delivered!!
    Written 15 February 2024
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    Thankyou Jeff! Lovely to meet you both and Thankyou for your generous review!
    Written 19 February 2024
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    FabioBattaglia
    Sao Paulo, SP15 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Great experience, beautiful places, very nice and knowledgeable guide/driver.

    Lunch at Chandon was great as well as the ice cream and chocolates.

    Kangaroo watching was great!

    Cheese tasting was the only setback. Poor explanations, no bread or crackers (for the creamy cheeses), not even tap water offered during the tasting.
    We were all stood up around a small table for our group. In summary, the place is not prepared to provide an amazing experience.
    Written 27 January 2024
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    Thanks Fabio, this is good feedback and we’ll pass on to the dairy. The cheese tasting at the dairy includes a generous variety of creamy cheeses. We recommend guests buy a glass of wine to go with the tasting and free water is available on request but we will be sure to offer this to all guests moving forward. We’re very glad you you enjoyed your day out in the valley!
    Written 28 January 2024
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