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Mt Barker Grape Escape
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Mt Barker Grape Escape

By Busy Blue Bus Tours
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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AU$199.00
per adult
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Ages 2-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Morning tea/coffee
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Gilberts Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Plantagenet Wines
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Albany Visitor Centre, 221 York St, Albany WA 6330, Australia
    We will meet you at the front door of the Albany Visitor Centre.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 46694P8

      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Mt Barker Grape Escape?
      Mt Barker Grape Escape price starts from AU$204.28. Discover and book Mt Barker Grape Escape on Tripadvisor
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      Itinerary
      • You'll start at
        Albany Visitor Centre
        Or, you can also get picked up
        See departure details
      • Pass by
        Busy Blue Bus Tours
      • 1
        Gilberts Wines
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 2
        Plantagenet Wines
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
        See details
      • 3
        Galafrey Wines
        Stop: 30 minutes
        See details
      • 4
        West Cape Howe Wines
        Stop: 30 minutes
        See details
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Busy Blue Bus Tours
        154
        Australia
        Joined in December 2013
      • cleo54c
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Gap and Natural Wonders
        Picked up from the cruise port and set off to see the sites of Albany. First stop was Stoney Hill where you could look out at the coastline see Albany in the distance and see some unusual stone formations. Onto The Gap where you can walk out on this steel structure over the waves pounding into a granite channel 82 feet down and also see the Natural Bridge which is a granite arch made by thundering waves, wind, rain and time. Quite amazing. A good time was had by all and would recommend to one and all especially if visiting by cruise ship
        Written 28 February 2024
      • Tony H
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour and guide
        Would recommend as very good eco tour to National park and of course the Gap and Arch. Very cool and windy so take a jacket. Excellent tour. Great guide.
        Written 23 January 2024
      • U8211PYmoniquew
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Trip to Bremer Bay from Albany for Orca Tour
        Susan our driver was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Our trip was comfortable and enjoyable. We had a fantastic day. Many thanks.
        Written 8 January 2024
      • VickiL35
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enlightening Experience
        We thoroughly enjoyed the two hour Albany City Tour with Susan. From the start we were so impressed with Susan’s knowledge and enthusiasm. Susan helped us engage with the history and modern day Art on the streets of Albany. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough .
        Written 18 October 2023
      • annemaree59
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great intro to Albany and its sights
        Had a great half day tour of the Gap and sights around Albany. Small group. Tim, our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining - a story for all occasions and great fun. Highly recommended.
        Written 10 October 2023
      • Peter F
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Such a relaxing way to see ART
        I took this tour with my sister to see art of the Great Southern Art Trail. We both found it such a relaxing way to spend the day taking in art at a number of galleries and indulging in a splendid lunch at Ducketts Mill. The artists at each venue welcomed us on arrival and explained their processes and works to us and in a couple of places, took us out back to see their workshops. Our tour guide, Tim, was great and we enjoyed some interesting conversations with him along the way. I'm a local in the region, and while I could have driven my car to the venues, the special treatment the artists provided, together with the relaxation of being chauffeured around and not be concerned with directions or timing made this tour so worthwhile. I will definitely do this tour again.
        Written 2 October 2023
      • lyng288
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome.
        This is such an awesome natural wonder. The view is amazing and there are safety barriers in place. Really worth a drive.
        Written 1 August 2023
      • Wayne L
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Gap and Coastal Tour
        Tim picked us up promptly at our caravan park in an immaculately clean vehicle. He is an engaging person, full of knowledge about Albany and its surrounds - we could not have appreciated this itinerary if we’d tried to do it on our own. The coastal scenery is amazing, then being up close to the wind turbines, and finally the view of Albany from Mount Melville. Oh, and the scones and tea at the whale centre were great too. Highly recommend this tour, especially if Tim is leading it.
        Written 16 June 2023
      • Chrisaq
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Albany WA and what it has to offer you
        Albany is a place I never thought we'd venture to given its distance from Perth but, you can now fly direct from Melbourne to Busselton with Jetstar and pick up your hire car at the airport which makes the distance much less daunting. The drive from the Margaret River is easy... not much traffic and you travel through beautiful forests and farmland all the way. You will encounter some large and long trucks along the way but there is ample opportunity to pass them on the journey and there are enough petrol/food/restrooms to stop at. It took us approximately 4 hours from Dunsborough to get there and worth a mention is, make sure you have some of your own music to play on the journey as radio stations are few and far between and not very appealing with music choice. You need to book your accommodation well in advance because Tourism has become a large contributor to the economy there. Having said all this...is it worth it?? Absolutely yes on so many levels. It is quite a large town with a great history. The people are welcoming and the food is amazing. The scenery is excellent.. many beautiful beaches (Middleton Beach has so much to offer), great landscapes and an easy drive to The Gap and Natural Bridge. We continued down to Esperance after 3 nights in the Albany area but, that's another story and must do for so many reasons. South west Western Australia has so much to offer beyond the Margaret River region. Australia is so vast and remote areas may not be as appealing for very young families due to the tyranny of distance but for those of you that are willing, it's worth it and airlines are starting to pick up on this.
        Written 29 May 2023
      • LindaP493
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Scenery - Must Do When in Albany
        I booked The Gap and Natural Wonders Tour tour with Busy Blue Bus rather than take the cruise ship excursion which was shorter and way more expensive. We were picked up at the cruise port and it turned out all the people on my tour were from my cruise ship. There were 10 people on my tour in a minibus. We had ample time at all of the attractions and our guide walked with us and gave explanations and answered any questions. Our guide loved Albany and gave a lot of information about the city too. We stopped for a delicious scone and hot chocolate at the Whaling Station. Torndirrup National Park is a must see when in Albany. We also visited The Albany Wind Farm.
        Written 2 May 2023
      • Tassietourer2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Porongurup NP Granite Skywalk
        Susan our guide for the walk departed lots of useful information on the Albany area, flora & visual explanation for ascending the summit.
        Written 30 April 2023
      • helenwestaway
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Safe trip from Albany to Bremer Bay
        Susan provided a safe early morning trip to Bremer Bay to meet the naturalistic Orca tour, then returned us back to Albany. A long drive but she managed it well.
        Written 23 April 2023
      • 262shaunai
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Tour
        This tour was such a fun day. Susan was a great guide and had so much knowledge of the area. Ended up only being the 2 of us however we still got to go on the tour it wasn’t cancelled. We both had a blast and got so much goodies from each place we visited. Would highly recommend this tour with Busy Blue Bus Tours.
        Written 17 April 2023
      • U366KDderekm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Private wine tour - Margaret River
        Our tour with Busy Blue Bus was a little different from the usual. As we were the only couple on the tour we had a private driver with the lovely Kathleen. We had a great day with a lot of local knowledge. We had a lovely lunch with wine mead and chocolates to finish the day. This was a great way to spend the day.
        Written 11 April 2023
      • phillippV6849QZ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Breathe taking views, with some effort before hand
        The walk from car park to top is roughly 2.4 kms but at your own pace it is doable for most. The rock scrambles at the top require a little bit of coordination but I guarantee you the view is worth it! We got up there quite early so still had some cloud cover which was amazing, then the clouds started to break and the view became breathe taking. We even got to see some small icicles in the air floating about. Unforgettable….
        Written 10 April 2023
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      Tim G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022
      My wife and I incorrectly booked our tour on the wrong date and for the date we wanted to go BBT did not do tours on that date. But after a phone call they arranged for us to do the tour on our required date, I.e they fitted us in regardless. The tour was great and very personalised. Sue was absolutely a great host, and we enjoyed all the venues visited, would do it again on one of the other tours when next in town.
      Written 7 April 2022
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      So pleased you had a great time! We would happily take you on tour again. Always willing to get people on tour and delighted we could organise this for you. Come again !!!
      Written 12 April 2022
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      gavinhall77
      Perth, Australia3 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2021
      Tour guide was really knowledgeable. Nice guy. Tour was great but 1 negative the tour itself wasn't what was stated. It said we would have a platter lunch and a winery tour. we got neither of these. Lunch was great and tasty but it was a meal not a platter and there was no winery tour either. I do understand there has been a few changes due to winerys leaving the area but I think maybe the explanation of the tour when booking needs to be changed(updated) it was still a great day though. Thoroughly enjoyed
      Written 2 May 2021
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      Rose
      Paradise Point, Australia4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      Most enjoyable day out. 4 great Wineries to visit including lunch, a nice mixed platter.
      Sue our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area we travelled and the places we visited.
      The wine tastings were not only yummy but informative, mostly given by family members of the Winery.
      The bus was comfortable and roomy.
      Definitely recommend this tour.
      Written 23 October 2023
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      Thanks for this review and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the comfort of the vehicle and the friendly family members at the cellar doors you visited.
      Written 10 December 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Penelopina30
      Wakefield, UK9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Lovely day out with Busy Blue Bus Tours! We went on the Mt Barker Grape Escape with Susan as tour guide. We even had the bus to ourselves so it was like a private tour! We learned a lot about wine production in the area, sampled so much great wine and had a lovely morning snack and great lunch. It was great to interact with the producers who were all friendly. We felt unrushed and welcomed. Would recommend!
      Written 19 January 2024
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      Karen L
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022
      Do yourself a favour and book onto this tour - you will be richer for the experience. From the moment our lovely tour guide Sue picked us up the whole day was fun. Sue is a local and very knowledgeable about the Mt Barker region which made for an interesting ride between four wineries. Forget steel and glass cellar doors with overpriced souvenirs - you won’t be going there. You will go to four family run vineyards in beautiful settings and you will taste a huge array of fabulous wines. Pace yourself - you won’t want to miss out by peaking too early and this is a big day of tasting for all of us wine lovers! Oh and take your credit card - you will probably come home with some great wine which Sue will happily put into the back of the bus so you have your hands free for more tastings. This is arguably the best wine tour we have ever been on and we highly recommend it,😀🍷🥂
      Written 7 May 2022
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      Wow :) Thanks for your time to review Karen. I loved meeting you and found the day just as much fun as you did. I'm pleased you heard the advice to 'pace yourself' as there is so much great wine to taste on this tour of Mt Barker. I appreciate your recommendation and also hope to take you on tour again on your next visit to Albany. Travel safelky until next time!
      Written 8 May 2022
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      Dan K
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Family
      Great day out with Susan. Transport was clean, modern and very comfortable. The four wineries we visited ranged from small to large and were all very enjoyable and informative. Great lunch. Highly recommended.
      Written 20 April 2022
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      Tylah A
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2021 • Friends
      Very good tour! Our guide Joslyn was awesome! Made us feel welcomed and right at home the whole time! Enjoyed the tour at Plantagenet Wines and the best service was at West Cape Howe and Gilbert’s! Not too keen on Galafrey’s but the view was stunning! All in all, it’s a great day out and a great way to meet new people!
      Written 27 February 2021
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      Fantastic that you met new people and had a great day out at stunning wineries! Joslyn is a gem and I am so pleased she is on our team. I'll let her know how much you enjoyed her Tour Guiding.
      Written 14 July 2021
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