Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne
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Travel through the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley wine region on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Have morning tea and see spectacular native birds in the rainforest of the Dandenongs, then ride the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train through Sherbrooke forest. Head to nearby Yarra Valley for an afternoon in Victoria's famous wine region. Enjoy three extensive wine tastings at premium wineries and have the option to include a 2-course lunch paired with wine. Your knowledgeable guide shares informative commentary throughout the day. Return to Melbourne by late afternoon
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In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Grants on Sherbrooke, 70 Monbulk Rd, Kallista, Victoria 3789 Australia

At Grants on Sherbrooke enjoy a delicious homemade Devonshire Tea – warm scones with jam and cream, and tea or coffee. Plus, there's crackers with Vegemite for those brave enough to try!

You can hand-feed kookaburras, rosellas, cockatoos and galahs (seed provided).

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Puffing Billy Railway, 1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia

Ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a memorable 30-minute journey on Australia's most notable narrow-gauge railway

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rochford Wines Yarra Valley, 878 - 880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770 Australia

Journey into the prosperous heart of picturesque wine country, the Yarra Valley, and visit Rochford Wines to taste some of their award-winning wines. You'll have the opportunity to relax over lunch and a glass of one of their superb regional wines (see Optional Add-on)

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Dominique Portet Winery, 870 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria 3770 Australia

Tantalize your taste buds at this second winery where you can sample and purchase more wines.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Yering Farm Wines, St. Huberts Road, Yering, Victoria Australia

The final stop on your winery tour. Sample a few more wines before jumping back on the coach and heading back to Melbourne.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Melbourne Central, Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Return to the city and hotel drop offs commence.

Please note: This is a guide itinerary which may be subject to last minute changes.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air-conditioning and restroom
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Famous Puffing Billy Steam Train ride from Belgrave to Menzies
  • Extensive Wine Tasting at Rochford Estate, Dominique Portet and Yering Farm Estate
  • 2 course lunch at Rochford Estate (when selected). gf, vegetarian, vegan and Halal options available
  • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking
  • Learn all about the spectacular Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges with your expert local guid
  • Opportunities to purchase local produce to bring home!
  • Japanese and Mandarin audio devices available. Must be requested at time of booking- not guaranteed
  • Entry/Admission - Grants on Sherbrooke
  • Entry/Admission - Puffing Billy Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Dominique Portet Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Yering Farm Wines

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:10 AM

Departure Point

AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Japanese and Mandarin language devices available. You must contact the supplier at least 24 hrs prior to travel to confirm your device. Availability not guaranteed.
  • During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking to ensure you are catered for at your lunch stop (if lunch option selected)
  • Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
  • If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
  • Only folding or narrow prams can travel on Puffing Billy due to its heritage carriage doors.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Had a great time. The coach was very comfortable, the bus driver and his co-pilot were extremely nice. He was a great driver and I felt at ease with his driving. Started with tea/coffee and biscuits first, got to visit some birds. Then went to Puffing billy, it was a really cool experience. The train ride is just enough to get cool pictures and not be bored of just sitting there. Then off to the Wine Tour portion. It was fun and I enjoyed it very much.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
Our family enjoyed the trip very much!! The weather was great and to top it up, we had a great tour guide and driver, Peter!! He is very patient, knowledgeable, friendly and selfless. The group that went for the wineries were a fun bunch of people, making the trip even more enjoyable. Overall another great day trip we have done this round, totally looking forward to the next one with AAT Kings to Phillip island on Monday again! ;)
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A wonderful opportunity for a group to enjoy themselves and get out of the city for the day. The tour is well worth the money when you see what you have experienced for the day. A great mix of touring with all the visits to the wineries, excellent lunch at Rochford Winery and the experience to ride on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Would fully recommend that this is a great tour and you will have a great time. Thank you to AAT Kings for their wonderful service and a great driver - Peter. Thank you very much.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Mark from AAT Kings was a great guide. He was hilarious and informative at the same time. Our first stop for tea was beautiful. They served us tea/coffee served with scones fresh out of the oven with cream and jam which was delicious. Puffing billy steam train also gives you wonderful sceneries. Lunch at Rochford winery was really good as well. The winetasting was also so much fun.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2018
Excellent experience.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
Excellent and entertaining day out. Recommended
• Submitted 22 Feb 2018
Love the experience and the tour. Amazing.
• Submitted 26 Dec 2017
Beautiful scenery with visits to 3 wineries. Lunch was very good.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
Wow where do I start!!! From getting on the bus the driver was very knowledgeable on the areas we were travelling. The customer services at the parrot zoo, puffing Billy and the three wineries were at paramount standard. The great views were breathtaking and was such a pleasant day, highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Melbourne
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
This was a very long day because of the rain. We enjoyed the scenery, train and the wine. It was a nice change from the city of Melbourne.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
I'm not really into the wine tasting experience, but the trip was a great start in Melbourne city. My favorite would definitely be the Puffing Billy Steam Train, an experience I gained nowhere else. Remember to sit by the sides of the train or you won't get a whole great experience. Wish we could stay on the train for longer time. Our driver/guide was Richard, a very humorous guy. We've got a big group, but he managed really well. When we went to the last destination of wine tasting the one with Apple Cider, there is a small outdoor sheep stable, where they keep young little sheep around, they are just so cute and friendly, we even got to feed them. Lunch even though was optional, but I really recommend you guys to purchase it, it is really nice especially the chicken one, with wine, and a small dessert to company with. I really enjoy the tour.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
The tour on 6 sept with our friendly tour guide is super amazing! He provide so many details for all the tourist including us while driving along the yarra valley. He is humorous and always enlightening the whole journey :). I would recommend this tour. :)
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
The very professional driver gave great commentary throughout the trip. He looked after his entourage with care and good communication. The wineries visited offered varied experiences and a quality tour overall.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
Such a fun day with awesome wineries and a cool ride the historic train - be sure to sit on the railing!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
This trip is amazing, recommeded!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2017
The tour was so much fun and our tour guide Edward was fantastic! Highly recommend it and would happily do it again next time we're in Melbourne
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Such a fun day trip from Melbourne. The entire experience was enjoyable from beginning to end! The Puffing Billy train ride is something we still talk about to this day.
• Submitted 26 May 2017
Was a wonderful trip organised so well. Worth every moment.
• Submitted 21 May 2017
The trip was amazing! Richard was an awesome guide and had a lot of knowledge and gave us a bit of background about every place we went to which made the trip very beautiful. The journey was very comfortable.
• Submitted 21 May 2017
I had an amazing day out! Even as a solo traveller the day was so well organised that I never felt stressed and had an absolute blast! Adrian, our driver, had amazing knowledge and did an amazing job! I am not a wine connoisseur but I found all the wineries to be interesting and the lunch was outstanding. The coach is very spacious and, I found that as wine is a sociable pastime, I was able to meet lots if new people. I should also mention that Puffing Billy was one if the highlights of my time in Australia, with amazing views and optional novel seating arrangements it was a real treat!
• Submitted 10 May 2017
The tour guide was great and the lunch was beautiful
• Submitted 07 May 2017
Everyone in my group enjoy this tour so much. we got to see the wineries, taste different kinds of wine. the coach is great.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2017
Collin, the driver and tour guide, was amazing and super entertaining. Even tho I was tired due to work in the past few days, this tour just refreshed my body and soul. Love every moment. Love the lunch at Rochlord. Thank You AAT King.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2017
Absolutely brilliant. I'm Will our driver ensured that all he's clients had the best time possible.
• Submitted 24 Feb 2017

In Brief

Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Country:
Australia
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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