Frequently Asked Questions

Q  What days does the tour operate?
A  We operate the tour 7 days per week all year round except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Q  Can I do a private tour?
A  Yes private charter tours can be arranged any day for small groups. Please email us with your private tour enquiry; passenger numbers, date of travel, pick up details and any other requirements you have and we will email you back with suggested itinerary and quote.

Q  How many people are on the day tour?
A   There will be up to a maximum of 14 or 16 passengers on each mini-coach.  We use a 14 and 16 passenger seat Mercedes Benz mini-coach and depending on demand for the day, we will the appropriate coach to suit.

Q  What time does the tour leave the city?
A  The tour departs Melbourne around 9.00am after city pick ups which take place from various city locations between 8.30am - 9.00am.

Q  Do you pick up from Yarra Valley hotels and accommodation houses?
A  We pick up from some hotels and accommodation houses in the Yarra Valley.  Check out the Yarra Valley pick up location list or email us with details of where you are staying for an answer.  The pick up time will be between 9.45-10.05am. 

Q  What time does the bus return to the city?
A  The tour returns to Melbourne CBD between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

Q  How many wineries will be be included in the tour? 
A You will visit a selection of 4 wineries and cellar doors during the tour.  We always include a visit to Domaine Chandon and other wineries are selected by the driver on the day. This allows for a flexible itinerary.

Q  How do I check available seats?
A Go do the "Book Online Button", select your preferred date from the calendar, enter the number of seats required, and the system will confirm available seats.  If seats are not available please phone or email our office and we can check if there will be an extra vehicle running that day.

Q  How do I book this tour?
A   It is best to book the tour on-line via the on-line booking form and we you will receive an automatic email confirmation with your reservation details. If you use a GMail, Hotmail or Yahoo email address, please check your junk / spam folder for the tour reply.

Q  What is the tour cost?
A  The tour cost is stated on the 'Tour Itinerary' and 'Booking' pages.  The tour from Melbourne and the tour from the Yarra Valley are the same price. 

Q  Am I allowed to purchase wine from the wineries we visit?
A  Yes you can purchase wines directly at the cellar doors you visit. We have a wine storage box on the bus for your purchases.

Q   If I am only 17 years old or younger can I do a wine tour?
A   The tour is not suitable for people under 18 as you are not permitted to taste the wines nor can you purchase wines either.

Q  Where does the tour stop for lunch?
A  Yes a one course lunch is included in the tour package at Rochford Winery.  You will enjoy a main course with a glass of Rochford wine with your lunch.  You will get to select your preferred choice from one of 4-5 main options.

Q  What currency is the tour price stated in?
A  The tour cost is stated in Australian dollars and includes 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). 

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East Melbourne 3002 Australia

Phone: 03 9650 0888

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