BEAUTIFUL countryside, fantastic tour guide, stupid jerks throwing debris from an overpass that hit the bus' windshield. Nonetheless, a marvelous day in the Melbourne wine country!
A fantastic day! The ride on the Puffing Billy steam train was a lot of fun and the visit to the wineries was relaxing. Lunch was delicious. Our bus driver/guide, Adrian, was extremely helpful and shared a wealth of knowledge about the areas we visited.
A nice trip to see a historic train, plus you get out into the country away from the city of Melbourne. We visited three wineries, each of different sizes. At one we had an optional lunch, which was very good.The train ride was so nice I would like to have had a longer one!
Can't praise this tour enough. Very professional. Excellent driver/ guide - entertaining and informative. Comfortable coach. Pleasant morning tea and excellent lunch at the Rochford Winery . Enjoyed the ride on Puffing Billy and the wine tasting was excellent.
Brilliant day - weather and experience wise. The driver was extremely patient with the inevitable strangler couple and certainly made my day by providing a crepe bandage after I sprained my ankle before even getting onto the bus to the starting point!! The lunch was certainly one of the nicest we experienced over our time in Melbourne. Great choice of vineyards to visit. And the ice cream at the chocolate factory?? YUM!!!
Very nice tour. The buffy billy is nice, wineries are very good, especially Yering. Our guide forgot his name was very funny and knowledgeable.
This was a really fun tour. Guide Adrian really is knowledgeable about the areas we visited and he capably shared that with us. The steam train was fun. Adrian really encouraged everyone on the tour to get to know each other, By the end everyone was having a friendly time. I'm sure the good wines tasted at the three impressive wineries didn't dampen the atmosphere. Recommend this tour and Adrian.
Good day trip the scenery was lovely a nice day getting to know the Yarra valley and puffing billy train ride was delightful!
I liked the guide EDWARD so much. He was kind all the time, and he knew so many things that I have learned a lot of things about wine and Melbourne from him. It was such a nice journey. Great.
Only one word to describe it - amazing! Made possible by Joe! All-rounder driver, tour guide and planner. He is very nice, friendly and knowledgable. He also went through the extra mile to send most of us home! And we got a bonus pleasant surprise from Joe, he took us to Yarra Valley new Chocolaterie which was not included in our itinerary as there was still ample time for my tour group to do so. Overall, this tour is fantastic! I did not regret my decision to take this tour with Viator. Thanks Viator and Joe! :
The tour was amazing and the tour guide knew alot. The wineries were great.
It was one of the best tours I have ever had. The bus was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide/driver Steve was really friendly and knowledgable. He was telling us all about the history, city, surroundings and tips for being in Melbourne. He went over and beyond what he needs to do. Great first time experience with viator. I would definitely book more tours from here as I go around the world.
The tour was fantastic, we both really enjoyed the experience the bus driver was fantastic and a lot of fun
Really would recommend this tour. Had an interesting running commentary from the driver who had a good sense of humour. Puffing Billy is a must do. Had a great lunch at Rochford Winery and enjoyed sampling the local wines.
Another great day out,seeing what is beyond the City.Enjoyed sampling wines that are produced in the area,the last one especially a nice visit.Thankyou to driver /guide Colin for the day
big tour bus group! driver Richard was one with jokes. lovely guy. it starts out strange after you're picked up from your hotel you're dropped off at another location where you wait for your bus alongside many other tour groups, so don't get on the wrong bus! the highlight was the train ride, a must-do! it was just one stop but a good ride nonetheless. it rained a little melbourne and it's weird weather huh, but dampened no one! we had 3 wineries, and the last stop might have been the best stop where we bought a 6pack of the pink lady apple cyder. delish! lunch was.. hmm.. well i had the beef cheek and it was really strong smell, so unless you like that, it may not be a great choice. but the menu may change anyway.
part of our bus stopped at the wild life place while the rest of us went on with the wines. so i guess there was that option too :P
Maggy New Zealand
Great trip, thoroughly enjoyed it - nice to get out into the country side. Lunch was absolutely beautiful. Would recommend.
Very enjoyable, Roger, the driver was informative and humorous, Puffing Billy trip excellent (if a bit short, but then again I'm a train enthusiast), the wineries we visited were marvelous and even squeezed in a trip to the chocolate farm! Well worth it and a good experience of the Yarra and danedongs region too.
We both really enjoyed the tour especially the final vineyard. Roger was a knowledgable and considerate driver and guide. Going to look at doing another tour before we leave Melbourne.
Excellent tour,Puffing Billy was a great experience and the food and wines were first class.
one of the best tours we have been on ,it's a must guide was very very knowledgable