Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Tour from Melbourne. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Pick up worked and we found the right coach. The driver spoke a lot, but mainly about schools. It would have been good to hear more about Australia and Melbourne in particular. The train and the wineries were both interesting.
Had a wonderful day out. Enjoyed the scenery of the dandenong ranges and the puffing billy train. Good service was given by the touring company. The lunch at the winery was delicious. We did not have the ordered lunch but did have a separate order whch was great. Recomend the meat pie. The morning tea was great dispite the birds trying to take the food from your hands if you were not watching. To sum up the day it was very relaxing just what you need if on holidays.
This day was excellent and well presented. Our tour guide / driver provided a good commentary throughout the day. I would have liked to have had more time at the Menzies Creek train station to take photos & check out the view instead of having to get straight on the bus after our short Puffing Billy trip. There could have been a bit more of a choice for morning tea at Grant's Cafe - not all Australians or even tourists want to have just a lamington to eat. A selection of cheeses or fruit might be nice. All in all well worth the trip and very enjoyable.
Bus Driver Garren was very informative and put humour in his commentary Well Done
Very good. good Information allong the Way from the Driver... well done!
Lovely day out really nice driver guide. Beautiful countryside and lovely wines. Lunch was good and we really apreciated the stop in the morning for tea with added cockatoos!
Firstly, i enjoyed the tour. The coach driver was excellent. However, i was told that i needed to be ready to be picked up at 7.05am from my hotel. What i wasn't told was that the actual tour bus was leaving only a few hundred meters away in Federation Square after 8.00am. I could have walked straight there instead of sitting on a bus for over 45 mins picking up other people from hotels. Maybe i missed some instructions that told me this - i don't know. But when i phoned the day before to confirm the pick up time it would have been good to have been told this. I did not know where the tour left from and had assumed that it must be further away.
We had a great day out, lovely weather, the Buffing Billy could have been longer than one stop! Billy tea and Lamingtons a nice idea.
Were picked up at our hotel by a shuttle at around 720am, only to be told that we would need to hang around at Federation Square till 820am. Although it was OK for us as we could grab some coffee, might be good if the agency told us earlier of such an arrangement. It could give travellers the choice whether they want to take the early shutter or make their own way to Federation Square. Would have preferred a longer stay at Domaine Chandon.
Had a wonderful day! Interesting, informative and fun!
Great trip doing several different things. Feeding the native birds was a lovely thing to do. The train ride allows for spectacular views. The winery trail was magic for someone who likes wine. My sister didn't do that bit but went to the animal park, which she found disappointing because of the long wait to see one of the shows.
Trip was excellent; however, I stood for over one hour waiting for my pick up. When I called them, they said to get to Melbourne Centre. Bad start to the day, but good trip.
Most enjoyable day. Meal was good. Our driver kept us informed and was very helpful and courteous. We did find the stairs on the bus steep and difficult to negotiate.
Loved the day, wish the train ride was a bit longer.
My daughter enjoyed the train, and we enjoyed the wineries. Very good tour guides at each winery.