Excellent trip to the Hunter Valley. Our coach driver was very informative and very amusing. A thoroughly enjoyable day with an excellent selection of wines to taste and a more than ample lunch included,
Not only did we taste great wines at three wineries and have a delicious lunch at the Hunter Valley Resort, we got to see kangaroos on the loose at Hope Estates winery. Beautiful area and good wines.
This was a very enjoyable tour through AATKings. After picking us up from our hotel we did a short tour of Sydney before heading out to Hunter Valley. The bus driver Tom was very informative as we made our way up to the wineries. He made the trip very entertaining with his comments and his wit. The first winery Hope gave us a tour of the operations as we tasted several wines. They also had a brewery with several kinds of beer to sample for a price. Interestingly, there was a stage on their property used for concerts with acts such as Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones performing in the past. Kangaroos could be seen hoping on the property.
We had a very delicious lunch at the second winery where a couple of glasses of wine were served during lunch. Again, there was a brewery at this location and various kinds of beer could be purchased.
The third winery McGuigan gave us a sample of six to eight types of wine. The presentation was terrific and the wines were very good.
I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys a good time and a relaxing day visiting several wineries.
THIS was TRULY a HIGHLIGHT of our touring!! Plenty of time to see some sights, have a GREAT TASTING and return to our ship on time was PERFECT! DO IT!!!
Diane F United States of ...
The tour was excellent except for the mix-up in our pick-up . The driver had a different time than we had in our voucher and we missed the bus and had to take a cab to eventually meet him. Also during the wine tasting which was done very well, we would have liked to have some crackers and/or cheese to go along with the wine. You are tasting several different wines during the trip and the addition of some crackers/bread and or cheese would be appreciated.
What an enjoyable day tour from Sydney to a beautiful valley with an informative guide/driver, a tour of Hope Winery with ample wine tasting, a delicious lunch with rather mediocre wine pairings, a visit to McGuigans Winery with AMPLE tasting, some mediocre, some very good. Excellent opportunity to taste, rate, and learn about Australian wines. The stop at the end of the day at the boutique village of Hunter Valley Gardens with its overpriced souvenirs was thankfully short. We enjoyed briefly walking around but that stop could have been skipped. Nevertheless highly recommended tour!
The trip started with our lovely driver John, who was a great touring guide and new lots of stuff.
The food was great, really big lunch.
The wine tasting itself was interesting too because after more then 10 different wine, I knew what I like and what I didn't like.
I would say, if you want to see Hunter Valley, please don't be shy and book this tour.
Thank you John
patty Hong Kong
Needless to say, this tour by AAT Kings is well-organised and worth the money. Stephen, the driver/guide has extensive knowledge of history of the vineyards visiting. We tasted some good wines that are exclusively sold at the cellar door. Time is adequate for exploring each vineyard leisurely and we can't do it ourselves without joining this tour
Jam packed day. Try the flight of beers that come in little shot glasses. Those were extra cost but worth it!
A long but wonderful day. The 3 vineyards/wineries we visited were all very different and the wine also very different despite the close proximity to each other. Learnt a lot on this trip not only about the Hunter Valley and its wines but also the wine industry in Australia.
Excellent. We had a wonderful driver/guide who even took us on a dirt road near a winery at dusk to see
kangaroos in the wild. Exciting since we saw 2 males boxing each other plus at least 100 hopping around.
Much better than in a sanctuary. The wineries offered some good wines and all in all it was a great all day trip. Wine lovers will enjoy this trip for sure.
I had such a great time on this tour. It was absolutely wonderful and highly recommended.
Fantastic Day out!!!! Driver was very knowledgable and personable throughout the trip. The vineyards were brilliant and exceeded our expectations.
Stopped at 3 wineries for tastings and education. All presentations were very good. Tastings were extensive, at least 6 different wines at each stop. The lunch was at a Brew Pub and was family style Italian. It rivaled any fine restaurant in the area.
William M USA
It was a great day and we fully enjoyed the trip to Hunter Valley.
The tour was long in terms of the bus ride there and back. Visited four wineries and the wine flowed freely. Lunch could have been much better---small café for 80 or so people. Should have just gone to lunch on our own. Bus driver was knowledgeable and had special things to share. Actually drove into a field so we could see kangaroos up-close in the wild. Good wine and great tour.
Laura A USA
Had a great time! Guide was wonderful wineries where all good choices?