• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 126.80 View price calendar

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Discover the Yarra Valley’s burgeoning craft beer culture and meet other brewing enthusiasts with a guided tour from Melbourne. Stop in at five unique breweries along the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail to sample local beer and cider while learning about the craft brewing process. All tastings and a gourmet lunch are included on this relaxed and social tour.


  • Explore breweries, cideries and distilleries in the Yarra Valley, from Melbourne
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with a tasting paddle and complimentary drink (beer or cider)
  • Discover dozens of local Yarra Valley beer styles on this small-group tour by air-conditioned minivan
  • Meet fellow craft beer enthusiasts as you explore the Yarra Valley's burgeoning brew scene with your expert guide

What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour

While the Yarra Valley is most famous for its premium wines, beer lovers have much to celebrate with the growing popularity of craft breweries that pepper the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. Meet your guide for this tasty tour in Federation Square in the late morning, and settle into a comfortable air-conditioned coach for the scenic 1-hour drive to the Yarra Valley.
The exact itinerary will vary depending on the day and season, but you can expect to stop at five unique breweries known for their friendly service and top-notch taste. At each stop, learn about the brewing process and get tasting tips from your knowledgeable guide.
At Napoleone Ciders, taste ciders made from estate-grown fruit using methods inspired by this craft producer’s winemaking background. Taste lively, crisp ciders made with apple and pear at St Ronan’s Cider, plus fruit-flavored wine and sweet, jewel-colored port. Get a taste of Yarra Valley history at Buckley’s Beer, the oldest brewery in the region, as you sample quality brews at the solar-powered outpost. 
When hunger strikes, head to Hargreaves Hill for a savory lunch. Start off with a tasting paddle of house made, European-style beers, and then pick your favorite for a full glass to accompany your meal. Later on, pay a visit to Coldstream Brewery for a sampler flight of seasonal ciders and a pub snack, and enjoy a tasting at either Riders Beer or the Public Brewery.

Feeling fully satisfied from your tasting extravaganza, relax on the return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at the original departure point in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Paul M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Paul was a great tour guide and proved his credentials as a cicerone. The day went very smoothly with great company. The selection of venues offered a great variety of ciders and beers as well as some surprises.

Huiwen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

An interesting change from typical wine tours. Great if you are a fan of cider.

Derek M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Thought this might be a little different from the wine tours and I was not disappointed everything from the morning safety briefing to tasting and learning the facts about beer and cider was funny, amazing and the tasting samples were not just a couple of mouth fulls but nearly half a glass. Kick off the morning driving from Federation Square out to the first stop for the day our guide, Paul, was sharing fun facts and making everyone feel welcome in the group. Lunch was amazing where the tasting continued. Would recommend this for anyone that wants to do something different and have a bit of fun.

Ella K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great day out - expensive initially but you get what you pay for - great food and selection of ciders - even got to have wine with lunch.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour - great value for money and I really enjoyed it!! The guide was very good, lots of beer to taste and nice lunch


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great fun, fantastic guide plenty of coder and beer tasters. Lunch was great

joanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was one of the highlights from my trip in August 2015. We were a small group and it was so much fun. Great guide, awesome food, and I found beer I like! Although I am still more of a cider lover!

Albert W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The whole trip was very well managed and we had a comprehensive tour of welcoming breweries.

Cherie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day out in the Yarra Valley, I highly recommend this tour.

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

All places we visited were great, cold beer and cider on a hot Melbourne day was fantastic. Scott was a good host, very informative and some funny stories to tell as well. We would highly recommend doing this tour, well worth the money.

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