Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks
- Duration: 3 hours
Indians first came to Australia’s shores many years ago, and with them they brought culture, spices, and delicious food. Explore the flavors of India on this 3-hour walking tour of Melbourne’s Central Business District, and sample dishes from across the regions. Your guide will tell the story of the arrival of the Indian community in Australia, explaining how their aromatic spices were stirred into modern Australian cuisine. Learn about the use of spices in different foods, and about their health and flavor benefits. Explore the subtly spiced, rice-based cuisine of South India, as you travel through the various cuisines in all their diversity. Taste rich Punjabi food, spiced with garam masala from the north of the subcontinent. Along the way, you will visit an Indian grocery store and discover more Indian ingredients. Conclude with an offering of Indian desserts to experience a taste s...
Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new pe...
This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect
Indulge your passion for sports on a sightseeing tour of Melbourne's legendary sports venues, such as Flemington Racecourse, where the Melbourne Cup horse race is held. Drive through the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix circuit in Albert Park. Visit a small, independent brewery and learn how craft beers are made. Then, enjoy a beer tasting with your passionate and knowledgeable beer drinker guide. Take a tour of the brewery to see the brewing process at work, and get the chance to taste a wide variety of beer styles.
Set sail on a whale spotting cruise and keep an eye out for whales undertaking their annual migration. As you cruise, you’ll see coastal formations and remote beaches including, Rabbit Island, Sealers Cove, and Refuge Cove. Along the way, you’ll search for humpback and southern right whales on their annual migration route along the Wilsons Promontory coastline. In addition to whale spotting, you’ll search for diverse marine wildlife including, shy albatrosses, Australian fur seals, and dolphins. To make sure you don’t miss anything, the captain will provide commentary along the way. Enjoy morning tea and a homemade lunch as you cruise along the coastline.
Board your fully enclosed boat at Southbank Promenade to start your dinner cruise along the Yarra River. While aboard the floating restaurant, take in views of the lit-up city skyline, and pass by waterfront sights such as Federation Square, Flinders Station, Rod Laver Arena, Riverside Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Relax with a beer, liquor, or red, white or sparkling wine, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere on the boat. Your dinner is prepared by talented chefs and served by attentive staff. It will also be paired with premium Australian wines. After a tasting platter, main course, dessert platter, and cheese platter, your luxurious meal culminates with a coffee or tea and a glass of port or liqueur. You’ll be full and relaxed by the time you return to the Southbank Promenade to end your cruise. Sample menu (subject to change): Entrée Tasting Platter • Lamb Ko...
The service is great and the experience is not too bad. Food and drinks are average. We were not that impressed
Capture the essence of the Australian coastline and this incredible region in the luxury comfort of a Mercedes Benz custom-fitted tour vehicle. In a group of no more than 11 guests you’ll enjoy a personalized door-to-door experience that ensures plenty of leg room on a long journey. During your adventure, your expert guide will help you explore a host of gorgeous locations including the costal townships of Lorne and Apollo Bay. You’ll stop off for a delicious morning tea at a secluded beach setting before enjoying a guided walk through the ancient Otway rainforest and then feasting on a tasty lunch at a modern cafe in Apollo Bay. After lunch, you’ll marvel at the breathtaking 12 Apostles and magnificent surroundings on the coastline, spotting unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and an array of native birds. All the while your expert guide will share local knowledge ...
Great tour, tour guide was funny and had a lot of humour highly recommend him Paul his name make it fun even though the trip is pretty long.
Set off on the ultimate foodie experience around the Mornington Peninsula, and discover why the regions is world renowned for its gourmet establishments. Visit 4 different food producers of cheese, chocolate, strawberries, and wine and sample their products. Stop for lunch at a carefully selected venue and enjoy a delicious meal with a glass wine. Experience the magic of the Mornington Peninsula as you tantalize your tastebuds with tastings of cheese, chocolate, and strawberries as well as a wine tasting at one of the top-rated wineries in the area. Sit down for a relaxing and delightful lunch with a glass of wine included. Soak up the beautiful scenery and coastline views as you travel around the region.
Winery tours have never been so much fun and so affordable! This full-day tour takes in some of Victoria's best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Begin by learning the art of the swirl, sniff and slurp from your expert wine guide and then try a range of cellar door tastings. Move on to lunch at the next venue and enjoy a winery restaurant meal with a glass of wine. In the afternoon travel through the gorgeous scenery to a smaller boutique winery for some tastings and finish the day at another top winery. Return to Melbourne having had an unforgettable day out in the Yarra Valley. Detailed Itinerary 09:00–09:40 AM: Pick-up at designated stations and departure for the Yarra Valley (just under an hour’s journey in the touring coach). 11:00 AM– Steels Gate Wines is a boutique winery situated in a picturesque hillsid...
Peter if a great host and driver. Really enjoyed my day, even though i'm not a big wine drinker. Tour ran to schedule and we had plenty of time at each location.
Your adventure around Mornington Peninsula will begin at the Point Leo Estate, a visual feast for all who visit with art, rolling vineyards, and ocean views. Sample some wines at the cellar door and enjoy a stroll through the estate’s sculpture gardens. Continue on to Rare Hare at Jackalope for more wine tasting and scenic views at one of the peninsula’s most prestigious wineries. Rare Hare is a special sort of place overlooking vine-laced hills stretching to the forest. After whetting your appetite, it will be time to stop for a winery lunch T'Gallant, the birthplace of Australian pinot gris and pinot grigio. Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at the pizzeria nestled among the rolling hills of Main Ridge. Venture on to St. Andrews Beach Brewery, set among the beauty of the peninsula and formerly a world-class horse training facility. Join the locals for a beer paddle tasting, and watch the...
Day 1: Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Choose from 5 central meeting points departing between 9:20 AM and 9:40 AM. After a 1–hour transfer to Yarra Valley, enjoy your first tasting at Steels Gate Wines. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy an extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Move on to Balgownie Estate to discover the history of winemaking. Taste some great wines before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1–course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee. Stay overnight at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. Enjoy complimentary access to the Health Club. Day 2: Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. At 1:15 PM, make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver-guide. Take in the sights of the rust...
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Great day out on the Ocean Road. We had stunning weather and Mick was an excellent guide. The small tour group of 6 people and the small tour bus was good and we saw much more than the 12 Apostles. Due to COVID there were no crowds and the side trips to the waterfall and redwood stands added to the trip plus the koala sighting at Kennet Beach. this is one of the few tours still running in Victoria ad deserve to succeed. the lunch and coffee stoops were at small independent stores and both were very good.
Our guide Suki was very knowledgeable & friendly. The street art was AMAZING!! So great to wander laneways that I have never been up & feel the vibe of each one. Thoroughly recommend this. Wear comfy shoes for lots of walking. The studio tour & refreshments at the end adds to the experience of a small tour group & meeting the artists is very interesting.
Born and raised in Melbourne we decided to take the hidden bars tour and had John (an American) take us on our tour and we had a thoroughly good time. Thanks very much John
Excellent tour, unique and interesting bars. The host was very knowledgeable and a pleasant host. There was only two of us in the tour but he made it fun and relaxing.
What a brilliant tour, John was a brilliant guide and the places we went to were outstanding