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Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

1. Melbourne Chocolate Wonderland Walking Tour

Take a journey through the heart of magnificent Melbourne while indulging your inner chocoholic. Be greeted by a very passionate guide at Chocolate Bar New York where you will receive your chocolate survival kit (map, 'I'm a Chocoholic' badge and bottle of water). Then the mini discovery begins as your guide takes you from plantation to plate. Taste the raw ingredients followed by the only Australian grown chocolate. Be educated on the difference between coverture and compound and get prepared with your tasting techniques for the day. Then the real discovery begins. Visit a wine bar and pair it with a masters handcrafted chocolate, discover some of the finest chocolatiers, talk to the store owners to learn about their personal journey, stop for 10 tastings and enjoy walking in a small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will be full of Melbourne historic knowledge about the famous lanes and beautiful arcades so be sure to keep your eyes and ears open along this decadent walking tour as you don't want to miss anything.

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Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

2. Full-Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience with Lunch

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– Greenstone is beautifully situated on a single site in the picturesque Yarra Valley, an hour's drive from Melbourne. The Winery and Cellar Door, which are nestled in to the base of the Christmas Hills, have unparalleled views of the Estate vineyard and Great Dividing ranges. It is here that winemaking operations are carried out, making Greenstone one of the most progressive wineries in the valley. 12:00 PM– Balgownie Estate: One of the Yarra Valley’s jewels, Balgownie Estate is a stylish winery featuring great views and an excellent restaurant, where you’ll enjoy lunch with a glass of the Estate’s wine. And, of course, there are more great wines to taste at the Balgownie cellar door. 01:30 PM– Yering Farm: This stop is one of the Yarra Valley’s most charming boutique wineries. Yering Farm boasts stunning views and a delightful sense of heritage. At the cellar door you’ll have the opportunity to experience traditionally-made wines and to see the antique copper wine-making equipment used by the Yarra Valley’s pioneer vignerons. 02:15 PM – Soumah of Yarra Valley: The cool climate allows this winery to specialize in styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and south eastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, you’ll be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. 03:30 PM: Depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne. 04:30–05:00 PM: Return to drop off stations.

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From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Reverse Experience

3. From Melbourne: Great Ocean Road Reverse Experience

Depart the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) early in the morning, and travel inland to arrive at the "Shipwreck Coast" before the rest of the tour buses arrive. See the beautiful limestone rocks of the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and Gibson Steps without the crowds. Hear the story of Loch Ard as you step down into a gorge carved by the Southern Ocean over hundreds of years. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of these breathtaking spots. Then, drive back along the Great Ocean Road, waving at the other tour buses as they pass in the opposite direction. Stretch your legs in the Otway Ranges on a guided rainforest walk amongst some of the tallest tree species in the world. Drive back to the coastal road and visit the seaside town of Apollo Bay. Continue along the coast, traveling a twisting route with spectacular ocean, beach and cliff views. Stop in Kennett River to look for koalas in their natural habitat amongst the eucalyptus trees. Pass through small seaside towns as you continue your journey and stop at Memorial Arch, where a sign honors the workers that built the road. Return to Melbourne for the end of your perfect Great Ocean Road experience.

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Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

4. Melbourne: 3-Hour Foodie Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the food and wine scene of Melbourne on an exciting culinary walk, and experience a gastronomic culture that borders on the obsessive! Sip a delicious cup of coffee, sample some sublime dumplings and sneak in a sweet treat (or two!) before finishing it all off with a drink at a bar the locals love. Discover some of Melbourne’s hidden highlights, tucked down lanes, alleys and arcades off the main streets. Hear about the history of the city and the future of the city while tasting some delicious morsels along the way. Your expert guide will provide the key to a variety of fun spots. Even locals may discover a few new sites! Go to one of the city's grand 19th-century arcades, and dive down grungy looking alleys filled with street art. Venture into small lanes steeped in local history and filled with cafés and boutique stores. Encounter an underground art gallery, and end with a drink to toast the end of the tour at a bar the locals love! 

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From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

5. From Melbourne: Grampians National Park Great Escape

Depart Melbourne Central Business District and pass over the mighty Westgate Bridge as you make your way through the western suburbs of the city towards western Victoria. Journey through the Victorian goldfields of the 1850s and take a short break in the quaint country town of Beaufort for morning tea.  Approach Grampians National Park and get an appreciation of what makes the giant mountain range so spectacular as it appears from the surrounding flat plains. Marvel at Mt. William as you get your first glimpse of the park, and then go to the Brambuk Aboriginal Culture Center to learn about the art, heritage and 6 seasons of the Grampians as described by the indigenous people. Discover an abundance of kangaroos resting in the areas around the center. Next, make your way into the heart of the park, and enter the small township of Halls Gap. Enjoy the drive into the Mt. Difficult range. Take in the breathtaking views of the plains of western Victoria from Boroka Lookout, before walking to the geological icon of the Balconies, featured in the Japanese animation "Princess Mononoke." Continue to the base of the majestic Mackenzie Falls or Silverband Falls, and follow a series of more than 250 stairs to the bottom of the cascades to cool off and relax. As the sun begins to set, keep an eye out for large mobs of kangaroos that call the area home before your return journey to Melbourne.

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Melbourne Progressive Degustation Food and Wine Walk

6. Melbourne Progressive Degustation Food and Wine Walk

There are so many great restaurants in Melbourne, and with new ones popping up regularly, it’s hard to keep up. The best way to sample Melbourne’s famous restaurant scene is to experience a few in one evening. With clusters of amazing venues within walking distance, enjoy a great way to see and taste the city on a delicious and enjoyable experience. This progressive degustation walk is a tour of Melbourne’s hidden away and amazing restaurants. Visit three unique venues, with exclusive wine tastings and tantalising savoury tastes from their menus. Hear from the passionate wine waiters who share their favourite drops, and restaurateurs who reveal how their distinctive restaurant design, location and menus came to be.

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Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

7. Yarra Valley: 2–Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight Stay

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 rustic Yering Farm cellar door, a converted old hay shed overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills.

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Melbourne: Cafe and Coffee Culture Walk

8. Melbourne: Cafe and Coffee Culture Walk

Melbourne has become famous, the world over, for it's café culture scene. The city streets are abuzz with endless cafes and restaurants. Diverting from the main drag of coffee-lined laneways, this Café Culture walk takes you on a tour of Melbourne’s hidden away food and coffee scene. Get introduced  to many unique businesses which are passionate about coffee. You’ll find places you would never have found on your own and get a real taste of Melbourne’s unique flavour. Along with your small group of no more than 8 people, wander through Melbourne’s famous laneways to discover the city’s favorite cafés, both old and new. Take a tram ride to coffee houses off-the-beaten-path, where you’ll learn about the history of coffee in Australia and the important role that cafés have played in forming Melbournian culture. Follow the aromas of roasting beans and steamed milk to the final stop on your 3-hour tour. Settle in at a local café for a scrumptious lunch and a steaming cup of Melbourne’s most beloved brew, included with your booking. Depart your tour filled to the brim with ideas of where to get your daily coffee fix throughout the rest of your stay in Melbourne. 

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Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

9. Yarra Valley: 2-Day Winery Tour with Luxury Overnight

Day 1.  Melbourne CBD Touring and Transfer Board our Yarra Valley Wine Experience - Enjoy a personalized tour in the company of an average number of 12-20 people, maximum 24 passengers in our luxury, air-conditioned fun bus. Choose from 4 central meeting points departing between 09:20 AM - 09:40 AM. Join our AWTC Wine Expert as your guide this morning and make some new friends this morning with our small touring group. After an approximately 1 hour transfer to Yarra Valley, arrive at a premium cellar door to enjoy your first tasting. Your first stop is, your AWTC guide will present an entertaining wine tutorial. Learn how to swirl, sniff, slurp and then enjoy a extensive tasting at an iconic Yarra Valley cellar door. Your next destination today is the amazing Balgownie Estate. Tucked away just off the Melba Hwy, Balgownie is a real gem. With spectacular views and a great display on the history of winemaking, this place has a lot to offer. The cellar door staff will share some of their great wines with you before you move into the striking Rae’s restaurant for a delicious 1 course lunch, including a glass of wine and tea or coffee.  Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa (your overnight destination) After lunch say goodbye to your touring companions for today and make your way to reception to check-in for your relaxing overnight stay for 2 in a Spa Suite at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa. There are many activities to enjoy in the afternoon from complimentary access to the Health Club (experience pool, steam room and gym equipment) or why not book in at the Natskin Spa Retreat (own expense). Leisure facilities include tennis court, volleyball net, giant chess set and 1.6 km walking trail. Enjoy dinner in the comfort of your room or why not head to Rae’s Restaurant for dinner (own expense). Day 2. Yarra Valley Touring and Transfer Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast for 2 at Rae’s Restaurant at leisure. Then the rest of the morning is free time to explore and enjoy the resort. (Lunch at own expense). At 01:15 PM, please make your way into the cellar door to meet your AWTC driver guide. Make new friends on board our touring service this afternoon – settle back and enjoy. Today take in the sights of the rustic Yering Farm cellar door which is a converted old hay shed situated at the top of the hill, overlooking stunning views. Your last stop for today is Soumah of Yarra Valley, which specializes in wine styles and varieties typical to northern Italy and southeastern France. With awards for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and a passion for northern Italian varieties, you will be sure to find something pleasing while overlooking the rolling hills of the vineyard and the majestic Warramate Hills. Tour return time will be between 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM depending on traffic conditions and drop back location will be as per your pick-up location.

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Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

10. Melbourne: Sunrise Wildlife Adventure, SUP, Bike & Breakfast

Be picked up in Melbourne CBD in the early morning. After a short, 20-minute drive, you’ll find yourself out in the urban Australian wilderness. There, you can view iconic Aussie wildlife up close and personal. Visit a selection of beautiful parks including, Westerfolds Park, Candlebark Park, Warrandyte Park, and Plenty Gorge. The specific park chosen will depend on times and weather conditions. Your first activity is a mountain bike ride along riverside trails through the Aussie bush. Keep your eyes peeled for wombats and kangaroos, and listen out for birdlife. You’ll spend about an hour riding the various trails before stopping for a flask of fresh Melbourne coffee as your paddleboard is set up. Your guide is also a certified SUP instructor and will give you all necessary instructions on standup paddleboarding. Afterward, cruise along on your paddleboard for around an hour. As you paddleboard, enjoy the scenic views along the waterway. After a morning of activities, it’s time for breakfast. Head to a local hangout cafe to enjoy a classic Melbourne brekkie. While you are there, be sure you grab yourself a barista-made Melbourne coffee. Once refueled, hop back in the vehicle and drive the Yarra Scenic Drive back towards Melbourne. Your guide will point out interesting sights along the way and some more incredible Aussie wildlife. Arrive back in Melbourne and be dropped off before lunchtime.

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What people are saying about Melbourne City Centre

good selection of wineries and excellent lunch and knowledgeable guide if there was a downside some of the other clients were a bit on the loud side and did not seem that interested in hearing about the fascinating history from our guide. He coped well with the situation all credit!

The chocolate tour was very enjoyable. We had a lovely time visiting each place and sampling the chocolate. Our tour guide Amanda was very knowledgeable and had a great rapport which made our tour a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this tour.

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.

I loved the whole tour, Julie was great and would recommend this tour to everyone

lovely trip fantastic views. would highly recommend this trip.