From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour
- Duration: 7 hours
Wonderful day out from beginning to end. A wine lovers dream. Morning tea available at the beginning of the trip followed by wine tasting and cheese board. Commentary by the captain on the way to Sandalford Winery. Beautiful two course meal and more wine tasting here followed by cellar door tastings and purchases. On the way back to Perth it was more wine. Had a great day with our party of seven. The three staff on board and the guide at the winery were lovely. Entertainment in the form of singing by Jessica on the way back was superb. Highly recommend this trip and will do it again when we go back to Perth.
Overall this experience was good. Although when we stopped at 2 of the wineries they didn’t seem very happy to have us there doing tastings. Windy Creek winery was beautiful but only allowed about 10 minutes to sample their wines. Garbin estate also rushed us. They way they were rushing people made it so that they did not get any sales. I would recommend this tour but perhaps the organisers should look at the wineries they stop at and maybe find alternatives or give them this feedback so they can be more accommodating.
We cannot recommend Alan enough. He was full of knowledge and made the whole experience fun and very educational. We had a brilliant time, the lunch was excellent and our cheese tasting platter was to die for. We came home happy and stuffed to the gills, we are definitely doing this trip again and will make sure all our friends know about how great an experience Alan made this for us.
Overall a great day. There were plenty of wines to try and things to taste. The stops were a bit rushed at times and an extra hour in the day would have been great. The lunch was very good however not the platter as described
Highly recommended! Good comfortable cruise, great friendly staff, good food, great wine tastings, lovely winery experience, singing staff/karaoke should start earlier on return trip