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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery

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Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery
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Overview

Indulge your inner foodie as you discover the fine wines and culinary delights of Australia’s famous Hunter Valley. Set out from Sydney on a full-day small-group tour, stopping to enjoy tours and tastings at the region’s most prestigious boutique wineries. Along the way, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant, sample regional cheeses, and chocolates, and visit The Hunter Distillery.
  • Enjoy wine tastings at boutique wineries in the Hunter Valley
  • Indulge in a gourmet lunch and sample regional cheeses, chocolates and fudges
  • All entrance fees included
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Paired tastings of wine + cheese
Paired tastings of wine + chocolate
Exclusive behind the scenes wine production tour
Vsit three boutique cellar doors for wine tastings
One course restuarant lunch + glass of wine or beer
Luxury Mercedez Benz vehicle with professional driver/guide
Tastings of organic vodka, gin and spirits
Carbon neutral with all vehicle emissions offset
Gratuities
  • Christ Church St Laurence , 812 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

    CENTRAL STATION Departs 7.15am St Laurence Church, 812 George St, Haymarket. Please be ready 10 minutes before departure

  • Macquarie Place Park , 36 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    CIRCULAR QUAY Departs 7.45am The Obelisk, Macquarie Place Park, corner of Loftus St and Bridge St. Please be ready 10 minutes before departure

  • St. Andrew's Cathedral , Cnr of George and, Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    SYDNEY TOWN HALL Departs 7.30am St Andrew's Cathedral, Bathurst St next to Sydney Town Hall and Town Hall Station

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please note: your local operator ONLY picks up from the selected departure location set out in the departure point.
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Collective
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Hunter Valley Wine Tour from Sydney incl Lunch, Cheese, Chocolate and Distillery.

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    • "Do not ask to try the spicy one, you may regret it haha." See review
    • "Highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a wine tour in the Hunter." See review

    Reviews

    4.5
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    215 Reviews

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    star-4
    The most memorable things...
    savinnalee88
    , Jun 2022
    The most memorable things were the chocolate and distillery tasting, those were my fav things from the tour.
    star-5
    Delightful and worth it
    Tori_O
    , Jun 2022
    Sharing wine tasting experience with everyone. Listening to the process of wines was also quite interesting, they can be stores for many years and remain drinkable
    star-5
    Highly recommend for first timers to the Hunter Valley
    Sabrina_S
    , May 2022
    Mark was an excellent guide/driver and we had a great day! It was probably the best way we could have experienced the Hunter Valley for the first time with no prior knowledge of where to go.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks Sabrina, we agree it's nice to kick back and let us make your day a memorable one
    star-5
    Amazing wine tour through...
    Alexander_C
    , May 2022
    Amazing wine tour through the Hunter Valley — lots of amazing wines, cheeses, chocolates, food, and liquors.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks Alexan, glad you enjoyed the wide range of offerings we include!
    star-2
    Not worth the money and too strict like a school
    Aeindri_S
    , May 2022
    Did not like the concept of food not being allowed inside the bus. People have dietary requirements which needs to be on time. Im sure it was not fair for anyone. This also should have been informed before departing / or while booking. Food can and should be better
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thanks for the feedback, Aeindri. We allow non alcoholic drinks and snacks to be eaten on the bus, just not hot food. Sydney's public bus and taxi system are the same but technically even stricter - it's NSW law. We provide a choice of 9 meals so the main dietary requirements are catered for. All meals - including yours - came out promptly as we call though the order before arrival to save time. You did not raise any issues with our driver at the time nor any part of the day.
    star-4
    Drink, don't drive. Takes the guess work out.
    Arthur_T
    , May 2022
    Getting aboard the mercedes blacked out bus should have been a hint of the day ahead. Whisked point to point for wine and more wine. Really efficient for people pressed for time. Also, should not drink and drive. Great to have everything taken care of.
    star-4
    Fun Day
    Eric_R
    , Apr 2022
    Enjoyed seeing kangaroos here and there, plus learning about the process. Also enjoyed meeting the other folks on the tour!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thanks Eric, glad you had a good day
    star-4
    Recommend
    sandra_M
    , Apr 2022
    Good day out and big shout out to Mark the guide, went over and above to collect and drop us off at good locations, very friendly and accomodating.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thanks Sandra, we believe those little bits of extra service can really make a big difference. Glad you had a good day!
    star-5
    Awesome day out!
    Vishesh_P
    , Mar 2022
    Well planned and organized trip. Guide was great and extremely accommodating to requests. Will be back for further tours with this group
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks Vishes, we look forward to seeing you again!
    star-5
    Great adventure
    Katherine_P
    , Mar 2022
    If you like wine go to great places and the distillery is great too. Only wished for a bigger drink with lunch
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks Katherine, we appreciate the feedback
    star-5
    Amazing!!!
    Marites_O
    , Mar 2022
    Best winery tour! Our tour driver Mark was exceptional! Knowledgeable about the wine region, professional and friendly. The lunch provided on the tour was delicious and came with an amazing view of the Hunter Valley. If semillon wine is your thing, this wine tour is for you! A great birthday getaway!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Thanks Marites, Mark does a great job and we love our venues!
    star-5
    A great time
    James_B
    , Feb 2022
    Wonderful, wonderful experience. Visiting from America. Were told by a relative that the wine tour was not to be missed. We loved it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the staff at the various wineries were delightful...and taught us all about wine making. Would highly recommend it. And by all means try the chili vodka.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Thanks James, and pass on our thanks to your relative!
    star-5
    Our tour to Hunter Valley
    Nava_S
    , Feb 2022
    Our tour to Hunter Valley was perfect. Mark, our driver and guide was good, kind and helpful. We had a small group with nice people and the atmosphere was good and cheerful. Thank you!
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Thanks Nava, with a maximum of 14 guests we find our guests enjoy the camaraderie while visiting such a wonderful destination and venues.
    star-5
    Great experience with...
    Liam_E
    , Jan 2022
    Great experience with really tasty wine, cheese and chocolate as well. Lunch is delicious and our driver was very entertaining as well. Highly recommend
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Thanks Liam, it's great to know our experience is spot on!
    star-2
    Not for everyone.
    Karin_Z
    , Jan 2022
    If you're under the age of 25 and looking to party or middle-aged and looking to relive the glory days on a slightly trashy booze cruise, complete with loud music and all the works, this is the wine tour for you. If you're coming from Sydney and looking to have a relaxing time exploring the best wine and food the Hunter Valley has to offer at a reasonable price point, you're better off heading directly to Tulloch Wines. Highly recommend trying their wine and chocolate pairing and cheese boards; all of the wine and chocolate we had there was excellent, and they use some amazing local cheeses in their cheeseboard. The late pickex Semillon dessert wine at De Iuliis was also uniquely delicious. A COVID safety note: only my partner and I (2 out of 13 people, including the driver) followed COVID safety protocols on the bus. No one else did, which may be something else to consider before booking this wine tour. I would honestly rate this tour a 0.5 stars out of 5 if it wasn't for how amazing the wine and food at Tulloch was.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
    Hi Karin, thanks for the review. Our experience is all about visiting premium venues, learning something new, and creating a fun day out. In the 11 hour duration of the tour from Sydney there were two 5 minute periods between venues when the driver played some fun tunes as requested by the other guests. We follow NSW Health guidelines (which differ from the state you're from) and we feel we got the balance right in delivering what is a public tour with people from all walks of life.
    star-5
    Hunter valley fun
    Peter_B
    , Mar 2020
    Quite a long day and a fair way from Sydney but all very enjoyable. Our driver and guide, Chris, was very friendly and told us much about the wine area and it’s history.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    G'day Peter Thanks for the 5 stars, and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your trip to The Hunter Valley with Chris. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Cheers
    star-5
    Excellent value and fun day
    Sam_S
    , Mar 2020
    This tour is great value for money and a really fun day out. It's even better if you get a good group of people
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    G'day Sam Thank you for the 5 stars, and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your recent day trip to The Hunter Valley. Cheers
    star-4
    Good value
    ProfessorMelody
    , Mar 2020
    The tour itself was great 5 stars, but I took one away for the bus. The seats were small and uncomfortable and no wifi on the bus. The actual stuff we got to do on the tour was great and we had a fun time despite the rain. Colin was our driver for the day and he was super nice and fun. We found this tour to be a good value for the money and probably the best thing we could have done on a rainy day. We even got to see a few wild kangaroos!
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent day tour to The Hunter Valley, and for letting us know how much fun you had with Col. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to him. Cheers
    star-5
    Fantastic
    Helen_A
    , Feb 2020
    Great tour, Gaz was our driver/guide who was just great, funny and had a great way of giving us some historical background and making it all as lot of fun. The wineries were great as was lunch. We really enjoyed our trip out.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    G'day Helen. Thanks heaps for the 5 stars, and for sharing your thoughts on your recent experience with us to The Hunter Valley. It's great to hear you enjoyed so many aspects of the day. Cheers
    star-5
    Wonderful day out
    Rebecca_H
    , Feb 2020
    Wonderful tour from start to finish. Great guide - informative, engaging and funny. The wine and drinks experts at every venue were friendly and knowledgeable. Would completely recommend the tour for anyone interested in wine, or keen to learn.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Thank you for the 5 star review of your recent day trio to The Hunter Valley. It's awesome to hear the local experts added to the enjoyment, and that our guide looked after you throughout the day. Cheers

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