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Hunter Valley Tour and Wine Appreciation Course – from Sydney

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the picturesque Hunter Valley and savour celebrated local food & wine on a day tour from Sydney
  • Admire breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River and the lush Australian countryside en route to the attractions
  • Enjoy vineyard tours and learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling award-winning wines
  • Enjoy visits to Leogate Estate, McGuigan Wines and the picturesque and tranquil Hunter Valley Village
  • Tuck into a delicious 2-course luncheon complimented with specially chosen wines at Hunter Resort
  • Enjoy a great shopping experience at the Hunter Valley Garden Village with its elegant boutiques, cafes and spas
  • Travel by a luxury coach and enjoy pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Sydney
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

    Duration

    Approx. 11 hours

    Start time

    8:00am

    Meeting Point

    Pickup from selected hotels in Sydney. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    same as starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Spend the day tasting some of the finest wines in Australia on this Hunter Valley Tour.

    The Hunter Valley is just 2 hours drive North of Sydney but a million miles away from the stress of city living. Soak in picturesque views of the lush Australian countryside, explore scenic vineyards and learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling award-winning wines.

    Enjoy a delightful 2-course lunch with a specially selected assortment of wines at the Hunter Resort. Explore the vibrant Hunter Valley Garden Village with its elegant boutiques, cafes, specialty shops and spas. One of Australia's greatest wine areas, there’s much to do on this Hunter Valley tour!

    Hotel transfers from Sydney are included in the package.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Sydney at the scheduled time in the morning for the Hunter Valley tour. Travel in a luxury coach and soak in the picturesque scenery en route. Depart Sydney via the Harbour Bridge and travel through the spectacular Hawkesbury district.

    First established more than 150 years ago, it is home to some 80 wineries ranging from famous labels to very small 'boutique' winemakers. The Hunter Valley is renowned for its full-bodied white wines, 'medium weight reds' and some excellent ports.

    Your first stop is a picturesque vineyard where you will enjoy a tour of a winery to learn about the winemaking process whilst sampling some of their award winning wines.

    Next visit is to Hunter Resort for a presentation on how the winery operates. You will learn about styles, techniques and how to blend your own wine. Enjoy a delicious luncheon, accompanied by wine tastings. Tuck into a two-course lunch, complimented with specially chosen wines. After lunch you can enjoy informal wine tastings at the Cellar door bar. Also included in the tour is a visit to McGuigan Winery where you can sample their Australian wines.

    The last stop of the tour is the Hunter Valley Garden Village, a quaint little township within the Hunter Valley. Explore the many hidden delights in the garden village.

    There may be an opportunity for further tastings at the Hunter Valley Cellars. After departing Hunter Valley Garden Village head back to Sydney via Freeman's Waterhole and the Expressway. As you travel back to Sydney you will pass through lush rolling hills with small wineries dotted across the landscape.

    You will be dropped off to your hotel in the evening.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Transportation by luxury coach
    • Wine tastings
    • Wine appreciation tour
    • Lunch

    Exclusions

    • Brewery Tasting paddle
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Hunter Valley Tour And Wine Appreciation Course

      The tour was definitely a hilight of our trip. The luncheon was one of the best I have ever had on a tour!...

      Chris W.Good, Canada, 04/Feb/2013

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