Champion Racehorse Tour With Beer And Wine Tasting - Melbourne

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend a day in regional Victoria and come face-to-face with legends of Australian horseracing on this Champion Racehorse Tour with Beer and Wine Tasting from Melbourne. Visit 'Living Legends, a racehorse retirement village, home to Australia's favorite champion racehorses. Enjoy a hearty pub lunch and beer tasting at Holgate Brewery. Finish the day tasting award-winning wines and enjoying spectacular views of the Macedon Ranges and Hanging Rock. This is a perfect day trip from Melbourne for budding epicureans and lovers of horseracing.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free drinks included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Lunch included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Sit back, relax and take in the views as you travel from Melbourne through regional Victoria and prepare for a fun-filled day of horses, food, wine and beer.

The first stop is 'Living Legends' at Woodlands Historic Park, home to some of Australia's most famous champion racehorses including Fields of Omagh, Might and Power, Silent Witness, Better Loosen Up, Rogan Josh, Apache Cat, Doriemus, Brew and Paris Lane. Many of these racehorses are winners of the famous Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation.

Living Legends was established to bring retired champion horses back to the public. It is situated at Woodlands Historic Park, a unique, picturesque location that includes a historic homestead, magnificent gardens, and abundant parklands. Morning tea will be served in the homestead overlooking the gardens, which are also home to kangaroos and other Australian native animals.

Continue to the award-winning Gisborne Peak Estate located in the Macedon Ranges cool climate wine region. The winery is all about excellent wine, gourmet food and magnificent views. Relax and take in the views over a gourmet wood-fired pizza lunch and sample the chardonnays, rieslings and semillons for which Gisborne Peak Estate is renowned.

Before returning to Melbourne, end your day with beer tastings at the Holgate Brewery, home to the 2008 Best Beer Brewed in Victoria trophy. Holgate is a traditional country pub with classic beer styles, full in flavor and rich in character. Spend your time here strolling down the main street of beautiful Woodend or relaxing in the beer garden.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas)

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Coffee and/or Tea

Lunch

All tasting fees

Snacks - Morning Tea with generous sized scone

Entry/Admission - Woodlands Park

Entry/Admission - Holgate Brewhouse

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Nov-2019

    Well organised trip , excellent value for money and good knowledge of all we did . Food and drink fine .

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Well organised trip , excellent value for money and good knowledge of all we did . Food and drink fine .

  • 11-Jun-2018

    My wife and I did this tour yesterday and thought it was fantastic. The scones for morning tea at Woodlands Homestead were fabulous. It was wonderful to see the "Living Legends" looking so content in their retirement. Our host Tamara did a fantastic job and made the day for us.

  • 15-Apr-2018

    We thorougly enjoyed this tour. Tamara is an excellent tour guide. She is very informative and friendly. We had a lovely morning tea at Living Legends followed by a nice pizza at the winery. Last of all was beer tasting at a brewery. We would recommened this tour. Thanks Tamara for a really nice day out.

  • 19-May-2015

    This is a very enjoyable and interesting tour for solo travellers, couples or groups. We only had 7 on our tour and 6-12 is probably an ideal number.

    The tour operator collected me from my Hotel on time and we arrived back in Melbourne on schedule or thereabouts. There is not a lot of travelling involved and plenty of time at the three locations visited.

    My highlight was the visit to Woodlands Homestead including Devonshire Tea in the Homestead and the opportunity to mingle with so many retired champion racehorses such as Might and Power, Fields of Omagh and Better Loosen Up. No horse riding, just in case you were wondering!

    Living Legends is a must for horse lovers or animal lovers generally, irrespective of whether or not you have any interest in horse racing. It was an amazing experience and our guide was exceptional. Her intimate knowledge of the horses, their personalities and mannerisms was nothing like I have heard before.

    Our last stop at the Holgate Brewhouse was not too far behind Woodlands Homestead in terms of enjoyment. This iconic hotel is charming and was an ideal location to taste a fine selection of Holgates beers. Our hostess was very knowledgeable, engaging and an absolute delight.

    The only let down was our second stop at a winery. While the location was very pleasant and the wood fired pizzas for lunch were okay, the wine tasting was lack lustre and disappointing. The only commentary we got was the name of each wine which we could have read ourselves.

    Despite this hiccough, I thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • 19-May-2015

    This is a very enjoyable and interesting tour for solo travellers, couples or groups. We only had 7 on our tour and 6-12 is probably an ideal number.

    The tour operator collected me from my Hotel on time and we arrived back in Melbourne on schedule or thereabouts. There is not a lot of travelling involved and plenty of time at the three locations visited.

    My highlight was the visit to Woodlands Homestead including Devonshire Tea in the Homestead and the opportunity to mingle with so many retired champion racehorses such as Might and Power, Fields of Omagh and Better Loosen Up. No horse riding, just in case you were wondering!

    Living Legends is a must for horse lovers or animal lovers generally, irrespective of whether or not you have any interest in horse racing. It was an amazing experience and our guide was exceptional. Her intimate knowledge of the horses, their personalities and mannerisms was nothing like I have heard before.

    Our last stop at the Holgate Brewhouse was not too far behind Woodlands Homestead in terms of enjoyment. This iconic hotel is charming and was an ideal location to taste a fine selection of Holgates beers. Our hostess was very knowledgeable, engaging and an absolute delight.

    The only let down was our second stop at a winery. While the location was very pleasant and the wood fired pizzas for lunch were okay, the wine tasting was lack lustre and disappointing. The only commentary we got was the name of each wine which we could have read ourselves.

    Despite this hiccough, I thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • 22-Jan-2015

    We so enjoyed this tour! Meeting all the Champion Racehorses like Melbourne Cup winners Rogan Josh, Zipping and Efficient was such fun. The historic homestead was lovely too, and the Devonshire tea to die for. Woodfire pizzas at the wine tasting then the boutique brewery at Woodend finished off a lovely day. Simon the guide was great and you just felt like a mate was showing you around. Highly recommended.

  • 22-Jan-2015

    We so enjoyed this tour! Meeting all the Champion Racehorses like Melbourne Cup winners Rogan Josh, Zipping and Efficient was such fun. The historic homestead was lovely too, and the Devonshire tea to die for. Woodfire pizzas at the wine tasting then the boutique brewery at Woodend finished off a lovely day. Simon the guide was great and you just felt like a mate was showing you around. Highly recommended.

  • 28-Aug-2014

    This tour was amazing!

  • 04-Jan-2014

    Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this well organised and highly enjoyable tour. Living Legends was terrific. A real must for horses lovers or Melbourne Cup enthusiasts with the homestead and morning tea a real plus. The wine tasting and accompanying commentary at our next destination was enlightening and the wood fire pizza - delicious. Finishing the day in a quiet, country town sampling boutique beers was a happy ending to a lovely tour.

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