Hunter Valley Wine-Tasting Day Tour From Sydney

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Bondi Junction: Cnr Newlands St and Oxford St at 6.45am
    Kings Cross: The Bayswater Sydney, 17 Bayswater Rd at 6.50am
    Central Station: The Vibe Hotel, 111 Goulburn S.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off in the city center only around 6:00-6:30pm (Note: no return to Bondi Junction or Kings Cross)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a full day wine tour from Sydney to the Hunter Valley wine region and sample wines at a selection of 5 local wineries/cellar doors, one being the Hunter Valley Distillery, one where you will sample cheese and wine and a third where you will sample chocolate with local wine. Youll travel in a luxury Mercedes-Benz bus, stopping at four Hunter Valley wineries/cellar doors (tasting rooms) for wine tasting samples. Enjoy a cafe lunch and a visit to a local chocolate shop outlet in the afternoon. If you wish, you may stay in Hunter Valley on your own at the end of the tour instead of returning to Sydney. We can arrange to pick you up the following day and return you back to Sydney.

Highlights

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

After pickup by luxury bus in Sydney, your day trip starts by heading up the Pacific Highway and M1 Highway to Hunter Valley, stopping 90 minutes from Sydney for a tea or coffee break (own expense). (If you're staying in the Hunter Valley region, you can be picked up later in the morning from Cessnock or Pokolbin.)

Throughout the day, you'll visit four wineries for tastings. Wine tasting is accompanied by a detailed description of the vineyard, the vintage you're tasting, and the style of wine typically made by the winemaker. Lunch is enjoyed at one of several venues, depending on the day, and you'll also visit cheese and chocolate outlets, which are popular stops in wine country. The tour ends in Hunter Valley in the mid-afternoon.

If you're traveling back to Sydney, relax on your coach for the return drive to the Central business district, where your day trip ends with drop-off.

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach

Wine tastings

Light cafe lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified (e.g. morning tea)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Most travelers can participate

Minimum age is years

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Nov-2019

    The guide was very good and informative and the tour was very nice. But the van supplied was terrible - the first row of seats had zero room for legs and feet and the ride of the van was very rough. The van was uncomfortable for the entire 4 hours spent driving.

  • 04-Oct-2019

    This tour really delivers on tastings with an average of 6 tastings per stop! They only give a small taste so its not a lot of volume but it was nice to try a lot of different varieties and the wineries were very informative on what they were serving. The cheese pairing at the 2nd stop was delicious! There's a liquor distillery tasting at the 3rd stop which is ok if you like vodka and gin but my husband didnt enjoy that part. Overall a great day out, the initial pick up was late about half an hour though and the driver could have been friendlier but he got us through the day and home at a decent hour.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The amount of tastings that we had was amazing. Our driver Neil did a great job and was very hospitable. Absolutely recommendable.

  • 08-May-2019

    The day did not get off to a good start. They neglected to collect us from our collection point and we had to catch a taxi to where the bus was waiting. While they said about reimbursement of taxi there was no follow-up so we wore the cost. At the end of the tour our drop off was rushed and we missed retrieving a bottle of wine. They knew a left over bottle belonged to us as we received a call about another traveller who was also missing a bottle and mentioned during the call they had ours. After attempting to call them back to discuss further we were unable to contact except via email which I did. When I received a call they said they would have to investigate. No response has been received on so called investigation. No doubt another bottle they can add to the Christmas party. If you do decide to go make sure you get everything at the end of the tour and make them wait till you check.

  • 15-Apr-2019

    Friendly informative driver. Picked up from Sydney hotel at designated time. Visited several wineries. Lovely lunch. Great day was had by all.

  • 28-Mar-2019

    Paul was great and informative I did feel it was all a little too rushed but hey so what the wines were incredible I would recommend this tour.

  • 22-Mar-2019

    Paul, our driver and tour guide was awesome. We loved his commentary and interaction with the group. We loved the wineries especially the second on, I forgot the First (something). The young lady who did the presentation was so knowledgeable, but also a lot of her own personality she was adorable. We loved the wine and cheese pairings and the wine and chocolate pairings. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 31-Dec-2018

    The tour could have been amazing, but since the driver did not share any information at all, not even an itinerary of the day, or time we had at each stop, it was quite disappointing. The wineries were great, but the poor organisation and complete lack of interest and information from the driver left a bad taste.Definitely not as mentioned in the overview:'Learn about the region’s history from the informative driver-guide.'Bruce did not even mention which area we are in. A couple of the people on the tour asked him where we were going next, but still it did not prompt him to share any information. The final straw was when he left 6 of the 16 people behind at one location. Since he was already acting as purely a driver, not a guide, the least he could do was check that all were in the van.I would not recommend this tour. Would be better to just book transport and decide on the wineries you want to visit.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    Excellent trip, great opportunity to try out Australian wines with expert guides

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Hunter Valley is amazing. The tour of the countryside was breathtaking.

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