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Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne provided by AAT Kings

Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne

Yarra Valley Wineries and Puffing Billy Steam Train Tour from Melbourne
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Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
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Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
The Yarra Valley is one of Victoria’s most famous wine regions, renowned for its pinot noir and sparkling wines. On this tour, spend the morning wine tasting in the Yarra Valley, visit three different wineries, and enjoy a wine-tasting lunch at Rochford Winery (if option selected). In the afternoon, hop aboard the Puffing Billy steam train for a scenic ride through the Dandenong Ranges.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cellar door wine tastings at two Yarra Valley wineries
Delicious 2-course lunch with wine at Rochford Winery
Stunning mountain views on-board the Puffing Billy steam train
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Melbourne hotel
What to expect
Escape to the country with this delightful day-long tour from Melbourne. After morning pickup at Federation Square or your Melbourne hotel, relax in a comfortable air-conditioned coach as the urban bustle gives way to unspoiled greenery (see Hotel Pickup tab and Itinerary for more details). After a 25-mile (40-km) drive to the Dandenong Ranges, stop at Grants Reserve mountain café to observe some of the native bird species, including cockatoos and crimson rosellas.  At the neighboring outpost of Belgrave, climb aboard the well-preserved Puffing Billy steam train — one of the oldest steam trains in Australia. Enjoy fresh mountain air as you chug along through the lovely Sherbrooke Forest toward Menzies Creek. After your ride, hop back on the coach for a scenic drive to the Yarra Valley — Victoria’s beloved wine region. Stop at Rochford Winery where you can enjoy an optional 2-course lunch with a wine pairing or purchase a meal at the onsite cafe. Visit two other charming wineries for cellar-door tastings of the Yarra Valley’s cool-climate varietals, including chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir, and shiraz.  Your tour will conclude with the return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at your original departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air-conditioning and restroom • Professional Local Guide • Famous Puffing Billy Steam Train ride from Belgrave to Menzies • Wine Tasting Experiences • 2 course lunch at Rochford Estate (when selected). gf, vegetarian, vegan and Halal options available • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • Japanese and Mandarin audio devices available. Must be requested at time of booking- not guaranteed • Entry/Admission - Grants on Sherbrooke • Entry/Admission - Belgrave • Entry/Admission - Rochford Wines Yarra Valley • Entry/Admission - Dominique Portet Winery • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Super comfortable luxury vehicle including: free wifi, in-seat USB, air-conditioning and restroom • Professional Local Guide • Famous Puffing Billy Steam Train ride from Belgrave to Menzies • Wine Tasting Experiences • 2 course lunch at Rochford Estate (when selected). gf, vegetarian, vegan and Halal options available • Pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Pick up locations appear in a drop down box at time of booking • Japanese and Mandarin audio devices available. Must be requested at time of booking- not guaranteed • Entry/Admission - Grants on Sherbrooke • Entry/Admission - Belgrave • Entry/Admission - Rochford Wines Yarra Valley • Entry/Admission - Dominique Portet Winery • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours, Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Japanese and Mandarin language devices available. You must contact the supplier at least 24 hrs prior to travel to confirm your device. Availability not guaranteed.
During the booking process you will be required to choose your hotel pick-up details. If your hotel does not appear in the drop down list the supplier does not pick-up from your hotel and you will be required to contact the supplier to arrange a suitable alternative
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
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking to ensure you are catered for at your lunch stop (if lunch option selected)
Guests that require a wheelchair are welcome on our tours providing they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion and do not require special assistance from the supplier to embark and disembark the vehicle. Wheelchairs will be stored under the vehicle whilst in transit. If travelling with a wheelchair, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure your wheelchair can be accommodated.
If travelling with an infant that requires a stroller, you must contact the supplier at least 72hrs prior to departure to ensure the can be accommodated.
Only folding or narrow prams can travel on Puffing Billy due to its heritage carriage doors.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Grants on Sherbrooke
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Puffing Billy Railway
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Dominique Portet Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Melbourne Central
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    AAT Kings Melbourne Day Tours
    Federation Square, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    See address & details
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HTJ
4 contributions
lovely day trip of the train ride and wine tasting
Feb 2020
It was an early start of 8am trip so the Devonshire morning tea was a good stop in a lovely countryside not very far from the city.  The driver/guide Paul's talk was very informative about the places he drove though, wine, vineyard, the life in Melbourne also which I am interested in.  The train ride was quite pleasant, enjoyed the view of the mountains.  I had a lovely fish, raspberry sorbet dessert + a glass of wine for lunch at the first large winery, the restaurant has a lovely setting and very good gift store with variety of chocolates in particular, the tasting was done in a small room we sat down and listened about their wine.  The next winery was smaller and more casual, some different taste of wine I tried. The last was a small family business winery and I enjoyed the Australian rustic atmosphere.  I was a solo traveler but the tour was in a small group of people who were from different countries and very friendly.  I think the tour was well organized, thoroughly enjoyable experience!
Written 20 February 2020
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Hello Hitomi, Thank you once again for leaving us a review of your experience on tour with us. This is one of our most inclusive tours, lots of lovely wine tasting experiences and beautiful locations. The additional lunch option is highly recommended, our winery produces lovely food and wine to match. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 24 February 2020
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BackPacker174399
64 contributions
Magical Day of Birds, Trains, and Wines
It was exceptional to have wonderful varied activities all in one day in one tour! Loved the bird feeding, walk in Sherwood Forest, train ride and wine tastings! A great day!
Written 17 January 2020
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Hi there BackPacker174399, Thank you for taking the time to write us a fantastic review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Puffing Billy and Wineries tour, Sherbrooke forest included. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Melbourne also
Written 18 January 2020
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Anna
Enfield, UK38 contributions
Yarra Valley and Puffing Billy
Dec 2019 • Couples
A great day trip exploring the Yarra Valley vineyards. Puffing Billy steam train is a great addition to the trip. Our tour guide Richard was fantastic. He kept us amused the whole day and had great knowledge.
Written 15 December 2019
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Hi there Anna1983Libra, Thank you for taking some time to leave a review for both your tour to Phillip Island as well as to the Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with our fantastic guide Richard. enjoy the rest of your time in Melbourne
Written 16 December 2019
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py1234
6 contributions
Nice trip if you have extra time to spend
Dec 2019 • Solo
Puffing billy worth the historical trip back .nice scenery at the wineries during summer.may not be suitable for those who are not interested in wine or its winemaking
Written 2 December 2019
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Hello 1234py, Thanks for this lovely review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed travelling with us on our Puffing Billy and Wineries tour. We hope other readers find your highlighted points useful for their own tour planning. Travel Safely,
Written 3 December 2019
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Sara
5 contributions
Great way to enjoy the countryside view of Melbourne
Nov 2019
If you would like to take a break from coastline view or metropolitan life, this is a tour you cannot miss!
Our tour guide Liam is amazing, he is very friendly and easy to approach. He is as well very knowledgable and was constantly telling us interesting stories and giving useful information. He took care of us very carefully!!
Lunch was a bit overpriced but the beef brisket we ordered was very nice. Great experience, really enjoyed the view along the way!
Written 23 November 2019
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Hello saraoowoo, What a fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip to the Puffing Billy and Wineries tour with Liam. He is truly passionate about his job and loves taking inspired travellers to experience Victoria's beautiful destinations . Thanks you for taking some time out to leave us a review of your experience, much appreciated :)
Written 24 November 2019
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Mido
6 contributions
Highly recommend
Aug 2019
We had a great time! The scenery was beautiful. We liked that this tour had variety. Nature, train ride, wine, and food!
Written 16 November 2019
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Hi midnet, Thank you for the short, sharp and shiny review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Wineries tour. It does provide a great variety of locations from this beautiful region.
Written 17 November 2019
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Mark S
Las Vegas, NV11 contributions
Great trip
Our tour was awesome. Paul, our bus driver and tour guide was constantly giving information and trivia about where we were and what we were seeing. Puffing Billy was an awesome experience that I never even knew about. The wineries we visited were top notch and had a nice variety. I would highly recommend this tour if you’re in the market for a wine tour with a bit extra.
Written 25 October 2019
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Hi marksF3617FK, We are so glad to hear that you had an awesome day at Puffing Billy and the Wineries with our guide Paul. The Puffing Billy train, sure is a hidden treasure up in the Dandenong Ranges and when this is accompanied with some amazing wineries in the Yarra Valley it sure is a day to enjoy! Thanks for leaving us this lovely review!
Written 26 October 2019
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Angeline Ng
Singapore16 contributions
Love this tour
Sep 2019
I strongly recommend Puffy Billy Steam Train Tour and Yarra Valley Wineries. A very good way to get out of the city and enjoy the nostalgic steam train ride and serene and tranquil wineries in Yarra Valley. The lunch was ok. The wine tasting at Rochford winery was very good.
Written 14 September 2019
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Hello Angeline_Lum, How great is the Puffing billy and wineries tour? This is one of our favourites and it is a very popular tour of ours. We feel there is no better way to spend a day out of the city relaxing and enjoying some wine. Thanks for leaving us this lovely review, we hope to see you travel with us again soon.
Written 18 September 2019
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Frank D
Ormond Beach, FL105 contributions
A Bit of History and Wine, Wine, Wine
Aug 2019
AAT Kings are the kings!
The Puffing Billy Steam Train and Wnery Tour was everything we had hoped and more.
We were picked up on time near Federation Square. The bus was immaculate and relatively new (includes free wi-fi, phone charging at every seat, and a bathroom on board).
The bus then takes you to the Puffing Billy Steam Train up in the mountains near Melbourne - something worth seeing firsthand. You will ride the train for one-two stops and then the buss is waiting again on the other end of your train experience. The conductors on the train are exceptionally friendly and courteous.
The buss takes you to lunch and 3 different wineries. You experience a great variety of wines with tastings at each winery.
Our driver was fantastic! Very smooth driving all of the way and quite informative and funny. Of course, he left time for us to see the sights and shop for souvenirs.
He then brought us back to our hotel, saving us a little walk.
I cannot express how perfect it was and the Puffing Billy Steam Train is a "must-see" in Melbourne. Bring your camera, there are many great photo opportunities.
Written 25 August 2019
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Rashpinder M
1 contribution
Good
Jul 2019 • Friends
Tour was an absolute winner and the tour guide had some very interesting knowledge and made the bus ride very delightful!
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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