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Begin your Hunter Valley Wine Tour with scenic views of Sydney Harbour as you travel the famous Harbour Bridge onward to one of the most famous wine-growing regions in Australia, the Hunter Valley. Our tour is an exceptional showcase of the Hunter Valley region. We have handpicked a great variety of food and wine experiences to exhilarate your senses, we promise there is something for everyone!
The Hunter Valley hinterland is famous for its Semillon, however, the region also produces award-winning varieties of wine including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho. Wander through vineyards and pop into boutique cellar doors for a complete hosted wine-tasting experience. Our handpicked cellar door experience has been selected by us for its commitment to excellent customer experience and the quality of the wine. Enjoy two wine-tasting experiences before lunch and one in the afternoon.
Speaking of which, guests can enjoy lunch at Cypress Lakes, a delicious cafe-style meal in the picturesque Hunter Valley Village. After your meal, guests will have time to browse the bespoke collection of boutique shops, and galleries and sample more of the local produce, with an educational course in cheese making at the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory. If time permits we suggest popping into the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, The British Lolly Shop, Kissofire Hunter Valley Liqueurs or The Garden Cellars any additional tastings are at the guests’ own expense.
End your day with your new friends at our favourite boutique cellar door, saving the best to last. Enjoy a structured tasting with a vineyard representative showcasing their range of wines. After a wonderful day of experiences and meeting like-minded wine lovers, we will start to make our way back to Sydney. Yes, we’ll definitely provide you with comfort stops on the return journey knowing you have had a day full of sips. Arrive back in town with plenty of time to grab a meal or take in a show.
*We reserves the right to alter the itinerary and wineries may change depending on availability predominantly within the Pokolbin area. Here is a list of cellar-doors we rotate between – Irongate Estate, Savannah Estate, Constable, Tempus Two / Roche, Mount View, Tintilla Estate, Gun Dog, Mistletoe.
*Lunch options include Cypress Lakes – a choice of baguettes, salad, pies, fish, chicken, burgers, and chips with coffee, tea, or soft drink. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan, and Gluten Free options are available. (valued at $25)
Where to meet
Our central meeting point for this tour will be at the Hilton Sydney Hotel – 255 Pitt Street rear entrance Sydney at 7:20am. Please wait on the street and not in the hotel foyer as the driver is not able to leave the vehicle unattended.
Other pickup locations are available along the Pacific Highway north of Sydney, on a request basis only. Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup departure time to avoid missing the bus, as this itinerary is on a time schedule with cellardoors.
1L refillable water bottle, photo ID, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, all-weather clothing, camera, spending money to buy local produce, and small day pack 5-7kg.
What wineries do we visit?
Our itinerary and winery stops may change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events, and cellar-door closures. We work closely with several different estates, guests will get to enjoy three tastings from a variety of stops such as Irongate Estate, Savannah Estate, Constable, Tempus Two / Roche, Mount View, Tintilla Estate, Gun Dog, Mistletoe, and many more cellar-door options.
Is lunch provided on this tour?
Lunch is provided on this tour. We have designed this itinerary so guests can live like a local and explore the town of Hunter Valley Village at their own leisure. There is plenty of time for guests to purchase lunch at one of the many restaurants, pubs, or cafes, at their own expense. This does not include entry into the Hunter Valley Gardens.
What is a suitable age for this tour?
As the minimum drinking age is 18 years old, photo ID will be required. Not suitable for infants or children 17 years old and under, as it doesn’t include activities for children.
How much luggage can I bring on tour?
We ask that guests travelling on day trips bring small day packs and hand luggage only as we have limited storage onboard our vehicles. Suitcases and large backpacks must be put in storage at your hotel or bus station lockers prior to boarding our vehicles.
How fit do I need to join this tour?
A low level of fitness is required to participate in this itinerary. It’s the perfect day trip to sit back relax and reconnect with family and friends. Unfortunately, our buses are not wheelchair accessible however services animals are allowed. Please advise at the time of booking.
Do we visit the Hunter Valley Gardens?
The Hunter Valley Gardens is located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, however our itinerary does not feature or include entry into the gardens. We do stop near by at Hunter Valley Village for lunch, but we do not include a visit to the stunning gardens.
(a) Flexible Date Changes – unlimited supply of free date changes available up until 30-days prior to departure; or
(b) Cancel or Change : 14 to 30-days prior to departure: we will hold 100% of monies paid by you as credit voucher, valid for redemption within 3-years from date of purchase any credit voucher resulting from a cancellation may be applied towards any other tour operated by GLT within Australia; or
(c) Cancel or Change : 31-days or more prior to departure, we will refund 90% Fee , Only Charge 10% Service Fee
(d) failure to board on tour or cancelled within 14-days will result in full fare forfeiture of the ticket price and not eligible for a refund
NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
If the prodduct can be cancelled within a period of time, please email us at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation date to cancel the product, based on the tour local time zone.
If cancellation is successful, refund would be conducted within 7-28 days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 business days. With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.
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