GROUP FOOD TOURS & BREWERY TOURS YARRA VALLEY

Departing every Tuesday and Friday

Discover the hundreds of Beers and Ciders that call the Yarra Valley Home!

Join the Yarra Valley Discovery Brewery and Foodie Tour and indulge in an area steeped in history. The Yarra Valley is one of the original cider regions.  Cider production dates back to Mac’s in Lilydale in 1934!

For our many beer lovers, bask in the various brewery grounds we visit, enjoy your tasting paddle with the knowledge that hops have been grown in many Yarra Valley soils as far back as the early 1800’s, no wonder it tastes so good!

This tour offers the perfect overview of the Cider and Ale the Yarra Valley is becoming renowned for as you visit some of the area’s most successful and contrasting Breweries and Cider Houses.  With an a generous a la carte lunch and tasting paddle provided at Coldstream Brewery and a stopover to an amazing Yarra Valley Dairy to round out the day of indulgence, this tour is a true brewery and foodie delight!

Tour Details

Start Time 9:30 am
Finish Time 4:30 – 5pm
Price $139 AUD per adult
$99 AUD per child (4-15 yo)

Inclusions:

  • Yarra Valley Bus Tours stand apart from all other tour operators as you will be Chauffeur driven in a late model luxurious Mercedes bus all the way with Pickup and Drop Off directly from your location, home or hotel within Melbourne. No rushing to get to a nominated pickup spot;
  • Very generous tasting paddles or pots at all nominated Breweries and Cider Houses;
  • A la carte lunch with tasting paddle and tea/coffee at Coldstream Brewery;
  • Cheese tastings at a Yarra Valley Dairy; and
  • Bottled water, Guide and GST.

Note: Want to do this tour privately? No problem - click on Book Now and select a Group on check-out - between 6-8 people will book out the very spacious 9 seater new model Mercedes Van exclusively with $10 off our RRP for each guest. Perfect for Hens/Bucks or Birthdays.

Tour Itinerary

1. Jump on the bus!

We are the most exclusive and flexible tour bus operator for the region as we offer door-to-door pick/up – drop off service from any location within 20km of the Melbourne CBD or any Yarra Valley location.

Book online and fill in your address and leave the rest to us.  We will confirm what time we are picking you the day before your tour.

2. Kelly Brothers Cider and Riders Brew co at Kellybrook Estate

Our first stop will be at the picturesque Kellybrook Estate.  Not only are their wines award winning, but Kelly’s are pioneers of cider making, starting in the 1960’s using traditional techniques, local apples and pears.  Riders Brew co excel in expressive, high quality, small-batch beers.  Included in the package is a very generous sample paddle of your choice of beer and cider that can be taken out onto the grounds and enjoyed in good weather!

3. Coldstream Brewery

Coldstream Brewery is about taking the time to do what you want to do! That’s why we’ve allowed plenty of time to sample the largest array of tap beers and ciders!  Move from the sampling area at the bar to your own private function area where a delicious a la carte lunch is provided including a pot of your favourite sampled brew as well as tea and coffee or soft drink.  Be sure to ask staff about the infamous shivering man.

4. Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse

Be wowed by our next stop. Built from the foundations of an 1860’s dairy, Napoleone is a stunning, creative space from which small batches of beer and cider are crafted and shared.  Included in the tour package is your choice of award winning beer and cider with a pot of choice offered to each guest. 

Afterwards explore the amazing property including the Providore, one could be mistaken for being in Tuscany!

5. The Yarra Valley Dairy

What tour would be complete without a stop in the world famous Yarra Valley Dairy (they have some amazing cheeses to accompany beer and cider!) The cheese shop is located in the original 100 year old milking shed on the farm, right beside the cheese factory.  Tastings of fresh handmade cheeses are available and with a fridge on board the bus, we, unlike other tour operators, welcome the purchase of delicious regional and specialist produce, (some of the best award winning jams and relishes in the country)

6. The Drive Home

Kick back and relax with good company in your luxury Mercedes bus as we travel the scenic route home, chauffeuring you safe and sound back directly to home.  Be sure to look out for kangaroos and the odd wombat!