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Partners in Wine | Private Couple’s Yarra Valley Winery Tour

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Lunch / Tastings at 3 Wineries / Special Visit
Minimum Guests: 2
Tour Details

Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn, a wine region is considered to be one of the most romantic settings to spend time with a loved one.

Forget Paris, Venice, and Rome, for a truly romantic getaway, the tranquillity of Melbourne’s Yarra Valley is hard to beat. Think glorious gardens, gourmet lunches, lush rolling hills, blue skies dotted with multicoloured hot air balloons, cosy log fires, panoramic views, and tasting wine from one of the finest wine regions in the world.

Whether you’re here to mark a milestone anniversary or just to whisk yourselves away from the everyday grind, we’re sure our Yarra Valley Couple’s tour will come through with its intoxicating charms.

Just 50 kilometres East of Melbourne, The Yarra Valley is a tranquil setting steeped in history. It is a place where time seems to have stood still in the charming hilltop villages, where names like Christmas Hills make you feel like you’re in a fairy-tale, and where endless narrow winding roads allow you to wander for miles.

The tour is hand-crafted to be exclusive and intimate. People looking for some time alone or celebrating a honeymoon, engagement, birthday or an opportunity to tailor a day in a world leading wine region will absolutely enjoy our “Partners in Wine” Winery Tour in Yarra Valley. It’s private, intimate and you will definitely feel very special on a day created for you both. However, if you want to make this a group celebration rather than a couples retreat drop us a line and we can give you a price for up to 25 guests.

  • Our Helicopter Transfers, Limo Transfers, Dinner Overnight Stays (Bed & Breakfast) & Hot Air Balloon rides are available as add-ons for this tour. Kindly send us an email to bookings@amitours.com.au to include an add-on, or if you wish to make a tentative booking.
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Departure & Return Location:

A location of your choice within the limits of Metropolitan Melbourne. 

Meeting Time:

30 mins – 1 hour prior to arrival at winery region. 

Price Includes:

  • Personal Driver
  • Pick-up & Drop-off Transfer
  • Private Transport to Wineries
  • Tastings at 3 Wineries
  • Gourmet Lunch at Winery
  • Optional visit to Local Chocolaterie, Distillery or Brewery

Add-ons:

  • Helicopter Transfer to Domaine Chandon
  • Chrysler Limo Transfer (11 Passengers)
  • Hummer Limo Transfer (16 Passengers)
  • Gourmet Dinner
  • Overnight Stay
  • Sparkling Breakfast
  • Hot Air Ballon Ride
  • Violinist for the day

Price Excludes:

  • Any Private Expenses (Additional Purchases, eg: Wine Bottles)
  • Expenses at optional visit venues are not included (e.g. tasting fees, food or beverages, this is a visit only)

Complementaries:

  • Bottled Water
  • Esky with Ice
Itinerary

10.00 A.MPick-up

We’ll pick you up from a location of your choice within Metropolitan Melbourne Limits.

  • For couples, or groups of 3 people, we offer a private luxury sedan.
  • For groups of 4-11 people, we offer a private 12 Seater Mini Bus.
  • For groups with more than 11 people, we are able to offer a private 14 seat, 21 seat or 24 seat buses depending on the passenger requirement.
  • Alternative and luxury modes of transport such as private 12 Seater Chrysler or a 17 Seater Hummer Limosine can be included for an extra fee (available as add-ons during checkout).
  • Private helicopter transfers are available as add-ons. It will be a one-way transfer from Pickup location in Melbourne City to Domaine Chandon. 

11:00 A.MWine tastings at Domaine Chandon

We’ll start off the day with a visit to the French Champagne Company, Domaine Chandon, where a glass of the finest French bubbly awaits you overlooking the breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. 

12.00 P.MWine tastings & Lunch at Rochford Wines

Enjoy a tutored tasting & a sumptuous gourmet lunch at Rochford Wines, our 2nd stop for the day.

03:00 P.MOptional visit to Four Pillars Gin Distillery or Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

For our 3rd stop, you can choose between a visit to the Local Gin Distillery, Brewery, or Chocolaterie.

Treat yourself to a true Australian Craft Gin or a fresh brew of craft beer & cider at Four Pillars Gin Distillery & Coldstream Brewery.

Had enough to drink for one day? Feel free to indulge your sweet tooth in a freshly made batch of artisanal chocolates, pastries & desserts at the Yarra Vallery Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

Disclaimer: Please note that expenses incurred at this venue, including but not limited to food, tastings, beverages, and activities, are at the expense of the guests and are not as a part of the tour inclusions.

04:00 P.MWine Tastings at Balgownie Winery Estate

Next on the itinerary is the stylish Balgownie Estate, where you will find five acres each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Here, you can enjoy another wine tasting while looking out over the perfectly manicured gardens.

If you’re craving for the ultimate romantic escape or cheeky rendezvous in the Yarra Valley, you can try our newly introduced add-ons, which include;

  1. Dinner for two & an overnight stay at the Balgownie Hotel
  2. Sparkling Breakfast & a Hot Air Balloon Ride next morning

05:00 P.MWrap-up & Depart Yarra Valley

As the day comes to an end, it is time to wrap up and leave the Yarra Valley and head back home.

06:00 P.MExpected Return Time

Our tour guide will return you to your desired drop off location(s) within Metropolitan Melbourne.

Map

Point “A” is an example of a pick-up from Melbournce CBD.

Disclaimer
  • Booking Policy – All wineries advertised on tour packages are based on availability. In the event of a winery(s) being fully booked, we will substitute it for another venue at no extra cost.
  • Deposit Policy – All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellation Policy – Cancellations requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. If you wish to cancel your booking, please get in touch with our team via bookings@amitours.com.au. To learn more about our refund/cancellation policy, please click here for our Terms & Conditions. 
  • Overtime Policy – Our full-day tour duration is 8 hours from pickup time, with an additional 30 minutes grace period allowed in some cases. Overtime charges start to apply once tour duration is exceeded, our tours are created to be an unrushed experience, we kindly request our guests to abide by the flexibility we allow in our tours. Additional hours of driving will result in fatigue for the driver and compromises the safety of passengers on board. We appreciate your understanding and all efforts taken to respect the tour’s duration.
  • Sustainability Policy – Our tour buses are occupied back to back on tours, we kindly request all our clients to make sure personal belongings and rubbish are removed from the bus at the end of the tour. Spills and rubbish leftovers may attract cleaning charges.
FAQ

Can we bring friends?

Sure! If you want to make this a celebration rather than a couples retreat drop us a line and we can give you a price for up to 50 guests.

Can I customise the tour itinerary?

Absolutely! Can’t find what you are looking for, or have a specific winery that you would like to visit? Then we can customise a tour to suit your needs. E-mail us at bookings@amitours.com and let us know how we can help you.

Is this a private tour? Do I get a private driver & a private vehicle for myself and my partner, or my group?

Yes, this is a private tour. Our private tours are inclusive of a private vehicle & a private tour guide fully accredited to carry paying passengers.  

What happens in the case of COVID-19 restrictions?

We will provide a full refund if you are unable to travel due to government-mandated restrictions or if we are unable to provide the described service due to any other public health restrictions.

What is your refund & cancellation policy?

  • All cancellation requests must be sent through in writing (email or text) for us to process a refund.
  • All deposits made to confirm a tour are non-refundable. Please ensure you are confident that you will go ahead with the tour when placing a deposit for a tour.
  • Cancellations made before 12 hours after payment are subject to a 5% fee of the total booking fee. 
  • A 50% refund is issued to any bookings which are cancelled after 12 hours of payment but 7 days prior to the booking date. 
  • No refund is issued for any bookings cancelled within 7 days of the confirmed booking date. Please note that our tours are very high in demand and limited spots are available for our bookings. Cancellations result in administration costs on our end as the tour agency as well as the wineries that make reservations.
  • Refunds can take 3-5 business depending on your bank account. Cancellations made within 1 week or less prior to the tour date will not be refunded.
  • Dates can’t be swapped. A $100 rebooking fee will be applied for any private tours that need to change dates.
  • Reduced numbers in group bookings will not be refunded.
  • Passengers are recommended to be at the pickup point of choice at the time agreed between the guests and Ami Tours. Late arrivals by passengers can result in delays in attending to the booking and the risk of bookings being cancelled by the wineries for no-shows. No refunds apply for any delays caused by the lateness of guests. The wineries also reserve the right to refuse us if we are late, as they will need to attend to other on-time bookings. No shows will not be refunded.

How do I purchase an add-on?

Step 1: Please select your preferred booking date & number of people, and click “Book now”.

Step 2: Continue with the checkout process by filling in your contact information & billing address. Click “Next Step” when you’ve completed filling in the required information.

Step 3: Select an add-on of your choice. The final amount will be added to the total balance of your tour cost. 

Step 4: Proceed to the payment gateway and finalise payment. 

Do I need to register an account on the website to book a tour?

No, registration is not required; all tours can be booked through the website without creating an account.

What if I don’t want to book through the website? Is there another way to make a booking?

Please send us an email with your request for a booking to bookings@amitours.com.au

Our booking team will advise you on other methods of payment. 

 

Is payment required upfront to book a tour?

All tours must be booked with a minimum deposit of 10% to be confirmed and locked in. 

Our tours operate on a first come first serve basis, limited spots are available, and we cannot accommodate everyone who registers interest and makes a tentative booking for a tour date without any payment.

Feel free to get in touch with us via bookings@amitours.com.au for any questions about bookings.

Is lunch included in the tour package?

Yes, Lunch is included in this tour package.

What is the standard duration of a tour?

A full-day wine tour booking includes 8 hours; this includes the time from the first pickup to the final drop-off. However, there are exceptions to this in case of extreme weather conditions, traffic incidents, etc.

Example of a standard tour: Tour begins at 10 am from pick up point in Melbourne CBD, driver & passengers arrive at Yarra Valley at 11 am, return to Melbourne CBD to finish the tour at 6.00pm.

If multiple pickup pickups/drop-offs are required, then it is recommended to plan your day ahead to avoid exceeding the 8-hour tour duration.

Will I be charged extra for exceeding the 8-hour limit of tour?

Not strictly, we may allow up to an extra 30 minutes as no one is perfect, and going overtime can happen. However, if an 8-hour tour ends up being a 9- or 10-hour tour then you will be charged overtime.

It is important to note that the driver is booked for 8 hours and longer hours of driving result in fatigue which is not ideal for the safety of the driver and passengers on board. 

Reviews (54)
  • Customer Review - Tessa F.
    TESSA F.Thank you Ami Tours for such an amazing service ❤️ It was my birthday, to which we were welcomed with balloons inside the tour van!! and my partner proposed to me while we were on the tour 💍

    We felt safe from the get go and the tour exeeded all expectations. We felt privileged to be able to share such a a special day with this business. Thank you for providing such a special level of service for us on our special day ❤️
  • Customer Review - Harrison F.
    HARRISON F.My girlfriend and I both agreed that this was one of the most enjoyable trips we’ve ever been on together, and Ami had everything to do with it! If you’re like us, we weren’t sure where to start planning our trip. The number of wineries, tours, and options can be overwhelming. Our anxiety was put to rest when we came across Ami's Partners in Wine couple's package. It had everything we wanted & more, from private transport to an overnight stay and most importantly, it didn't cost us an arm and a leg unlike most private tours we found online. We will be working with Ami on every trip we make back to Yarra Valley!
  • Customer Review - Lana B.
    LANA B.My husband had just defeated a very grave illness about two years ago. To celebrate, I took him on a wine tour with Ami Tours. They were so fantastic and accommodating. They made this wonderful testament to my husband’s recovery even more special. I’ll never forget it.