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    What to Expect
    While the Yarra Valley is most famous for its premium wines, beer lovers have much to celebrate with the growing popularity of craft breweries that pepper the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail. Meet your guide for this tasty tour in Federation Square in the late morning, and settle into a comfortable air-conditioned coach for the scenic 1-hour drive to the Yarra Valley.

    The exact itinerary will vary depending on the day and season, but you can expect to stop at five unique breweries known for their friendly service and top-notch taste. At each stop, learn about the brewing process and get tasting tips from your knowledgeable guide.

    At Napoleone Ciders, taste ciders made from estate-grown fruit using methods inspired by this craft producer’s winemaking background. Taste lively, crisp ciders made with apple and pear at St Ronan’s Cider, plus fruit-flavored wine and sweet, jewel-colored port. Get a taste of Yarra Valley history at Buckley’s Beer, the oldest brewery in the region, as you sample quality brews at the solar-powered outpost. 

    When hunger strikes, head to Hargreaves Hill for a savory lunch. Start off with a tasting paddle of house made, European-style beers, and then pick your favorite for a full glass to accompany your meal. Later on, pay a visit to Coldstream Brewery for a sampler flight of seasonal ciders and a pub snack, and enjoy a tasting at either Riders Beer or the Public Brewery.

    Feeling fully satisfied from your tasting extravaganza, relax on the return drive to Melbourne, where you’ll be dropped off at the original departure point in the late afternoon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:50 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Very generous beer and cider tasting sessions
    • Quality lunch with complimentary drink
    • Drinks included (glug glug glug)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Local guide
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Hotel pickup available
    • Bottled water.
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • We recommend closed-toe shoes
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available - other dietary requirements please ask.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please contact us if you have special needs - wheelchair, blind, etc. as we can accommodate your booking but we need to speak to you first!
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour was fun and interesting, The guide was guide was informative, friendly and accommodating to all in our group. Great day out!
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    Response from ScottyABT, CGO aka Chief Guide Officer at Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks for the review. The Yarra Valley makes it easy to cater to everyone as it is so fun and has such diverse products. No matter what you're into, they have it. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review.
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    Awesome day out visiting a few breweries in the yarra valley. Many many tastings of a wide varities of beers n ciders. Scotty was a fantastic guide , knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
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    Cat our driver was extemely knowledgeable about hops and the beer making process. We were picked up on time and we also enjoyed the fact that it was a small tour experience which made it more intimate and enjoyable as everyone on the bus quickly became chatty and friendly.
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    Response from ScottyABT, General Manager at Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    We wish there was an actual definition of small group tours, as we see a lot cruising around that are 22+ people! We love that we cap ours at 13 people for the public tours. It is a lot of fun seeing people of all ages, all walks of life, all countries, etc. becoming mates, finding connections and enjoying a great day out. Cat is also a great guide and really knows he stuff. Thanks for leaving a review!
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    Great day out, great company, food and of course beer and cider. Couldn’t fault this tour one little bit. Plenty of laughs, music and fun. Scott has plenty of local knowledge and banter. Shame about the weather!
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    Response from ScottyABT, Owner at Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Ahhh the weather, the one thing we can't control or even really predict - damn you Melbourne *shakes fist in air* Thanks for cruising out with us and leaving a review.
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    We enjoyed this tour so much and will do it again! Plenty of tastings, delicious lunch and great conversation from Scotty, our knowledgeable host who taught us many random facts on the history of brewing. Scotty went over and above to firstly get us on this tour, then made the
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    Response from ScottyABT, Guest Relations Manager at Yarra Valley Cider and Beer Tour from Melbourne
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    We are actually going to rename this tour in the new year, because yes, we think it goes above and beyond just the beer. We did try and create the tour so anyone and everyone could get involved! Thanks for leaving a review hopefully we do see you again soon.
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    About the operator
    By: Aussie Brewery Tours
    424 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Aussiehopps
    Esperance, Australia
    10
    Great tour - great value for money
    The tour was fun and interesting, The guide was guide was informative, friendly and accommodating to all in our
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    Arf_22
    Singapore, Singapore
    112
    Fantastic day out
    Awesome day out visiting a few breweries in the yarra valley. Many many tastings of a wide varities of beers n
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    V7583NWmattm
    20
    Best Tour of Melbourne Brewery Culture
    Our group of 6 was met by Paul our wonderful guide. We visited Moon Dog - I can't remember the others because we
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    Global740008
    30
    Amazing Beer and Cider Experience
    Cat our driver was extemely knowledgeable about hops and the beer making process. We were picked up on time and
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    danielcY2598XL
    10
    Knocked it out of the park
    I organised a group of us for a mates Bucks tour and Scotty and the ABT company did a great job! The selection of
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    jaynedalton
    Townsville
    19439
    You legend Scotty
    Great day out, great company, food and of course beer and cider. Couldn’t fault this tour one little bit. Plenty
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    tanandsmiley
    21
    Fantastic, well-organised day!
    We enjoyed this tour so much and will do it again! Plenty of tastings, delicious lunch and great conversation from
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    Amelia M
    Wellington, New Zealand
    16840
    Thanks Scotty for a great day out
    Our cidery tour was awesome, and Scotty was a great guide - full of knowledge and hilarity. Would definitely
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    Gareth P
    10
    A most do when in Melbourne
    This tour is definitely a most do if you love your beer and cider. Even if you're not a big drinker and would like
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    ShanDunne88
    10
    Such a fun day!
    Scotty was an awesome guide. First trip to Yarra Valley, the schedule was relaxed, flexible and he took us to some
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    Ian J
    53
    Outstanding tour
    What a day! Scotty is a fountain of knowledge about all things beer. The breweries chosen were excellent quality
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    248madeline
    Melbourne, Australia
    20
    Great day
    Scotty ran a fantastic tour, very fun and informative. Great choice of stops and brews to try, loved the casual
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    Michsamford
    10
    Tour
    Brilliant day out with Scott! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The four breweries visited were great. We were
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    Luis C
    10
    Urban brewery tour
    Amazing. Far exceeded and expectations we had. Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the whole day more
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    Kat K
    10
    Fantastic day trip.
    We had a wonderful day with Scotty who had a million and one stories to tell and chatted up the group at the start
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