Yarra Valley Flight + Wine Tour - Yarra Valley

Start your day with a balloon flight followed by a full day of tasting wine in the Yarra Valley, with the Australian Wine Tour Co.

The Yarra Valley Flight + Wine Tour experience package includes

  • If required, pick up from CBD hotels are included - from postcodes 3000 only. Yarra Valley transfers are not included.
  • 1 hour sunrise balloon flight with champagne breakfast afterwards
  • Transfer to meet your winery tour group
  • Guidance from a genuine Wine Expert, who is there to entertain and educate you, not just to dazzle you with wine snobbery!
  • Visit 4 amazing Yarra Valley wineries including the famous Domaine Chandon
  • A privately conducted tour of Domaine Chandon, complemented with a glass of their premium sparkling wine to go with light nibbles.

  • Return to one of the 5 drop off points below:

- The George Hotel, Corner Fitzroy St & Grey St, St Kilda. (wait at front)

- 7-11 convenience store, corner Flinders St & Spencer St, City. (wait at front)

- St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Flinders St & Swanston St, City. (wait at front)

- Her Majesty’s Theatre cnr Lt Bourke and Exhibition St, City. (wait at front)

- Hertz Car Rental, 97 Franklin St, City. (wait at front)

If your flight is cancelled due to weather, your wine tour will still proceed. You must call the wine tour company on the morning: 9419 4444 and arrange a pick up from one of the above points.

Departs 7 days a week all year guaranteed (except Dec 25 & 26 and Jan 1)

 

Schedule for the day

  • Sunrise: Balloon flight over the Yarra Valley (subject to weather conditions)
  • Breakfast: Champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate afterwards
  • 9.50am: Global Ballooning Australia will drop you off at Yering Station to meet the Australian Wine Tour Company
  • 11.00am: Punt Road Wines
  • 12.00pm: Balgownie Estate, enjoy lunch and a glass of wine
  • 1.30pm: Yering Farm
  • 2.15pm: Domaine Chandon
  • 3.30pm: Depart the Yarra Valley for Melbourne
  • 4.30 5.00pm: Return to Melbourne city

Accessibility

This package is wheelchair accessible upon request only. Based on availability.
Wheelchair access vehicles are available on request, however extra vehicle and private touring charges apply. (Vehicle: Luxurious, comfortable, air conditioned bus, and although numbers are limited to 24, the typical tour size is 12-20.)

If the flight is cancelled...

If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your Wine Tour will proceed as scheduled. On the morning of the wine tour you MUST ring the Australian Winery Tour Co. (AWTC) office on 1800 996 414 from 8.30am to confirm which pick up point you will be using. You can re-book your flight package for an alternative date by contacting Global Ballooning Australia.You have 12 months to re-book from your first cancelled flight only.

Is this package refundable?

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding a refund.

What is the Yarra Valley check in number?

0488 686 444. Please call the pilot between 6-7pm the night before your flight to check in. You can also check the Yarra Valley check-in page.

FAQs

Pick Up Times & Locations
There are 5 convenient locations for passengers to board the bus for the Day Tour. Please be ready at the pickup locations 10 minutes prior to departure.

  • 9:00am, The George Hotel, Corner Fitzroy St & Grey St, St Kilda. (wait at front)
  • 9:20am, 7-11 convenience store, corner Flinders St & Spencer St, City. (wait at front)
  • 9:30am, St Paul’s Cathedral, corner Flinders St & Swanston St, City. (wait at front)
  • 9:35am, Her Majesty’s Theatre cnr Lt Bourke and Exhibition St, City. (wait at front)
  • 9:40am, Hertz Car Rental, 97 Franklin St, City. (wait at front)

Can I eat food on the bus?
Government legislation prohibits the consumption of food on a public bus. We request that passengers refrain from consuming food on board the bus.

Can I drink on the bus?
It is illegal to consume alcohol in a moving vehicle in the state of Victoria and in accordance with this we do not permit alcohol to be consumed on our vehicles. We request that passengers refrain from consuming beverages on board the bus with the exception of water – which we strongly encourage.

Can I bring my luggage?
Whilst our vehicles are roomy and comfortable they are built for day touring, our vehicles do not have luggage storage facilities, any luggage must be small enough to sit at your feet or on your lap.

Do I need to bring anything?
Our tour is fully inclusive so you only need to bring yourself.

Do you have a toilet on board the bus?
Our buses are not equipped with toilets and there is no opportunity to stop along the way or on the return trip so please use facilities prior to boarding.

Do you cater for wheelchairs?

  • Passenger Access – AWTC utilize 24 seat touring vehicle, 3 steps onto narrow coach isle.
  • Vehicles – We offer small coach touring utilizing 24 seat vehicles to provide intimate group touring. Vehicle aisle must be kept clear at all times and guests are to remain seated whilst in transit. We are unable to carry luggage or other items that cannot fit within the passengers paid seated area.
  • Venues – Good easy access to all cellar doors however note Domaine Chandon, which is part of our behind the scenes tour has multiple steps. Passengers may select to forego this sector of our day and rejoin the group for their tasting in the cellar door after the tour. Guests selecting not to climb stairs within the Domaine Chandon tour have access to the gardens and grounds.
  • Special needs – AWTC must be alerted to any special needs at the time of booking. This may include but not limited to disabilities, foreign language and dietary requirements. We may not be able to facilitate special requirements on the day if not requested and if not available on this tour. Wheelchair access vehicles are available on request, however extra vehicle and private touring charges apply.

Are vegetarian catered for with lunch?
Vegetarians and other dietary requirements such as gluten and dairy intolerances are catered for. Consult with your driver on the day of the tour.

What time do we get back to the city?
Our tour returns to Melbourne city around 4:30pm – 5.00pm.

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