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Country Trails Private Tours
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$400.78*
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Private Tour: Sydney Highlights In A Day
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$531.65*
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Private Day Trip From Sydney: Blue Mountains In A Day
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Private Hunter Valley Wine-Tasting Day Tour from Sydney
Ranked #16 of 92 Food & Drink in Sydney
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Owner description: An owner-operated tour business, Glenn offers small-group private Hunter Valley wine tours plus tours to the Blue Mountains,South Coast and Southern Highlands, and Sydney City. Experience popular tourist attractions or get off the beaten track. Tour times and itineraries are flexible. Travel in a luxury Mercedes Viano tour vehicle with comfortable seating for up to seven passengers. A family-friendly service with child seats available upon request.
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Glenn picked us up and dropped us off at our doorstep in Sydney and inbetween gave us the most enjoyable and relaxing tour of Hunter Valley's finest. He catered flawlessly to our diverse group and all had a thoroughly wonderful time. From my perspective, as organiser for the group, Glenn was easy to work with, very knowledgable about the valley and it's wines, he gently made excellent suggestions and always had a very pleasant demeanor despite his very demanding city-folk clientele. We also had a nice comfortable van stocked with fresh water and nice relaxing music. To top it off, great value for money.

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GlennCT01, Owner at Country Trails Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Hello. Thanks for your comments. For Sydney residents booking private tours, I can pick up them up from their home, which saves an early morning trip into the city centre. I'm glad I was able to put together an itinerary which you enjoyed, and you were happy with the tour price. All the best. Glenn.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We booked the tour online at short notice and within a few minutes received a phone call from Glen - he was in Australia and we were in New Zealand.
We explained what we wanted and he took note and delivered. There were 4 on the tour and Glen gave options for each step of the tour. We saw three wineries, a craft brewery and a cheese factory. We also had a great lunch.
Glen was informative, pleasant, polite and took notice of what we wanted. The Mercedes mini-bus was roomy and comfortable and we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel precisely when he said we would be. Without hesitation we would recommend one of Glen's wine tours to anybody wanting a beautiful day out in the Hunter Valley.

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GlennCT01, Owner at Country Trails Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Hi. Thank you for posting a review. For the Hunter Valley shared tour, it can be booked online up to the day before. I always try to contact people booking late as soon as I can. I'm always happy to talk with people making enquiries to ensure that the tour we offer meets their requirements. I'm glad you found the tour vehicle comfortable, it has a decent amount of space for the group sizes we have. Sydney traffic can be a challenge, but I do everything possible to get everyone picked up and dropped off on time. Cheers.Glenn

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was a highlight of our 10 day stay in the Sydney area. Glenn was very flexible with our changing travel plans and communication was prompt. The day started off with Glenn picking us up at our downtown Sydney hotel. The drive to hunter valley is about 2 hours and the van/bus is very comfortable for this trip, Glenn even plans a stop about halfway to stretch your legs and get a coffee/snack if needed. We visited three beautiful and friendly wineries which Glenn picked based on our interest in wines. For lunch we stopped at a small town and Glenn was very organized and had menus of the different options in the van for us to review before we arrived. This was great for us so we did not spend time wondering around looking for food. The last stop of the trip was a brewery which was a unique and selling point of this tour for myself and my husband. Glenn also has movies and a DVD player, which we did enjoy on the way back. Would absolutely recommend this trip for anyone who enjoys wine and would like to see Hunter Valley.

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GlennCT01, Owner at Country Trails Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Hello. Thanks for your comments. I'm happy to hear that the Hunter Valley tour was a highlight of your trip. We normally break up the trip to and from the Hunter Valley with a toilet/coffee stop. It's quite an early start for the tour, so many people are in need a coffee in the morning especially. When I have some information in advance, I try to pick wineries which I think will appeal to the group. For the shared tour you were on, we give guests a number of lunch venues to choose from in the central wine country area and try to keep up-to-date menus in the vehicle for people to select from. The brewery is an enjoyable part of the tour for many people, even for those who are not normally big beer drinkers. As well as the more common beer styles, there is usually something unique on offer and worth giving a try. On the way back to Sydney, some people like to put on a movie while others like to have a nap before their evening activities back in the city. Cheers. Glenn.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We got recomendation for Glenn -Country Trails service from another Sydney private tour provider, who was busy on the date we selected. Glenn took us for a whole day Blue Mountain and Featherdale wild park. He offered great service with competitive price and took good care of us, especially my 2,5 year-old son. Very gentle and know-it-all Sydney private tour provider. we love our tour with him and certainly recommend him for anyone who consider a small private tour in Sydney.

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GlennCT01, Owner at Country Trails Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2013

Hi. Thanks for your comments. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Blue Mountains tour and found the price competitive. It's always nice to have family groups with young children. The wildlife park and the cable car rides seem to be particular favourites for young kids. Cheers. Glenn.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Glenn was very responsive and prompt with his email replies. We booked a Blue Mountain tour, Hunter Valley tour, and Tobruck Station tour with him as we were not planning to drive. Glenn was always on time for the pick-up and very willing to accommodate our requests. When he realized that we did not have any dinner supplies for our stay overnight in Hunter Valley, he volunteered to drive us into town to get supplies although he had already dropped us at our accommodation. Overall, a very good and responsible guide :)

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GlennCT01, Owner at Country Trails Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Hello. Thanks for your review. We covered quite a few regional areas over four days and it's great that you had the time to see a lot of the countryside around Sydney. I always try to do everything possible to meet groups' individual requirements, and to adapt things as we go. All the best. Glenn.

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