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Taste Bud Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
Ranked #2 of 33 Food & Drink in Perth
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Owner description: GOLD Medal Winner W. Australian Tourism Awards 2014 - "SPEED GRAZING" through Perth's Valley of Taste (Swan Valley) visiting 10 of the region's most delicious locations and enjoying 25+ different tasting opportunities packed into an exciting and fun-filled half day tour. Small personalised groups of 6-16 guests explore the award winning "Swan Valley Food & Wine Trail". Tours feature fresh seasonal produce, exotic coffees, lavender scones jam & cream, lavender tea, unique lavender wine, nougat, honey, cheeses, olives, roasted nuts, oils & dukkahs, ice-cream, chocolate, genuine Australian "bush tucker" foods, humane food, premium wines, preservative-free juices,and internationally awarded beers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger beers and cider. Explore behind the scenes, meet the people, savour freshness, like sampling fresh produce from the patch, and many more amazing experiences. Tours operate am Wednesday and pm Friday, and am & pm daily Saturday and Sunday departing from the Tourist Bus Stand in front of Perth Train Station, on Wellington Street next to the Horseshoe Bridge, Perth as well as major central Perth hotels (by arrangement).
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“Fabulous idea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

I wish this was offered world-wide. Loris is a world leading entrepreneur in tourism if you ask me. If you like food and drink then you can not possibly disappointed! I can't wait to do the tour again and intend to book it for friends in Perth.

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Perth, Australia
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“Great morning in the Swan Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

I went with a group of girlfriends on this tour we all had a great time and learned some interesting facts about this region that I didn`t know and I live in Perth.Loris is an excellent guide,very knowledgeable and I don`t know how she remembered all our names.Highlights of the tour Cape Lavender,loves the scones.Maggies Place,wow the Indain Chutney is to die for.This tour would also be great for visitor to Perth with limited time as you get to visit so many places.

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“A sense-sational overview of the swan valley!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

As food lovers we found this tour an ideal combination of places people and taste experiences, compactly organised and perfect for getting a feel for the area.

Visited May 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Great way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

What a great way to explore the Swan Valley- the variety on the speed grazing tour is brilliant. Loris is a knowledgeable and passionate tour guide. The whole day was planned to perfection and really makes the most of your time in the swan valley. Some of our favourites were Yahava Koffee Works, Cape Lavender and Ironbark Brewery. Would highly recommend this tour.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Swan Valley well worth the small effort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

OK, so it's no Margaret River. That said, the Swan Valley is right on Perth's doorstep and you'll be there before you've even packed the car for a Margaret River trip!

The wine might not be as good, but the food is certainly up to par. Honey's, jams, ice cream, fresh produce - a great variety and attractively priced. It's all close enough that you could drive here each Saturday, stay for lunch, and be back for the start of the football early afternoon. There's a couple of micro-breweries to dally at in case you decide to stay.

The tour is a doddle - Loris is passionate, committed, and will get you enthused about this little discussed area within 5 minutes from pick-up, and make you want to return shortly after.

If you're in Perth for a few days, have a few hours spare, and want to experience something different and fun, this tour is very highly recommended. Or if you're like us and live here, but were unaware of this area's close proximity and delicate charms, do it as well.

Visited April 2014
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