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“Wonderful day out in the Swan Valley”

Out & About Wine Tours
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Swan Valley Winery Experience - Full Day Coach...
Ranked #2 of 37 Food & Drink in Perth
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Owner description: Tourism Winner 2009/2010/2011 BEST WINE TOURS IN THE SWAN VALLEY. Experience the delights of the Swan Valley by joining one of our Award Winning Winery Tours and you won't be disappointed. Relax on a cruise up the Swan River while sampling a selection of the regions finest wines or skip the cruise and board a deluxe coach for an indulgent day or evening in this magnificent wine region so close to Perth.
Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I have previously enjoyed wine tours in both New Zealand and South Africa, but I can honestly say this was the most generous with the food and drink.

The quality of everything was excellent as well.

Nor have our hosts ever been so hospitable and keen to ensure every one enjoyed their day.

Claude our guide/driver for the second part of the trip deserves a special mention for his sense of humour and genial manner. I was particularly pleased that having asked him not to mention the cricket (we are from England in the midst of a disastrous Ashes series) he only felt the need to do so on a few occasions (certainly no more than a dozen and only half of them on the coach microphone).

As I write this at the end of our stay in Perth and Fremantle I can say that this tour has been the stand out memory of our holiday so far.

Thank you to the Out and About team. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

I have unfortunately forgotten the name of our Out and About hostess who was excellent, coping very well with guests who arrived complete with all their luggage. However I have to rate this as average overall due to the selection of wineries. Sounds like some wineries were shut on Monday but we were not told this when we booked and we did not have to go on Monday.

Only one winery, Lancaster, really stood out and saved the day. we started at Sandleford where the wines were fine but the Sandleford Hostess was awful - not paying attention and not knowing anything about the wine. Next was Lancaster where the host, James, made the day. Lunch at edgecombe brothers was very nice but we did not have any chatter about the wines and did not have a wine tasting that I thought was planned.

Next stop was the Duckstein brewery which was awful. We were served tasting platter but 3 between 12 so had to pour it out of the glasses or share the glasses.

Last was the chocolate factory which had unfortunately had a power cut so the main store was closed. They opened the providore and that was OK with good hosts. So this was OK and a good effort given the power cut.

So we had a really good day out but not as good as the tour that my wife did also with out and about. With her advice we could have picked the vineyards and really just needed the driver....

Thank IWRS
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Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Without doubt a fantastic day out. Well worth the money. Claude is a wonderful and knowledgeable guy with a passion for wine and ensuring his clients have a good day. He involves everyone and there is a great atmosphere from the moment you board the bus to the moment you leave. It's a longish day but worth the driving. As the final activity of 2013 it was a great way to sign off and welcome a new year. If you're staying in Perth this is the out of town trip to do no question.

Thank Fotofinder
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This highly recommended wine tour can be described as an awesome day out! Claude, our guide with a huge personality and driver, ensured a good mix of history and knowledge of the Swan Valley. The half day tour began with a boutique wine tasting, followed up by another vineyard with tastings and lunch. As it was a Saturday, there were many visitors in the Valley, but Claude ensured our group of 24 were accommodated the minute we arrived. Don't miss the olive oils infused with kaffir lime and/or blood oranges, the salted caramel truffles at the chocolate factory, the Verdelho ...........AND ask for Claude!

Thank SusaninPerth
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We decided to do a half day tour of the Swan Valley wineries which, as well as visiting three wineries, also included visits to a brewery and a chocolate factory.

We were picked up at Guildford station where we joined the rest of the coach party who were doing the whole day tour and had spent the morning visiting other wineries.

It was a good humoured crowd on the bus and the driver, Tony, was great, keeping up the banter and also dispensing some interesting facts about the wineries and the area.

We sampled some great wines, beers, cheese and chocolate during the afternoon and came back with a couple of bottles of wine, some cheese and chocolate from the day.

It was a great afternoon out, lunch was excellent and it was good value for money too.

1  Thank Gaz_Aus
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