I believe Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. You could say I’m biased as I am a Sydney-sider (Sydney born native), but I so often hear this comment from our guests as well. I’ve lived and travelled extensively since I was in my teens. In the times I’ve spent away seeing the world Sydney was always calling me back. Now though the world comes to me and I have the privilege of showing off this wonderful place to discerning travellers in the most luxurious vehicles for the best tour company going around.
AEA Driver Scott
DAY 1 – SYDNEY – HUNTER VALLEY
Our first stop in the Hunter Valley is at a 5-star boutique winery in the Mt View sub-region before continuing onto Leogate Estate. This opulent cellar door is the perfect place to enjoy that unique taste which only the Hunter Valley and their award winning wines can provide. Here we will enjoy a selection of cheeses to accompany the wine tasting, followed by a tour of the onsite winery to learn of the wine making process.
On conclusion of the tour, we enjoy a relaxing 2 course lunch (selection of platters, followed by dessert) accompanied by a glass of wine. Further beverages can be purchased at own expense.
After lunch we travel to Keith Tulloch Winery. Here we will enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in collaboration with artisan chocolatier “Cocoa Nib”. You will sample five handmade praline chocolates, matched to the winery’s current release wine.
You will then be dropped at your accommodation of choice with the remainder of the afternoon free at leisure.
DAY 2 – HUNTER VALLEY – SYDNEY
In the morning, there is time at leisure to visit other vineyards, enjoy a scenic hot air balloon ride, or visit Hunter Gardens (all own expense). Lunch today is at your leisure.
You are collected at approximately 2.00 – 2.30pm (depending on where you are staying). We depart from the Hunter at approximately 3.00pm and return to Sydney.
|DEPARTURES||Monday / Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from Sydney City Hotels from 7:00am and returns to hotels at approximately 5:00-5:30pm on the second day (subject to accommodation availability). Tour runs with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 17.|
|LUGGAGE||Due to space restrictions on the vehicle, only a small overnight bag can be taken. The remainder of luggage can be stored at Sydney hotels prior to tour departure.|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.|
|GUIDES||Please note that a different guide may be used for each new day of touring.|
|Accommodation||Hunter Resort, Chateu Elan, Mercure Hunter Gardens, No Accommodation|
- Wine tasting at boutique wineries
- Gourmet lunch experience
- Cheese & Chocolate & Wine Pairing
- Spend an evening and morning at leisure in the Hunter Valley
Hunter Resort – Hunter Room
Hunter rooms all have timber cathedral ceilings, full size bathtub, and the covered balcony outlooks over our tennis court and the surrounding Wine Country.
Mercure Hunter Gardens – Studio King
Beautifully appointed and spacious Hunter Valley accommodation, the Studio Room boasts contemporary design with natural, muted colour tones. Studio Rooms are available in king or twin bedding configurations and also feature a private balcony.
Chateu Elan – Spa Suite
Spa Suites offer 60 square metres of space, carefully tailored to augment the processes of relaxation and rejuvenation: exclusive to the Suite is an open, plinth-mounted spa bath that is both sophisticated and sensual, and an Ergomotion king size bed offering multiple massage therapies and ‘zero-gravity’ function.