For lovers of the humble coldie, this small group tour is the perfect day out! You'll visit four or five boutique Yarra Valley breweries, cideries and distilleries for generous tastings. A gourmet pub lunch is included.

AUD $165pp

Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch
Runs: Wednesday to Monday
Departs at: 9.50am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

⟶ All Melbourne pub, bar & brewery tours

5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘I just finished this beer and cider tour and I can’t recommend it highly enough. We had a great day with great food and drinks. Our tour guide Scott was really knowledgeable about the whole brewing process. If you’ve got a spare day in Melbourne, do yourself a favour and book this tour.’ Bradcarratt

Visit the Best Yarra Valley Boutique Breweries – Tour the World TV

SAVE 10% on this experience! Quote promo code YTTBB18. Claim at Looking for ideas for visiting the stunning Yarra Valley from Melbourne? Boutique Yarra Valley brewery tours are a unique way to go! In this segment from the Tour the World travel TV series, we join a boutique brewery tour to the valley with Aussie Brewery Tours.

This segment of Tour the World was produced by Late Night Media Productions, under a co-production agreement with Peppercorn Productions — publisher of The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Copyright © Late Night Media Productions.

Tour highlights

  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the Yarra Valley
  • Travel with a knowledgeable, beer-loving guide
  • Visit a selection of the Yarra Valley’s finest boutique breweries and cideries
  • Taste a variety of ales, lagers and ciders
  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet pub lunch
  • Maximum group size: 13.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour with commentary
  • CBD and Docklands hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Visits to four or five breweries and cideries (depending on time), with generous tastings at each
  • Lunch (main course and tasting paddle).


Adults: AUD $165pp

This tour is not suitable for children. Minimum age: 18 years

What you can expect

Located just an hour’s drive from inner-city Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its wine scene. What you may not know is that the valley is also home to numerous boutique breweries, cideries and distilleries. This fabulous small group Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne with Lunch will introduce you to the valley’s craft brewing industry – and let you taste the wares of the best brewers in the region.

You’ll depart Melbourne for the Yarra Valley in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, taking in the picturesque scenery along the way. The tour visits four or five breweries, cideries and distilleries across the day (depending on time). At each stop on this Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne, you’ll enjoy generous tastings. [More]

Some of the venues visited include:

  • Napoleone Brewery & Cidery
  • St Ronan’s Cider at Badger Creek Blueberry Farm
  • Buckley’s Brewery
  • Hargreaves Hill
  • Coldstream Brewery
  • Riders Beer
  • The Public Brewery

Along with a wide range of lagers and ales, you’ll taste delicious sweet and dry ciders, blueberry and strawberry wines, gins, ports, kombuchas and sparkling wine. The tour also includes a gourmet pub lunch, served with a beer tasting paddle.

This friendly Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne is the perfect introduction to the region and its delicious craft-brewed wares.

Guest reviews

  • Jadesonmusic (6/2/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    What an awesome day! We had Scotty as our tour guide who was relaxed, super informative and fun. Scotty went above and beyond to show us the best day and keep us safe making sure we all got home safe and went home happy. Couldn't recommend this tour any higher and I will be doing this again with my husband soon

  • 741damiena (2/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Myself, my partner and another couple travelled down from Sydney. We were keen to check out the Yarra Valley so we looked into a few brewery/winery tours. So glad we chose this one as we had such an awesome day! For $165 we left full from a great lunch and the amount of drinks we had included was awesome. Scotty made everyone feel so welcome from the outset and we all left as a big group of friends. His knowledge of the tour and beers especially and his humour made him a great tour guide. Highly recommend this tour, awesome day out 10/10!

  • Bradcarratt (28/12/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    I just finished this beer and cider tour and I can't recommend it highly enough. We had a great day with great food and drinks. Our tour guide Scott was really knowledgeable about the whole brewing process. If you've got a spare day in Melbourne, do yourself a favour and book this tour.

  • Wuenglandpats (3/12/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We did the tour with Scotty this past Friday during our visit to Melbourne from the US and had an absolute blast! We visited four spots with a delicious lunch at the Hargreaves Hill. The tour included a fantastic mix of brews, ciders, and gin! Our group was a lot of fun as well, the perfect mix of Aussie and internationals! Scotty is the perfect guide, with a wealth of knowledge and fun facts about the area. We’ll definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the Melbourne area!

  • Kylia (26/02/2018)

    Had a great day. Learnt a lot from Paul!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us. Groups of seven or more guests are requested to book a private tour.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.