Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

5 stars

Editor's summary:

For lovers of the humble coldie, this small group Yarra Valley Brewery Tour from Melbourne is the perfect day out. You’ll visit four or five boutique Yarra Valley breweries and cideries for generous tastings of their craft-brewed wares. A delicious gourmet pub lunch is also included. Enjoy the relaxed pace and friendly vibe on this superb day out in one of the most beautiful parts of Regional Victoria.


☆ 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.


☆ 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).

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.

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.

Watch a video of this experience:

Visit the best Yarra Valley boutique breweries – Tour the World TV

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.

Pricing, dates and bookings


Runs: Wednesday to Monday
Departs at: 9.50am
Departs from: Selected CBD hotels and Federation Square

Please check your booking confirmation document for your hotel pick-up time.


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.

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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent 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.

Private tours can be arranged for up to 50 people. Groups of seven or more are requested to book a private tour.

People under 18 years of age are not permitted on this tour.

Please dress appropriately for the season and wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.

Guest reviews

  • Kylia (26/02/2018)

    Had a great day. Learnt a lot from Paul!


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