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    King Valley and Victoria’s High Country
    4 days | 3 nights
    From $3,465* per person twin share
    Exclusive behind the scenes access, gourmet dining experiences and luxury accommodation
    Follow your taste buds through Victoria's best produce as you absorb some of the state’s wildest and most beautiful scenery. A journey transporting you through the times, learn of the fascinating bushranger history, tinker through quaint former gold mining towns and engage with an elder of the Wurundjeri people where you will experience the ancient tradition of Tanderrum. There is nothing quite like this in-depth journey through Victoria’s King Valley and alpine High Country.
    Package inclusions: Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package highlights:

    Package inclusions:

    Package inclusions:

    • 1 night at the Lancemore Hotel, Milawa or similar
    • 2 nights at Freeman on Ford, Beechworth or similar
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner
    • Services of a local expert guide
    • All sightseeing, national park and entrance fees
    • Pick up and drop off in Melbourne
    • Private transportation
    • Local taxes and levies

     

    Travel solo: single supplement available from an extra $709

    Package highlights:

    Package highlights:

    • Exclusive behind the scenes barrel room experience at Pizzini Wines
    • E-bike ride between vineyards and cheese tastings whilst a gourmet picnic lunch is set up in a surprise location
    • Ned Kelly/bushrangers tour
    • Dinner at Provenance, one of Australia’s most esteemed regional restaurants
    • Private behind-the-scenes Buxton Trout and Salmon tour
    • Experience the ancient tradition of Tanderrum in the Dandenong Ranges with an elder of the Wurundjeri people
    Valid for travel
    Valid for departures on 12 Oct 2020, 16 Nov 2020, 12 Apr 2021, 3 May 2021, 12 Oct 2021 and 16 Nov 2021.
    Offer expires
    31 Aug 2020 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Prosecco Road & Italian Hospitality

    This morning your local guide will meet you in your hotel before departing for the King Valley and High Country.

    Your first stop will be Pizzini Wines located along ‘Prosecco Road’ in the heart of the King Valley. Meet your host, then journey amongst the vines to learn how the Pizzini vineyard has evolved over the years. From the vineyard, you will venture into the winery to explore the barrel room. Enjoy a tutored tasting of current and vintage wines and learn how sight and the different ‘makers’ techniques have influenced wine styles over the years.

    In true Italian fashion, enjoy a sumptuous grazing platter with estate wines for lunch overlooking the vineyard.

    As for the afternoon, continue to sample wines at neighbouring King Valley vineyards, such as Chrismont and Dal Zotto Wines before transferring to your accommodation for the night. The evening is yours at leisure with the option to dine at Restaurant Merlot or utilize the in-house room service.

    Prosecco Road & Italian Hospitality

    Day 2

    Explore Bright and the High Country

    Prior to departing the King Valley, enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the Lancemore, or perhaps opt for a sunrise balloon flight (not included – price available on request).

    Upon arrival in Bright, hop on a bicycle for a scenic ride taking in the views on a rail trail from Bright to Porepunkah (E-Bikes are available if preferred). Further down the trail, the team at Feathertop Winery will share insights into the Boynton family’s favourite picnic spots amongst the vines. Select your preferred location then explore the grounds, while your vineyard service angels prepare your gourmet picnic lunch.

    Returning to Bright, the afternoon is yours at leisure to explore the township and its stunning riverside setting.

    Departing Bright, venture on to historic Beechworth. The evening is yours at leisure.

    Day 3

    Bushrangers & the Gold-Rush in Beechworth

    Following breakfast, join a local historian who will bring to life the stories of the gold-rush and infamous Kelly Gang on a private walking tour of this town steeped in history.

    The afternoon is yours to continue to explore the town’s quaint boutiques, antique stores or visit the famed Beechworth Honey for a tasting. For the energised, walk to Woolshed Falls, home to thousands of miners during the height of the Gold Rush in the 1850’s.

    Dinner this evening will be at Provenance, one of Australia’s most esteemed regional restaurants. Enjoy the Chefs tasting menu with matched beverages.

    Day 4

    Return to Melbourne via the Yarra and Dandenong Ranges

    Farewelling the High Country, return to Melbourne along the scenic route travelling through the agriculturally rich and picturesque central Victorian countryside. In the foothills of the spectacular Cathedral Range, stop at Buxton Trout and Salmon, Australia’s first commercial Trout farm where trout have been reared for over 50 years. Join a private behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and sample their famous Mountain Ash Smoked Trout, premium hand-milked salmon caviar before dropping a line and catching your own lunch.

    On the outskirts of Melbourne, arrive at the Dandenong Ranges. Stop at Grants Reserve in the region’s heart, where you will be joined by an elder of the Wurundjeri people. Learn more of the land, the lore, and participate in the ancient tradition of Tanderrum – a ceremony to welcome guests to the country.

    From here it is just a quick hop step to central Melbourne, where your journey of Victoria’s King Valley & High Country concludes.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication, are subject to availability and may change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. A 30% deposit is required to secure booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to travel. Minimum 4 passengers to guarantee departure. Other conditions may apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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