When you book a personalised tour with Tour the Valley, that's what you get - personalised service!! We organised Puffing Billy train tickets for this family in advance as we knew that over New Year and school holidays it would be busy - and it's all part of our service. Krink and her parents, and Aunt and Uncle were visiting from Thailand and staying in the CBD, so with one day left before returning home after their holiday, we took them on their private tour of the Yarra Valley that they loved.
John picked them up from the CBD on Tuesday at 9.30am and after a coffee at Sassafras they headed to Belgrave Station to board the steam train Puffing Billy to travel to Emerald Lake. They loved the ride and hung their legs out of the carriage and enjoyed talking to the Station Master and Train Controller and having their photos taken with them too!
After lunch at Monbulk to get their energy up again, we took them to Chappies U-pick in Parker Road, in Silvan where they got to taste and buy strawberries, cherries and raspberries as well as some jam to take back with them.
Then it was time to head to Chandon for a sparkling tasting, a tour around the impressive Riddling Room and some purchases to enjoy later. They watched them prepare the oranges for their new sparkling orange bitters, which is a big hit and deliciously refreshing in this hot weather.
John them drove them back to the city where they had to pack as they were heading back to Thailand the next day after a great time in Australia. Hope to see them back again soon. 🙂