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“The tour is interesting but not for serious wine tasters”
Review of Swan Valley Tours

Swan Valley Tours
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Swan Valley Tour from Perth: Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tastings
Ranked #6 of 35 Food & Drink in Perth
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: HANSON SWAN BUSINESS AWARDS HALL OF FAME WINNERS IN TOURISM 3 YEARS RUNNING 2014, 2013, 2012 If you like to indulge in wine, beer & great food, then this is for you. We provide gold medal winning daily indulgence tours of the Swan Valley with cruise options in either direction - showcasing the variety of wines & wineries, beers, chocolate, cheese and sumptuous food that are Perth's Valley of Taste. We also provide an extensive range of Swan Valley packages for groups, including winery & brewery tours, cruise tours and sunset tours, all tailored to your individual needs. From hen's parties and birthday parties to corporate and conference functions - we take the worry out by organising everything for you. Our Swan Valley wine tour guides are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable - they ensure that you have much more than just the run-of-the-mill wine tour. We keep our daily indulgence tour groups small, so you get to know other interesting and fun-loving people whilst sharing the many varied tastes on offer. We also provide a complementary image service: our guides take photos during the day / evening, and they are posted onto our website for you to download and e-mail to your friends. We look forward to showing you the tastes that are Perth's Swan Valley!
Singapore, Singapore
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“The tour is interesting but not for serious wine tasters”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I found the tour itself was interesting; very nice comfortable day with food of various local produce. However, if you are serious about wine you may find it rather disappointing as wineries you ll visit are not the best ones you ll see in west Australia. The tour guide is not a professional wine taster either. So you should treat this as a nice picnic day event.

Visited December 2011
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SVT2012, Owner at Swan Valley Tours, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hello, thanks for your feedback. We take the education of our driver/guides seriously, and while they are experts on guiding you through the Swan Valley and providing you with an interesting experience, they aren't professional wine tasters.

If you are a serious wine taster, we recommend asking some extra questions at the winery cellar door!

We're glad you enjoyed your day out!
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“Excellent introduction to Perth”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

My husband and I went on the tour a couple of days ago. We originally wanted the wine tour with cruise but were told the cruise company had cancelled it for the day we wanted. We therefore selected the Indulgence wine tour. We were picked up from opposite our hotel. It was a small coach for 24 people but there were only 8 of us on the tour so we had plenty of space. The first winery was Waters Edge and the lady presenting was excellent. We then visited another winery PInellis before moving onto Houghtons where after the tasting we were able to select a glass to accompany our lunch. Lunch was a platter to share with breads, meat, cheese and salad. It was very nice. We then visited a final winery before going to a brewery. FInally we visited a chocolate shop but this was very expensive and no one really purchased anything there. The tour was good value for money considering how many tastings you got. Ann, our driver was lovely and very efficient even when our first coach got a puncture and we had to switch. The issue was sorted very quickly and only delayed us around 15 mins. We really enjoyed the day

Visited December 2011
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SVT2012, Owner at Swan Valley Tours, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hi - so sorry that a cruise tour was not available on the day that you wanted. Great that you decided to take one of our coach tours instead - glad you enjoyed your trip!
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Wine tasting boat trip”
Reviewed 21 December 2011

Great day - at first it seemed a bit odd as only just having sips f wine but by the end of the day we were drinking water as did not want to be too drunk. Amazing trip - relaxing on the river and lunch was great - recommend to everyone

Visited December 2011
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SVT2012, Owner at Swan Valley Tours, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
The small amounts of wine are professional tasting sizes - they all add up, don't they! Thanks for the feedback.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

Used a local tour company and they were fantastic.

Visited November 2011
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SVT2012, Owner at Swan Valley Tours, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
We're glad you chose us - thanks!
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Perth Western Australia
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“Take this tour”
Reviewed 20 December 2011

If visiting the swan valley take this tour. You will visit several wineries for wine tastings. Clydesdales will pull your wagon.

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SVT2012, Owner at Swan Valley Tours, responded to this review, 25 January 2012
Hi - sorry, our company does not offer any tours with horse drawn wagons.
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