Shore Excursions Melbourne
Epicurean Food and Wine are small group and private tour operators who specialise in Shore Excursions from Port Melbourne (Station Pier) and Mornington Peninsula (Mornington Anchorage) with local guides.
We customise a private tour for you so that you are able to see what makes Victoria’s capital, Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. This means you will see and do a variety of things on your day tour. Seeing many Melbourne sights including a tour of the City Centre, a look at the beachside suburbs of Melbourne, a walk along the beach to view the historic bathing boxes, Australian Wildlife and a wine tasting and lunch at a popular Mornington Peninsula winery where you will enjoy the local produce and savour the world class cool climate wine of the region.
The drive to the Mornington Peninsula is just over an hour, with several stops along the way for you to see the sights.
Melbourne City Centre Sights-Shore Excursion Inclusion
- Yarra River
- Arts Precinct
- Federation Square
- Queen Victoria Market
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Brighton Beach Boxes- Shore Excursion Inclusion
Just 20 minutes from the Port of Melbourne we will stop for you to walk along the sand and photograph the iconic group 0f bathing boxes, which are a colourful group of 82 wooden beach huts from the early 1900’s on the beach (with views of the City)
Australian Wildlife-Shore Excursion Inclusion
Your tour includes a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary, an award winning sanctuary offering 10 hectares of bush land in a beautifully natural setting where you can feed the kangaroos and wallabies and see many Australian animals and colourful birds. reptiles
Melbourne’s award winning wildlife park invites you to explore 10 hectares of bush-land, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting koalas and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species.
Wine Tasting and Lunch at Leading Winery-Shore Excursion Inclusion
You will enjoy a delicious lunch of seasonal and local produce at a leading winery on the Morington Peninsula. This includes a wine tasting of award winning premium wines at the cellar door where you can choose a glass of wine to drink with lunch
Please note that the order of the day will be determined by the guide for the best guest experience. This may mean that the City Sights is the inclusion at the end of the day before the journey back to Port or at the start of the tour. Additionally the choice of lunch venue will be subject to availability and group size and preferences.
Melbourne Shore Excursion-Private Tours Notes
We will accommodate timing to suit your port arrival and departure. Your confirmation will include clear details on the pick up location on Port in addition to a 24 hour phone contact.
Private Tour requires a minimum of 2 adult guests. Children are welcome on the tour and we can provide child seating to comply with Victorian road laws. We are happy to look at a small group public tour where other guests from the cruise to join you.
You will tour in a luxury Mercedes Valente with a qualified and knowledgeable local guide. All of our vehicles are WiFi enabled and bottled water is available all day. As a private tour the itinerary above is our suggested day to enable you too see a lot of what Melbourne has to offer in a day. However you will also be able to make suggestions for the day and we will do all we can to include. This may also mean spending longer at one venue and shorter at another. This can be organised in advance with our Tour Director Nicci HERE