Hunter Valley Day tours from Sydney

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Dec 2nd, 2003, 09:19 AM
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Hunter Valley Day tours from Sydney

I am looking for an opinion on the following day tours to Hunter Valley from Sydney. My husband and I are interested in using one of these companies but know nothing about any of them.We prefer a small group with stops at a few different wineries...
1. Visit Tours
2. Red Carpet Tours
3. Activity Tours
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in Advance!
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Dec 3rd, 2003, 08:25 AM
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I was hoping to get some help with what tour to pick- does anyone have any thoughts about any of the tour companies posted below?
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Dec 3rd, 2003, 10:35 AM
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Hi 2seeds,

Sorry I have been meaning to reply to your post but have been sidetracked.

Anyway I do not have first hand experience with these companies but I do know the Hunter Valley very well and looking at the three companies I would choose Visit Tours but that is just my opinion.

I hope you enjoy which ever tour you go with as the Hunter Valley is a beaut place, well worth considering a stop over at Port Stephens while you are there if you have the time.

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Dec 3rd, 2003, 02:14 PM
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Thanks Paul S!
Since you know Hunter Valley very well, I am wondering what other wineries you would recommend, unfortunately, we really only have one day available for this trip.
We also thought of driving ourselves rather than taking a tour what are your thoughts, especially since we only have a day?
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Dec 3rd, 2003, 11:00 PM
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Hi 2seeds,

Well my thoughts are that you should stay with a tour mainly because if you drive yourself then only one person can partake of the wine tasting as the other person will be the designated driver. We have a .05 blood alcohol limit for driving in Australia and it is very easy to go over that when tasting wines.

As for wineries, my personal favourite is Wyndham Estate it is not located with the other wineries but it is not that difficult to get to and your tour guide would probably be open to going there.

There are a lot of small wineries there and some do not open everyday of the week so it really depends on which day you go as to what will be open for tastings, your tour guide should be able to take you to the best that are open on the day and hence you will not waste precious time wandering around aimlessly.

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Dec 4th, 2003, 12:05 PM
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Agree with Paul about the tour.
Apart from drinking, those small tours know where to go, so there is no time lost trying to find your way around, often get access to places that others can't, and are generally better informed. I don't know of any tours in particular, but there may eb some mentioned here.
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