Great Private Tours

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Great Private Tours is a privately run, independent luxury tour operator for the discerning traveller.

Offering unique itineraries, with a private guide, that incorporate indulgent food and wine experiences. Melbourne is blessed with many wonderful adventures of both the palate and the senses, and having a private guide allows you to explore Victoria’s regions in a more luxurious manner than the average tour.

Having owned and operated several travel and tour companies, founder Steven Andrews is pleased to offer you a more unique and personal service with Great Private Tours. He is your private guide and you are his esteemed guest. Steven’s commitment to you is to showcase the very best of Victoria.

Services

From $1495 to $3495

The Great Ocean Road is a stunning coastal drive known for its breathtaking scenery and natural landmarks. To make the most of their experience, book your clients on a private, bespoke tour with Great Private Tours, a reputable tour operator that specialises in personalized tours.

Their tour guide will pick your clients up from their CBD accommodation and embark on an unforgettable journey in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle. They can cater private tours for up to 12 passengers, ensuring a comfortable and stylish transportation experience. The vehicles are equipped with ample seating and large windows for panoramic views of the stunning coastal scenery.

To beat the crowds, they conduct these tours in reverse. They visit all the key sites of the Great Ocean Road including the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay and take a walk through the majestic Otway Ranges National Park. Your private guide will provide your clients with in-depth knowledge, interesting anecdotes and insider knowledge to make the Great Ocean Road tour truly memorable.

With Great Private Tours, you can expect a personalized and informative experience, tailored to your client’s interests and preferences.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

$345

Introducing a new era in premium touring along the Great Ocean Road. The Luxe Bus offers something unique and unrivalled for those who like to travel in style and comfort. A custom-built luxury vehicle with a bespoke itinerary gives you the best experience in travel along this spectacular coastline with a small, like-minded group. They avoid the crowds and visit sites that enhance your experience.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $1895 to $6395

Great Private Tours offers a range of options to cater to your clients’ preferences. As they are a private, bespoke tour operator, they are able to customise our tours to best suit the needs of your client.

Providing door-to-door service, their Yarra Valley tours allow your clients the opportunity to see picturesque scenery; sample a variety of wines; learn about the winemaking process and indulge in the flavours of the region, all whilst being hosted in a luxury Mercedes vehicle with an experienced, personable guide.

Their vehicles cater up to 12 passengers, ensuring a comfortable and stylish transportation experience. All vehicles are equipped with ample seating and large windows for panoramic views of the beautiful Yarra Valley scenery. They can also accommodate larger groups upon request, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the private tour experience.

Your clients will love their Yarra Valley experience, with Great Private Tours.

Disabled Access

Non Smoking

From $2945 to $3345

The Great Ocean Road is a stunning coastal route in Victoria known for its breathtaking scenery and natural landmarks. To make the most of their experience, book your clients on a private, bespoke tour with Great Private Tours, a reputable tour operator that specializes in personalized tours.

In your luxury Mercedes vehicle, take the scenic coastal drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay, enjoying morning tea at the Split Point Lighthouse and taking in the history of the Great Ocean Road from your experienced guide. You will enjoy the coastal towns of Lorne, Aireys Inlet and Apollo Bay and see the wild koalas at Kennett River.

Upon arrival into Apollo Bay, enjoy the lunch option of your choice, before embarking on your 45-minute helicopter flight up the Shipwreck Coast and out over the magnificent 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Upon your return to Apollo Bay, we travel back to Melbourne via Inland Route arriving back at your accommodation for dinner.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $3750 to $4200

The Great Ocean Road is a stunning coastal route known for its breathtaking scenery and natural landmarks. Great Private Tours has upped the ante for your clients with an experience that is sure to leave them impressed.

Their exclusive Scenic Express tour allows clients to significantly reduce the amount of time they spend in a vehicle. With a later departure and early return to Melbourne, this is a spectacular way to tour the Great Ocean Road.

In their luxury Mercedes vehicle, enjoy the scenic coastal drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay, taking in the history of the Great Ocean Road from your experienced guide. Your clients will be able to view koalas at Kennett River and wander the coastal towns of Lorne, Aireys Inlet and Apollo Bay.

Upon arrival at Apollo Bay, clients will enjoy the lunch option of their choice before embarking on an 85-minute light aircraft flight through the Otway Ranges, over the magnificent 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. The flight then follows the coastline to Melbourne, viewing the City Skyline in all its glory before landing at Essendon Airport.

Your clients then return to their CBD accommodation in a luxury chauffeur-driven vehicle.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $4440 to $7240

The stunning Great Ocean Road is known for its breathtaking scenery and this tour will impress.

In a luxury Mercedes vehicle, drive the full length scenic coastal route from Melbourne to the 12 Apostles. Along the way, your clients will learn the history of the Great Ocean Road with their experienced guide, including the significance of the arch that welcomes guests to the Great Ocean Road. They will see wild koalas, stretch their legs in the coastal towns of Lorne, Aireys Inlet and Apollo Bay, before enjoying the lunch option of their choice.

From here, they will continue onto the 12 Apostles viewing platform after which a light aircraft will take them to the skies to provide an unparalleled vantage point to appreciate the Shipwreck Coast’s stunning landscapes, including its rugged cliffs, pristine beaches, and turquoise waters. The aerial perspective allows guests to fully grasp the immensity and grandeur of the coastline and it’s a fantastic way to capture breathtaking photos and create lasting memories of this remarkable destination.

Your clients will then fly via the coast, over Mornington and the Melbourne City Skyline to Essendon Airport where a chauffeur vehicle will transport them to their CBD accommodation.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1695 to $3695

As a bespoke tour operator, Great Private Tours offers unique and personalised experiences in the beautiful Phillip Island region. They provide luxury Mercedes vehicles for your client’s comfort and convenience, along with experienced guides who will share their extensive knowledge about the region’s history, culture and wildlife.

Their tour includes a visit to the iconic Moonlit Sanctuary, a wildlife conservation park that houses a variety of Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and wombats. Your clients have the opportunity to feed these animals or even get up close to our cuddly koalas with the Koala Pat experience.

With their Penguins Plus experience upgrade provided as standard, your clients will have an exclusive viewing experience of the famous Penguin Parade, where they will witness these cute little creatures waddle their way back to their burrows at sunset. There are a range of other experiences for your clients to view the Penguin Parade, including the Guided Ranger Tour and Penguins Underground. We are happy to facilitate these for your client should they wish to upgrade.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1395 to $3145

Short on time but still want to see the Penguins? Why not join us on an Express Tour of Phillip Island? Great Private Tours offers unique and personalized experiences in the beautiful Phillip Island region. We provide luxury Mercedes vehicles for your client’s comfort and convenience, along with experienced guides who will share their extensive knowledge about the region’s history, culture and wildlife. Complimentary bottled water is onboard for all guests as are blankets and umbrellas for when the weather is cooler.

This tour includes a late 1pm pick up from Melbourne CBD accommodation (2pm AEDST) with a direct transfer to Phillip Island to see key sites such as Cape Woolamai, The Nobbies and Seal Rocks. We then get to the Penguin Centre early for your clients to enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurant or café (at their own expense). They will then see the Penguins waddle up the beach from their upgraded Penguin Plus platform, which provides a fantastic view of the penguins.

We are usually back in Melbourne about 9pm (AEST) or 11pm (AEDST)

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1395 to $3395

Great Private Tours offers a range of options to cater to your clients’ preferences. As they are a private, bespoke tour operator, they are able to customise their tours to best suit the needs of your client.

Providing door-to-door service, our Yarra Valley tours allow your clients the opportunity to see picturesque scenery; sample a variety of wines; learn about the winemaking process and indulge in the flavours of the region, all whilst being hosted in a luxury Mercedes vehicle with an experienced, personable guide.

Their vehicles cater up to 12 passengers, ensuring a comfortable and stylish transportation experience. All vehicles are equipped with ample seating and large windows for panoramic views of the beautiful Yarra Valley scenery. They can also accommodate larger groups upon request, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the private tour experience.

They are also able to include other elements such as Gin or Cheese tastings; Healesville Sanctuary or the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $2395 to $5395

Our luxury tour service provides the combined regions of the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. This tour encompasses beautiful scenery; fabulous food; divine cool climate wines and incredible native Australian wildlife.

Travelling in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle complete with an experienced guide, this tour provides clients with the opportunity to visit two regions in one day thus making the most of their experience in Victoria.

Take the scenic route along the Beach Road past the colourful iconic Bathing Boxes; enjoy a premium wine tasting and lunch of your choosing, before being whisked off to see native Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary. You can even add on a Koala Pat experience here.

We then head off to Phillip Island to view the rugged Cape Woolamai and The Nobbies before the upgraded Penguins Plus experience at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Seeing the penguins waddle up the beach is an incredible site and one that your clients will certainly remember.

We include the Penguins Plus upgraded experience, however there are a number of other options which we are happy to facilitate for your client, including the Ultimate Penguin Tour (ages 16+), the Guided Ranger Tour (ages 12+) and Penguins Underground experiences.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $2395 to $4895

This tour encompasses the best bits of their Melbourne City sights tour, including iconic lanes and arcades; buildings of significance and the infamous sporting precincts, before heading off to regional Victoria to see wonderful wildlife. This tour provides an excellent full day out at a relaxed pace and by combining the two tours, you save time and money in order to maximise your experience in Melbourne.

Your experienced Great Private Tours guide will pick your client up from their city-based accommodation in a luxury Mercedes vehicle and take them on a combined walking and driving tour of the city. We then head down St Kilda Road past the Shrine of Remembrance and Formula One Grand Prix track, through the beachside suburb of St Kilda and colourful Bathing Boxes.

You then head to Moonlit Sanctuary to see native Australian wildlife, before hitting the key sites of Phillip Island including Cape Woolamai and The Nobbies. An early dinner in the Penguin Centre is on the cards before your clients’ head to the upgraded Penguins Plus platform to see the Little Penguins waddle up the beach.

*Please note that lunch and dinner are not included however suitable options can be provided.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $2395 to $5895

Wilson’s Promontory, is the southernmost tip of mainland Australia and the most scenic and prized National Park in Victoria.

This private day tour will provide background about the original endeavours to create the park, as you journey through the Isthmus to see the stunning views of the mountains, forest and pristine beaches that ‘The Prom’ has to offer.

Walk through varying forests and fern gullies to the peak of Mt. Bishop for excellent views of eastern coastline and a spectacular picnic lunch spot. Enjoy the Squeaky Beach, renowned for its silicon-based sand that squeaks as you walk along it. Head to Tidal River or the airstrip, where Kangaroos, Emus and Wombats are found in plentiful numbers – the perfect place to see our native fauna in their natural setting.

In the afternoon, we drive through the scenic dairy farmlands to Phillip Island, home to The Nobbies and Seal Rocks. Walk along the boardwalk viewing penguin burrows and the dramatic coastline.

The day ends with the upgraded Penguins Plus experience at the Penguin Parade, an intimate view of the penguins as they waddle up the beach in search of their burrows. It is a sight that is nothing less than mesmerising!

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1395 to $3395

The Mornington Peninsula is a stunning region located just southeast of Melbourne, renowned for its breathtaking scenery, diverse range of local produce and award-winning wineries. Enjoy a day on the Mornington Peninsula including a visit to the iconic bathing boxes, wine tastings at picturesque vineyards and lunch options to suit your clients needs.

In addition to its wineries, the Mornington Peninsula is known for its incredible local produce and visitors can sample some of the region’s finest offerings by visiting local cheese makers, chocolatiers and distilleries.

Other attractions that may be added include:
*Arthurs Seat Eagle – a gondola ride that provides breathtaking views of the region.
* Alba or the Peninsula Hot Springs – for pure R&R
* Enchanted Adventure Maze & Gardens – explore this magnificent attraction with its picturesque surroundings
and there are many more attractions on offer!

This is a destination that offers unique and memorable experiences with a diverse range of activities, attractions and experiences to discover. The team look forward to showcasing the best that the region has on offer.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1495 to $3495

Wilson’s Promontory National Park is a stunning natural wonder located in the southernmost part of mainland Australia. Great Private Tours offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of this park, with a fully guided tour that provides an immersive ecological experience.

Renowned for its silicon-based sand that squeaks as you walk along it (hence its name), Squeaky Beach is one of the top beaches in Australia and is located within Wilson’s Promontory. Enjoy the sand underfoot and from here you can walk to Pillar Point then to Tidal River, the main headquarters of the park.

Walk atop Mt. Bishop for a spectacular picnic lunch spot. This walk takes you through varying forest types and fern gullies to the peak for excellent views of eastern coastline. This is a perfect opportunity to relax, take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy an incredible picnic lunch.

As you wander through the park, keep an eye out for the many species of wildlife that call this area home including kangaroos, wallabies and a range of birdlife. Your knowledgeable guide will provide information and insights about the flora and fauna of the park, enhancing your experience and deepening your understanding of this unique ecosystem.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $2550 to $7050

The Great Ocean Road is a stunning coastal drive known for its breathtaking scenery and natural landmarks. To make the most of their experience, book your clients on a private, bespoke tour with Great Private Tours, a reputable tour operator that specializes in personalized tours.

Their tour guide will pick your clients up from their CBD accommodation and embark on an unforgettable journey in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle. They can cater private tours for up to 12 passengers, ensuring a comfortable and stylish transportation experience. The vehicles are equipped with ample seating and large windows for panoramic views of the stunning coastal scenery.

In order to beat the crowds, we conduct these tours in reverse. They visit all the key sites of the Great Ocean Road including the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay and take a walk through the majestic Otway Ranges National Park. Your private guide will provide your clients with in-depth knowledge, interesting anecdotes and insider knowledge to make the Great Ocean Road tour truly memorable.

With Great Private Tours, you can expect a personalized and informative experience, tailored to your client’s interests and preferences.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $4850 to $5700

The Great Ocean Road is a stunning coastal route in Victoria known for its breathtaking scenery and natural landmarks. To make the most of their experience, book your clients on a private, bespoke tour with Great Private Tours, a reputable tour operator that specializes in personalised tours.

In your luxury Mercedes vehicle, take the scenic coastal drive from Melbourne to Apollo Bay, enjoying morning tea at the Split Point Lighthouse and taking in the history of the Great Ocean Road from your experienced guide. You will enjoy the coastal towns of Lorne, Aireys Inlet and Apollo Bay and see the wild koalas at Kennett River.

Upon arrival into Apollo Bay, your client will take an 75-minute helicopter flight up the Shipwreck Coast and out over the magnificent 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge before landing at the world class dining venue of Brae for a dining experience unlike any other.

After lunch, you travel back to Melbourne via Inland Route arriving back at your accommodation for dinner.

Please note that set dates apply for this tour due to Brae opening hours. This includes dinner Wednesday and Lunch Thursday, Friday or Saturday). Overnight stays are encouraged if your client requests dinner.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

From $1895 to $6395

The Mornington Peninsula is a stunning region located just southeast of Melbourne, renowned for its breathtaking scenery, diverse range of local produce and award-winning wineries.

The region is particularly renowned for its cool climate wines, with several world-class wineries located in the area offering visitors the chance to taste some of the regions finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz wines, and to learn about the winemaking process.

In addition to its wineries, the Mornington Peninsula is known for its incredible local produce and visitors can sample some of the region’s finest offerings by visiting local cheese makers, chocolatiers and distilleries.

In addition to traveling in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle with door-to-door pick up and an experienced guide, this tour provides your client with premium wine tastings at four venues and a three-four course lunch at a Chef’s Hatted restaurant. They can even arrange for wine matching over lunch to further enhance your client’s experience.

This is a destination that offers unique and memorable experiences with a diverse range of activities, attractions and experiences to discover. Great Private Tours looks forward to showcasing the best that the region has on offer.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly Non Smoking

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