Tantalising Tours

0413427307 Erin
0433401840 Sam

delicious looking food and wine

Tantalising tours

Excite your Senses!

Tantalising Tours provide guided tasting tours and sensory adventures. We cater tours for people with vision impairment and blindness, and service dogs are invited too of course.

Sighted passengers who wish to get an understanding and appreciation of your senses, or what life is like without sight, are also very welcome. 

We can provide as much or as little assistance as needed and we are N.D.I.S friendly. 


Your tour guides Sam and Erin are a husband and wife team who have a passion for good food, wine, music, and having a laugh. They are experienced with guiding blind and low vision clients and are both N.D.I.S support workers.
Combining all this together just seemed like the perfect combination, so the Tantalising Tours business was born!

If you scroll to the bottom you can also read a testimonial from one of our lovely customers.

UPCOMING Group TOURS

  • Saturday 29th Jun -Witches in Britches theatre restaurant. A night out with 3 course dinner and comedy show.

  • Sunday 30th Jun - Mount Dandenongs Sunday session. Chefs tasting menu lunch at a distillery, then visit an old country tavern for some sunday afternoon live music.

  • Saturday 13th July -Mount Dandenongs Tasting Tour. This new tour will include coffee, chocolate; a choice of Rum, whiskey, gin tastings; a stop at a deli in the hills for some yummy goodies; and a visit to a brewery for late lunch.

  • Saturday 21st September - Yarra Valley Tantalising Tasting Tour

  • Next Mornington Peninsula Tantalising Tasting Tour - Date coming soon October/Nov


We also offer some other private tours and activities below. Maybe for a special occasion? For these you can pick your own date and check our availability. Let us know if any of the following appeal to you and we will make it happen!

  • A 'Blend your own Bubbly and lunch' experience at a winery. (Make your own sparkling wine)

  • Mexican restaurant Bottomless brunch experience

  • Tandem Bike ride or nature hike and lunch

  • An overnight stay in a houseboat on Lake Eildon - options to try standup paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, or just chill in front of the fireplace.

  • Standup Paddleboarding, or sitdown! We have 2 paddleboards and you can either go tandem or on your own, tethered if you prefer. All safety gear provided. 

  • Queenscliff Blues train experience and overnight stay (this needs to be booked months in advance)

  • A Gin High Tea Experience, with overnight stay 

  • Day trips to Healesville, nature walks, mount dandenongs, or any other places of interest or adventures.

We welcome any of your own ideas and requests. Just ask and we'll see what we can facilitate! 

TOUR OPTIONS

Below are our examples of our Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula Tours. We will do 3 or 4 stops, depending on time, and mobility of the group on the day. We take our time, so you can savour the whole experience, and not feel rushed.

We also offer private customised tours to suit if there is a particular destination or activity you are interested in. It doesn't have to be about wineries or yarra valley. Maybe you have an activity or idea in mind you would like to experience? We can put together a day tour for you anywhere in melbourne based around your main activity. Enquire for a quote. 



Tantalising Yarra Valley Tour

9:00AM to 5:00PM (approximate finish time)

Inclusions and sample itinerary:

  • Tour departs at 9AM from Chosen Bean coffee shop - Mountain gate Shopping Centre, Ferntree gully. If you arrive early you may like to get a takeaway coffee for the trip. Talk to Sam or Erin about options of pickup from home or ferntree gully train station, if needed. We are happy to help out and accomodate where we can.

  • On the journey to our first stop we will play a fun sensory trivia game. 

  • Fruit Orchard tour and tastings. Optional fruit picking and purchases for take home. Depending on the time of year, you will sample up to 8 different enticing fruit varieties. Weather dependant.

  • Cheese tastings at a Dairy Farm. They also offer a wide range of jams and sauces for purchase here.

  • Wine tasting experience at a yarra valley winery.

  • Lunch at a winery, including 1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

  • Gin Tasting Experience (optional add-on, at your own expense)

  • Visit to an old fashioned lolly/chocolate shop

  • In the warmer months we may visit a winery or brewery for some live music as our last stop. You will be free to taste or purchase more wine or beer at your own expense, or just chill to some tunes.


Tantalising Mornington Peninsula Tour

9:00AM to 5:00PM (approximate finish time)

Inclusions and itinerary:

  • Tour departs at 9:15AM from Chosen Bean coffee shop - Mountain gate Shopping Centre, Ferntree gully. If you arrive early you may like to get a takeaway coffee for the trip. Talk to Sam or Erin about options of pickup from home or ferntree gully train station, if needed. We are happy to help out and accomodate where we can.

  • On the journey to our first stop we will play a fun sensory trivia game. 

  • Cheese tastings at a Mornington Peninsula Dairy. They also offer a wide range of jams and sauces for purchase here.

  • Wine and Chocolate Pairing Experience at a Red Hill winery.

  • Lunch at a winery or brewery, including 1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink.

  • Our last stop will be decided by those on tour. Choose from a Wine, Beer OR Gin Tasting Experience.


Transport by airconditioned minibus or van. Unlimited bottled water provided. We also have a cooler bag onboard to store any purchases throughout your day

Price depends on numbers and itinerary options, please enquire for a quote. (N.D.I.S billing welcome)


Depending on group size and time permitting we can alter each tour to suit the group as much as possible. The order of the day and places we visit may change depending on venue availability. If you have any special requests or dietary restrictions please let us know.

Tours going ahead are subject to minimum numbers being filled. Cancellations require 72 hours notice.


4 different wines and cheese boardCheese platterpeople cheersing with gin cocktailsSam and Erin, your tour guides

CONTACT FORM

Fill out the form below and we will get back to you asap. Alternatively call, email or contact us through our facebook page. We look forward to taking you on a tantalising tour soon!
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0413427307 Erin
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TESTIMONIALS


group photo outside healesville candy shop with man and guide dog in front
Simon and his guide dog Emira (after their 2nd tour!)
"What a fantastic day it was had by all last Saturday filled with delightful experiences exploring the Yarra Valley with Tantalising Tours! Our journey began with a visit to Cold Stream Dairy for cheese tastings. The selection of cheeses was not only diverse but also incredibly flavorsome. It set the perfect tone for the day ahead. Next up was a sweet stop in Healesville at a candy shop. It was impossible not to indulge in some sweet delights. The highlight of the tour, without a doubt, was the wine tastings followed by a tasty tapas lunch and scrumptious desserts with the wines we had just sampled outdoors in the warm sunshine at Yarrawood Estate. As if the day couldn't get any better, we concluded our adventure with gin tastings at Four Pillars Gin. Exploring the world of gin and tasting the various botanical flavors was a unique and enjoyable experience which was a first for me. Having worked with blind and vision impaired people for some years, our guides Erin and Sam from Tantalising Tours were exceptionally accommodating in using descriptive language, offering clear directions and providing comprehensive verbal descriptions of the surroundings throughout the tour to help us move safely and efficiently. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about sharing their experiences with us making the outing even more memorable. On the bus there and back, we played guess the scents and songs games they brought along which were lot of fun. In summary, Tantalising Tours curated a perfect day in the Yarra Valley that satisfied all the senses – from the savory cheeses to the sweet candies, exquisite wines, and finally, the intriguing world of gin. If you're looking for an unforgettable day trip filled with culinary delights and scenic beauty, this tour is an absolute must-do!"