Grand Day Out tours

Tour the Highlands: Enjoy high tea with a glass of French champagne at Milton Park as part of a Grand Day Out tour, leaving from Bowral. Photo: file

Tour the Highlands: Enjoy high tea with a glass of French champagne at Milton Park as part of a Grand Day Out tour, leaving from Bowral. Photo: file

Experience food, wine and travel in a European luxe mini-coach across the Highlands and beyond.

If you feel like taking an adventure, sign up for A Grand Day Out Tour, where you can explore the Southern Highlands, South Coast, Canberra and country NSW.

On January 14, you can take part in the To The Manor Born tour, which allows participants to discover wines in Bundanoon, Mittagong and Sutton Forest.

The drive’s first stop will be in Bundanoon, where participants can visit the national park and be served refreshments.

The journey will then stop in Sutton Forest at Red Cow Farm, where you can explore the six-acre gardens. Then, sample wines from two award-winning Mittagong boutique wineries.

Finally, the day will end at Milton Park, where you can enjoy high tea with champagne and stroll the grounds.

The cost is $262 per person, and includes canapes, regional sparkling, wine sampling, shared tasting plates and high tea with a glass of French champagne.

This tour departs from Bowral at 8.30am and returns at 4.30pm.

On January 15, you can take part in the Gold Rush Tour, which leaves the Highlands and goes further afield to Murrumbateman, in Canberra’s wine region.

This former gold mining town is home to more than 20 family-run boutique wineries, and you can explore the “best of the bunch”.

A stop will also be made at Gundaroo, a heritage-listed village, where lunch can be enjoyed at a 150-year-old hotel. The village’s previous visitors include Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Hamilton Hume and Ben Hall.

The cost is $288 per person, and includes light refreshments, bottled water, wine sampling, and a two-course luncheon with a glass of regional wine, tea and coffee.

This tour departs from Bowral at 8.00am and returns at 5.00pm.

Other tours provided by A Grand Day Out travel to the National Gallery of Australia, upper Kangaroo Valley and Berry, Canberra, Milton and Mollymook, and Jervis Bay, as well as a ‘Best of the Bunch in the Southern Highlands’ tour.

For more information, including to make a booking or learn about the other tours on offer, visit http://www.agranddayout.com.au/ or call 0409 555 855.

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