Frequently asked questions

What is Included in a Hops and Barrels Day Pass?
At just $99, Hops and Barrels is the most affordable tour in the Mornington Peninsula. Your day pass includes:
– Full support in handpicking your adventure
– Your pick up in Melbourne CBD / St Kilda / Frankston or Mt Eliza
– Your drop off in Melbourne CBD / St Kilda / Frankston or Mt Eliza
– Your transportation for the day.
– Your Tour Guide who will be there every step of the way to ensure your day runs perfectly.
Where should we eat lunch?

As H&B we believe in total freedom and choice, so this is completely up to you. Keen to save some dollars and grab a cheeky pizza by the fire? Done. Perhaps you want to treat the other half to a fancy dinner overlooking the vineyard? We can do that too! Just let your guide know in the morning what you’re after and we can help arrange this for you. Please note some restaurants do require pre-booking, we can assist you with this.

 

How much are tastings?

Depending on the cellar door, brewery and distillery tastings vary between $5 to $15.

 

How much should I budget for the day?
To enjoy 4 tastings and a lunch we would advise budgeting $50-70 for the day. We have routes that cater to every budget, we understand how important this is in choosing the right tour for you, so get in touch to find out which route caters to your needs.
What is Hop on Hop off?

This is the next generation of wine touring. We have done all the hard work for you, and have selected the coolest, most authentic suppliers. We have recommended routes depending on what you’re wanting out of the day. If you’re happy to follow these, it’s essentially like getting a private tour! Otherwise, your tour guide will be there to assist with you choosing the best venues to suit your needs.

 

How does the timetable work?
Check out our page “How it works?” to see if any recommended routes jump out at you. Find one that is right up your alley? Too easy! Simply hop off at that stop and hop back on when the bus comes back around. Alternatively use the timetable to create your own route. You will have a timetable on the bus so you can always refer to this on the day to keep your plans fully flexible. If you’re looking for something more personalised, feel free to get in touch for our specialised recommendations. You will also have your tour guide details if you need to contact them at any point throughout the day.
How does the timetable work?
Check out our page “How it works?” to see if any recommended routes jump out at you. Find one that is right up your alley? Too easy! Simply hop off at that stop and hop back on when the bus comes back around. Alternatively use the timetable to create your own route. You will have a timetable on the bus so you can always refer to this on the day to keep your plans fully flexible. If you’re looking for something more personalised, feel free to get in touch for our specialised recommendations. You will also have your tour guide details if you need to contact them at any point throughout the day.
I’m a couple / solo traveller / group of friends. Can we come?
Here’s the beauty of H&B, we cater to anyone and everyone (over the age of 18)! Take a look at our at our recommended routes or use the timetable to tailor your own!
We are a large group of 8+, can we come?

You certainly can, we can arrange private tours for groups of 8+, get in touch today.

 

Where is the Pick up and what time?

The first pick up is in Melbourne CBD at 9:00am, outside St. Pauls Cathedral. If you have selected a pick up from Frankston the exact pick up and time will be confirmed in your post booking welcome pack.

What time will we arrive back in Melbourne CBD?

Depending on traffic we will arrive back in Melbourne CBD around 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the evening. Please factor unforeseen traffic into your evening plans.