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Amazing day at an amazing price Barossa Valley Wine Tour - Groovy Grape

Amazing day at an amazing price
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This was a great day out and was excellent value for money particularly with the Bookme deal we received. From the start we had very clear and timely emails communicating details for the day including pick up points. They even provided a map in the email showing how we got to our pick up point and the time it would take to walk there. The bus did arrive a little late but that was due to a no show of another passenger before us and them trying to locate the passenger (so was not the companies fault that they were late). The group size was quite good (we should have had 19 on the tour (full bus) if she had turned up). Our fantastic host/driver, Em who was a very friendly, careful driver who delighted in passing on her knowledge of the Barossa Valley. Although predominantly a young crowd (<35) there were a couple of us young at heart who were made to feel just as welcome. We visited 3 wineries and one tasting room (not as many as stated in description) with a couple of sights on the way. The wineries were great, particularly Kies, which is where we had lunch. We were given a menu in advance to choose from (which included a few vegetarian, vegan and GF options). Every dish that came out looked amazing and I can vouch that my vego cheese platter tasted amazing and was very filling and my friend said her pie was too! We had a slight issue where the buses engine warning light came on and we had to have a new bus sent out to us, but, Em handled the situation extremely well and no one seemed too upset that we had to stay a bit longer at the beautiful Kies winery, playing lawn games and sipping on some more wine whilst we waited. The only negative of the day was the host at the tasting room who was unnecessarily abrupt to the group. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to tour the Barossa with having the added bonus of it being at a very reasonable price.

Amazing day at an amazing price Barossa Valley Wine Tour - Groovy Grape

Amazing day at an amazing price
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This was a great day out and was excellent value for money particularly with the Bookme deal we received. From the start we had very clear and timely emails communicating details for the day including pick up points. They even provided a map in the email showing how we got to our pick up point and the time it would take to walk there. The bus did arrive a little late but that was due to a no show of another passenger before us and them trying to locate the passenger (so was not the companies fault that they were late). The group size was quite good (we should have had 19 on the tour (full bus) if she had turned up). Our fantastic host/driver, Em who was a very friendly, careful driver who delighted in passing on her knowledge of the Barossa Valley. Although predominantly a young crowd (<35) there were a couple of us young at heart who were made to feel just as welcome. We visited 3 wineries and one tasting room (not as many as stated in description) with a couple of sights on the way. The wineries were great, particularly Kies, which is where we had lunch. We were given a menu in advance to choose from (which included a few vegetarian, vegan and GF options). Every dish that came out looked amazing and I can vouch that my vego cheese platter tasted amazing and was very filling and my friend said her pie was too! We had a slight issue where the buses engine warning light came on and we had to have a new bus sent out to us, but, Em handled the situation extremely well and no one seemed too upset that we had to stay a bit longer at the beautiful Kies winery, playing lawn games and sipping on some more wine whilst we waited. The only negative of the day was the host at the tasting room who was unnecessarily abrupt to the group. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to tour the Barossa with having the added bonus of it being at a very reasonable price.

Amazing day at an amazing price Barossa Valley Wine Tour - Groovy Grape

Amazing day at an amazing price
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This was a great day out and was excellent value for money particularly with the Bookme deal we received. From the start we had very clear and timely emails communicating details for the day including pick up points. They even provided a map in the email showing how we got to our pick up point and the time it would take to walk there. The bus did arrive a little late but that was due to a no show of another passenger before us and them trying to locate the passenger (so was not the companies fault that they were late). The group size was quite good (we should have had 19 on the tour (full bus) if she had turned up). Our fantastic host/driver, Em who was a very friendly, careful driver who delighted in passing on her knowledge of the Barossa Valley. Although predominantly a young crowd (<35) there were a couple of us young at heart who were made to feel just as welcome. We visited 3 wineries and one tasting room (not as many as stated in description) with a couple of sights on the way. The wineries were great, particularly Kies, which is where we had lunch. We were given a menu in advance to choose from (which included a few vegetarian, vegan and GF options). Every dish that came out looked amazing and I can vouch that my vego cheese platter tasted amazing and was very filling and my friend said her pie was too! We had a slight issue where the buses engine warning light came on and we had to have a new bus sent out to us, but, Em handled the situation extremely well and no one seemed too upset that we had to stay a bit longer at the beautiful Kies winery, playing lawn games and sipping on some more wine whilst we waited. The only negative of the day was the host at the tasting room who was unnecessarily abrupt to the group. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to tour the Barossa with having the added bonus of it being at a very reasonable price.

Great Day Out! Reef Trip - Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip - SeaQuest (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Great Day Out!
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We booked the SeaQuest but due to low numbers, they combined the ReefQuest and the SeaQuest. I was a bit concerned at first as I had chosen the smaller SeaQuest for a reason. We had wanted a small boat and even the SeaQuest was larger than we wanted. However, it was so well organised, you wouldn’t have known there were 61 passengers. We loved the way they had “tour” guides for the snorkellers. These guides had life buoys for you to hold on to whilst they pulled it along. It meant we just had to concentrate on what was below us and not worry about where we were in location to the boat. They also pointed out interesting things/fish and told us names of fish along the way. We went to 2 reefs very close to each other. They were ok but very similar. It would be nice to have ones more dissimilar to each other. There were an abundance of staff to help which was great to see. Wetsuits and a simple salad lunch were supplied as part of the cost. It was also nice to have a warm shower at the end. A very enjoyable day out and well worth the money.

Great Day Out! Reef Trip - Outer Great Barrier Reef Day Trip - SeaQuest (Excludes $20pp Levy)

Great Day Out!
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We booked the SeaQuest but due to low numbers, they combined the ReefQuest and the SeaQuest. I was a bit concerned at first as I had chosen the smaller SeaQuest for a reason. We had wanted a small boat and even the SeaQuest was larger than we wanted. However, it was so well organised, you wouldn’t have known there were 61 passengers. We loved the way they had “tour” guides for the snorkellers. These guides had life buoys for you to hold on to whilst they pulled it along. It meant we just had to concentrate on what was below us and not worry about where we were in location to the boat. They also pointed out interesting things/fish and told us names of fish along the way. We went to 2 reefs very close to each other. They were ok but very similar. It would be nice to have ones more dissimilar to each other. There were an abundance of staff to help which was great to see. Wetsuits and a simple salad lunch were supplied as part of the cost. It was also nice to have a warm shower at the end. A very enjoyable day out and well worth the money.

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