After successfully hosting over 200 Swan Valley Charters onboard The Avocado Bus in the past 2 years, I have put together the perfect step-by-step guide with every bit of information needed, to help you plan and book the best Swan Valley Tour, customised to the vibe of your event!
Step 1) Pick the Date
Friday, Saturday or Sunday are the way to go. Some smaller venues are often not open Monday to Thursday.
Saturday is the busiest day in the Valley with people & buses everywhere where as Sundays have more of a chilled out vibe.
Step 2) Invite your Friends
Use Facebook Events or a similar app.
Step 3) Book your Bus
If your group is 21, 13 or fewer passengers, of course you are riding onboard one of The Avocado Bus'! Get a quote or further info here
What makes The Avocado Bus the best option around!
Step 4) Start Planning the Day / Timings
Usual Swan Valley Day Charters onboard my bus go from 11:00am to 5:00pm, being a 6 hour tour. This includes pickup and drop-off to your location of choice and gives us enough time to visit 4 venues throughout the day. I suggest around 45 minutes to 1 hour for a tasting at a venue and up to 2 hours for your lunch stop to ensure you’re not rushed and can really enjoy your day. Additionally, allow 10-15 minutes for travel time between stops.
Here is an example of timings for your convenience:
Step 5) Choose and then Book the Venues you will be Visiting
The Swan Valley isn't just for Wine Tours! There are SO many amazing options around including Craft Brewery's, Distillery's, Wineries, Sweet Treats, Cafes and amazing all inclusive Estate style venues. This makes the region an awesome option for all ages and all types of events!
All your venues need to be booked in advance and prime-times on a Saturday can be booked out weeks in advance, so the earlier you lock in your bookings, the better! Here are my favourite venues to give you some ideas:
Step 6) Pay all your deposits and reconfirm all bookings!
Be sure to pay all your required deposits ASAP and a week or so out send a friendly reconfirmation email to each venue.