See, taste and discover Perth from a Local's perspective

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WELCOME TO UP CLOSE & LOCAL – BOUTIQUE PERTH TOURS

Private tours are a more relaxing way to see Perth. We can go at whatever pace suits you, and you can be flexible with the things you want to see and do. We offer a highly personalised service that will ensure your time in Perth is memorable.

At Up Close & Local Tours, we can organise anything from a one-day tour to your entire holiday. Just tell us what experiences you want while you are here in Perth, and any places you would definitely like to visit, and we can tailor an itinerary to perfectly suit your interests.

We specialise in food and wine tours that offer behind the scenes experiences. As well as private tours, we also offer daily tours for both visitors and locals which cover a range of food and wine experiences, these can be booked online through our website. For more information on these, click on the 'Important Info' tab above;

  • Take a cider, wine and whiskey tour in the beautiful Perth Hills, where picturesque orchards and vineyards abound
  • Visit the famous Margaret River wine region to sample the gourmet produce and amazing wine
  • Visit the Swan Valley wine region to find out why the wines here are so unique
  • Get onboard the Low & Slow Barbeque tour to get a unique view of Perth and eat some delicious food

Any of our daily tours can also be booked as private tours and can be customised to suit you.

For those looking to take their wine tour to the next level, we can also create more premium wine tours that include private cellar tastings, tours of a working winery and vineyard, and one-on-one time with the winemakers.

 

We will help you to explore some of the best kept local secrets in Perth, and uncover the places that the travel books won’t tell you about or are hard for you to get to. Read below for information about our daily tours, these can be booked online at any time through our website.

For private tours of Perth or Margaret River, or to customise one of the below tours, please email enquiries@upcloseandlocaltours.com.au

THE CIDER, WINE & WHISKEY TOUR

The Cider, Wine and Whiskey Tour is a full day, small group tour that is the perfect mix of country and city, taking in picturesque views of the Bickley Valley, delicious local food, boutique wineries, craft cider and an urban whiskey distillery. A true hidden gem right on the doorstep of Perth, the Bickley Valley wine trail boasts stunning views, great wine, fantastic fruit orchards and vineyards. The Cider, Wine and Whiskey tour really offers something for everyone!

THE LOW & SLOW PERTH BBQ TOUR

This is Perth’s only food tour dedicated to good old American Barbecue! Smoked ribs, juicy 16-hour brisket, pulled pork and all the deliciously indulgent trimmings that come with it – need we say more? For visitors to Perth, this is a great way to see the City from a local's perspective, eat and drink your way around Perth and explore local areas that you wouldn't see on a regular sightseeing tour. The tour includes a progressive lunch across multiple restaurants and bars with all tastings and some drinks included.

WINE-LOVERS PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

This is the ultimate wine tour for people that really want to experience the best Swan Valley wineries and are looking for a true wine tour. Get away from the crowds and meet like-minded people who appreciate good wine. Discover hidden gems where you will have the chance to meet some of the winemakers and get an insight into wine production, wine-making and the unique terroir of this region, as well as sampling lots of brilliant wines paired with delicious wine-friendly food. You will have the chance to sample well over 50 wines - if you are up to the challenge - everything from a Verdelho to a Durif to a Muscat.

MARGARET RIVER PRIVATE WINE TOUR (FROM PERTH)

There are over 95 cellar doors in the Margaret River Wine Region, and on this wine tour from Perth we will take you to the best of them – from the sought-after icons to the smaller boutique wineries, this personalised wine discovery showcases why this region is so famous. This tour can only be booked as a private tour and the itinerary can be customised to suit your taste. We can even tailor it to a specific varietal - for example, the region's specialities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. For a two or three day tour of the Margaret River region, please email us for a quote.

RED WINE WORKSHOP: BLEND BABY BLEND

If you are visiting Perth in November, you have the opportunity to try your hand at making your own wine. This is a full day wine tour that includes an exclusive hands-on red wine blending workshop, where you will work with some of the best winemakers in Perth to create a bottle of your ‘perfect blend’, which is yours to take home and enjoy.

SPARKLING QUEEN: PRIVATE BUBBLES MASTERCLASS

An absolute must-do for lovers of champagne and sparkling! This is a full day wine tour with an exclusive hands-on experience where you can tailor make your own sparkling wine in a one-on-one masterclass with the winemakers. You will get to sample a range of wines, trial dosage liquers, get hands on and disgorge your own wine, and then tailor make 6 bottles to your liking. Please note this is a private experience for groups of 8 - 12 adults, and two weeks notice is required.

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