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All Aboard The Vino Express to Orange Festival 2019

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A luxury 3-day curated slow travel experience by train

Immerse yourself in this year's Orange Wine Festival by hopping aboard The Vino Express!

This is a special opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous weekend getaway in Orange, a district famed for its fresh produce, cool-climate wines and elegant country setting.


Presented by Silver Compass Tours in partnership with the Orange Region Vignerons Association, The Vino Express is a luxury 3-day curated 'slow travel' tour package by train from Sydney to Orange, including:

  • Train fare from Sydney to Orange in a dedicated train carriage and return.

  • A 'Meet the Vigneron' onboard wine-tasting event with introduction to the Orange wine region from a local winemaker.

  • 2 nights' King Deluxe 4-star accommodation at the centrally-located Mercure hotel.

  • Daily breakfasts at local cafes.

  • Selected festival events

  • Local dining experiences.

  • Visits to local artisans.

  • Additional boutique cellar door visits for wine-tastings.

    PLUS The Vino Express offers two very different itineraries - choose from:

    Vino Express Weekend One: Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October

  • Long Table Lunch in a Charming Country Venue.

  • Private Orange Wine Region Masterclass.

  • Ticket to Orange Wine Show Tasting & Supper. Valued at $60.

  • Ticket to 'Boree Lane Ramble' Festival Event (exclusive to Vino Express group). Valued at $120.

  • Sparkling Sunday breakfast.

  • Ticket to 'Pilgrimage of Elevation' Festival Event (exclusive to Vino Express group). Valued at $120.

    Vino Express Weekend Two: Friday 25 to Sunday 27 October

  • Long Table Lunch & Wine Tasting at a local vineyard.

  • Private Orange wine region masterclass.

  • Entry & Ticket to Festival Night Market with vouchers. Valued at $40.

  • Ticket to 'Wine in the Vines' Festival Event. Valued at $150.

  • Sparkling Sunday Breakfast.

    The Vino Express departs Sydney Central Station at 7am. The all-inclusive cost is $997 per person for a King Deluxe room based on double occupancy (couples) or twinshare (friends) or $1194 per person (Fabulous Singles Ticket).

    Early bookings are advised as places are strictly limited for this unique food and wine experience in Orange NSW.

    Secure your seat today at

    Want to find out more what's on at Orange Festival 2019? Check out the full range of wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations of local produce at

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    When: The Vino Express 18-20 & 25-27 October 2019
    Where: From Sydney to Orange
    Cost: From $997 per person for a King Deluxe room based on double occupancy (couples) or twinshare (friends).

    Fabulous Singles supplement of $197 to secure your own room.

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    A terrific idea. It leaves people freeto enjoythe wines without having to think about duty drivers.
    by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6964) 26 days ago
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