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Up Close and Local Tours

66 reviews
About Up Close and Local Tours
Get off the beaten path to uncover the hidden corners of Perth and beyond. With small groups of 2 to 12 people, we have access to places that can't accommodate large groups - giving people an authentic, unique and highly personalised experience that they will remember. We offer private tours for both locals and visitors that suit people who appreciate a quality experience. Whether it's a private wine tour, a trip to Margaret River, nature, wildlife, beaches, fruit picking or anything in between, we can create a customised itinerary to suit couples or groups. For us, it's all about the details and the little extras that make your day special. Our daily public tours feature a hand-picked selection of Perth’s finest local craft producers, showcasing some of our best kept food and wine secrets. Visit our website to find out more about our Cider, Wine & Whiskey tour, Low & Slow Barbeque food tour, Premium Wine Lovers behind the scenes tour or our Margaret River tours.
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Low and Slow BBQ - Half Day Perth Food Tour
4 reviews
US$68.74 per adult
Cider, Wine & Whiskey tour in the Bickley Valley
2 reviews
US$93.35 per adult
Swan Valley Wine Adventure - Half Day Tour
1 review
US$57.17 per adult
Bickley Valley Cider & Wine - Half Day Tour
US$57.17 per adult
Swan Valley Behind the Scenes - Full Day Wine Tour
2 reviews
US$100.58 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first vineyard we visited was Faber’s . We were shown the grapes growing on the vines and 2 Kangeroos as if by magic appeared in the distance with an eye to eating the sweet Muscat grapes! The Barn was our next stop where we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I took my parents on the tour, and it was terrific from start to finish. Sampled a great cider house, a couple of wineries and a distillery. Our host, Paul, was laid back and had a terrific knowledge of the region as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my mom and brother who love food and we were not disappointed! A treat for any BBQ or meat enthusiast, this roving lunch took us to some real hidden gems around Perth. We had a fantastic time learning about the food through Paul...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our Cider, Wine & Whiskey tour! I purchased tickets for my husband and friend for a Christmas present (and myself). A perfect gift! Paul had extensive local knowledge and cater for our interests. We have recommended this tour to our family and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CassieReading
UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your fantastic review Cassie, and for recommending us! It was a pleasure to spend the day with you all and hope to see you again. Paul

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Paul was a brilliant tour guide. He picked us up at the hotel and took us on a Swan Valley wine tour. We visited 4 wineries but Paul offered that we could tailor the tour to suit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Two of our favourite things - wine and music! It was a pleasure spending the day with you both and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Swan Valley as much as we do. Thank you for the great review, and for supporting our local...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time on this tour! My partner and I hadn't been to the Swan Valley before and were thrilled to have Paul show us around. The wineries we attended were great and Paul was able to tell us so much about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Jessica, I'm glad you both enjoyed our beautiful Swan Valley wineries! See you next time, Paul

Reviewed 2 January 2019

I had know idea these amazing food venues existed in Perth. One was down an alley and if you don't know its there you will never find it. All three restaurants we will definitely visit again and tell our friends about. In the first restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Paula, it was a pleasure to host and meet the fantastic group from Adept on our Low & Slow BBQ tour. All the best and thanks again, Paul

Reviewed 21 December 2018

We had THE best day on the BBQ tour yesterday The customer service pre, during and post tour was impeccable, Paul was the perfect host, always ensuring everyone was happy and comfortable and the venues we visited were awesome - Special mention to Side Door...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You're very welcome Justine! I'm glad Ben enjoyed his birthday surprise and it was great to get to know you both. Thanks again, Paul

Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

We booked a private tour of the Bickley Valley with Paul from Up Close and Local Tours and had a fantastic time. The itinerary was flexible to accommodate our preferences, and the food and wine were delicious. Paul was super nice and friendly, and relaxed,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Lucy, I'm glad you all enjoyed your day in the beautiful Bickley Valley! It's one of our favourite places to relax with good food and wine so I'm glad we could share it with you all. Thanks again, Paul

Reviewed 17 December 2018

We hd such a good time, the staff at our veterinary clinic asked to do it again next year! Paul was the perfect host- well organised, friendly and helpful. His choice of wineries was visited was spot-on. Thanks Paul! See you Xmas 2019.

Date of experience: December 2018
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UpCloseandLocalTours, Owner at Up Close and Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thanks Innis - lock it in! I'm glad you all enjoyed the day and some of our favourite Swan Valley wineries. Look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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