The Provenance Express to Orange FOOD Week | Silver Compass Tours

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Join us for a slow travel, slow food odyssey by train from Sydney to Orange for the first weekend of the annual FOOD Week Festival.

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2020.

With an emphasis on organic & biodynamic food and wine experiences and sustainable farming during our local Autumn harvest and vintage, The Provenance Express is a 3-day hosted Experience Package with a carefully curated & hand-selected itinerary. Hosted by locals, this is the ideal way to discover the cool-climate Orange wine region of New South Wales – one of Australia’s hottest food and wine destinations.


Onboard food & wine tastings with local vigneron and producer; a fine-dining Welcome Lunch on a vineyard; orientation tour and boutique shopping; the Festival Night Market; day tour to Canowindra, a premium organic district within our region – includes tour of an organic fig and olive farm & vineyard with product tastings, as well as a long table lunch on a biodynamic vineyard with a strawbale winery, and additional private vineyard ramble and organic wine tasting; a Festival dinner event on Saturday featuring local and organic produce; a Sparkling Sunday breakfast; guided tour of an indigenous edibles community garden; visit to a boutique pop-up design store; local produce and farm store stops; and a visit to the historic village of Carcoar including boutique shopping, followed by a 3 course Farewell Lunch in our heritage dining venue, Antica Australis.


$997* per person based on double occupancy for train package from Sydney to Orange return. Fabulous Singles welcome for an additional $197 to secure own room.

[NOW ALL RESERVED – we have very limited availability for friends sharing rooms with twin beds].

Price includes GST and online booking fee. There is a small credit card surcharge applicable on booking.


Return train fare from Sydney Central to Orange; 2 nights’ King Deluxe accommodation in a centrally-located hotel; onboard Sparkling & Pastries breakfast; onboard wine-tasting and cheese platter; all wine-tasting fees; catered breakfasts each day; most meals (except Friday evening at the Festival Night Market); all tours and events; all bus transfers within the tour itinerary; and local host.

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Note: you are very welcome to join the XPT Countrylink train at Strathfield (7.30am), Parramatta (7.42am) or Penrith (8.06am) stations or even at Katoomba (9.00am), just let us know in advance and please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before the train is due for arrival. We will be in a dedicated carriage at the end of the train, Car G.

Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully prior to booking, particularly with regard to Cancellations & Refunds and the terms of NSW Trains. There are no pensioner discounts available, we are required to secure the entire private train carriage at full Adult fare. Our packages are also not suitable for anyone under 18.


“Get ready for a food and wine filled weekend in one of Australia’s cool-climate wine regions. Kelly curates a fabulous itinerary which is packed with a hand-picked selection of organic wine and food experiences. There are visits to vineyards, boutique bars and shops. I love the way Kelly supports the small producers who are doing what they do because they love it…You will get out and about in the countryside and you’ll visit farms and wineries. The winemakers, farmers and producers are full of knowledge and passion and you’ll want to support them by buying some of their products to take home. Kelly is very knowledgable about Orange and the producers she takes you to meet. Highly recommend one of these tours.” Meredith M, Yamba. READ MORE

“Delicious food, amazing wine and breathtaking scenery awaits you on this wonderful tour. The passion and love of the region from Kelly as well as from all the Food and Wine Hosts at every step of the tour will have you wanting to come back and explore more of Orange and what it has to offer. Throw in the regions Food Festival situated in the middle of town and you can’t help but feel relaxed and at home. We can not wait to do it all again next year!” Samantha P, Brisbane. READ MORE


Vegetarians are easily catered for as part of the set menus being offered at each of our venues as part of our travel package, and we also happily cater for anyone with genuine food allergies to ensure you can enjoy the experience just as much as your friends.

Please note however – for dietary requests that are a matter of personal choice, such as vegan or gluten-free or a preference for no dairy, there is a 10% surcharge on your tour package cost to cover the extra cost of special meals catering. Why? We have several different caterers throughout our tour itineraries and special meal requests mean a lot of extra effort for everyone behind-the-scenes. Please contact Kelly on 0437 091 503 if you have any questions regarding food intolerances or dietary requests.


The Orange region is currently pest and disease free and we would very much love to keep it that way! If you’re visiting from another wine or agricultural producing region, we would ask that you please ensure that you change footwear, clothing and jackets before joining our tour itinerary. Make sure you keep any items of clothing separate from freshly-washed items in your suitcase, and if you have chickens in your yard please don’t be the person to feed, water or visit them for 24 hours before you visit our region. Thank you on behalf of all of our wonderful local producers and vignerons!


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Package Includes:

  • Sydney to Orange return train fare in dedicated train carriage
  • 2 nights' accommodation in centrally-located hotel, breakfast included
  • Prosecco & Pastries Onboard Welcome Breakfast
  • Onboard Artisanal Cheese & Organic Wine Tasting
  • Welcome Lunch on a vineyard
  • Orientation walk of main street of Orange for cafes, boutiques and bars
  • Festival Night Market, with over 50 local food and wine stallholders (at own expense)
  • Tour of organic farm & vineyard and sustainable community in Canowindra, with Devonshire Tea plus produce and wine tastings
  • Long table lunch at biodynamic & organic vineyard with wine-tasting
  • Additional private vineyard ramble and organic wine-tasting
  • Festival dinner event featuring local and organic produce
  • Sparkling Sunday breakfast
  • Boutique pop-up visit
  • Guided tour of a native edibles garden
  • Local produce and farm store visit
  • Visit to historic village of Carcoar & boutiques
  • 3 course Farewell lunch in heritage dining venue
  • All tour transfers
  • Local Host and Itinerary Guide


*All of our itineraries are subject to change and spontaneity. It makes life more fun!

By booking a ticket it is considered you have accepted our Terms and Conditions. This tour package is not suitable for anyone aged under 18.