The Provenance Express to Orange FOOD Week | Silver Compass Tours

FOOD + WINE WEEKENDS, ORANGE NSW
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Description

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.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Onboard food & wine tastings with local vigneron and producer; a Welcome Lunch on a vineyard; orientation tour and boutique shopping; the Festival Night Market; Cook Park picnic breakfast; day tour to Canowindra which is becoming 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; visit to historic goldrush-era village of Canowindra for boutiques & artisan chocolate; Festival dinner event featuring local and organic produce; Sparkling Sunday breakfast; guided tour of an indigenous edibles community garden; visit to a boutique pop-up design store; visit to local produce and farm store; vineyard ramble and vintage barrel-tasting followed by a 3 course Farewell lunch.

PACKAGE COST:

$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. We have very limited availability for friends sharing rooms with twin beds.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

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 bus transfers within the tour itinerary; and local host.

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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 Adult fare. Our packages are also not suitable for anyone under 18.

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.

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A NOTE ON DIETARY REQUESTS:

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.

A NOTE ON BIOSECURITY:

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
  • Pastries & Prosecco 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)
  • Cook Park picnic breakfast
  • 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
  • Visit to historic goldrush-era village of Canowindra for boutiques & artisan chocolate
  • Festival dinner event featuring local and organic produce
  • Sparkling Sunday breakfast
  • Boutique pop-up visit
  • Local produce and farm store visit
  • Vineyard ramble and vintage barrel-tasting
  • 3 course Farewell lunch with wine-tasting
  • All tour transfers
  • Local Host and Itinerary Guide

Itinerary

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