Have You Heard Y.E.T? – Mar 2024

We wrap up Summer in the March edition of Have You Heard Y.E.T?!

Welcome to the March edition of ‘Have you Heard Y.E.T?!’

This month’s newsletter features a recap of our February adventures, Rob gets philosophical about solo touring & adventures, our feature destination is Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley and we turn our Your Exclusive Tours spotlight onto our youngest team member, Tyson Rees.

What’s happening at Your Exclusive Tours?

Your Exclusive Tours flew through February with private tours throughout our beautiful city of Melbourne and amazing regional destinations in hot pursuit. It was a record month with the number of bookings and the number of solo guests booking private tours with us.

Travelling by yourself gives you so much freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want, and how you want. When I have travelled by myself, I have found it be exciting as you don’t know who you are going to meet, what or how you are going to do, and where you are going to be. You learn from experiences that develop different versions of yourself.


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Whilst I am no philosopher, similar sentiments were echoed via our solo guests as to why they were travelling by themselves. Whether it was to learn, experience, or visit that bucket list destination. For some of our solo guests it was about chasing a lifetime goal and finding closure. Their life partners were no longer alive and they made promises to one another to chase and achieve their dreams.

As I have said in previous editions of Have You Heard Y.E.T?!, we love connecting with our guests and observing the smiles, laughter, and banter whilst creating that memorable experience around our motto “Your Tour. Your Experience”.

For the Your Exclusive Tours team, February was a very humbling month of meeting some amazing, colourful, and unique guests from all walks of life.

This month’s feature review is from a Shore Excursion. The guest provided us with a brief to include some higlhights from our always popular Melbourne City Sights & Surrounds Private Experience, combined with Puffing Billy. We love creating customised itineraries for our guests to Create, Explore and Experience.  We had a great day with Mike and we thank him for leaving this review for us. 

Speaking of photos, we recently received a follow-up email from the Tarbel family, who toured with us in 2022. Valerie shared a scrapbooking page of her Great Ocean Road experience, which looks like it brought some wild weather, but still provided some big smiles!

When we hear from our guests after they return home, it reminds us that although we go out on tour as strangers, we come home as friends. It is an honour and a privilege.

Destination Experience of the Month – The Yarra Valley

For anyone who loves lush green scenery, exceptional wine, sumptuous fresh produce & food, and rich historical townships, a Yarra Valley experience with Your Exclusive Tours is an absolute must!

It is the perfect destination for those who want to get out of the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city and suburban life, without the extra travel. After all, the stunning Yarra Valley is only a 1-hour drive east of Melbourne and is surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges and the Great Dividing Range.

It is one of Australia’s oldest and most famous wine-making regions, but also has a rich history in beer and cider production. For food lovers, enthusiasts of wine, beer, and gin, the Yarra Valley is one of our most popular destinations.

As far as activities and attractions go, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Adventure-seekers can add a thrilling hot air balloon ride to their itinerary, and animal-lovers can enjoy a visit to Healesville Sanctuary. Looking for a more family friendly activity? How about a farm experience with fruit picking and a tractor ride. Indulge in the relaxing benefits of a health retreat, feast on fabulous fine food and wine at a local winery or restaurant or pay a delicious visit to the Yarra Valley’s resident chocolatier.

Your Exclusive Tours loves creating customised private itineraries for our guests to explore and experience. Some of our customised and bespoke itineraries over the past several months have included:

  • The Flavours of the Yarra Valley
  • Hot Air Ballooning and Yarra Valley Experience
  • Yarra Valley Half Day Private Experience
  • Wildlife & Wine Private Experience

A day in the Yarra Valley can encompass so much…you are only limited by your imagination. 

Team Member Spotlight – Tyson Rees

Each month we highlight a member of the YET team and let you get to know them a little better. This month our spotlight is on Tyson Rees.

  1. What is your role at Your Exclusive Tours?
         Operation Support Officer – I clean and wash the vehicles, hand keys and paperwork to our guides going out on tour in the morning.
  2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
         Police Officer.
  3. What do Mummy and Daddy do for work?
         Take people on tours.
  4. What is your favourite thing to do with Mum and Dad?
         Go on adventures.
  5. What does Mum always say?
         Go to bed!! or Behave Tyson….
  6. What does Dad always say?
         Stop Tyson….
  7. If you could be an animal, which one would you want to be?

Stay tuned for more news in our next edition of ‘Have you heard Y.E.T?!’ and in the meantime, if you haven’t yet subscribed, you can do so here: