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A Grand Day Out

Package includes return ferry, lunch and drink and access to the Grand Shuttle Service

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Grand Shuttle Service For in-house guests and Grand Day Out bookings

A Grand Day Out Package

Package available Monday, Wednesday – Friday (excluding public & school holidays) and includes a return ferry, lunch and a drink and access to the Grand Shuttle Service (see below)

Choose your preferred seating time from either 11.30 am or 1.30 pm.

Cruise across the bay on a modern fast ferry and visit the magnificent and historical Portarlington Grand Hotel. Standing tall on the main street since 1888, the hotel has now completed a magnificent renovation and is open for business.

The Grand Day Out Package not only includes your return ferry journey, but it also includes lunch and either a glass of house wine, a pot of tap beer or a refreshing soft drink. Before or after your lunch at the hotel, schedule a walk down the main street of Portarlington to visit the beautiful boutiques and local shops. Or if you have time, you can schedule a quick trip out to a winery using the Grand Shuttle Service which is available for Grand Day Out patrons.

Monday Lunch served in the Atrium > Choose from the full Atrium Menu

  • Included in the package is either a glass of house wine, a pot of tap beer or a refreshing soft drink.

Wed-Fri Lunch will include your selection of one of the following*:

  • Portarlington Mussels Provencale with Toasted Sour Dough
  • Traditional Parmigiana served with Chips & Salad
  • Salt & Pepper Calamari with Chips & Salad
  • Spaghetti Puttanesca
  • Fish & Chips with Salad
  • Lambs Fry with bacon, mashed potato, braised peas and caramelised onion gravy

Included in the package is either a glass of house wine, a pot of tap beer or a refreshing soft drink and access to the Grand Shuttle Service

*Note: menu items are seasonal and therefore are subject to change.

Note: If your party intends to be seated together at the same table, please only make one booking. Separately made bookings will not be guaranteed to be seated together. Menu items are seasonal and therefore are subject to change.

Please let us know if you have any dietary or mobility requirements in your booking by adding them to the booking comments. 

Package Details:

Package cancellations are non-refundable within 48 hours of travel unless cancelling due to COVID-19-related reasons in which case we would alert PGH and provide the customer with a credit (gift card) to be used towards a future booking within 3 years.

For all menu enquiries please contact PGH directly at 03 8533 4898.

The maximum table size is 9 when booked together, however, if you require a larger table, please send a request at least 48 hours prior to travel as per the details below (subject to availability).

Groups of 10 or more people

For group enquiries of 10 or more people, please send a request at least 72 hours prior to travel to [email protected] or call 03 9514 8959. Pier/hotel transfers; if you have group members with limited mobility and require a transfer vehicle from Pier, please request one at the time of booking. Please note this is subject to availability and therefore not guaranteed. (max capacity 10 seater vehicle).

Bookings within 48 hours or when unavailable online:

In the event you are trying to make a booking within 48 hours of travel, on weekends, public holidays, peak season or wanting to waitlist; Please contact Portarlington Grand Hotel directly on 03 8533 4898 for table reservations and order from the menu. Ferry bookings can be booked separately by clicking here

Grand Shuttle Service

Available Monday to Friday for 11.30am sitting from the Portarlington Grand Hotel

For us, it’s all about the ‘One Percenters’. Those small little things in life that make a difference and actually add value to your day or experience.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce the Grand Shuttle Service, designed exclusively for in-house guests of the Portarlington Grand Hotel and those who have booked a Grand Day Out Package* with us for 11.30am sitting. (*Please note: this is not applicable for group bookings of 10 or more passengers and is subject to availability at the time of booking).

The Grand Shuttle Service runs from Monday and Friday and has a maximum capacity of 10 people. The bus will depart from the Portarlington Grand Hotel at 1:00 p.m. each day and visit a different destination each day of the week (schedule below). The bus will then return to that venue at 3:15 p.m. to pick everyone up and drop them back at either the hotel or the Portarlington Pier in time for the return ferry trip back to Melbourne.