Barossa Valley
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Our most recommended Barossa Valley Day Trips

The Barossa Valley: Small-Group Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

1. The Barossa Valley: Small-Group Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

Spend the day touring the wineries of the Barossa Valley with a small group and an expert guide. Enjoy landscapes covered in grapes and greenery and taste the best wines of the region. Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Glenelg or Adelaide. Make your way through the Adelaide Hills to your first stop at the famous Whispering Wall and listen to its famous acoustic qualities. Your first winery is the beautiful and historic Château Yaldara, home to not only some of the finest Shirazes in the region but to some of the best-preserved period architecture in the state.  Continue through the picturesque surroundings of the Barossa Valley, and cross the iconic Jacobs Creek. Enjoy time to explore the shops and attractions of the historic township of Tanunda. Indulge with some of the Barossa’s most internationally acclaimed wines at the beautiful Peter Lehmann Winery with a platter of the best meats, cheeses, and freshly baked bread. Head on to the beautiful Lambert Estate, where you will be hosted by one of their wonderful cellar door team. Be guided through a tantalizing range of red and white wine varieties. It's then time to depart for the final winery for the day, as you visit the iconic Wolf Blass with its state-of-the-art Visitor Centre. Try wines you may recognize, or enjoy tasting cellar tour exclusives. Complete your day with a trip through the beautiful Seppeltsfield region, where you will have the perfect photo opportunity before heading back to Adelaide at approximately 5:30 PM. 

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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

2. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Stop in the historic village of Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Afterward, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard. With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide around 5:15 PM, just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

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Adelaide: Barossa Valley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3. Adelaide: Barossa Valley Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Visit some of Australia’s finest wineries with this hop-on hop-off tour of Barossa Valley. Tour through the historic villages and stop at your leisure to sample Barossa Shiraz, Eden Valley Riesling and other local varieties. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from Adelaide CBD. From there you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you approach the Barossa Valley. The region is home to 150 wineries, and with a hop-on hop-off ticket you can take all the time you need at each stop before jumping on the next bus. Stop at each cellar door and enjoy wine samples from some of the oldest vines in the world. With a regular bus timetable you can plot the perfect day before being dropped off in central Adelaide. Ask your friendly guide for tips on the delicious food stops that are found on the route

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Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

4. Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

On the day of your flight, your pilot and crew will meet you approximately 2 hours before sunrise - the time varies throughout the year - at the reception center. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable 4WD towards the best launch site for the morning. Don't forget to bring your cameras as there will be some amazing photo opportunities along the way. The Barossa Valley is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. You are welcome to join in with the preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up and away! Wave goodbye to the crew, they will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Time to relax and take in the amazing 360⁰ views. Experience the peace and beauty of floating over the countryside as the sun is rising. You will fly for about 1 hour before landing somewhere downwind. Once you have landed your crew will meet you and it’s time to pack the balloon away. Feel free to join in the fun, or stand back and take the opportunity to take a few more photos. Hop back in the comfy vehicles and head back to the reception center for breakfast. The morning ends with a delicious Barossa breakfast back at the reception center with a view over Penfolds Stonewell vineyards. Relax and chat with your fellow passengers and pilot about the morning's events, whilst sipping sparkling wine and indulging in the best Barossa produce.

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From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

5. From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Get picked up from your Glenelg or Adelaide hotel and begin following the River Torrens through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Learn about local wineries and sample their wines along the way. Enjoy your choice of six delicious lunch options. Discover the beauty of the Adelaide Hills as you travel along the River Torrens up past Kangaroo Creek Dam and past a chain of ponds to your first stop, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Travel onwards over Barossa Reservoir to Williamstown in Southern Barossa and stop at Kies Family Wines for more tastings and a beautiful lunch. In the afternoon, travel to the The Barossa Chocolate Factory, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and further wineries before returning to Adelaide at approximately 5:15 PM.

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Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

6. Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine region. Your first stop is Pindarie, which feels more like an Australian homestead than a cellar door. The friendly staff share their stories behind the wines as you sample their famous blends in the heritage stables. Sit back and admire their stunning vineyard views while you enjoy some morning tea. The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop*, an absolute must whilst visiting the Barossa. Maggie Beer - cook, writer and founder of 'Maggie Beer Products', offers tastings and sales of her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce. Here you can browse amongst her personally selected regional specialty goods, purchase one of her signed books or simply sit back and take in the view. On arrival at Lambert Estate at Angaston, you will enjoy a structured wine tasting whilst sampling local seasonal produce from gourmet platters. Main course follows, and is a feast for the senses, with two signature dishes, salad and vegetables. You may wish to purchase a glass of wine from the impressive wine selection, or enjoy a coffee accompanied with their popular Chocolatier (Chocolate Port). Leaving Lambert Estate, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company your final stop for the day. Here you will taste house made chocolates paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines which will be a great way to finish off your Barossa Food & Wine Experience.

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From Adelaide: Boutique Barossa Luxury Wine Tour

7. From Adelaide: Boutique Barossa Luxury Wine Tour

Whisk away from your hotel to the gorgeous Barossa Valley in a luxury vehicle and spoil yourself with a full day of fine wine and fabulous food. Relax on a day of luxury with door to door transfers from your Adelaide or Barossa accommodation and a group size no larger than six. Combining expert knowledge with any recommendations, your professional wine guide will choose boutique wineries. Typically, visit smaller boutique wineries with fantastic wine, along with some more world-renowned names like Penfolds or Yalumba, should your group desire. Enjoy tastings at two wineries in the morning and two wineries in the afternoon, breaking up your day with a banquet style lunch at one of the Barossa's most popular restaurants. At Harvest Kitchen, savor a seasonal spread of their most popular dishes to share, with your choice of local wine or beer.

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Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

8. Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

Create your dream tour of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding areas and visit only the sights that interest you the most. Together with up to 5 other guests, travel through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, and Clare Valley wine regions. Discover the best South Australia has to offer from your expert guide/driver. Visit both iconic and boutique wineries as well as local attractions including Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving settlement. Choose which wineries to visit based on your individual tastes, or alternatively opt out of visiting wineries and simply admire the best sights and attractions in the area.

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Adelaide: Barossa Valley Tour with Platter-Style Lunch

9. Adelaide: Barossa Valley Tour with Platter-Style Lunch

Start your day with a collection at your door from either a hotel or other accommodations within Adelaide area. Learn a little about the history of Adelaide, South Australia, and the iconic Barossa Valley as you travel in comfort in a modern vehicle fleet on your way to the spectacular wine region. Your first cellar door visit for the day will be Dell’Uva Wines. Guests will enjoy a truly unique offering at this boutique cellar door, which provides a taste of what the Barossa Valley is becoming more and more known for. Dell'uva offers a different take on the status quo, with one of the largest collections of varietals in the country. With more than 40 different European varietals, you will expand your appreciation of what the valley can offer beyond the classic big reds of Shiraz and Cabernet. This venue also showcases the forgotten art of amphorae (fermentation in wax-lined clay pots), and there is plenty to learn and lots to sample. Next up, you experience the majesty of the Seppeltsfield Winery Estate, a historic icon of the Barossa, and an integral part of its storied history. Learn the story of the Seppelt family, the phenomenal fortified wines upon which they have built their reputation, and taste a broad range of their current wine offerings. Don’t forget to ask about the Centennial collection, the only wine collection of wines of its type in the world with more than 120 years of consecutive vintages currently stored in the barrel. Guests will continue their exploration of the Seppeltsfield Estate’s varied wonders with a visit to Vasse Virgin, a marvel of natural products based on virgin olive oil. Treat your skin to these all-natural products or taste the wonders of Australian-made virgin olive oil. A beautiful collection of skin & body care products, gourmet food, and a great place to pick up a special gift for the loved ones that couldn’t make it with you to the Barossa. No trip to the Barossa would be complete without a stop at the Farm Shop home of one of Australia's most celebrated Gourmet Food Ambassadors, Maggie Beer. Guests can explore the farm shop and taste a wide variety of Maggie's delicacies. Wander the picturesque grounds taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm, complete with a beautiful lagoon with resident ducks and turtles to entertain and delight.  After the first few stops of the day it is not uncommon to get a little peckish — so you will now grab some lunch. You will enjoy a gourmet platter-style lunch of local produce such as traditional German-style smoked meats (in fitting with the region's history), gourmet cheese, locally-baked bread, and other goodies. The lunch location varies based on venue availability and includes wineries such as Dell'uva Wines & Z Wines. Even after a lunch stop, there is always room for a little cheese tasting — especially when it is a selection from the award-winning Barossa Valley Cheese Company, an artisan cheese producer utilizing local dairy where possible, with a focus on soft cheese styles. Cheese keeps very well and you will certainly be able to make some purchases to be enjoyed later, or to be shared with friends. Next up, it's time for a survey of the valley, from the valley's most recognized viewpoint, Mengler's Hill. From here guests will take in the views of the sweeping valley, from the eastern to the western ridge and all the way to the wheat belt. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out specific landmarks and explain a little of the regions and the different vineyards you can see from here. This is also a perfect photo opportunity so practice your selfie skills here (your guides are on hand to help you take the perfect framed shot). Finally, experience the premium wines and local hospitality of one of the region's boutique wineries such as Z Wines in Tanunda. Owned and operated by sisters with a long family history in the valley, their family lineage goes back to some of the very first settlers here. As both wine-makers and wine-marketers, the sisters are producing spectacular wines and serve them to guests in a gorgeous cellar door setting with a truly unique decor. Other cellar doors that may be substituted based on availability include Rosenvale Wines, Thorne Clark in the Eden Valley region, and Grant Burge Wines, among others. *Locations subject to change. Return to your Adelaide accommodations around 4:30 PM with a big smile and lasting memories.

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From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

10. From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

Discover the history, food, and wine of the Clare Valley region on a winery tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, travel to the historic village of Auburn to enjoy morning tea and a stroll through the quaint streets and antique stores. From Auburn, continue to Mintaro, the home of the Martindale Hall and historical pub, post office, and other stores. Your first winery stop is at Sevenhills Cellars, run by the Jesuit Brothers. Here, visit the historic church and learn more about the first vineyard in the region. Next, sit down to a delicious lunch under the olive groves at Skillogalee Restaurant and Winery. After lunch, if time permits, head to a wine tasting at Kilakanoon Wines. On the way back to Adelaide, pass through the historic mining town of Kapunda where you can enjoy a drink at the Kapunda Hotel or an afternoon coffee.

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What people are saying about Barossa Valley

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 109 reviews

This was a great experience that mixed both an opportunity to see parts of South Australia we wouldn't have had the opportunity to see and also explore beautiful wineries in Barossa. Our guide Peter was a local with great depth of knowledge of the area as well as being very entertaining. A perfect day out!

Had a most enjoyable day and was happy with the organisation and delivery of the tour, Paul was pleasant and we were happy with the choices of wineries, would definitely recommend him/Bumsonseats to friends

Punctual pick up from Hotel, the tour guide Bayden exceptional as driver tour coach extremely friendly and approachable. Cellar doors visited magnificent and lunch very enjoyable.

most enjoyable great host very friendly great people aboard on the bus great fun

Fantastic day, great driver, lovely wine and amazing lunch. Thanks !