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Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

1. Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

Spend the day touring the wineries of the Barossa Valley with 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. The next stop is a real hidden gem of the Barossa and is exclusive to tour guests: Rosenvale Wines. This small but top-quality cellar welcomes guests to try their high-quality selection of wines as they guide you through a passionate and personal tasting experience. Enjoy the exquisite quality of their products. 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. 

Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

2. Port Lincoln: Coffin Bay Seafood, Wine, and Nature Day Trip

Explore Coffin Bay on a guided tour from Port Lincoln. Marvel at the beautiful scenery as you meet local producers on a day trip. Take a cruise to learn about the local seafood industry. Sample world-famous oysters and indulge in a delicious tasting menu before trying some premium wines. Your day begins as it does for most Eyre Peninsula locals, resetting and rejuvenating by the ocean. This tour takes in Coffin Bay National Park, home to a swathe of the Eyre Peninsula's best beaches, including Almonta Beach. Roam secluded, sandy shores without another soul in sight - except for the resident kangaroos and emus - then settle in by the sea for morning tea with panoramic views across the vast landscape. Venture around the coast to our next destination, where world-famous Coffin Bay oysters are primed for tasting. Learn about the Eyre Peninsula's enviable seafood industry as you glide through crystal-clear waters to Experience Coffin Bay's working oyster farm. See oysters plucked straight from the ocean, then sample the briny fruits of your labor. The taste of the ocean on your tongue, vivid waters lapping at your side, and a gentle sea breeze on your cheek – this is a gourmet experience to awaken your senses. After your oyster epiphany, cruise back to shore. You may even be joined by the local pod of dolphins who call these waters home. Your gourmet seafood escape continues back on land. Pull up a seat overlooking the bay at 1802 Oyster Bar & Restaurant, where head chef Andy will introduce you to his favorite local produce sourced from the surrounding sea and land with a delicious tasting menu. Take your time and take it all in before meandering back towards Port Lincoln. The perfect pairing for your seafood feast, local wines and sweeping views await at Boston Bay Wines. Perched above the Southern Ocean, sample a range of premium wine and meet Tony and Sonia, second-generation wine growers and producers. At day's end - cup, belly and soul full – you'll be drop[ed you at your Port Lincoln accommodation between 5 PM and 5.30 PM.

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

3. 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. "Time permitting & subject to closures on some days, Please notify the driver on first meet any requests?" 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.

Coffin Bay: Experience Coffin Bay Oyster Farm and Bay Tour

4. Coffin Bay: Experience Coffin Bay Oyster Farm and Bay Tour

Cruise 16km to an oyster farm surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters. With the help of a local oyster farmer as your guide, you'll experience all the beauty of the Coffin Bay coastline, spot sealife like dolphins and seals, and wade amongst the oyster beds. The tour meets at the Coffin Bay Yacht Club, where you’ll set off on the CB01 boat across the calm turquoise waters of the bay. Admire the tranquil views of the coast and look out for pods of playful dolphins who reside in the waters. Once you arrive at the world-famous oyster region, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved by wading into the oyster beds. Immerse yourself in the oyster farm and discover it up close at your own leisure. If the weather permits you can even take a swim in the waters. Back on the boat, savor some freshly shucked oysters straight from the source, learn from your guide about how premium oysters are produced, and hear some tips on how to shuck them like a pro. Before heading back to the marina, the tour will cruise past Brother's Island, infamous for its herds of seals. Catch a glimpse of the seals lazing on the rocks and swimming on the shores, before cruising back to disembark at the Yacht Club.

Adelaide: McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour

5. Adelaide: McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour

The tour departs Adelaide CBD and heads straight into the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. Visit the well-known Chapel Hill winery, and learn about the process of wine from grape to glass, then enjoy a selection of wines. The last wine tasting session of the day is Shingleback winery, set in the stunning rolling hills of the landscape. On the return trip to Adelaide, travel via the beautiful bay of Glenelg and stroll along the seafront to admire views across the open water. Choose to stay in Glenelg, grab dinner, watch the sunset and make your own way back to Adelaide at your leisure, or enjoy a 15 minute stroll, and hop back on the bus and head back to Adelaide.

Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

6. Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

Join this full-day small-group tour featuring some of Adelaide's finest experiences, including a visit to the German settlement town of Hahndorf and two wine tastings. Pickup is available from selected locations around Adelaide CBD. Your tour starts with a city highlights tour. As you get your bearings, learn about Adelaide's history and gain some insider secrets from your tour guide, the must-dos, the places to visit, and the best restaurants at which to enjoy Adelaide's finest food. Traveling out of the city, the tour takes you to visit the iconic Adelaide Oval (events permitting). Then, head through picturesque North Adelaide, scattered with stunning Federation architecture and lavish homes.  Be sure to have your camera ready because the next stop is a spectacular view of Adelaide from the summit of Mount Lofty. From Mount Lofty, it's on to Hahndorf. The German settlement of Hahndorf is an absolute delight. With its abundance of boutique shops and eateries, there's plenty to explore as you enjoy 2 hours of free time to do whatever you please. Meet the bus back at Bus Stop 54 on the main street of Hahndorf. Climb back on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy the short but scenic drive through the heart of the beautiful Adelaide Hills en route to the iconic wine-tasting region of McLaren Vale. Once you arrive at McLaren Vale the first stop is the stunning Chapel Hill Winery. Have your taste buds primed and your camera poised as your host at Chapel Hill tantalizes you with a wonderful wine tasting experience at their picturesque cellar door. From Chapel Hill, you'll wind through the stunning countryside, with grapevines and sea views as you head to the next winery, the quaint Shingleback Winery.  This Wine tasting is really relaxed and you'll get to enjoy a structured tasting of Shinglebacks finest wines. If you're peckish, you can purchase a cheeseboard to enjoy with your wine. Now the tour heads back towards Adelaide along the scenic route. Gaze out at the Adelaide coastline as you journey towards the final destination of the day, Adelaide's beautiful seaside suburb of Glenelg.  There are two options here. Either take a 20-minute stroll to check the place out and hop back on board or stay and make your own way back on the tram.

Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

7. Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

Depart your city hotel for an afternoon tour of the Adelaide Hills. Drive along North Terrace - Adelaide’s cultural precinct - on the way to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

8. Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

Visit pristine national parks and beaches taking in the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean on this tour from Port Lincoln. Visit the Lincoln National Park, taking in views of Sleaford Bay, and visit a popular lunch spot for delicious seafood Start with pickup from your Port Lincoln accommodation and travel secluded shores and untouched bushland of Lincoln National Park. This coastal wilderness is a haven for some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife. Ascend to Wanna Lookout for sweeping views across Sleaford Bay. Morning tea is paired with breathtaking views at a locally-loved picnic spot. Stop for lunch at a popular local haunt, the Fresh Fish Place. Sample the region’s world-renowned seafood fresh from Australia’s busiest fishing fleet. Next, enjoy a scenic drive along the untamed coastline of Whalers Way brings you to Mikkira Station and the chance to get up close with some 150 wild koalas residing among the manna gum. Home to the only wild koala population on the peninsula, as well as kangaroos and emus, this sanctuary is a must for wildlife lovers. In addition, the on-site historic homestead offers a glimpse back in time to the lives of the region’s pioneers. Soak in the last moments of the day atop Winters Hill lookout. Finally, we’ll drop you back to your Port Lincoln accommodation, with a camera full of moments that will be etched in your memory long after you’ve left the Eyre Peninsula.

Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

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

Travel from Adelaide into the world-renowned Barossa wine region by coach on this day trip. Head to destinations Pindarie, the Lambert Estate at Angaston, and Barossa Valley Chocolate for a range of food and wine tastings.  Be picked up from select hotels in central Adelaide and ride aboard a climate-controlled coach. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine region. Stop at Pindarie, which feels more like an Australian homestead than a cellar door. Hear the stories behind the wines as you sample their famous blends in heritage stables. Admire stunning vineyard views while you enjoy some morning tea. The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop which was founded by Maggie Beer, a cook and writer. Taste and have the chance to purchase her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce.  Browse her personally selected regional specialty goods, purchase one of her signed books, or simply sit back and take in the view. Make your way to the Lambert Estate at Angaston for a structured wine tasting paired with seasonal produce. Feast for the senses on signature dishes, salad, and vegetables. Have the option 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. Disembark at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company your final stop for the day. Taste homemade chocolates paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines. Take in the scenic countryside on drive back to your accommodation in Adelaide by coach. 

Adelaide: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Guided Tour with Lunch

10. Adelaide: Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour with pickup from select hotels in Adelaide aboard an air-conditioned bus. Explore the streets of the oldest surviving German village in Hahndorf and delight your senses with visits to the Woodside Cheese Cellar, Melba’s Chocolate Factory, and wine tastings at 2 Cellar doors.  Hop aboard a spacious and comfortable bus and relax on the drive into the hills. Capture pictures of stunning views of the city from the Mt. Lofty Lookout. Visit the Woodside Cheese Cellar to taste award winning cow and goat cheeses. Tickle your sweet tooth at Melba’s Chocolate Factory. Taste cool climate wines at two Adelaide Hills wineries while learning about the region and it’s history. Sit down to a hardy German-influenced lunch in Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German town.  Take ample free time to explore many boutique shops, galleries, museums, and cafes in Hahndorf before delighting in the extensive range of jams, chutneys, and sauces at the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. Relax on the journey back to your meeting point in Adelaide as you pass some of the picturesque villages of the Adelaide Hills.

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Thomas is great! He is fun, knowledgeable and talkative - everything you want in a tour guide. Many times he veered off the well beaten path to show us something special that would just be missed usually. He also had tons of fun stories that make the day fly by. Thanks Thomas!

Pickup and drop off efficient. we were impressed by our guide/driver JR's knowledge and commentary. choice of wineries was superb. Platter lunch delicious and plentiful.

Tom was a fantastic tour guide combining knowledge and humour. He opted for scenic routes over freeways. What a beautiful part of the world.

Wonderful variety of prominent to boutique wineries … and informative with local knowledge from our tour guide …

Lovely driver JR very informative and funny terrific vineyards .