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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. 

From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

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

Embark on a guided tour to the historic village of Hahndorf and Barossa valley from Adelaide. Immerse yourself into the culture of the area with guided winery visits, wine tastings, and lunch. After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Your first stop will be at Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Up next, 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 just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

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

3. 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

4. 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: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Wade In The Farm, Taste

5. Coffin Bay: Oyster Farm Boat Tour, Wade In The Farm, Taste

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.

Port Lincoln Day Tour: Eyre Peninsula

6. 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.

From Adelaide: McLaren Vale Small Group Winery Tour

7. From Adelaide: McLaren Vale Small Group Winery Tour

Explore the McLaren Vale wine region in the comfort of a small-group guided tour that visits five to six wineries, cellar doors, gin rooms, and/or breweries during your day trip.  Depart on a 45-minute journey to the McLaren Vale wine region in the air-conditioned comfort of a luxury Mercedes Benz. Arrive in McLaren Vale in time for the opening of wineries and underground cellars throughout the area. Enjoy the pportunity to do tastings at iconic and boutique wineries, some of which are off the beaten track, selected especially to suit your tastes.  Learn about viticulture and how to identify your favorite wine during tasting sessions with the region’s winemakers. Savor a delicious regional lunch platter, served at a local cellar, comprising of local cheeses, meats, salads, and breads. After lunch, you will continue to visit the remaining wineries, gin rooms, and breweries on the itinerary, before departing back to your accommodation at around 4:30 PM.

McLaren Vale Winery Experience - Small Group Tour

8. McLaren Vale Winery Experience - Small Group Tour

The tour departs the city and heads towards Glenelg taking the coastal route to the Fleurieu Peninsular. You will head down the beautiful mid south coast, with its glistening visas of the Gulf St Vincent, and pristine award winning beaches before your arrival at the first legendary cellar door. McLaren Vale's beautiful wineries are steeped in history with friendly knowledgeable staff, happy to guide you through each wine tasting experience.   A sumptuous lunch awaits you at the Winery Restaurant, with vegetarian options available.    Drive though the ‘Vale’ to visit two more cellar doors, passing rolling vistas of vineyards along the way before returning back to Adelaide.  

Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

9. Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

Leave Adelaide and head out along the metropolitan coastline. Enjoy coastal views as you head to McLaren Vale Information Centre for morning tea. There is an opportunity to sample wines from some of the regions smaller wineries that do not have cellar doors at an additional cost. Then, head to d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst vineyards, this 5-level “Rubiks cube” has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. See the Alternate Realities Museum and art installations and enjoy a formal wine tasting before heading to Polly’s Restaurant for your 2-course lunch. Visit Beresford Wines and choose from one of 3 tastings. Select from wine, craft beer, or spirit and gin tastings dependent on your mood. Finally, head for Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a tour of the cellars and a structured tasting of their range of quality wines.

Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

10. 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. 

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Tour guide was really informative and very passionate about Adelaide so it was great to listen to his enthusiasm! Hahndorf was a lovely town to visit and the wine tastings were amazing. A lot was packed into one day, but I feel we still had a good amount of time in each place

Peter was an excellent driver/guide who negotiated very crowded streets of Hahndorf calmly and safely. Enjoyed the beer tasting and free time to browse and shop. A tasting experience at Beerenberg would have been good.

A great day, with good group of fellow wine tasters, made super enjoyable by our tour guide Gerri, who kept us all entertained with her commentary - Highly recommended.

The day went totally to plan and filled with facts and interesting stories. All the Vineyards offered a different experience and the day was value for money

Great experience, gorgeous setting, lovely and knowledgeable staff! Highly recommend visiting