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Adelaide: McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour

1. 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

2. 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.

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4.8 / 5

based on 150 reviews

This tour was fabulous from beginning to end and is thoroughly recommended. Craig, our tour guide and driver, was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his home city of Adelaide. We learnt so much from him. He was fantastic! Continuing our journey from Adelaide, we went into the hills and after stopping for a panoramic view of Adelaide and surrounds from Mt Lofty Summit we were driven to beautiful Hahndorf where we had plenty of time to wander around the shops and eat and drink. Then on to McLaren Vale where we were taken to two vineyards for wonderful wine tastings and the scenery along the way was stunning! Our final stop was the coast, at Glenelg.

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!

We had a very enjoyable afternoon and a great group of travellers. Wine tasting was great and enjoyed a very nice optional cheeseboard whilst tasting our wines. The guide was knowledgeable which made the drive and the views interesting.

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

A great overview of Adelaide and the surrounding area. Craig was very helpful!