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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

1. 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.

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. Tour itinerary: Depending on your selected pickup point, you will be collected at around 9:00 AM. The 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, but taking 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.

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

4. Adelaide: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

Experience the best of Adelaide on a half-day tour. This tour covers some of the top spots around the city before heading to Mt. Lofty and then onto Hahndorf. In Adelaide you'll see the St. Peter's Cathedral, the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, the University of Adelaide, the South Australia Museum, Art Gallery, and State Library, and the world-famous Adelaide Oval. Discovering further, you will encounter the Colonel Light's Lookout, Plane Tree Drive, Victoria Square, and more. Once you've finished exploring the city, the tour heads to Mt. Lofty Lookout to give you a birds-eye view of the city before heading to Hahndorf. Once in Hahndorf you will have free time to taste food and wine, explore the art galleries, shop, and wander the streets of Australia's first German settlement. Your tour will then drop you back to your tour's start point.

Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

5. 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 3 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.

Hahndorf: 3-Hour Dining Experience with Wine

6. Hahndorf: 3-Hour Dining Experience with Wine

Experience a 7-course meal designed to showcase fresh ingredients, local delicacies, and delicious wines, produced and prepared on the estate. Take in the beautiful views of the estate as you dine, savoring fine wine carefully chosen to complement each dish. Enjoy 7 meals crafted with seasonal ingredients grown on the estate or produced by farmers in the area.

Hahndorf: Wine Tasting and Blending Experience

7. Hahndorf: Wine Tasting and Blending Experience

Enjoy a crash course in winemaking and tuck into wine and cheese during a class at a winery. Head to the winery's tasting room to meet the experienced cellar door team. Go behind the scenes and learn how wine is made. Then, with the team's guidance, create your own master blend. After bottling your masterpiece, sit back and enjoy a cheese platter and a glass of wine. Leave with a personalized bottle of your signature blend to show off your newfound prowess.

The Lane Vineyard: Gathering Experience

8. The Lane Vineyard: Gathering Experience

Take a seat and enjoy a miniature wine tasting that showcases the harmony between The Lane Vineyard's estate wines and restaurant menu. Discover the flagship Estate range thoughtfully paired with amuse-bouche by the chef. Take in the views of the Mount Lofty Ranges as you enjoy wine and the beautiful estate.

The Lane Vineyard: Winemaker's Experience

9. The Lane Vineyard: Winemaker's Experience

Go behind the scenes in a state-of-the-art winery for a crash course in winemaking with expert winemakers. Enjoy an interactive experience, going through the art of winemaking before being unleashed to create a personal master blend! After bottling a masterpiece, indulge in an immersive sensory experience that captures the best of The Lane Vineyard - Gathering Experience. Step in to a world of single vineyard excellence with a curated flight of Estate and Heritage wines carefully paired with creations from the chef.

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What people are saying about Hahndorf

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 178 reviews

This tour is a perfect one day tour of Adelaide and surrounds. City, MV and Glenelg with some extras in between. Russell is a perfect host and guide. Full of knowledge, very accommodating, keeps the tour on time but satisfies every request. A really great tour, for good value and just a lovely day out. Even if you don’t like bus or guided tours- you will love this one.

Russell was the most amazing tour guide you could ask for. My partner and I are from Adelaide and did the wine tour last minute as another canceled and it was even better than the other could have been! Lovely servers and venues, and once again Russell is second to none!! ♥️

I was a great day thanks Paul the wineries we visited were really nice and lunch was yummo I would highly recommend Bums on Seats bus tours

Great tour! Highly recommend it! Russell was a fantastic guide.

Great day out if you have a time limit on staying in Adelaide.