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Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

1. 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.

Coffin Bay: 1-Day Seafood, Wine and Nature Tour

2. Coffin Bay: 1-Day Seafood, Wine and Nature Tour

Be picked up directly from your Port Lincoln accommodation and start the day heading to Coffin Bay National Park and walking on the footprint free Almonta Beach. Spot lots lot native wildlife such as kangaroo's and emus. Have morning tea overlooking Coffin Bay National Park before the tour highlight, the Coffin Bay Oysters Lease Tour. Travel out to their oyster lease, learning about the industry, how to shuck your own oysters and then taste them. Take a town tour from the boat before sitting down for lunch at iconic seafood restaurant, 1802 Oyster Bay to sample more fresh Coffin Bay seafood.  On the way back into Port Lincoln visit Boston Bay Wines to taste their signature wines.

From Adelaide: McLaren Vale Small Group Winery Tour

3. 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.

Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

4. 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.

Adelaide: Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

5. Adelaide: Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

Start your day with a freshly roasted espresso, a hot breakfast and a fully guided small group tour of Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the best market espresso and healthy brewed tea or a thick and rich hot chocolate. Watch the market open up while you savor a healthy breakfast before being guided around the markets by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. During your tour of the markets, taste a delicious selection of foods from South Australian artisan food producers, meet the suppliers, stallholders and producers whose families have traded in the market for generations. This small group tour is hosted by local guides and is serious fun for those with a passion for great food and the people who grow and supply it to the tables. Food lovers will delight in exploring the Adelaide Central Markets, a culinary icon established in 1869. Tours are designed by one of South Australia's noted food experts, Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of South Australia’s finest produce market is second to none.

Adelaide Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

6. Adelaide Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Adelaide, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Clare Valley: Wine Region Day Tour with Wine Tasting

7. Clare Valley: Wine Region Day Tour with Wine Tasting

The day begins with pickup from your hotel and heads into the heart of Clare Valley. The tour has been designed to provide a unique insight into this beloved wine region and how it came to be, as well as offering samples of the very best South Australian food and wine along the way. The first stop of the day is to Clare Valley’s very first winery, which was built by the Jesuits in 1851. Sevenhills Cellars is a secret site, bursting with spiritual character, a seductive array of wines, and some of the world’s oldest vines which were started with cuttings from the nearby Bungaree Station. Next, travel along quaint back roads, colorful vineyards, and sprawling farmland as you travel to a selection of the Valley’s most prestigious wineries. Highlights of the day include Hill River Estate, Pikes, Paulett, and Reillys. Choose which winery you’d like to stop at for lunch, and soak up views of the rolling countryside while you eat. After lunch, visit the historic township of Mintaro, which was established in the mid 1800s as an overnight stop for farmers moving their produce. Later, head west into the Skillogallee Valley to discover the contrast of wines from those in the east, Choose between award-winning wineries such as Kilikanoon, Mitchell, Penna Lane, Eldrege, and Jeanneret for more spectacular tasting sessions.

Adelaide Central Market Small Group Tour with Lunch

8. Adelaide Central Market Small Group Tour with Lunch

Explore the food scene of Adelaide on a small group tour of Adelaide Central Market, and meet the producers who supply the market with fresh produce 5 days a week. Avail of an itinerary created by the food expert, Mark Gleeson, who has over 30 years experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries. Benefit from the local knowledgeable of an expert guide who will show you around the different stalls and introduce you to food you might otherwise not get the chance to taste. Meet the people who grow and supply food to the market for discerning households and restaurants, and sample a selection of produce from artisan producers across south Australia. Meet suppliers and stallholders whose families have traded in the market for generations. Then, make your way to the Market Café and watch the world go by as you enjoy a delicious lunch.

Adelaide: Wine and Wildlife 4WD Tour

9. Adelaide: Wine and Wildlife 4WD Tour

A local 4WD tour company and an award-winning McLaren Vale based food caterer have joined forces to offer an exclusive 4WD food safari under 1 hour south of Adelaide. This tour takes you on an exciting day’s exploration of new food and wine experiences, combined with an exhilarating journey through the pristine natural beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula. You’ll travel off the tourist track into wooded valleys, rolling hills, and magnificent coastal landscapes. You will also meet local wildlife while caressing your taste buds with a visit to the world-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region and a "surprise" private lunch experience. Following a drive along the magnificent length of Silversands Beach, you’ll savour hand-made cheese and other local produce, and taste premium local wine and craft beer. This tour is an exceptional opportunity to discover the world-acclaimed McLaren Vale wine region in company with the people who help make it a visitor’s delight.

From Adelaide: Yoga and Wine Day Retreat

10. From Adelaide: Yoga and Wine Day Retreat

Embark on a relaxing adventure that will nourish and awaken all of your senses on this yoga, foodie and nature retreat. Enjoy an eco lunch with local produce and an organic wine tasting. After being greeted by your local guide, it's time to leave the city behind and head to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit a specialty store featuring a range of local produce, slow fashion items, and homewares. Spend time exploring and grab a coffee. Next, yoga mats in hand, wander across the road to the newly revamped Myponga Reservoir, where the local yogi awaits. After a one-hour class with the local kangaroos looking on, feel the stresses of the daily grind slipping away. Next, take a short drive to Gemtree Wines. Trailblazers in the biodynamic wine scene, they are believers in regeneration and have planted more than 50,000 trees in a wetland beyond the vineyard. Hear their story and connect with nature on a 45-minute guided walk on the Gemtree Eco-Trail. Finally, it's time to relax at the bohemian-style pop-up picnic with all the bells and whistles. Set among the secluded bushland, enjoy a gourmet lunch of healthy local produce. Feeling wonderfully relaxed, it's time to add a little indulgence. After all, wellness is about balance. Head up to the vineyards tasting room with beautiful views for an exclusive foodie experience. Enjoy a wine flight of 6 Gemtree biodynamic and certified organic wines. Paired with a delectable platter of native foods, cheese, and bread, there is no better way to complete the day.

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4.6 / 5

based on 17 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.

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. The day was beautiful and picture perfect for photos. The itinerary was well planned and at a good pace. Plenty of time to explore Handorf and enjoy the wine tasting. Great scenery up Adelaide Hills and the wineries. Glenelg was so pretty with the gorgeous sunset. Craig was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely worth it.

Awesome day, great tour. Craig our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone who wants a taste of Hahndorf and Adelaide wineries

Would highly recommend this tour. Craig our guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable of the area and made it a fun filled day.

A great way to see the markets!! Excellent guide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐