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McLaren Vale: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with City or Local Pickup

1. McLaren Vale: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with City or Local Pickup

Discover South Australia’s popular McLaren Vale wine region just 40 minutes south of Adelaide on a hop-on-hop-off tour. Hop on and off along the trail as you please and visit up to 15 wineries. Tour your way with the help of a comprehensive timetable and info-pack to assist your planning. Set along the Fleurieu coastline, McLaren Vale offers lush rolling vines and hilltop views over the valley and to the sea. During your tour, admire the spectacular vistas from many of the optimally sited wineries, and enjoy the picnic areas and benches suitable for all. Along the trail, take advantage of the chance to taste various wines from McLaren Vale, which is now as much known for its newer wine styles such as Sangiovese and Barbera as it is for the more traditional Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz still accounts for 50% of the crush and for good reason – any fan of big dry reds will love the world-class Shiraz coming out of this region. The trail also makes the most of McLaren Vale's rich and varied food offerings, and there are options to suit every taste and budget. Nibble on a grazing platter of local produce, indulge in some fine dining, or grab a bite at one of the numerous cafes and bakeries in the township. Alternatively, bring a picnic and perch on the hilltop at Kay Brothers enjoying the serenity and stunning views.

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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.

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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.

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From Adelaide: Boutique Barossa Luxury Wine Tour

4. From Adelaide: Boutique Barossa Luxury Wine Tour

Whisk away from your hotel to the gorgeous Barossa Valley in a luxury vehicle and spoil yourself with a full day of fine wine and fabulous food. Relax on a day of luxury with door to door transfers from your Adelaide or Barossa accommodation and a group size no larger than six. Combining expert knowledge with any recommendations, your professional wine guide will choose boutique wineries. Typically, visit smaller boutique wineries with fantastic wine, along with some more world-renowned names like Penfolds or Yalumba, should your group desire. Enjoy tastings at two wineries in the morning and two wineries in the afternoon, breaking up your day with a banquet style lunch at one of the Barossa's most popular restaurants. At Harvest Kitchen, savor a seasonal spread of their most popular dishes to share, with your choice of local wine or beer.

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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 5 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.

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McLaren Vale: Private Gemtree Wines Biodynamic Winery Tour

6. McLaren Vale: Private Gemtree Wines Biodynamic Winery Tour

Allow yourself to have a refreshing change from the city and sample some fine wine in McLaren Vale. The moon and nature are secret contributors to Gemtree's wines. Join this private tour and see how they apply biodynamic farming with a bite to eat and a glass of wine. Your knowledgeable guide will share details about biodynamic grape growing and winemaking processes during a relaxing walk and you will see firsthand how this philosophy is applied in the vineyards. Complete your tour with a delicious regional platter featuring some of the vale’s finest cured meats, cheeses, condiments, and locally baked bread along with a glass of Gemtree regional wine. Enjoy a bottle of wine (from the regional range) to take home as a gift.

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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.

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Adelaide Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour

8. 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.

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Adelaide Central Market and City EcoCaddy Tour

9. Adelaide Central Market and City EcoCaddy Tour

City icons, landscapes, architecture, history, culinary delights, a picnic lunch and accompanied by passionate local guides - Adelaide lifestyle in a snapshot. Start your day at the Adelaide Central Market, where your Market Guide will take you on a sensory and interactive gourmet experience of Adelaide’s most visited tourist attraction. Tours are designed by one of the states 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. Hear the stories, taste the food, pick up a picnic lunch and then your guide will take you to join your EcoCaddy tour, a tour of the CBD in an eco-friendly EcoCaddy - enjoy the history, architecture and landscapes. 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 our tables.

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What people are saying about Adelaide

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great host, great knowledge and thoroughly enjoyed each experience! Offered a well rounded introduction to Adelaide and all it has to offer. Craig is a welcoming host willing to share his passion for this wonderful city. We will be back!!!

Wonderful day from start to finish. Loved Hahndorf, very pretty and quirky place. Otto's bakery supplied a delicious pie for lunch. Was a surprise to see'The Cube'. Highly recommended.

You have to be prepared to pay for your wine samples. Enjoy the tour, and finish with a visit to the Gin distillery

Nathan was awesome Really well organised and run tour Fun crowd too Great day Will do it again when we can

Excellent and informative tour. Highly recommended