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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. 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.

Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

2. Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

Enjoy a beautiful kayak ride on Adelaides’ famous River Torren's. Take in the city sights from this unique perspective and experience a ride that you have never done so before. On this 1.5-hour guided tour, all kayak and safety-related equipment are included for your convenience.  Embark on this group activity and make the best out of this picturesque paddling experience on the famous river. With an easy-to-reach meeting point and little to no kayak experience needed, this tour is perfect for all ages and abilities.

The Ultimate Day Tour of Adelaide and Hahndorf

3. The Ultimate Day Tour of Adelaide and Hahndorf

Your driver/guide will introduce you to this delightful city, which is surrounded by parklands with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, and the Australian National Wine Centre, where you will have free time to explore the Wine Discovery Journey Museum. Pass Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval. After a lunch break (not included), enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, and check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

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4.8 / 5

based on 102 reviews

Very nicely arranged and paced. Maybe we were lucky, coz we had a wonderful driver/tour guide - Tom who was hilarious, and very knowledgeable, plus a super smooth driver. We visited a few places we were not actually expected to visit. The wine tasting at McLaren Vale was amazing too! Tom certainly played a big role in making our experience more memorable and enjoyable. In all, a very nice day tour that I feel that I can highly recommend.

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

Our guide Bruce was very knowledgeable and provided great insights of the local area - a fine story teller, who provided a cruisy and relaxing experience. Thank you so much for hosting us in this great city Bruce! Your wit, patience and conversation was quite a delight!

Fantastic driver who was a great guide and we're lucky to have a good group. Both wineries were fantastic and was overall a great tour to do early in your trip to get a few ideas of where to go in your next few days

Very friendly, informative trip. A full day well worth the value. Craig, u did an amazing job.