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Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

At Taste the Barossa we focus on QUALITY!! With exquisite cellar door experiences across three World Class Wineries, you’ll have the opportunity to taste many wine varieties, and enjoy a Chef prepared Barossa feast for lunch from the award-winning Salters Kitchen at Saltrams Winery. Join us for a full day of tantalising wine tasting, sumptuous food and a sprinkling of Sightseeing. Hop on the prettiest bus you’ll see in Adelaide and relax and enjoy expert commentary from one of our knowledgeable tour guides as you head off on your Barossa Valley Adventure and Travel the scenic route through the beautiful Adelaide Hills as you enjoy some information and humour along the way. Look out for Kangaroos, and Emu’s and marvel at the changing landscape as we approach the Barossa Valley and glimpse our first vines. Time to awaken your taste buds with our first tasting at one of the most photographed buildings in the Barossa, the stunning Chateau Yaldara. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of your surroundings as the host takes you through a beautiful, structured wine tasting. There’s time to explore the property, walk around the grounds, take photos by the fountain, and explore the hidden tunnels that lie beneath this spectacular Chateau. Our next stop is the quaint country town of Tanunda, where you can amble along the high street, browse in the local shops, or grab yourself a coffee, take a seat and have a relaxing 20 mins of watching the world go by. Our next winery experience is the beautiful, heart-warming and wholesome Saltrams. Let the hosts tantalise your palate as they showcase their favourite drops and share their knowledge with you on all things wine making in their rustic Cellar Door Barrel Hall. After the tasting it’s time for lunch, where you’ll enjoy an absolute Barossa feast with a selection of the finest Chef prepared hot and cold dishes, from the award winning Salters Kitchen. There’s no rushing your meal, with ample time to enjoy some good company, get to know your fellow travellers. We head now to Menglers Hill lookout for a view and a half! Check out the Valley, see where you’ve been and where you’re heading, as it’s now time to head to the 3rd winery and the most exclusive cellar door experience of your tour the stunning Rosenvale Winery. Opening only for Taste the Barossa guests, prepare to be WOW’d !!! The passion is palpable as Rosevale’s’ hosts generously share with you the most spectacular wines you will surely ever taste. World Class is an understatement! Finally, a picturesque drive through Seppeltsfield will round off your perfect Barossa adventure, with time to grab a photo of the iconic Date Palms and learn about their fascinating origin, and the iconic Seppeltsfield legacy. Time now to sit back, listen to some quite music and watch the scenery go by, or perhaps close your eyes for a quick nap, as we express back to Adelaide for approximately 5:30 PM and finish the perfect Barossa Adventure.

From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

Embark on a guided tour to the historic village of Hahndorf and Barossa valley from Adelaide. Immerse yourself into the culture of the area with guided winery visits, wine tastings, and lunch. After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Your first stop will be at Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Up next, 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 just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

Full day Adelaide Highlights Join this full-day small-group tour featuring some of Adelaide's finest experiences, including Mount Lofty, 2 hours to explore the German settlement town of Hahndorf and two wine tastings in the beautiful McLaren Vale. Pickup is available from several selected locations around Adelaide CBD with tours departing 7 days a week. Your tour starts with a City Highlights tour. Enjoy our expert commentary as you get your bearings and learn about Adelaide's history. 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, we 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. Time now to sit back and relax as we head to McLaren Vale through the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Keep your eyes peeled as you watch the countryside roll by as you may spot Kangaroos, Koalas and Emus on route. Time to prime your taste buds for your first sumptuous tasting at Haselgrove Wines. Savour a mixture of red and white wines as your host walks you through a structured tasting experience. There is also an option to purchase a cheese tasting plate to enjoy (at own cost). Hop back on board for the short drive to our next winery experience but be sure to have your camera poised for some unique photo opportunities on the way. The next wine tasting session of the day is the exquisite Chapel Hill Winery. Enjoy this beautiful and historic Chapel setting steeped in history as your host pours award winning wines for you savour. On the return trip to Adelaide, we'll travel along the scenic coastline and back to Adelaide via the beautiful seaside suburb of Glenelg. There's time for 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 your 15 minute stroll, and hop back on the bus and head back to Adelaide.

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

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.

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Get picked up from your Glenelg or Adelaide hotel and begin following the River Torrens through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Learn about local wineries and sample their wines along the way. Enjoy your choice of six delicious lunch options. Discover the beauty of the Adelaide Hills as you travel along the River Torrens up past Kangaroo Creek Dam and past a chain of ponds to your first stop, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Travel onwards over Barossa Reservoir to Williamstown in Southern Barossa and stop at Kies Family Wines for more tastings and a beautiful lunch. "Time permitting & subject to closures on some days, Please notify the driver on first meet any requests?" In the afternoon, travel to the The Barossa Chocolate Factory, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and further wineries before returning to Adelaide at approximately 5:15 PM.

Adelaide: Rooftop Climbing Experience of the Adelaide Oval

Adelaide: Rooftop Climbing Experience of the Adelaide Oval

On this exhilarating 2-hour experience, you will climb along the impressive roofline of Adelaide Oval. Your guide will provide commentary covering a mix of local history, quirky facts and point out significant landmarks around Adelaide and surroundings. The tour begins on an open viewing deck, where you can take in the impressive vista. If you're more adventurous, you can try out the lean out point at 164-feet (50 meters) above the ground. Next you will visit the City View area, where you can take in amazing views of the city below. This tour runs throughout the day, including the early evening when you can take in the gorgeous setting sun and twinkling city lights below. After your rooftop tour, you will be gifted a group photo, a souvenir cap and an achievement certificate.

Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf & Mount Lofty from Adelaide

Depart your city hotel for an afternoon tour of the Adelaide Hills. Drive along North Terrace - Adelaide’s cultural precinct - on the way 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, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.

Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Barossa Valley on this hot air balloon tour from Nuriootpa. Watch the sunrise as you soar over the valley and end your experience with a mouth-watering breakfast on the ground. Meet your pilot and crew approximately 2 hours before sunrise at the reception center in Nuriootpa. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable all terrain vehicle for the drive to the launch site. Drive through the Barossa Valley which is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. Have the option to join in with the balloon preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up, and away. Wave goodbye to the crew who will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Relax and take in the amazing 360⁰ views. Experience the peace and beauty of floating over the countryside as the sun is rising. Fly for about 1 hour before landing somewhere downwind. Once you have landed your crew will meet you and it’s time to pack the balloon away. Hop back in the comfy vehicle and head back to the reception center for breakfast. The morning ends with a delicious Barossa breakfast back at the reception center with a view over Penfolds Stonewell vineyards. Chat with your fellow passengers and pilot about the morning's events, while sipping sparkling wine and indulging in the best Barossa produce.

From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

Enjoy a delightful tour of South Australia’s premier tourist region, the Fleurieu Peninsula. This tour begins with a picturesque journey through the Adelaide Hills to the historical Scottish settlement of Strathalbyn. Here you will stop for some free time and morning tea in High Street (own expense). Continue on to the paddle steamer town of Goolwa where you'll have a brief tour of the town including the wharf, barrage and beach. On your way to Victor Harbor, cruise past the charming coastal town of Port Elliot including Horseshoe Bay, and stop at Whale Lookout for a photo opportunity. Upon arrival at Victor Harbor, South Australia’s most popular seaside village, wander through the main street, sampling the fresh local product. Enjoy free time to explore Victor Harbor. Visit one of the many pubs or cafes for lunch, and following that, you may choose to explore Granite Island, where you might even catch a glimpse of a Southern Right Whale during the winter months. Your tour then continues through the wine-making region of McLaren Vale, best known for producing outstanding Shiraz, and you'll enjoy a scenic drive through South Australia’s southern metropolitan beaches of Port Noarlunga and Moana before returning to Adelaide.

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Join us on a small group tour to the world-famous Barossa Valley, as we drive through the scenic Adelaide Hills, leading you through the charming villages of Lyndoch, Tanunda, and Nuriootpa, where you can immerse yourself in the rich wine culture of the region. Indulge in wine tastings at four exceptional cellar doors and enjoy a delectable lunch at one of our favourite winery restaurants. On request, we can discover additional attractions like Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and the Barossa Chocolate Factory. This full-day Barossa Valley wine tour offers an unforgettable experience accompanied by expert commentary from our knowledgeable driver/guide.

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It was very enjoyable. The minibus was comfortable, our guide, Craig, had a wealth of knowledge on the city of Adelaide and all its attractions, where to go for the best food, entertainment etc He was quite entertaining as well. The stops were well thought out without them being for too long. The wineries visited were great, Mt Lofty was a great photo opportunity and Hahndorf was fab. Ended the day at Glenelg in time to see the sunset. A wonderful day out. Highly recommend it.

This day trip was amazing! JR was such a funny guide, very knowledgeable and knew just how to break the ice between us. I went as a solo female traveler and didn't feel out of place at all! The three wineries were amazing, the first had the best wines overall, and the third was very intimate as they closed the winery just for our group, so you felt you could ask so many questions! Highly recommend, the best trip I have ever booked via GYG.

This is my first time to visit Adelaide,My tourist guide gave me a lot of experience about Adelaide.Parry is the tourist guide with me all the trip and explained to me wherever we went.The car was comfortable enough to travel.The only thing I was disappointed is my wife couldn’t go together with me because she was sick on that day. Of all I will recommend to all of my friends and family to use this company when they are visiting Adelaide.

This was a fabulous day trip exploring 3 Barossa wineries as well as visits to some great viewpoints along the way. Our guide Jason was amazing! He was incredibly friendly, helpful and informative and really made this experience something to remember.

It was a great day out really enjoyed myself was with great company the wine was amazing and Jason the driver was really great he made the trip more enjoyable