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Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

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74 reviews

Activity provider: See Adelaide & Beyond

Adelaide: Highlights, Hahndorf, & McLaren Vale Wine Tastings

Activity provider: See Adelaide & Beyond
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From US$ 77.21 per person

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This small-group tour packs a punch, filled with must-see highlights of Adelaide. It's a day packed full of sightseeing, wine tasting, and beautiful scenery.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Learn about the history of Adelaide
  • Have your camera ready as you take in incredible panoramic views from the summit of Mount Lofty
  • Explore the quaint town of Hahndorf
  • Enjoy a spectacular drive through the heart of the Adelaide Hills
  • Have your taste buds primed as you enjoy a wine tasting at Chapel Hill Wines
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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.

  • Pickup from selected hotels around the Adelaide CBD
  • Wine tasting at two wineries
  • Guided day-trip
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
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4.9 /5

based on 74 reviews

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A good orientation to Adelaide and the hills, but too long spent in Hahnforf for me. I didn't find this tourist town appealing and 2.5 hours out of a 8 hour tour was too long. I would liked to have known earlier that a cheese platter was available at the first winery.

September 12, 2022

We absolutely enjoyed this trip and would highly recommend it to our friends and family. It's suitable for tourist, suitable for anyone that plans to live long term in Adelaide - we learnt so much about Adelaide from Craig who is so passionate and friendly. The value for money was great - amount of places we visited and transport plus 2 wine tasting! It's also perfect for us as we didn't want to rent a car/drive, that way we both get to drink :)

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July 31, 2022

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.

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May 21, 2022

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