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Adelaide Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2014

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Once known as the ‘city of churches’, Adelaide cast off its conservative veneer many years ago. These days it’s a multicultural city that’s deservedly proud of its cultural and arts scene, fabulous opportunities for great wine and food, and vibrant calendar of annual festive events. The River Torrens runs through Adelaide’s city center, and the wide tree-lined streets, green squares, lovely architecture and surrounding parklands set the scene for a relaxed, sophisticated and entertaining city experience.

Day 1: Festival City

Adelaide’s festive center is the riverfront Adelaide Festival Centre, hosting the alternative fun of the February Fringe Festival and the classic concerts of the March arts festival. To get an idea of Adelaide’s riverside layout, take a morning sightseeing tour of the fine buildings lining lovely North Terrace. In March, the nearby Botanic Gardens provide the venue for music from near and far during the WOMADelaide world music festival. If you’re a sports fan, make the pilgrimage to catch a game of cricket at the pretty Adelaide Oval, with its Don Bradman cricketing collection.

Day 2: Foodie’s Favorite

Modern Australian cuisine combines fine local produce and French culinary techniques, with particularly spectacular results in Adelaide. To see how much the locals love their food, visit the lively Adelaide Central Market to browse artisan cheeses, bakery goods, seafood and seasonal produce. Chinatown is another good source of appetite-arousing aromas, with cheap and cheerful cafes as well as Asian fine dining restaurants. Nearby Gouger Street is a popular foodie locale, with standout Italian pizzerias and cafes.

Day 3: Further Afield

The source of all that food lovers’ fresh produce is right on Adelaide’s doorstep, including award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions. Wildlife lovers head south to Kangaroo Island, where seals, wallabies and sea lions frolic, and koalas graze on gum leaves. The mountain landscapes and villages have a German flavor in pretty Hahndorf, and the Fleurieu Peninsula combines seaside towns, riverboat history and McLaren Vale vineyards.

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Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the rich heritage of the Barossa Valley on a guided full-day wine and food tasting tour. Though a small valley, Barossa is home to some of ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.24

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 28 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Adelaide on this afternoon coach tour with an optional river cruise. Your guide shares facts about the city as you see landmarks in ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.88

Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Discover the McLaren Vale wine region and taste top local wines on a day tour from Adelaide. Travel through pretty seaside towns and mountain ranges, spend ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.82

Adelaide Super Saver: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour plus Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Over two days, see Adelaide’s major city-center attractions, plus visit the town of Hahndorf and South Australia’s renowned Barossa Valley! Ideal for ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $144.41

Adelaide City Tour with River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission

4 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

A perfect blend of old and new, from historic buildings to modern architecture, picturesque parks and the regions finest food and wine, Adelaide has something ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.24

2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Take two days to discover the wildlife of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. You’ll see pelicans, sea lions, koalas and, of course, kangaroos, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $533.19

2-Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from Adelaide

Explore Kangaroo Island on a fun 2-day tour that's perfect for travelers who enjoy an active adventure in the great outdoors. Get close to koalas, kangaroos ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $383.93

3-Day Small-Group Eco-Tour from Adelaide: Flinders Ranges

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Spend three days exploring the Flinders Ranges on this eco-tour from Adelaide. See the wildlife of Wilpena Pound, gain insight into Aboriginal culture and ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $612.00

Dolphin Cruise from Adelaide with Optional Dolphin Swim

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Spot dolphins in Holdfast Bay on a dolphin-watching cruise from Adelaide. Setting sail from Glenelg marina on a catamaran, you’ll sail out onto the bay for a ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $59.88

Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

See the stunning beauty of Adelaide’s native bushland on a small group bicycle tour down from the summit of Mount Lofty. On this relaxing, all-downhill ride, ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.18

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