- Full-day tour of the Barossa Valley with wine tastings and Hahndorf visit, from Adelaide
- Take in the towns and scenery along the River Torrens, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley
- Visit one of the oldest wineries in the Barossa, Seppeltsfield Winery.
- Enjoy a guided wine tasting at Jacobs Creek, whose origins go back more than 150 years to the valley’s first commercial vineyard
- Visit Barossa Chateau and see the extensive rose gardens that Queen Elizabeth inaugurated in 2002
- Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch followed by a wine tasting at Barossa Chateau
- Stroll down the tree-lined streets of Hahndorf and take in the timber frame (fachwerk) architecture
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What You Can Expect
Start with a drive along a scenic route that follows the River Torrens and winds through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Pass Kangaroo Creek Reservoir and Millbrooke Reservoir, which provide water to Adelaide, then continue through quaint Williamstown, the southern gateway to the Barossa Valley.
Stop after about an hour on the road at Seppeltsfield Winery. Established in 1851, the winery includes more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards with shiraz and grenache grapes, the traditional grapes cultivated in the Barossa
Continue into the Barossa Valley to arrive at Jacob’s Creek. Started by an immigrant from Bavaria who planted the valley’s first commercial vineyard in 1847, Jacob’s Creek is now one of Australia’s most famous wineries. Take a walking tour of the Jacob’s Creek display vineyard and learn about its 14 grape varieties, then enjoy a guided tasting of several of the winery’s delicious wines.
Next, drive to the Menglers Hill Lookout to take in amazing views of the valley’s vineyards, hills and farms. Admire huge sculptures made from local marble and granite at the Barossa Sculpture Park located just below the lookout.
Then head to Barossa Chateau, which is surrounded by 22 acres (9 hectares) of rose gardens and more than 30,000 roses. The chateau's grand ballroom features 18th- and 19th-century art and antiquities including an extensive collection of porcelain from important makers like Meissen, Sevres, Worchester, Chelsea and Stinton.
Stroll to the restaurant for a delicious 2-course lunch with the option to purchase wine to accompany your meal. Then visit Creed Wines, also located on the property, to sample some of their fine wines.
Hop back on your coach to travel to Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills that is the oldest remaining German settlement in Australia. Stroll under 100-year-old elm and plane trees on the main street and take in the quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms of the town.
On your return to Adelaide, pass through the lush Adelaide Hills and villages such as Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. After an 8-hour tour, your guide returns you to your Adelaide hotel in the early evening.
We had the best day out, driver was informative, funny and even organized a candle for my sisters birthday at lunch time. Well done everyone....
Really good trip, driver/guide excellent.
We had a lovely day, great driver very knowledgeable about the area, kept us on time, guess the only thing I would mention we didn't have enough time at the wonderful Hahndorf and all those shops.
this tour was very good.
Had a great time, driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I was a solo traveller and well below the average age of our people on this tour. However still throroughly enjoyed myself. Would have loved more than an hour in Handorf. Company was very helpful over the phone whilst booking.
This was an exceptional tour and I would recommend it to everyone. They were very prompt at picking us up from the hotel and dropping us at the bus station, we then got onto other coaches that were all well signed as to which tour they were. The coach driver was brilliant...very informative, entertaining and gave us a running commentary through the trip giving us a history of the Barossa Valley and the places we visited. Seppeltfields and Jacobs Creek were both very scenic and good fun doing the wine tasting, I had never done it before. Lunch at Chateau Barossa was very tasty, with a good choice on the menu and it was well presented. We then went to Hahndorf which I can only describe as a slightly bizarre German Town, this was good but probably my least favourite bit of the entire trip. We were then dropped back to the bus station where we transferred to buses that dropped us back at our hotel. All very well organised and it ran very smoothly.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day and the driver was very informative.
Very enjoyable day, wine tasting and lunch could not fault and the tour guides knowledge of the area and the local history made it a very interesting day.
Long day but we'll worth it.
Beautiful area, megga vineyards and a great driver who filled us in on the history of the region. Hahndorf was a class act and we would be keen to go there again but in the Summer Months. All in all Adelaide is a great City and Area and I would recommend this to anyone!