- 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
- Munch on a morning treat at a bakery that is renowned for its breads, pies, cakes and German fare
- 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 Lyndoch Bakery, where you can snack on a complimentary coffee or tea and a sampler plate of German treats.
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.
This tour was amazing!
Excellent tour. It was peak time in Adelaide but there was still plenty of room on our coach. Our driver/guide was friendly and gave an informative commentary throughout the drive in both directions. The sensory wine tasting at Jacob's Creek winery was a definite learning experience and the 2 course lunch at Chateau Barossa exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this tour to all who want a quick taster of the Barossa and Hahndorf