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See the highlights of Adelaide, and customize your sightseeing experience with optional upgrades for a River Torrens cruise and admission to the Adelaide Zoo. The 3-hour city coach tour introduces you to Adelaide’s blend of historical structures, contemporary architecture and pretty parks as you see sights like St Peter’s Cathedral and the North Terrace. Plus, visit Haigh’s Chocolates for tastings and a cup of coffee. If you select an upgrade, you’ll enjoy leisurely sightseeing from the water on a river cruise and check out the beloved pandas at the Adelaide Zoo.

Highlights

  • Morning sightseeing tour of Adelaide by coach
  • Visit the North Terrace to admire its abundance of historical buildings
  • See Colonel Light’s Lookout, and enjoy chocolate samples at Haigh’s Chocolates
  • Upgrade to include a Torrens River cruise on the Popeye
  • Upgrade to include entrance to the Adelaide Zoo
  • Meet Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas in Australia, if option selected
  • Hotel pickup included

What You Can Expect

Adelaide City Tour with Optional River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission

Pandas at Adelaide Zoo

City tour only:
After hotel pickup, settle into your coach and meet your guide, who provides commentary about Adelaide’s historical charm, abundant green space, contemporary architecture and heritage buildings during your 3-hour city sightseeing tour.

Head to the North Terrace, home to the city’s main memorials and historical landmarks, and disembark the coach to walk down the Rundle Mall. Check out Colonel Light’s Lookout, named for Adelaide’s founder and said to be where he mapped out his plans for the city; stop by St Peter’s Cathedral; and visit Haigh’s Chocolate’s for a sample of these local delights accompanied by a cup of coffee or tea. Other attractions you may see on your tour include Trinity Church, Victoria Square, Hutt Street, Parliament House, the River Torrens, Parliament House, the Terraces (West, East and South) and Montefiore Hill.

Your tour concludes on King William Street.

River Torrens cruise upgrade:
At Elder Park, hop aboard your boat, the Popeye, for your 40-minute cruise along the River Torrens. Enjoy views of the city center from the water, and watch for several types of birds and ducks that swim and waddle around the riverfront. This leisurely ride is an excellent way to soak up Adelaide’s scenery. Your cruise concludes with return to the departure point.

River Torrens cruise and Adelaide Zoo admission upgrade:
The most comprehensive sightseeing experience, this option includes entry to the Adelaide Zoo after the river cruise; just disembark the boat at a jetty located a short walk from the entrance to the zoo. The pandas are the main event, and you’ll have an allocated time to view them. Before this time, explore the zoo independently to see the 300 animal species, including giraffes, lions and flamingos. Perhaps get something to eat or drink at one of the cafes, if you wish (own expense), before making your way to the state-of-the-art panda exhibit at the appropriate time.

This is a can’t-miss opportunity to see the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia—Funi, born in 2006, and Wang Wang, born in 2005. Learn about the Chinese research center where the pandas were born, and observe their lazy grazing on bamboo stalks.

When you leave the zoo, hop back on the boat to ride back to the city center, where you’ll dock at Elder Park to disembark. Your tour ends here.

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Customer Reviews

Kel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really enjoyed the whole day, Driver was very obliging....would highly recommend

Anthony P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way of seeing Adelaide. Driver very knowledgable, River Cruise well worth the money.

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Bus driver was full of local knowledge and was very helpful

Wendy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Adelaide tour was fantastic. Terrific coach driver who was able to tell us all we needed to know. We had travelled to Adelaide by train and as we didn't want to hire a car this was a great way to see the city and get our bearings of where things were.

Maxine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The city tour gave us a good introduction to the main sites of interest in the city and the driver was full of interest facts. Worth doing on your first day in Adelaide.

Liz G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I was picked up promptly from my hotel. Phil, the driver who also conducted the bus tour, was very informative and helpful. We got caught up by the Adelaide Marathon which made it hard for him to keep to time since some roads were closed, but Phil showed us everything. We didn't feel at all rushed at any point. The river cruise was pleasant, and the boat stopped right next to the Zoo for those who were going on there afterwards. I would thoroughly recommend this tour as a good introduction to Adelaide.

Susan U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Comfortable coaches, informative commentary, efficient service, easy to deal with. A most enjoyable day. Thanks.

Doris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

At the end of the tour You can stay at the Zoo as much as you want,. I enjoy My day in Adelaide with Viator

GreenP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Well organised, interesting tour. Guide was very friendly and informative.

Janine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

I really enjoyed this tour! The driver was very informative and funny. He explained everything in detail. We visited an Trinity Church which was fascinating. Oh, and the trip to Haigh's chocolates.....what bliss. Unlike other tours (Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart), you get to see into the factory complex and the tour guide from Haighs was very informative. You get to have a coffee/tea while there and, of course, try and buy chocolates. I then travelled on the 'popeye' and loved the commentary on board. It was a great tour overall and I'd go again. Just one word of warning though - it is important to phone and check the tour the day before. When I did so, my booking - although confirmed - wasn't showing.

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