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Adelaide City Tour with optional River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission

Adelaide, Australia
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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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 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, enjoy leisurely sightseeing from the water on a river cruise and/or check out the beloved pandas at the Adelaide Zoo.
  • 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
City tour only: After hotel pickup, settle into your coach and meet your guide, who provides commentary about Adelaide’s historic charm, abundant green space, contemporary architecture and heritage buildings during your 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. 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, Parliament House, the Torrens River, the Terraces (West, East, and South) and Montefiore Hill.

Your tour concludes on King William Street.

Torrens River cruise upgrade: At Elder Park, hop aboard your boat, the Popeye, for your cruise along the Torrens River. 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.

Torrens River 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 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 dock at Elder Park to disembark. Your tour ends here.
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Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours
Starting point for your morning tour around Adelaide
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Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga
Go through the heart of Adelaide City
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Travel down Gouger Street home to Adelaide's Chinatown and some of the city's trendiest bars and cafes
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Beehive Corner Building
See the entrance towards Rundle Mall with the famous Haigh's Chocolate shop on the corner
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Rundle Mall
See Adelaide's shopping hub, one of the first outdoor shopping arcades in Australia
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North Terrace
Made up of 4 terraces (North, South, East and West) see the lush green gardens that surround Adelaide
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail
See the beautiful gardens along the Torrens River
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Parliament House
See the beautiful Parliament House
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State Library of South Australia
State Library
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Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide
Travel past Adelaide's oldest church
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Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre
Visit Haigh's Chocolate factory - see how their famous and award winning chocolates are made. There are also tea and coffee making facilities available.
Admission Ticket Included
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St Peter's Cathedral
Stop to look at the majestic St Peter's Cathedral
Admission Ticket Free
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Adelaide Oval
One of Australia's most iconic sporting grounds, full of history and sporting glory
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Light's Vision at Montefiore Hill
Panoramic views of Adelaide on top of this historic hill
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Adelaide Zoo
Travelling along Plane Tree Drive pass the Botanic Gardens and Adelaide Zoo home of Giant Pandas
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  • "Adelaide zoo is fantastic and well worth a visit no matter your age or whether a single couple or family." See review


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Do it on Foot
, Feb 2020
Don’t bother with City Tour and cruise - better to do city on foot. Adelaide Zoo is worth a visit but again can be easily done on foot.
Fantastic way to see Adelaide
, Jan 2020
Fantastic way to see Adelaide Bus tour was great and Tour guide was very informative River Cruise short but very good Love the Zoo and especially the Panda, he was sleeping and I went looking at other animals for about 1 hour went back to see the Panda, he was eating and then went for a walk all around the outdoor enclosure It was very hot, but Adelaide Zoo has a lot of greenery, such as subs and trees I enjoyed the Tour very much for the price it was fantastic
, Dec 2019
Overpriced and generally disappointing. Mo the driver on the city tour was great. The river tour was short and pathetic.
Lovely day!
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed our tour on the ideally sized bus with Athol at the wheel. He competently and patiently unwound his knowledge of his home town, sprinkled with a little pride and prejudice, and all was timely and uncomplicated, with the 2 stops, at the cathedral and the chocolate factory, fitting in well. The chocolate tour was a treat, and very well done! On to Popeye after that, and the Torrens boat trip was very informative, with the enthusiastic skipper pointing out all the new wildlife he had spotted on earlier trips. He too, mixed stories of earlier times with what we were seeing today, and was much enjoyed, as well as being patient with the young children aboard too. Exiting the boat, and entering the zoo was quite seamless, and it all made for a very enjoyable and good value tour! The only downside was that our paperwork clearly stated a 9.30am departure, and our breakfast, across the road from the depot, was interrupted at 9.00am by Grayline asking why we weren't there yet, as the bus was leaving at 9.15am sharp! Whoops!
Great insight into the city
, Apr 2019
On the print out when I booked You just said you left from Adelaide The address of your bus station did not appear makes it hard to find for strangers. Great tour leader and really enjoyed the Pandas at the zoo
The tour of Adelaide was very good...
, Oct 2017
The tour of Adelaide was very good. The tour guide was very informative about his city and we got to see the highlights. Adelaide is a great city to visit lots of green spaces and old buildings being cared for. The Popeye cruise was fun and it was lovely floating along the river Torrens. Adelaide zoo is fantastic and well worth a visit no matter your age or whether a single couple or family. The zoo is extremely well maintained and all staff we encountered were helpful and enthusiastic about the zoo. The grounds of the zoo are beautiful and the enclosures are great. We have been to China and seen the pandas but it was a much better experience in Adelaide visiting the pandas. i would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Adelaide wanting to see the city highlights.
This tour was a deappointment...
, Sep 2017
This tour was a deappointment. Called a city tour, it was basically a bus trip with primarily obsecure information relevant to the driver such as this is where my daughter goes to school, this is where my wife gave birth. We had virtually no time at our one and only stop at the Cathedral. Though we did see the city I was thinking that there would be more stops and a chance to see the city. And though we paid for the optional river cruise, the bus was late and so we missed the river cruise at the drop off point. If this is going to be part of the tour then the driver should be able to either confirm drop off with the river cruise operator or contact them to let them know that we were going to be late. This was a disappointing end to our Adelaide visit.
This tour was ideal for us as first...
Jeffrey M
, May 2017
This tour was ideal for us as first time visitors to Adelaide. A good overview of the city.
Again an excellent tour with good and...
David H
, Feb 2017
Again an excellent tour with good and interesting guide.
covered it off well enough but left...
Ian S
, Oct 2016
covered it off well enough but left in a park n told to wander to the waters edge for river cruise

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