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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English


On this day trip from Adelaide, visit Victor Harbor and the McLaren Vale wine region, two of South Australia’s top attractions. Swap the city for picturesque seaside villages and charming towns like Strathalbyn during a comfortable drive by coach through the Mt Lofty Ranges. You'll have two hours of free time to spend in Victor Harbor and the opportunity to go wine tasting in McLaren Vale as you learn about the area and its history from a knowledgeable guide.While in Victor Harbor you have the option to include a wildlife cruise, During the cruise be on the lookout for seals, sea lions, cormorants and petrels,
  • Day trip from Adelaide to Victor Harbor
  • Travel through the countryside, enjoying views of the Mt Lofty Ranges and seaside towns
  • Stop in the town of Strathalbyn on the Angas River
  • Enjoy two hours of free time in Victor Harbor, home of the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island
  • Visit the town of McLaren Vale, where you can sample regional wine, if you wish
  • See where the Murray River meets the sea near the port town of Goolwa
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided
  • Cruise while in Victor Harbor (if option selected)
Upon hotel pickup in Adelaide, meet your guide and board your coach for the town of Victor Harbor and the McLaren Vale wine region. Your full-day sightseeing tour takes you through the Mt Lofty Ranges to these South Australia destinations.
After approximately one hour on the road, your first stop is Strathalbyn, a charming town situated on the Angas River. Disembark to explore or have morning tea at a local cafe (own expense) before continuing on to Goolwa, a historical paddle-steamer town where the Murray River meets the sea.

Your guide comments on the sights along the way, including Port Elliot on Horseshoe Bay, before leaving you with two hours of free time to spend in Victor Harbor. Perhaps stop for lunch at a local restaurant or ride a horse-drawn tram to Granite Island (all food, drinks and activities are at your own expense). 

Top off your day trip from Adelaide with a wine tasting in McLaren Vale, a popular wine region where you can sample fine Australian wines at a local tasting room, if you wish (tasting fees not included). Alternatively, check out local shops during 30 minutes in town before the 1-hour drive back to your Adelaide hotel. En route, you'll pass through the scenic coastal towns of Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga and Moana.

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During your time in Victor Habor you can join an exhilirating 45-minute scenic cruise to Seal Island. You will passing through the Horse Tram route and historic Screwplie Jetty. Look out for wildlife such as New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions while they bask under the sun or you might be lucky to have them swim close to the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for Bottlenose Dolphins, Cormorants and Petrels.

To include the cruise, please select the 'Tour and Cruise' option at time of booking.


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, Feb 2018

Bus was good. Driver was ok. Tour was just hours and hours of driving with little content. Some stops were just 10 minutes for photos. Longest stop was lunch in Victor. Town was dead, nothing of real interest, Little or no information. Winery stop included no information about cellar door and just provided a 20 minute stop to buy wine-- very boring. All the brochure boxes were checked, but that's it ! This tour needs to be reconfigured. We did not book to drive around for 4 hours. Will not recommend it on Trip Advisor --- EDV

, Sep 2017

Great tour with excellant guide

, May 2017

A long Journey in the Bus, not a lot to see once we got there

, Nov 2016

Well organized and great commentary. Had a wonderful time.

, Oct 2016

An absolute fantastic day with an amazing driver , he seemed to know anything he was asked

, Aug 2016

We had a great trip,our driver Cheryl was very friendly and had a lot of local knowledge as we toured around.

, Mar 2016

Good tour and the bus driver was very informative. The only let down was not enough time at McLaren Vale.

, Mar 2016

Great tour. The driver gave good commentary pointing out places of interest. Would recommend it.

, Nov 2015

The driver / guide was informative, although I noticed that he had to ask passengers to reduce noise so that other passengers could hear the commentary.

It was a pleasant enough day, although I got the impression that it was designed as a bus trip to get people around the coast so that they could walk around towns ie there was nothing organised at any stop, with people left to their own devices. Having said that, the highlight for me was definitely Victor Harbor, and the opportunity to walk out to Granite Island. A few people did this walk it was very windy but I noticed that most people seemed to spend the two hours inside restaurants, which seemed a bit of a waste.

If I was doing the trip again, I would probably get a bus straight to Victor Harbor and spend the day exploring there.

, May 2015

Lovely day. Lots of information given about various points along the way. The stop in the wine region possibly could have been a bit longer. Victor Harbor - nice place and lunch was great.

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