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Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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. Enjoy 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. Upgrade to include a wildlife cruise in Victor Harbor and 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 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
Professional Commentary by Driver/Guide
Premium Air-conditioned Touring Coach
Hotel pickup and drop-off
45-minute Seal Cruise (if option selected)
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Wine tasting fees

Departure Point

Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not on the list please contact supplier on 1300 85 86 87 or by email directly to arrange. It is recommended that you contact supplier to reconfirm exact pickup time as this will vary depending on where you have chosen.

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

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 in town before the drive back to your Adelaide hotel. En route, you'll pass through the scenic coastal towns of Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga and Moana.

Upgrade to include a scenic cruise to Seal Island. You will pass 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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours
Commence your day tour from the Adelaide Central Bus Station
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mount Lofty Summit
Drive to Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale via the Mt Lofty Ranges
Stop At:  
Strathalbyn
Visit this historic town along the Angas River - opportunity for morning tea (at own expense)
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Goolwa
Along the river is the old port of Goolwa - where the Murray River meets the sea
Pass By:  
Port Elliot
Travel by the seaside town of Port Elliot and Horseshoe Bay
Stop At:  
Encounter Bay
Take in the dramatic views of The Bluff
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Victor Harbor
Free time to explore this town or join the optional add-on of an exciting Seal Rocks Cruise with Big Duck
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Granite Island
Try the horse-driven tram out to Granite Island
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
McLaren Vale
Explore the town with it's fresh local produce, craft stores and wineries
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hardys Winery
Visit the Tintara Cellar Door for tastings of top local wines
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
The Almond Train
Sample delicious sweets at Medlows Confectionary and the Almond Train. Opportunity to bring back some treats.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line - Adelaide

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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Bus was good. Driver was ok. Tour...
Eugene D
, 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
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A long Journey in the Bus, not a lot to...
Lynette C
, May 2017
A long Journey in the Bus, not a lot to see once we got there
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Well organized and great commentary...
Kim T
, Nov 2016
Well organized and great commentary. Had a wonderful time.
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An absolute fantastic day with an...
Evelyn W
, Oct 2016
An absolute fantastic day with an amazing driver , he seemed to know anything he was asked
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We had a great trip,our driver...
Robert A
, Aug 2016
We had a great trip,our driver Cheryl was very friendly and had a lot of local knowledge as we toured around.
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Good tour and the bus driver was...
Jennifer C
, Mar 2016
Good tour and the bus driver was very informative. The only let down was not enough time at McLaren Vale.
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Great tour. The driver gave good...
Linda W
, Mar 2016
Great tour. The driver gave good commentary pointing out places of interest. Would recommend it.
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The driver / guide was informative...
Margaret S
, 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.
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Lovely day. Lots of information...
margaret m
, 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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Driver very good and informative...
Richard M
, Jan 2015
Driver very good and informative, great tour. I wish in McLaren Vale we had the opportunity to visit at least one other winery and a little longer than the 30 minutes we had at Hardy's.

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