Welcome to Barossa Valley
With hot, dry summers and cool, moderate winters, the Barossa is one of the world's great wine regions − an absolute must for anyone with even the slightest interest in a good drop. It's a compact valley − just 25km long − yet it manages to produce 21% of Australia's wine, and it makes a no-fuss day trip from Adelaide, which is 65km southwest of the region.The local towns have a distinctly German heritage, dating... Read More
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Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide
After pickup at your hotel in Adelaide or the Central Bus Station, step aboard your air-conditioned coach and meet your knowledgeable guide. 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 Seppeltsfield Winery. Established in 1851, the winery includes more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards with shiraz and grenache grapes, the traditional grapes cultivated in the BarossaContinue 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.
Barossa Valley Wineries Tour with Tastings from Adelaide
Start in the morning with pickup at your Adelaide hotel, then leave the city behind as you drive into the Adelaide Hills aboard a deluxe minicoach. Disembark at your first stop of the day, the Whispering Wall. One of South Australia’s more unusual attractions, the wall is most famous for its incredible acoustics. Stand on either end of the wall, which spans 500 feet (150 meters), and say something to someone standing on the opposite end. You'll be amazed at how sound travels. Continue to your first winery destination, Chateau Yaldara. After a tasting of the chateau’s reds and whites, head to the township of Tanunda. Take a walk around quaint Tanunda before driving to the outskirts of town to visit Peter Lehmann winery. Enjoy sampling a variety of their excellent wines while relaxing inside the handsome stone building that dates to the 1880s. Afterward, tuck into the mouthwatering goodies such as locally sourced cheese, cured meats, breads, produce and more. Walk off your lunch by strolling next door to Langmeil winery, home of the oldest known shiraz vineyard in the world. Three Barossa Valley locals bought the neglected winery in 1996 and have since fully restored it. The staff welcome you in for a relaxed wine tasting in their rustic tasting room. As you make your way to your next destination, pause at Mengler's Hill Lookout for panoramic views over the Barossa Valley. Then wrap up the day at Murray Street Vineyards, one of the smaller vineyards in the valley. Taste some of their sustainably crafted wines while seated on the spacious outdoor veranda or inside the lounge. Throughout your tour, your friendly guide and winery hosts share their insider knowledge and personal touch, creating a truly memorable Barossa Valley wine tasting experience.
Adelaide Super Saver: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour plus Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour
Day 1: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours)Get to know Australia's 'festival city' on a full morning coach tour of the city surrounds, with the option of including a river cruise and a visit to Adelaide Zoo to meet the giant pandas. You’ll visit the North Terrace with its mix of historic and modern buildings and uncover the city’s past through its memorials, statues and plaques.Take a stroll along Rundle Mall, Australia’s first shopping street mall, see Colonel Light’s Lookout, named after the founder and town planner of Adelaide, then head to the beach and the quaint town of Glenelg.No trip to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates (closed on Sunday). Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while sampling the region’s finest milk and dark chocolates.If you take the option to cruise the Torrens River, enjoy a 40-minute journey on the city’s beloved ferry service, the Popeye, first launched in 1935. The cruise takes in views of the city center from the water, and stops at the Adelaide Zoo, where you also have the option of meeting the giant pandas! Wang Wang and Funi are the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia. Visit the state-of-the-art exhibit to learn more about pandas and how they survive in the forests of China today.Day Two: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour (8 hours, must be taken within seven days)Combine the German flavors of Hahndorf and the fine wines of the Barossa Valley on your day trip from Adelaide. Leaving Adelaide, the day trip takes you through the leafy green Adelaide Hills, only 30 minutes away from the city yet so far removed from the big-city bustle.Stretch your legs at Lyndoch, the gateway to the Barossa Valley and enjoy morning tea (included). Next, you’ll continue through the old mill town of Woodside before visiting two Barossa Valley vineyards to sample the region’s fine wines. Lunch is served at Keaslers Winery restaurant, where you can sample more Barossa Valley wines and gourmet regional produce.End your day with coffee or tea and a German streusel (own expense) in the tranquil German settlement of Hahndorf, filled with the atmosphere and aromas of old Bavaria, before returning to the city.
Barossa Valley Highlights from Adelaide or Barossa Valley Including Wine and Cheese Tasting
Your day will start by one of our local guides collecting you from your Barossa Valley or Adelaide based accommodation. Your day will be a mixture of wine, food, sights and characters of the Barossa. There are so many wonderful places to showcase so your guide will adjust the itinerary according to group on board, you will visit your first winery called Kalleske Wines. Kallekse Wines are a family owned winery located in the beautiful town of Greenock. Kalleske's specialize in Organic & Biodynamic wine and have been farming grapes since 1853. Then move onto the very famous Maggie Beers Farm Shop. Here you will get to taste a range of Maggie's produce or sit and enjoy the view. After Maggie's you will travel to the the historic winery of Seppeltsfield. Seppeltsfield is one of Australia's oldest wineries being founded in 1851 by Joseph Ernst Seppelt. You will receive a tasting including selected fortified wine. Continue your journey to Grant Burge Wines where you will be seated to enjoy your gourmet platter lunch. Grant Burge is well-known for their bubbles however they have something for everyone to taste and enjoy, including the view! Next your guide will take you to Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre where you will get the taste the famous wines or wonder through the centers history display. After Jacobs Creek, taste the Award Winning Barossa Valley Cheese Company's produce. Barossa Valley Cheese Company located in the town of Angaston is an artisan producer sourcing milk from local dairy's. They offer a range of over 25 cheese some of which you will be able to try. After Barossa Cheese you will start to make our way back home with your final stop at Mengler Hill lookout. Here you will be able overlook the Barossa Valley floor and see where you have explored throughout the day. You can even walk through the Barossa Sculpture park. After your day of fun, food and wine your guide will then take you back to your Barossa or Adelaide accommodation. The day may vary slightly subject to availability but will consist of some wonderful highlights of the Barossa.
Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide Including Gourmet Pizza Lunch
Your day trip starts as you depart Adelaide by bus with your driver-guide, winding your way through the suburbs and scenic Adelaide Hills for an hour before stopping at Gumeracha, home to the Big Rocking Horse, proclaimed to be the world’s largest. At this site, part of a complex with a café and Australia’s only remaining wooden toy factory, you can meet the resident kangaroos, goats, and alpacas before continuing your tour to Williamstown, the gateway to Barossa Valley. Visit the Whispering Wall (weather permitting; see below), a 9-story structure built in a perfect semicircle more than 110 years ago where it’s possible to hear someone whisper from one end of the wall to the other, 459 feet (140 meters) away. Moving on, watching as gum trees are replaced by vine leaves, you’ll enter one of Australia’s largest and most celebrated wine regions. Your first stop is Jacob’s Creek, perhaps the country’s best-known winery and the largest wine exporter in the valley. Learn about the wines from a winery guide, who offers a selection of the popular shiraz, merlot, and rosé for tasting. Next visit Kies, a family-owned boutique winery where the setting is quaint and the service is personal. These top-notch wines are not available for sale elsewhere. For lunch, head to Saltrams to enjoy gourmet pizzas, and then you’ll have the chance for a cellar door (Aussie lingo for ‘tasting room’) tour and tasting of a selection of their wines. Continue to the Mengler’s Hill lookout for views of Barossa Valley before heading to Wolf Blass, a winery that dates back to 1966 and is one of the country’s most-awarded wine brands. Enjoy a tasting of the wide range of varietals here before popping in at the fourth mystery winery. Finally, relax and take in the views on the drive back to Adelaide, arriving in the early evening (at approximately 5pm). Please note: The Whispering Wall is not available on days when there is a fire ban; the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly if you are unable to visit this attraction on the day of your tour.
Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide Including Jacob's Creek Food and Wine Master Class with Lunch
Your day starts with pickup at your hotel in Adelaide or at the Central Bus Station. Travel aboard an air-conditioned coach with a knowledgeable guide who shares informative commentary about the sights you pass as you drive about one hour to the Barossa Valley, passing through historic North Adelaide onto the fertile Adelaide Plains. Your first stop introduces you to one of the oldest wineries in the valley, Seppeltsfield Winery. Established in 1851, the winery includes more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards with shiraz and grenache grapes, the traditional grapes cultivated in the Barossa. Learn about its history during a tour and wine tasting. Afterward, continue further into the valley to reach your second destination: Jacob’s Creek, one of Australia's most famous wineries around the world. Join an expert from Jacob’s Creek for a master class on pairing wine with food that leads you through a tasting of several fine wines accompanied by nibbles. Put your new knowledge to the test while savoring the 2-course lunch that follows your class. Your meal includes a starter and main course, accompanied by a glass of Jacob’s Creek wine. After lunch, rejoin your coach to visit the historic town of Hahndorf. Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, Hahndorf is known for its German heritage. Stroll through streets lined with 100-year-old elm trees and take in the rustic charm of the European-style architecture, local tearooms and shops that feature handmade German crafts.In the afternoon, head back to Adelaide via scenic villages such as Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. Your full-day tour ends with drop-off at your Adelaide hotel in the early evening.