Tailormade tour South Australia City and Wine Tour Australia

6 nights/7 days

Adelaide • Barossa Valley

The South Australia City and Wine touring holiday combines visits to the world-famous wine producing region of the Barossa Valley and its nearby green and elegant city of Adelaide. In this tour you experience the charming and pleasant cultural hub of Adelaide, its beautiful hinterland, and Australia’s best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, and the Adelaide Hills. It is a perfect extension to another of our touring holidays, or great when combined with another short tour.
Holiday price guide

Available year-round subject to the opening period of the hotels, from about £2,550 per person.

Luxury tailormade touring holiday of South Australia's Adelaide and the Barossa Valley wine region

Highlights

Adelaide • Glenelg • Mount Lofty • Adelaide Hills • Barossa Valley • Eden Valley • Para Road Trail • Sandy Creek Conservation Park

Day by day

Arrive in Adelaide. You a met upon arrival and transferred to your accommodation by private chauffeur. Settle into the time zone and your luxury accommodation.

With a distinctly Mediterranean climate, a renowned gastronomy scene, and bordering world-class wineries, Adelaide is a pleasant stop on any itinerary in Australia. Its ambience is elegant and green, as historic buildings sit agreeably next to the many parks that compose it. Soak up the culture of the region by visiting the excellent Tandyana Centre or stroll through the fantastic botanical gardens for a relaxed day to settle into your tour. Alternatively, another taste of Adelaide awaits clients who choose to hop on the tram and head to the old-fashioned seaside resort of Glenelg. Here you will be richly awarded by a fantastic beach, lined with a distinctly European feeling strip of al-fresco cafes making the most of the brilliant South Australian produce.

Wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike would be well served by taking a day trip into the Mount Lofty Ranges’ Adelaide Hills. Located just 30 minutes from the city, this idyllic region is a patchwork quilt of leafy hills, farmed valleys, conservation parks, and apple and cherry orchards. More recently, this region has become known for its fantastic wineries. 50 cellar doors are now dotted through the 70-kilometre extent of the Adelaide Hills, and the regions altitude and cooler climate has resulted in distinctive and elegant wines. Sauvignon Blanc and sparkling wines are among the most iconic here, however ‘new wave’ chardonnays, crisp Rieslings, award winning Pinot Gris, as well as other varieties such as Adelaide Hills Shiraz are becoming increasingly recognised.

Pick up your 4x4 hire car and drive north through the rolling pastoral scenery of South Australia. The scenic route will take you just under 90 minutes to drive, but it worth stopping along the way to marvel at idyllic rural South Australia, as you skirt the Adelaide Hills northern fringes. There is opportunity to taste excellent wines too, by stopping roughly halfway at the excellent boutique Chain of Ponds winery. Continue onwards to the Barossa Valley and settle into your luxurious accommodation with your first taste of the world-renowned wine that surrounds you. The Barossa Valley has developed a culinary prowess to match the excellence of its wines, and a good meal is the perfect complement to an evening under the stars.

With over 150 wineries, 80 cellar doors, and 160 years of wine making heritage, the Barossa Valley is now arguably Australia’s best wine producing regions. It incorporates both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, and is home to such a mix of temperature conditions and soil types, that the breadth of what is being produced is now truly staggering. Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have truly placed the Barossa region on the wine aficionado’s map, and Penfolds Grange and Barossa Valley Estate have been noted as producing two of the best black pepper shiraz in the world. However, many different varieties have now emerged and cemented themselves as leaders in their field, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Semillon, and fortified wines. Spend today visiting the welcoming cellar doors by car or even by bicycle, and taste and learn about the fruits of the area. The Para Road Trail is an excellent choice, a walking and cycling path that follows the river to connect a number of cellar doors. Many of the wineries incorporate excellent eateries, so you can be sure of a good pairing for the wine of choice.

Today you could enjoy more wine exploration by visiting some of the most renowned of Barossa’s wineries. Key names here include Penfolds Grange, Henschke Cellars, Wolf Blass and Jacob Creek’s, but exciting finds can be gleaned from focusing your exploration on more boutique-styled producers. Alternatively, Barossa is a wonderful region away from a focus on purely vineyards. Originally a settlement made by those fleeing religious persecution in Prussia and Silesia in 1842, the countryside is now dotted with Lutheran churches and quaint hamlets that make for an agreeable day of exploration. In addition, there are the excellent Conservation Parks nearby of Hale, Kaiserstuhl and Sandy Creek, which provide excellent bush walking, scenery and wildlife. In the evening, settle into your final night with stunning gastronomy, and of course, a glass of Barossa’s finest vintage.

Wake to sample the last of the scenery and climate before driving back to Adelaide to drop off your hire car and return home. Of course, this tour could form a smaller component in a larger touring holiday of Australia. In which case join the next chapter of your tour today.

Holiday price guide From about £2,550 per person based on two people sharing a double room and including for economy flights from London.

Holiday Code AUSG08

Luxury tailormade touring holiday of South Australia's Adelaide and the Barossa Valley wine region

Holiday price guide From about £2,550 per person based on two people sharing a double room and including for economy flights from London.

Holiday Code AUSG08

Our prices include ● Return scheduled flights with British Airways, Qantas or Emirates from London to Adelaide in economy class.
● Transfers and car hire where specified in our itinerary
● 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in Adelaide
● 3 nights’ bed and breakfast in Barossa Valley
● The meals included with your tour will vary by chosen accommodation. Please see our hotel suggestions for included board basis
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Our prices do not include ● Early check-in or late check-out at any hotels (although we can arrange this on request at additional cost)
● Any other services not mentioned above, such as transfers and meals except as specified in our hotel suggestions
● Personal holiday insurance. This is essential and cover should be in place from when you book the holiday.
● Local tourist tax, payable locally to the hotel
● Optional tours and activities within each location, except where explicitly specified as included in our itinerary, or by hotels in our hotel lists.
● Personal expenses
● Visa and Passport. You will need a full British passport with at least six months validity, and a Visa for travel to Australia. Visas requirements should be checked with the Australian authorities. More details are available from www.eta.immi.gov.au

Luxury tailormade touring holiday of South Australia's Adelaide and the Barossa Valley wine region

Highlights of South Australia and Adelaide

Wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, Whale watching from the southern beaches, Visiting Coober Pedy where most of the population lives underground, Abundant wildlife on and around Kangaroo Island, Indigenous cultural tours of the region, The Tandanya cultural centre in Adelaide, Bushwalking in the Flinders Ranges, The Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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