Adelaide and McLaren Vale Experience
Explore the spectacular d’Arenberg Cube and discover why the McLaren Vale wine region is so popular on this 4 day / 3 night short break to Adelaide. From wine tastings to gin or beer tastings, you are sure to find something that tempts the tastebuds on this short but memorable getaway to one of Australia’s best wine regions.
Sundays and Wednesdays
On arrival in Adelaide, check in to your accommodation. Spend the day exploring this amazing city and the shopping precincts at your leisure.
Overnight: Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 3 nights
Today you'll head south to McLaren Vale to explore one of Australia’s oldest and most acclaimed wine regions. A highlight of today will be your visit to the unique d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst the vineyards, this 5 level 'Rubik's cube' has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. From the Alternate Realities Museum to the many art installations on display, there is so much to see and experience while you are here. You will enjoy a tour of the Museum, followed by a formal tasting on Level 4.
Next stop is Chalk Hill wines where you will enjoy an Italian style shared lunch and wine pairing experience hosted by Chalk Hill Wines & Cucinca Di Strada.
Then visit Beresford Wines, where you can choose from either a beer, gin or wine tasting experience in their brand new Tasting Pavilion.
The final cellar door you'll explore is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars plus a structured tasting of their range of quality wines.
This morning join your City Highlights Tour, and be introduced to our delightful city, surrounded by parklands, with a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. Drive past Adelaide's cultural precinct - North Terrace, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo.
A stop will be made at the National Wine Centre of Australia, where you will have free time to explore the Wine Discovery Journey Musuem. Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and photograph the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval.
After a lunch break (not included), enjoy a scenic drive to Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide’s highest peak. Take in the spectacular views of the city and the coastline - a perfect photo opportunity. Wind your way through the Adelaide Hills villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater before arriving at the Beerenberg Farm Shop, where there is time to taste and purchase from their full range of products.
Then it’s on to Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Spend the afternoon exploring the main street of Hahndorf where you can sample local produce, check out the local arts and crafts before enjoying afternoon tea or a traditional German beer tasting at the very popular Hahndorf Inn.
This morning, there's time for any last-minute shopping or sightseeing before you depart Adelaide.
Terms and Conditions
- Price is per person twin share and valid for travel till 31 March 2024, subject to availability.
- Price is based on low season - surcharge applies during high season dates.
- *Buffet breakfast is not included during the following Blackout Dates -
- 09/04/23 (Easter Sunday), 13/04/23 – 15/04/23 (AFL Magic Round), 20/04/23 – 22/04/23 (Liv Golf Tournament), FIFA WWC 2023 (July/August dates TBC), 23/11/23 – 26/11/23 (Adelaide 500), 30/12/23 – 03/01/24 (New Year’s Eve), 08/03/24 - 11/03/24 (Adelaide Cup & WOMAD), 31/03/24 (Easter Sunday)
- Single Supplement is an additional $321 per single.
- Strict cancellation conditions apply and travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.