AU 6D5N ADL-ADL01
From S$1,360 per person
– Land package only.
– Typically 4-star accommodation.
– Guided tours as stated on itinerary.
– Meals as stated on itinerary.
|Day 01 – Adelaide Airport to Adelaide|
|Day 02 – Adelaide: City tour with river cruise|
|Day 03 – Adelaide: Victor Harbour & McLaren Vale|
|Day 04 – Adelaide: Barossa Valley & Hahndorf|
|Day 05 – Adelaide: Central Market|
|Day 06 – Adelaide to Adelaide Airport|
6D5N Australia Adelaide
On arrival at Adelaide International Airport, your driver will meet you at the arrival hall and drive you to your hotel in Adelaide. Rest and relax for the rest of the day.
Day 02 – ADELAIDE: CITY TOUR WITH RIVER CRUISE [B]
Join a sightseeing tour of Adelaide today for an enchanting adventure and see some of the city’s famous landmarks including the Parliament House, the State Library, the Holy Trinity Church, and St Peter’s Cathedral.
The State Library is well known for its rare books collection and its stunning Victorian-style interior. The main chamber of the Mortlock Wing of the State Library has been voted one of the most beautiful libraries in the world (listed on Huffington Post’s list of “The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries”). Due to its rich splendour, the venue is often booked up for events, functions and weddings.
The Holy Trinity Church was the first Anglican church built in South Australia and is one of the oldest buildings in Adelaide. The clock in the church tower which was made in 1838 was also intended to be the town clock of Adelaide.
St Peter’s Cathedral is another of Adelaide’s iconic landmark. It is also the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. The south front has similar features to both the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Church of St Jean-Baptiste de Belleville in Paris. An ornate rose window above the main entrance depicts stories of South Australia and the Bible. Step inside and enjoy the beautiful interior of the church.
Next, enjoy some tea/coffee and chocolate tasting at Haigh’s Chocolates. Established in 1915, Haigh’s Chocolates is Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker. The company is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Haigh’s Chocolates pride themselves on being chocolate specialists committed to making the best tasting premium chocolate at their own production facility.
Lastly, enjoy a scenic cruise aboard the quaint and iconic The Popeye boat along River Torrens. Winner of the SA Tourism Award in 1988 and recognised as the first State Heritage Icon in 2011, The Popeye is a true South Australian icon having cruised on the Torrens for 83 years. It is a wonderful way for family and friends to enjoy the calm waters of the River Torrens.
After the tour, you may wish to spend the late afternoon at Rundle Mall – the premier shopping street and meeting place in Adelaide. It is a pedestrian-only street mall with many flagship stores of Australian retailers, independent boutiques, chain stores and eateries. It features a number of arcades and plazas such as Adelaide Arcade, Regent Arcade, Gay’s Arcade, City Cross, Southern Cross, Adelaide Central Plaza, Myer Centre, Renaissance Arcade and Rundle Place. Rundle Mall also has a couple of interesting sculptures. The most famous sculpture of the mall is the 4-meter tall stainless steel “The Spheres” by Bert Flugelman, also most commonly referred to as “The Mall’s Balls” or “Rundle Mall balls”. Other sculptures include a group of life-size bronze pigs rooting around a rubbish bin.
Day 03 – ADELAIDE: VICTOR HARBOUR / MCLAREN VALE [B]
Today you will explore Adelaide’s Southern Vales and beaches. Travel to the picturesque Adelaide Hills with rolling vineyards, unspoilt bush land and rich farmland, and also into the Fleurieu Peninsula where the vines meet the sea. Fleurieu Peninsula offers a mellow Mediterranean ambience with dozens of white sand beaches, undulating vineyards and farmland, and pretty coastal towns.
Visit the Scottish town of Strathalbyn on the banks of the Angas River. Strathalbyn is one of the prettiest towns in South Australia. It has maintained its charm and village-like setting and is a thriving town with more than 30 heritage-listed buildings, including the much photographed St Andrews Church that overlooks the beautiful Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Other well-known heritage buildings include the old Angas Mill, a substantial building on Commercial Road opposite Strathalbyn’s Pool, and the former Gasworks.
Continue on to the paddle steamer town of Goolwa where you will have a brief tour of the town including the wharf, barrage and beach. This is where the Murray River meets Lake Alexandrina. Goolwa, a historic port located at the mouth of the Murray River, is now an upmarket holiday resort. The town was declared a State Heritage Area in 1987 and consequently it has a large number of very well preserved buildings which offer a unique insight into one of Australia’s most significant inland ports.
On your way to Victor Harbour, travel through the charming coastal town of Port Elliot and Horseshoe Bay and stop at Whale Lookout for a photo opportunity. Pass through Rosetta Heads and Encounter Bay, both rich in whaling history.
Upon arrival at Victor Harbour, South Australia’s most popular seaside village, wander through the main street, sampling the fresh local product. Situated on one of the world’s most startling coastlines, the former whaling town of Victor Harbour is a relaxed waterside retreat with a historic main street and a coastline dominated by a huge rock outcrop called the Bluff. An offshore island, connected to Victor Harbour by a causeway, it is strewn with giant granite boulders. Hundreds of whales swim past the area’s rolling hills, quiet beaches and towering cliff faces, before coming close to town to breed and suckle their young. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the esplanade of Victor Harbour dotted with local crafts and cafes. Enjoy lunch at Hotel Victor along the Victor Harbour esplanade.
Your tour then continues to the wine making region of McLaren Vale, best known for producing outstanding Shiraz wines. McLaren Vale boasts more than 80 cellar doors and vineyards, and although best known for its shiraz, it also excels in the production of ultra-premium grenache and cabernet varieties, frequently winning awards at international wine shows. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to view rolling vineyards, iron stone cottages, olive and almond groves of the McLaren Vale region.
Wander the main street of McLaren Vale and sample the fresh local produce including delicious cheeses at Blessed Cheese. There are ample tastings of fine wines or simply grab a coffee at one of the many cafes. From here take a scenic drive through South Australia’s southern metropolitan beaches of Port Noarlunga and Moana before returning to Adelaide.
Day 04 – ADELAIDE: BAROSSAVALLEY / HAHNDORF [B]
Join a wine tour to the Barossa Valley today to discover the region’s wineries, vineyards, scenery, German heritage and quaint villages. Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and finest wine producing regions with more than 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors. Seven generations of grape growers and winemakers have established this fertile land as one of Australia’s top wine regions, consistently producing outstanding vintages over the past 160 years. Visit wineries for tastings, enjoy a delicious lunch and be enchanted by the world famous region dotted with charming villages.
Proceed on to discover the beauty of the German settlement town of Hahndorf with its arts and crafts, cottage industry shops, and pubs. It is one of the prettiest towns in Australia and its strong German flavour is most evident in the small-sized goods outlets, bakeries, hearty German pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the bustling main street. Browse the incredible range of shops – toys, antiques, books, clothing, shoes, minerals, cuckoo clocks, hand-crafted leather ware, natural beauty products, gifts, bakeries and even candle makers! The distinctly German architecture and the smell of pretzels wafting out of the bakeries is sure to evoke visions of Bavaria! As Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, many buildings are German-styled half-timbered stone or brick constructions with steeply pitched roofs, and with Australian bullnose verandahs and iron lace architecture.
Day 05 – ADELAIDE: CENTRAL MARKET [B]
Food lovers will be delighted to explore the famous Adelaide Central Market, a culinary icon established in 1869. The Adelaide Central Market is a busy and bustling market, and has achieved almost 150 years of growth to become the largest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere. It has grown exponentially to include more than 80 stalls and earn the title of South Australia’s most visited tourist attraction. Join a small group gourmet tour of the Adelaide Central Market and discover the stories, the people and the history of this market. Enjoy some food tasting, freshly roasted espresso coffee and a selection of delicious foods from South Australian artisan food producers and suppliers. After your tour, settle down for a delicious lunch at the famous Market Cafe and watch the world go by. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure, or perhaps check out the nearby Chinatown or Coles big supermarket for more food!
Day 06 – DEPART ADELAIDE [B]
Free time until your transfer to Adelaide Airport for your return flight.
Whether you prefer the above itinerary “as-is” or have it customised, if you will indicate the start/end dates of your intended travel and provide your contact details, we will get in touch with you to discuss the itinerary on a no-obligations basis on your part.