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, and free time to explore the galleries and shops in the main street, 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.
Note: If you require flights to Adelaide, our Travel Specialists have access to some of the best airfares available so we can help you get a great deal by booking your flights on your behalf. Contact us on 1300 765 115 to discuss your requirements.
Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 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, before finishing your time at the Cube with lunch at Polly’s Restaurant.
After this, you'll 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, before returning to the main street of McLaren Vale for some free time.
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, the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Botanic Park, home to the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Adelaide Zoo.
Continue through historic North Adelaide, where you’ll see tree-lined streets, mansions and historic buildings. Stop and visit the iconic St Peters Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide Oval, then travel through the city's east on the way to the Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre for a shop visit of this famous South Australian chocolate icon.
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 from 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2022, subject to availability. Airfares are not included in the package, but can be organised by one of our Travel Specialists if required. The order of the touring may vary depending on day of arrival. Strict cancellation conditions apply and travel insurance is strongly recommended. Read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.