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NEW TOUR! Discover South Australia's Culinary Delights - 5 day Small Group Tour!

ONE OFF DEPARTURE - 27 MAR 2020!

An extraordinary small group (max 20) five day, one-off departure complimenting the Tasting Australia Food Festival. A food and wine lovers ultimate long weekend, showcasing the best of South Australia's wine regions as well as its award-winning dining.

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DURATION
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4 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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We invite you to embark on a journey full of local flavours, showcasing the best of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale wine regions.

This culinary discovery will connect you to the makers, growers and passionate owners of South Australia food scene. With everything taken care of, simply unwind on this effortless journey complementing South Australia’s biggest food and wine festival. This food and wine lovers' long weekend, is a culinary discovery of South Australia.

Tour Highlights:

  • DISCOVER - Experience a private cooking demonstration and add some of Maggie Beer's famous flair to your own cooking, in the very studio where Maggie and Simon filmed the Cook and the Chef.
  • EXPLORE - Try organic and biodynamic wines at Gemtree, where they plant, graft and harvest according to the phases of the moon, enhancing the quality of the grapes.
  • IMMERSE - The quirky d'Arenberg Cube building was inspired by the complexities of wine making. Each of the five levels has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. The Salvador Dali exhibition is on display here.
  • RELAX - Indulge your senses in seasonal plates as their executive chef connects you to the region, showcasing local sustainable produce at the award-winning FINO Restaurant and Kitchen.

Inclusions

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Your holiday includes:

  • Travel with a small bespoke group of food and wine connoisseurs (max 20 guests)
  • 4 nights accommodation at centrally located premium 4 star hotels
  • 8 meals included (4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners including wine, 2 Lunches including wine and Welcome Drinks)
  • Specialist team of two highly experienced Journey Director and Driver
  • All wineries visited are members of the Ultimate Winery Experiences group
  • 5 Cellar Door visits
  • No less than 20 opportunities to taste the best of South Australia's local produce
  • 17 included attractions/experiences
  • Arrival and departure private airport transfers

Accommodation

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Guest room, Adabco Boutique Hotel in Adelaide

During this tour, you will stay at the following properties:

  • Adabco Boutique Hotel, Adelaide
  • Novotel Barossa, Barossa Valley
  • Manna by Haus, Adelaide Hills

Travel dates

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Please note prices are subject to availability or until sold out and may change without notice.

ONLY 1 DEPARTURE! Friday 27 Mar 2020 to Tue 31 March 2020

  • Twin Share - from $2980 per person
  • Solo Traveller - from $3590

This tour will sell quickly so call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to secure you seat NOW!

Itinerary

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27 March 2020 - Welcome to Adelaide

Be welcomed into your heritage-listed Venetian Gothic-style hotel, nestled amongst the leafy plane trees of Wakefield Street just minutes away from Adelaide’s city centre. It’s time to unwind in the hotel’s courtyard, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. You’ll then effortlessly explore the city in a zero-emission caddy, ending at Adelaide Central Market. Meet your expert host Cheryl, who’ll introduce the passionate market stall owners. You will taste signature dishes throughout the market, enjoying a four-course roaming dinner.

Meals: Welcome Reception at the hotel, Dinner at Adelaide’s Central Markets

Stay: Adabco Boutique Hotel

28 March 2020 - Adelaide - Barossa Valley

This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast and some free time before meeting your group at Town Square where you’ll have the opportunity to feast on some of South Australia’s finest fare. Small Plates is your go-to food mecca and is the heart and soul of Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel food festival. Leave the city for a taste of the country. On arrival at the Barossa, you’ll visit Seppeltsfield winery for a private Village Discovery Tour. Experience an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design before dining at FINO restaurant kitchen, their executive chef will connect you to the region through seasonal plates showcasing local, sustainable produce.

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner at FINO Restaurant Kitchen

Stay: Novotel Barossa

29 March 2020 - Barossa Valley - Adelaide Hills

Your day begins with breakfast overlooking the glorious Jacob’s Creek vineyards, then add some Maggie Beer’s flair to your cooking, in the very studio where Maggie and Simon filmed the Cook and the Chef, at a private demonstration. Sample the many products at her farm shop. Be sure to save room for some relaxed Barossa style long-table dining. You’ll be grazing on a delicious shared meal at St Hugo in their vine-draped courtyard. We then head to your hotel Manna by Haus, stopping off at Provenance Barossa Building where you’ll have the chance to visit Penfolds Cellar Door, and experience coffee and tea tasting paddles. Try any of the 15 craft beers on tap, or perhaps try Barossa’s first craft gin. On arrival into the quaint township of Hahndorf, you are free this evening to relax or explore at your leisure.

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Lunch at St Hugo’s Winery

Stay: Manna by Haus

30 March 2020 -Adelaide Hills - McLaren Vale

After breakfast, we move on to blue cheese, chevre and camembert from the Hills to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where this delectable cheese cellar showcases handmade artisan flavours from local producers. Bidding farewell to the Adelaide Hills, our journey then takes us to the rich landscape of McLaren Vale and the quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This building was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of wine making. Each of the five levels has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. Here, you’ll be taken on a journey before arriving at the top floor for a tasting and 360-degree views of the vineyards, and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch with wine at the stunning d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. There will also be an opportunity for those interested to see the Salvador Dali exhibition. Our last stop will be at Gemtree, tasting their biodynamic wines, a simple way of farming that enhances the soil and the taste. Heading back to Adelaide this afternoon, your evening is all yours to explore or relax at leisure.

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Lunch at dÁrry’s Verandah Restaurant

Stay: Adabco Boutique Hotel

31 March 2020 - Farewell from Adelaide

This morning, we'll venture out one last time for a celebratory farewell breakfast.On saying goodbye to your newfound friends, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Farewell Breakfast

Questions

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Flight Information:

  • Day 1: Flights to arrive prior to 2.00pm into Adelaide Airport
  • Day 5: Flights to depart after 12 noon from Adelaide Airport

Fitness Requirements:

Tour is classed as easy and suitable for all fitness levels. There will be some walking on flat ground up to 1km in distance. Wear hats and comfortable walking shoes for Day 4 at Gemtree Winery.

What to Bring?:

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Warm layers
  • Camera
  • A love of food
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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply. Please note a non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is required within 5 days of booking. Balance of payment for your tour is to be paid no later than 11 Feb 2020 or at the time of booking if departure is within 45 days.