This graceful and enchanting city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. A metropolis of over one million people, Adelaide boasts tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, gastronomy and outdoor activity. Indulge your adventurous palate at a nearby wine region like the famed Barossa Valley to pick up a drinkable souvenir.

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  • Adelaide Highlights

    See the sights of Adelaide, with its unique blend of progressive urban vitality and easygoing Australian charm; a well-planned city endowed with parklands and gardens. Capture the views of the city and shoreline from the lookout point atop the summit of Mount Lofty.

    From the pier, start a panoramic drive through the city of Adelaide. Discover the sights on this relaxing narrated bus tour highlighting its history and culture.

    Then is on to Mount Lofty where you will have breath-taking panoramic distant views of the charming city of Adelaide (weather permitting). Pull out your camera to capture picturesque scenes of Adelaide, Piccadilly Valley and Adelaide plains atop the highest mountain point within the city’s range.

    Then head back to Adelaide. As you ride through the city, learn about the Holy Trinity Church, The Old Parliament Building, and Government House.

    Please note: This tour is mostly seated and available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to safety issues, the photo-stop at Mount Lofty Summit is subject to weather conditions.

  • Spirit of the Coorong Cruise

    Enjoy a trip into Adelaide's Southern Region and Fleurieu Peninsula and explore the Coorong River on this eco-cruise. Cruise along the lower reaches of the Murray River to the Murray Mouth and the beautiful Coorong National Park. Follow your guide on the boardwalk for a walk to the Southern Ocean Beach.

    Board your coach for the scenic approximately 2-hour journey, passing by the southern suburbs and premier wine growing regions along the way. Your destination is the river port of Goolwa, rich in maritime history and the gateway to the Murray mouth - the place where the Murray River reaches the sea. Here you will embark on an eco-cruise.

    From the main wharf you'll cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and into the Coorong, to view the mouth of the River Murray. From the mouth, the cruise heads into the pristine waters of the Coorong National Park, past the spectacular white sand dunes and birdlife, as your captain provides an informative and entertaining commentary on the passing scenes. A delicious lunch of cold meats and salads is served with tea or coffee, as the cruise continues to Godfrey’s Landing.

    Here you disembark for a guided walk through the sand dunes’ boardwalk of the Younghusband Peninsula, to the undisturbed white sandy beaches of the Great Southern Ocean. Along the walk your guide will describe the sand dunes flora and fauna and explain how the aboriginal people lived in the area. On return to the boat, cruise further into the Coorong to see another of the barrages separating the Coorong from Lake Alexandrina. Your captain will explain the man-made barrage and lock system that extends along the River Murray and tell you of the associated benefits and environmental impacts. Afternoon tea is served as the cruise returns past the imposing sand dunes and back through the lock to the Goolwa Wharf where the cruise ends. Reboard your motor coach and head back towards Adelaide and the pier.

    Please note: This tour is mostly seated, with optional walking through the boardwalk at the sand dunes. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Wheelchair cannot accompany guests on the boat but can be left in the coach. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Olives, Vines & Scenic Coast

    Travel to one of Australia’s well known wine growing regions to visit a couple of local wineries and sample their superb wines. Lunch at a celebrated winery restaurant compliments this experience.

    The strength of this wine tour is its diversity. McLaren Vale offers a more concentrated experience including scenery, olives & olive oil, wineries, excellent local cuisine and the return via the nearby coastline, with Maslins Beach being rated as amongst the world’s best. This region is famous for Shiraz grapes, and this tour offers the opportunity to taste several wine types from various vineyards.

    McLaren Vale is historically the oldest commercial wine region in Australia; with a concentration of over 60 boutique wineries producing an amazing range of old vine grape varieties and new varietals. After approximately 2-hours of scenic driving, your first stop will be The Farm Willunga where you can learn and sample their sustainably and organically grown olives. In addition to olives and olive oil, the farm produces a range of pure luxe soaps and body care products.

    Next, it’s off to one of the region's premier boutique wineries for a tour and tasting of the wine that has made this area famous. It is here that you will also be treated to sumptuous lunch featuring fresh and local produce. Shortly after lunch you are off to another local winery to try and test a variety of their wines.

    One of the defining factors for McLaren Vale is its proximity to the sea. The southern mid coast, just 15 minutes from the wine region, provides some of Adelaide’s most spectacular beach and coastal scenery. Maslins Beach is the standout, having been used in numerous film locations shoots and rated as amongst one of the best beaches in the world. A stop here adds a superb finale to the tour which then takes the coastal route via Glenelg and shore side suburbs back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing and negotiating several steps; it is not recommended for guests with walking or mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting. Wineries visited vary depending on availability.

  • Mount Lofty & Aussie Wildlife

    Interact with Australia’s famous animals at the Cleland Wildlife Park, enjoy an orientation drive through Adelaide, and take in the breath-taking views atop Mount Lofty.

    Embark on a brief narrated ride through the city of Adelaide. Learn about the history of the Holy Trinity Church, The Old Parliament Buildings and Government House during a drive that takes you through the natural bushland of Adelaide Hills to Cleland Wildlife Park. Here you will find many of Australia's iconic wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, dingoes, Tasmanian devils and a wide variety of reptiles. This is real Australia! You will have approximately 2-hours at the park for independent exploration.

    On the way back to Adelaide, stop at Mt Lofty lookout for panoramic views of the city. Capture the great views from the terrace at the summit (weather permitting).

    Please note: Walking and level of exertion during free time at Cleland Wildlife Park is at guests’ discretion. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to safety issues, the photo-stop at Mount Lofty Summit is subject to weather conditions.

  • A Day in the Barossa Valley

    A day in the Barossa Valley gives you an opportunity to sample wines from the most famous wine-producing region in Australia.

    Enjoy a 2-hour scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Barossa Valley and discover one of Australia’s best-known wine regions. Begin your tour with a stop to enjoy the mesmerizing panoramic views of the valley from Megler Hill Lookout. Next, learn the history of some of Australia’s most popular estates by visiting the vineyards and tasting their wonderful wines. Your first winery visit will offer a brief introduction to wine tasting where you will enjoy some of the local flavor.

    Then is off to a top notch winery restaurant where you will enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch. Following lunch, you will be treated to another wine tasting where you can sample some of their delicious vintage brands. Next, you will visit a spot where you will experience the interesting natural acoustics at the Whispering Wall.

    With a full stomach and a new appreciation of South Australian wines, you will return to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking/standing and negotiating several steps; it is not recommended for guests with walking or mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting. Wineries visited vary depending on availability.

  • Adelaide Sights & Wine Tasting

    This tour gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sights of Adelaide by bus and on foot; a well-planned city endowed with parklands and gardens. Learn the historical significance of Adelaide’s most prominent buildings, and enjoy a wine tasting at the Wine Centre.

    An orientation drive through North Adelaide takes you past St Peters Cathedral, Festival Centre, Parliament House, King William Street, New Royal Adelaide Hospital, Central Market and Museum. Stop at North Terrace Cultural Precinct and disembark from the coach to start a walk from the War Memorial, taking in the sights such as the Old SA Institute, State Library, Art Gallery and reaching the SA Museum. Here, your visit takes in the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, with more than 3,000 items from across the country. You will also have a chance to see the unique opalised skeleton of an Addyman Plesiosaur, at the Opal Fossils Gallery.

    Back on your coach, continue with a drive to the Botanic Gardens. This is the second oldest botanic garden in Australia and contains the rare Palm House, an exquisite glass conservatory imported from Germany in 1878, and the only one of its kind left in the world. In stark contrast you will find the futuristic lines of the Bicentennial Tropical Conservatory, built in 1989. Walk through the gardens to the National Wine Centre. This is now an adjunct of the Adelaide University and highlights the unique history and diversity of wine growing in South Australia and the rest of the continent. Here, you will enjoy a brief tour and short tutorial on wine tasting, and of course, you will get to taste them too.

    At the conclusion of the wine tasting, you will re-board your coach for the drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5-hours of moderate walking/standing and negotiating several steps. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting. The National Wine Centre is not a winery but a public exhibition building about the winemaking industry.

  • Event: Vineyards of the Australian Countryside

    *** 2018 WORLD CRUISE EVENT ***

    Experience a day in the Australian countryside at a local winery, where regional growers

    and producers come together to showcase the best farm-to-table produce from the area and some of the best wines that the Adelaide Hills wine region has to offer. Enjoy a tour of the vineyard and then sit back and relax to the music of one of Australia’s leading country bands.

  • Adelaide Hills Wine Experience

    Wine aficionados can savor the delicious taste of Australian wines on this 'full bodied' sightseeing tour. See the sights of the beautiful city of Adelaide and visit an award winning South Australian winery.

    Leave the pier and enjoy a brief narrated drive through the city of Adelaide as you make your way to Mt Lofty. At the summit, you will find a complex with a large look out terrace from where you will enjoy the panoramic views looking back to South Australia's capital city (weather permitting).

    Next, you continue your drive through the Adelaide Hills on your way to one of the popular boutique wineries located in these gorgeous setting. Learn about the rich varieties of grapes grown in this region and explore the different flavors of exquisite wines during a tasting.

    The route back to the port lets you enjoy more of the sights of Adelaide.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking/standing and negotiating a few steps. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the wine tasting. Winery visited varies depending on availability. Due to safety issues, the photo-stop at Mount Lofty Summit is subject to weather conditions.

  • Historic Hahndorf

    Learn the history of Australia’s oldest German settlements, its restored buildings and charming cottages, and enjoy free time to visit the local eateries, gift shops and craft stores, for an authentic German experience at your own pace. Your tour also takes you through the city of Adelaide on a brief scenic orientation drive.

    Treasure a leisure day exploring Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlements nestled in the Adelaide Hills. The reminiscent German atmosphere of the quaint village of Hahndorf entices you to stroll along the tree-lined roads. You’ll have approximately 2-hours to step back in time while wandering through restored buildings, charming old-fashioned cottages and Lutheran churches and learn how the small town was founded.

    Next, enjoy a brief scenic drive back to the pier, with a photo stop at Mount Lofty. At the summit, you will find a complex with a large look out terrace from where you will enjoy the panoramic views looking back to South Australia's capital city (weather permitting). Then you’ll see more of the sights of Adelaide before arriving at the pier.

    Please note: Walking and level of exertion during free time at Hahndorf, is at guests’ discretion. Tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to make their own way on and off transportation. Guests must be self-sufficient or if assistance is required, they should travel with a companion who can provide this. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Due to safety issues, the photo-stop at Mount Lofty Summit is subject to weather conditions.

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