McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting and Sightseeing (Half-day Afternoon)

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From USD 53.97

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the highlights of the Onkaparinga Hills, McLaren Vale, and Glenelg on this half-day small-group wine-tasting and discovery tour from Adelaide. Start your trip with a drive through the Onkaparinga Hills on your way to McLaren Vale, where you’ll enjoy wine tastings at a couple of hand-selected wineries with the option to add a cheese platter (at own cost), before taking the scenic route back to Adelaide via Glenelg.
  • Go wildlife spotting in the Onkaparinga Hills: see kangaroos, koalas & emus
  • Visit a hand-picked selection of wineries and sample their best vintages
  • Take a drive through McLaren Vale & explore the countryside around Adelaide
  • Enjoy a stroll along the beach and dip your toes in the water at Glenelg

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Stop T1 Victoria Sq - South West side
    Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

    Bus Stop T1 in front of the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Square, Adelaide at 12.30pm prompt

Start time

12:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small-group tour maximum 20 participants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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179 reviews
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A way to see McLaren Vale and Glenelg
Jack_G, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Bruce, was very knowledgeable about local history, flora and fauna and picked a route that allowed us to see Koalas in the wild, for which we thank him. However, he was also required to pick up passengers in Hahndorf (which is NOT on the way to McLaren Vale from Adelaide) so that it took 1 1/2 hours to get to our first winery, and then we only had time for 2 wineries. Both wineries sold quite inexpensive wines and, while the settings were nice, the wines were unimpressive and uninteresting. At the end we quickly drove through Glenelg and stopped only long enough to drop off some of the group. It would have been nice to have a bit of time to walk around.
Wine and scenery
SM_H, Mar 2023
Driving through beautiful country and towns, visiting friendly wineries and finishing with a coastal tour.
Visited 2 lovely wineries...
Debra_K, Mar 2023
Visited 2 lovely wineries and enjoyed the cheese platter at Shingleback. Even though the weather wasn’t kind to us with a few showers the drive back along the beach front was lovely.
We had a great afternoon...
Neil_M, Mar 2023
We had a great afternoon the driver Craig was really good and very informative- it gave a good over view of Adelaide, Wineries and Glenelg
Great trip - do it 😀
Andrew_S, Feb 2023
JR was a great guide adding some local history and knowledge to the wine experience. Good to meet other nationalities and share stories and experiences at each stop. We took the tram home to spend more time in Glenelg which was great as we saw an amazing sunset over the beach.
Wine tasting sight seeing tour.
Liz_M, Feb 2023
Well organised tour with a welcoming driver. Picked up at designated correct place as per instructions then explained where we were going first and times in each place.
Fabulous tour well worth it
Michael_W, Feb 2023
Fantastic trip - great guide, great venues and everything ran on time. Highly recommended. Thank you !
Fun day
LAURA_D, Jan 2023
Two nice wineries, great bus driver, full of cheek and funny. A little more time at Glenelg would of been great when coming back by bus.
JIANHONG_Y, Dec 2022
Great half day trip on 28th December. Enjoyed it and would recommend it. Had the wine testing and sightseeing in the different venues. Everything is smooth. Host is super helpful. Thank you.
A 'must do' wine tour.
Carmen_K, Dec 2022
A fantastic wine and scenic tour. Craig was very informative, friendly and very helpful, prompt pick up and then offering to drop off at hotels and the train station. The two wineries visited were excellent. Added bonus of visiting Glenelg on the return. Great value for money. Highly recommend this trip.
Poor wine selection spoiled trip
Denis_M, Dec 2022
The bus trip to and from the wineries, and the lunch were the most memorable parts of the trip. We were not allowed to select which wines we wanted to taste at either winery, but we’re presented with six wines of their choice. Of these wines only one would have been on our list. A very unsatisfactory tasting indeed
Do not book through Viator
nmartin77, Dec 2022
We specifically booked this tour as it was 4.5 hours and had an event to go to. When we were on the tour we worked out that this was not going to end soon. The driver said he'd drop us off and then proceeded to keep driving without checking. We were eventually left on a road side to catch an Uber and missed our event anyway as the locations we were dropped was not a major area the error was on Viators behalf. And eve n though they corrected this after we booked but before our trip, No one called to advise this error before we commenced our trip.
Great experience! We...
Irina_K, Dec 2022
Great experience! We spotted koala on the way to the winery, that was such a bonus to a fantastic day!
Very nice trip. Could...
Susan_M, Dec 2022
Very nice trip. Could have skipped the beach and had another wine stop. Otherwise an enjoyable experience
Wonderful Experience
JEROME_P, Nov 2022
Our first experience of visiting a winery. Wine tasting was good. Also, Craig's commentary during the tour was very excellent and informative
Great value viticultural tour.
David_C, Nov 2022
Bruce was a very good driving host. Great commentary which gave broad context to the region. Relaxed conversations with a number of fellow tour passengers. Very approachable tasting notes from hosts at Shingleback & Chapel Hill.
Lovely wine and beautiful...
Emma_W, Nov 2022
Lovely wine and beautiful scenery. Our tour guide JR was excellent, very knowledgeable and welcoming.
Great choice and good value.
David_L, Nov 2022
Great half day! Guide was informative without being overbearing. Got to see the landscape on the way and hade nice visits to multiple wineries. This trip is a good value and we recommend it.
Wine tasting
Walter_N, Oct 2022
I would say the most memorable part was getting to talk to and socialize with the other guests. The trip was supposed to take four hours but it ended up taking six hours. We were also told we would have the opportunity to see kangaroos and emus but there were none.
Good expirience
Janneth_I, Oct 2022
Driver very informative, got out of his way to spot Koalas, nice people in the trip good wine and cheese plate was a treat (and good value)