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Adelaide Wine Trail & Queensland Coast

Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Day Tours Fly Tour

28 Nights from $ Per Person

Princess Cruises

  Package

  australia

  28 Nights

  PA15NQ9Q


Description

Cruise to some of Australia’s most iconic cities before reaching the tropical coast of Queensland. Sample Melbourne’s exquisite coffee and culinary selections, stroll through the heart of Sydney, and snorkel your way through the Great Barrier Reef. Shop till you drop in Brisbane before making your way back to Adelaide where you can soak up 5 nights of relaxation and a hop over to Kangaroo Island before cycling your way around the South Australian wine trails. Just a short distance from cosmopolitan Adelaide, this is a region well known for its natural beauty, welcoming people and of course delicious red and white wines. From the Barossa Valley – home of Australia's best-known red wine – to the northern Clare Valley (ripe for a drop of Riesling), south to the birthplace of South Australia's wine industry, McLaren Vale, and west to the stunning Glenelg Beach, it’s not just the wine that is diverse. The varied scenery, easy network of cycling paths, and support vehicle make this a trip for every rider.

Your fly, stay and cruise package includes:

  • $300 air credit per person
  • 18 night Australia cruise onboard Grand Princess, Adelaide return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges & prepaid gratuities onboard your cruise
  • 5 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast
  • 1 Day Kanagaroo Island Sip & See Tour
  • 5 night Cycle South Australia’s Wine Region guided holiday by Intrepid
  • Includes 5 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • Transport by bicycle and support vehicle

***Rate based on twin share for travel 26 October to 23 November 2023.***

Date

Destination

Arrive

Depart

26OCT23

Adelaide

 

7pm

27OCT23

At Sea

 

 

28OCT23

Melbourne

7am

5pm

29OCT23

At Sea

 

 

30OCT23

Sydney

7am

7pm

31OCT23

Newcastle

7am

5pm

01 to 02NOV23

At Sea

 

 

03NOV23

Airlie Beach

8am

6pm

04 to 05NOV23

Cairns

2pm

6pm

06NOV23

Willis Island

9am

10am

07NOV23

At Sea

 

 

08NOV23

Brisbane

7am

5pm

09 to 10NOV23

At Sea

 

 

11NOV23

Melbourne

7am

5pm

12NOV23

At Sea

 

 

13NOV23

Adelaide

7am

 

 


1 Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See Tour
Discover nature & wildlife and Kangaroo Island wine & spirits on this fantastic new day tour. Apart from its amazing wildlife, Kangaroo Island is well known for its thriving food & wine industry and your local guide will introduce you to some of the island's leading creators where you will taste some local Kangaroo Island produce. Includes: Morning pick-up and evening set down at selected Adelaide hotels, Expert commentary by a local driver/guide, In-Flight Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain, 2-course lunch and Guided Tour at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Visit Clifford's Honey Farm Shop, Tastings at Kangaroo Island Spirits, Structured Wine Tasting at False Cape Wines & Free time in Penneshaw for dinner (own expense).


Cycle South Australia’s Wine Region
18-23NOV23

Day 1: Adelaide
There will be a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm this evening as you meet with your leader and fellow travellers for a brief run-down of the days ahead. This evening, choose to get to know your fellow cyclists better with an optional group dinner out on the town.
Accommodation: Hotel

Optional Activities
Adelaide - Haigh's Chocolate Factory Tour - Free

Special Information
No included riding today.

Day 2: Barossa Valley & Auburn
After breakfast leave the busy streets of Adelaide behind on a short drive out to the world-famous Barossa Valley. Arguably Australia’s best-known red wine region, this is home to some of the finest wineries and local producers in the country, and today you will visit some truly iconic places. Experience your first taste of cycling in South Australia as you begin along the quiet pathways of the Barossa Trail, a fully sealed and traffic-free route that runs through the heart of this region. The Barossa also has a strong German heritage dating back to the 1840s, and it’s something you can still see today in the bakeries that produce traditional German breads and pastries, as well as the historic buildings. The trail itself is rated as ‘easy’ and you’ll have ample time to enjoy the best of the region, including a stop at the Penfolds winery – home of Australia’s legendary red wine, Grange – and Maggie Beer's shop, perhaps Australia’s best loved cook. At the end of the day, put your feet up in your vehicle as you transfer to the Clare Valley and the small town of Auburn.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activities
Barossa - Penfolds Winery visit

Optional Activities
Barossa - Wine tasting at Maggie Beer's shop - Free

Special Information
Today’s cycling distance is approximately 20 kilometres.

Day 3: Clare Valley Riesling Rail Trail
Today you cycle the scenic Riesling Rail Trail in the famous Clare Valley. First established in second half of the 19th century, the trail was originally a railway line between Adelaide and Spalding that ran until the it was damaged by bush fires in the 1980s. It sat idle for the next 10 years, until a group of locals rejuvenated as a recreation trail – the first conversion of a railway line into a recreation trail for walking and cycling in South Australia. Starting at the restored Auburn railway station building, wind your way north through small towns and villages – including Penwortham, the first site of European settlement in the region, the historic Jesuit settlement of Sevenhill Cellars (the first winery established in the Clare Valley) and St Aloysius Church. Stop for a wine tasting and a memorable lunch at the nearby a winery best known for their varieties of white. From here it’s a gentle and flat 10-kilometre ride on to the lovely old town of Clare and it’s amazing selection of interesting historic buildings. Perhaps take a relaxing walk around town before settling in for the night.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Included Activities
Clare Valley - Skillogallee wine tasting & gourmet lunch

Special Information
Today’s cycling distance is approximately 30-35 kilometres.

Day 4: Clare Valley & Hahndorf
Start the day with a ride back south to Auburn, leaving the Riesling Rail Trail and taking quiet routes and roads to discover a less travelled part of the region. Discover new cellar doors along the way. It’s another relaxed ride and there is plenty of time to explore before boarding the vehicle and transferring to the picturesque tree-lined town of Hahndorf in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Originally inhabited by the Peramangk Aboriginal people up until the 1850s, Hahndorf is also acknowledged as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, and maintains links to its German heritage until today. Enjoy a stroll around a vibrant village full of handcrafted products, multicultural restaurants, cafes and galleries. For fantastic examples of genuine Aboriginal art from the Central and Western deserts of Australia, drop into the Aboriginal Arthouse Gallery.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Special Information
Today’s cycling distance is approximately 25-30 kilometres.

Day 5: McLaren Vale & Adelaide/Glenelg
Head south to McLaren Vale, running for 30 kilometres sandwiched between stunning coastline and low ridges, for a day of cycling along the Coast to Vines Rail Trail (also known as the ‘Shiraz Trail’). Built along a disused rail corridor, this vehicle-free trail takes you past glorious scenery and superb wineries. Make an extended stop at the eccentric but acclaimed Wirra Wirra Winery for a platter lunch and exclusive tasting and tour. Wirra Wirra is an Aboriginal name meaning “among the gum tree” and the 125-year-old ironstone winery is still surrounded by the trees today. After your visit it’s time to say goodbye to your bike and swap vineyards for beach as you head to Glenelg for your final evening. One of Adelaide’s premier beachside suburbs, Glenelg is famed for its long sandy beaches, historic Bay Discovery Centre and thriving Jetty Road area. Chill out or enjoy some espresso-infused retail therapy or pick a nearby restaurant for a final night’s dinner – the choice is yours.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Optional Activities
McLaren Vale - Wirra Wirra Wines wine making & tasting tutorial - Free

Special Information
Today’s cycling distance is approximately 20 kilometres.

Day 6: Adelaide (Glenelg)
Your South Australian cycling adventure comes to an end today. There are no activities planned and you are free to leave after checkout.

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 25 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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