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Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Adelaide: The Essence - 4 hours
You will be introduced to the charming city of Adelaide, one of the best-planned cities in the world, and proud of its relaxed lifestyle, colonial heritage and reputation as the arts capital of Australia. Your personalized tour may include a visit to the city’s heart with its distinctive squares, terraces, parks and gardens or seeing the diverse residential architecture of North Adelaide with its bluestone mansions and row cottages.
You may also wish to visit North Terrace with its galleries, museums and hidden courtyards or be guided to the best eating and shopping areas. You can stroll through the Central Market, rich in atmosphere and fresh produce (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only) or experience Tandanya, Australia’s National Aboriginal Cultural Institute or the National Wine Centre.
Upon conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise terminal. 
Tour duration: approximately 4 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, refreshments
Adelaide: Wine Tour Of The Barossa Valley - 8 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel by your private specialist wine guide and vehicle for a day tour of the Barossa Valley wine country.

Today’s tour offers an opportunity to indulge in the wines which have made Barossa Shiraz celebrated across the world. 
Experience a private masterclass at a boutique winery. This is presented in a relaxed and informative environment. Guests will enjoy a platter of regional morsels to accompany and enhance these superb wines, which show the regional styles of the Barossa Valley.

A delightful two-course leisurely lunch will be served at a local restaurant, accompanied by local wines. After lunch you have a chance to enjoy a tutored tasting of Penfold’s super premium and icon wines. These may include Bin 707, Yattarna, and the iconic Penfolds Grange.

Finish the day with a visit to Maggie Beer’s café. Maggie is a local food icon and produces an exceptional range of gourmet products. Here we can also pause for afternoon tea.  Stop at Mengler’s Hill for panoramic views of the Barossa Valley before returning to the cruise terminal to reboard your vessel.
Tour duration: approximately 8 hours
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, pick-up and return to the cruise ship, lunch, wine tastings. 
Adelaide: Wildlife Kangaroo Island Tour - 11.5 hours
This morning you will be met at your cruise vessel and transferred to Adelaide Airport by private transfer for your scheduled flight to Kangaroo Island.
Upon arrival on Kangaroo Island, you will be met by your private guide and vehicle for your introduction to Kangaroo Island.
Enjoy morning tea before taking a walk through tall Eucalyptus trees where koalas sleep in the branches overhead, sometimes waking briefly to eat. Then travel through some of the Island¹s best-farming through to the North Coast and Lathami Conservation Park. Look for wallabies and a species of kangaroo found only on Kangaroo Island.

At Seal Bay Conservation Park walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach.  Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south-east region of the Island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities.
Stop to enjoy a delicious lunch featuring local seafood, fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location.
On conclusion of the tour, you will be transferred to Kingscote Airport for your flight back to the mainland. Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport, you will be met by your private driver and vehicle and transferred to the cruise terminal to reboard your vessel.
Tour duration: approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes
Cost includes: touring in luxury vehicle, professional local guide, private transfers between the cruise ship and Adelaide Airport, scheduled return flight to Kangaroo Island, morning tea, lunch
Adelaide - Fruits of the Adelaide Hills - FD Tour
No matter what time of the year the beautiful Adelaide Hills offers a variety of food and wine.  The steep hillsides and valleys are lined with vineyards, orchards, olive groves, dairy farms and market gardens.  You will not only taste the fabulous produce of this region but find out how why these wonderful products are grown and produced.
  • A glorious garden tour at a private home in Crafers with a glass of local sparkling wine
  • Wine, olive, and olive oil tasting at a local Hill’s Winery
  • Enjoy a cheese tasting to learn the secrets of Australian cheese
  • Lunch sampling the many delicious “fruits” of the Adelaide Hills including artisan cheeses, smoked salmon, olives, and tomatoes
  • A street walk in the beautiful hills township of Hahndorf
  • Finish with a visit to “Cocolat” a premium local chocolate producer
Tour Duration: 8hrs
Tour can operate: Anytime
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
Physical Activity Level: Low
  • Expert local driver/guide
  • Luxury vehicle
  • All entry fees
  • Tasting, morning tea, lunch & glass of wine
Adelaide - The Barossa Valley
Travel North to the well-known heart of Australian winemaking, The Barossa Valley.  Experience the depth and authenticity here that younger wine regions can only dream of – that comes from more than 150 years of growing grapes.
  • Visit Penfolds Nuriootpa for the “Make your own Blend” tour. Be invited into the Winemakers Laboratory to try your hand at making your own wine
  • Morning Tea at Maggie Beer’s Farmshop, one of Australia’s most famous chefs
  • Private Tasting  at Peter Lehmann Wines, Tanunda
Tour Duration: 8hrs
Tour can operate: Anytime
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes, vehicle dependent
Physical Activity Level: Low
  • Vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Morning tea, lunch including a glass of wine, tastings & entrance fees

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