DAY 1: Sunday January 28 ARRIVE SYDNEY
Arrive Sydney and make your own way to the Amora Hotel Jamison located in the city centre a short walk from the historic The Rocks Precinct, Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House. This evening please join your escorts Steve and Kathy Pritchard and the group for a welcome wine reception and canapes hosted by Chapman Grove Wines.
DAY 2: Monday January 29 SYDNEY – Dinner Cruise [B, D]
Buffet breakfast. This morning meet your guide for a private morning walking tour of the Sydney Opera House. A stop will be made en route at the historic Customs House to view the giant 3D under floor model of Sydney city. Afternoon at leisure - lunch not included. This evening meet in the lobby, walk a short distance to the Circular Quay Harbour for a spectacular dinner cruise on board the Sydney 2000.
DAY 3: Tuesday January 30 SYDNEY – CITY TOUR [B, L, D]
Buffet breakfast. Full day guided tour of Sydney with visits to Chinatown & Darling Harbour, the city centre, the historic Precinct of The Rocks, Milsons Point lookout for panoramic views over the city, Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Harbour, Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross and the historic Suburb of Paddington. A stop will be made at Bondi beach and The Gap lookout. Lunch at the Cyren restaurant offering panoramic views over Darling Harbour and Sydney city skyline. Lunch and beverages are included. In the afternoon, continue Sydney sightseeing tour by crossing over Sydney Harbour Bridge -Photo stop at Milsons Point lookout for panoramic views. Spend some free time at Manly beach. Return to Sydney on the Manly Ferry. This evening will include dinner and private wine tasting hosted by Briar Ridge Vineyard.
DAY 4: Wednesday January 31 SYDNEY / ADELAIDE [B, D]
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for flight to Adelaide. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel Mayfair located in the heart of the city a short walk to the Rundle Street Pedestrian Mall Shopping District, Gouger Street Restaurant Precinct & North Terrace. Afternoon at leisure. This evening you meet in the lobby to transfer to a restaurant on the beach for a Welcome to Adelaide dinner and wine tasting hosted by Sew & Sew Wines.
DAY 5: Thursday February 1 ADELAIDE – McLAREN VALE [B, L]
Buffet breakfast. Full day at the private home of Bec Hardy
and Richard Dolan located in Tipsy Hill. Enjoy a BBQ lunch
and wine tasting featuring Geoff Hardy Wines. Dinner at
leisure (at own expense).
DAY 6: Friday February 2 ADELAIDE [B]
Buffet breakfast. Full Day Adelaide sightseeing tour. City centre, Torrens River, Botanic Gardens, historic North Adelaide, Adelaide Oval, Rundle Street Mall and a visit to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. Free time for lunch at the seaside suburb of Glenelg (at own expense). After lunch – you will visit Mt Lofty lookout for panoramic views over Adelaide city and then visit the Cleland wildlife park where you will be able to see Australian native animals and birds: kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus etc. Arrive back to the hotel for a rest. Wine tasting event with your hosts. Dinner is at leisure (at own expense).
DAY 7: Saturday February 3 ADELAIDE – McLAREN VALE [B, L]
Buffet breakfast. Visit to the McLaren Vale region with BBQ lunch and wine tasting at Hastwell & Lightfoot Vineyards. Dinner at leisure (at own expense).
DAY 8: Sunday February 4 ADELAIDE – BAROSSA VALLEY – WHISPERING WALL [B, L]
Buffet breakfast. Visit the Berton Vineyards, with a stop along the way at the Whispering Wall. BBQ lunch and wine tasting at Berton Vineyards. Dinner at leisure (at own expense).
DAY 9: Monday February 5 ADELAIDE – McLAREN VALE [B, L]
Buffet breakfast. Full day visit to the McLaren Vale wine growing region, stopping at the Shottesbrooke Vineyards for a wine tasting and lunch. Dinner at leisure (at own expense).
DAY 10: Tuesday February 6 ADELAIDE – WINE CENTRE [B,D]
Buffet breakfast. Visit the National Wine Centre of Australia (entry included), enjoy a self-guided Wine Discovery Journey and a private wine tasting with light fare. Lunch at leisure (at own expense). Afternoon at leisure. This evening you will meet and be transferred to a farewell dinner and wine tasting at a local restaurant – Hosted by Wingara Wine Group.
DAY 11: Wednesday February 7 DEPART ADELAIDE [B]
Buffet breakfast. Check out and make your own way to
the airport or continue on your trip to explore Australia.
Extensions can be arranged by your Bon Vivant Travel