• Pricing From $7,995 pp
  • Single Supplement FREE*
  • From Adelaide
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Max Group Size 16
  • Activity Level Easy Going
  • Departs 28 Mar 2024
  • Returns 2 Apr 2024

Bill Peach Journeys invites you to enjoy a delightful Sojourn this Easter in the spectacular Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. Spend three nights at the multi award-winning manor hotel, Mount Lofty House, a historical destination in itself. Here you will enjoy magnificent views of the lush landscapes overlooking the Piccadilly Valley and indulge in the elegance of this remarkable property acclaimed for its style and the exceptional cuisine served at its three-hatted restaurant.

Visit the charming Germanic town of Hahndorf and learn about its fascinating history. Visit Australia’s world famous Barossa Valley during “Vintage” (harvest season) and learn about the wine production process in this region of lush vineyards. Naturally, we will sample award-winning wines and go behind the scenes at Seppeltsfield to learn about the historic family business that won the award for best Australian tourism winery in 2023. Visit the acclaimed Jam Factory and explore its contemporary craft & design studios and gallery, discover the therapeutic benefits of olive oil at Vasse Virgin and partake in the exclusive “Taste your Year” experience.  Enjoy exceptional cuisine throughout and stay in world class accommodation. This six day Sojourn is a wonderful celebration of this picturesque region nestled in the enchanting countryside of South Australia.

Highlights

  • Enjoy 3 nights at the exclusive Mount Lofty House in the beautiful Adelaide Hills and 2 nights at the five-star award-winning Playford Hotel Adelaide
  • Tour the breathtaking Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley and indulge in exquisite wine and produce
  • Discover the natural splendour of spectacular Mount Lofty Botanic Garden’s Autumn blush
  • Visit the birthplace of the Barossa at the acclaimed and historic Chateau Tanunda and enjoy a tasting of ‘Heritage’ wines
  • Explore the charming town of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement
  • Visit the acclaimed JamFactory and explore its contemporary craft & design studios and gallery showcasing local, national and international work by leading artists
  • Discover the wonders of olive oil skin care and its therapeutic benefits at Vasse Virgin
  • Learn about wine production during ‘vintage’ (harvest time) and go behind the scenes at the historic award-winning Seppeltsfield Winery
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner including a dégustation dinner at the three hatted Mount Lofty House
  • Enjoy all the Easter delights of this picturesque region with new friends while enjoying your own room with no single supplement charge*
  • Escorted throughout by a dedicated Journey Director

Tour Departures

Tour Code EA2400*
Departs 28 Mar 2024
Returns 2 Apr 2024
Price From $7,995 pp
Single Supplement FREE*

Hotels

Bill Peach Journeys understands the importance of selecting the right accommodation to complement each journey. In this case, a selection of exceptional properties have been chosen to showcase the incredible destinations visited throughout this journey.

       

  • Mount Lofty House

    Voted Number One Luxury Hotel in Australia, the Iconic Mount Lofty House is a designer 5 Star Boutique Hotel nestled in the Adelaide Hills wine region which overlooks the stunning Piccadilly Valley. 175 years in the making, this historic is famed for many of its features including its three hat fine dining restaurant and breathtakingly beautiful vistas.
  • Playford Hotel Adelaide

    Located in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct, The Playford presents a contemporary take on the elegant Art Nouveau era depicted through its unique South Australian art and décor. Stay at Australia’s most awarded boutique hotel in beautiful Adelaide!
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide

Adelaide – sunny Adelaide city by the water – luxury short breakArrive into Adelaide and transfer to the Playford Hotel, Australia’s most awarded boutique hotel, located in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct. Your welcome dinner will be hosted by your Journey Director tonight, a perfect chance to get to know your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Playford Hotel Adelaide or similar

Day 2: Adelaide - Mt Lofty

Following a city tour of Adelaide, transfer to the Adelaide Hills where we visit the Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in its spectacular colour, rich aromas and amazing diversity. Sprawling across 97 hectares, it is a remarkable Botanic Garden dedicated to the cultivation and display of the world’s cool climate plants.

Following lunch at Mount Lofty House, enjoy a historical tour of this remarkable property, our multi award-winning luxury accommodation for the next three evenings. An iconic manor hotel perfectly positioned overlooking Piccadilly Valley, this designer boutique property in the Adelaide Hills is timeless elegance. Built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy as his summer house, the beautiful manor soon became the state’s premier address for lavish and infamous parties for Adelaide’s elite, reminiscent of a South Australian Great Gatsby. An exceptional dégustation dinner this evening at acclaimed three hatted restaurant, Hardy’s Verandah.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 3: Barossa Valley

Transfer this morning to the Barossa Valley to visit iconic Seppeltsfield Estate for a Heritage Winery Tour during ‘vintage’ (harvest time). Enjoy a behind the scenes tour including a visit to founder, Joseph’s, private room along with a tour of the heritage Homestead. You will also enjoy the remarkable and unique ‘Taste Your Birth Year experience’. Following lunch at the Homestead, explore the JamFactory Craft & Design studios and Vasse Virgin skin care before transferring to the historic and world-acclaimed Chateau Tanunda to enjoy a wine tasting.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 4: Easter Sunday

Mount Lofty - vineyard set in the hills of Mount Lofty Ranges - luxury solo tourFor those interested, an opportunity to enjoy an Easter Church service this morning. Today we enjoy Easter lunch at Mount Lofty House celebrating exceptional local produce. This afternoon offers the chance to explore this remarkable property or simply relax and breathe in its incredible ambiance.

Overnight: Mount Lofty House

Day 5 | Mount Lofty - Hahndorf - Adelaide

Bidding farewell to the gorgeous Mount Lofty House, we transfer to the charming town of Hahndorf, the jewel of the Adelaide Hills. Considered one of South Australia’s most popular towns to visit, Hahndorf was originally a farming village of Lutheran settlers and is classified as the oldest surviving German settlement. Start the day with strudel-making before we take a historic walking tour of this picturesque town. Following lunch at the iconic Hahndorf Inn, visit the historic Cedars house and garden, Australia’s oldest viewable artist’s studio of Hans Heysen, local Hahndorf artist before returning to Adelaide and our Farewell Dinner at the recently hatted and multi award-winning Luma restaurant.

Overnight: Playford Hotel Adelaide or similar

Day 6: Depart Adelaide

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to the airport. Saying a fond farewell to new friends, we take away memories of a delightful Easter Sojourn.


About Sojourns

Our Sojourn programmes are short break journeys put together in conjunction with themes, events or experiences. These programmes range from cruising New Zealand’s North Islands to world-class sporting events and unique experiences throughout Australia and New Zealand.

About Single Traveller Journeys

We recognise the specific requirements of single travellers and that’s why a number of our journeys are single supplement free, affording you the benefit of your own single room, without any, or with significantly reduced extra cost. In fact, over 40% of our guests travel alone and return to Bill Peach Journeys again and again. In this way, you can enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow travellers during the day, along with the safety and security of travelling with an escorted group, but still retire to your own personal room in the evening.  Note: The single supplement free offer cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer.

Fully inclusive

This journey includes accommodation, all meals as specified, touring throughout, transfers, services of a dedicated Journey Director.

Coaches

The coaches that we use for the ground component of this journey are fully air-conditioned.

Pre Tour

Flights from your home port to Adelaide are not included in the journey price. Should you require flights to and from Adelaide, we can provide a competitive quote on airfares and pre and post tour accommodation in Adelaide, at the commencement and conclusion of your journey.

Level of Fitness Required – Easy Going

These journeys are not physically demanding unless you want them to be. They include easy guided walks, which are mainly on flat ground. There will be times when you are required to board a launch for shore excursions. You must be able to walk up to 1 kilometre unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.

We strongly urge you to consider the fitness rating before selecting your preferred journey, in respect for your fellow travellers. Bill Peach Journeys reserves the right to refuse travel to any client whose fitness level is below the recommended rating.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover you against such things as personal illness or accident, cancellation, loss of baggage etc. Please make sure you carry a copy of your Travel Insurance policy with you at all times.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the T&C’s for more information. Terms & Conditions (PDF)

* Conditions apply: – The Single Supplement Free* Offer is limited and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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