Food & Wine Lovers' Long Weekend
Inspiring Journeys - AAT Kings
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From the mountains to the sparkling coast, discover a world of wonders as you travel between these two great cities aboard the Indian Pacific. Make your way from the renowned Harbour City of Sydney via Broken Hill, known as the Silver City, to the Festival City of Adelaide.
This culinary discovery will connect you to the makers, growers and passionate owners of South Australia food scene. With everything taken care of, simply unwind on this effortless journey complementing South Australia’s biggest food and wine festival. This food and wine lovers' long weekend, is a culinary discovery of South Australia.
Your Fly, Tour & Rail Package Includes:
- $200 flight credit
- 1 night rail journey aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Adelaide
- Includes all meals, fine wines, and beverages plus off train experiences in Broken Hill
- 1 night 4-star accommodation in Adelaide with breakfast
- 4 night Flavours of South Australia guided tour with Inspiring Journeys, Adelaide return
- Includes boutique & 5-star hotels, 9 meals, local specialists, unique highlights, airport transfer plus more
Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 28 February – 05 March 2024
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
Indian Pacific | Sydney to Adelaide
Highlights & Inclusions:
- 2 days / 1 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, travelling from Sydney to Adelaide
- All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
- A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
- Off Train Experiences in Broken Hill
DAY 01 | SYDNEY
Leave Sydney in the mid-afternoon and enjoy dinner views as the Indian Pacific makes its way through the magnificent Blue Mountains. After a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines, there is plenty of time for socialising with fellow guests in the lounge. Retire to the comfort of your cabin for a restful night’s sleep as the train rolls onward.
DAY 02 | BROKEN HILL AND ADELAIDE
Arrive in Broken Hill in the early hours of the morning and enjoy a choice of off train experiences exploring the historic mining town’s unique cultural and artistic attractions. Head back to the train for breakfast while you journey west and watch the scenery change from semi-arid scrub to the russet and ochre hues of the ancient rock formations of the Southern Flinders Ranges. Arrive in Adelaide by mid-afternoon.
Flavours of South Australia
- Try award winning gin, taste fresh oysters, homemade Turkish Delights and beautifully handcrafted soaps at the Adelaide Central Market
- Watch the artisans at work in the Seppeltsfield Jam Factory
- Watch soap being made at Vasse Virgin
- Learn how cheese is made at Udder Delights
- Try all of Maggie Beer's favourite sauces, spreads and dips at her farm in the Barossa Valley
Day 1 / Welcome to Adelaide
Be welcomed into your heritage-listed Venetian Gothic-style hotel, nestled amongst the leafy plane trees of Wakefield Street just minutes away from Adelaide’s city centre. It’s time to unwind in the hotel’s courtyard, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. You’ll then effortlessly explore the city in a zero-emission caddy, ending at Adelaide Central Market. Meet your expert hosts Cheryl and her team, who’ll introduce you to the passionate market stall owners. You will taste signature dishes throughout the market, enjoying a four-course roaming dinner.
Day 2 / Adelaide – Barossa Valley
This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast and some free time to explore Adelaide at your own pace before meeting your group and leaving the city for a taste of the country. On arrival, you’ll visit Provenance Barossa, home to Penfolds Cellar Door, Barossa Distilling Company, Ember Pizzas and Stein’s Taphouse to name but a few. Here you’ll have time to wander and to taste the local fare. After checking into your accommodation this afternoon, head off to Seppeltsfield winery for a private Village Discovery Tour. Experience an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design before dining at the homestead where Executive Events Chef Owen Andrews will connect you to the region through seasonal plates showcasing local, sustainable produce.
Day 3 / Barossa Valley – Adelaide Hills
Your day begins with breakfast overlooking the glorious Jacob’s Creek vineyards, then add some Maggie Beer’s flair to your cooking, in the very studio where Maggie and Simon filmed the Cook and the Chef, at a private demonstration. Sample the many products at her farm shop. Be sure to save room for some relaxed Barossa style long-table dining at the award-winning St Hugo. After a short tour and tasting, you’ll be grazing on a delicious 2 course lunch with matching wines overlooking their glorious vineyard. Leave the Barossa behind and head through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to historic Hahndorf. Settled by 19th-century Lutheran migrants, it is known for its original German-style architecture and artisanal food. To learn more, visit the Hahndorf Academy, home to the German Migration Museum. On arrival, check into your boutique style accommodation for an afternoon and evening at leisure. It will be hard to resist a stroll down colourful Main Street where you’ll find the Australian Opal Company, the Alpaca Shop or the Hahndorf Leathersmith and Bush Gallery. Tonight, why not head out to taste some true German fare washed down with an iced cold beer?
Day 4 / Adelaide Hills – McLaren Vale
After breakfast, our journey takes us to the rich landscape of McLaren Vale. Here we visit Gemtree who produce biodynamic wines, a simple way of farming that enhances the soil and the taste. Take a guided tour of their picturesque property to learn about this unique process before trying out some of their wines for yourself. It’s then onto the quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This building was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of winemaking. Each of the five levels has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. Here, you’ll be taken on a journey like no other before arriving at the top floor for a tasting and 360-degree views of the vineyards. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious three-course lunch with wine at the stunning d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. There will also be an opportunity for those interested to see the Salvador Dali exhibition. This is our last stop for the day before heading back to Adelaide this afternoon for evening that’s all yours to explore or relax at leisure.
Day 5 / Farewell from Adelaide
This morning, we’ll venture out one last time for a celebratory farewell breakfast. On saying goodbye to your newfound friends, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your onward flight.
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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. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 07 December 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.