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Prime Mini Tours

Prime Mini Tours is family owned and operated offering day tours to the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor and River Murray. Most tours include lunch, travel in air conditioned mini bus with driver/guide and full commentary. Pick up and return from selected hotel/motels is available.

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River Murray Experience Day Tour – PMT04

Join us as we depart Adelaide’s suburbs travelling through the picturesque Adelaide Hills en route to Australia’s biggest river the mighty Murray. On arrival enjoy morning tea aboard the Jester as we depart for our three hour cruise. Relax on board as our Skipper provides an interesting commentary on the river system including some Aboriginal folklore. Take in the peaceful tranquillity of the River Red Gums while spotting galahs, cockatoos, pelicans and kangaroos. Returning to the dock there is time to explore Mannum, the birthplace of river paddle steamers. Enjoy a relaxing buffet lunch on board the MV Jester. Explore the PS Marion, a restored 100 year old paddle steamer Visit the Mannum Lookout to enjoy the panoramic view over the River Murray, a great photograph opportunity. Depart the River Murray en route via the scenic Onkaparinga Valley to Melba Chocolates for tasting from a wide assortment of chocolates. Travel via Oakbank, Balhannah, through the Piccadilly Valley to Mount Lofty Summit to view Adelaide and its surroundings, another great photograph opportunity. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide or Glenelg between 1730 and 1800 approximately.

. Operates:
. 0845 to 1730.
. September to April on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
. May to August on Tuesday and Friday.

Barossa Valley Ultimate Day Tour – PMT06

This tour combines behind the scenes winery tours with structured premium wine tastings and excellent food at four of Australia’s best-known wineries.

. Seppelt Winery will take us on an exclusive Grand Insight Tour, learning about the winery and its products. You will be taken through the museum, barrel storage areas and blending cellars before entering a private area for tastings of premium wines. The tasting will include the 21-year-old Para Port, while the Cellar Door staff provides a full explanation of the wines.
. Rockford Winery is one of the Barossa’s well-known small boutique wineries producing premium wines using traditional methods. Tastings take place in the beautifully restored 1850’s buildings.
. Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre is our next stop for a premium tasting and lunch. You will have tour of the Visitor Centre before sampling up to ten of their premium wines and indulging in a delightful lunch.
. Penfolds Magill Estate is our last stop, not before driving from the Barossa Valley through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Penfolds Magill. There we will join their tour taking us through the fermentation and maturation cellars where the world famous Penfolds Grange and other premium wines have been produced over the years. A highlight is the opportunity to view a complete set of Penfolds Grange, which is then followed up with a tasting of their premium wines (no Grange!).
. Operates:
. Wednesday and Saturday 0845 to 1730.

Hahndorf and Victor Harbor Day Tour – PMT03

Join us for a day of contrasts from the German heritage village of Hahndorf in the picturesque Adelaide Hills to the stunning coastal scenery of Victor Harbor and Goolwa on Adelaide’s south coast.

. Highlights include:
. Depart Adelaide and travel via the leafy eastern suburbs to the Lookout at Mount Lofty Summit for spectacular views of Adelaide and surrounds, and some great photographic opportunities.
. Visit Hahndorf, the popular historic German heritage township. See the Model Train Village, local pottery, jewellery, leather crafts, ironwork and much more.
. Stop for morning tea at the Hahndorf Inn.
. Continue on to the old river port town of Goolwa. Today, Goolwa is a popular tourist destination located at the mouth of the River Murray.
. Stop at the Port Elliot Lookout and get your camera ready for another superb view of the coastline.
. Travel along the coast to Victor Harbor, a former whaling and shipping port. Visit the Whale Centre and Museum (optional at own expense), Granite Island and its Fairy Penguins, ride the famous Horse Drawn Tram (optional at own expense) or just enjoy the seaside atmosphere. Whales may be sighted during May to October.
. At Victor Harbor, you can purchase lunch at one of the many cafes or hotels or bring your own.
. Continue on to the McLaren Vale one of Australia’s finest, oldest and most scenic wine, olive and almond growing regions.
. Enjoy wine tasting at Hardy’s Wines including a gourmet selection of cheeses, dried fruits and biscuits.
. Visit the Dridan Fine Art Gallery.
. Almond tasting at the Almond Train.
. Travel back to Adelaide via the main coastal road. Whilst relaxing, capture the sun setting on the Gulf St Vincent (during winter months) and the Adelaide city buildings before passing the seaside town of Glenelg en route to Adelaide.
. Operates:
. 0845 to 1730.
. September to April on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
. May to August on Wednesday and Sunday.

McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills Day Tour – PMT05

Join us on the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills Winery Ultimate Tour as we spend the day tasting wines and visiting local attractions of the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia.

. Highlights include:
. Morning tea at Blessed Cheese in the heart of McLaren Vale. Enjoy organic coffee, tea and your choice from a selection of cakes.
. Fox Creek Winery for a tour of their modern wine making facility where we will have an opportunity to view their production facility as well as their barrel rooms. We then move to their picturesque cellar door for a tasting of their award winning wines.
. The Olive Grove where we will then have an opportunity to sample some of the premium olives and experience the production facility where they use time honoured traditional production methods. They also produce their own range of wines for tasting and sell a range of locally produced gourmet delights.
. It is then on to Woodstock Winery for a tasting and delicious two-course lunch (includes Woodstock’s renowned Regional Platter). An ideal opportunity to select your wine to purchase with lunch. The spacious lawns, paved courtyard and expansive glassed area is a truly relaxing setting to sit back and savour the delightful lunch. If we can drag you away, we then move to Hugo Wines. We will now depart the McLaren Vale area for a 30 minute drive through the very pretty southern Adelaide Hills to the home of the world-renowned Petaluma Wines. The old Bridgewater Mill, which is part of the winery complex, is an Adelaide Hills icon and a perfect backdrop to enjoy some top class wines.
. Our last stop for the day is the small boutique winery of Arranmore. A total area of approximately five acres ensures the wines are produced using traditional methods in the style of Burgundy. A visit here is a truly personal ‘hand on’ experience. The view from here is breathtaking and a great finish to a very invigorating day before we leave and head back to the city via Greenhill Road and equally outstanding views to the city, suburbs and coast.

. Operates:
. Monday and Friday at 0845 to 1730.

Barossa Full Day Sightseeing Tour – SH06

Join our experienced tour guides on a comprehensive winery tour visiting five superb wineries, enjoy a gourmet regional platter at Barossa Valley Estate (depends on availability on the day). We also offer a range of other tours around Adelaide that offer excellent value.

. Optional Highlight:
. Barossa Helicopters Scenic Helicopter Flight from Chateau Tanunda to Lyndoch. Price on application – minimum of two passengers, maximum of three passengers. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight, what a way to finish the day viewing the Barossa Valley from the air. All passenger liability cover is in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority Carrier’s Liability Act 192 (South Australia). Conditions apply.

. Operates:
. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 0845 to 1730.

Barossa Valley Supreme Day Tour – PMT02

Spend a day in the Barossa Valley. Visit five wineries, enjoy structured tastings. Visit Maggie Beers Farm Shop and enjoy a gourmet regional platter at Barossa Valley Estate (will depend on availability). Optional highlight available – Barossa Helicopters Scenic Flight from Chateau Tanunda to Lyndoch.

. Highlights include:
. Brief stop on way to Barossa Valley to purchase coffee.
. Visit the new Wolf Blass Visitor Centre, taste some of their premium wines.
. Our next stop is at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and Beer Bros. Cellar Door. Here we have a wine tasting of Beer Bros. range of wines and browse Maggie Beer’s wonderful farm shop.
. Barossa Valley Estates Winery (depending on availability on the day) is our venue for lunch. We enjoy a gourmet regional platter of local meats, cheeses, pickles, olives and breads, the best foods the region has to offer. A wine tasting is included enabling you to purchase your favourite wine to compliment the lunch.
. After lunch, first stop is at Langmeil Winery: take a tour of the old Langmeil Village as well as the 170-year-old vineyards. A superb range of premium wines is available for tasting.
. Our last stop of the day is at Chateau Tanunda, established in 1880. Cellar door sales offer the opportunity to sample the Chateau’s wines through a structured wine tasting, surrounded by more than 3,000 French oak barrels of maturing wine, lofty ceilings, handcrafted Red gum bars, Mintaro slate and a huge open fireplace.

. Optional Highlight:
. Barossa Helicopters Scenic Helicopter Flight from Chateau Tanunda to Lyndoch. Price on application – minimum of two passengers, maximum of three passengers. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight, what a way to finish the day viewing the Barossa Valley from the air. All passenger liability cover is in accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority Carrier’s Liability Act 192 (South Australia). Conditions apply.

. Operates:
. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 0845 to 1730.

Barossa Valley Experience Day Tour – PMT01

Spend a day in the Barossa Valley. Enjoy winery visits and tastings, see the world’s largest rocking horse and Toy Factory, Angas Park Dried Fruits and the Whispering Wall.

. Highlights include:
. Travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge.
. Browse through the Toy Factory at the world’s largest rocking horse.
. Passing through the picturesque countryside and on to visit Angas Park Dried Fruits. Purchase from a superb range of dried fruits, nuts and chocolate coated items.
. To date Wolf Blass Wines has over 3,000 national and international trophies and gold medals. Visit the heritage museum and trophy room.
. Then on to lunch to enjoy a three course meal at the Nuriootpa Vine Inn.
. After lunch we visit Vinecrest.
. We will show you the best views of the Barossa from Menglers Hill Lookout, a great photographic opportunity.
. Barossa Vines offers an affordable range of wines for modern day living, see miles of vineyards stretch out in front of you, undulating hills and historic cottages. It is a view inspired by poets and sketched by artists.
. Last winery for the day is the Kies Family Wines at Lyndoch. The friendly staff will provide a superb selection of premium red wines, white table wines, sparkling, ports and muscats.
. Visit the acoustic phenomena of the Whispering Wall, an engineering feat.
. Return to Adelaide via Gawler.
. Operates:
. Daily at 0845 to 1730.

Activites and Experiences at Prime Mini Tours

  • City Sightseeing CITY SIGHTSEEING
  • Cruising CRUISING
  • Flora
  • Lunch Cruise
  • Shopping SHOPPING
  • Sightseeing SIGHTSEEING
  • Animal Viewing ANIMAL VIEWING
  • Marine Animal watching MARINE ANIMAL WATCHING
  • Wine Tasting WINE TASTING
  • Wholesale
  • Waiting Area
  • Beach BEACH
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cruise CRUISE
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Food and Wine FOOD AND WINE
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Marine
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping SHOPPING
  • Water based
  • Wildlife WILDLIFE
  • English English
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Business/Trade/Corporate
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Commentary
  • Drop off
  • Pickup
  • Coach COACH

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