McLaren Vale Private Tours – Des’s Minibus

Do you want to explore the McLaren Vale at your own pace and determine what places you are going to visit? You have come to the right address – Des’s Minibus offer private tours to the McLaren Vale where you can do exactly that. Simply tell us where you wish to go and our friendly team of operators will be happy to assist with your itinerary, free of charge. This can be for a sightseeing tour, a food tour, op shopping tour, wine tour, distillery tour…..the list is endless.

To give you an idea of costs, we have listed a few indicative prices per bus size for you.

  7 seat bus 13 seat bus 21 seat bus 24 seat bus 33 seat bus
Up to 6-hour charter From $370 From $450 From $560 From $580 From $810
8-hour charter From $470 From $560 From $710 From $720 From $1,000
10-hour charter From $620 From $730 From $900 From $920 From $1,230


NB: All prices are tentative only and based on tours starting/ending in the Adelaide Metro area. No tasting fees, lunch or other costs are included. Final prices can change without notice and differ depending on the actual date and time of travel and the starting/finishing point. For a precise quote please get in contact with us via email on or over the phone on 8440 1600.

Sample Itinerary

Not sure what a classic wine tour could look like? Perhaps this sample itinerary will help you find some inspiration:

Depart Adelaide CBD at 9:00am

Wirra Wirra Wines 10:00 – 10:45
Start your day at this warm and friendly winery and enjoy new releases, museum wines and cellar door exclusives, including their famous award winning “Church Block”.

Australian Boutique Premium Wines 11:00 – 11:50
Visit this winery and experience a mini wine-appreciated session of a broad range of local wines. The tasting includes the scrumptious chocolate “Delite”, that will leave you wanting more.

Main Road, McLaren Vale 12:00 – 13:00
Stroll down the Main Road of McLaren Vale and visit various shops, cafés or restaurants for lunch. There is a broad variety of food available, from steaks and pizza to local pub meals and Asian cuisine – not forgetting the many wineries with their fresh food showcasing local produce.

Penny’s Hill 13:15 – 14:00
After lunch you can visit Penny’s Hill cellar door to sample the Galvanized Wine Group brands and enjoy the picturesque view of Rhode Island Red chooks and black-faced Suffolk sheep.

Red Poles 14:15 – 15:00
At the end of the day we can take you to Red Poles, where a variety of wines or beers can be tasted. Take the opportunity to wind down in the beautifully set café while you reminisce on the day.

We would arrive back in Adelaide at approximately 16:15.

Like to visit other venues than wineries? Try out Bracegirdles, the Almond Train, or Medlow Confectionary.