When you embark on your luxury adventure through Australia's Barossa Valley as part of Travcoa's Amazing Australia 13-Day Private Journey, you'll immediately get swept up in the region's rich history and culture. The past is very much present in the stunning architecture and the lush landscapes, which drew in the German and English pioneers who settled there in the 1840s.
The influence of those independent and industrious settlers is also strong in Barossa wineries, bakeries, butcher shops, and restaurants. Preserving, smoking, and baking are still a part of everyday life, and your luxury tour will offer culinary delights that include delicious smoked mettwurst, lachschinken, traditional breads, olives and olive oil, and a variety of chutneys, pickles and preserves.
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When you visit Adelaide & the Barossa Valley, you will travel with your chauffer – who also happens to be a trained wine guide – who will help you to design a personalized itinerary filled with wineries, shops, and eateries that beg for exploration.
Your luxury travel may lead you to Vintner’s, one of the Barossa Valley's longest operating restaurants. The eatery backs on to the Barossa Farmers Market, which means the team of culinary artists at Vintner’s are treated to a first-hand look at the local produce and are able to source the freshest ingredients, a fact evident in their sumptuous edibles. Try some seafood for a small bite, or treat yourself to a Moroccan spiced lamb rump with hummus, minted labneh, and pomegranate. An excellent selection of wines invites you to revel in Barossa in the glass, as well as on the plate.
Savor the inborn beauty of the region, as well as its fine cuisine, by including a scenic drive up to Mengler's Hill, one of the most popular lookouts in the Barossa Valley and, indeed, in all of South Australia. Named after an early vine grower in the area, the hill features extraordinary views and, at the base of the lookout area, the Barossa Sculpture Park.
To take in more of the heritage of the area and to reward yourself with exquisite wine, let luxury travel lead you to Angaston, a delightful rural village with many original buildings intact. Vintner's is located in Angaston, as is Barossa Brauhaus Hotel, housed in a two-story historic country edifice. Treat yourself to its extensive variety of wines, which include limited-release and premium offerings, in addition to over 700 vintage wines that are sold onsite. You will be sure to find local Shiraz and Syrah here.
No trip to Barossa Valley would be complete without a visit to Maggie Beers Farm Shop. The farm shop features the wares of famed chef Maggie Beers, as well as serving top-notch bites. Look forward to game terrine wrapped in sour cream pastry and served with cabernet sauce and salad greens. Or enjoy a dessert featuring the fruit from a nearby orchard. Expect the food you find on your exclusive tour to be of the highest quality local ingredients from Barossa Valley.
Travcoa's Amazing Australia 13-Day Private Journey will delight your taste buds and your soul by treating you to the best Adelaide and the Barossa Valley have to offer. Tradition, fine dining, and natural wonders are all included, and your chauffer can help curate your private travel every step of the way.