Adelaide and surrounds: art, history & food

Nov 19 - 24, 2018
$2,860per person, twin share (land content only). $575 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Christopher Menz
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Adelaide has gained an international reputation for the arts, food and wine, since the progressive years of the 1960s. This 6-day tour explores the city’s art, history and food. It includes a guided visit of the Art Gallery of South Australia by Christopher Menz, a former director of the gallery, and takes in a number of collections at historic houses, including The Cedars, home of the Heysen family, Carrick Hill and Fermoy House. Day trips to the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley, to enjoy the region’s acclaimed food and wine, round out the tour.


  • Fine public and private collections of Australian and European art
  • Rich Indigenous culture: from traditional and contemporary art, to native foods
  • A state founded by free settlers on the back of egalitarian ideals and freedom of religion
  • Historic houses and gardens that served as inspiration to artists and collectors alike
  • Modernity in South Australia: early multiculturalism, progressive politics and an innovative arts culture
  • The development of Australian landscape painting, from Tom Roberts to Hans Heysen
  • A region synonymous with abundant regional produce and world-class wine


  • Discover Adelaide’s heritage with a private visit of Ayers House and a guided walking tour of the city
  • Uncover the fine art housed in the South Australian Art Gallery
  • Visit Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills and tour The Cedars, the home and studio of Hans and Nora Heysen
  • Explore the art collection at Carrick Hill house museum and garden
  • Travel to the Barossa Valley and tour Seppeltsfield winery, enjoying regional produce in beautiful surroundings
  • Tour Fermoy House and see the unique collection of David Roche

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Christopher Menz is a former director of the Art Gallery of South Australia and before that held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia.


Day 1: Arrive in Adelaide and enjoy a welcome dinner in a fine Adelaide restaurant.

Day 2: Guided tour of Ayers House and history walk. Tour the Australian and William Morris collections at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Day 3: Travel to Hahndorf and visit the Heysens’ studio at The Cedars. Lunch at a winery in the Adelaide Hills. Return via Mount Lofty and Carrick Hill historic house and garden.

Day 4: Day trip to the Barossa Valley. Visit Tanunda and tour Seppeltsfield winery.

Day 5: Visit the David Roche Foundation and tour Fermoy House. Guided walk through the Botanic Gardens.

Day 6: Depart.

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar have daily flights to Adelaide. Contact us for quotes and bookings.

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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Nov 19 - 24, 2018
$2,860per person, twin share (land content only). $575 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Christopher Menz


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Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Kathy Wardrop 02 9235 0023
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)

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