Adelaide City Tour With Optional River Cruise And Adelaide Zoo Admission

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St, 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel is not on the list please contact supplier on 1300 85 86 87 or by e.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Stop AO19 King William Rd - West side, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a 3-hour city tour with optional activities afterward to get to know Adelaide, a wonderful blend of old and new where historical buildings stand next to modern architecture, and where picturesque parks and the regions finest food and wine provide something for everyone. See top attractions like the North Terrace, St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Lights Lookout, and visit Haighs Chocolates. Continue your day of sightseeing with optional upgrades a Torrens River cruise and entrance to the Adelaide Zoo to see its beloved pandas.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Hotel pickup included

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Morning City Tour:
Your 3-hour tour of Adelaide begins with hotel pickup by coach. Meet your guide, grab a seat and enjoy your introduction to this city that combines old-world charm, heritage buildings and abundant green space with modern architecture and culture.

Visit the North Terrace with its wealth of historical sites, memorials and statues. Take a walk along Rundle mall, the first shopping street in Australia. See Colonel Lights Lookout, named after the founder of Adelaide and rumored to be where he mapped out his plans for the city. Enjoy a stop at the very popular St Peter's Cathedral and visit Haighs Chocolates, a must-do for any chocolate addict. Relax over a cup of provided tea or coffee while you sample the regions finest sweet treats.

Other sights you may see include Victoria Square, Gouger Street, King William Street, the Terraces (South, East and West), the Torrens River, Parliament house, the State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaides oldest), Hutt Street, the Adelaide oval, OConnell Street, St Peters Cathedral, Montefiore Hill and the charming suburbs of North Adelaide.

The city tour ends on King William Street.

Optional Torrens River Cruise:
Board the Popeye at Elder Park for a 40-minute cruise on the citys much-loved Torrens River. As you enjoy a leisurely ride along the river on this ferry service that dates back to 1935, admire views of the city center and look for the various types of birds that frequent the waterfront.

The cruise ends with return to Elder Park.

Optional Torrens River Cruise and Entrance to the Adelaide zoo:
If you choose the Adelaide zoo option, hop off the river cruise at a jetty located a short stroll from the zoo entrance.

Before your allocated time to view the pandas, enjoy free time to explore the zoo at your leisure. Check out the 300 species of animals, from flamingos to lions to giraffes. Grab a snack or drink at one of the zoos cafes, if you wish (own expense), and then head to the panda exhibit when its time for your viewing.

The only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere, Wang Wang (born in 2005) and Funi (born in 2006) are the first pandas to live permanently in Australia. During your time in their state-of-the-art exhibit, learn about the research center in China where they were born, and watch them munch lazily on bamboo.

After the zoo, return to the river for the ride back to the city center; youll dock at Elder Park, where your tour ends.



Live commentary on board

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup

Chocolate samples at Haigh's (not open on Sundays)

River cruise (if option selected)

Entry/Admission - Adelaide Zoo

Entry/Admission - Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre



Hotel drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated as long as the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them with boarding and disembarking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Haigh's Chocolates is not available on Sundays

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Feb-2020

    Don’t bother with City Tour and cruise - better to do city on foot. Adelaide Zoo is worth a visit but again can be easily done on foot.

  • 10-Jan-2020

    Fantastic way to see Adelaide
    Bus tour was great and Tour guide was very informative
    River Cruise short but very good
    Love the Zoo and especially the Panda, he was sleeping and I went looking at other animals for about 1 hour went back to see the Panda, he was eating and then went for a walk all around the outdoor enclosure
    It was very hot, but Adelaide Zoo has a lot of greenery, such as subs and trees
    I enjoyed the Tour very much for the price it was fantastic

  • 11-Oct-2019

    We enjoyed our tour on the ideally sized bus with Athol at the wheel. He competently and patiently unwound his knowledge of his home town, sprinkled with a little pride and prejudice, and all was timely and uncomplicated, with the 2 stops, at the cathedral and the chocolate factory, fitting in well. The chocolate tour was a treat, and very well done!
    On to Popeye after that, and the Torrens boat trip was very informative, with the enthusiastic skipper pointing out all the new wildlife he had spotted on earlier trips. He too, mixed stories of earlier times with what we were seeing today, and was much enjoyed, as well as being patient with the young children aboard too.
    Exiting the boat, and entering the zoo was quite seamless, and it all made for a very enjoyable and good value tour!
    The only downside was that our paperwork clearly stated a 9.30am departure, and our breakfast, across the road from the depot, was interrupted at 9.00am by Grayline asking why we weren't there yet, as the bus was leaving at 9.15am sharp!

  • 05-Apr-2019

    On the print out when I booked You just said you left from Adelaide The address of your bus station did not appear makes it hard to find for strangers. Great tour leader and really enjoyed the Pandas at the zoo

  • 26-Feb-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 09-Jan-2018

    Good experience and fun for family!

  • 01-Oct-2017

    The tour of Adelaide was very good. The tour guide was very informative about his city and we got to see the highlights. Adelaide is a great city to visit lots of green spaces and old buildings being cared for. The Popeye cruise was fun and it was lovely floating along the river Torrens. Adelaide zoo is fantastic and well worth a visit no matter your age or whether a single couple or family. The zoo is extremely well maintained and all staff we encountered were helpful and enthusiastic about the zoo. The grounds of the zoo are beautiful and the enclosures are great. We have been to China and seen the pandas but it was a much better experience in Adelaide visiting the pandas. i would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Adelaide wanting to see the city highlights.

  • 03-Sep-2017

    This tour was a deappointment. Called a city tour, it was basically a bus trip with primarily obsecure information relevant to the driver such as this is where my daughter goes to school, this is where my wife gave birth. We had virtually no time at our one and only stop at the Cathedral. Though we did see the city I was thinking that there would be more stops and a chance to see the city. And though we paid for the optional river cruise, the bus was late and so we missed the river cruise at the drop off point. If this is going to be part of the tour then the driver should be able to either confirm drop off with the river cruise operator or contact them to let them know that we were going to be late. This was a disappointing end to our Adelaide visit.

  • 24-Jun-2017

    An excellent introduction to the highlights of Adelaide shown by a very friendly, helpful guide.

  • 17-May-2017

    This was an enjoyable tour.

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