So glad you asked! Hop On Hop Off is a unique tour format where you and your group travel independently from the other groups on the bus. In fact we encourage each group to disburse throughout the region so we don’t inundate any one winery with a large group of un-booked guests.
Essentially our bus follows a recurring timetable circuit comprising of 10-17 venues that it visits every hour. You are free to hop on or off at any of the stops, knowing from the timetable when we’ll be back to collect you and take you to your next stop.
It’s not a guided tour and we’re not there to tell you where to go and how long to spend there. With the info we provide in the Info-Packs for each region, liberal use of the internet and your own sparkling ingenuity, we’ve left it to you to plan your day. Enjoy!
The answer is a resounding ‘No’ – our buses are not licensed to drink alcohol onboard, and our tours are absolutely not about drinking as much as possible.
Our tours are about offering a fun and unique way to taste wine and visit special wineries! And we take alcohol safety very seriously and have in place a strict passenger code of conduct that is based on our legal duty of care to all passengers, which all passengers must read and sign prior to starting their tour.
If any guest breaches the code by becoming intoxicated or acting disrespectfully or unlawfully, their tour will be stopped and they may be removed from the vehicle.
We now have 3 buses going out so we are able to visit 1-3 regions per day. Our current schedule is:
- McLaren Vale – Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Wed
- Hahndorf & Hills – Thurs, Sat & Sun
- Barossa Valley – Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun
For the available dates for each region, please see the individual tours pages.
Our fares are determined by 2 factors: 1) the region you are touring, and 2) where you start/end your tour.
For instance, our standard ‘City Pick Up & Return’ fares (departing the Stamford Plaza Hotel @ 150 North Tce) are:
- McLaren Vale $59.95pp (weekdays) / $69.95 (weekends)
- Hahndorf & Hills $59.95pp (weekdays) / $69.95 (weekends)
- Barossa Valley $59.95pp (weekdays) / $69.95 (weekends)
These standard fares can be easily booked online via this website.
If embarking/disembarking within the region (ie you’re staying somewhere local), then the ‘In Region’ fare is for you and costs $44.95pp on weekdays and $49.95pp on weekends in all 3 regions.
All tours can be easily booked via this website.
For your convenience we offer several fare types:
- City Pick Up & Return Fare – Departing from Adelaide City $59.95pp weekdays & $69.95pp on weekends
- ‘In Region’ Fare – hop all day only within the region $44.95pp on weekdays and $49.95 on weekends
Yes, our ‘In Region’ fare type allows you to embark anywhere within the region itself and at $44.95pp for weekdays and $49.95 on weekends it is a fair bit cheaper than the City Pick Up & Return Fare.
For any cancellations 48 hours’ prior a full credit/transfer will be given for another preferred tour date.
Regrettably, no refunds or discounts given for non-attendees or change of mind – transfer to another day may be accepted with prior approval by management if notice given.
You can view our full Terms and Conditions here.
We use Toyota Coasters – a comfortable, 21 Seat bus equipped with air-conditioning and tinted windows.
Our buses follow a strict timetable for that circuit. You can view and download the Info-Packs for your tour here, plus we’ll include a link to download it with your ticket confirmation email. There’s also printed copies available on the bus.
Yes, we accept credit card ticket purchases onboard. However to ensure we have capacity prior bookings by phone are essential – 8271 4485.
No problem! We don’t actually need you to present your ticket as we have all bookings on the manifest.
Our tours are full of wonderful scenery, amazing food options, chocolate and cheese tasting, historical sites, wineries, breweries and regional town centres. We believe our service will appeal to almost everyone. For more details on where we visit, check the McLaren Vale Destinations, Barossa Valley Destinations, or Hahndorf & Hills Destinations pages.
Departing from the city, we collect from the Stamford Plaza Hotel at 150 North Tce. Within each region, our standard pick up locations are the local Visitor Information Centres, however you are also welcome to embark from any of the established stops along our circuit within the region (if you are embarking in the region and your pick up location is not the Visitor Information Centre, then you must phone to advise us – ph: +618 8271 4485).
Unfortunately due to the very tight timings involved we are not able to pick up guests from their specific accommodation, and instead require all guests to meet at the central CBD departure location of the Stamford Plaza Hotel (150 North Tce).
Within each region, we can only let visitors embark and disembark at the pre-determined stops along the circuit.
For all large groups of 7+ guests, before you book please ensure you have read our Large Groups page so you understand how it works on TrailHopper, and then please call the office on 08 8271 4485 so we can discuss your requirements and help you plan your day. As there is a bit more planning involved with large groups, we know you’ll appreciate the help our friendly staff provide.
You can view our full Terms and Conditions here.