YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low deposit from only $399^pp
- Return flights to Adelaide with checked luggage
- 3 nights premium accommodation at Crowne Plaza Adelaide
- BONUS Breakfast daily
- BONUS Guaranteed upgrade to Deluxe Room
- BONUS Welcome drink on arrival
- BONUS Guaranteed late check-out at 12pm
Cruise the Murray River
- 7 night special event cruise aboard PS Murray Princess in an Inside Twin Cabin
- All onboard meals, entertainment & Wi-Fi
- Onshore tours, guided nature walks & eco-excursions
- Mannum & Loxton Wharf transfers
- BONUS Exclusive $250 onboard credit per guest
Day 1: Arrive Adelaide
Upon arrival in Adelaide, make your own way to the hotel to begin your cosmopolitan adventure. Known as the city of churches and home to renowned museums, Adelaide is bursting with arts, culture, flavours and entertainment. Get a taste of world-famous wine regions and award-winning restaurants right at your fingertips.
Day 2: Adelaide Free Time (B)
Today is your free day to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.
Day 3: Welcome Aboard PS Murray Princess at Mannum (B, D)
Enjoy a pick up from your hotel at approximately 1:30pm. Mid-afternoon, the PS Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads upriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Salt Bush Flat, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairynosed wombats, tortoises, egrets and many other species. This evening, enjoy the evening entertainment of ‘Murder on the Murray Princess’.
Day 4: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
This morning join a guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the PS Murray Princess departs and cruises upriver. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising before arriving at Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, for a step back in time – tens of thousands of years – for a guided boardwalk to view ancient rock carvings and to learn about Aboriginal history in the area. We return to the vessel and cruise to Sunnydale then it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show as we recreate typical Australian woolshed history. Later we visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. And then of course, there is the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River. An optional Nocturnal Tour (additional cost) in a comfortable purpose-built cart is available after dinner where you may see kangaroos, wombats, foxes, bats, and owls by powerful spotlights. Special stops along the way are included to view the spectacular night sky which is part of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve.
Day 5: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
Daybreak and it’s time for the keen photographers to be out to capture the special light and morning movement of wildlife. Prolific birdlife includes pelicans, wrens, and swans. Today we cruise towards Blanchetown through the 1st lock of our journey, Lock #1. There are 13 locks in total that maintain the flow and river levels of the mighty Murray River. After lunch, join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. You’ll have time in the afternoon to enjoy the on-board facilities and catch up with friends over a coffee or a drink whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery as we cruise upriver to the historic township of Morgan. This evening you’ll have the option to discover the Morgan township in an ‘After Dark Ghost Tour’ or stay onboard and spend the evening with fellow passengers and enjoy the live entertainment.
Day 6: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
This morning enjoy a fascinating guided walk of the township and the Morgan Living History Museum. We depart Morgan midmorning and continue our voyage upriver to a beautiful corner of the Murray River called Hogwash Bend. Along the way, adventure seekers can take a scenic tender boat ride. This afternoon we will negotiate the 2nd lock of the passage before mooring at an old distillery. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.
Day 7: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast we cruise upriver to the picturesque river town of Waikerie, which was established in 1894 when its first settlers arrived by paddlewheeler. Enjoy free time in the township or visit the Waikerie Machinery and Preservation Museum before re-joining the vessel as we continue our voyage to historic Overland Corner for our overnight anchorage. This afternoon take part in a trivia challenge and catch up with friends over a coffee or a drink whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery slide by. After dinner, sing along to your favourite music with your fellow passengers.
Day 8: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
Overland Corner was a convenient watering place and camp site for the overlanders and drovers operating between New South Wales and the colony based in Adelaide in the early years of the 1800s. The Overland Corner Hotel has been restored by the National Trust of South Australia and has so many tales to tell. Join in a guided morning walking tour of the hotel before returning to the Murray Princess and continue cruising upriver. After lunch, the vessel will navigate the 3rd lock on her journey, Lock #3 at Kingston on Murray. This afternoon, we visit the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum, the home of Australia’s ‘Big Thumper’ Humphrey Pump. The world’s only working Humphrey Pump has been caringly restored and is demonstrated along with steam and diesel locomotives, steam traction or ploughing engines, oil engines, tractors and machinery from the early development era of the Irrigation Areas. Late afternoon, we depart Cobdogla and cruise towards Nynes Island for our overnight moorage. After dinner, join us for all the fun and excitement, and participate in our “Murray River Cup”.
Day 9: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Loxton known as the ‘Garden Town of the Riverland’. After a delicious lunch, step back in time at The Loxton Historical Village, which tells the stories of the region’s early settlers and their families, displayed in over 45 recreated buildings and exhibits on the banks of the mighty Murray River. You’ll have free time to explore the village before re-boarding the Murray Princess to cruise to our overnight anchorage at the picturesque location of Katarapko Creek. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a delicious final night dinner and enjoy the evening entertainment.
Day 10: Farewell PS Murray Princess at Loxton – Adelaide (B)
After breakfast, your journey ends as we arrive back in Loxton where we reluctantly say farewell. Enjoy the scenery on your transfer back to Adelaide.
Day 11: Depart Adelaide (B)
After one final breakfast, bid farewell to multicultural Adelaide with lasting memories and make your own way to the airport.
Deal code: MC-92566
VALID FOR TRAVEL
Last chance for 2021 – final cabins selling fast
17 November 2021
All dates on request and subject to availability.
- Experience 7 comfortable and entertaining nights aboard the traditional paddle wheeler, PS Murray Princess, with all meals included while cruising the peaceful waters of the Murray River
- Cruise further to Lock #1 at Blanchetown, Lock 2 at Morgan & Lock 3 at Overland Corner
- Explore ‘The Loxton Historical Village’
- Morgan township & Museum tour
- Waikerie township & Museum tour
- Guided tour of the historic Overland Corner Hotel
- Visit the Cobdogla Irrigation and Steam Museum
- Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve archaeological sites
- Sunnydale Woolshed Show and Native Wildlife Shelter
- Taste Riverland food & wine (a tasting of 2 reds & 2 white wines plus local produce)
- Scenic tender boat ride
- Free time to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace
- Relax at centrally located and brand new Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning restaurant & pool bar and beautiful views
Inside Double Cabin: From $200 per person
Outside Twin Cabin: From $800 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $1000 per person
Stateroom: From $1700 per person
Prices are twin share and subject to limited availability. A supplement for single occupancy applies – see Important Info.
Airport transfers, travel insurance, onboard drinks, optional tours, additional services onboard and anything not explicitly listed under inclusions are at your own expense.
An initial deposit of only $399 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit (part payment) of $500 per person will be required for flights 6 months before departure.
The final balance will be due 4 months before departure.
A supplement for solo occupancy is payable in addition to the twin share price as follows:
Inside Twin Cabin: From $1100 per person
Inside Double Cabin: From $1500 per person
Outside Twin Cabin: From $2100 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $2500 per person
Stateroom: From $3400 per person
Triple share is not available.
Children under 4 years of age are not permitted. Children 4 years and above pay the adult price. The cruise and tours involve adult activities and wine tasting experiences not recommended for young children.
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Pre or post accommodation in Adelaide with breakfast can be requested with rates from $250 per room per night (subject to availability).
Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.
Due to high demand and limited availability of these special rates, bookings are not confirmed until confirmation is sent; usually within 48 hours.
PEACE OF MIND POLICY
If the hotel accommodations, tours or cruise are cancelled by the supplier due to COVID-19, a full credit will be offered.
If flights are cancelled by the airline due to COVID-19, your booking will be subject to the applicable airline policy effective at the time of cancellation.
Each change: $150 per person administration fee plus applicable airline and third-party supplier fees.
Cancellation more than 60 days before departure: Loss of deposits and airfare.
Cancellation within 60 days of departure: 50% of package price.
Cancellation within 30 days of departure: 100% of package price.
PASSENGER CRUISE AGREEMENT
A passenger cruise agreement must be completed before departure. Please note your travel is subject to your acceptance of the terms and conditions on the Passenger Cruise Agreement issued by the cruise operator. Dietary requirements must be advised together with your Passenger Cruise Agreement. Click here to download a copy of the terms and conditions.
A low to moderate level of fitness is required. You will be expected to alight from coaches on your own accord. A certificate of fitness of travel by your doctor is required for passengers over 80 years of age and/or passengers with limited mobility, and a copy must be produced on request.
Baggage is limited to what you can stow in your cabins so you are strongly advised to pack light. All bags must be clearly labelled with your name and limited to one 15kg bag per person. Bags will be loaded by staff as you board the vessel.
Tipping is not required but will be gratefully received.
Please notify us of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.
Every effort will be made to accommodate you in the hotels and properties listed. In the unforeseen event that the listed hotels are not available, properties of similar standard will be provided.
All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified.
Flights are booked approximately 3 or more months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.
The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation.
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.
The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.
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