Secrets of the Murray River & Barossa

6 Night Fly, Tour & River Cruise Holiday With $1500 Bonus Value Including Free Cabin Upgrade^, Hotel Stay & More

Deal Code: MC-95422

from $... per person
Book by June 30, 2021

Low Deposit from $299pp

Experience Adelaide & The Barossa

  • Return Flights to Adelaide with Checked Luggage
  • 3 Nights at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with Breakfast Daily, Welcome Drink & Complimentary Wifi
  • Full Day Tour of the Barossa Valley with Wine Tastings, Lunch & More

Cruise The Murray River

  • 3 Night Cruise Aboard PS Murray Princess
  • BONUS Free Upgrade to Outside Twin Cabin on Select Dates^
  • Return Mannum Wharf Transfers
  • All Onboard Meals, Entertainment & Wi-Fi
  • Onshore Tours, Guided Nature Walks & Eco-excursions

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: Barossa Food & Wine Experience (B, L)
Enjoy a full day food and wine journey to South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa. Take time to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that makes this wine region so famous. This tour includes a visit to the new Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, two award winning cellar door experiences, a gourmet 2 course lunch and wine tastings.

Day 3: Adelaide Free Time (B)
Today is your free day to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.

Day 4: Transfer to Mannum, Murray River Cruise (B, D)
Enjoy a pick up from your hotel at approximately 1:30pm bound for historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade. Step aboard PS Murray Princess for a mid-afternoon departure and enjoy a Welcome Dinner as we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring. Keep your eyes out for nocturnal wildlife such as kangaroos, wombats, tortoises and egrets on the riverbank.

Day 5: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast, choose to join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions or go on a wildlife tour at Monarto Safari Park (additional cost). Those who choose to experience Monarto Safari Park will arrive back on board the Murray Princess in time for lunch then join us in the Sturt Dining Room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverland. This afternoon, we continue our journey upriver and tonight we moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by our talented crew.

Day 6: Murray River Cruise (B, L, D)
This morning, join a guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. Near Fromms Landing, we turn and head downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat/Coolcha) where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. The afternoon offers a choice of bocce or fishing challenges before a delicious final dinner in the Sturt Dining Room.

Day 7: Disembark at Mannum & Transfer to Adelaide Airport (B)
Cruise back to Mannum where you will disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Adelaide airport arriving at approximately 12:00pm for flights departing in the afternoon or evening.

General Travel Date Information 

Tour Departs on Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Alternative Travel Dates

Tuesday, May 17, 2022*
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022~
Tuesday, July 5, 2022~
Tuesday, July 19, 2022~
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022*
Tuesday, September 13, 2022*
Tuesday, October 4, 2022*
Tuesday, October 18, 2022*
Tuesday, November 15, 2022*
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Tuesday, March 14, 2023*
Tuesday, March 21, 2023*
Tuesday, March 28, 2023*

*  Peak Season Surcharge: $150 per person
~ Special Event ‘Christmas in July’ Cruise – see Important Info


Enjoy 3 entertaining nights aboard traditional paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess with all meals included plus riverland food and wine tasting.

Cruise South Australia’s beautiful lower riverlands departing historic Mannum with exciting hand-selected onshore tours.

Explore historic townships and trade routes with a tour of historic Murray Bridge and a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat.

Get up close to the river birdlife onboard the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat.

Taste some of Australia’s most renowned wines and immerse yourself in the heritage of the Barossa region.

Free time to explore cosmopolitan Adelaide staying at brand-new Crowne Plaza Adelaide (5-star self-rated).

Cabin Upgrade

Low Season
Outside Cabin – Double Bed: From $150 per person
Stateroom – Queen Bed: From $600 per person

Peak Season (includes peak season surcharge)
Outside Cabin – Double Bed: From $300 per person
Stateroom – Queen Bed: From $950 per person

Prices are twin share and subject to availability. A single supplement for solo 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.

Low Deposit
An initial deposit of $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit of $600 per person is required 8 months before departure for flights.
The final balance will be due 3 months before departure.

Solo Occupancy
A single supplement for solo occupancy is payable in addition to the twin share price as follows:
Low Season (includes applicable cabin upgrade surcharge)
Outside Twin Cabin: From $900 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $1150 per person
Stateroom: From $1700 per person
Peak Season (includes peak season & applicable cabin upgrade surcharge)
Outside Twin Cabin: From $1050 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $1300 per person
Stateroom: From $2050 per person

^Free Upgrade To Outside Twin Cabin
Limited time free upgrade is subject to availability of the early booking saver fare for an Outside Twin Cabin. Alternative cabin types or dates may be available.

~Special Event ‘Christmas in July’ Cruise
Enjoy a bonus traditional Christmas lunch or dinner, Christmas festivities including bingo, Christmas carols, Santa and presents for guests. Christmas in July celebrations first began in 1933 in North Carolina where it became an annual event for a summer camp. Australia has a thriving multicultural society and in South Australia many townships such as the German village of Hahndorf have strong Winter Christmas traditions. Murray Princess brings the best out of the South Australian winter culture with Christmas in July cruises.

Triple Share
Triple share is not available.

Child Policy
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 $275 per room per night (subject to availability).

Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to book by deadlines, availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Booking Confirmation
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.

Amendment Policy
Each change: $150 per person administration fee plus applicable airline and third-party supplier fees.

Cancellation Fees
Cancellation more than 60 days before departure: Loss of deposit and airfare.
Cancellation within 60 days of departure: Loss of 75% of package price.
Cancellation within 30 days of departure: Loss of 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.

Fitness Requirements
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 Limit
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. This limit supersedes any other baggage allowance. Bags will be loaded by staff as you board the vessel.

Cruise Gratuities
Tipping is not required but is always gratefully received.

Please notify us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

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.

Hotel Accommodation
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.

Minimum Numbers
The operation of tours, cruises, trains, hotels, activities, attractions and restaurants are subject to availability and minimum numbers.

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
Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure
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.


Authentic paddlewheeler cruise & Barossa touring experience with free time in Adelaide

Ship: PS Murray Princess
Places Visited: Adelaide, Murray River, Barossa Valley
Tour Dates: Jan 2022 – Mar 2023

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