Timeless Murray River & Kangaroo Island
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Deal Code: MC-96270
Low Deposit from $299^pp
Experience Adelaide & The Barossa
- Return Flights to Adelaide with Checked Luggage
- 4 Nights at Hilton Adelaide in an Upgraded Deluxe Room with Breakfast, Bottle of Wine & 1pm Late Checkout
- Full Day Barossa Guided Tour with Wine Tastings, Lunch & More
Discover Kangaroo Island
- Return Island Transfers
- 2 Day Kangaroo Island Guided Tour with Lunch, Food Tastings & More
- 1 Night 4-Star Accommodation with Breakfast
Cruise The Murray River
- Return Mannum Wharf Transfers
- 4 Night Cruise Aboard PS Murray Princess in an Inside Twin Cabin
- All Onboard Meals, Entertainment & Wifi
- 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: Adelaide – Kangaroo Island (B, L)
Early morning start with a boxed breakfast before your transfer to Cape Jervis for the ferry to Kangaroo Island. Embark on a guided tour of Seal Bay Conservation Park where you can walk on the beach amongst wild sea lions. After a two course lunch, spend the afternoon in Flinders Chase National Park for breathtaking views of its regenerating trees, plants and coastal scenery. Then, travel along the rugged southern coastline for a walk around Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch and the perfect photo opportunity. Conclude the day getting up close to kangaroos and koalas at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park before transferring to your overnight accommodation on the island.
Day 3: Kangaroo Island – Adelaide (B, L)
Experience the amazing ‘in-flight’ Birds of Prey Display at Raptor Domain, one of Australia’s most interactive display of birds and raptors. Then discover Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and enjoy a two course lunch among the gum trees. After lunch, enjoy an informative tour of Clifford’s Honey Farm where you can learn about the extraction process and sample homemade honey food, beverages and beauty products including famous honey ice cream and honey wheat ale. Continue to the spectacular Pennington Bay beach and False Cape Wines Cellar Door for structured wine tasting. Your tour concludes with a bit of free time in Penneshaw before your return ferry and transfer to your Adelaide accommodation.
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 the cruise heads upriver. As you cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring, you may spot nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank.
Day 5: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown where you will go through one of the locks which maintain the flow and water levels of the mighty river. The Murray Princess will moor opposite the township of Blanchetown, where you will join a guided tour of the Burk Salter Boutique Winery and surrounding vineyard. Experience the friendly atmosphere as you relax and enjoy wine tastings at the cellar door.
Day 6: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Today you will cruise downriver to the picturesque Swan Reach where you will join a guided walking tour to visit the local museum, housed in the original school building that was built in 1917. The museum has a unique collection of documents, photographs and historical items relating to the history of education and society in the river and rural communities. Return to the Murray Princess where you will continue to cruise down to Sunnydale. Go ashore for an authentic outback Woolshed Show and visit the Native Wildlife Shelter. Learn about the typical Australian woolshed history and see some of the native animals that are being cared for. Tonight, enjoy an Aussie BBQ set on the banks of the impressive Murray River.
Day 7: Murray River Outback Heritage Cruise (B, L, D)
Enjoy a bush walk with the Captain before you continue downriver past the magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. At Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, join a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and learn about Aboriginal history in the area. Back on board, adventure seekers can take a scenic tender boat ride. This evening, the Captain and his officers host a spectacular Farewell Buffet Dinner, where you can dress up and enjoy your final night on the Murray Princess.
Day 8: Disembark at Mannum, Barossa Wine & Heritage Tour (B, L)
Cruise back to Mannum where you will disembark after breakfast. Depart for the famous Barossa, Australia’s richest and best-known wine making region. First stop is at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre for structured wine tasting and morning tea. Then visit Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop for a cooking demonstration and local produce tasting. Lunch is a two-course feast made with fresh regional produce at picturesque Lambert Estate vineyard. Your final stop is Gully Gardens at Angaston for samples of locally grown dried fruits and unique confectionery. Enjoy the Eden Valley scenery en route to Mannum for your return transfer to Adelaide.
Day 9: Adelaide Free Time (B)
Today is your free day to enjoy cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.
Day 10: Depart Adelaide (B)
After one final breakfast, bid farewell to multicultural Adelaide with lasting memories and make your own way to the airport.
General Travel Date Information
Tour Departs on Friday, April 8, 2022
Alternative Travel Dates
Friday, May 27, 2022
Friday, June 3, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022~
Friday, July 8, 2022~
Friday, July 22, 2022~
Friday, July 29, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022
Friday, September 16, 2022
Friday, October 7, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
Friday, January 13, 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
Friday, February 24, 2023
Friday, March 17, 2023
~ Special Event ‘Christmas in July’ Cruise – see Important Info
Adelaide & Barossa Valley
- Full day to discover the Barossa region’s finest wines, gourmet food and heritage.
- Enjoy free time to explore cosmopolitan Adelaide’s many parks and cafes at your own pace.
- Relax at centrally located Hilton Adelaide with a variety of onsite restaurants, an outdoor pool and tram access at your doorstep.
- Experience two comprehensive days touring Kangaroo Island’s spectacular coastal scenery, pristine landscapes and charming wildlife.
- Stay overnight on the island and encounter fascinating wildlife including Australian sea lions.
- Sample Kangaroo Island’s finest local produce and wines with two course lunches included.
- Enjoy four entertaining nights aboard traditional paddlewheeler PS Murray Princess with all meals plus riverland food and wine tasting included.
- Cruise South Australia’s extraordinary outback and riverlands departing historic Mannum with exciting hand-selected onshore tours.
- Visit the vineyard and cellar door at Burk Salter Winery for a boutique wine tasting experience.
- Enjoy spectacular scenery from towering sandstone cliffs at the Big Bend to expansive farmland.
- Witness a great variety of wildlife as you visit an Aussie farm, woolshed and native wildlife shelter.
- Delight in an Aussie barbecue cooked and served on the banks of the majestic Murray River.
- Explore historic townships and archaeological sites with guided tours of Swan Reach and Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve.
Inside Cabin – Double Bed: From $150 per person
Outside Cabin – Twin Beds: From $400 per person
Outside Cabin – Double Bed: From $550 per person
Stateroom – Queen Bed: From $1100 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.
An initial deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit from $600 per person is required 8 months before departure.
The final balance will be due 3 months before departure.
A single supplement for solo occupancy is payable in addition to the twin share price as follows:
Inside Twin Cabin: From $800 per person
Inside Double Cabin: From $900 per person
Outside Twin Cabin: From $1000 per person
Outside Double Cabin: From $1100 per person
Stateroom: From $1200 per person
Note: The single supplement price excludes Cabin Upgrade Supplement (if applicable).
~Special Event ‘Christmas in July’ Cruise
Enjoy a bonus traditional Christmas lunch or dinner, Christmas festivities including bingo, Christmas carols, Santa and presents. 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 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 $290 per room per night (subject to availability). Transfers are not included for extra stays.
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 you are unable to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions or supplier-imposed cancellations, you will be offered the option to amend your travel dates without incurring our administration fee. Alternatively, your booking can be placed into credit without incurring our administration fee. Bookings in credit are subject to supplier credit terms and conditions. Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may still apply.
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.
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. This limit supersedes any other baggage allowance. Bags will be loaded by staff as you board the vessel.
Tipping is not required but is always gratefully received.
Kangaroo Island Tour & Accommodation
The Kangaroo Island tour itinerary and inclusions are subject to change without notice. A run of house room will be provided at Kangaroo Island Seafront Hotel, Aurora Ozone Hotel, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge or similar property, subject to availability.
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.
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.
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 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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