Adelaide and the Mighty Murray

Experience the diversity and charm of Adelaide and the Murray River on this 7 day / 6 night tour. Enjoy three nights in cosmopolitan Adelaide and see the city sights plus go wine tasting in the picturesque McLaren Vale region. Then cruise the mighty Murray River aboard the PS Murray Princess paddlewheeler.

Departs

Selected Thursdays:

  • 30 June 2022
  • 7, 21 and 28 July 2022
  • 4 August 2022
  • 29 September 2022
  • 6 and 20 October 2022
  • 12 and 26 January 2023
  • 23 February 2023
  • 16 and 23 March 2023

Other dates may be available on request - please ask your Travel Specialist for details.  Prices from 1 April 2022 start from $1812pp.

Itinerary

On arrival in Adelaide make your own way to your accommodation. Spend the day exploring this amazing city and the shopping precincts at your leisure.

Note: If you require flights to Adelaide, our Travel Specialists have access to some of the best airfares available so we can help you get a great deal by booking your flights on your behalf. Alternatively, you may like to add a night to your holiday and travel to Adelaide on the Indian Pacific. Please contact us on 1300 765 115 to discuss.

Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

This morning enjoy a short tour to give you a great overview of the South Australian capital city. See the historic buildings along North Terrace, stop at St Peter’s Cathedral and Adelaide Oval, and enjoy a visit and tastings at Haigh’s Chocolates Factory.

After lunch (own expense) you will be collected from your hotel to travel to Mannum. Here you will meet the friendly team on the beautiful PS Murray Princess. Settle into your comfortable outside cabin before enjoying a delicious dinner as you cruise to your overnight mooring point at Mundarra.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess, 3 nights

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. This afternoon, continue your journey upriver and tonight moor at Salt Bush Flat. After dinner, enjoy being entertained by the talented crew.

This morning, join a guided nature walk and learn 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 downriver. Near Fromms Landing, the boat turns and heads downriver to River View Lodge (near Piggy Flat / Coolcha) where your discovery vessel awaits for a wildlife tour.

Travelling in small personalised group, 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 dinner in the Sturt Dining Room followed by an evening of entertainment.

Head back to Mannum and after breakfast you may choose to join the tour to the famous Barossa, the beautiful ‘Valley of the Vine’ and the source of approximately a quarter of Australia’s world-renowned wines (additional cost). You will visit Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, and enjoy a 2 course lunch at Lambert Estate where you’ll have time to take in the views of this popular vineyard.

Your final stop is Gully Gardens at Angaston, a local producer of dried fruits and confectionery, before returning to the Murray Princess at Mannum, where you will be transferred back to Adelaide.

Alternatively, you can take the morning transfer back to Adelaide, and enjoy your day at leisure, once returning to your hotel.

Overnight: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 2 nights

Today you'll head south to McLaren Vale to explore one of Australia’s oldest and most acclaimed wine regions. A highlight of today will be your visit to the unique d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst the vineyards, this 5 level 'Rubik's cube' has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. From the Alternate Realities Museum to the many art installations on display, there is so much to see and experience while you are here. You will enjoy a tour of the Museum, followed by a formal tasting on Level 4, before finishing your time at the Cube with lunch at Polly’s Restaurant.

After this, you'll visit Beresford Wines, where you can choose from either a beer, gin or wine tasting experience in their brand new Tasting Pavilion.

Gin Tastings at Beresford Pavilion

The final cellar door you'll explore is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars plus a structured tasting of their range of quality wines, before returning to the main street of McLaren Vale for some free time.

This morning, there's time for any last-minute shopping or sightseeing before you depart Adelaide.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation in Adelaide at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
  • Half day Adelaide City Highlights Tour
  • 3 night Discovery Cruise aboard PS Murray Princess in an Outside Cabin
  • Return coach transfers between Adelaide & Mannum
  • Full day McLaren Vale & The Cube Experience
  • Meals as stated - 3 x Breakfast (B), 3 x Lunch (L), 3 x Dinner (D)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person twin share and valid for travel from 1 March 2021 – 31 March 2022, subject to availability. Airfares are not included in the package, but can be organised by one of our Travel Specialists if required. A deposit of $200pp is required when booking and the balance is due 60 days prior to departure.  Strict cancellation conditions apply and travel insurance is strongly recommended.  Options to extend to a 4 or 7 night cruise on the Murray Princess are available - please ask for details. Read our latest COVID Safe practices and policies.

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