6 Days of luxury coach touring in Adelaide as well as a 4 Day Murray River cruise aboard the PS Murray Princess, the largest inland paddlewheeler in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy special guided nature walks and learning about the Murray River regions food, flora and fauna while aboard your river cruise. While in Adelaide, also visit the famous Barossa Valley, the Lutheran settlement of Hahndorf, the beautiful seaside town of Victor Harbor as well as a guided luxury coach tour of the city. Themes include: South Australia, Departs from Adelaide, River Cruising, Luxury Coach, Returns from McLaren Vale. + Show more
Return Flights to Adelaide (pricing options below)
5 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide
3 Night Murray River Paddle Steamer Cruise
Breakfast Daily, Morning Tea, Special Winery Lunch
All meals onboard the P.S. Murray Princess
3 Luxury Tours: Barossa Valley (Day Tour), Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale (Coach Tour), Adelaide Coach Tour with River Cruise, Haighs Chocolates*, Bakery Sampler Plate, Behind The Scenes Tour Winery Tour, Wine Education & Tastings
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Airport Transfers
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in South Australia)
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Day 1 – Fly to Adelaide
Fly to Adelaide and feel the history and culture of 'The City of Churches'. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Adelaide.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 2 - Adelaide Luxury Coach Tour & River Cruise
Adelaide is famous for stylish architecture, beautiful parklands, boutique shopping, cafe strips, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, festivals, nightlife, and sandstone cottages with sweeping gardens. The diverse cultural mix of its one million population guarantees that the food is sensational. Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and lies between rolling hills to the east and beautiful sandy beaches to the west, with world class vineyards within easy reach.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. Today see Victoria Square (heart of Adelaide city), Gouger Street (restaurant cafe strip), King William Street's famous boulevard, The Terraces (4 terraces that separate the city from its greenbelts) and Adelaide's magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts. See River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaide's oldest church), fashionable Hutt Street and stop at Haigh's Chocolates to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh's chocolates (Haigh's unavailable on Sundays). See Beehive Corner at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval (one of Australia's most notable cricket grounds and houses the Bradman collection), the quaint suburbs of North Adelaide; O'Connell Street (restaurants and trendy shops), St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill (spectacular views over Adelaide).
Following your tour of Adelaide, embark on a leisurely scenic cruise along the Torrens River on board the famous Adelaide icon, “The Popeye”. Take in the picturesque scenery and prolific birdlife as you cruise through the heart of this wonderful city. Finish your cruise at Elder Park and spend some time taking in this beautiful oasis in the heart of Adelaide.
Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore Adelaide and some of it’s treasures
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Torrens River Cruise, Tea, Haigh's Chocolates, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 3 – Cruise from Adelaide to Mundurra
The Murray River is blessed with an abundance of breathtaking natural beauty, gorgeous bio-diverse wetlands, red gum forests, dramatic gorges and towering cliffs, the area is rich in diverse and wonderful wildlife such as grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats and long-necked tortoise, bird-life includes pelicans, black swans and blue wrens.
Depart Mannum, cruise under floodlight to Mundurra while looking out for nocturnal wildlife.
Breakfast, Transfer from Adelaide, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the P.S. Murray Princess
Day 4 – Cruise the Murray River
The city of Murray Bridge is known as the 'Crown' of the Murray region, the city lies 80km east of Adelaide and boasts a wealth of things to see and do, the great climate lends itself to the abundance of outdoor pursuits such as water sports, swimming, fishing and boating that are popular here, attractions include Sturt Reserve and Captain's Cottage Museum.
Cruise to Murray Bridge, enjoy a guided tour of the town’s landmarks, stop at Mannum and moor for the night at Salt Bush Flat.
Breakfast, Guided Tour of Murray Bridge, Lunch, Dinner, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the P.S. Murray Princess.
Day 5 – Cruise the Murray River
The mighty Murray River flows through the northern jarrah forests of Western Australia, the river and its surrounds are blessed with an incredible wealth of natural beauty, plant and animal life, black box woodlands, red river gum trees, native pines and mallee trees, wildlife includes Murray cod, brush-tail possum, frogs and pythons.
Today experience a guided nature walk before taking in the big river gorges and cliffs of the upper river. Enjoy a presentation on the food and wine of the region before joining a wildlife tour on your small discovery vessel. Enjoy bocce or fishing challenges before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the Captain’s Dinner and Dance.
Breakfast, Guided Nature Walk, Special Food and Wine Presentation, Lunch, Backwater Wildlife Tour, Captain’s Dinner and Dance, Overnight Accommodation Onboard the P.S Murray Princess.
Day 6 – Cruise to Mannum
Mannum has a wealth of attractions and activities that cater for all tastes and ages, set on the broad reaches of the lower Murray, the town's popular activities include houseboating, canoeing, fishing, historic and scenic walks and river cruising, attractions include Mannum Golf Course, the magnificent Mannum Waterfalls, museums, antique and craft shops.
After breakfast, head back to Mannum where your cruise finishes.
Breakfast, Return to Adelaide, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 7 – Grand Barossa with Hanhdorf
Head to the Adelaide Hills to explore one of Australian best and most famous wine-producing regions, now regarded as one of finest in the world, and is home to Australia's most expensive wine, Penfolds Grange.
Enjoy your delicious Special Lunch at a renowned winery restaurant, including tastings, winemaking tour and wine education. Explore some of the quaint and charming villages in the Adelaide Hills, part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. See the heavy influence of the original German settlers, such as buildings with steeply sloping roofs, Lutheran stone churches and the local versions of Germanic cuisine. Visit Hahndorf, the beautiful Lutheran settlement dating back to 1838, with its arts, crafts, cottage industry shops, pubs, traditional smallgoods and bakeries that evoke the tastes and smells of Bavaria.
Leaving Adelaide, enjoy a scenic tour alongside the Torrens River through the spectacular Torrens Gorge, see Kangaroo Creek Reservoir, Millbrooke Reservoir, Williamstown (beautiful stone buildings) and learn the secrets of Barossa Reservoir's 'Whispering Wall'. Stop at Lyndoch Bakery for complimentary coffee or tea and a German sampler plate of sweet treats. Discover the art of great winemaking on your 'Behind the Scenes' guided tour of Richmond Grove Wines, housed in a charming historic chateau. Enjoy a tutored wine tasting incorporating introductory wine education, view the original winery built in 1897 with traditional winemaking equipment. Stop at Kaesler Winery for a delicious Special Lunch, your two course winery restaurant lunch with the opportunity to taste wines from this highly regarded vineyard. Experience the panoramic views over the Barossa Valley from Mengler's Hill lookout, continue through the old mill town of Woodside and the Adelaide Hills. Stop at Hahndorf (Australia's oldest German settlement), stroll under the Elm trees along Hahndorf's main street, see quaint cottages, craft shops and tea rooms. See the delightful villages of Crafers, Stirling, Aldgate (all set amongst the lush greenness of the Adelaide Hills) and Bridgewater (with Bridgewater Mill and Waterwheel). Head back to Adelaide with a deep appreciation of the Australian wine industry and the beauty of the Adelaide Hills.
Breakfast, Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Morning Tea, Bakery Sampler Plate, Winemaking Tour, Wine Education, Special Two Course Lunch, Wine Tastings, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 8 – Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a holiday playground of wineries, seaside towns and lakes whose population trebles during holiday periods. The splendid seaside resort township of Victor Harbour is where the mouth of the massive Murray River finally meets the ocean. The internationally respected wine region of McLaren Vale has more than 60 cellar doors and produces amazing Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. The old paddle-steamer port of Goolwa is on Lake Alexandrina, near the Murray Mouth, and is joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island
Tour through the Mt Lofty Ranges with its many quaint villages and panoramic views. Stop at historic Strathalbyn on the Angas River. See the river Port of Goolwa (where the Murray River meets the lakes and sea), Port Elliot, Horseshoe Bay, Encounter Bay and Victor Harbour. Perhaps ride a horse drawn tram across the causeway to Granite Island. Enjoy some free time to explore Victor Harbour. Then onto McLaren Vale wine region to see the vineyards, leafy olive groves, almond groves and magnificent old stone wineries. Perhaps taste top local wines at Hardys Tintara Cellar Door, sample produce at Medlows Confectionery and sample produce at Almond Train. Take in the views of the picturesque coastal seaside towns, before heading north back to Adelaide to conclude your full day of exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Breakfast, Luxury Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
Day 9 – Fly Home
Time to say goodbye to beautiful Adelaide your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Luxury Murray River Cruising
Relax on your overnight Murray River Paddlewheeler and take in the flora and fauna of the Murray Riverlands. Your packages comes with these great inclusions. All meals onboard the P.S Murray Princess, with buffet and a la carte options. You also get FREE tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. Enjoy FREE guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of the spa, sauna and gym and an exciting selection of onshore tours.
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Adelaide Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Adelaide. Our "Good Standard" central Adelaide hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Adelaide and SA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your South Australia holiday.
The Murray Princess in Detail
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The PS Murray Princess is an authentic inland paddlewheeler built for the Murray River, with a character and charm of yesteryear. It is the largest inland paddlewheeler in the southern hemisphere. Catering for just 120 passengers, she brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the remarkable setting of Australia’s outback and the mighty Murray River system.
The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and informal by style. The lounge features a majestic view of the paddlewheel in action through the two story viewing window. Upper and lower lounge areas are accessed by the classic brass and mahogany style spiral staircase.
Don't be fooled by most modern-day imitation paddlewheelers where the paddle is often on the side and just for show. The PS Murray Princess is an authentic paddlewheeler which is.
Propelled by its massive stern wheel,The PS Murray Princess cruises between Mannum, Murray Bridge and Salter's Station along the Murray River. The wetlands in this area provide essential breeding and feeding habitats for many species of waterbirds, fish, invertebrates and plants, meaning that you'll see the wonderful wildlife in this outback setting.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)120*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Adelaide hotel, from just $120 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star)200*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Adelaide hotel, from just $200 per person.
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