7 Day Adelaide and Murray River Package

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From $1488

per person twin share

Overview

Explore the breathtaking Murraylands whilst cruising through ancient gorges and red gum forests, past towering and stone cliffs and historic ports, local vineyards and nature trails. Combine this with accommodation and sightseeing in Adelaide, plus a full day indulging in the food and wine in McLaren Vale or the Barossa regions, a perfect way to finish off your South Australian experience.

Offer Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Superior Room (Room Only)
  • Adelaide City Highlights half day tour operated by Adelaide Sightseeing;
    • including expert commentary by your local guide
    • Adelaide’s Cultural Boulevard of North Terrace – drive by the Universities, Library, Art Gallery & Museum
    • Historic North Adelaide
    • A visit to St Peters Cathedral (subject to availability)
    • The famous Adelaide Oval
    • National Wine Centre of Australia
  • 3 Night Discovery Cruise on the PS Murray Princess including all meals, entertainment and selection of onshore tours;
    • First explore the township of Murray Bridge or take a tour of the historic Roundhouse
    • Take a guided nature walk at Salt Bush Flat and learn about the native vegetation
    • Taste some incredible Riverland food and wine with a special tasting
    • Get up close to the river birdlife on board the ‘Dragon-Fly’ flat-bottomed boat
  • 1 night accommodation at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Superior Room (Room Only)
  • McLaren Vale & The Cube Experience full day tour operated by Adelaide Sightseeing;
    • Morning pick up and evening set down
    • Full day guided small coach tour with commentary by your local guide
    • Morning tea at the Stump Hill Cafe with time to peruse the stunning McLaren Vale Visitor Centre
    • Visit the iconic d’Arenberg Cube where you will enjoy a tour of the Virtual Realities Museum, wine tastings and lunch
    • Beresford Wines Tasting Pavilion for a tasting of beer, wine or gin
    • Historical tour and wine tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards
    • Plus free time to explore the main street of McLaren Vale
  • 1 night accommodation at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Superior Room (Room Only)

Pricing for travel 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023

Twin Share  Single
Inside Cabin $1,488 $2,159
Outside Cabin $1,812 $2,613
Stateroom $2,262 $3,243

Optional Tours

Monarto Safari Park Wildlife Tour $67 per person

7 Day Adelaide and Murray River Package

ITINERARY

Day 1

Experience the cosmopolitan life of Adelaide on a half-day tour of Adelaide, taking in Adelaide’s main attractions and points of interest. The coastal city of Adelaide is noted for its many festivals, food, wine and culture and its long beach fronts. Discover superb architecture, cultural boulevards, surrounding park lands and wide streets and then you’ll appreciate why we have been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.

After this half-day tour, you will check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in Majestic Roof Garden Hotel.

Day 2

Enjoy the breakfast in your hotel and check out. Mid-afternoon the Murray Princess departs historic Mannum, the birthplace of the Murray River trade and communication, and heads downriver while you enjoy a Welcome Dinner. As you cruise under floodlight to the overnight mooring at Mundurra, you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for kangaroos, hairy-nosed wombats, tortoises, egrets, and many other species. The Murray Princess’s onboard entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Day 3

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 Murray Princess’s talented crew.

Day 4

This morning, join a guided nature walk where our guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna. It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before the Murray Princess departs and cruises downriver. 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. Traveling in small, personalised groups, you will 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 night dinner in the Sturt Dining Room.

Day 5

We head back to Mannum and after breakfast, we reluctantly say farewell as we arrive at the Mannum Wharf. After arriving back in Mannum, check in back to Majestic Roof Garden Hotel and enjoy the rest of the day in leisure.

Day 6

Leave Adelaide after having a hearty breakfast in your hotel and head out through the scenic southern suburbs. Enjoy coastal views as you head to Stump Hill Cafe for morning tea. There is an opportunity to sample wines from some of the region’s smaller wineries that do not have cellar doors (for an additional cost) or peruse the gift and produce store and their colourful garden.

Then it is onto one of the highlights of your day, the 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 whilst there. Enjoy a formal wine tasting on Level 4 and enjoy the views, before heading down to Polly’s Restaurant for your 2-course lunch.

The next visit Beresford Wines, you can choose from one of three tastings in their elegant Tasting Pavilion. The Premium Wine Tasting introduces you to a selection of their wines from the Estate and Limited Release range. The Vale Brewing Tasting offers up to five craft beers from the sessionable Vale range. The third option is the 23rd Street Distillery tastings, where you can choose from five spirits or three craft gins.

The final cellar door is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars and a structured tasting of their range of quality wines. Look out for the ‘catapult’ and the ¾ tonne Angelus Bell in the picturesque grounds surrounding the cellar door.

Finish the day with some spare time in the main street of McLaren Vale. You may like to pop into the Fruchocs Shop for some sweet treats, or explore the Fleurieu Arthouse housed on the historic Hardys Tintara site. Then settle back on the coach for your return trip to Adelaide. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the night.

Day 7

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before you say farewell to Adelaide. Today is a free day to relax or shop before heading home.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

The award-winning 4.5-star Majestic Roof Garden Hotel is only a short 2 minute walk from the bars, restaurants and shopping of Rundle Street and guests have access to the rooftop garden with panoramic views of the Adelaide Hills and East End. Centrally located, this property is within walking distance to many of Adelaide’s main attractions. Culshaw’s restaurant onsite features local produce along with a South Australian wine list and is open for breakfast daily and dinner from Monday through to Saturday.

 

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Classic Room

These well-appointed 26.5 square metre rooms feature a luxurious custom-made king size bed, marble bathrooms with shower, a 42-inch flat panel HDTV, writing desk, tea & coffee making facilities and Majestic amenities for your convenience. Sleeps up to 2 people.

 

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Superior Room

These well-appointed 35 square metre rooms feature a luxurious custom-made king size bed. Your marble bathroom boasts a deep bath with separate shower. Japanese inspired sliding screens open up from the bath to give you a view of your 42-inch flat panel HDTV. Other features of the room are a writing desk, tea & coffee making facilities and Majestic amenities for your convenience. Sleeps up to 3 people.

 

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel Superior Room

Murray Princess Cruises

The Murray Princess has 60 cabins and staterooms each with private bathroom ensuite, electric blankets, soap, shampoo, towels, hairdryers and daily servicing. Each cabin is approximately 12sq metres. Four of the outside cabins and their ensuite bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. Two cabins located on Randell Deck are opposite the lift for easy access to the dining and lounge decks.

State Room

Our spacious Staterooms are located on the Randell and Cadell decks. Each stateroom offers a queen bed (some have an extra single bed) and open onto the outside deck walkway. Mini-bars, fridges and tea and coffee making facilities are also included.

Outside Cabin

Outside cabins are located on Randell and Cadell Decks and the majority of these cabins have twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available. Each outside cabin opens onto the outside deck walkway with picture windows to view the passing scenery.

Inside Cabin

Inside cabins are located on the lower Chaffey Deck and open onto a wide inside passageway. Inside cabins offer twin bedding with limited double bedded cabins available and have portholes facing the outside. Inside Cabins are accessed via stairs, there is no lift access to this deck.

Fine Print

Pricing

All fares and prices are in Australian Dollars and valid from 01 April to 31 March. All fares and prices are subject to availability, surcharges, blackout periods, minimum night stays and seasonal variations. Prices are correct at time of issue and subject to change without notice. A double bed surcharge applies to all Inside Cabins and Outside Cabins with a double bed (No surcharge applies for Staterooms).  A $60 per room per night surcharge applies for travel between until 31st March 2023. Inside Cabins cannot accommodate an extra person (maximum of 2 passengers). Outside Cabins and Staterooms can accommodate an extra person based on 1 double bed and 1 single bed, but availability is limited. Outside Cabin Extra Person prices available on enquiry. Prices exclude on board charges such as optional tours & services and drinks.
All prices are subject to availability and may not be valid for special event cruises, which are operated throughout the year.

Cancellation Fees

South Australia and Kangaroo Island ferry, tours, accommodation and packages (excluding Adelaide Sightseeing and Murray Princess cruises). Cancellation of a booking or part thereof will incur the following fees:

  • More than 30 days before departure – Loss of deposit
  • Between 7 and 30 days before departure – $50 per person or 50% of total cost whichever is greater
  • Less than 7 days before departure – $50 per person or 80% of total cost whichever is greater
  • Within 24 hours of departure – 100% of total cost

Adelaide Sightseeing day tours (excluding Kangaroo Island ferry, tours, accommodation, packages and Murray Princess Cruises) Cancellation of a booking or part thereof will incur the following fees:

  •  More than 3 days before departure – Full refund
  • Between 24 hours and 3 days before departure – $50 per person or 50% of total cost whichever is greater
  • Within 24 hours of departure – 100% of total cost

Murray Princess Cruises including any South Australia packages featuring Murray Princess
Cancellation of a booking or part thereof will incur the following fees:

  • More than 60 days before departure – $50 per person
  • Between 30 and 60 days before departure – Loss of deposit
  • Between 15 and 30 days before departure – 50% of total cost
  • Less than 14 days before departure – 100% of total cost

For cancellations made 15 days or more before departure, the full value (less an administration fee of $50 per person), may be applied to another cruise if completed within 12 months of the original booking. If the re-booked cruise is of a greater value, the difference must be paid upon re-booking. Special payment and cancellation conditions apply for groups of 15 or more and Special Event Cruises, which are available on application.

From $1488

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