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EXCLUSIVE

FULLY ESCORTED TOUR

YOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: FRIDAY – WELCOME TO ADELAIDE

Welcome to Adelaide, South Australia’s sophisticated, vibrant capital. A private transfer will take you from the airport to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city. Tonight, meet your tour leader and fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide Meals: Dinner

 

DAY 2: SATURDAY – MARKET DAY AND WINE TASTING

Food lovers are in for a treat as we take a guided tour of a South Australian culinary icon, the Adelaide Central Market. Start the day with the best market espresso, taste a selection of delicious foods from South Australian artisan food producers and meet the suppliers and stallholders whose families have traded the Market for generations.

 

Late morning, depart Adelaide for the Barossa and Seppeltsfield Winery. There is a sense of arrival on the drive down the Avenue of Palms – a five kilometre trail of Canary Island Date Palms, planted by Seppeltsfield workers during the Great Depression. Now, 2000 palm trees line the journey up to the winery itself. A warm welcome by our hosts precedes a day of exceptional experiences including a guided tour of the winery, private wine tasting, hosted visit to Vasse Virgin for the ultimate olive oil experience and JamFactory, a unique hub for craft and design, and a fabulous Barossa-style lunch with a glass of Seppeltsfield wine, of course! Return to Adelaide late afternoon and spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

DAY 3: SUNDAY –ADELAIDE Today is free to explore Adelaide and surrounds at your own pace.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Adelaide Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: MONDAY – ADELAIDE HILLS

After breakfast, we say goodbye to Adelaide and make our way to Mannum via the picturesque Adelaide Hills. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Jurlique Farm, one of the world’s most recognised skin care brands and visit the village of Hahndorf and stroll the tree-lined main street where you can discover butcher, baker and candlestick makers, shops, galleries, studios, chocolatiers, cheese makers and more. From Hahndorf, it’s just an hour’s drive to Mannum where we’ll board the PS Murray Princess to begin our four night cruise along Australia’s longest river. Enjoy dinner as the cruise heads upriver under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Caurnamont. Keep an eye out for nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank, while onboard an entertainer provides music for the night owls.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

DAY 5: TUESDAY – MURRAY PRINCESS

As dawn breaks, keen photographers will want to be out to capture the special light and the morning movement of prolific birdlife, including pelicans, wrens and swans. Enjoy a leisurely morning and lunch cruising upriver to Blanchetown, through one of 13 locks which maintain the flow and levels of water. As the last of the sun’s rays fade, we visit Burk Salter Boutique Winery to enjoy wine tasting at the cellar door. After dinner, join in the fun and excitement of the “Murray River Cup”.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY – MURRAY PRINCESS

After breakfast, cruise downriver to picturesque Swan Reach. Join a walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum (gold coin donation on entry). Back on board, enjoy lunch as you take in the tranquillity of the passing scenic landscape. On arrival in Sunnydale, it’s all ashore for the Woolshed Show where typical Australian woolshed history is recreated. Later, visit the Native Wildlife Shelter where some of South Australia’s most interesting native animals are cared for. Then, get ready for the great Aussie Barbecue – cooked and served in a bush setting on the banks of the mighty Murray River. Special stops along the way are included to view the spectacular night sky, part of the River Murray International Dark Sky Reserve.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DEPARTURE DATES: 28 OCTOBER 2022 & 27 JANUARY 2023

from $2,599*
per person twin share (based on inside cabin)

*Prices are in Australian Dollars and correct as at 16 August 21 but may fluctuate due to surcharges, fees, taxes, or currency exchange. All arrangements are subject to availability, cancellation, or modification. Cancellation fees apply. If minimum numbers are not achieved, private tours will alternatively run on a ‘join-in’ basis. *The health and safety of our clients is our priority and we therefore require all travellers (including our tour hosts), be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel. Images supplied courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission. For further details on the booking conditions please refer to Viva Holidays & Helloworld Travel Mackay, Mt Pleasant & Willows General Booking Conditions.