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Murray River Paddlesteamers Explorer

victoria Tours Murray River Paddlesteamers Explorer

Murray River Paddlesteamers Explorer

Drift down the beautiful Murray River on your boutique paddlesteamer, PS Emmylou. Be immersed in fascinating history and wonder at abundant wildlife on an entirely unique and unforgettable five day cruise, stopping at sights of cultural intrigue and enjoying gourmet food in magical riverside settings.    

  • Style: River Cruise Holiday
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Starts in: Melbourne
Guide Price £1220
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Echuca
  • Perricoota Station
  • Norris Bend
  • Deep Creek Marina
  • Layfield Lane
Itinerary:

Day 1 Echuca to Perricoota Station    
Depart Echuca and head downriver whilst enjoying afternoon tea, then take time to relax as you listen to the on-board commentary about the rich pioneering history of the river and the paddlesteamer herself. As the sun sets over the river, enjoy a cocktail and a wonderful welcome dinner amongst the enchanting Australian wildlife.      

Day 2 Perricoota Station to Norris Bend    
After breakfast, take a guided walk on a trail of early Aboriginal significance, followed by a gourmet lunch of local produce with wine tastings at Restdown Winery. Visit the 19th Century Arbuthnot Regum Sawmill then head to Turrumbarry Weir and learn about the Murray Darling Basin which dates back to 1923. This afternoon, you’ll cruise to Norris Bend where you’ll enjoy a dinner and a showing of ‘Riverboats Remembered’, a fabulous telling of historical riverboats along the Murray River.    

Day 3 Norris Bend to Deep Creek Marina
Today, steam towards Perricoota Station to join the skipper for a guided walk of the gardens and buildings. Enjoy a traditional Australian picnic lunch riverside before departing on an eco-cruise of the Barmah Wetlands, alive with birdlife and dotted with towering gum trees. Re-join you cruise and relax as you continue to Deep Creek Marina. Here watch for kangaroos, egrets and abundant bird species as you’re served dinner.    

Day 4 Deep Creek Marina to Layfield Lane    
Depart this morning as you cruise all towards Layfield Lane. Relax as you take in the river views and learn how the 1906 steam engine works or perhaps try your hand at steering the cruiser. Tonight, enjoy a gourmet Australian Barbeque at the exclusive riverside candlelit table.  

Day 5 Layfield Lane to Echuca    
Return to Echuca this morning where your journey comes to an end.

Departs:
Selected Mondays Apr - Mar.    

Prices
Guide Price £1220
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • Return transfers from Central Melbourne
  • 4 nights aboard the PS Emmylou paddlesteamer
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 20/04/2020 to 29/03/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.

However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Melbourne currently cost from £738 in Economy, £1,557 in Premium Economy and £3,222 in Business Class

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