8 Day Mighty Murray Adelaide Hills and Barossa Discovery

Discover the very best of South Australia on this unforgettable, fully escorted tour. Spend three nights in Adelaide starting with a welcome dinner and drinks. You’ll enjoy a guided roving breakfast tour of the famous Adelaide Central Market, wine tasting and lunch at iconic Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, a tour of the Jurlique Farm and visit the charming German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Then board the PS Murray Princess for a four night cruise along the mighty Murray River. Sit back, relax and enjoy the epic scenery as you sail a stretch of Australia’s longest river. This will surely be a holiday to remember.

Price Includes

• 4 night Heritage Cruise on PS Murray Princess with all meals, a selection of onshore tours, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations and live entertainment
• 3 nights at Crowne Plaza Adelaide ★★★★✩ in a Superior Room
• Welcome drinks and dinner
• Full breakfast at Crowne Plaza Adelaide on two mornings
• Private guided Roving Breakfast Tour of Adelaide Central Market
• Private guided tour of Seppeltsfield with wine tasting
• Hosted visit to Vasse Virgin and JamFactory at Seppeltsfield
• Barossa-style lunch at Seppeltsfield
• Private guided tour of the Jurlique Farm
• Free time to explore the village of Hahndorf
• Private arrival transfer from Adelaide Airport to hotel
• Group coach transfer from Mannum to Adelaide Airport or city
• Wi-Fi at Crowne Plaza Adelaide and onboard PS Murray Princess
• Services of professional tour leaders and expert guides/drivers


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, hosted visit to the JamFactory – a unique hub for craft and design in the Barossa - 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. Here you’ll have free time to stroll the tree-lined main street and discover the butcher, baker and candlestick makers, shops, galleries, studios, chocolatiers, cheese makers and more. Enjoy lunch at your own pace at one of the many cafes or restaurants. 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, Lunch 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 down river to picturesque Swan Reach. Join a walking tour and visit the Swan Reach Museum. 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

Day 7 – Thursday – Murray Princess

After an optional early morning Bush Tucker Breakfast (extra cost) or a bush walk with the Captain, cruise slowly downriver past magnificent cliffs scoured by the river over millions of years. At the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve, one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, take a guided boardwalk tour to view ancient rock carvings and learn about Aboriginal history in the area. Return to the vessel and continue cruising to Younghusband. Along the way, adventure seekers can take a scenic tender boat ride. Tonight, join your fellow passengers for a delicious farewell dinner.

Overnight: PS Murray Princess

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Friday

Enjoy a final breakfast before arriving back in Mannum. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end and your Mighty Murray River, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Discovery tour concludes with your coach transfer to Adelaide Airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Room/Cabin information
Twin share

Inside Cabin
Outside Cabin $2,999*
Stateroom $3,699*

Travel Dates

Departure dates: 26 Aug 2022 - 2 Sep 2022, 28 Oct 2022 - 4 Nov 2022, 27 Jan 2023 - 3 Feb 2023

Offer Ends

20 May 2022 unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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