2ND PERSON HALF PRICE OFFER

Discover the upper Murray river with this special offer on selected 2020 cruise departures. Be quick to reserve your cabin with just 30% deposit by calling us today. New bookings only, offer ends 15th December 2019.

To reserve your cabin book online HERE using Promo Code 2NDHALF2. Alternatively call our office 7 days a week or email us at [email protected]

2 Night Cruise Departures

  • 28th May

    Revisit the romance of Australia's Paddlesteamers

    Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Australia's longest river, The Murray, aboard the world's only cruising wood-fired paddlesteamer and Australia's most luxurious boutique river cruise. PS Emmylou will step you back to the romantic days of Australia's Paddlesteamers. The side-wheel paddlesteamers are distinctly Australian having first plied the Murray river in 1853, establishing a thriving industry which survived until rail and roads began to service the region near the turn of the century. Whether your a nature lover, a budding historian or culture enthusiast, a leisurely journey on PS Emmylou will delve you into the beauty and pioneering history of the Murray River.

    The Journey

    Our 2 Night Highlights cruise is an enchanting introduction to the winding upper Murray river. Cruising aboard a traditional wood fired paddlesteamer engages your senses from the moment you board: feel the warmth of the 1906 steam engine as the engineer stokes the boiler with Redgum logs, climb up to the wheelhouse to chat to the Skipper, or just sit and gaze at the changing reflections in the water and listen to the lilting rhythm and swish of the paddlewheels as PS Emmylou takes you back to a bygone era of romantic travel.

    During the cruise step off the vessel to experience an onshore tour highlighting places of geographical, historical and cultural significance. Tour St Anne's Winery, the largest producer of wines in the Perricoota Region and Pacdon Park, makers of fine UK small goods and enjoy meeting the owners enjoying complimentary tastings and a cellar tour. Guests will also embark on a small boat eco cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Barmah Forest in search of local flora and birdlife in the world’s longest strand of Red River Gum. With evenings spent on the river bank around a campfire and under a beautiful night sky, this journey is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.

    New Deluxe Cabins with Private Ensuites

    Welcome to your home aboard Paddlesteamer Emmylou. We invite you to relax in a warm inviting atmosphere of mid 1800’s riverboat charm without sacrificing modern conveniences. Emmylou now features contemporary deluxe cabins with fine linens and plush new bedding which will ensure you are well rested to fully enjoy your time aboard with us. From 2020 Main Deck Twin Cabins with shared bathroom will be converted to one Queen Cabin with Ensuite

    Highlights

  • New designer deluxe cabins with private ensuites to choose from
  • The Emmylou Suite for an added touch of luxury and space
  • After dinner riverside campfire
  • Visit the World Heritage listed Barmah Wetlands for a Eco Cruise aboard MV Kingfisher with expert local guide
  • Visit Pacdon Park, makers of fine UK small goods where you can sample and purchase their goods.
  • Visit the Regions largest winery, St Anne's for a cellar tour by the owners and complimentary tastings.
  • Enjoy fresh seasonal local produce prepared by your onboard Chef
  • Sample a variety of locally produced wines
  • See and hear the native wildlife in their natural environment in the evening and morning
  • Step back in time on a history tour with Skipper Commentary
  • Air Conditioned Cabins for your comfort

    Inclusions

  • Onboard Accommodation
  • Onshore Tour
  • Chef prepared breakfast lunch & dinners
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Complimentary Wifi throughout the boat
  • Espresso Coffee, Tea & Bottled Water
  • All Gratuities

    Melbourne Hotel & Transfer Options

    Melbourne Pre Stay & Return Transfer - $850 per couple / $750 Solo Traveller

    We are delighted to be partnering with the Pan Pacific Hotels as our preferred Hotel partner. We now offer preferred rates at the luxurious five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne, located near Melbourne’s vibrant South Wharf district & Park Royal Melbourne Airport, directly connected to Melbourne domestic and international terminals. Note weekday nights at Park Royal are $930 per couple & $830 Solo Traveler

    Start your cruise experience in style with a stay in one of the above Hotels the night before your cruise. In the morning enjoy a delicious full breakfast before departing for Echuca with a stop in the small town of Nagambie before arriving in Echuca to board PS Emmylou. Your return journey takes you via the historic City of Bendigo where you will visit the endearing Chancery Lane known for it's great coffee, food and art. Drop of points are Bendigo or Melbourne Airport's and CBD Hotel's.

    Package Inclusions

  • 1 night stay in King or Premier Room with full buffet breakfast for two
  • 8.00am Departure from Melbourne | 8.30am Departure from Melbourne Airport
  • Deluxe Coach Transfer to Echuca and return
  • Visit the regional towns of Nagambie & Bendigo
  • Drop off at Melbourne or Bendigo Airports or CBD Hotels

    Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Melbourne Return Transfer Only - $600 Per Couple / $500 Solo Traveller

    Departs Pan Pacific Hotel - South Wharf at 8.00am & Park Royal Hotel Melbourne Airport at 8.30am on the morning of your cruise. Please note pick ups from Melbourne Airport are only available if staying at the Park Royal Hotel. Please note other guests on your cruise may join this transfer.

    Bendigo Transfer Options

    Bendigo Airport & Hotels Return Transfer - $400 Per Couple / $300 Solo Traveller

    Transfer from Bendigo are available from any Hotel on the morning of your cruise departing from 10.30am. Return drop off to Bendigo Airport or Hotels.

    Melbourne Return Train Options

  • $65pp Adult
  • $35pp Concession

    Note: Train maybe replaced with coach from Bendigo to Echuca subject to timetable. Please contact our Passenger Services team.

    Echuca Car Parking

    Secure undercover warehouse parking for cars, caravans and campervans is available for all passenger whilst cruising at $20 per day.

    Pricing & Payment Terms

    30% deposit with balance due within 60 days of cruise date

  • For departures between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021

    New Departure Time - Now 2.30pm

    Reviews

    Great Murray River Experience


    The staff are wonderful and knowledgeable, the food is amazing, the cabins are excellent, especially the ensuite facilities and the off-boat experiences memorable, particularly the Barmah Forest cruise. The Murray is a wonderful destination if you want to make contact with nature.



    Gael B. Visited July 2019


    I had a fabulous time whilst on board the Emmylou. I did a 2 night Murray River cruise. The crew on board were very accommodating, & the food delicious. I would highly recommend this cruise to all my family & friends. Cheryl C



    Visited February 2019