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.
3 Night Cruise Departures
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.
On our Discovery 3 night tour guests will enjoy leisurely cruising 160km's of 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 as well as a quaint riverside winery. Tour the historic Perricoota Station, first built in 1843 for an insight into the history of the area and St Anne's Winery, the largest producer of wines in the Perricoota Region and enjoy meeting the owners as they lead you through their cellar, enjoying complimentary tastings. 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
Travel Writer, Tim Richards recently cruised with us on a 3 night cruise, read about his experience in Traveller
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.
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
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 travel between 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2020
Departure Time 12 Noon
For travel between 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021
New Departure Time - Now 2.30pm
Three nights on the Emmylou slowly meandering along the river was exceptional. The old world charm and pace from the start automatically made you slow down and appreciate what we have. Low clouds and drizzle, with puffs of smoke drifting past while having dinner on the back deck on the first night set the tone for the trip - and the experience continued for the rest of the trip. Really helpful staff that do everything they can to make trip perfect. Beware, there is a lot of great food, you do run the risk of over indulging, but that's just a part of a slow trip on the river. John W, Woorim Australia
Visited November 2018