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.
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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.
Guests can choose between 1 to 4 night tours cruising up to 180km'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 extended 2 to 4 night tours, step off the vessel to experience tours highlighting places of geographical, historical and Aboriginal cultural significance as well as some quaint riverside wineries. Visit the Toorumbarry Weir to learn about the basin and lock system and tour the historic Perricoota Station, first built in 1843 and Arbuthnot Red Gum Sawmill for an insight into the history of the area. Tour Restdown Winery, an organic wine producer and enjoy a local lunch with the owners. Stretch your legs on a wetlands walk to learn of the Aboriginal heritage of this land and 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.
Life on Board
PS Emmylou recently underwent a specially designed luxury upgrade, guests can now enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere of a mid-1800’s riverboat charm in modern comfort and conveniences with a choice of contemporary deluxe cabins with fine linens and plush bedding. Twin, Double and Queen Cabins are all fitted with a private en suite and have complimentary wi-fi. The premium cabin, the Emmylou Queen Suite, is located at the front of the boat with French doors that open out onto the deck and a seating area to relax with a drink as you watch the riverbanks drift by. Dining is an Australian epicurean affair as the on-board chef creates dishes with a diverse range of fresh, local ingredients which are all inclusive throughout your journey. Perhaps the highlight of your Murray River experience is the opportunity to dine under the stars on the river bank with a toasty campfire – a memorable bush experience
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
Travel Writer, Chloe Cann recently cruised with us on a 4 night cruise, read about her experience in the UK Telegraph
Luxury Boutique Australian River Cruising
Included in your fare
Whole Boat Group Charter
Perfect for that special celebration, PS Emmylou is available for Private Groups and you can save 10% off normal retail rates. All Charters include everything detailed on a 1 to 4 night itinerary and can be customised to you personal requirements. Drinks are charged to a bar tab and payable at the conclusion of the cruise.
Call or email us today to discuss your next special occasion. Bookings 6 months in advance are highly recommended.
Solo Standby FaresWe encourage Single Travellers and also understand the extra cost involved can be an issue. That's why we are delighted to introduce our Solo Standby Fares. If you would like to travel in your own private cabin without paying the 50% supplement then sign up today. Once we have your details we will place you on our Standby List for any 1 to 4 Night Cruise. Just nominate your preferred cruise & cabin class (you can choose up to 4 cruises dates) and we will contact you approximately 3 weeks from departure dates. Guests will be contacted on a first come, first serve basis. Whilst Standby Fares do not guarantee you a cabin until confirmed, it is a great way to save and cruise. Applicable to Standard Cabin Prices only before any discounts. Pre Cruise Hotel and Transfers are paid at advertised Solo Traveller rates.
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Not included in your fare
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 stays 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.
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