Adelaide, The River Murray and Kangaroo Island

Adelaide, The River Murray and Kangaroo Island

Departure Dates:

Tuesdays from January to November 2017
Tour Code: SA02

Discover Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Southern Vales and Kangaroo Island, plus a 3 Nights River Murray Cruise.

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Special Offer – Early Booking Saver. Book at least 60 Days in advance and receive up to 15% discount on the Cruise.

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Must See Highlights

  • Adelaide —The City of Churches
  • Barossa Valley and Hahndorf
  • Victor Harbor
  • McLaren Vale
  • 3 Nights Murray River Cruise on the fabulous Murray Princess
  • Captains Gala Dinner
  • Stunning River Murray scenery and wildlife.
  • World Famous wine region of the Barossa Valley
  • Kangaroo Island visiting Seal Bay National Park and Flinders Chase
  • National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch

Holiday Inclusions

  • Return flights to Adelaide
  • Meet and greet at Adelaide Airport
  • Return transfers to accommodation
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Chifley Hotel including breakfasts
  • 3 Hotel dinners in Adelaide
  • Full Day Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour
  • Full Day Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale Tour
  • Adelaide City Sights Tour
  • 3 nights Murray Princess Cruise in an Outside Twin Cabin including all meals and shore activities
  • Return transfers to the Murray Princess
  • 1 night Kangaroo Island Tour including coach and ferry transfers.
  • Accommodation on Kangaroo Island with breakfast
  • All transfers in Adelaide
  • Extra nights accommodation is available in Adelaide

8 day package cost per person

Chifley Hotel

Airfare included in package price

Land only $2399
Brisbane from $2804 $405
Canberra from $2884 $485
Gold Coast from $2859 $460
Hobart from $2894 $495
Launceston from $2869 $470
Melbourne from $2659 $260
Perth from $2926 $527
Sydney from $2744 $345
Single supplement $750
Extra night (with breakfast) Twin $100
Single $185

*The fares used in the package price are based on the best available fares at the time of print, are subject to change without notice and are also subject to availability. No guarantee can be given by Aussie Getaways that these fares will be available on any specified day but we will always offer the cheapest fare available for your nominated days of travel. Use the airfares quoted as a guide and ask your travel consultant for more details.

 

Tour Itinerary

Tuesday: Homeport To Adelaide
Fly to Adelaide and on arrival you will be met and transferred to your city accommodation. Dinner tonight at your hotel. Speak with Reception to confirm the nights you would like your 3 dinners
Overnight: Chifley Hotel, Adelaide

Wednesday: Victor Harbor and McLaren (B,L,D)
Pick up from your hotel for a full day tour to Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale. Enjoy a unique coastal tour combining the rolling vineyards of the Southern wine coast, seaside landscapes of Victor Harbor and the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa. There will be great photo opportunities, panoramic views and the chance to experience an award winning winery and fresh local produce. Dinner tonight at your hotel.
Overnight: Chifley Hotel, Adelaide

Thursday: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf (B,L,D)
Pick up from your hotel for a full day tour to the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. This full day tour takes you through the picturesque Adelaide Hills, visiting some of the region’s highlights before travelling to the internationally renowned Barossa Valley, sampling some of the region’s finest wines. Dinner tonight at your hotel.
Overnight: Chifley Hotel, Adelaide

Friday: Murray River Cruise (B,D)
8.00am taxi transfer with your bags to the Cruise departure point at the Stamford Plaza Hotel. After leaving your bags you will be taken on an Adelaide sightseeing tour. This finishes in the city at noon. Time for lunch and the short walk back to the Stamford Plaza Hotel. This afternoon you will be transferred by coach to Mannum to board the The Murray Princess. This evening you’ll head downriver while you enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a Welcome Dinner. As we cruise under floodlight to our overnight mooring at Mundarra you may see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank. Watch for grey kangaroos, hair-nosed wombats, Murray longnecked tortoises, spoon-beaked egrets and many other species. Our on-board entertainer provides music for the night owls.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Saturday: Cruising the Murray (B,L,D)
In 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built at Edwards Crossing, which quickly became the bustling township of Murray Bridge. After a hearty breakfast. join a guided tour of the town’s historic landmarks and local attractions. This afternoon we begin our journey upriver with a brief stop in Mannum, your chance to explore our stunning riverside township. Tonight we moor at Craignook for dinner
Overnight: Murray Princess

Sunday: Cruising the Murray (B,L,D)
All ashore for the guided nature walk where your guide will share the secrets of the local flora and fauna.  It’s a great way to get in a little exercise before Murray Princess departs for the big river gorges and 90 metre cliffs of the upper river.  Mid morning join us in the Sturt Dining room for a special presentation on the bounty of food and wine produced in the Riverlands. At the 207km mark we turn and head downriver to Piggy Flat where your discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. Travelling in small, personalised groups, we explore the maze of the river and the birdlife is amazing. Watch for darters, herons and egrets feeding along the river’s muddy edges. Late afternoon, photography enthusiasts have a great opportunity to capture a spectacular cliff-top river sunset, before joining the Captain and Officers for pre-dinner drinks and the finale Captain’s Dinner and Dance.
Overnight: Murray Princess

Monday: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island (B)
After the Murray Princess docks at Mannum join the coach for the return to Adelaide arriving about noon. You have some free time in Adelaide before heading off to Kangaroo Island.
Afternoon Transfer to Kangaroo Island
Afternoon hotel pick up by Sealink Connection coach Service. Travel to Cape Jervis where you’ll board the Sealink Ferry for the short cruise to Kangaroo Island. On arrival, transfer to your accommodation in Penneshaw Dinner tonight at leisure.
Overnight: Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort, Kangaroo Island

Tuesday: Kangaroo Island (B,L)
This morning we depart and take the scenic drive to the Seal Bay Conservation Park. Here you can walk on the beach among a colony of rare and wild Australian Sea Lions with a National Parks Ranger. Head to Vivonne Bay for a two-course lunch, followed by a spectacular free-flight display of Australian Birds of Prey. Spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, renowned as a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and echidnas. The tour of the park will take you to the rugged southern coastline for a walk on Remarkable Rocks and Admiral’s Arch. Remarkable Rocks provides great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Admiral’s Arch boardwalk takes you down a rugged cliff face to reveal this spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful New Zealand fur seals that can be seen resting, swimming and playing in the waves or on the rocks. Return to Penneshaw before taking the late afternoon ferry and coach transfer back to Adelaide at approximately 10:30pm.
Overnight: Chifley Hotel, Adelaide

Day 8: To Home Port (B)
Free until time for your taxi transfer to the airport for your flight home.

*Meal Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

*Sample itinerary only and subject to change due to weather, water levels and other operational requirements. Captain Cook Cruises reserves the right to itineraries and tours without notice. Adelaide tours operated by Adelaide Sightseeing. KI tour operated by Kangaroo Island Sealink. 3 night cruise operated by Captain Cook Meal Code: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

Chifley HotelThe Chifley Hotel is located on South Terrace overlooking the beautiful southern parklands and within walking distance of the CBD or take the free tram. On free nights the Hutt Street restaurant precinct offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafes Rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, tea & coffee making facilities, TV with Free Foxtel.P.S Murray PrincessAccommodating just 120 passengers, the P.S. Murray Princess brings the unique advantages of small ship cruising to the Murray River. The Captain and crew know the river intimately and are delighted to share with you their knowledge & stories.The lounges & dining saloon are spacious with a character and charm of yesteryear. Grand in name, yet relaxed & informal by nature, Murray Princess fosters a warmth and friendliness unique to the river.

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