Murray River Paddlesteamer Mini Break | Sisterhood Womens Travel

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Murray River Paddlesteamer Mini Break

4 Days  |  Departing Wednesday 20th November 2019 and returning Saturday 23rd November 2019

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Highlights

Travel with Friends to the Beautiful Historic Country Town of Echuca
Shopping and Sightseeing time in Echuca
Magical 2 Nights onboard the PS Emmylou an Authentic Paddlesteamer
Wildlife Spotting along the Mighty Murray River
Riverside Campfire under the Stars
Barmah Wetlands Eco Cruise
Visit to Pacdon Park, a free range British Butchery
Visit to Morrisons Riverview Winery for Cellar Door Tastings
Morning Boardwalk walk for Bird and Wildlife Spotting

 

Inclusions

Fully Escorted by a Sisterhood Tour Hostess who is on hand to ensure your Mini Break is a memorable one!
All Transfers whilst in Echuca
Free Time to Discover and Explore Echuca at Leisure
1 Night Accommodation - Echuca including Breakfast
2 Night PS Emmylou Paddlesteamer Cruise in designer Cabins with fine linen and plush bedding
All meals whilst cruising including breakfast, 3 course dinner, lunch and 5 course dinner
Willing to Share Option (Limited)

** Not included - your VLINE train fare from Melbourne Southern Cross to Echuca return **
You may have concession cards or Seniors free travel vouchers you might like to use
 

Notice

Mini Break Pricing based on available cabins:

Main Deck Twin (Shared Bathroom) - $840.00 per person - SOLD 
Main Deck Twin (Shared Bathroom) - $840.00 per person - SOLD
Upper Deck Twin - $1040.00 per person - SOLD
Upper Deck Twin - $1040.00 per person - SOLD 
Upper Deck Double Bed - $1650.00 Single Occupancy - SOLD
Upper Deck Queen Bed - $1750.00 Single Occupancy - SOLD
Upper Deck Queen Bed - $1750.00 Single Occupancy  - SOLD
Emmylou Suite Queen Bed - $1850.00 Single Occupancy - SOLD
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Wednesday 20 November 2019

Melbourne - Echuca

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  Your tour hostess will meet you at Southern Cross Station Melbourne for our rail journey to Echuca departing at 9.00am (subject to change).  Upon arrival into Echuca, we'll be transferred to our hotel for the rest of the afternoon at leisure.  Our accommodation is an easy walk to the Old Port of Echuca where there are many shops to browse.  Tonight we'll regroup for dinner at a local restaurant. 

Overnight - Mercure Port of Echuca (or similar)

Day 2 - Thursday 21 November 2019

Free Day in Echuca (B,D)

Today is a day to continue to discover this historical country town.  Echuca has two main shopping precincts, both offering a range of fashion, homeware and gift stores, cafes and coffee shops offering tasty local produce.  It will be easy to fill in our day exploring.  Later this afternoon, we'll be transferred to the Port of Echcua dock to join our PS Emmylou paddlesteamer 2 Night Cruise.  Over the next two days, we'll be treated to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for an authentic Australian adventure.  We'll experience the magic and majesty of the spectacular scenery of the "mighty" Murray and follow the wake of early history when Echuca Australia's largest inland port.  Tonight, after settling into our designer cabins, we'll enjoy a three course welcome dinner, enjoying a beautiful sunset.  As we cruise under floodlight we are sure to see nocturnal wildlife on the riverbank, so keep your eye out for kangaroos, wombats, egrets and othe speciies of birds.  After dinner, we'll arrive at Layfield Lane mooring where we can enjoy a drink around a riverside campfire and watch the stars sparkling in the beautiful night sky.

Overnight - PS Emmylou

Day 3 - Friday 22 November 2019

Cruising the Murray River (B,L,D)

This morning after breakfast we'll enjoy a half day excursion to the small town of Barmah.  We'll enjoy a traditional morning tea riverside before departing on an interesting eco cruise where we'll be able to get up close to Australian nature and wildlife.  Nowehere else in the world can you experience such timeless, natural beauty and peace when gliding through the World Heritage listed Barmah wetlands aboard the MV Kingfisher.  Here, you'll understand why these wetlands have been named "Wetlands of International Importance" as we slip quietly across the water in the dapple shade of towering gums of the world's largest single stand of River Red Bum.  

We then continue on to visit one of the region's top food producers Pacdon Park where we'll have the chance to sample their fine UK small goods and hear from the owners.  

Rejoining the PS Emmylou for a relaxing lunch, we'll continue our cruise upstream.  Early afternoon we pull into Morrison's winery, one of the regions finest, for cellar door tastings and an optional afternoon tea on the riverside deck.  

We then continue our journey upstream past the impressive Echuca Wharf and bridge where we'll have plenty of time to relax and watch the riverlands glide by as the PS Emmylou steams as far as Shinebone Alley before turning.  Tonight enjoy a fabulous 5 course dinner as we cruise towards our overnight mooring of Horseshoe Lagoon, arriving early evening.

Overnight - PS Emmylou

Day 4 - Saturday 23 November 2019

Echuca - Melbourne (B)

This morning, we'll wake to any early morning walk on the raised boardwalk overlooking the Lagoon, home to native birds, plants and wildlife.  After breakfast, we'll cruise back to the Port of Echuca where our cruise comes to an end.  With free time for some last minute exploring before being transferred to the Echuca Station for our rail journey home, what a fantastic experience we've all enjoyed.

Arriving back into Melbourne at approximately 4.30pm.

Thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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