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All the Rivers Run Cruise

7 Days

$4780 Per Person

Single Supplement No single rooms available

23rd September 2024

Set sail on a 7-day enchanting voyage with the “All the Rivers Run Cruise,” beginning and concluding in the historic town of Echuca. This immersive journey along the Murray River aboard PS Emmylou offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical insights, and authentic Australian experiences.

This cruise is an invitation to relax, explore, and connect with the history and natural wonders of the Murray River, offering an intimate look at Australia’s heartland through the eyes of its iconic river.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday 23rd September 2024 - Torrumbarry Weir to Norris Bend

After arriving by coach from Echuca settle in as Emmylou departs Torrumbarry upstream, take the opportunity to savour an afternoon Devonshire tea while enjoying the picturesque views and acquainting yourself with fellow cruisers. You may chat with the skipper in the wheelhouse to learn about PS Emmylou’s river history, relax in your private cabin or relish a drink in the saloon during "Happy Hour” as the sun sets. In the evening, the crew will have a riverside campfire ready for you to enjoy after a chef-prepared welcome dinner at Norris Bend. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, wombats, and birds as you bask in the river birds’ evening chorus and the emerging stars.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday 24th - Norris Bend to Perricoota Station

After a hearty breakfast, PS Emmylou will cruise to the famous Perricoota Station. You’ll have the opportunity to tour Restdown Winery joining the property’s owners for a guided tour along a 1.4km wetlands walking trail, highlighting items of Aboriginal significance before enjoying a gourmet lunch of local produce and wine tastings. Afterward, you’ll walk along the historic buildings and immaculate gardens of Perricoota Station before enjoying a fabulous dinner on Emmylou’s deck overlooking the famous property and river. The night will conclude with a fascinating documentary featuring archival footage of the paddlesteamers and communities of the Murray River.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Wednesday 25th - Perricoota Station to Layfield Land

For early risers and avid photographers, the morning mist and wildlife around Perricoota is a spectacle to behold. You’ll then spend the whole day cruising upstream towards Layfield Lane, enjoying lunch on the deck or in the saloon. In the evening, you can experience a grand dinner on the riverbank with the signature Australian BBQ, followed by live entertainment and casual conversation around the campfire (weather dependent).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday 26th - Layfield Lane to Moama Wharf

Begin your day with a rewarding breakfast before embarking on a half-day land and river tour. Your tour explores the historic town of Echuca discovering little-known historic sites such as Hopwood’s Punt and pontoon bridge, which was the first crossing of the river created by Echuca’s founder Henry Hopwood. You’ll then experience the magic of the Murray River on our Eco Expedition boat, the Murray Explorer. After enjoying morning tea at the historic Echuca Wharf, you’ll embark on a journey upriver, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Murray River. As you cruise, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, all while learning about the rich history of the river from pre-European to early colonial riverboat days. Afterward, we’ll make a stop at a remote sandy river beach where you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, surrounded by the beauty of this iconic Australian destination. We then return to Emmylou for an afternoon tea service as you continue upriver towards mooring overnight at Moama Wharf.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Friday 27th - Art Silo & Historic Echuca Tour

This morning Emmylou cruises into the Port of Echuca, which was first built in the 1860s to support the booming river trade and was once the largest inland port in Australia. You’ll enjoy a half-day tour visiting two spectacular local art silos at Rochester and Colbinabbin, stopping for lunch at the local pub before visiting the fabulous Kyabram water tank. Returning to Echuca, explore the historical port precinct on a guided walking tour and visit the High Street shops and cafes. Back aboard Emmylou, you can enjoy an afternoon Devonshire tea while cruising downstream. Happy Hour starts as the sun sets, where you can enjoy a drink in the saloon before arriving at Layfield Lane for a grand dinner on the riverbank with the signature Australian BBQ.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Saturday 28th - Layfield Lane to Deep Creek Marina

After a rewarding breakfast, you will embark on a half-day land and river tour that includes a visit to the Great Aussie Beer Shed & Heritage Farm Museum. This unique attraction celebrates Australia’s love for beer and boasts a vast collection of over 17,000 cans and bottles from all over the world. Its then time for an unforgettable Eco Expedition on the Murray Explorer, where you’ll discover the enchanting beauty of the Murray River. We begin with a delightful morning tea at the historic Echuca Wharf before setting off upriver. As you cruise, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife, all while learning about the rich history of the river from pre-European to early colonial riverboat days. After a thrilling journey, we’ll make a stop at a remote sandy river beach where you’ll savor a delicious lunch amidst the stunning natural surroundings of this iconic Australian destination. On your return to Emmylou you will visit Morrisons riverside winery for a quick tasting of their fabulous table and fortified wines before returning to Emmylou for an afternoon tea service as you continue downriver towards Deep Creek Marina.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Sunday 29th - Deep Creek Marina to Torrumbarry Weir

PS Emmylou departs early for a full day of cruising with a stop at the famous Perricoota Station before continuing downriver towards Torrumbarry Weir. Upon arrival, you can take a guided walk across the weir with the Skipper, visiting the Interpretive Centre and learning about the Murray Darling Basin, the weir, and the lock system that dates back to 1923. Tonight, enjoy a delicious final dinner hosted by your Skipper with pre-dinner canapes and drinks as the sun settles over the weir. Listen to the river birds’ evening chorus and watch for kangaroos, wombats, and various bird species as the stars begin to appear during dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Monday 30th - Torrumbarry Weir - Home

Early risers can enjoy a riverside stroll before breakfast. A courtesy vehicle will then be ready to return you to Echuca, where you will reluctantly say farewell to your unforgettable river journey, and be met by a Cardwells representative to return you to your respective destinations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Tour Terms and Conditions:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required on booking to confirm your reservation.

Balance is due by 20th June ‘24.  Full payment is required if booking after the above date.

Name Badges:-  Will have your Preferred First Name, Surname & Town displayed.

Please Advise:- Your Telephone Number, Pension Number & any Dietary or Room requirements.

Accommodation Preferred: –   Twin / Double / Single / Triple (if available) / Will Share – Passengers who are willing to share with other passengers. *Please Note: For all ‘Will Share’ Passengers we will endeavour to find another single traveller of the same gender with whom you can share a room, if unable, then single supplement will apply. In the event that either passenger finds they are not compatible they will each have to pay for a single room option, if available.

FREE PASSENGER PICKUP & RETURN SERVICE: For the convenience of all our passengers CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL provide Free Passenger Pickup & Return Service from all major Towns in North, North-East, Central Victoria & Southern NSW.  (For Example:  Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Benalla, Seymour, Bendigo, Finley, Kerang, Echuca, Deniliquin, Yarrawonga, Corowa, and towns within these areas).

For Passenger’s who live outside these areas Cardwell’s provide Overnight accommodation in Numurkah and ‘Free lock up car storage’ at our Numurkah depot.

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cover the costs involved the following cancellation fees apply.  Before balance due date a refund less $25 admin fee as well as your deposit. Notice given after balance date NO REFUND.

FARES & ITINERARIES: CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL costs published & outlined in the brochure are frozen, errors or printing mistakes are subject to correction. However, policy changes by rail/air/sea operators or changes in Government duties or taxes are outside the control of CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL. Air fares and other discount travel arrangements may be subject to availability of seats/berths, as determined by transport companies.  No increases apply once full fare is paid. The Tour duration includes the day of departure and the day of return. Fares shown make no allowance for extra accommodation or transfers necessitated by en-route stop-overs caused by rail/air/boat schedules, strikes or other reasons.  Your Travel Agent will forward deposits and other payments to us on your behalf.  Receipt of deposits and also subsequent payments by the travel agent does not constitute receipts of those monies by us.  There is no liability on our part in respect of any monies paid to your Travel Agent unless and until we notify you (by way of Booking Confirmation Advice or Payment Receipt Advice) that monies have been received by us.  CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL reserves the right to cancel any ticket or booking or to refuse to carry any passenger where payment has not been received by CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL and has the right to accept wait listed passengers in place of those failing to finalise within the prescribed time.

ELIGIBILITY: No passenger will be permitted to embark or continue on the tour while their mental or physical condition is, in the opinion of CARDWELLS’ COACH TRAVEL, such as to render them incapable of caring for themselves, or they become objectionable to other passengers.  However, any person/s who cannot travel independently or needs special assistance must be accompanied by a companion.

ITINERARY CHANGES: Itineraries, accommodation, tours and cruises are subject to alteration with or without notice and intended as a guide only.  Alterations may come about due to road or weather conditions, strikes, non-performance by a supplier or any other reasons CARDWELL’S COACH TRAVEL act in your best interest in any such changes.

FUEL SURCHARGE: Due to the instability of world oil prices, in the event that fuel reaches $2.00/litre a Fuel Surcharge of $5/person per day will apply to the final payment. Subject to change.

SEAT CHANGES: A seat rotation system everyday ensures that all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy similar seating arrangements.

LUGGAGE: One medium suitcase per person, not exceeding 20kg (42lbs) and one carry bag for inside the coach.  Over limit luggage cannot be carried.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We can arrange for passengers to take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances which may arise (including cancellation fees, medical & curtailment expenses, loss of luggage, early departure from tour due to death or illness etc.)  Ask your travel agent for details at time of booking.

FORCE MAJEURE: If by any means of any event of force majeure (which shall include terrorism, pandemic or any cause or event outside our control) we shall be delayed in or prevented from performing our obligations, then such delay or non-performance shall not be deemed a breach or entitle damages claim. Our obligations shall be suspended whilst such event of force majeure continues.

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