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Take the mighty Indian Pacific from Sydney, through historic Broken Hill to Adelaide where the ‘City of Churches’ is yours to explore. Then board the majestic Murray River Princess for a leisurely 4 day cruise of this great Australian river and the historic towns that thrive upon it.

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Sydney to Adelaide or v.v

8 Days7 Nights

Available from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Package includes:

  • 1 night aboard the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Adelaide (or v.v)
  • 3 nights accommodation Adelaide
  • 3 night cruise on the PS Murray Princess including all meals, accommodation (outside cabin), tours and entertainment
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Terminal to hotel (or v.v)

Day 1 (Wed)

Indian Pacific

Join the Indian Pacific in Sydney. Settle back into the comforts of your cabin, before enjoying dinner in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant. (D)

Day 2 (Thur)

Broken Hill and Adelaide

Explore Broken Hill on an Off Train Excursion before continuing to Adelaide. Upon arrival in Adelaide, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation, Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley. (B,L)

Day 3 (Fri)

Adelaide and Mannum

This morning is yours at leisure. This afternoon, join your transfer to Mannum, for your cruise aboard the PS Murray Princess. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a welcome dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 (Sat)

Murray Bridge and Craignook

Cruise downstream to Murray Bridge, where in 1879 the first bridge to span the Murray River was built. Join a guided tour of the historic landmarks and local attractions. This afternoon, journey upriver to Craignook, the mooring location for tonight. Enjoy dinner and entertainment by the talented crew. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Sun)

River View Lodge

All ashore for a guided nature walk, before heading back on board, and enjoying the majestic views of river gorges and 90 metre cliffs, as you cruise upstream. In the afternoon, head downriver to River View Lodge, where your discovery vessel awaits for a backwater wildlife tour. This evening, enjoy the finale Captain’s Dinner and Dance. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Mon)

Mannum and Adelaide

After breakfast, PS Murray Princess arrives at Mannum. Transfer to Adelaide, and your accommodation for the next two nights, Hotel Grand Chancellor. (B)

Day 7 (Tue)


Free day to explore the beautiful city of Adelaide. (B)

Day 8 (Wed)


After breakfast, check out of your hotel. (B)

Reverse Itinerary:

Adelaide to Sydney (52AS11)


Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

From $310* per person per day

Package Price*
Gold Service Adult from $2487 pp
Gold Service Pensioner from $2409 pp
Platinum Service Adult from $3007 pp

Platinum hotel upgrade option: Hilton Adelaide

* From prices based on Gold Service Advance Purchase twin share, 01 Apr - 23 Jun, 8 Jul - 8 Dec and 23 Dec - 31 Mar. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability.

Fitness Level: Low level of fitness required - ability to walk short distances.

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