Duration: 1 night river cruise tour
Price from: £249pp
Day 1 Melbourne/Layfield Lane: Transfer from Melbourne to the Riverboat Dock in Echuca for boarding the PS Emmylou for a 6.30pm departure. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner drink or visit the wheelhouse to see the skipper as the sun starts to set over the river. Listen to the birds evening chorus, watch for kangaroos, wombats, egrets and many other species of birds as the stars appear while you enjoy your chef prepared five course dinner. PS Emmylou's powerful floodlights then light the banks of the river as nocturnal wildlife begins to appear. After turning, continue downstream back under the Echuca/Moama Bridge and pass the imposing Echuca Wharf along with other moored paddlesteamers. Travel onwards along the river passing Morrisons Winery before mooring for the evening at Layfield Lane. Here, a campfire is set up (subject to weather) under the stars where you can enjoy a good yarn with fellow passengers.
Day 2 Layfield Lane/Melbourne: Awake early and embark on a bush walk before returning for breakfast and then cruise back to port. Arrive at the Port of Echuca at around 9am and disembark for your transfer back to Melbourne.
Departures: On selected Saturdays.
Accommodation: In main deck deluxe cabins on PS Emmylou with air-conditioning, twin beds and shared bathroom.
Upgrade options: Deluxe ensuite upper deck twin/double cabins*Emmylou suite which has a seating area with a French door opening to the deck.
Meals: Five course dinner on day 1. Breakfast on day 2.
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return transfers from Melbourne, accommodation as shown, onshore tours as shown and gratuities. Alternative 2, 3 & 4 night cruises also available.