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Murray Riverboat Tour with Lunch from Adelaide

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Trade in the hustle and bustle of Adelaide for a day in the peaceful, picturesque Murray River region with this day trip to Mannum. Take a 2-hour cruise on the scenic Murray River, and enjoy morning tea and lunch on board while you spot birdlife like pelicans and cockatoos. Learn about Mannum’s paddle steamer history, and visit the Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside. Views of the Adelaide Hills will keep you entertained during the 3-hour round-trip coach ride.
  • Relaxing riverboat cruise on the Murray River, Australia's longest
  • Passengers won't go hungry with midmorning tea and lunch served on board
  • Learn about the area's history, flora, and fauna through live commentary
  • Stress-free from start to finish with hotel pickup and drop-off in Adelaide
What to Expect
Begin this peaceful journey on the Murray River with convenient pickup at your hotel in Adelaide. Find a seat in the comfortable coach for the 1.5-hour trip to Mannum, enjoying the scenery of the Mallee outback and the Adelaide Hills on the way. As this tour provides round-trip transportation, there's no need to worry about renting a car for a brief escape from Adelaide's city pace.  Upon reaching Mannum, step aboard the riverboat for a journey along the Murray River, Australia’s longest. As you pass through the riverside scenery, such as willow trees, Red River Gums, and a variety of local water birds, listen to live commentary on the environment and its history. Enjoy a leisurely midmorning tea and lunch. Back in Mannum, enjoy some time to explore independently and then hop back on the coach for a short trip to Woodside, where you can sample the wares at Melba’s Chocolates factory before returning to Adelaide, passing through the Chain of Ponds and Tea Tree Gully along the way.
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Departure Point
Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not on the list please contact supplier on 1300 85 86 87 or by email directly to arrange. It is recommended that you contact supplier to reconfirm exact pickup time as this will vary depending on where you have chosen.
Return Details
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  • Riverboat cruise
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Premium Air-conditioned Touring Coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Proud Mary Day Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The boat may differ depending on availability. Buffet lunch with tea/coffee is served on the Proud Mary Roverboat or 2-course with tea/coffee is served on the Captain Proud Paddle Wheeler
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

We just returned from River Murray cruise. Lovely day trip during the Autumn season. Meals were quite nice catered for everyone on the cruise. Just two thoughts. We appreciate if all passengers are punctual. We had seven people arriving quite late. We would not mind...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Samantha378
MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

Thank you for sharing your honest review of your Riverboats on the Murray day tour with Gray Line. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise and the meals. However, we are sorry to hear that there were a few fellow passengers who were late to...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

This was a tour that in hindsight I would not have bothered with. While I have to give the tour guide full credit for being as informative and friendly as you could wish for, the tour content itself was pretty dismal. 1 1/2 hours on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wendy_lynette
MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your honest review of your Murray Riverboats tour Wendy. All of your feedback has been taken into consideration and we are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Think of the worst place you have ever visited and be grateful. Today we was went to Mannum to do a boat trip on the River Murray. Below average lunch on board and we cruised upstream for 45 mins, turned round and came back. Absolutely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank rdella
MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback in regards to your Murray Riverboats tour. We are sorry to hear that the tour did not meet your expectations but we thank you for your honest feedback and it has been taken into consideration. We hope you were...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

A really enjoyable trip. Our driver Kim kept us well informed and the bus was very comfortable. Lunch was delicious! One suggestion - perhaps the driver could request passengers to return to the same seats when getting back on the bus. Saves confusion about someone...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DeeDeeNZ49
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line Adelaide Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time on the Riverboats on the Murray tour with Kim. It is such a beautiful place to visit and we feel very lucky to be able to tour there weekly. Your suggestion has...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

A great day from Adelaide, we travelled through the Adelaide Hills, Mt Lofty, Hahndorf, Stirling, MacLaren Vale to the Murray River. The tour was very informative and the lunch cruise was exceptional value. We had a wonderful time and the time just flew by. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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