4 Night Balgownie Winery Estate & Cruise Package - 2 Adults Sharing

AUD $2,010.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: BALEL4
Please note price change as of April 1st 2020

Prices Shown - Double Cabin with Private Ensuite. Call our Passenger services team for Queen Cabin or Suite Availability

Self Drive - From $2,010 per couple

Stay Cruise & Bendigo Return Transfers - From $2,710  per couple

Cruise Stay & Melbourne Return Transfers - From $2,910 per couple

Transfers are in a Mercedes Benz 8 Seater Vehicle

Cruise Confirmation 

Please note this package is subject to availability at Balgownie Winery Retreat. Your preferred Cabin & Cruise will be confirmed if available within 24 hours by our Passenger Services Team. If your preferred Cabin and Cruise date is not available we will endeavour to find you an alternative. Once confirmed a 30% deposit is required with full payment 60 days from cruise date. 

Enjoy 2 nights staying in a luxurious Safari Tent set amongst the vines at Balgownie Estate Winery sipping fabulous wine from your deck. Take a morning stroll through the working vineyard before enjoying breakfast and the attractions of Bendigo. Transfer to Echuca to connect with your 2 Night cruise aboard the iconic PS Emmylou, the world's only wood-fired cruising paddlesteamer exploring the Murray River. Enjoy chef prepared meals, an onshore tour to worlds heritage wetlands, riverside winery lunch and campfires under starlit skies. Options available are self drive or relax with return transfers to/from Bendigo or Melbourne


Day 1: Melbourne - Balgownie Estate, Winery Retreat & Restaurant, Luxury Safari Tent

Depart from Pan Pacific Hotel - 11am ( Bendigo Airport if arriving via Qantas into Bendigo)  
Arriving at Balgownie Estate staying in your Luxury Safari Tent.

Accommodation included: Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat & Restaurant: 1st Night Stay, Luxury Safari Tent, Breakfast included & Bottle of Wine.

Day 2: Bendigo - Balgownie Estate, Winery Retreat & Restaurant, Luxury Safari Tent

Stop At: Balgownie Estate Winery Retreat & Restaurant Bendigo
2nd Night staying in your Luxury Safari Tent

Meals included:
• Breakfast

Day 3: Echuca - PS Emmylou, Double Cabin with private Ensuite 

Transfer to Echuca - Depart Balgownie Estate 11am
Spend the day exploring Echuca 

PS Emmylou departs at 6.30pm for your 2 Night Murray River Highlights Cruise 

Duration: 2 days

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 2 Night Murray River Highlights Cruise staying in a Double Cabin with ensuite aboard PS Emmylou. All meals included

Day 4: Echuca - PS Emmylou, Double Cabin with private Ensuite 

River Cruising with onshore tour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 2nd Night aboard PS Emmylou - Today enjoy a onshore, Small boat Eco Cruise & Winery Lunch with evening campfire 

Day 5: Echuca - PS Emmylou - Return Transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo Airport 

Return to Dock 9.30am. 

Your return transfer to Melbourne takes you via the City of Bendigo, Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD Hotels arriving at 2.30pm

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

About PS Emmylou 

The PS Emmylou is the only wood-fired paddlesteamer in the world offering regular overnight cruising. Catering for just 18 guests in 9 cabins Emmylou exudes old-world charm whilst offering modern comforts. Emmylou is fuelled by redeem logs and is driven by a completely restored1906 steam engine built to the highest world classification standards. She was built locally during 1980-82 in the style of the 19th century paddleboats, and is perfectly at home in the Port of Echuca, residing with the very few remaining paddlesteamers of the past. She is 30 metres long and 10 metres wide, steel hulled and timber decked.

Let PS Emmylou treat you to an unforgettable river cruise along the Murray River for a truly Australian adventure. The Emmylou provides sun decks, Redgums Restaurant dining and bar area, galley and a front lounge. Linen and towels are provided.

The iconic PS Emmylou provides the opportunity to enjoy the natural, tranquil beauty of Australia's greatest river first hand. 


Dining aboard Emmylou includes delicious la carte menus prepared by your onboard Chef. In the mornings you can can enjoy a fully cooked  or continental breakfast with fresh juices and barista made coffee, the choice is yours. Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice. No meals are included at Taco Retreat. Guests have full access to the resort facilities of Moama on Murray. 

Parking in Echuca 

Complimentary secure car parking is available, subject to availability 

What is not included

Cruise fares exclude drinks.

Prices: Pay just 30% Deposit with balance due within 30 Days of cruise date.  All cabin prices quoted are on a per person twin share basis, a 50% surcharge applies to singles.

Visit our Ticket Office and Gift Shop at 57 Murray Esplanade in the Port of Echuca.