Voyage To The Vineyards - Melbourne and Adelaide - March 2018

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Voyage to the Vineyards - Melbourne to Adelaide

Our exclusive wine themed short get away

Our short-break Voyage to the Vineyards wine-themed cruise tour is a brilliant way to explore the wines of Southern Australia – from Melbourne to Adelaide. The gleaming blue and gold 58RM rail motor, affectionately known as the ‘DERM’ (Diesel Electric Rail Motor), will take us from Melbourne to Seymour and the vineyard-filled Goulburn Valley for a special luncheon and wine tasting event. We then board the mighty Golden Princess for a two night cruise west to Adelaide where we’ll head to the famous Barossa Valley for fine wine tastings and lunch at one of Australia’s most celebrated wineries and a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. A final night is spent in Adelaide.

Life is too short to drink bad wine and it’s said the best wines are those shared with friends so gather yours together or make new friends on this celebration of the finer things in life on land and at sea.

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Package Inclusions:

Departs 13 March 2018 - 5 nights

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne (or similar) including breakfast daily
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Full day tour aboard the heritage ‘58RM’ ‘DERM’ Rail Motor, including wine tastings and lunch featuring Goulburn Valley wineries and local producers
  • 2 night cruise aboard Golden Princess including all main meals, entertainment and onboard gratuities
  • Exclusive onboard wine pairing lunch
  • Full day Barossa Valley tour with wine tastings and lunch
  • 1 night Adelaide accommodation at the Mayfair Hotel (or similar) including breakfast
  • Half day
  • Select group transfers
  • The services of a Cruise Express Tour Manager

Staterooms & Suites:


from: $1,890* per person twin share
from: $2,490* per person sole occupancy

from: $1,990* per person twin share
from: $2,690* per person sole occupancy

from: $2,090* per person twin share
from: $2,890* per person sole occupancy

from: $2,190* per person twin share
from: $3,390* per person sole occupancy

Stateroom images are representative of staterooms in that category and type. Some rooms in the same category may have different furniture configurations and/or facilities.

58RM Rail Motor

DERM - Diesel Electric Rail Motor

The 58RM rail motor car was built by the Newport Railway Workshops, Victoria, and completed in January 1930 under license from Electro Motive Company for the Victorian Railways. In the early 1950’s the Winton six cylinder petrol engine that turned the main generator was replaced with two Detroit General Motors series 71 six cylinder diesel engines. The 58RM is looked after and operated by DERMPAV Victoria, based at Newport and currently operates on broad gauge across Victoria.

Built: 1928 Newport Railway Workshops, Victoria
Entered Service: 1930
Length: 18 metres
Weight: 43.07 tons
Capacity: 57 passengers
Maximum Speed: 80 kmh

To enquire call 1300 766 537 or complete the form below

Voyage to the Vineyards - Melbourne to Adelaide

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of reservation. There is no charge for direct deposits or payment by cheque. Credit card payments incur the following fees: 1.2% Visa & Mastercard / 3% Diners Club & American Express. Offer is not combinable with other promotions, is capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers, which may be obtained at the time of confirmation. All fares and inclusions may be withdrawn at any time. Heritage rail equipment and timetables are subject to change. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions, and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at the time of booking.

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