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Embark on a coast to coast adventure across Australia on this 15-day train vacation. Spend two nights in cosmopolitan Perth before boarding the Indian Pacific for an epic journey to Adelaide in Gold Service. The luxurious amenities onboard are the perfect complement to the changing scenery passing by outside the train windows. With stops and experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, and Cook, you’ll have the opportunity to get know the outback’s ghost towns. Each day offers travelers something new and exciting to explore. Discover Adelaide on your own, then board The Overland to Melbourne. See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach during an evening tour and experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains from Sydney.

Highlights

    • Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth
    • Travel in ultimate comfort and style in Gold Service onboard the Indian Pacific
    • Discover the lively city of Adelaide’s top attractions
    • Relax along the Yarra and shop at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne
    • Watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach
    • See Sydney’s golden beaches and world-famous harbor
    • Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains

    PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

    • Rail travel as per itinerary
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
    • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide
    • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Melbourne
    • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
    • 2 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in Gold Class
    • All excursions as specified in the itinerary
    • Hop-on-Hop-off tickets in Perth
    • Tour of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide
    • Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour from Melbourne
    • Sydney Explorer Pass including
      • Priority entry to Taronga Zoo
      • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Sydney and Bondi
      • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
      • The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D cinema experiences, and much more!
    • Sightseeing tour of the Blue Mountains
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – PERTH
Welcome to cosmopolitan Perth. Roam around on your own exploring the city’s top attractions and experiences. (Overnight in Perth)

DAY 2 – PERTH
Explorer the city using your Hop-on-Hop-off. Visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden, The Bell Tower, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, Winthrop Hall, The Old Mill, and much more while discovering Perth on your own. (Overnight in Perth) B

DAY 3 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC
Climb onboard the Indian Pacific for an amazing journey to Adelaide that won’t soon be forgotten. Travel in ultimate comfort and style in your Gold Service twin cabin, which features all-inclusive meals in the discretely ornate Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car, access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, complimentary toiletries and bath towels, and still wine, beer and spirits on request all day long. This evening’s excursion in Kalgoorlie will introduce you to Hannan’s North Tourist Mine where you’ll enjoy a short play performed by local artists, see the Super Pit gold mine. Return to the Indian Pacific for a nightcap and your journey onwards through the night across the Nullarbor Plain. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 4 – OVERNIGHT ONBOARD INDIAN PACIFIC
At dawn, the Indian Pacific rolls into Rawlinna Station, where you’ll get off the train for a hot breakfast and coffee on the platform. In the afternoon, explore the ghost town of Cook (population four). Back on the train, relax and recharge in your cabin before heading to the lounge or dining carriage. (Overnight onboard the train) B, L, D

DAY 5 – ADELAIDE
Welcome to the lively city of Adelaide. Featuring an enjoyable Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful coastline, green parks, a vibrant arts and music scene, delicious cuisine, and some of the world’s best wine, let’s just say it’ worth a visit. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 6 – ADELAIDE
Discover must-experience attractions just outside of the city on you own. Dreaming of cuddling a koala, the opportunity is available at the Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide Hills. So is some of Australia’s best wine tasting, especially at McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Talk to a Rail Expert about taking a tour of Kangaroo Island for an additional cost. Feel like staying in town? Stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or grab a picnic and hit one of the beaches. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 7 – ADELAIDE
This morning, embark on a cruise to Kangaroo Island for your tour. Enjoy the pristine beaches and wildlife, a walking tour, and a two-course lunch in gorgeous Vivonne Bay before returning back to Adelaide. Later, explore on your own by checking out Central Market, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval, or the Adelaide Zoo. With so much to see and experience, there’s no telling what kind of discoveries you’ll make. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 8 – ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE
Board The Overland train from the Parklands Terminal to Melbourne Southern Cross station. With Red Premium Service, you’ll enjoy all-inclusive breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and a relaxing and comfortable journey while taking in the diverse landscapes between these two incredible cities. Upon arrival in the coastal capital of Melbourne, get settled at your hotel. (Overnight in Melbourne) B

DAY 9 – MELBOURNE
Get to know the city on your own. Stay local and check out the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, St Kilda beach, and Melbourne Museum. Up for a day trip somewhere memorable, take the Great Ocean Road along the breathtaking stretches of coastline to Port Campbell National Park and the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, explore the city’s dining and nightlife scene. (Overnight in Melbourne) B

DAY 10 – PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE EVENING TOUR
Spend the morning and early afternoon wandering the labyrinth of grand boulevards and alleyways to see the city’s well-preserved Victorian architecture, relaxing near the banks of the Yarra, or shopping at the bustling Queen Victoria Market. Later, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for your included Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour. Cross the bridge to Phillip Island in the fishing village of San Remo before arriving at the Phillip Island Visitor Information Centre, where you’ll learn all about the little penguins. At Summerland Beach, you’ll get to see the nightly ritual of the fairy penguins waddling out of the ocean into their burrows in the sand. (Overnight in Melbourne) B

DAY 11 – MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY
Travel by train from Melbourne Southern Cross station to Sydney Central in first class. Sydney is one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Visitors are spoilt for a range of experiences and attractions to enjoy. A bustling city center, amazing architecture, golden beaches, beautiful weather, and a world-famous harbor are just a few reasons to travel here. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 12 – SYDNEY
Use your included Sydney Explorer Pass to discover the city’s most popular attractions and landmarks, including the Tarango Zoo, Sydney Opera House, the beautifully mysterious Blue Mountains, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Bondi coastal walking tour, and much more! (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 13 – DAY TRIP TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
Experience a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. Aside from incredible views of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley from secluded lookouts, you have the opportunity to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and take the Scenic Skyway, Cableway, Walkway, and Railway at Scenic World. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch and conclude your tour with a relaxing, scenic cruise to Sydney Harbour along the Parramatta River. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 14 – SYDNEY
Continue exploring on your own today. Check out delicious cuisine at up and coming restaurants, do some shopping on Pitt Street, learn about Aboriginal culture and history, join locals for a barbecue, or check out the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art for free. See the Rocks neighborhood, Chinatown, the Gap in Watsons Bay, Darling Harbour, and world-famous Bondi Beach. (Overnight in Sydney) B

DAY 15 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SYDNEY
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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