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Embark on a coast to coast adventure across Australia on this 13-day train vacation. Spend three nights in Australia’s largest city Sydney, where you can enjoy the world-famous sights as well as a full-day, all-inclusive tour of the magical, mysterious Blue Mountains. From here head south to laid back Melbourne where you get a chance to watch the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach. Next follow the coast aboard The Overlander Train and discover cosmopolitan Adelaide on your own, prior to boarding the Indian Pacific for two nights of Gold Class all-inclusive service to Perth via some amazing outback ghost towns.

Highlights

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

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per itinerary
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Sydney
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Melbourne
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Adelaide
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Perth
  • 2 nights onboard the Indian Pacific in Gold Class
  • All excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • 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
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade evening tour from Melbourne
  • Hop-on-Hop-off tickets in Perth
Trip Map

Why Not...

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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.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – SYDNEY
Welcome to 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 centre, amazing architecture, golden beaches, beautiful weather, and a world-famous harbour are just a few reasons to travel here. (Overnight in Sydney) B 

DAY 2 – SYDNEY
Use your included Sydney Explorer Pass to discover the city’s most popular attractions and landmarks, including the Tarango Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Bondi coastal walking tour, and much more!  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 neighbourhood, Chinatown, the Gap in Watsons Bay, Darling Harbour, and world-famous Manly Beach.  (Overnight in Sydney) B 

DAY 3 – SYDNEY/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 also 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 4 – MELBOURNE
Spend the day enjoying the scenery of New South Wales and Victoria aboard the train to Melbourne in first class.  In arriving make your way to your hotel for a three-night stay, then head out for dinner in any of Melbourne’s fantastic restaurants.  (Overnight Melbourne) B

DAY 5 - 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 breath-taking 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 6 - 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 7 – THE OVERLANDER TRAIN/ADELAIDE
In the morning board The Overland train from Melbourne Southern Cross station to Parklands Terminal in Adelaide. 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 Adelaide, get settled at your hotel. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 8 – ADELAIDE
Today enjoy 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. 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.  Speak to your Sales Consultant about a trip out to Kangaroo Island for some amazing scenery. (Overnight in Adelaide) B

DAY 9 – ADELAIDE/THE INDIAN PACIFIC
Check out of your hotel and perhaps check out Central Market, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Oval, or the Adelaide Zoo, then perhaps stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or grab a picnic and hit one of the beaches.  In the evening climb aboard The Indian Pacific train and settle into the comfort of your Gold Class cabin for the night, heading west to Perth. (Overnight Onboard) B 

DAY 10 – THE INDIAN PACIFIC
Take the opportunity today to stretch your legs and explore the railway ghost town of Cook, with a self-guided map.  Then later in the day Hop off the train again at Rawlinna for an evening experience under the magical stars on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. (Overnight Onboard) B/L/D

DAY 11 – PERTH

Relax in the comfort of the train and all onboard facilities today prior to arriving into Perth in the afternoon.  Make your way to your hotel on arrival for a two-night stay. (Overnight Perth) B

DAY 12 – 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 13 – END OF TOUR

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

DISCLAIMER:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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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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