3 Cities and 3 Trains (departing Perth)
For rail holiday enthusiasts, this 11 night/12 day holiday includes journeys on the Indian Pacific, XPT and Overland. Travel from Perth to Sydney, explore Melbourne and then on to historic Adelaide. You’ll enjoy tours in all capital cities including a Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise, and day tours to the Barossa and McLaren Vale with cellar door tastings in these renowned South Australian wine regions.
This morning make your way to East Perth Station to board the Indian Pacific. Settle into your Gold Service cabin, and enjoy the meals, beverages and facilities available to you. Later this evening, after dinner, you will arrive in Kalgoorlie where you can join your offtrain excursion to the Hannan’s North Tourist Mine. Learn about the Golden Mile and the thriving days of the gold rush period. Have your photo taken by a dump truck, and see the oversized ‘Super Pit’, the world’s largest single open cut mining operation which continues to recover the precious metal. At the end of the tour, return to the Indian Pacific to continue your overnight journey.
Overnight: Indian Pacific, 3 nights
Early this morning the train will stop at a siding in Rawlinna, where you can disembark to watch the sunrise followed by a delicious breakfast. Continue your journey across the longest straight stretch of railway in the world, and stop at Cook, once a thriving railway town but now considered a ghost town. Spend the afternoon in your cabin watching the world go by, or head to the lounge car to make new friends and listen to the live entertainer.
This morning choose one of the tours in Adelaide. There’s a Central Market Progressive Breakfast, where you will meet stall owners, try tasty samples and discover the 140 year old food and culture centre of Adelaide. Or if sport is more your thing, enjoy a behind the scenes look at Adelaide Oval, discover the hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments of this iconic sporting facility. Then it's back on the Indian Pacific to continue your journey east. On arrival into Broken Hill, the off train experiences include the magnificent Drag Queens performing at the Palace Hotel, made famous in Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Or if local art is more your thing, you may like to visit Broken Hill's Regional Art Gallery, or see the much loved "Big Picture", housed in the Silver City Mint and Art Centre.
This morning you may like to enjoy an off train excursion in the Blue Mountains - visit the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, where you can take the scenic Prince Henry Cliff Walk, the perfect location to see the spectacular Jamison Valley and iconic Three Sisters. A light lunch at The Lookout Restaurant is included, before continuing your rail journey to Central Station. Alternatively you may prefer to travel straight through to Sydney.
Overnight: Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central or similar, 3 nights
Today travel around Sydney Harbour using your Hop On Hop Off Explorer pass. Departing from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, you can visit such places as Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Shark Island or Barangaroo. Entry fees to some of these locations are an additional cost.
This evening enjoy Sydney Harbour’s signature dinner cruise aboard the MV Sydney 2000. Feast on a 3 course contemporary Australian a la carte menu, with the lights of Sydney as your spectacular backdrop. Live music and dancing will keep you entertained as you cruise for 3.5 hours around the Harbour.
This morning depart Sydney on the XPT, and travel first class to Melbourne. In the early evening you will arrive at Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city and make your way to your hotel.
Overnight: Quality Hotel Batman’s Hill or similar, 3 nights
This morning you will join a guided city walking tour and learn about Melbourne’s famous laneways and arcades. Explore the historic Royal and Block Arcades, and walk past the vibrant cafes and bars of Degraves Street and Flinders Lane, plus see the popular street art in Hosier Lane. Then board your comfortable coach for a tour past iconic landmarks such as the Queen Victoria Markets, St Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street Station and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Board the Overland and settle into your Premium Service seat for the journey to Adelaide. Enjoy the changing landscape from your window while you are treated to top service by the crew. You'll arrive into Adelaide relaxed and refreshed late afternoon.
Overnight: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide or similar, 3 nights
Today discover some of the best food and wine McLaren Vale has to offer, including a highlight of the day, a guided tour and tastings, plus lunch at the spectacular d’Arenberg Cube. You will enjoy a tour and tastings at Wirra Wirra, and an option of either wine, gin or beer tastings at Beresford Wines. Then to finish your day, there will be free time to explore the galleries and shops in the main street.
Today travel into South Australia’s premium wine region, the Barossa. Taste some premium wines and enjoy morning tea at Pindarie. Then it’s on to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, where you will hear all about Maggie’s story, and get to sample her entire product range. At Lambert Estate you’ll enjoy a structured tasting, and feast upon a gourmet two course lunch, before finishing the day at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, where you will pair their wine with some of their chocolate.
Today fly home to Perth at a time suitable to you, having completed your fantastic rail holiday.
Terms and Conditions
Prices are per person, correct at time of printing and valid from 01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022. Single Supplement is an additional $710pp. All components are subject to availability and may change at any time. A non-refundable deposit of $1000pp is required when booking and the balance is due 70 days prior to departure. Any amendments will incur an additional cost, and strict cancellation fees apply – travel insurance is highly recommended for an additional cost.