Sydney Rail Escape (departing Adelaide)
Experience the magic of the Indian Pacific with a 6 day / 5 night rail holiday to Sydney. This short-break tour includes the use of a Hop On Hop Off ferry pass, giving you access to the best sights of Sydney such as Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and the beachside suburb Manly. You’ll finish your week with a memorable Sydney Harbour dinner cruise.
- Gold Service on the Indian Pacific, Adelaide to Sydney, including all meals, beverages and off train excursions in Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains
- 4 nights accommodation in Sydney at Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central or similar
- Hop On Hop Off Explorer Pass, including 3 attractions
- Sydney Harbour Captain’s Dinner Cruise
- Air travel, Sydney to Adelaide
- Meals as stated – 1 x breakfast (B) / 1 x lunch (L) / 2 x dinner (D)
Day 1 - Adelaide to Sydney (L, D)
This morning make your way to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal to board the Indian Pacific. Settle into your Gold Service cabin, and enjoy the meals, beverages and facilities available to you. On arrival into Broken Hill, choose from a selection of off train experiences, including the magnificent Drag Queens performing at the Palace Hotel, made famous in the movie 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'. Or if local art is more your thing, visit Broken Hill's Regional Art Gallery or see the much loved 'Big Picture', housed in the Silver City Mint and Art Centre.
Overnight: Indian Pacific
Day 2 - Arrive Sydney (B)
This morning you can enjoy an off train excursion in the Blue Mountains. Visit the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains and 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 in Sydney. Alternatively you may prefer to travel straight through to Sydney by continuing the journey on the Indian Pacific.
Overnight: Rendezvous Hotel Sydney Central or similar, 4 nights
Day 3 and 4 - Sydney
Over the next two days use your Hop On Hop Off ferry pass and explore the many sights of Sydney. Cruise on one of the Captain Cook ferries between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Manly and Shark Island.
Use your 2 day pass and 3 attractions to jump the queue. Take a pick of any 3 from:
- SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
- WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
- Madame Tussauds
- Sydney Tower Eye.
Besides the included attractions, there's still so much to see and do in Australia’s largest capital city. If beaches are your thing, check out some of our world-famous spots at either Bondi or Manly. Or stretch your legs by walking about Sydney’s historic The Rocks precinct or maybe a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens around Mrs Macquarie’s Chair.
Day 5 - Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise (D)
You are in for a special night on the harbour so use the morning to work up your appetite. Climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or if a relaxed day is on the agenda visit one of the many museums around the city, whether it be the Anzac Memorial, Art Gallery of NSW, or the Museum of Sydney.
If you are looking for some retail therapy, there are heaps of shopping spots across the Harbour city to keep you busy before your amazing dinner on the Harbour.
With a spectacular city backdrop, indulge in a three-course contemporary Australian dining experience, and take in the sparkling views of the Harbour. For this special evening experience you’ll board the MV Sydney 2000 for your dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour with its million-dollar views.
Day 6 - Sydney to Adelaide
Today depart Sydney at a time suitable to you, or you may like to extend your stay and explore the city further.