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Across Australia By Train


Australia Rail Trips - Across Australia By Train        
BOARD:  Mixed Meal Plan    DATE: 12/11/2018    NTS: 14 NIGHTS
New for 2018! An incredible, platinum escorted tour of Australias East, South and West by luxury coach and the iconic Indian Pacific Train!
This Tour Includes:

- VIP home pick up and return
- Flights from London Heathrow
- Departing 12 November 2018 (other dates are available)
- Breakfast daily and selected lunches and dinners
- Tour Director
- Combination of excursions, activities and leisure time included

Departure dates from
September to November 2018 and February and March 2019, please call our Australia Experts on 01928 246 243 for up to date prices and availability.
FROM £4427
   
   
 
   
 

Discover the cosmopolitan buzz and untamed wilderness of Australia on this 14-night, 18 day adventure. You will see the iconic Sydney Opera House, catch some surf on Bondi Beach, eat lunch on a tramcar tour of Melbourne and enjoy the well-rounded vintages from Adelaides vineyards. Then board the iconic Indian Pacific Train and travel across the uncompromising desert of the Nullarbor Plains on your way to Perth, the vibrant capital of West Australia.

 

Tour Highlights
Sydney Guided sightseeing of this dynamic city, including a visit to the Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruise.
Melbourne Walking tour of the citys lanes and arcades, see Fitzroy Gardens, lunch at Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Adelaide Tasting at Haighs Chocolates, excursion to Kangaroo Island, visit to Cleland Wildlife Park; dinner at the National Wine Centre, wine tasting at a local vineyard. Nullarbor Plain Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific Train, dinner under the stars at Rawlinna. Perth Guided sightseeing, including a visit to Fremantle, farewell dinner

 

Tour Includes
VIP private home pick-up service
International flights from London Heathrow (regional departures are available, please contact us for further details)
Breakfast daily and meals as specified

 

Days 1 - 2 Depart UK
Board your flight from London Heathrow to Sydney, Australia

 

Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
Welcome to Sydney, Australias largest city. On arrival transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening attend a welcome briefing and dinner at The Grace Hotel Sydney. 
 

Day 4 - Sydney
Enjoy sightseeing in one of the worlds most beautiful cities. First stop, a guided tour of the interior and theatres of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, travel to Mos. Macquaries Chair in the Citys Botanic Gardens for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbour. Visit one of Sydney’s famous beaches, Bondi Beach, where there is time for lunch, souvenir shopping, or a stroll on the white sands. Return to Sydney Harbour and enjoy a cruise to see the sites and skyline of this incredible city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping. Breakfast included. 
 

Day 5 - Sydney
A full free day to explore Sydney. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivalled views; spend the day in the Hunter Valley sampling some of Australia’s best wines, or take the ferry to nearby Manly Beach for a day of sun and fun. Breakfast included.

 

Day 6 - Sydney - Melbourne
Fly to Melbourne, where you will explore the citys famous lanes and arcades on a walking tour. See trendy boutiques and cafes,  unique street art, and architecture while hearing historic tales of Melbourne along the way. Evening is at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. 3 nights staying at the Novotel on Collins. Breakfast included. 
 

Day 7 - Melbourne
This morning, sightseeing includes the city’s landmarks of Parliament House, beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and more. Enjoy lunch on-board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, where you’ll travel the streets of Melbourne on a resorted tramcar while enjoying fine dining. It’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday. The remainder of the day is free to explore more on your own. You may wish to travel to Phillip Island Nature Park to see the nightly Penguin Parade, where you can experience the magic of the little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. Breakfast and lunch included.

 

Day 8 - Melbourne
This morning, sightseeing includes the citys landmarks of Parliament House, beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and more. Enjoy lunch on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, where you’ll travel the streets of Melbourne on a restored tramcar while enjoying fine dining. It’s sure to be a highlight of your vacation. The remainder of the day is free to explore more on your own. You may wish to travel to the top of the Eureka Sky Deck for 360-degree views of the city below. Breakfast included.

 

Day 9 - Melbourne - Adelaide
This morning, fly to Adelaide known for its mild Mediterranean climate. A city tour includes St. Peters Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, and the citys Central Market, a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. Next, enjoy a tasting at Haighs Chocolates which has been making chocolates in Adelaide since 1915. With the remainder of the day at leisure, you may wish to explore the Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll the streets of the beachside neighbourhood of Glenelg, or enjoy Adelaides vibrant restaurant scene. 3 nights at the Majestic Roof Gardens Hotel. Breakfast included.
 

Day 10 - Adelaide - Kangaroo Island
Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motor coach and ferry to Kangaroo Island, one of the worlds last unspoiled habitats. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Visit Flinders Chase National Park to see remarkable rocks, large granite boulders formed over 500 million years of rain, wind, and pounding waves. Also, visit Admiral Arch to see a colony of New Zealand fur seals playing in the waves below. Keep your eyes out and cameras ready for Australias native animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas that call the island home. Return to Adelaide late this evening. Breakfast and lunch included. 
 

Day 11 - Adelaide - Handorf
Visit Cleland Wildlife Park, where you can wander amongst some of Australias famous animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidna, and various water birds. There is also the chance to see the famous Tasmanian devil, dingoes, wombats, and koalas. Next, visit the charming village of Hahndorf, where you will learn the history of Australias oldest German settlement. Enjoy a visit to a local winery for a tasting. Dinner is served at the national wine centre before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world, the Indian Pacific. Breakfast and dinner included.

 

 
Day 12 - Indian Pacific Train
Awaken to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Relax on-board today as you marvel at the ever-changing landscape passing by your window. A special dinner under the stars awaits you at Rawlinna, the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a sheep station of 2.5 million acres. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 13 - Indian Pacific Train - Perth
Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of Australia. On board, you may wish to relax in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travellers, snap a few shots from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of Australian wine. Glide through the Avon Hills before arriving in Perth mid-afternoon. Transfer to the Novotel Langley Perth for a 3-night stay. Breakfast and lunch included.

 

Day 14 - Perth - Fremantle - Perth
This morning, explore Perth on a sightseeing tour. Learn more about this isolated capital city of Western Australia and see some of the city’s famous sites such as Kings Park Botanic Gardens, the iconic Swan Bell Tower, and the Perth Mint. Next, it’s on to the historic port of Fremantle with its marinas, charming heritage buildings, and many shops and restaurants. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for shopping, dining, and additional sightseeing. Breakfast included.

 

Day 15 - Perth
A full day to explore Perth. You may wish to visit one of Perths many beaches, see the extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia or enjoy an optional trip to Rottnest Island, home to over 60 beaches, historic buildings, and the friendly quokka, a marsupial only found in Western Australia. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a festive farewell dinner. The perfect ending to your trip across Australia! Breakfast and dinner included. 
 

Day 16 - Perth
Your tour ends today.

 

Day 17 - Australia to UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

 

Day 18 - UK
Home landing in the UK

 

Departure Dates & Prices
2018 - 10 September, 8 October, 22 October, 12 November
2019 - 4 February, 4 March, 18 March

Price from £4427 per person based on 12 November 2018. Prices for alternative dates vary. Please contact us on 01928 246 243 for up to date prices and availability.

 

Helpful Information
Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth. Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Accommodation will be as stated or similar. A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. This platinum tour is operated by Cosmos sister company Globus.

 
Call our Australia Experts on 01928 246 243 to book your trip!