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Ultimate Outback Rail Journey - 7 days fully escorted

Australia, Various Locations

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Whether you are travelling in a group or individually our fully escorted tour packages are an easy and convenient way to experience The Ghan. We arrange all the hotels, transfers and touring for you. We can even book your flights! As our groups are kept to 30 passengers or less, you will enjoy travelling with a small intimate group with a dedicated escort to take care of all your arrangements. The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than 80 years. Now it’s your turn to explore Australia’s vast and remote ‘Red Centre’ and the tropical splendour of the Top End with our Fully Escorted rail tours departing from Adelaide. Travelling in Gold Service on The Ghan is the stylish way to see Central Australia, with your choice of either a Twin Cabin or Single Cabin and provides an all-inclusive service. Gold Service guests dine in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car. Each meal offers a choice of fine food, carefully prepared for you by the on board chefs. All Gold Service guests have access to the Outback Explorer Lounge with Australian premium wines, all beers, standard spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee included. Along your journey as Gold Service guests you will experience a selection of fascinating exclusive Off Train Excursions at iconic Outback destinations, Alice Springs and Katherine as well as some additional tour options to choose from.

Prices from $3,749* per person twin share.


What's Included:

  • 1 Night’s accommodation at Holiday Inn Express Adelaide including breakfast
  • 2 course welcome dinner at hotel (Adelaide)
  • 2 Night’s Gold Service on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin – all inclusive meals & drinks
  • Standard off train excursion tours while on The Ghan
  • 3 Night’s accommodation at Oaks Elan Darwin including breakfast daily
  • Half Day Darwin City Sights Tour
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
  • Full Day Litchfield Waterfalls Tour
  • Food & beverages as specified in your itinerary - Breakfast (B), Lunch (L),

Dates & Departures

Valid for travel: 18 May 2019 - 18 May 2019, 29 June 2019 - 29 June 2019, 20 July 2019 - 20 July 2019, 24 August 2019 - 24 August 2019, 21 September 2019 - 21 September 2019

Deal Ends: 8 August 2019, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Saturday

ADELAIDE (D)

Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation for the evening. Enjoy a 2 course welcome dinner with the tour leader and fellow travellers at the hotel this evening. Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

Day 2: Sunday

ADELAIDE-THE GHAN (B,L,D)

After breakfast, transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. It’s all aboard as The Legendary Ghan departs for Alice Springs at 12:15pm. After boarding, your first day on The Ghan begins with a light lunch in the Restaurant Car as you travel north towards Spencer Gulf and Port Augusta. Settle into your Gold Service sleeper cabin and perhaps enjoy a drink with new found friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge. Overnight:The Ghan.

Day 3: Monday

THE GHAN – ALICE SPRINGS (B, D)

Set foot in the remote reaches of northern South Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise as part of The Ghan’s dawn short stop at Marla. After brunch on board, The Ghan arrives in Alice Springs. You have time to look around the town or enjoy an off train excursion tour (reservations may be made on-board the train). Re-board the train and enjoy the desert scenery as you continue your journey north. Overnight: The Ghan.

Day 4: Tuesday

THE GHAN – KATHERINE & DARWIN (B,L)

In the morning, stopover in Katherine and choose from several off train excursion tours, including a boat cruise on the famous Katherine Gorge or a coach tour of the town and surrounds. At 1.00 pm re-board The Ghan for your journey north through the lush, Top End countryside before arriving in Darwin at 5:30pm. You will be transferred by coach to your accommodation for the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Overnight: Oaks Elan Darwin.

Day 5: Wednesday

DARWIN – HALF DAY CITY SIGHTS & SUNSET CRUISE (B,D)

After breakfast, depart the hotel for a city sights tour by private coach – the perfect introduction to Darwin. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanical Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. There is also time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory before returning to the hotel by 12:30pm. Own arrangements for lunch and some free time to relax and explore for the afternoon. This evening transfer to Stokes Hill Wharf, for your sunset harbour cruise. The Dinner Cruise aboard the “Charles Darwin” is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin Sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory Style Buffet with Australian Seafood and Local produce all in air-conditioned comfort. Overnight: Oaks Elan Darwin.

Day 6: Thursday

DARWIN – FULL DAY LITCHFIELD TOUR (B,L)

After breakfast, you will set off to spend the full day exploring Litchfield National Park’s spectacular waterfalls and cascades. See the amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Once back in Darwin, you can either choose to get dropped off at Mindil Beach Markets or relax back at the hotel. Mindil Beach Markets are renowned for awesome sunsets over the sea and are home to over 200 local stalls offering delicious food, specialty arts and crafts. Make your own way back to the hotel from the markets, only a 7-10 minute cab ride. Overnight: Oaks Elan Darwin.

Day 7: Friday

DARWIN DEPARTURE (B)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Darwin Airport. If you plan to extend your stay in the Northern Territory, we suggest a day tour to Kakadu National Park. Please ask your travel agent for more details.


Terms & Conditions

*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit cards. Please check this fee with us or your travel consultant when booking. Conditions apply. Valid for sale 8 Aug 19, unless sold out prior. Prices correct as at Dec 18 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Price based on 21 September departure. The contents of Off Train Excursions are subject to change without notice. All arrangements are subject to cancellation or modification due to inclement weather, late running of train or other unforeseen circumstances. Great Southern Rail does not own, operate or control Off Train Excursions. To the extent permitted by law, Great Southern Rail is not responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, delay or irregularity whatsoever or expenses incurred resulting from a third party supplier’s acts or omissions. The travel services provided by these suppliers are subject to the conditions imposed by the suppliers and their liability may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, and agreements. All Inclusive fares include: Private sleeper cabin, all meals and standard beverages on train and standard Off Train Excursions are included in the package fare. Information required at time of booking - full name; including title, initial & surname as per ID, any information relating to Dietary/Mobility/Medical requirements and mobile contact number. A moderate level of fitness is required to participate in this tour, a Health Fitness Form must be completed prior to deposit payment being made. 20% deposit required within 7 days after reservations. Final payment is due 155 days prior to travel. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply. Credit card payment surcharges apply. Qantas Holidays Limited ABN 24 003 836 459. ^You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. A joining fee applies. Membership and points are subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Visit qantas.com/terms for full terms and conditions. Qantas and Jetstar airfares must be purchased in conjunction with the booking. Bookings must be made through Qantas Holidays call centre or through a travel agent. Packages must include air and land components. Qantas Points will not be awarded for cancelled bookings. The Qantas Holidays General Bookings Conditions apply, available at http://www.qhv.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply - ask for details. Qantas Holidays Limited ABN 24 003 836 459. Trade Enquiries: 13 27 87.

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