DAY 1 Fly to Darwin
Fly to Darwin to begin your adventure and get picked up from Darwin airport and transferred to your central Darwin hotel, your home for the next 5 nights.
Airport Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAYS 2–3 Explore Darwin
Spend the next two days exploring everything the tropical city of Darwin has to offer. Take a cruise in the harbour, visit Kakadu National Park, the biggest national park in Australia famous for its wetland, flora and fauna; or see the famous jumping crocodiles of the Adelaide River. The choice is yours as to how you spend your time in the Northern Territory.
2 Nights Darwin Accommodation.
DAYS 4-6 Ghan Darwin to Alice Springs to Adelaide
See below for full details on your Ghan journey.
2 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Ghan (1 Night ex Alice Springs), 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Luxury Alice Springs Coach Tour (Darwin to Adelaide customers only), Luxury Katherine Gorge Tour (Darwin to Adelaide customers only).
DAYS 7-9 Explore Adelaide
Explore the beautiful city of Adelaide, known as the City of Churches for the next 3 days. Visit Glenelg, one of the wineries of the famous Barossa Valley or the nature lovers’ paradise that is Kangaroo Island. Enjoy discovering beautiful South Australia at your own pace.
3 Nights Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 10 Board the Astor
Get picked up from your central Adelaide hotel and transferred to the Port Adelaide passenger terminal before boarding the beautiful Astor for your cruise to Fremantle.
Port Transfer, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
DAYS 11–15 Cruise to Fremantle
Cruise from Adelaide to Fremantle for 6 nights on board the beautiful Astor via the Great Australian Bight, Albany & Esperance. Choose from a range of optional excursions in Albany and Esperance and enjoy the on board entertainment and day time activities of the Astor. The Astor's attentive staff will ensure your every need is taken care of on this voyage to Fremantle.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Afternoon Teas, Dinners, Late Night Snacks, 5 Nights Accommodation on board the Astor.
DAY 16 Arrive in Fremantle
Arrive in cosmopolitan Fremantle and get transferred to your Perth hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city before returning to your accommodation for the night.
Breakfast, Port Transfer, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
DAYS 17-18 Explore Perth
Spend the next 3 days exploring Perth at your own leisure. Visit some of West Australia’s stunning beaches, visit the famous “Cappuccino Strip” in Fremantle or take a walk along the banks of the beautiful Swan River. The choice is yours as to how you spend your time in Perth.
3 Nights Accommodation in Perth.
DAY 19 Fly Home
Say goodbye to sunny Perth and get transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Inclusions onboard the Ghan
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the red landscapes of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Ghan in the stylish Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car (flexible times, hearty breakfasts, two course lunches, three course dinners). Your package includes FREE soft drinks, beers, high-quality standard wines, base spirits, tea and coffee throughout your journey on board. You will also receive a FREE toiletries kit. You have Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and detailed journey commentary (available from your cabin sound system) and you will love the cosy but exclusive atmosphere of the Outback Explorer Lounge. Your package includes Gold Service but can be upgraded to Platinum Service.
Upgrade to Platinum Service: Experience the luxury of larger cabin space (twice the size of a Gold Service Twin Cabin) along with private Platinum Transfers, in-cabin breakfasts and access to the exclusive new Platinum Lounge and Restaurant. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Inclusions onboard the Astor
Relax in your private cabin on board the Astor while you sail the Indian Ocean and enjoy FREE full board cuisine with a selection of international cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks and self-service tea and coffee. Experience FREE on board big show entertainment, cabarets, and classical interludes. Choose from a range of FREE daytime activities, leisure facilities and on board guest lecture programmes (selected sailings). Enjoy on board leisure facilities such as an Indoor and Outdoor pool, a sauna, steam room, a fully equipped hair salon and a Duty Free arcade with boutiques, jewellers and perfumeries. Enjoy meals from a variety of styles of restaurants. Enjoy a la carte meals at the Waldorf restaurant, buffet meals at the Ubersee restaurant and enjoy speciality meals at the admiral’s Salon and Commodore’s Salon. Your package includes an inner cabin but can be upgraded to a range of cabins.
Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner: Upgrade to a Superior Twin Inner cabin and benefit from a cabin on the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to an Ocean View Cabin: Enjoy rich ocean views and a converted double bed in cabins located in the forward and aft areas of the Baltic Deck and the higher Atlantic Deck. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Standard Plus Twin Ocean View: These ocean view cabins are located on the Baltic deck and feature a converted double bed which converts to a sofa for daytime use. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Upgrade to a Premium Suite Ocean View: Benefit from the space of a larger cabin (twice the size of the standard cabins). Premium suites are located on the Atlantic Deck and offer stylish interior design, double beds, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling windows. See Upgrade Options below for details.
Enjoy a range of optional shore excursions on your cruise aboard the Astor that are designed to illustrate the highlights of each port of call and maximise your time ashore. All shore excursions are competitively priced and operated by qualified and reputable ground handlers. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you will return to the ship before it sails. Shore excursion programmes are released approximately 8 weeks prior to sailing and excursions can be pre-booked to ensure you do not miss out on your preferred excursion.
Flights Home Included
This package includes all flights as detailed below in the price section (including all fees, levies and taxes). However, we can tailor this package to include our special discounted 'package only' airfares from anywhere. Simply let us know.
Perth, Darwin & Adelaide Hotels Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Perth, Darwin & Adelaide. Our "Good Standard" central Perth, Darwin & Adelaide hotels have great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotels have superior facilities, stylish rooms and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotels are upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars).
The package is priced on the "Good Standard" option. Upgrade to "Deluxe" hotels from $200 per person and "Luxury" hotels from $400 per person (for all 9 nights).
Airport, Port & Rail Transfers Included
You will be transferred from Darwin Airport to you hotel on arrival in Darwin and from your hotel to the Ghan Railway Station for your journey to Adelaide. You will also be transferred from the Ghan Railway Station in Adelaide to your Adelaide hotel and from your Adelaide hotel to Port Adelaide passenger terminal for your cruise to Fremantle. You will also be transferred from Victoria Quay Passenger Terminal in Fremantle to your Perth hotel and from your Perth hotel to the airport for journey back home.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Alice Springs: Choose from a selection of included tour options.
Katherine: Choose from a selection of included tour and gorge cruise options.
Marla (Ghan Classic Adelaide to Darwin): Disembark to enjoy a light breakfast and tea or coffee in this remote and tiny enclave.
Manguri (Ghan Classic Darwin to Adelaide): Disembark to enjoy a nightcap, served with premium chocolate, by the light of an Outback bonfire.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout the Northern Territory, South Australia & Western Australia at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your holiday.