Trio of Trains Explorer: Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide

Includes an all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific

Exclusive Launch for October - December 2021 

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Embark on this wonderfully unique Australian adventure where you’ll savour three spectacular train journeys, dazzling hotel stays in three remarkable cities, unforgettable fully escorted tours and witness a plethora of captivating landscapes.

Your adventure begins in Sydney, the world’s most beautiful harbour city and home to a plethora of iconic sights, from the stunning Opera House to the sprawling Bondi Beach. Spend three nights here where you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding attractions. Admire the remarkable colours in the Botanic Garden, delve into the delights in store along Darling Harbour or soak in the atmosphere from the vibrant Rocks Markets. An afternoon cruise with Captain Cook will also take you around the dazzling harbour as you learn more about the stories of one of Australia’s best-loved cities, paired with a sumptuous afternoon tea. 

From here, you’ll take the express passenger train, or ‘XPT’, from Sydney to cosmopolitan Melbourne where you’ll discover a city bursting with superb attractions, from exquisite Victorian shopping arcades to iconic sporting venues. Enjoy a further three nights here to explore this captivating city at your own pace. Lose yourself in Melbourne’s world-class markets where you’ll be able to buy everything from artisanal food products to vintage clothes, as well as arts and crafts souvenirs.

A highlight of your stay here will be an unforgettable journey on board the Puffing Billy steam train, Australia’s premier preserved steam railway. Running on its original track, you’ll settle in for a fantastic journey through the verdant forests of towering eucalyptus trees and fern glades, and across historical bridges to the heart of the Dandenong Ranges.

Your final city stop of your holiday is Adelaide, which you’ll reach by the Overland train. Enjoy Red Premium service on board as you glide through the ever-changing landscape to the neighbouring state of South Australia.

Nicknamed the City of Churches and regarded as one of the most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is a place that’s blessed with spacious public parks and a wealth of cultural attractions. A full day tour will take you to the enthralling region of McLaren Vale. Immerse yourself in the beautiful greenery of rolling hillsides and sprawling vineyards peppered with charming villages. Experience a friendly welcome from the selection of wineries you’ll visit and indulge your tastebuds with a mouth-watering selection of wines.

Following your stay, you’ll board the magnificent Indian Pacific for your journey back to Sydney. Follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers and gold prospectors as you head out of Adelaide, dining on locally sourced cuisine and relaxing in your en-suite accommodation. You’ll stop along the way at Broken Hill, where you can see some of the country’s finest silversmiths at work, and the dramatic beauty of the Blue Mountains on the fringes of Sydney.

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

Rail Journeys

  •  First class seat on board the XPT Trainlink from Sydney to Melbourne
  • Overland rail journey from Melbourne to Adelaide with Red Premium service, including meals and soft beverages
  • 1 night all-inclusive rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
    • Off train experience in Broken Hill 

Hotel Stays

  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Sydney with breakfast
  • 3 night four-star hotel stay in Melbourne with breakfast
  • 4 night four-star hotel stay in Adelaide with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Sydney harbour cruise with lunch
  • Puffing Billy steam train and Dandenong Ranges tour
  • McLaren Vale winery experience

At a glance

11 nights
Departing Oct 21 - Dec 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Twin 5*
$4,499 pp
Price based on 13 Nov 2021 departure
Twin
$3,999 pp
Price based on 13 Nov 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

TRA2243

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

Puffing Billy

This century-old steam train is Australia’s premier preserved steam railway. It continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, nestled in the breathtaking Dandenong Ranges. Settle in for a magnificent journey through verdant forest and over the historic trestle bridge as you witness spectacular landscapes, feel the warmth of the temperate rainforest and breathe in the crisp mountain air.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 | 2 Oct 2021
Sydney - Hotel Stay

As you arrive in Sydney, the striking sights of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge will welcome you with open arms. As Australia's most cosmopolitan city, you can expect breathtaking energy as you roam the bustling streets, exploring the sights of this spectacular destination. Admire the captivating works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, star gaze from the planetarium in Sydney's Observatory or amble through the beautiful greenery of The Royal Botanic Garden.

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DAY 2 | 3 Oct 2021
Sydney - Hotel Stay & Tour

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the world’s most beautiful harbour city during a sightseeing story cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. Discover the stories of Sydney Harbour, surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of the Harbour Bridge and striking Opera House. This delightful cruise includes a fun and personalised commentary of the sights people, land, history and development of this cosmopolitan city. Settle into your comfortable seat and enjoy a selection of self-serve coffee, tea and biscuits, as well as plated afternoon tea with a seasonal selection of cakes or cheese.

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DAY 3 | 4 Oct 2021
Sydney - Hotel Stay

Another day is yours to delight in the treasures of this cosmopolitan city. Immerse yourself at atmospheric Darling Harbour. Whatever your tastes or interests, this pedestrian-friendly district is a constant hive of activity, with cinemas, restaurants and street performers. Lose yourself in colourful Chinatown or stroll along the iconic Bondi Beach, where you’ll find a selection of boutique cafes where you can sip cold refreshments and admire surfers ride the turquoise waves.

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DAY 4 | 5 Oct 2021
Sydney - XPT Train Journey & Melbourne Hotel Stay

With your first-class ticket, take the express passenger train – or ‘XPT’ – from Sydney to Melbourne. Melbourne is Australia’s second most populous city and its cultural capital, hosting a plethora of museums, art galleries, music festivals and world heritage sites. Flowing through its distinctive mix of art deco high-rises, mirrored skyscrapers and bustling Victorian-era arcades is the Yarra River, while the nearby Yarra Valley is home to vineyards and rainforests. It’s no wonder this exhilarating destination is frequently listed as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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DAY 5 | 6 Oct 2021
Melbourne - Puffing Billy Train Journey & Hotel Stay

Embark on an incredible adventure today, amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Victoria. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and drink in the enchanting sights of your surroundings as you tuck into a traditional Devonshire Tea in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. You’ll then embark the Puffing Billy Steam train for an unforgettable journey through lush fern glades, towering forests and charming villages. Roll through the temperate rainforest, discover the train’s most famous landmark – the iconic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge, glide through Paradise Valley and witness the magical view of the Emerald Lake.

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DAY 6 | 7 Oct 2021
Melbourne - Hotel Stay

Melbourne is famous for its markets, where you’ll find everything from local produce to arts and crafts and vintage fashion. Soak up the atmosphere of the Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Sample some local produce from one of the many food stalls. Head to Yarra Valley, where you could enjoy a kayak journey through the emerald waters and savour world-class wine or admire the 82 iconic brightly coloured wooden beach huts in Brighton. From here, you’ll have incredible views of Port Philip Bay and the mesmerising city skyline.

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DAY 7 | 8 Oct 2021
Melbourne - Overland Train Journey & Adelaide Hotel Stay

Take the Overland train from Melbourne to Adelaide and settle in for a journey with its Red Premium service, offering all-inclusive dining and dedicated hospitality attendants to ensure you’re well looked after. Take in the passing scenery as you head into the neighbouring state of South Australia. Disembarking in its attractive state capital, you’ll find a city blessed with leafy public spaces and handsome church facades. Here you’ll transfer to your hotel where you can settle in ahead of tomorrow’s day of leisure.

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DAY 8 | 9 Oct 2021
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital, is a culturally vibrant city that regularly hosts international arts festivals. Compact in size and with a number of major arts institutions and entertainment venues as well as 29 large public parks, it regularly ranks among the world’s most liveable cities. Explore the collection of Aboriginal, colonial, and Melanesian art at the South Australian Museum, stroll the historic Adelaide Central Market, or simply relax beneath a fig tree canopy in the Botanic Gardens.

Beautiful Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills
DAY 9 | 10 Oct 2021
Adelaide - Tour & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll embark on a tour to the enthralling region of McLaren Vale, famous for its intensely flavoured Shiraz as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and white sandy beaches, the picturesque region features rolling hills, vineyards, a rugged coastline and charming villages. As well as exceptional wine, the region is known for its produce, five-star retreats, quirky cafés and funky art galleries. Soak up the sights of sprawling vineyards, experience a warm welcome from the family-run boutique wineries and sample a selection of delicious regional flavours.

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DAY 10 | 11 Oct 2021
Adelaide - Hotel Stay

Renowned as the City of Churches, Adelaide is home to some of the most striking and diverse structures that embrace a variety of beliefs and religions. Explore St. Peter’s Cathedral, an iconic landmark of the city and an important part of the city’s heritage. Admire the beguiling Neo-Gothic architecture with its soaring towers and spires and marvel at the stunning colours from the stained-glass windows.

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DAY 11 | 12 Oct 2021
Adelaide - Embark Indian Pacific

Embark the superb Indian Pacific in Adelaide and settle in for one of Australia’s most iconic railway journeys. You’ll dine on regionally inspired cuisine paired with local wines as you take in the views from the sublime comfort of your carriage. After leaving Adelaide, you’ll pass through the Flinders Ranges and stop off at Broken Hill, Australia’s silver capital and known for its intriguing public art and houses made from corrugated iron.

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DAY 12 | 13 Oct 2021
Sydney - Disembark Indian Pacific & Fly Home

Watch in awe as your train snakes through the picturesque beauty of the Blue Mountains, cloaked in eucalypt forests and blessed with rare fauna. Take an off-train excursion to gaze in admiration at the intriguing Three Sisters rock formation and overlook the beautiful Jamison valley, filled with luscious eucalyptus trees and stunning views, before disembarking in Sydney.

Welcome aboard the Indian Pacific

Experience one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a voyage on board the Indian Pacific service, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Part of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, the Indian Pacific speeds from coast to coast on a storied journey that follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback.

Know the Facts

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

Know the Facts

The dream of a transcontinental rail service began in the 1890s, but it was not until 1969 that an uninterrupted rail track linked the Indian Ocean in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. The train’s first full transcontinental journey took place on 23 February 1970, when more than 10,000 people welcome the historic train to the city of Perth. Today, the 774-metre-long train travels the 4,350 kilometres between Sydney and Perth in approximately 65 hours. It is instantly recognisable by its bold wedge-tailed eagle emblem.

Carriages

On average, the train comprises some 30 carriages totalling around 774 metres.

Cabins

The cabin suites are hewn from wood and have all the comforts required for a restful journey.

Food

All meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 2 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin 5*
Twin 5* $4,699
Twin 5* $4,499
Twin 5* $4,799
Twin
Twin $4,199
Twin $3,999
Twin $4,299
Departing
Departing 2 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin 5*
Twin 5* $4,699
Twin 5* $4,499
Twin 5* $4,799
Twin
Twin $4,199
Twin $3,999
Twin $4,299
Departing
Departing 2 October 2021
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 4 December 2021
Twin 5*
Twin 5* $4,699
Twin 5* $4,499
Twin 5* $4,799
Twin
Twin $4,199
Twin $3,999
Twin $4,299

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: TRA2243