Day 1 – Arrive Perth
Depart from your home port today for your flight to Perth. You will be met by your tour host and transferred to the Perth Ambassador for the next 3 nights. Overnight Perth Ambassador (D)
Day 2 – City Highlights Tour & Swan Valley
Following breakfast we visit Kings Park for panoramic views of Perth City and the mighty Swan River. We then depart for the Swan Valley Region and visit the odd winery or two and also a working chocolate factory where you can sample some tasty treats. Overnight Perth Ambassador (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Swan River Cruise, Fremantle
After enjoying breakfast we depart on our Captain Cook Cruise of the Swan River. Relax with a tea or coffee and hear interesting commentary of the sights and history en route to Fremantle. On arrival into Fremantle we board our coach and enjoy a fascinating tour of the port city learning of its colorful history. After building up our appetites we will reboard our vessel and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on our journey back to the city. Next stop is a visit to the Perth Mint for a tour of this grand historical building before we return to our hotel and dinner this evening. Overnight Perth Ambassador (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Indian Pacific Perth to Kalgoorlie in Gold Service
Following breakfast we transfer to the East Perth Terminal to board the iconic Indian Pacific train for our epic transcontinental journey across Australia. Gold Service is enjoyed on the train which includes all meals and beverages. First stop this evening, is the wild west town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, home to the staggering 3.6km wide Super Pit – an open-cut gold mine that has yielded riches 24hrs a day since 1989. Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific (B,L,D & beverages on the train)
Day 5 – The Nullarbor
Upon waking, set your sights on the vast horizon beyond the window for you have arrived on the edges of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. By the time you have refreshed and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, you’ll be stepping off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression “middle of nowhere”. Get a sense of the Nullarbor’s intense remoteness as you wander through Cook’s abandoned buildings and learn more about the town’s history. Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific (B,L,D & beverages on the train)
Day 6 – Merry Christmas! Adelaide / Broken Hill
Overnight we will have made our way across the vast Nullarbor. We arrive in Adelaide early morning and board a coach for a highlights tour, taking in views of the world-renowned Adelaide Oval from Montefiore Hill and stopping in at the popular Haigh’s Chocolates. Or, venture into the Adelaide Hills for an unrivalled panorama from Mt Lofty Lookout before heading back to the train. We then will be treated to a wonderful Xmas Lunch with all the trimmings, as we continue on to Broken Hill. Here, you can visit the late Pro Hart’s art studio or head for the Miners’ Memorial where the stark reality of working in Broken Hill’s mines over the ages is writ large. Overnight onboard the Indian Pacific (B,L,D & beverages on the train)
Day 7 – Flights home
Winding your way through the magnificent Blue Mountains, you have just travelled from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific, through some of the most striking landscapes on Earth. Arriving into Sydney, it’s time to say goodbye to new found friends before we are transferred to the airport for our flights home. (B)
dates & pricing
- Pricing is Group Discount Rate
- Tour is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
- A $1000 non refundable deposit is due upon booking with the remainder payable 70 days prior to departure.
- Full payment is non refundable within 45 days of departure.