Your The Ghan to the Great Barrier | Rail & Sail Package

The Ghan to the Great Barrier | Rail & Sail

Princess Cruises

 

  27 Nights

  Australia

  Princess Cruises

  PA89YOB




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A unique and epic experience, explore the wonders of Australia’s vast interior with one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan Expedition from Darwin to Adelaide.

Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2,979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort. Operating April to October, your adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.


Experience the rich red Shiraz flavours of The Barossa and the mesmerising colours of the famous pink salt lake found in Adelaide's Clare Valley. Stay one night at the boutique Barossa Shiraz Estate, and indulge in a mouth-watering tasting and lunch at Australia's favourite farm, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Stay directly opposite Lake Bumbunga in a luxurious eco-friendly tiny house for a unique experience surrounded by natural beauty before two nights in Adelaide’s CBD.


Australia is teeming with vast treasures. Indulge in seasonal delicacies and fine wines. Snorkel among technicolour fish. Discover ancient cultures, explore historic landmarks, and tour the country’s most charming cities. Princess will help you create memories to last a lifetime.


Your Fly, Rail & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Darwin, return from Adelaide
  • 1 night 4-star accommodation in Darwin
  • 3 night rail journey aboard The Ghan Expedition, Darwin to Adelaide
  • Includes all-inclusive meals & beverages, off train experiences, dinner under the stars in Alice Springs plus more
  • 5 day intermediate car hire, Adelaide return
  • 1 night in a One Bedroom Cottage at Barossa Shiraz Estate
  • Maggie Beer's Farm Shop Indulgence Experience
  • Includes cooking demonstration with take-home recipes, guided wine tasting plus lunch prepared by Chef Tim Bourke
  • 2 nights in the eco-friendly Peony Tiny House, Clare Valley
  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation in Adelaide
  • 18 night Queensland cruise onboard Grand Princess, Adelaide return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Select private transfers
  • Port charges, fees onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 17 October – 13 November 2023

Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


The Ghan Expedition | DRW-ADL

Highlights & Inclusions:

  • 4 days / 3 nights aboard The Ghan
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off Train Experiences in Katherine, Alice Springs, and Coober Pedy
  • Evening Off Train Experience in Manguri
  • A spectacular dinner under the stars at the historic Telegraph Station, Alice Springs
  • Explore Nitmiluk Gorge’s powerful natural wonders and rich Indigenous culture
  • Venture into the underground opal mining town of Coober Pedy

Itinerary:

DAY 01

DARWIN AND KATHERINE

Your journey begins with a morning departure from Darwin. Once you’re settled into your private cabin, mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard.  When it’s time for lunch, savour the regionally-inspired menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages, before an early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine. Take a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture. Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback, then back in your cabin you’ll find your bed turned down. Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.

DAY 02

ALICE SPRINGS

After your first night on The Ghan, you’ll be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs. An optional upgrade is a scenic flight to Uluru, returning in time to meet the rest of your fellow guests at a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

DAY 03

MANGURI AND COOBER PEDY

From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground. Here, you’ll enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground. Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.

DAY 04

ADELAIDE

Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you prepare for your mid-morning arrival into Adelaide.


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

26 Oct 23

Adelaide, SA

-

7.00 pm

27 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

28 Oct 23

Melbourne, VIC

7.00 am

5.00 pm

29 Oct 23

At Sea

-

-

30 Oct 23

Sydney, NSW

7.00 am

7.00 pm

31 Oct 23

Newcastle, NSW

7.30 am

5.00 pm

01 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

02 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

03 Nov 23

Airlie Beach, QLD

8.00 am

6.00 pm

04 Nov 23

Cairns, QLD

2.00 pm

Overnight

05 Nov 23

Cairns, QLD

-

6.00 pm

06 Nov 23

Willis Island, QLD

-

-

07 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

08 Nov 23

Brisbane, QLD

7.00 am

5.00 pm

09 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

10 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

11 Nov 23

Melbourne, VIC

7.00 am

5.00 pm

12 Nov 23

At Sea

-

-

13 Nov 23

Adelaide, SA

7.00 am

-




* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 14 December 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and are subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities.