Enjoy a 6 day cruise from Adelaide to Fremantle (ports of call either Albany or Esperance) plus a journey on the iconic Ghan between Darwin and Adelaide. Enjoy time to explore Darwin, Adelaide and Perth and enjoy all-inclusive service aboard the Ghan. Experience a range of included activities and night time shows and cabarets aboard the Astor in the unforgettable 19 day package. Themes include: New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Departs from Sydney, Ocean Cruise, Ghan, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Ghan Train Darwin to Adelaide (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. Melbourne to Darwin & Perth to Melbourne)
5 Nights Twin Inner Cabin Accommodation aboard The Astor
4 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide
3 Nights Accommodation in Darwin
3 Nights Accommodation in Perth
2 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on the Ghan (1 night ex Alice Springs)
All meals onboard the Astor, FREE afternoon tea and late night snacks, Captain’s Cocktail Party (selected sailings), self service tea and coffee, FREE Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, a range of FREE daytime activities and leisure facilities, FREE guest lecture programmes, FREE porterage of luggage to your cabin, Cabin Steward service, use of the Waldorf, Ubersee, Admiral’s Salon and Commodore’s Salon restaurants.
All meals onboard Ghan, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service , in-cabin music and commentary, use of "Outback Explorer Lounge"
All Ghan Off-Train Excursions & Activities (eg Alice Springs, Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Airport & Rail Transfers in Darwin
Rail & Port Transfers in Adelaide
Port & Airport Transfers in Perth
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in the Northern Territory, South Australia & Western Australia)
The GhanAstorDarwinPerthAdelaideFremantleAlbanyEsperanceKatherine Katherine GorgeAlice SpringsMitchell Street restaurants and cafesCyclone Tracy MuseumArafura SeaCullen Bay MarinaMindil Beach Sunset MarketsPerth BeachesKings Park and Botanic GardensSwan RiverNorthbridgeCrown Casino and Resort PerthThe WACA (cricket ground)The Bell TowerGlenelgGouger StreetRundle Mall
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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
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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. See Optional Upgrades below for more details, or simply ask.
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.
The Ghan in Detail
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The legendary Ghan... This remarkable journey connects Darwin and Adelaide, travelling through the red heart of Australia. The contrast of the opulent Ghan journeying through the rugged outback is a memory you will treasure. From Adelaide witness South Australia's rolling green hills gradually change to the ochre red of the Flinders Ranges, then travel through the Red Centre to Alice Springs, before reaching the tropical Top End through Katherine to Darwin. You will feel the true spirit of our ancient land. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the delicious food and wines.
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The Astor in Detail
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Premium 4-Star Cruising - Traditional leisurely style cruising
- Premium facilities & modern fitout
- Boutique friendly sized ship (620 passengers)
- 4 lifts, 7 decks, fully stabilised
- Attentive & friendly crew
- Delicious cuisine choices
- Daytime activity programme
- Stylish big show entertainment - Cabarets
& classical interludes
- Wide range of leisure facilities
- Afternoon tea & late night snacks
- Self-service tea & coffee
The Astor is a stylish boutique sized cruise-liner with a friendly onboard atmosphere. Catering for just 620 privileged guests ensures a close bond and camaraderie with fellow passengers and a more personal touch from the attentive and helpful crew. The feature packed ship has seven passenger decks, is fully stabilised and air-conditioned. You can indulge in the wonderful array of activities, entertainment and premium facilities designed for a more traditional and stylish cruising experience.
The Astor boasts comfortable cabins and impressive contemporary public areas. There are five lounge spaces to gather with friends and family, to relax by yourself, or to meet and get to know your fellow guests. For more leisurely options, stroll around the Promenade Deck, visit the sports deck (join in a game of volleyball, half-court tennis, table tennis or big board chess), make use of the jogging track, partake in a relaxing yoga session or meet like-minded passengers for some games of bridge, backgammon, chess etc.
Those keen on activity can choose a work-out in the gym, a make-over in the beauty salon, a swim in the outdoor or indoor pool or something a little less energetic in the form of a game or a quiet reading session in the library. Daily organised activities can range from arts and crafts to guest speakers. Check the daily activity list on board for all the options.
Many passengers kick off the evening with a pre-dinner drink at one of the ship’s several bars before making their way to dinner. Following dinner, Astor’s late night cabarets and live band allow you to continue well into the night, as does the late night deck party. If you prefer something a bit quieter, relax at the bar and enjoy the music from the resident pianist, perhaps enjoy a quiet game of cards, or take a romantic stroll on the deck with a loved one.
You have a choice of four dining options, from buffets, five course sittings and specialist restaurants, each with a variety of appetising food available for most of the day and night. Astor’s chefs excel in creating new and delicious dishes which will have you looking forward to your next meal. Main course options range from appetising seafood, Italian pastas, modern stir-fries and traditional roasts to tasty vegetarian and health-focussed options. A selection of fine Australian and European wines are available to complement your meal plus Australian draught beers are available at the ship’s bars.
You will savour every day on board the Astor.
Upgrade to Platinum Service to join a select group of passengers that will experience the very best in luxury train travel onboard the Ghan including the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car.
Platinum Service includes: Spacious private lounge style cabins, premium ensuite cabin with twin or double bed, panoramic views to each side, personalised cabin steward service, private transfers to and from your journey (up to 50kms), generous luggage limit (3 x 30kg), the new and exclusive Platinum Club Car, Outback Explorer Lounge and Queen Adelaide Restaurant access, Off Train Excursions, all onboard meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, breakfast served to you in your cabin if you choose (new regional based menu), standard wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks are also included.
The indulgent Platinum Service cabins are nearly twice the size of Gold Service cabins and come with premium fittings. The large panoramic windows give you the best seats onboard the Ghan plus you have an interior window to give you views of both sides of the train at the same time. During the day, your cabin will be configured as a private lounge, with deluxe lounge seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, it is converted to a comfortable bedroom, with either a double bed or twin beds. Platinum Upgrades start at $1210 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
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