Ghan to Alice Springs with 6 days in Alice Springs and an Alice Springs city tour. Journey to the Red Centre on the Ghan and explore Alice Springs. Enjoy a tour of Alice Springs and 4 days to discover “The Alice” at your own pace. See the Old Ghan Train Museum, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and take in spectacular 360-degree views from the summit of Anzac Hill. Themes include: South Australia, Northern Territory, Departs from Adelaide, Ghan, Luxury Coach, Returns from Adelaide. + Show more
Ghan Train Adelaide to Alice Springs (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. home to Adelaide & Alice to home)
5 Nights Accommodation in Alice Springs
1 Night Gold Cabin Accommodation on Ghan
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 Katherine, Marla, Manguri)
Ghan 90th Birthday Celebration Surprises (special extras if you travel June, July or Aug 2019)
Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Northern Territory)
The GhanAlice SpringsRoyal Flying Doctor ServiceHistoric Telegraph StationSchool of the AirSimpson DesertMacDonnell RangesSpectacular panoramic 360-degree view from the summit of Anzac HillNational Pioneer Women's Hall of FameOld Ghan Train MuseumOlive Pink Botanic GardensTodd MallContemporary Aboriginal ArtAlice Springs Reptile Centre
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Journey to The Red Centre
Indulge in the luxury of the Ghan as it passes majestically through our handsome red outback, then enjoy 5 nights in Alice Springs. This is a memory you will treasure for ever.
As you journey towards Australia's Red Centre, watch the landscape change and feel the spirit of the ancient land. The Ghan has been operating for more than 80 years. It started in 1878 running out of Port Augusta, but it wasn't until 1929 that it made its way to Alice Springs and the Red Centre. It followed the same route as the telegraph through the centre of the country. A new standard-gauge railway track replaced the original in 1980. And after more than 100 years of discussion and $1.3 billion in investment the track was finally extended all the way to Darwin in 2004. The train is named after the Afghan Express, which was the nickname given in 1923 by the railway-men to the passenger train that ran from Terowie, through Quorn to Oodnadatta. Afghan camel drivers were famous in the late 19th century and made a huge contribution to exploring Australia's desert areas. Today you can relax and take advantage of the luxury and of the modern conveniences of this now famous train as the rugged outback passes by. Your 5 nights in Alice Springs will enable you to discover the heart of our nation.
This popular 7 day Ghan package includes your luxurious "Gold Service" private cabin and all meals onboard the train, your flight home, 5 nights Alice Springs hotel accommodation, Alice Springs Coach Tour, transfers and more.
Inclusions Onboard The Ghan
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the red heart 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 upgrade 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.
Alice Springs Luxury Coach Tour
Your Central Australian adventure starts off today by exploring the modern face of the historic pioneer town of Alice Springs, famous for Afghan cameleers, gold-diggers, flying doctor base, school of the air, The Ghan train, the usually dry Todd River, the Simpson Desert, 'A Town Like Alice', contemporary Aboriginal art (Todd Mall) and the Aboriginal Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years.
Enjoy our 4.5 hour luxury coach tour with great informative commentary from our experienced local guide. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (headquarters of the globally respected medical service providing a critical link to remote communities throughout the Northern Territory), Historic Telegraph Station (site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide), School of the Air (provides education to primary school aged children living on remote properties throughout the Northern Territory since 1951), Anzac Hill (dedicated as a war memorial to honour those that have fallen in Australia's wars) and Alice Springs Reptile Centre (amazing NT animals like, saltwater crocodiles, huge goannas, frill-neck lizards and Gecko Cave). You will also get a great orientation of thriving Alice Springs, touring through the town and seeing the other main attractions such as the Cultural Precinct, National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, Road Transport Hall of Fame, Old Ghan Train Museum, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and Todd Mall.
Enjoy some free time. Perhaps explore some more of Alice Springs or just relax in your hotel, taking advantage of the great facilities.
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.
Alice Springs Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Alice Springs. Our "Good Standard" central Alice Springs hotel has great facilities, a comfortable room and friendly service (typically 3.5 stars). Alternatively, why not treat yourself? The "Deluxe" hotel has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). The “Luxury” hotel is 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.
Rail and Airport Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Alice Springs to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Alice Springs and Northern Territory at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It's a great way to save even more on your Northern Territory holiday.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes all Off-Train activities with various touring options:
Katherine (Ghan Classic Darwin to Alice Springs): 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.
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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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 25kg), 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 $1190 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
Add 3 Luxury Day Tours, daily breakfast, 2 lunches and special dinner from just $643 per person. See "Similar Packages" below for the Ghan to Alice Springs "All-Inclusive" package. Or Simply Ask.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)100*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Deluxe" Alice Springs hotel, from just $100 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star)200*$
The “Luxury” hotel option is upscale with a more luxurious feel for the discerning traveller and great for celebrating an anniversary (typically 5 stars). Upgrade this package to 5 nights in a "Luxury" Alice Springs hotel, from just $200 per person.
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