Enjoy a 6 day cruise from Fremantle to Adelaide (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 16 day package. Themes include: Rail and Sail, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Departs from Sydney, Ocean Cruise, Ghan, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Ghan Train to Darwin (Gold Service)
All Airfares (e.g. Melbourne to Perth & Darwin to Melbourne)
5 Nights Twin Inner Cabin Accommodation aboard The Astor
2 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)
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Port and Hotel)
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 Perth
Feel the great expansive openness of the West Coast with its big blue skies and its ever developing but still youthful capital city of Perth. You will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Perth.
Meet and Greet Personalised Arrival Transfer, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
DAYS 2-3 Explore Perth
Spend the next 2 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.
2 Nights Accommodation in Perth.
DAY 4 Board the Astor
The Astor, extensively refurbished in 2010, offers an unforgettable and intimate experience of fine dining, high class entertainment and cruising in modern air-conditioned luxury, the ship caters for just 620 privileged guests ensuring a close bond and camaraderie with fellow guests and a more personal touch from the attentive and helpful crew.
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your central Adelaide hotel to Victoria Quay Passenger Terminal, board the Astor and begin your cruise to Adelaide. See below for full details on your Astor cruise.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
DAYS 5-8 Cruise to Adelaide
Cruise from Fremantle to Adelaide for the next 4 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 Adelaide.
Breakfasts, Lunches, Afternoon Teas, Dinners, Late Night Snacks, 4 Nights Accommodation on board the Astor.
DAY 9 Arrive in Adelaide
Arrive in Adelaide today. You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative at the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city before returning to your accommodation for the night.
Breakfast, Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAYS 10 Explore Adelaide
Today you may explore the beautiful city of Adelaide, known as the City of Churches. 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.
Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAYS 11-13 Ghan Adelaide to Alice Springs to Darwin
Take a magical journey through the heart of the continent, for three days you'll be transfixed by the sheer beauty of Australia's ever changing landscape, the green rolling hills of Australia's fertile south, the vibrant ochre earth and cobalt skies of Australia's red-centre and the balmy tropical grandeur of Northern Territory's capital Darwin.
See below for full details on your Ghan journey.Note: passengers disembarking in Alice Springs depart on Day 12.
When you arrive into Darwin you can sense the cosmopolitan and thriving atmosphere of this historic tropical north Australian city. You will be transferred from the Ghan railway station on arrival in Darwin to your Darwin hotel. You can relax and use the rest of the day to explore your hotel and its facilities, perhaps take a stroll around the neighbourhood and central Darwin.
Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, 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), Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer, Overnight Darwin Accommodation.
DAYS 14-15 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.
DAY 16 Say Goodbye to Darwin
Time to say goodbye to beautiful tropical Darwin, your fellow travellers and friendly hotel hosts. You will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the airport for your flight home.
Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
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.
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.
Adelaide, Darwin and Perth Accommodation 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, Rail and Port Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to your Perth hotel, from your hotel to the cruise terminal to begin your cruise to Adelaide, from the cruise terminal on arrival in Adelaide to the railway station, from the railway station on arrival in Darwin to your hotel and from your hotel to the airport to meet your flight 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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