Combine the Indian Pacific with a premium 5 day Kangaroo Island & Southern Icons cruise aboard the stylish Vasco da Gama (ports of call in Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln and Wallaroo). Enjoy a classic traditional cruising style with a premium contemporary fit-out as you cruise the South Australian Coast from Adelaide. Then board the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney. Spend 4 nights on the Vasco da Gama from Adelaide, stopping at Wallaroo, Kangaroo Island and Port Lincoln with 4 nights in Adelaide, including a tour, before boarding the Indian Pacific to Sydney. The ex Perth option is 12 days travelling Adelaide to Perth on the Indian Pacific. Themes include: Rail and Sail, South Australia, New South Wales, Departs from Adelaide, Indian Pacific, Ocean Cruise, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Indian Pacific Train Adelaide to Sydney (or Adelaide to Perth)
5 Day Vasco da Gama South Australian Icons Cruise
All Airfares (e.g home to Adelaide and Sydney to home)
1 Night Gold Cabin Accommodation on the Indian Pacific Adelaide to Sydney (Gold Service or Platinum Service) (2 nights Adelaide to Perth)
3 Nights Accommodation in Adelaide (5 nights for ex Perth packages)
All meals onboard the Vasco da Gama, 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 speaker and arts & crafts (selected sailings), FREE porterage of luggage to your cabin, Cabin Steward service, FREE flexible dining at the Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia restaurants FREE use of library and card room, FREE use of sports courts and gymnasium, FREE use of spa amenities.
All meals onboard Indian Pacific, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of ‘Outback Explorer Lounge’
All Indian Pacific Off-Train Excursions & Activities (e.g. Broken Hill, Blue Mountains, Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook)
Adelaide City Tour
Meet and Greet Personalised Return Transfers (Train Station, Port, Hotel and Airport)
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in South Australia)
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Departs December 2019
DAY 1 Arrive in Adelaide Board the Vasco da Gama
Cruise aboard the premium Vasco da Gama boutique sized ocean liner from Adelaide around Australia’s southern waters to experience ports of call in Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln (Eyre Peninsula) and Wallaroo (Yorke Peninsula).
The premium Vasco da Gama boasts contemporary stylish facilities throughout this boutique sized ocean liner, with a relaxed classical style of cruising incorporating plenty of activities and a wide range of impressive entertainment options. Enjoy your luxurious from Adelaide to the Spencer Gulf. Sail along South Australia’s rugged coast with ports of call in Kangaroo Island, Wallaroo and Port Lincoln. As with all Vasco da Gama cruises, you can choose from a range of optional shore excursions in our ports of call of Kangaroo Island, Wallaroo and Port Lincoln, simply explore these beautiful destinations on your own or make use of the Vasco da Gama’s on board facilities and activities admiring the coastal landscapes from the deck. The choice is yours.
See below for full details on your Vasco da Gama cruise.
Today, fly into Adelaide, where you will be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
DAY 2 Arrive in Wallaroo
Experience a port of call in Yorke Peninsula’s historic town of Wallaroo on the ‘Copper Coast'. The area boomed until the 1920s and Wallaroo's buildings and old Cornish-style cottages are a reminder of its colourful copper mining past. Blessed by nature and embraced by sea, Yorke Peninsula is a world apart with magnificent beaches and jagged shorelines located between Spencer Gulf on the west and Gulf St Vincent on the east. The peninsula is separated from Kangaroo Island to the south by Investigator Strait.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
DAY 3 Arrive in Port Lincoln
We have a port of call in Port Lincoln on the spectacular Eyre Peninsula. Australia’s seafood and aquaculture capital, Port Lincoln is home to the country’s largest commercial fishing fleet and renowned for its southern bluefin tuna, King George whiting, Western King prawns and Southern Rock lobster. It is situated on Boston Bay – one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world and three times the size of Sydney Harbour. Boasting some of the most sought after seafood in the world Port Lincoln is a culinary tourist’s dream.
Spend the day at the seaside town on Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Choose from a range of shore excursions or spend time a board the beautiful Vasco da Gama , the decision is yours.
Breakfast, Optional Shore Excursions, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama
DAY 4 Penneshaw (Kangaroo Island)
The port of call in Penneshaw is the gateway to remarkable Kangaroo Island. Brimming with native animals, some of which aren't found anywhere else, it is also home to a renowned artisanal food scene. More than one third of the island is protected by conservation areas and national parks, while lush farmland and small towns make up much of the rest. Kangaroo Island, known to the locals as "KI", is Australia's third-largest island and is located 70 miles southwest of Adelaide in St Vincent Gulf.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
DAY 5 Cruise back to Adelaide
Adelaide is the vibrant capital city of South Australia, Adelaide’s city centre is home to beautiful historic buildings, parklands, wide streets and cafes and restaurants, the city combines sensational cuisine, art, shopping and cultural opportunities, Adelaide is the gateway to the world-renowned Barossa and McLaren Vale wine regions and the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
Arrive in Adelaide this morning and after disembarking the Vasco da Gamma and saying goodbye to your newly made friends, be personally met at the Adelaide Passenger Terminal by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the port to your Adelaide hotel where you will stay overnight.
Today, explore Adelaide at your own pace.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Overnight Adelaide Accommodation.
DAY 6 Adelaide City Tour
Adelaide is famous for stylish architecture, beautiful parklands, boutique shopping, cafe strips, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, festivals, nightlife, and sandstone cottages with sweeping gardens. The diverse cultural mix of its one million population guarantees that the food is sensational. Adelaide is Australia's wine capital and lies between rolling hills to the east and beautiful sandy beaches to the west, with world class vineyards within easy reach.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the onboard full commentary throughout the morning. Today see Victoria Square (heart of Adelaide City), Gouger Street (restaurant cafe strip), King William Street's famous boulevard, The Terraces (4 terraces that separate the city from its greenbelts) and Adelaide's magnificent parks, gardens and greenbelts.
See River Torrens with its delightful garden banks, Parliament House, State Library, Trinity Church (Adelaide's oldest church), fashionable Hutt Street and stop at Haigh's Chocolates to enjoy complimentary tea or coffee accompanied by fine Haigh's chocolates (Haigh's unavailable on Sundays). See Beehive Corner at Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval (one of Australia's most notable cricket grounds and houses the Bradman collection), the quaint suburbs of North Adelaide; O'Connell Street (restaurants and trendy shops), St Peter's Cathedral, Colonel Light's Lookout on Montefiore Hill (spectacular views over Adelaide).
Enjoy some free-time this afternoon to explore Adelaide and some of it treasures.
Coach Tour with Hotel Pick Ups, Tea, Haigh's Chocolates, Overnight Accommodation.
DAY 7 Explore Adelaide
The beautiful city of Adelaide offers a seductive mix of sensational food and wine with fantastic cultural, art and shopping opportunities, the city is the gateway to some of Australia's premier wine regions and the vibrant city centre is abuzz with lively cafes, bars and restaurants, historic buildings, wide streets and manicured parklands add to the city's wonderful aesthetic appearance.
Spend the day exploring Adelaide at your own leisure.
DAY 8 - 9 Board the Indian Pacific Adelaide to Sydney
Your journey from Adelaide to Sydney encapsulates some of the most striking scenery Australia has to offer, the ever changing landscape outside your window is breathtaking in sheer beauty and size, Adelaide's colonial elegance is left behind as you pass unique landscapes including the majestic Blue Mountains as you travel in comfort toward Sydney.
Today you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Sydney. Settle in to your cabin before heading to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow travellers. Enjoy sumptuous meals in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant throughout your journey and exclusive off-train experiences.
When you arrive into Sydney you can feel the rush and hustle-bustle of this major cosmopolitan global city. You will be personally met at the Indian Pacific railway station by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to Sydney Airport for your final flight home as your epic cruise and train adventure draws to a close.
Meet and Greet Personalised departure Rail Transfer, 1 Night Gold Service Cabin on the Indian Pacific (2 Nights Adelaide to Perth), 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner, Luxury Broken Hill Coach Tour (Adelaide to Sydney customers only), Meet and Greet Personalised Rail Transfer.
Package ex Perth
For customers travelling from Perth, the package is 12 days in duration, travelling Adelaide to Perth on the Indian Pacific and staying 2 nights longer in Adelaide.
Inclusions on board the Indian Pacific
Relax in your private Gold Service Cabin and watch the passing landscapes of Australia pass by through your large window. Enjoy all meals onboard the Indian Pacific 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.
Inclusions on board the Vasco da Gama
Relax in your private cabin on board the Vasco da Gama while you sail and enjoy FREE full board cuisine with a selection of international cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks, self-service tea and coffee and Captain’s Cocktail Party (selected sailings). Experience FREE big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, a range of FREE daytime activities and leisure facilities. Choose from a range of FREE daytime activities, leisure facilities, FREE guest speaker and arts & crafts (selected sailings) and use of the onboard library and card room. Enjoy FREE use of sports courts and gymnasium, FREE use of spa amenities. Enjoy meals and FREE flexible dining at the Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean and Waterfront Eurasia restaurants. 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.
Adelaide Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Adelaide. Our "Good Standard" central Adelaide 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.
Airport, Rail and Port Transfers Included
You will be personally met by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from Sydney airport to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Adelaide. On arrival in Adelaide you will be transferred to your Adelaide hotel. You will be met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the Vasco da Gama and from the Vasco da Gama to the Adelaide airport for your flight home.
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book
You’ll receive the FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book that includes $500 value of discounts and bonuses throughout Adelaide and SA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your South Australia holiday.
The Indian Pacific in Detail
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The adventure that spans Australia... This world famous trans-continental Indian Pacific connects Australia's Pacific and Indian Ocean coasts. Cruise the Nullarbor with stylish luxury. The 4 day journey between Sydney and Perth enables you to experience the kaleidoscope of Australian landscapes, including the dramatic Blue Mountains, historic outback Broken Hill, South Australia's rolling green hills, Adelaide, the expansive Nullarbor Plain, the reg goldfields of Kalgoorlie, the golden wheatbelt and fertile Avon Valley. Enjoy the off-train touring and activities. Savour the food and wines matching the destinations you pass through.
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The Vasco da Gama in Detail
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The Vasco Da Gama (formerly Pacific Eden) has undergone a modern premium fit-out and is now a sister ship to the popular ASTOR. Enjoy a more traditional leisurely cruise aboard this stylish boutique sized cruise-liner with a friendly onboard atmosphere. Catering for just 1,220 privileged guests ensures a more personal touch from the attentive crew. The feature packed ship has ten 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 sophisticated cruising experience...
- Classic stylish cruising
- Formerly Pacific Eden
- Recent modern fit-out
- Sister ship to ASTOR
- Boutique sized ship
- Luxury floating resort
The Vasco Da Gama boasts stylish cabins and impressive contemporary public areas, with a choice of five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools, sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.
Experience top ‘big show’ entertainment in the two-tiered show lounge Hollywood’s. Enjoy the panoramic seascapes of The Dome during the day, then this is the place to be to dance the night away to all your old favourites. Relax with some musical entertainment at the Blue Room. For more leisurely options, stroll around extensive deck areas, catch a movie in the cinema, visit the casino, bridge and card room, arts and crafts area or ship’s library. Plus, there’s Cappuccino’s coffee shop and Gelato’s ice cream bar to tempt you.
The impressive three-decked atrium is the focal point of the ship with it’s own shopping galleria. Be pampered at the well-appointed wellness centre, make use of the hairdressing and beauty facilities, or work out in the well-equipped gym.
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. Enjoy flexible dining at your leisure at any of the three main restaurants Waterfront Restaurant, Waterfront Mediterranean or Waterfront Eurasia. Perhaps indulge at The Grill or Chef’s Table; or relax at the buffet style Club Bistro.
Vasco Da Gama’s chefs excel in creating new and delicious dishes which will have you craving your next meal. A selection of 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 Vasco Da Gama.
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