Combine the Indian Pacific with a premium Vasco da Gama cruise from Perth for 2 nights on the sparkelling Indian Ocean to celebrate our national day. Experience classical traditional cruising at its best aboard the contemporary Vasco da Gama ocean liner. Spend 2 nights aboard the Vasco da Gama from Perth, with 6 nights in Perth then board the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney. The ex Adelaide option is 11 days travelling Perth to Adelaide on the Indian Pacific. Themes include: Rail and Sail, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Departs from Perth, Indian Pacific, Ocean Cruise, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Indian Pacific Train Perth to Sydney (or Perth to Adelaide)
3 Day Vasco da Gama Australia Day Weekend Cruise
All Airfares (e.g home to Sydney and Perth to home)
3 Night Gold Cabin Accommodation on the Indian Pacific Perth to Sydney (Gold Service or Platinum Service) (2 nights Perth to Adelaide)
6 Nights Accommodation in Perth
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, Adelaide, Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna, Cook)
Perth 'Welcome' 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 Western Australia)
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Departs January 2020
Day 1 Fly to Perth – board the Vasco da Gama
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 the Victoria Quay Passenger Terminal to board the Vasco da Gama, for a whirlwind cruise along the South West coast of Western Australia to celebrate Australia Day.
The Vasco da Gama boasts an unforgettable and intimate experience of fine dining, high class entertainment and luxurious cruising aboard this stylish modern boutique sized ocean liner. Cruise from Fremantle through the expansive Indian Ocean south towards our destination Geographe Bay where the Vasco da Gama will anchor.
See below for full details on your Vasco da Gama cruise.
Today, you will be personally met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the Victoria Quay passenger terminal to board the Vasco da Gama for your 1 night cruise.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 2 At Sea
The Indian Ocean is the world's third largest ocean covering an area of some 73,427,000 sq km or one-fifth of the world's ocean area, it extends from South Asia to Antarctica and from East Africa to South East Australia and it's the warmest ocean in the world, marine life in Australia's Indian Ocean waters includes dolphins, turtles and dugongs.
Spend the day at sea and make use of the facilities on board the Vasco da Gama such as the Wellness Centre or take part in some of the daytime activities such as guest speakers and arts and crafts workshops.
Today we celebrate Australia Day in style, anchored in the calm turquoise waters of Geographe Bay, off the coast of Busselton in Western Australias south west.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Vasco da Gama.
Day 3 Arrive in Fremantle
Today you cruise back to Fremantle for some time to explore Perth. This morning when you arrive you will be personally met at the Victoria Quay Passenger Cruise Terminal by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to your Perth hotel.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, overnight accommodation.
Day 4 Explore Perth and Fremantle
The beautiful city of Perth is fringed by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River. It has spectacular beaches, a friendly welcoming ambience and a laid back lifestyle dominated by its seemingly perpetual sunny climes. Chic and stylish, Perth effortlessly combines this beach-outdoor lifestyle with its modern, urban big-city feel. You'll marvel at the spectacular cityscapes from beautiful Kings Park, and enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean at the world-famous Cottesloe beach. Fremantle's historic colonial streets pulsate with the energy of street-performers and buskers, couples walk hand-in-hand through its colourful and lively markets. The lively street cafes and restaurants along its famous 'cappuccino strip' are perfect resting places to indulge in a spot of people watching.
Your friendly driver will pick you up in the comfortable air-conditioned luxury coach before sharing experiences, fascinating facts and enchanting stories in the on-board full commentary throughout the morning. This comprehensive tour includes Perth City, Fremantle, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Indian Ocean beaches, swanky suburbs and the Swan River.
Today you will see Perth City, the famous WACA (Western Australia cricket ground), impressive Swan Bell Tower, Perth Town Hall, St Georges Terrace (hub of Australia's minerals and energy industries), Barrack Street Jetty, Perth Mint (working gold mint, stunning sandstone colonial architecture), Old Swan Brewery and Royal Perth Yacht Club (once home to the America's Cup). Stop at magnificent Kings Park for spectacular views over Perth skyline, Swan River and Melville Water. Walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walk see the 750-year-old boab tree. See famous Cottesloe Beach and the Indian Ocean sunset coastline. Tour Fremantle (historic large working port docks, rich convict history, glorious alfresco outdoor dining, marinas, charming heritage sandstone buildings, modern ocean racing yachts, colonial terraced houses, museums and galleries).
Enjoy some free time in Fremantle to explore the colourful streets for yourself, perhaps enjoy a coffee on South Terrace's Cappucino Strip or indulge in some shopping in the many unique shops or find a bargain at the weekend markets. On our way back to Perth City we see some of Australia's most expensive real-estate at the upmarket Swan River suburbs of Peppermint Grove and Dalkeith. Time this afternoon to explore more of Perth on your own.
Luxury Day Tour with Hotel Pick-Up, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
Day 5 – 8 Explore Perth
Western Australia's capital city Perth lies under perpetual cerulean skies, sensational white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean make it a paradise for nature and outdoor lovers, Perth is abuzz with vibrant bars, restaurants and cafes, the city offers a wealth of great shopping, historic and cultural attractions.
Perth is Australia's friendly city, blessed with abundant sunshine and beautiful surrounds, it blends vibrant urban chic with a laid-back outdoor lifestyle, Perth's modern skyline is best viewed from stunning Kings Park which offers great views of the city and the meandering Swan River, nearby attractions include the Swan Valley wineries and historic Fremantle.
Enjoy free days to explore the city at your own pace.
3 Nights Perth Accommodation.
Day 9 – 12 Board the Indian Pacific Perth to Sydney
As you embark upon your epic transcontinental adventure aboard the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney you're about to experience one of the world's great railway journeys, from the luxury of your cabin window the view changes from the verdant hues of the Avon Valley to the vast treeless Nullarbor plains and the sensational view of the majestic Blue Mountains as you approach Sydney.
See below for full details on your Indian Pacific journey. Note: passengers disembarking in Adelaide depart on Day 11.
Hotel to Railway Station Transfer, 3 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Indian Pacific (2 Nights to Adelaide), 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Luxury Kalgoorlie Coach Tour, Luxury Adelaide Coach Tour, Luxury Broken Hill Coach Tour (Perth to Sydney customers only), Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Package ex Adelaide
For customers travelling from Perth, the package is 11 days in duration, travelling Adelaide to Perth on the Indian Pacific.
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.
Perth Accommodation Included
You have 3 choices of accommodation in Perth. Our "Good Standard" central Perth 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 Perth airport to your the Vasco da Gama and from the Vasco da Gama to your Perth hotel. From your Perth hotel to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to the Sydney 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 Perth and WA at shops, restaurants attractions, wineries etc. It’s a great way to save even more on your Western 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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