Combine the luxury of cruising the Indian Ocean with the opulence of the Indian Pacific to Sydney in this ultimate 14 day luxury escape. Enjoy 4 nights Astor Indian Ocean cruising, 6 nights accommodation in Perth and Indian Pacific train from Sydney to Perth. Two departures feature a Busselton (Margaret River region) or Esperance port of call. Themes include: Rail and Sail, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Departs from Sydney, Ocean Cruise, Indian Pacific, Returns from Sydney. + Show more
Indian Pacific Train (Gold Service)
Astor Cruise (Twin Inner Cabin)
All Airfares (e.g home to Sydney & Perth to home)
4 Nights Twin Inner Cabin Accommodation aboard the Astor
3 Nights Gold Cabin Accommodation on the Indian Pacific (2 nights Adelaide to Perth)
6 Nights Accommodation in Perth
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 Indian Pacific, FREE beverages throughout your journey, FREE toiletries kit, Cabin Steward service, in-cabin music and commentary, use of ‘Outback Explorer Lounge’
Indian Pacific Off-Train Excursions in Broken Hill & Adelaide (Sydney to Perth and Perth to Sydney), Kalgoorlie (Sydney to Perth)
, Rawlinna (Sydney to Perth)
, Blue Mountains (Sydney to Perth), Cook (Perth to Sydney)
Return Airport, Rail and Port Transfers
FREE DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Bonus Voucher Book ($500 Value discounts and bonuses in Western Australia)
Indian PacificAstorKalgoorlie (Perth to Adelaide)AdelaideCook (Perth to Adelaide)Rawlinna (Sydney to Perth)Broken Hill (Sydney to Adelaide)Blue Mountains (Perth to Sydney)BusseltonEsperance
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DAYS 1–4 Indian Pacific Sydney to Adelaide to Perth
Fly into Sydney and be personally met at the airport by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from the airport to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Perth.
Your epic journey from Sydney to Perth takes you along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, it's a journey of contrast encompassing some of Australia's most beautiful and diverse landscapes including the magnificent Blue Mountains and the vast empty expanse of the Nullarbor Plain.
See below for full details on your Indian Pacific journey. Note: passengers embarking in Adelaide join on Day 2.
As the Indian Pacific arrives into Perth on day 4, you can sense the laid-back pace of this beautiful city fringed between the Indian Ocean and Swan River. You will be transferred from the railway station on arrival in Perth 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, 3 Nights Gold Service Cabin on the Indian Pacific (2 Nights ex Adelaide), 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Luxury Broken Hill Coach Tour, Luxury Adelaide Coach Tour (Sydney to Perth customers only), Transfer to Perth Hotel, Overnight Perth Accommodation.
DAYS 5-9 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.
Enjoy free days to explore the city at your own pace.
5 Nights Perth Accommodation.
DAY 10 Board The Astor
A voyage on the recently refurbished Astor offers an enthralling and luxurious experience, the ship caters for just 620 passengers thus creating a warm and intimate atmosphere and ensuring guests receive the personal touch from the attentive crew, with fine dining and first-class entertainment your cruise will inspire unforgettable memories.
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.
Meet and Greet Personalised Port Transfer, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, Overnight Accommodation on board the Astor.
DAY 11 At Sea
The turquoise and emerald waters of the Indian Ocean are the warmest waters of any of the world's great oceans, this mighty ocean extends from South Asia to Antarctica and from East Africa to South East Australia covering one-fifth of the world's ocean area, it's balmy waters are home to an incredible array of marine life such as dolphins, dugongs and turtles.
Relax aboard the Astor while you cruise the Indian Ocean and make use of the on board facilities and day time activities.
DAY 12-13 Explore Busselton
The bustling seaside city of Busselton is renowned for its bays and beaches. The region’s coastline is diverse; from the long, curving, wide beaches and calm waters of to the secluded white sandy coves with rocky headlands - some regarded by many as some of Western Australia’s premier surfing beaches. Set on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this pretty city has plenty to offer - both in natural beauty and man made attractions. The world famous Busselton Jetty captures your attention and imagination and provides an exquisite backdrop to the white sandy beaches.
Arrive in Busselton and choose from a range of optional shore excursions or explore Busselton on your own at your own pace. Alternatively, you can stay on board the Astor and make use of the range of facilities available.
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Late Night Snacks, 2 Nights Accommodation on board The Astor.
DAY 14 Arrive in Fremantle and Fly Home
Fremantle's historic streets are abuzz with vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs, head to the famous 'Cappuccino Strip' which is the city's hub for eating and drinking, elegant streets lined with colonial architecture are home to markets and boutique shopping, historic attractions abound, picturesque Fishing Boat Harbour is a must-see.
Cruise back to Fremantle this morning and when you arrive you will be personally met at the Victoria Quay Passenger Cruise Terminal by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred to the airport to meet your flight home.
Meet and Greet Personalised Departure Transfer.
Inclusions onboard 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 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.
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 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 Sydney airport to the Indian Pacific railway station to begin your journey to Perth. On arrival in Perth you will be transferred to your Perth hotel. You will be met at your hotel by a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA representative and transferred from your hotel to the Astor and from the Astor to the Perth 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.
All Off-Train Excursions & Activities Included
This package includes FREE Off-Train Excursions, many with various touring options and activities:
Kalgoorlie (Perth to Sydney): Experience a thrilling tour of the world’s largest single open cut mining operation.
Adelaide (Perth to Sydney): 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. Your Adelaide Off-Train Excursion gives you access to some of the most talked about attractions in Adelaide.
Cook (Perth to Sydney): Enjoy a self-guided walk of this deserted outback town.
Blue Mountains (Perth to Sydney): Explore the magnificent Blue Mountains by railway, cableway and skyway.
Broken Hill (Perth to Sydney): Choose from a selection of included tour options.
Rawlinna (Sydney to Perth): Disembark to enjoy a traditional outback lamb roast, under the wide Nullarbor skies.
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 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 Indian Pacific 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 Indian Pacific 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 $1540 per person. All packages can be upgraded to include luxurious Platinum Service, simply ask.
“Deluxe” Hotel Upgrade (4 star)35*$
The "Deluxe" hotel option has superior facilities, stylish room and first class service (typically 4 stars). Upgrade this package to 1 night in a "Deluxe" Perth hotel, from just $35 per person.
“Luxury” Hotel Upgrade (5 star) 50*$
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 1 nights in a "Luxury" Perth hotel, from just $50 per person.
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