Departing from the historical gem of Rome, you’ll take in incredible sights and gain historical insight as you sail to Catania and Athens where you can lose yourself in the twisting streets of the ancient Plaka district. Sail through the Suez Canal, where you’ll be able to spot exotic wildlife. Along the shores of the Red Sea, Aqaba offers spectacular snorkelling and diving opportunities before you reach the contrasting skyscrapers and mosques of Abu Dhabi. As you reach Dubai, you’ll discover a fascinating blend of old and new.
Upon arrival in Sydney transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Explore the iconic city of Sydney, defined just as much by its rugged Pacific coastline as its exquisite harbour. Sydney has a wow factor like few other cities. Take a stroll along Darling Harbour, chill out on Bondi Beach or for the more adventurous take part in a Bridge Climb on Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Transfer from your hotel in Sydney to the cruise port where you will embark Majestic Princess for your 13 night cruise of New Zealand. (LD)
Discover all that Majestic Princess has to offer on your Australia and New Zealand cruise. Experience the breathtaking Fiordland National Park; soak up the astonishing cliffs towering high above the surface and the graceful waterfalls that plummet deep into the void. Visit the “Edinburgh of New Zealand,” Dunedin, to discover an abundance of heritage; from kilt making to whisky distilleries before sailing to Akaroa, known for its French cuisine and diverse marine life, including the rare Hector’s dolphin. Stroll the cosmopolitan, winding streets of New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Absorb the scenic beauty of Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano, Rangitoto before sailing onto Bay of Islands that has lured explorers for countless centuries, rich in legend and mystery and known for its age-old ties to the Maori. (BLD)
Disembark the ship in Sydney and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. (B)
Spend the morning at leisure before departing Sydney in the afternoon for a true journey of contrasts through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Sydney and Perth, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey. After a sumptuous dinner, join other guests for a few late night drinks or head to your cabin to settle in early and await the sights of your first incredible outback sunrise the next day. (BLD)
Wake up as you arrive in Broken Hill, a classic mining town where the streets are wide and there is a pub on every corner. On your Off Train Excursion, explore the beauty of this Silver City and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. Stepping back onboard for breakfast, enjoy a full day onboard to yourself. By the time lunch is served, you’ll already be well into South Australia and the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. In no time you’ll notice a dramatic change in landscape as the outback makes way for the green and golden fields of South Australia’s food bowl. Your choice this afternoon of touring and dinner off train is the picturesque city of Adelaide, the renowned Barossa Valley and the historic Adelaide Hills. For guests choosing Adelaide, enjoy a private tour of the South Australian Museum with an expert guide followed by a sumptuous dinner. Alternatively you can explore the Barossa Valleys wineries and learn about the wine making process or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf. You will then be transported back to Adelaide, ready to continue your journey to Perth. On the next leg of your adventure you’ll embark on the longest leg of the journey across the Nullarbor Plain. (BLD)
Wake up and marvel at the raw beauty of the Nullarbor. Taking its name from the Latin meaning ‘no trees’, the ancient Nullarbor conjures the sense of limitless space and time. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you travel across Australia’s longest single stretch of railway. Your sense of wonder will be well and truly ignited when it comes time to set foot at Rawlinna that evening. Under brilliant desert stars, enjoy an evening stop for dinner and drinks under the wide Nullarbor skies. (BLD)
The Avon Valley beckons you this morning - the mild skies and cool green vales of this picturesque part of the world will truly delight. Arrive into the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch, having finished an epic Australian journey endto- end. Upon arrival into Perth transfer independently to your hotel for a three night stay. Your time is at leisure here to explore the laid-back city of Perth. (BL)
Discover everything this sophisticated, cosmopolitan city has to offer with a myriad of bars, restaurants and cultural activities providing an appealing lifestyle for locals and lots to do for visitors.
Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Prices are per person based on twin share
Price based on 18 Nov 19 cruise departure.
On seclected dates cruise operates in reverse.
Similar reverse itinerary available in Apr 2021 disembarking in Athens.