SYDNEY, INDIAN PACIFIC & FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK

23 NIGHTS SYDNEY, INDIAN PACIFIC & FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK

Embark upon an epic Australian and New Zealand adventure, experiencing the iconic Indian Pacific railway from Sydney to Perth, one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Unwind with a three night stay in iconic Sydney taking in the dazzling panoramic views before setting sail on board Majestic Princess round New Zealand and the wondrous Fiordland National Park. After your cruise embark upon an Indian Pacific railway adventure through the Blue Mountains and Nullabor Plain to Perth. This truly is an unforgettable cruise and rail holiday packed with eye-opening, life-changing experiences.

PRICES INCLUDE

  • Return flights
  • 4 nights at a 4* Hotel in Sydney
  • 13 night cruise on board Majestic Princess
  • 3 night Indian Pacific Rail Journey from Sydney to Perth in a Gold service Twin Cabin inclusive of meals, beverages and Off Train
  • Experiences in Broken Hill, Adelaide and Rawlinna
  • 3 nights at a 4* Hotel in Perth
  • Transfers, touring & meals as specified (B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner)
  • Choice of 8 restaurants and 10 bars/cafés
  • 4 pools and 8 hot tubs
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Princess Theatre, Grand Casino and Skywalkers nightclub

PORTS OF CALL

Sydney, Australia - Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (scenic cruising) - Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand - Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Tauranga, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand - Bay of Islands, New Zealand - Sydney, Australia

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

Interior from £4659
Balcony from £5199
Mini Suite from £5559
Departs:
Nov 19 - Jan 20;
Sep 20 - Feb 21.

Price based on 08 Jan 20 cruise departure.
Cruise itinerary may vary dependent upon departure date.

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