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8 days | Departs 25 Oct 2019 –
Travel across from Adelaide to Melbourne on the Overland train, enjoy a 2 night stay in Melbourne’s city centre, then sail back to Adelaide aboard the Golden Princess.
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Fly from your homeport to the city of Adelaide, South Australia on the day before your tour begins. A transfer will take you to your hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of your day is at leisure for you to explore the city.
There’s plenty to see and do in Adelaide – why not take a tour of the famous Adelaide Oval, a stroll down Rundle Mall or take a short tram ride to the seaside suburb of Glenelg. If you are arriving in Adelaide in the morning, you may also wish to take a half day tour to the McLaren Vale wine region or to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Tonight, we recommend dining at one of the many restaurants in the city or in the seaside suburb of Glenelg.
❱ Hotel stay: Mercure Grosvenor Hotel or similar (1 night)
Your journey begins with a trip aboard the Overland train, an ideal way to travel across from Adelaide to Melbourne. Enjoy a relaxing, comfortable journey, taking in a diverse range of landscapes from rugged mallee scrubland, to fields of green and gold.
Travel in the spacious Red Premium Seating onboard which features more leg room, in-seat dining and a trolley service. Enjoy all-inclusive breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, coffee, soft drinks and juice. There’s no better way to make the day-long journey more enjoyable than with the Red Premium Service.
Arrive in Melbourne in the evening and make your way to your hotel.
❱ Hotel stay: Quality Hotel Batmans or similar (2 nights)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Melbourne. There’s plenty to see & do in the city – take a stroll along the Yarra River to the popular Southbank precinct or go shopping in Bourke Street.
Alternatively, you may wish to join a day tour to the surrounding regions including the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Dandenongs & Yarra Valley. Ask us for more details (extra cost applies).
This afternoon, make your way to Port Melbourne to board the Golden Princess. Enjoy some time at leisure aboard the ship before indulging in a welcome dinner onboard.
This small island off the coast of Victoria is Australia’s most popular destination after Ayers Rock. The reason? The island is home to the Fairy Penguin, the smallest of the 17 species of penguin. Your ship makes a special call at Phillip Island to afford passengers the opportunity to view these charming creatures in their native habitat.
Enjoy a full day at sea to take advantage of the many activities available onboard the Golden Princess.
Port Lincoln, the “Seafood Capital of Australia” With its population of 14,500 Port Lincoln is a major commercial centre for the Eyre Peninsula and a popular destination for visitors. Not only a beautiful township overlooking Boston Bay, Port Lincoln makes an ideal base from where to explore the coast and experience Eyre Peninsula first hand. The shopping is extensive, offering everything from supermarkets and department stores to a myriad of specialty stores. Galleries and quality art and craft outlets with local products and souvenirs will add to your holiday experience.
Make you holiday memorable by participating in one of our exciting tours and attractions on offer in and around Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula. For the adventurous, go Shark Cage Diving or Swim with the Australian Sea Lions. Or just stay on land and visit our local wildlife Fauna Park.
Kangaroo Island boasts the kind of beauty that will stop you in your tracks. Over half the island is covered with “old-growth” bush land supporting huge populations of kangaroo, koala, goana, wallaby and other native Australian animals. Blessed by vast, open spaces and loads of sun, the “Islanders” raise sheep, create and cellar wines, produce sheep’s milk cheese, distill eucalyptus oil, and harvest the honey of the treasured Ligurian Bee. And there is a thriving art community producing internationally-renowned artwork, woolen items, and crafts. The quintessential seaside town of Penneshaw, where cruise ships dock and ferries come and go, is your gateway to it all.
Sadly, today marks the end of your Rail & Sail Holiday. Disembark your cruise at Adelaide’s Outer Harbor Passenger Terminal after breakfast.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Adelaide at the end of your tour for your overnight stay.
The next day, enjoy a full day at leisure to explore Adelaide and South Australia. Ask us about optional tours that are available today including day tours to the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills or the McLaren Vale wine region. Alternatively, you may wish to take a stroll down Rundle Mall or visit the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanic Gardens. Later today, a chauffeured car will take you from your hotel to Adelaide Airport in time for your flight back to your homeport.
Adelaide, Brisbane (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Hobart (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Melbourne (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Perth (includes pre & post tour arrangements), Sydney (includes pre & post tour arrangements)
25 Oct 2019
Interior Cabin – Category IF, Oceanview Cabin – Category OF, Balcony Cabin – Category BF
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