Melbourne Flower Show & Great Ocean Road – Rail to the Roses

5 days | Departs 21 Mar 2024
Experience a getaway packed with spectacular highlights & treats you will enjoy! Highlighting the amazing 2024 Melbourne Flower Show. Sightseeing the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Touring Melbourne City Sights including a Yarra River Cruise and a visit to the spectacular Eureka Tower with views all over Melbourne. Stay at Rydges over Corio Bay – Excellent meals included.

Meals included
5 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
from only


per person twin share*

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided touring with onboard commentary
  • Quality accommodation throughout your holiday
  • 5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) & 4 dinners (D)

Tour Highlights

  • Return train travel on the Overland from Adelaide to Geelong
  • Visit the spectacular 2024 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
  • Yarra River Cruise
  • Visit Eureka Tower Sky Deck
  • Tour along Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road
  • Visit the iconic seaside town of Apollo Bay
  • An opportunity to purchase an ice-cream from the Great Ocean Road Chocolatery & Ice Creamery

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 1 / Thursday 21 March: Adelaide to Geelong by Train (BD)
Today passengers on the tour will be transferred from home to the Parklands Railway Station to board the Overland Train to Geelong. On arrival at the station passengers will receive a breakfast hamper to enjoy. The train departs at 6:55 am travel Red Class with comfortable spacious seats. Meals, snacks, and beverages are available for purchase on board the train. The train travel through the picturesque Adelaide Hills through Country South Australia and Victoria to North Shore Geelong, arriving at 5.25 pm. On arrival passengers will be transferred to Rydges Hotel for check in for your holiday stay. Dinner tonight served in the Hotel Restaurant.
4 nights: Rydges Geelong
Day 2 / Friday 22 March: Melbourne International Flower Show (B)
After a relaxing breakfast we tour into Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building set in the Carlton Gardens. The show will feature the best landscape and flora talent from around the world. Be inspired with the breathtaking floral display and spectacular gardens. We return for Geelong at approximately 5:00 pm. Passengers wishing to return to Geelong later by Rail are able to do so by arrangement with your guide.
Day 3 / Saturday 23 March: Great Ocean Road Touring – Apollo Bay to Geelong via Wye River & Lorne (BLD)
Today enjoy a leisurely tour along perhaps one of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Great Ocean Road from Geelong to Apollo Bay! We depart Geelong after breakfast and begin our tour. The drive takes us to one of Australia’s most famous surfing towns Bells Beach. We continue to Anglesea and the popular towns along the coast including Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Wye River, Skenes Creek to the beautiful township and Holiday Resort Apollo Bay. We enjoy a relaxing lunch with views at Apollo Bay and later on our return we visit Bellbrae Ice Creamery where you can purchase a delicious ice-cream treat before returning to Geelong. Hotel Restaurant Dinner.
Day 4 / Sunday 24 March: Magic in Melbourne Day (BD)
Today we travel into Melbourne to enjoy a day with a variety of activities. Included in the schedule there will be time allowed for browsing the Bourke Street Mall shopping area, Yarra River Cruise, and a visit to the amazing Eureka Tower Sky Deck for incredible views over Melbourne and a visit to the bustling Victoria Markets. Something to suite everybody is our mantra for today! We return to Geelong for our overnight.
**AFL Football Supporters Please Note: Port Power V Richmond match at the MCG to commence at 4:00 pm today. Passengers who intend to attend the match will be dropped off at the MCG prior to the start.
Day 5 / Monday 25 March: Geelong to Adelaide by Train (B)
This morning after breakfast we transfer to the North Shore Railway Station to board the Overland Train back to Adelaide. The journey takes you through Ararat, Stawell, Horsham, and Murray Bridge. During the train trip passengers can purchase snacks, meals, and beverages from the café 828. The Overland pulls into the Parklands Station Adelaide at 6:00 pm. On arrival passengers will be met and transferred home.
Interstate Connections
Prices for interstate travellers include a night's accommodation at the Grosvenor Hotel or similar in Adelaide's city centre before & after your tour with time to explore the city at your leisure as well as return airport transfers. The departure date from your city will be a day earlier than the tour departure dates listed below.

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