Ghan Escorted Rail Tour - 7 Days - SA & NT
Whether you are travelling in a group or individually our fully escorted tour packages are an easy and convenient way to experience The Ghan. We arrange all the hotels, transfers and touring for you. We can even book your flights! As our groups are kept to 30 passengers or less, you will enjoy travelling with a small intimate group with a dedicated escort to take care of all your arrangements. The Ghan has been traversing the heart of Australia for more than 80 years. Now it’s your turn to explore Australia’s vast and remote ‘Red Centre’ and the tropical splendour of the Top End with our Fully Escorted rail tours departing from Adelaide. Travelling in Gold Service on The Ghan is the stylish way to see Central Australia, with your choice of either a Twin Cabin or Single Cabin and provides an all-inclusive service. Enjoy a night in Adelaide before commencing the train journey where you will experience a selection of fascinating off train excursions at iconic Outback destinations, Alice Springs and Katherine. You will then enjoy three nights in Darwin with a sunset dinner cruise, Darwin City Sights and Litchfield National Park.
• 1 nights’ accommodation at Pullman Adelaide including breakfast
• 2 course welcome dinner at hotel (Adelaide)
• 2 nights’ Gold Service on The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin –
all inclusive meals & drinks
• Standard off train excursion tours while on The Ghan
• 3 Nights’ accommodation at Rydges Darwin Central including breakfast daily
• Half Day Darwin City Sights Tour
• Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
• Full Day Litchfield Waterfalls Tour
• Food & beverages as specified in your itinerary - Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
Room Configuration: Twin or single share
23 May 2020, 20 June 2020, 25 July 2020, 22 August 2020, 12 September 2020
31 Mar 20,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: Saturday
Upon arrival at Adelaide Airport transfer by private vehicle to your accommodation for the evening. Enjoy a 2 course welcome dinner with the tour leader and fellow travellers at the hotel this evening.
Overnight: Pullman Adelaide
Day 2: Sunday
ADELAIDE-THE GHAN (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to the Adelaide Parklands Terminal. It’s all aboard as The Legendary Ghan departs for Alice Springs at 12:15pm. After boarding, your first day on The Ghan begins with a light lunch in the Restaurant Car as you travel north towards Spencer Gulf and Port Augusta. Settle into your Gold Service sleeper cabin and perhaps enjoy a drink with new found friends in the Outback Explorer Lounge.
Overnight: The Ghan
Day 3: Monday
THE GHAN – ALICE SPRINGS (B, D)
Set foot in the remote reaches of northern South Australia to witness an unforgettable Outback sunrise as part of The Ghan’s dawn short stop at Marla. After brunch on board, The Ghan arrives in Alice Springs. You have time to look around the town or enjoy an off train excursion tour (reservations may be made on-board the train). Re-board the train and enjoy the desert scenery as you continue your journey north.
Overnight: The Ghan
Day 4: Tuesday
THE GHAN – KATHERINE & DARWIN (B,L)
In the morning, stopover in Katherine and choose from several off train excursion tours, including a boat cruise on the famous Katherine Gorge or a coach tour of the town and surrounds. At 1.00 pm re-board The Ghan for your journey north through the lush, Top End countryside before arriving in Darwin at 5:30pm. You will be transferred by coach to your accommodation for the next three nights. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central
Day 5: Wednesday
DARWIN – HALF DAY CITY SIGHTS & SUNSET CRUISE (B,D)
After breakfast, depart the hotel for a city sights tour by private coach – the perfect introduction to Darwin. See the Chinese Temple and the lush Botanical Gardens. Tour the historic sites of the city including East Point Military Precinct, the Stokes Hill Wharf area and the Mooring Basin. There is also time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory before returning to the hotel by 12:30pm. Own arrangements for lunch and some free time to relax and explore for the afternoon. This evening transfer to Stokes Hill Wharf, for your sunset harbour cruise. The Dinner Cruise aboard the “Charles Darwin” is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin Sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory Style Buffet with Australian Seafood and Local produce all in air-conditioned comfort.
Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central
Day 6: Thursday
DARWIN – FULL DAY LITCHFIELD TOUR (B,L)
After breakfast, you will set off to spend the full day exploring Litchfield National Park’s spectacular waterfalls and cascades. See the amazing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds. Once back in Darwin, you can either choose to get dropped off at Mindil Beach Markets or relax back at the hotel. Mindil Beach Markets are renowned for awesome sunsets over the sea and are home to over 200 local stalls offering delicious food, specialty arts and crafts. Make your own way back to the hotel from the markets, only a 7-10 minute Taxi ride.Overnight: Rydges Darwin Central
Day 7: Friday
DARWIN DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to Darwin Airport. If you plan to extend your stay in the Northern Territory, we suggest a day tour to Kakadu National Park
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 4 March 2020 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Weekend and peak surcharges apply, rates vary. Price based on 20 June 2020 departure. The contents of Off Train Excursions are subject to change without notice. All arrangements are subject to cancellation or modification due to inclement weather, late running of train or other unforeseen circumstances. Great Southern Rail does not own, operate or control Off Train Excursions. To the extent permitted by law, Great Southern Rail is not responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, delay or irregularity whatsoever or expenses incurred resulting from a third party supplier’s acts or omissions. The travel services provided by these suppliers are subject to the conditions imposed by the suppliers and their liability may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, and agreements. All Inclusive fares include: Private sleeper cabin, all meals and standard beverages on train and standard Off Train Excursions are included in the package fare. Information required at time of booking - full name; including title, initial & surname as per ID, any information relating to Dietary/Mobility/Medical requirements and mobile contact number. A moderate level of fitness is required to participate in this tour, a Health Fitness Form must be completed prior to deposit payment being made. 20% deposit required within 7 days after reservations. Final payment is due 155 days prior to travel. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Sunlover Holidays and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.