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10 days From £3,975 per person
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2024 Tour code: GHI24

About the tour

Take the journey of a lifetime as you travel aboard The Ghan and experience the golden age of travel onboard this luxurious train whilst traversing the expanse of Australia, spanning from its southernmost tip to its northern reaches. This incredible adventure takes you through the 'red centre' of Australia, from Adalaide to Darwin, allowing you to indulge in majestic sunsets and sunrises over a remote and fascinating landscape. Get up and close and personal with crocodiles and koalas and explore the cities of this region through their food and wine.

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Unforgettable Experiences

Adelaide
Adelaide
Explore the city of Adelaide.
The Ghan
The Ghan
Journey in style aboard The Ghan sleeper train.
Nitmiluk Gorge
Nitmiluk Gorge
Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge and see indigenous rock art.
Darwin
Darwin
Discover the waterfront city of Darwin.

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Outbound Travel

Days 1 & 2 - UK to Adelaide

Your adventure begins today when you take your flight from London to Adelaide.

Arrival in Adelaide

Day 3 – Arrive Adelaide

Arrival in Adelaide

You'll arrive in Adelaide today, where you'll be transferred to your hotel. The capital of South Australia welcomes you with sandy beaches, hills for hiking, and chic city restaurants and bars. The city's National Park City status tells you all you need to know about the character of Adelaide. Like London, it's a city blooming with green spaces, meaning you never have to walk far from the busy city streets to find a park or garden for some quiet down time. Choose from our 4* and 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Adelaide

Day 4 – Exploring Adelaide

Adelaide

Enjoy a free day in Adelaide today, getting to know the city better. Spend some time shopping in the city and visit some of Adelaide's fine restaurants and hip bars. Or get away from the big city atmosphere and head to the Botanic Gardens. You can take a tram to the beach for a few hours lazing on the sands or having a go at some water sports.

Or, hire a bike and zip around the city and it's outskirts looking for inspiring stops and interesting views. You can take it easy and stroll around the streets, stopping for a coffee and watching local life go by. Alternatively, choose one of optional excursions, available at a supplement.

The Ghan

Day 5 – The Ghan

The Ghan

Today you'll embark on a special journey as part of your incredible tour, when you board The Ghan train from Adelaide to Darwin. Simple and elegant in design, The Ghan gives you a sense of the golden age of travel as soon as you step aboard. Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge gives you a place to get to know your fellow travellers over a drink and to relax while you watch the landscapes roll by. A two-course lunch and a three-course dinner is served in the dining car, accompanied by region fine wines.

Your gold twin cabin provides a quiet oasis of calm for you to sit in by day, watching the scenery go by, and sleep in by night when your sofa converts into twin beds. You can also choose the gold single cabin for total relaxation and solo time to enjoy the scenery in complete peace. The gold premium option also gives you access to the Gold Premium Lounge and Gold Premium Dining Carriage. Or, choose the platinum cabin for a touch of luxury. These spacious and sophisticated cabins feature double beds, which convert into soft seating by day so you can enjoy the views from your window in style.

As you settle into your cabin you'll travel through the 'red centre' to the tropical north of Australia, the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia drifting by your window. Meet your fellow passengers in the lounge car and enjoy a drink while some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness falls across the rugged outback, enjoy a regionally inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines.

The Red Centre

Day 6 – The Ghan in the “Red Centre”

The Red Centre

Relax with a freshly brewed coffee or tea early this morning, as your day begins at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. Here, you'll enjoy a unique experience, as you watch the sunrise over the desert. As you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs, 'capital of the outback', you'll enjoy brunch onboard. Alice is 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, and a Red Centre Outpost. Its beauty lies in its remoteness, and you'll find the environment singular while providing a rich history and interesting landscapes. Enjoy a lavish dinner in the dining car onboard, and hang out with new friends in the lounge car while you chat about the day's adventures. Then, get cosy in your cabin for your second night onboard.

To Darwin

Day 7 – The Ghan, north to Darwin

To Darwin

Your day begins today in the tropical north, where the wild landscapes of Katherine greet you over breakfast. When you arrive, you'll cruise the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge, and learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings. You'll delve into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, before heading back onboard for your sumptuous dinner. You'll arrive in Darwin this evening, where it's time to disembark and say goodbye to the majestic Ghan. On arrival in Darwin you'll be transferred to your hotel. Choose from our 4* and 5* hotels, on a B&B basis.

Darwin

Day 8 – Exploring Darwin

Darwin

Enjoy a free day in Darwin today and dive into this vibrant seaside city. The capital of the northern territory, Darwin is well known for its Asian food scene and getting out and sampling some of the city's best restaurants and food markets is a must while you're here. Although it's not safe to swim in the sea here because of the crocs and jellyfish, the beaches are lovely for relaxing and you can swim in the city lagoon. Or, choose one of our optional excursions to dig a little deeper into Darwin.

Inbound Travel

Days 9 & 10 - Darwin to the UK

Your incredible adventure comes to its end today when you're transferred from your hotel to the airport for your overnight flight back to London.

Today you arrive back in the UK, full of unforgettable inspiring memories that will last you a lifetime.

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