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Across Australia by Train

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Price per person
from £4,525

Price based on
London Heathrow
4th Mar 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book before 31 October and secure your 2019 Long Haul holiday for just £99pp. 

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  • 17 days

  • Australia and New Zealand

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

From Sydney, Australia's largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia's capital city, this tour through Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. You'll spend three nights each in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the Indian Pacific train travelling across Australia.

A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world's few truly transcontinental trains. On the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia's remote region. Enjoy dinner under the stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres—a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia holiday is unique.

Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and New Zealand fur seals in one of the world's last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city's famous lanes and arcades—another unique experience Globus includes—and cruise on Sydney Harbour.

This Australia tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’re sure to create.

At a glance

Sydney Welcome dinner at a waterfront restaurant; sightseeing; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruise

Melbourne  Walking tour of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades; sightseeing, including Fitzroy Gardens

Adelaide Sightseeing; tasting at Haigh’s Chocolates; visit to Cleland Wildlife Park; dinner at the National Wine Center

Kangaroo Island Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals Arch

Adelaide - Perth Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific Train; dinner under stars at Rawlinna

Perth City sightseeing including visit to Fremantle; farewell dinner

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Fiji extension

  • 4 days: Great Barrier Reef extension

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

From Sydney, Australia's largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia's capital city, this tour through Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. You'll spend three nights each in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the Indian Pacific train travelling across Australia.

A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world's few truly transcontinental trains. On the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia's remote region. Enjoy dinner under the stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres—a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia holiday is unique.

Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and New Zealand fur seals in one of the world's last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city's famous lanes and arcades—another unique experience Globus includes—and cruise on Sydney Harbour.

This Australia tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’re sure to create.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Depart UK

Days
1 - 2

Sydney, Australia

Day
3

On arrival, you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening’s welcome briefing and special dinner is at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Sydney

Day
4

SYDNEY. Enjoy sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. First stop, a guided tour of the interior and theatres of the world-famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the City’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbour. Visit one of Sydney’s famous beaches, BONDI BEACH, where there is time for lunch, souvenir shopping, or a stroll on the white sands. Return to Sydney Harbour and enjoy a CRUISE to see the sites and skyline of this incredible city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney

Day
5

A full free day to explore Sydney. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views, spend the day in the Hunter Valley sampling some of Australia’s best wines, or take the ferry to nearby Manly Beach for a day of sun and fun.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sydney - Melbourne

Day
6

Fly to Melbourne, where you’ll explore the city’s famous lanes and arcades on a WALKING TOUR. See trendy boutiques and cafés, unique street art, and architecture while hearing historic tales of Melbourne along the way. Evening is at leisure in this cosmopolitan city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne

Day
7

This morning, sightseeing includes the city’s landmarks of Parliament House, beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, Queen Victoria Market, and more. The remainder of the day is free to explore more on your own. You may wish to travel to Phillip Island Nature Park to see the nightly Penguin Parade, where you can experience the magic of the little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne

Day
8

More time for independent exploration today. Your Tour Director suggests shopping at Melbourne Central, a trip to the top of the Eureka Sky Deck for 360-degree views of the city below or an excursion to explore the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the “Twelve Apostles.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Melbourne - Adelaide

Day
9

This morning, fly to Adelaide, known for its mild Mediterranean climate. A city tour includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, and the city’s Central Market—a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. Next, enjoy a tasting at HAIGH’S CHOCOLATES, an Adelaide chocolate-maker since 1915. With the remainder of the day at leisure, you may wish to explore the Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll the streets of the beachside neighborhood of Glenelg, or enjoy Adelaide’s vibrant restaurant scene.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Adelaide. Excursion to Kangaroo Island.

Day
10

Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by coach and ferry to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK. Visit FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK to see REMARKABLE ROCKS, large granite boulders formed over 500 million years of rain, wind, and pounding waves. Also, visit ADMIRAL ARCH to see a colony of New Zealand fur seals playing in the waves below. Keep your camera ready and eyes open to spot Australia’s native animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas that call the island home. Return to Adelaide late this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Adelaide. Board Indian Pacific Train

Day
11

Visit CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK, where you can wander among some of Australia’s famous animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidna, and various water birds. There is also the chance to see dingoes, wombats, koalas, and the infamous Tasmanian devil. Dinner is served at the NATIONAL WINE CENTRE before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world, the INDIAN PACIFIC.

NOTE: Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Indian Pacific Train

Day
12

Awaken to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Relax onboard today as you marvel at the ever-changing landscape passing by your window. A special DINNER UNDER THE STARS awaits you at Rawlinna, the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a sheep station of 2.5 million acres. 

NOTE: Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Off train activities are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Indian Pacific Train - Perth

Day
13

Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of Australia. Onboard you may wish to relax in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travellers, snap a few shots from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of Australian wine. Glide through the Avon Hills before arriving in Perth mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Perth. Excursion to Fremantle

Day
14

This morning, explore Perth on a sightseeing tour. Learn more about this isolated capital city of Western Australia and see some of the city’s famous sites such as Kings Park Botanic Gardens, the iconic Swan Bell Tower, and the Perth Mint. Next, it’s on to the historic port of Fremantle with its marinas, charming heritage buildings, and many shops and restaurants. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for shopping, dining, and additional sightseeing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Perth

Day
15

A full day to explore Perth. You may wish to visit one of Perth’s many beaches, see the extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, or enjoy an optional trip to Rottnest Island, home to over 60 beaches, historic buildings, and the friendly quokka—a marsupial only found in Western Australia. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your trip across Australia!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Perth - UK

Day
16

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
17

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Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Arrive in Nadi, Fiji

Step off the plane and into this tropical paradise. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific. After arrival, enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the island. Visit the GARDEN OF THE SLEEPING GIANT to see the private collection of stunning tropical orchids and VISEISEI VILLAGE, where the Fijian people first landed centuries ago. Then, stop at the VUDA LOOKOUT, NAMAKA MARKET, and SRI SIVA SUBRAMANIYA HINDU TEMPLE. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

 Note: Included sightseeing is not avaliable on sundays. If your included sightseeing is scheduled to take place on a sunday, it will operate on a Monday instead. Your Nadi Local Host will have full details upon arrival. 

Nadi

Two full days to explore all the island has to offer. Enjoy beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees, and friendly locals. You may choose to rent a bike to see more of the island, snorkel in the crystal-blue waters, relax at one of the island’s spas, shop for a favourite souvenir, or just relax on the beach. In the evening, why not enjoy a tropical sunset and a cool drink?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Nadi - Sydney, Australia

Fly to Sydney. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening join your travel group for a 6pm welcome briefing and dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Cairns, Australia

Welcome to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”

Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, watch a fish feeding, or enjoy a marine touch tank.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cairns

A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cairns - Sydney

Fly to Sydney and join Day 1 of your Tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

Train: The Indian Pacific is a journey across Australia’s unique landscapes. It travels across the plains of the Nullarbor, the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, and offers a glimpse into the remote and amazing beautiful region of the country. Experience this fascinating train journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate dining car, and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge—the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular Australian scenery. Twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower. Single cabins feature a single berth and washbasin with shared toilet and shower facilities.

 

2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Sydney - The Grace Hotel

Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel offers a warm and personal service and exudes a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today. Relax and keep fit at the rooftop recreation centre with gym, heated indoor lap pool, sauna and steam room. If you are in the mood to indulge, treat your taste buds at the relaxed and intimate ambience of Grace Brasserie. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel to catch up with work or connect with your loved ones.

  • Location

    77 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Melbourne - Novotel Melbourne on Collins

Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.

  • Location

    270 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Adelaide - Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.

  • Location

    55 Frome St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Indian Pacific Train - Adelaide to Perth

The Indian Pacific train takes you across Australia and is considered one of the world's longest and greatest train journeys. Experience this fascinating train journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate restaurant car, and access to the gold Lounge, the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular Australian Landscape.

  • Location

    Adelaide, SA Australia

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge

Perth - Novotel Perth Langley

Novotel Perth Langley is located in Perth's city centre within easy walking distance of shopping malls, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and wine bar, a traditional Irish pub, 24-hour room service, a spa, sun deck, and fitness facilities.

  • Location

    221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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