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Indian Pacific Christmas 2020 - Celebrate the Festive Season with our community of over-60s (Sydney-Perth)

Enjoy a coast-to-coast adventure with new friends!

This December: Spend two nights in Sydney, relax on a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise, then cross the nation to Perth on a bucket list festive rail adventure... and cap it all off with 3 nights of 5-star luxury on the West Coast!

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WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Explore Sydney before departing on the Indian Pacific

Relax in 5-star luxury in a Sydney CBD hotel for 2 nights. Spend the days exploring the city and enjoy a dinner cruise on magical Sydney Harbour, when you will meet your fellow travellers.

Board the Indian Pacific and follow the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors, and legendary adventurers as you make an epic transcontinental crossing across Australia.

Enjoy three nights in Perth in a luxurious 5-star centrally located hotel. From here you can easily explore the city and surrounds or join a day tour.

Why not extend your stay in Sydney or Perth or book some tours to see more of these regions?

Inclusions

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Your holiday package includes:

  • Private transfer from Sydney airport to your hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Sydney
  • Breakfast daily in Sydney
  • Return coach transfers between your hotel and Sydney Harbour dinner cruise
  • Dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour to meet fellow Travel at 60 travellers
  • Coach transfer from your Sydney hotel to Sydney Central Railway Station to board the Indian Pacific
  • 4 day/3 night journey on the Indian Pacific in a Gold Class cabin (Sydney-Perth)
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines and beverages while travelling on the Indian Pacific
  • A regionally inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines while travelling on the Indian Pacific
  • Off train experiences while travelling on the Indian Pacific
  • Coach transfer from East Perth Railway Station to your hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation at a 5-star hotel in Perth
  • Breakfast daily in Perth
  • Private transfer from your Perth hotel to the airport

Accommodation

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Relax in 5-star luxury at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth - Classic Room

Enjoy a luxury hotel room in Sydney with a comfortable Classic Room with city views and one king bed or two king single beds. Appointed for comfort in warm, natural hues, sumptuous fabrics and all the modern conveniences you need at your fingertips. All classic rooms are equipped with Exclusive Sofitel My Bed bedding to provide the ultimate sleeping experience. Stay at Sydney's best luxury hotel room in Sydney.

The Indian Pacific - Gold Class cabin

Spend hours deep in conversation with a travelling partner or lose yourself in a lifetime of thoughts. And after a day of off-train activities, your cabin provides the perfect place to relax and recharge before heading for the lounge or dining carriage. With room to stretch out and all the comforts of home, Gold Service is the most popular level of service aboard The Indian Pacific. You’ll enjoy private cabin accommodation together with all-inclusive dining, beverages and a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions at key stops.

  • Gold Twin, a comfortable sleeper cabin featuring private en suite and upper and lower berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
  • Gold Single, a compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day and shared shower/toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage

Duxton Hotel, Perth - Deluxe Room

Located in the heart of Perth's CBD, The Duxton's Deluxe Rooms have a private ensuite bathroom and the majority have a full size bath and separate shower. Other room amenities include flat screen television, in house pay movies, Foxtel channels, coffee and tea making facilities, iron and ironing board, complimentary Wi-Fi and work desk with ergonomic chair.

Travel dates

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Only 1 Departure! 21 to 29 December 2020

  • Twin share - from $3239 per person
  • Solo Traveller in Single Cabin - from $3669 per person
  • Solo Traveller in Twin Cabin - from $5729 per person

We can book your flights and if you wish to extend your stay in either Sydney or Perth, your additional accommodation and sightseeing .

Call our friendly travel team on 1300 414 198 for details or to book your cabin.

Itinerary

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Monday 21 Dec 2020

On arrival at Sydney airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred by private vehicle to your Sydney home away from home - the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Tuesday 22 Dec 2020

Spend the day exploring Sydney or catch up on some last-minute Christmas shopping! Tonight you will meet your fellow Travel at 60 community members and celebrate the start of your unique Christmas experience. Transfers to dinner from your hotel are included. Start your Christmas celebrations early as you enjoy a 3-course dinner while cruising Sydney Harbour for 90 minutes, taking in the views of this magical harbour and city.

Wednesday 23 Dec 2020

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before being transferred to Central Station to start your incredible Christmas journey across Australia. The Indian Pacific departs Sydney at 1:25pm. Check in for your rail journey starts from 10:00am and closes at 12:00 noon.

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney, where you board the Indian Pacific. Prepare for a journey of contrasts - from lush vineyards to vast goldmines, majestic mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor, from cities of four million to ghost towns of four. As the train winds through the breathtaking Blue Mountains, explore the comforts of life onboard, get acquainted with your cabin and fellow travellers. After settling in, savour your first meal – a regionally-inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages. After dinner, join fellow guests for a late night drink or head back to your cabin for your first night onboard.

Thursday 24 Dec 2020

You arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill as the day begins, where you embark on a morning of Off-Train Excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town, where the streets are wide and there’s a pub on every corner.Lunch is served onboard as the Indian Pacific enters the southern tip of the spectacular and ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide this afternoon, you have the choice of a tour of the city, a visit to the world famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale wine regions (seasonal), or a trip to the beautiful Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

Friday 25 Dec 2020

Merry Christmas! You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. This evening, your sense of wonder will be ignited as you enjoy the tranquillity of dinner under the brilliant desert stars in the remote and beautiful Rawlinna (seasonal).

Saturday 26 Dec 2020

Breakfast is served as you glide through the mild skies and cool green vales of the Avon Valley on your way to Perth, arriving after an on-board lunch. On arrival in Perth at approx 3:00pm, you will be met and transferred to the Duxton Hotel, your home for the next few nights.

Sunday 27 Dec - Monday 28 Dec 2020

Spend time exploring Perth taking in Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens or head to Cottesloe Beach, one of Perth's most popular beaches. Maybe a Swan River cruise better suits your mood. Why not catch the ferry to Rottnest Island to take a selfie with a quokka? Other options include heading to Fremantle to explore its maritime history, Victorian architecture and convict buildings. For sports buffs, you could book a tour of the WACA or Optus Stadium.

Tuesday 29 Dec 2020

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to the airport in your private transfer for your flight home.

Please call our Aussie travel team on 1300 414 198 for suggestions or to book this unique Christmas getaway.

Questions

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INDIAN PACIFIC:

Luggage?

Guests should bring an overnight bag to their cabin containing everything needed for the journey. Each guest travelling are entitled to checked in luggage, however checked in luggage cannot be accessed during the journey. In Gold service guests are allowed 2 bags x 30kg and guests travelling in Platinum Service are allowed 3 bags x 30kg.

Can I take any pets or animals with me on-train?

No - the only animals permitted on GSR services are specially trained dogs for the vision and hearing impaired.

Can I take my walking frame/wheelchair/ scooter on board the train?

No - these items must be checked-in as stored luggage. A specially modified pushchair can be requested for use on train (with the assistance of a Carer or travelling companion) - PLEASE INFORM US AT TIME OF BOOKING.

Does the train carry power outlets for CPAC machines?

Cabins on the Indian Pacific have 240V power outlets installed which can be used for a CPAC machine. It is recommended that a surge arrestor/protector be used to protect the machine when it is plugged in case of a power surge.

Can I pre-book my Off-Train Excursions?

Off Train Excursions preferences can only be organised once on board the train and are not able to be pre-booked.

Do I need any cash or credit cards onboard?

As the rail journeys are all-inclusive you will not need to buy anything unless you choose to purchase an Off Train Excursion upgrade or souvenirs, which you can do onboard utilising our EFTPOS or credit card facilities.

Dress Code onboard the train?

Smart casual attire is suggested for guests travelling in Platinum Service and Gold Service. Warm clothes are recommended for evenings onboard the train, as the air-conditioning can be cool. It is recommended that guests pack a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes for off-train touring. Sensible shoes are advisable for walking between carriages. Long, sturdy pants may be required for some Off Train Excursions.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 booking conditions apply.

Please note a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required by 01 June 2020. Any bookings made after 31 May 2020 require the deposit to be paid within 7 days of booking. Final balance due no later than Friday 02 October 2020.