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South East Discovery Cruise, Rail & Touring Package (Sydney Roundtrip, Nov-Dec 2020)

Cruise to Adelaide, explore SA, and ride the Indian Pacific back home!

This Cruise, Rail and Touring package is jam packed with value! Cruise from Sydney to Adelaide, where you will have 4 nights to discover this great city, Barossa Valley, Hahndorf and Kangaroo Island! Then finish it off with a journey on the Indian Pacific back to Sydney.

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About this holiday

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Your cruise at a glance

Experience the sights of Sydney’s renowned harbour as you set sail from one of the most iconic cruise harbours in the world, bound for Adelaide. Along the way you will have the chance to spend the day in Melbourne, wandering the famed laneways, brimming with local artwork, eclectic boutiques and sumptuous local eateries before arriving in Adelaide, famous for its spectacular wineries and incredible local produce.

While in Adelaide visit the beautiful Barossa Valley with its history and German Heritage. Plus the Adelaide Hills with its charming villages and free time to explore the historic town of Hahndorf. Plus we have also included a full day tour to Kangaroo Island! You will have the chance to visit the amazing Seal Bay and explore the Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.

Finally to top off this great itinerary, travel back to Sydney aboard the Indian Pacific. There’s no better way to experience the spectacular interior landscape of Australia than by the romance of rail. 


  • 4 night cruise onboard Vasco da Gama
  • Transfer from Adelaide Port to Adelaide hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Adelaide with Breakfast daily
  • Grand Barossa and Hahndorf day tour with lunch
  • Kangaroo Island full day tour with lunch
  • Transfer Adelaide hotel to the Railway Station
  • Gold Twin cabin onboard the Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney

All this is included in the cruise fare:

  • Delicious full board cuisine.
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks.
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more).
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm).
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes.
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities.
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (on selected sailings).
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin.
  • Port Taxes.

All this is included in the rail fare:

  • 2 days/1 night aboard the Indian Pacific
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Off train experiences in Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains


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Ocean View Cabin onboard Vasco da Gama

Indian Pacific
The moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. The most popular choice of accommodation, Gold Service Twin Cabins have everything you need to feel right at home for the amazing experience that lies ahead.

Vasco da Gama
Combining beautiful, contemporary decor with a more traditional cruise style, Vasco da Gama is small to mid-size carrying up to 1200 passengers, by comparison with the new mega-ships which will carry up to 6000 passengers.

Travel dates


Depart Sydney 30 November 2020 and return to Sydney 09 December 2020

Twin Share prices:

  • Standard Inside Cabin from $2,345 pp twin share
  • Plus Inside Cabin from $2,360 pp twin share
  • Standard Twin Obstructed Ocean View from $2,487 pp twin share
  • Standard Twin Ocean View from $2,555 pp twin share
  • Superior Balcony from $2,945 pp twin share
  • De Luxe Suite from $3,575 pp twin share

Sole use prices:

  • Premium Single Inner from $2,912 pp
  • Standard Plus Single Ocean View from $3,284 pp
  • Premium Single Ocean View from $3,432 pp
  • Superior Plus Single Balcony from $3,642 pp

*Prices are subject to availability at the time of booking and based on advance purchase rail fares.


  • 30/11/20 - Embark the ship in Sydney and set sail from 5:00pm.
  • 01/12/20 - At Sea
  • 02/12/20 - Today the ship will dock in Melbourne, from 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • 03/12/20 - At Sea
  • 04/12/20 - This morning the ship will dock in Adelaide at 8:00am. Upon disembarkation you will be met and transferred to your Adelaide city hotel. The rets of the days is yours at leisure.
  • 05/12/20 - This morning make you way to the designated meeting point for your Grand Barossa and Hahndorf day tour. Visit the beautiful Barossa Valley with its history and German Heritage. In the afternoon you will visit the Adelaide Hills with its charming villages and free time to explore the historic town of Hahndorf. In this tour visit the magnificent Seppeltsfield Estate for wine tasting and a chance to purchase wine. Also stop in at Wolf Blass for a guided tour and the opportunity to learn the art of winemaking. Next is Penfolds for a preview and tasting with a delicious lunch. On your way back to Adelaide, stop in Hahndorf for some free time and a chance to purchase afternoon tea.
  • 06/12/20 - Enjoy a relaxing day exploring Adelaide at your own pace.
  • 07/12/20 - This morning will be an early start as you head off to Kangaroo Island for the day. Kangaroo Island is a beautiful place to visit, after your cruise from the amazing Cape Jervis you will see the rugged beauty and abundance of wildlife. Pass through the charming Fleurieu Peninsula on your way to Cape Jervis then board the cruise. Once you arrive at Kangaroo Island, visit the amazing Seal Bay and walk among the wild seals and enjoy an Aussie style lunch in a charming country setting. After lunch visit the Flinders Chase National Park, Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. For the end of the tour cruise back to Cape Jervis and then journey by coach back to Adelaide.
  • 08/12/20 - This morning you will be transferred to the Adelaide railway station where you will board the Indian Pacific. A mid-morning departure from the Adelaide Parklands Terminal platform and you soon find yourself gazing at the remarkable rock formations of the Flinders Ranges. The rocky scenery gives way to outback scrub as you make your way to Broken Hill in the early evening. With its harsh arid landscape – often featured in cinema for its unforgiving, lunar-like appearance – Broken Hill offers a range of fascinating Off Train Excursions that highlight and celebrate how industrious locals have adapted to their incredible outback home.
  • 09/12/20 - Awake to the splendour of the Blue Mountains. Disembark the train and marvel at the expansive views and natural surrounds. Take a walk through the eucalypt forests or take the cable car for a bird’s-eye view of this World Heritage listed landscape before completing your journey on our dedicated NSW rail service (hosted by our staff) into Sydney Central Station. Alternatively, stay on board to travel directly to Sydney.


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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

Package price is based in advance purchase rail fares and sale cruise fares. Therefore all prices listed are subject to change and based on availability at the time of booking. Should the advance purchase rail fare or cruise sale fare no longer be valid your travel consultant will reprice the package which may result in a higher cost.Prices correct as at

Full payment for the rail portion & Adelaide land package plus a deposit for the cruise will be required at the time of booking.