Legendary Australian Rail Journeys - The Ghan

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Legendary Australian Rail Journeys - The Ghan

Multiple departures in 2021 & 2022 EPIC!

An incredible transcontinental rail journey between Adelaide and Darwin traversing Australia’s rich, rugged and remarkable Outback aboard the historic and iconic – The Ghan.

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, this North – South crossing covers 2979 kilometres and provides unparalleled comfort and access to spectacular and diverse landscapes from the pastoral hues of the South Australian plains, remote and breathtaking parts of Australia’s Red Centre and to the tropical greens of Katherine and Darwin.

In 2019, The Ghan marked 90 years of outback adventure, its legend stemming from the 1930s when the first Afghan cameleers arrived in Australia. The train was then dubbed ‘The Afghan Express’, later shortened to ‘The Ghan’. This train trip offers sumptuous dining, elegant private cabins, attentive service, and the camaraderie of fellow travellers. When the train stops, the adventures begin. Choose from a huge range of included off-train experiences to create your own rich and rewarding personal journey.

Embark on this incredible outback adventure following in the footsteps of those pioneering cameleers that dared to venture beyond the city limits and forge a trail and track into the Red Centre of Australia more than 150 years ago, thereby enabling us today to encounter the beauty, culture and wildlife of our great land.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 3 days / 2 nights aboard The Ghan travelling from Adelaide to Darwin or vice versa in a Platinum or Gold Cabin
  • All-inclusive meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • A regionally-inspired menu paired with a selection of local wines
  • Immersive off train experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine
  • Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about Katherine’s ancient Indigenous rock paintings, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station

 

Cabin Description & Inclusions


from $4,079* pp twin

PLATINUM SERVICE CABINS ENJOY THE EXTRA ROOM. Platinum guests enjoy premium extras like a full-size en suite, expansive window views from both sides of the train, and exclusive use of the Platinum Club carriage. Add to that the French champagne, Haigh’s chocolates, a nightcap at turndown and more. By day, your cabin is configured as a private lounge with deluxe seating, a table and two ottomans. By night, the lounges convert into a comfortable bedroom with either, double or twin beds. It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the amazing views sweeping past your panoramic windows. Or for a more social experience, head to the beautifully appointed Platinum Club, exclusive to Platinum guests. With a deluxe bar, lounge and fully flexible dining area, the Platinum Club sets the scene for relaxed daytime conversation or dinner with friends.

 
PLATINUM SERVICE INCLUDES
All-inclusive dining, beverages
Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences
Spacious Double or Twin cabin
Cabins are set up lounge-style with a moveable table and two ottomans. By night, lounges are converted to double or twin beds and are equipped with:
En suite equipped with separate shower
Vanity with cupboard space,
Toilet and exclusive bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary.
Power outlets and in-cabin safe
In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary
Panoramic windows offering views from both sides of the train
Access to the exclusive Platinum Club for dining and socialising Freshly prepared continental breakfasts served upon request in-cabin Refreshments served in-cabin
Transfers at the start and end of your journey available for guests within 60 km of the terminal
90 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (3 x 30 kg each)
from $2,475* pp twin
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GOLD SERVICE TWIN CABIN From the moment you step into your cabin, you’ll be immersed into a world of romance that epitomises rail travel. This is your private oasis, and a comfortable overnight room to recline and let the rhythm of the tracks sway you to sleep ahead of your next day of adventure. Your stylish cabin cleverly accommodates your belongings with a series of compartments and shelving options incorporated into the compact design. During the day, relax on the three-seater lounge that converts to your upper and lower sleeping berths at night.  Gold Service Twin cabins have a compact en suite with toilet, wash basin and shower giving you all the comfort, privacy and amenities you require.
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GOLD SERVICE TWIN INCLUDES
All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising
All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
A comfortable sleeper cabin featuring upper and lower sleeping berths that convert to a three-seater lounge by day
Private compact en suite featuring a shower and toilet
In-cabin safe
Six in-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Complimentary bathroom essentials from Appelles Apothecary
60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest (2 x 30 kg each)

 

 

from $2,165* solo
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GOLD SERVICE SINGLE CABIN  is a comfortable sleeper cabin option for one that offers all the premium inclusions of the Gold Service Twin. A comfortable couch seat with full leg extension by day converts to a cosy bed by night to ensure a restful sleep. Spacious shared bathroom facilities and your own complimentary, quality Australian-made toiletries are included. Your Guest Experience Manager arranges dining seating options to ensure you are always meeting fellow travellers over delicious meals, and the Outback Explorer Lounge is a focal point for all daily social interactions.

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GOLD SERVICE SINGLE INCLUDES

All-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant
Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences
Access to the Outback Explorer Lounge for beverages and socialising All-inclusive Australian wines, beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
A compact sleeper cabin featuring a bed that converts to a seat by day, private vanity, with shared shower/ toilet facilities located at the end of the carriage
In-cabin music channels and journey audio commentary Complimentary Australian bathroom amenities
60 kg checked luggage allowance per guest

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*Prices are based on the lead in available price from the 2021 and 2022 rail season with departures from Adelaide. Prices are advertised in Australian dollars and are per person based on twin share or solo occupancy. Pricing is correct as of 2 May 2020 and is subject to change depending on the travel date, seasonality, departure city, surcharges and taxes. Offer is subject to limited availability or until sold out. Offer is subject to limited availability or until sold out. Airfares from/to your home city are not included but can be booked at an additional cost and are subject to change and availability until ticketed. Airfares may require immediate payment and ticketing, please check payment terms with your Travel Specialist at the time of booking. PAYMENTS: For Everyday Rail Journeys and Everyday Holiday Packages: (1) Deposit - this payment is per booking, non-refundable and payable on confirmation; and (2) Balance - the difference between the deposit and the total Fee. This must be paid in all cases no later than 45 days prior to the date of travel. For bookings made at 45 days or less prior to travel, full payment is required at the time of booking. All fares are subject to the terms and conditions as set out by Cruise Express and its suppliers which may be obtained at the time of booking. Cruise Express reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions and to cancel any product or service offered in the event of such error or omission. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as possible after paying your deposit.

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