The Capitol Limited
Featuring the 621/721 rail motor & Spirit of Progress
The Capitol Limited is a new 6-day adventure by sea and rail, offering the opportunity to ride aboard two of Australia’s most delightful heritage trains – the legendary Spirit of Progress and 621/721 rail motor. Here’s your unique opportunity to step back in time and ride aboard these gleaming, beautifully restored trains – truly rare survivors of the golden age of travel.
First, you’ll board the beautiful floating resort, Golden Princess, at Station Pier in Melbourne. Three nights and two days at sea allow you to indulge in fine cuisine, spectacular entertainment and carefree days lounging by the pools. After disembarking in the harbour city of Sydney at spectacular Circular Quay, you’ll enjoy a night at the heritage Grace Hotel, in the heart of the CBD. Conveniently located close to shops, galleries and Darling Harbour – you’ll have a half day and evening at leisure to explore.
Following a night’s rest you’ll board the 621/721 rail motor at Sydney Terminal for a daylight journey to Albury. With windows that open and all the charm of the 1960s, the friendly crew will look after you throughout the journey. There’s even an opportunity to visit the drivers’ cab to speak with the crew and see how everything works. With lunch and dinner stops along the way, this is a delightful journey through the ever changing countryside to the border. At Albury you’ll stay overnight at the über modern ATURA.
Your final day of travel heralds a return to the station where the gleaming and iconic Spirit of Progress awaits. Recently converted to standard gauge after decades on Victoria’s broad gauge system, heritage locomotives will haul original compartment cars. As you speed towards the Victorian capital, you’ll enjoy morning tea before your lunchtime arrival at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station.
This unique and exclusive adventure will book out quickly so reserve your place in history today. Step aboard The Capitol Limited and let Cruise Express take care of everything. All you have to do is sit back, relax, make new friends and enjoy.
5 April 2019 - 6 days - from Melbourne
- 3-night voyage on Golden Princess including all meals and entertainment
- Welcome aboard function
- 1-night Sydney accommodation at the Grace Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
- Daylight service from Sydney to Albury aboard the 621/721 rail motor including lunch, dinner, refreshments and complimentary tea and coffee
- 1-night Albury accommodation at the ATURA Albury (or similar) with breakfast
- Daylight service from Albury to Melbourne aboard the Spirit of Progress including morning tea
- Group transfers throughout
- Professional Cruise Express Tour Managers
Staterooms & Suites
from: $2,190* pp twin share
from: $2,990* solo
These staterooms are the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Featuring two twin beds or a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, hair dryer, TV, closet and bathroom with shower.
- Approx. 15 sq m.
from: $2,390* pp twin share
from: $3,390* solo
Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room.
- Approx. 13 to 19 sq. m.
from: $2,490* pp twin share
from: $3,590* solo
This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast.
- Approx. 20 sq. m., including balcony
from: $2,590* pp twin share
from: $3,790* solo
Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed, premium bathroom amenities and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option.
- Approximately 30 sq. m., including balcony
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