Far West Express Spirit of Progress Broken Hill Orange Sydney Melbourne

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July 2020 - 7 or 9 days #HolidayHereThisYear

from $5,890* pp twin | $6,490* solo

Come with us on this exceptionally rare week long heritage rail adventure to the far west of NSW. Beginning in either Melbourne or Sydney you’ll travel aboard one of Australia’s most famous trains – ‘Spirit of Progress’  – on its first ever journey west of Sydney.

On a cool July morning, together we’ll travel through the spectacular Blue Mountains. Relax in one of the original compartment cars or perhaps head for the unique Observation Parlor Car for a drink with friends and enjoy superb meals in one of the two dining cars. After a night in Orange the train line passes Parkes then leaves major roads behind, passing remote towns such as Bogan Gate, Euabalong West, Ivanhoe and Menindee before arriving for your three night stay in the ‘Silver City’ – Broken Hill.

You’ll have time to explore this unique and quirky outback town on your own before we head off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Miners Memorial, Sulphide Street Museum and Living Desert and Sculptures. We’ll gather at the Mundi Mundi Plains Lookout for sundowners with views stretching forever, have an authentic pub meal at the Silverton Hotel and enjoy dinner ‘Priscilla’ style at the iconic Palace Hotel.

The train then returns to Orange for two nights. There’s a morning to explore before we head to nearby 1,390 metre high Mount Canobolas to take in the surrounding views. An extinct volcano, it provides fertile soils for the surrounding vineyards, one of which is our venue for farewell drinks. The train will then head back through the Blue Mountains for Sydney.

This truly is the heritage rail tour of a lifetime.

Our regional and outback communities rely on tourism to thrive.
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Package Inclusions

July 2020 - 7 or 9 days

Departs 8 July 2020 from Melbourne – 9 days

  • Return classic daylight express journey aboard the air-conditioned ‘Spirit of Progress’ from Melbourne Southern Cross Station to Sydney Terminal
  • Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, light evening meal
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout
  • 2 nights Sydney accommodation at a Sydney hotel
  • PLUS inclusions listed below

Departs 9 July 2020 from Sydney – 7 days

  • Daylight rail touring aboard the air-conditioned ‘Spirit of Progress’
  • Select onboard meals in the dining cars
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout
  • 1 night Orange accommodation at the Quest with breakfast
  • Dinner at the Hotel Canobolas Orange
  • 3 nights Broken Hill accommodation at a local motel with breakfast daily
  • Morning at leisure in Broken Hill for shopping or to explore as you wish
  • Day touring in Broken Hill including Sulphide Street Museum, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Line of Load Memorial and Big Picture Art Gallery
  • Visit to Living Desert and Sculptures with drinks
  • Sundowners at the Mundi Mundi Plains Lookout
  • Dinner at the Silverton Hotel
  • Dinner with entertainment at the Palace Hotel Broken Hill
  • 2 nights Orange accommodation at the Quest with breakfast daily
  • Morning at leisure in Orange for shopping or to explore as you wish
  • Orange sightseeing tour including a visit to Mount Canobolas lookout
  • Farewell drinks event at Philip Shaw Winery
  • Touring and meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Group transfers throughout
  • Cruise Express Tour Managers

Map

2020City / town
8 JULMelbourne >Melbourne passengers embark Spirit of Progress northbound express journey
9 JULSydney >Sydney passengers embark Spirit of Progress – travel to Orange
10 JULOrangeSpirit of Progress travels to Broken Hill
11 JULBroken HillMorning free then touring
12 JULBroken HillTouring
13 JULBroken HillTrain returns to Orange
14 JULOrangeMorning free then touring
15 JULOrangeTrain returns via Blue Mountains to Sydney. Passengers for Sydney disembark
16 JULSydneyPassengers for Melbourne embark the Spirit of Progress for southbound express journey

Package Fares:


Departs 8 July 2020 from Melbourne – 9 days

  • $6,390* twin share
  • $7,190* solo

Departs 8 July 2020 from Sydney – 7 days

  • $5,890* twin share
  • $6,490* solo

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