Sydney to Brisbane by heritage rail and return by sea

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Media Release, 14 May 2019

A unique, six-day rail and sea adventure just launched for this September will see slow travel lovers enjoy a three-day, heritage train trip from Sydney to Brisbane and a return journey aboard a cruise ship.

Released and hosted by Cruise Express, the new ‘Border Loop’ rail and sail tour will tap into increasing demand for nostalgic, long-distance travel aboard historic trains.

Ideal as a spring short break, the ‘Loop’ begins on 12 September 2019, when the restored, privately chartered rail motor 621/721 leaves Sydney for a leisurely, three-day journey north to Brisbane. Built in 1962 to serve the Hunter region of NSW, the rail motor offers windows that open for fresh air and clear views of the passing countryside.

The train will stop at the Rail Motor Society yard at Paterson in the Hunter Valley where there will be time to view the other rail motors in the collection. Overnight hotel accommodation and dinner are included in both Port Macquarie and Grafton en route to Brisbane, with the final day seeing the train travel through the Border Ranges and the Border Loop, where the line spirals up around a mountain and back over itself into Queensland.

After a half day and night in Brisbane, guests will board the 19-deck Majestic Princess for a two-night cruise back south to Sydney. There’s time to enjoy the ship’s 13 dining venues, four pools, six jacuzzis, spectacular stage shows, open decks and a glass-bottomed walkway extending over the edge of the ship before passengers arrive back in Sydney

Including 13 meals, the five-night ‘Border Loop’ cruise tour from Sydney is available from $1,790 per person, twin-share, and just $2,290 for solo travellers.

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