7 Day 3 Cities 3 Trains Departing Adelaide

Itineraries available starting from Sydney Melbourne & Adelaide

Departing Adelaide Itinerary


The Overland Adelaide to Melbourne

To commence your 3 Cities 3 Trains Rail Adventure, travel aboard The Overland daylight service linking Adelaide with Melbourne. Enjoying Red service and marvelling at the changing vistas as you pass through Grampian mountains, rugged mallee scrublands to fields of green and gold on your way between these two great cities. Arriving in Melbourne, make your way to your hotel the Quality Hotel Batmans Hill on Collins or similar for 2 nights.


Puffing Billy Or Melbourne City Sights – Free Afternoon

Puffing Billy 

A relaxing and pleasant morning tour surrounded by the rainforest of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Greenery everywhere and sound of nature with bird calls makes for a scenic and delightful tour. Visit Sherbrooke Forest with its tall eucalypts and at Grants Picnic Ground, enjoy an authentic Australian experience … our Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers. Here you will also get to meet many of the locals … Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! There is time for a short bushwalk before riding on Australia’s most notable narrow-gauge railway on Puffing Billy steam train. This tour returns to the city at 1pm leaving you time to explore the city’s famous shopping precinct and many dining areas.


Melbourne City Sights

Experience the beautiful sights of Melbourne this morning. Join the Melbourne city tour and be treated to a morning of informative commentary and colourful atmosphere exploring Fitzroy Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, a few unique laneways and arcades and a drive through Chinatown. At the conclusion of your city tour, wander down to the riverside to join a scenic and relaxing cruise on the Yarra River, a great photo opportunity. This afternoon is yours at leisure.


Melbourne to Sydney

To head to your next destination on your 3 Cities 3 Trains rail adventure. Join The XPT this morning and settle in to your First Class Seat. Enjoy the passing of scenery as you travel from Melbourne to Sydney. On arrival make your way to your quality central Sydney Hotel (minimum 4 star)


Morning Sydney City Tour with Captain Cook Harbour Luncheon Cruise


Colonial history, stunning architecture, superb waterways, gracious harbourside suburbs and friendly people epitomise the vibrance of this spectacular city.

Highlights of this tour – A brief walking tour of the Historic Rocks area – the birthplace of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Hyde Park, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House, Art Gallery of NSW, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Tower, Stop at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair – great photo opportunity of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House! Enjoy a spectacular buffet luncheon cruise with Captain Cook Cruises on beautiful Sydney Harbour before returning to Kings Street Wharf at 2pm. The rest of your day is at your leisure.


Sydney Free Day

Today is free for you to enjoy Sydney at your leisure or ask about our other day tour options to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley Food & Wine Lovers tour or Jenolan Caves.


Indian Pacific


Today commence the highlight rail journey of the 3 Cities 3 Trains Rail adventure when you join the Indian Pacific. Departing Sydney in the afternoon and start a true journey of contrasts – it will travel through the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains and across the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, to lush vineyards and vast goldmines, and from cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four citizens. Named for the two oceans the train encounters on its journey, the Indian Pacific travels between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide, in a spectacular 4352km journey.

Get acquainted with staff and your cabin, and settle in for the journey. As you venture beyond the city limits, settle back, open a book or switch on your onboard radio upon approach to the spectacular Blue Mountains. If you’d rather be social, make your way to the Outback Explorer Lounge to meet fellow guests and help yourself to a welcome drink. After a sumptuous dinner, join other guests for a few late-night drinks or head to your cabin to settle in early and await the sights of your first incredible outback sunrise the next day


Broken Hill & Arrive Adelaide 


Wake up with a coffee as you arrive in Broken Hill, a classic mining town where the streets are wide and there is a pub on every corner. On your Off-Train Excursion, explore the beauty of this Silver City and discover the history of mining that makes the town what it is today and the artistic culture that also abounds in the area. Visit the Pro Hart Gallery, where you can learn all about one of Australia’s most iconic and enduring artists, whose art captures the spirit of the outback. Stepping back onboard, head straight to Queen Adelaide Restaurant for breakfast. An extensive menu caters to all tastes. Take your time as you have a full day onboard to yourself. By the time lunch is served, you’ll already be well into South Australia on the southern tip of the Flinders Ranges. Your 3 cities 3 trains experience concludes as your arrive in Adelaide mid afternoon to end a wonderful rail experience.

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Please note. Price per person twin share is a guide only Full Adult fares quoted.              Accommodation special may be available to reduce cost.

Gold Service Twin Fare is quoted on The Indian Pacific.

Pensioner & Senior Discounts or Advance Purchase fares may be available at time of booking

Upgrade to Red Premium on the Overland & Platinum Class on the Indian Pacific available subject to availability

Full Adult Fares From

Low Season           $1,904    

Shoulder Season   $2,132    

High Season           $2,238


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