Itineraries available starting from Sydney Melbourne & Adelaide
Departing Sydney Itinerary
Thursday – The XPT Sydney – Melbourne
Start your 3 Cities 3 Trains holiday by joining The XPT this morning and settle in to your First Class Seat. Enjoy the passing of scenery as you travel from Sydney to Melbourne. On arrival it’s a short walk to your hotel, Batman’s Hill on Collins (Premier Room) or similar for the next 2 nights.
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.
The Overland Melbourne – Adelaide
Travel aboard The Overland daylight service linking Melbourne with Adelaide. 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 Adelaide, make your way to your hotel Comfort Inn Adelaide Riviera or similar for 3 nights.
Adelaide & Hahndorf
Commence your visit today with an introductory tour of Adelaide’s beautiful attractions. Parklands, historic homes, tree-lined and wide streets blend attractively with North Terrace’s cultural precinct, the National wine Centre and Botanic gardens. Visit the iconic St Peter’s Cathedral or the newly developed Adelaide oval and, for every chocolate lover, a visit to Haigh’s Chocolate for a factory tour and tasting. Lunch at your own expense before taking in the spectacular views of city and coastline from Adelaide’s highest peak – Mount lofty Summit. From here you wind through Adelaide Hills villages arriving for an afternoon of exploring Handorf, Adelaide’s oldest settlement before enjoying afternoon tea or aa traditional beer tasting at Hahndorf Inn.
Today is free for you to enjoy Adelaide at your leisure.
What better way to finish this amazing South Australia holiday than by travelling to Sydney in Gold Class comfort on the Indian Pacific (upgrades to luxurious Platinum class available). This iconic Australian passenger train is named after the two great oceans it links. Be pampered with superior day and night sleeper accommodation including a dedicated Cabin Steward, stylish dining restaurant car and delicious freshly prepared meals as you relax and enjoy the unique scenery, an array of wildlife and see some of our most famous outback towns. A journey of true contrasts skimming outback vistas, through rural NSW to the majesty of the Blue Mountains.
Enjoy the wonderful opportunity to explore the Silver city of Broken Hill on an Off Train Excursion. The Outback Explorer lounge enables you to share travel stories with fellow guests or just relax as you are whisked in comfort to arrive refreshed in Sydney late Wednesday morning. Leaving you with wonderful memories of your 3 Cities 3 Trains rail package.
Arrive Sydney late morning
Please note. Price person twin share is a guide only Full Adult fares quoted.
- Gold Service Twin Fare is quoted on The Indian Pacific and Red service on the Overland.
- Pensioner Discounts or Advance Purchase fares may be available at time of booking.
Full Adult Fares From
Low Season $1,800 Dec to Feb
Shoulder Season $2,010 Mar to Aug
High Season $2,050 Sep to Nov