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INDIAN PACIFIC
Murray Princess Cruise
Sydney
Indian Pacific Train
River Torrens, Adelaide
Murray Princess, Murray River
Adelaide, South Australia
Tram, Melbourne
Albert Park, Melbourne

Southern Rail & River Cruise

13 day Holiday Idea – from £1995

With flights from £3345

Discover the best of Australia and its diverse scenery on this incredible rail and river cruise across Australia’s southern cities.

Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant landmarks of Sydney.
  • Travel through Australia’s breathtaking landscapes on the Indian Pacific train
  • Cruise on a heritage paddle steamer and explore scenic waterways
  • Discover hidden gems, street art, and cafes in Melbourne’s lively laneways
  • Uncover the charm of Adelaide with its cultural treasures and modern delights

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Sydney

Day 1 to 3 – Sydney (Sunday)

Arrive in Sydney for a three night stay in New South Wales’ vibrant capital city. As…

Arrive in Sydney for a three night stay in New South Wales’ vibrant capital city. As well as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, there are a host of museums, galleries, parks and gardens to explore, plus the famous Bondi and Manly beaches. Make sure you also take time to visit the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

    Your chosen Sydney hotel

Sydney
Indian Pacific Train

Day 4 – Indian Pacific Rail Journey

This afternoon, board the iconic Indian Pacific train in Sydney and begin your…

This afternoon, board the iconic Indian Pacific train in Sydney and begin your westbound journey inland to Adelaide.

Pass through the Blue Mountains, rolling green hills and remote mining towns to Adelaide, with fantastic sightseeing along the way. Your train journey will take you straight into Adelaide, so you can begin exploring the city without wasting anytime at airports.

    Overnight on the Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific Train
River Torrens, Adelaide

Day 5 – Adelaide

A picturesque haven of impressive Victorian buildings surrounded by delightful parkland, Adelaide is a wonderful city…

A picturesque haven of impressive Victorian buildings surrounded by delightful parkland, Adelaide is a wonderful city to explore and has a well earned reputation for fine food and wine. Spend a night exploring Adelaide’s delights, before boarding your luxury river cruise in the morning.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

River Torrens, Adelaide
Murray Princess, Murray River

Day 6 to 9 – Murray River Cruise

Step back in time with a journey along the great Murray River on Australia’s largest and…

Step back in time with a journey along the great Murray River on Australia’s largest and most luxurious paddlewheeler. As you cruise through spectacular sandstone gorges, past vineyards and red gum forests, look out for some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the region. On shore excursions are included as well as all meals on board. After your Murray River Cruise, transfer back to Adelaide for an additional night in the ‘City of Churches’.

    Onboard the Murray Princess Cruise

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Murray Princess, Murray River
Adelaide, South Australia

Day 10 – Adelaide

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Adelaide. Tour the famous Oval Cricket Ground, shop the…

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Adelaide. Tour the famous Oval Cricket Ground, shop the boutiques of Rundle Mall or take the short tram journey to the beachside suburb of Glenelg.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Adelaide, South Australia
Tram, Melbourne

Day 11 to 12 – Melbourne

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne. Spend the next couple of days exploring Melbourne’s famous boutique shops,…

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne. Spend the next couple of days exploring Melbourne’s famous boutique shops, cobbled laneways and hidden rooftop bars. Experience the beachside town of St Kilda, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. With tree lined streets and a thriving café culture, it’s a fantastic colourful city to explore. Famous Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road and picturesque Mornington Peninsula are only a short drive away from Melbourne and are well worth getting out of the city to visit.

    Your chosen Melbourne hotel

Tram, Melbourne
Albert Park, Melbourne

Day 13 – Farewell

Bid farewell to the cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne as you make your way back to the…

Bid farewell to the cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne as you make your way back to the UK.

Albert Park, Melbourne

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1 to 3

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Sydney (Sunday)

Arrive in Sydney for a three night stay in New South Wales’ vibrant capital city. As well as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, there are a host of museums, galleries, parks and gardens to explore, plus the famous Bondi and Manly beaches. Make sure you also take time to visit the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley.

    Your chosen Sydney hotel

Sydney

Day 4

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Indian Pacific Rail Journey

This afternoon, board the iconic Indian Pacific train in Sydney and begin your westbound journey inland to Adelaide.

Pass through the Blue Mountains, rolling green hills and remote mining towns to Adelaide, with fantastic sightseeing along the way. Your train journey will take you straight into Adelaide, so you can begin exploring the city without wasting anytime at airports.

    Overnight on the Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific Train

Day 5

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Adelaide

A picturesque haven of impressive Victorian buildings surrounded by delightful parkland, Adelaide is a wonderful city to explore and has a well earned reputation for fine food and wine. Spend a night exploring Adelaide’s delights, before boarding your luxury river cruise in the morning.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

River Torrens, Adelaide

Day 6 to 9

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Murray River Cruise

Step back in time with a journey along the great Murray River on Australia’s largest and most luxurious paddlewheeler. As you cruise through spectacular sandstone gorges, past vineyards and red gum forests, look out for some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the region. On shore excursions are included as well as all meals on board. After your Murray River Cruise, transfer back to Adelaide for an additional night in the ‘City of Churches’.

    Onboard the Murray Princess Cruise

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Murray Princess, Murray River

Day 10

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Adelaide

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Adelaide. Tour the famous Oval Cricket Ground, shop the boutiques of Rundle Mall or take the short tram journey to the beachside suburb of Glenelg.

    Your chosen Adelaide hotel

Adelaide, South Australia

Day 11 to 12

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Melbourne

Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne. Spend the next couple of days exploring Melbourne’s famous boutique shops, cobbled laneways and hidden rooftop bars. Experience the beachside town of St Kilda, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. With tree lined streets and a thriving café culture, it’s a fantastic colourful city to explore. Famous Phillip Island, the Great Ocean Road and picturesque Mornington Peninsula are only a short drive away from Melbourne and are well worth getting out of the city to visit.

    Your chosen Melbourne hotel

Tram, Melbourne

Day 13

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Farewell

Bid farewell to the cosmopolitan hub of Melbourne as you make your way back to the UK.

Albert Park, Melbourne

This Holiday Includes

12 nights accommodation
Train journey with all meals and drinks
Murray River Cruise with all meals

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne
  • A Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney
  • A stopover to Australia in Dubai, Singapore or another destination

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Australia Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Southern Rail & River Cruise

13 day Holiday Idea – from £1995

With flights from £3345

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Please call Freedom Destinations for details.

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Southern Rail & River Cruise, route map

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