Coast to Coast & Best of the West with Radiance of the Seas & Indian Pacific (Fully Escorted)*

 24 nights departing 9 February 2020

  Package Reference: HOA2605S
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Tick boxes off your Australia list with this comprehensive cruise and rail journey around our ruggedly beautiful country.


Package inclusions

  • Tour host.*
  • Transfer to the cruise terminal.†
  • 16 nights aboard Radiance of the Seas cruising from Sydney to Fremantle with port calls in Brisbane, Cairns (Yorkey’s Knob), Darwin, Bali (Indonesia), Port Hedland and Geraldton. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer to your accommodation with a half day Perth City Sights tour.
  • 5 night stay in Perth at the Pan Pacific Perth including breakfast.
  • Full day New Norcia, Benedictine History, Swan Valley Produce tour with afternoon tea.
  • Full day Margaret River, Cape Leeuwin & Busselton tour.
  • Transfer to the rail terminal.
  • 3 nights aboard Indian Pacific travelling from Perth to Sydney in Gold or Platinum Service. Your journey includes all meals, drinks and off train experiences in Kalgoorlie, Nullarbor, Cook, Adelaide, Broken Hill and the Blue Mountains.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Sunday 9 February
This morning you will be transferred to the cruise terminal† where you will board the Radiance of the Seas for your cruise from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Radiance of the Seas - 5 nights


Monday 10 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 11 February
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 12 February
Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 9 February
This morning you will be transferred to the cruise terminal† where you will board the Radiance of the Seas for your cruise from Sydney to Fremantle. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Onboard meals: dinner
Accommodation: Radiance of the Seas - 5 nights


Monday 10 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Pamper yourself and pay a visit to the spa for a relaxing massage or beauty treatment.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 11 February
Brisbane, Australia

The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city, without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis is certainly easy on the eyes. Whether you’re heading for the suburbs, centre or outskirts of town, you’ll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you’d like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 12 February
Find your favourite lounge on board and soak up stunning ocean views as you read a book or enjoy a coffee.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 13 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Get involved in the daily on board activities and join in on inspirational and exciting enrichment programs.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 14 February
Yorkeys Knob, Australia

You will always be able to find your own piece of paradise on our large expanse of golden palm-fringed beach. The main patrolled beach offers the protection of stinger nets in the summer season. Swim, sail, wind-surf, snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef, or visit the World Heritage Rain Forests and Cairns City. Visitors are welcome at one of the most popular golf courses in the Tropical North located at Yorkeys Knob.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 15 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Treat yourself and dine at one of the delicious specialty restaurants this evening, then catch a broadway style show in the theatre or put your dancing shoes on to complete a perfect evening on board.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 16 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Try your luck in the on board casino with games for novices, casual players, or high rollers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 17 February
Darwin, Australia

Closer to Indonesia than to any other Australian city, Darwin is the capital of the “Top End” - the remote, vast Northern Territory. Home to more than half of the territory’s population, the city reflects the rugged endurance and individualism required to survive the Outback. Darwin also boasts a colourful history to add to that heritage. During World War II the Japanese bombed the city and threatened invasion. In 1974, Cyclone Tracy cut a destructive swath through the region. In addition, man-eating crocodiles, tropical monsoons, searing heat and bush fires that burn for weeks are all part of everyday life.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 18 February
Today you will be cruising at sea. Do a spot of shopping, from souvenirs and local crafts, to jewellery and clothing from world-class brands.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 19 February
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 20 February
Bali (Benoa), Indonesia

For over a century, Bali has fascinated the Western imagination. The island embodies the very essence of the exotic and mysterious East. Steep hillsides of tropical green reveal terraced rice paddies while plantations of coffee, banana, cacao and fragrant spices line the roads. Monkeys haunt the grounds of a sacred temple in a forest, while traditional villages produce intricately stylized batik, superb jewellery and beautiful paintings. And Balinese dance, with its angular movements and rhythms, remains somehow stirring and shocking. Bali may be accessible, but it remains forever exotic.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 21 February
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 22 February
Port Hedland, Australia

The industrious town of Port Hedland, with its low-rise buildings and dark red hues, handles the iron-ore mined at Newman and exports more tonnage than any other Australian port. Nearby, the charming Dalgety House Museum, dating to 1903, is one of the few remaining examples of early-20th-century architecture. It tells the story of Port Hedland’s early development days. You’ll also find ample opportunity for shopping, lunching in cafes, and visits to the local arts centre and galleries offering local made crafts.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 23 February
Today you will be cruising at sea.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 24 February
Geraldton, Australia

The capital of the Batavia Coast was founded in 1850 as a commercial port serving the Northampton lead mine some 30 miles to the north. While Geraldton remains one of Western Australia’s major ports, the city has become a magnet for vacationing Australians. Located between the Chapman and Greenough Rivers, Geraldton boasts a superb Mediterranean climate, scenic beauty and pristine beaches. Coronation Beach has become an international destination for windsurfers.
Onboard meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 25 February
Today you will arrive into Fremantle and disembark. You will be picked up and join a great taster tour taking in Perth and Fremantle and their iconic sights. Set off from Fremantle taking in views of the impressive facades of this heritage listed city. Travel on to Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles. Continue on through the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire’s Row. Then it’s on to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, experience a walk through the tree canopies on the Tree Top Walkway or take in the stunning views from the war memorial back over the City Skyline. Head into the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground, newly opened Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Mint. You will now be dropped off at your accommodation and the rest of your day is at your leisure.
Onboard meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Pan Pacific Perth - 5 nights


Wednesday 26 February
Travel through the Swan Valley to New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town which is renowned for its Benedictine Abbey. Drive through the town and hear the local history before viewing the chapel and museum artefacts gifted to the monastery by Popes and Royalty of Spain. Visit the Famous Benedictine Community with a guided tour of the town and main sites including the museum and art gallery where you will find extraordinary artefacts dating back to when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission. Next we move on to the Abbey Church; home to one of only two large Moser organs, originally crafted in Germany, followed by a visit to St Gertrude’s College, a grand gothic style building which was originally built as a girl’s boarding school and opened in 1908. We then visit a produce shop selling olive oil, fruit, wine, New Norcia nut cake and breads before enjoying an included Fish and Chips lunch at the New Norcia Hotel. Following lunch we depart New Norcia for the iconic Swan Valley. The Swan Valley is the closest wine region to any capital city in Australia, whilst here take the opportunity to sample some of the regions famed providores offering such delights as chocolate, nougat and gourmet nuts. End the day with a gourmet personalised Australian Afternoon tea complete with wine before an early evening return to Perth. Wildflower viewing stops are made in season.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Thursday 27 February
Today will be a free day to explore Perth.
Included meals: breakfast


Friday 28 February
This morning travel south from Perth, driving through farmland with grazing cattle and passing by coastal towns. Arrive at Busselton, and stop for morning tea (own expense) at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Continue on as we head to one of Margaret River’s oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch (included) of local produce. Following lunch continue south through the forest to an internationally renowned winery to taste some of their best award winning wines. Next it’s on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the regions flora and fauna. Continuing south, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees we reach the most fascinating part of the region Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans, a rare phenomenon to view the meetings of the two Oceans. Then we head North up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a long but fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, we break at a restaurant en route for a light dinner (own expense) then it’s back to Perth.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Saturday 29 February
Today will be a free day to explore Perth.
Included meals: breakfast


Sunday 1 March
This morning you will be transferred from your accommodation to East Perth Terminal where you will join the Indian Pacific and travel by rail from Perth to Sydney, in your chosen service of travel. There is no better way to appreciate the sheer breadth of Australia than by embarking on this unforgettable transcontinental journey. You will stop this evening in KalgoorlieBoulder, home to the world’s largest single open cut mining operation.

Included Off Train Excursion:

  • Paddy Hannan’s Ounce of Luck tour

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Indian Pacific - 3 nights on board


Monday 2 March
Rise and shine to the striking landscape of the Nullarbor and step off the train to enjoy tea and coffee around roaring bonfires at Rawlinna (weather permitting). Full breakfast will then be served back on board. This afternoon stop to stretch your legs in the remote town of Cook.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 3 March
Continue your journey aboard the Indian Pacific making a stop in Adelaide this morning.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Adelaide City & River Precinct Walking tour including breakfast
  • Adelaide Central Market Progressive Breakfast
  • City Sights tour including breakfast
  • Adelaide Oval tour including breakfast

This evening you will arrive in the town of Broken Hill, steeped in Australian history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • The Main Drag show
  • The Regional Art Gallery
  • The Big Picture

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 4 March
Enjoy a hearty breakfast as you wind your way through the beautiful Blue Mountains this morning. Disembark and enjoy an included off train excursion exploring this picturesque region.

Included Off Train Excursion:

  • Scenic World Cableway, Skyway and Railway
  • Echo Point lookout
  • Prince Henry Cliff Walk

Enjoy morning tea before you are transferred to Katoomba Station. Board a scenic country train and continue on through the Blue Mountains into Sydney Central Station. You will then be transferred† from the rail terminal marking the end of your journey with us.
Included meals: breakfast

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Above pricing is based on the arrangements listed under package inclusions only. Itinerary is subject to change or substitution.

†Transfers included within a 50km radius. Extra km’s additional.
*Please note a minimum of 20 passengers are required for this departure to be hosted.


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