Top End & East Coast Explorer with Sea Princess & The Ghan

 16 nights departing 22 March 2020

  Package Reference: HOA2617A
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Journey through the heart of Australia to discover the Top End before cruising down the East Coast in style aboard Sea Princess.


Package inclusions

  • Tour Host^
  • Transfer to the rail terminal.†
  • 2 nights aboard The Ghan travelling from Adelaide to Darwin in Gold or Platinum Service. Includes all meals, drinks & Off Train Experiences in Marla, Alice Springs and Katherine.
  • Transfer from the rail terminal to your hotel.
  • 4 night stay in Darwin at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin including breakfast, welcome drinks & canapés.
  • Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop on Hop off tour.
  • Full day Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour including lunch.
  • Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise including transfers.
  • Transfer from your hotel to the cruise terminal.
  • 10 nights aboard Sea Princess cruising from Darwin to Sydney with port calls in Cairns, Alotau (Papua New Guinea) & Brisbane. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
  • Transfer from the cruise terminal.†
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Tour itinerary

Sunday 22 March
This morning you will be transfered to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal† where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 23 March
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Experiences:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 22 March
This morning you will be transfered to the Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal† where you will board The Ghan and travel by rail to Darwin in your chosen service of travel. Prepare for a journey of comfort, relaxation and a touch of adventure as the legendary Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia.
Included meals: lunch & dinner
Accommodation: The Ghan - 2 nights on board


Monday 23 March
Step off the train this morning in Marla and warm yourself with a morning cuppa against the stunning backdrop of an outback sunrise (weather permitting). Travel through the rich red landscapes of the Northern Territory before arriving into Alice Springs, the heart of the Red Centre, this afternoon.

Choice of included Off Train Experiences:

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Explorer
  • Simpsons Gap Discovery Walk
  • Spirit of Mt. Gillen Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Pyndan Camel Tracks (optional upgrade)
  • Alice Springs & Surrounds Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Included meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 24 March
Continue your adventure by making a stop in Katherine this morning, home of the stunning Katherine Gorge and rich in Indigenous history.

Choice of included Off Train Excursion:

  • Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise
  • Nitmiluk First Gorge Rock Art Cruise
  • Katherine Outback Experience (Apr - Oct)
  • Nitmiluk Gorge Helicopter Flight (optional upgrade)
  • Twin Parks Fixed Wing Scenic Flight (optional upgrade)

Enjoy a late lunch back on board The Ghan before arriving into Darwin early this evening where you will disembark and be transferred to your accommodation.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch
Accommodation: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin - 4 night stay


Wednesday 25 March
Explore Australia’s gateway to the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’ on a Darwin bus tour. Hop on for a laid-back sightseeing adventure to discover the best of Darwin, including lush jungle in the Botanic Gardens, exotic street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove and fascinating local history at the Military Museum. Welcome drinks and canapés await you this evening at your hotel.
Included meals: breakfast


Thursday 26 March
Boarding early for the drive to Litchfield National Park, your driver guide will keep you entertained with stories surrounding the history of Australia’s longest highway, the Stuart . The gorgeous, historical town of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield National Park and you will stop here for a morning tea break at one of the local cafés (own expense). Stop for a photo at the Termite Mounds, the work of local termites, standing upright like magnetic compasses. View the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to take a dip in the plunge pool below There’s time for an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest. Continue to spectacular Tolmer Falls, home to several colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshoe bats. Take a break for lunch at Litchfield Café. Wangi Falls is the most accessible of rock pools and is the perfect place for you to take a final dip today Visit Howard Springs Nature Park, a great place to see wildlife including turtles, barramundi and freshwater fish, before returning to Darwin.
Included meals: breakfast & lunch


Friday 27 March
Today in the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Stokes Hill Wharf for your Charles Darwin Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise. Get a bird’s eye view of the famous Darwin sunset whilst enjoying a delicious Territory style buffet with Australian seafood and local produce all in air-conditioned comfort.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner


Saturday 28 March
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the Darwin cruise terminal where you will board the Sea Princess bound for Sydney. Your cruise includes on board meals and entertainment.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner
Accommodation: Sea Princess - 10 nights on board


Sunday 29 March
Today you will cruising at sea. From the fourstory Atrium to tantalizing dining options, a Vegas-style casino and a variety of incredible entertainment choices, you will find a relaxing retreat that is as captivating as the places you will visit on this grand vessel.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 30 March
Today you will be cruising at sea. Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 31 March
Cairns, Australia

Cairns is one of Australia’s hottest vacation destinations. Cairns boasts three of Australia’s great natural wonders. Just offshore, immense bastions of living coral form the Great Barrier Reef. Sixteen miles of superb beaches stretch to the north of the city - the famed Marlin Coast. And inland lays the immense Daintree National Park. Cairns itself basks in tropical sunshine, balmy breezes waft in from Trinity Bay. The city’s graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland. Cairns graceful, tree-lined esplanade was once the gateway to the gold fields of North Queensland.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Wednesday 1 April
Today you will be cruising at sea. Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the spa. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Thursday 2 April
Alotau (Milne Bay), Papua New Guinea
Welcome to an undiscovered paradise of white-sand beaches, crystal waterfalls and volcanic mountains. And if you’ve come for history, you’ll find that, too. This peaceful town was the site of fierce fighting during World War II. Today, it’s a peaceful retreat offering the vacationer plenty of time to relax and connect with nature. Beyond the city you’ll find a tropical rainforest full of birds of paradise and a laid-back ease worth discovering.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Friday 3 April
Today you will be cruising at sea. Indulge your appetite whenever you wish. Every hour, chefs are busy baking, grilling and sautéing great-tasting fare from scratch. Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Saturday 4 April
Today you will cruising at sea. There is always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Sunday 5 April
Brisbane, Australia

Once considered the “country cousin” among Australian cities, Brisbane is today the nation’s third-largest metropolis - and one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Lying on the banks of the meandering Brisbane River, this cosmopolitan city boasts elegant 19th-century sandstone buildings, a lively cultural scene and superb parklands. Brisbane is also your gateway to uniquely Australian adventures, be it the theme parks of the Gold Coast or Queensland’s dazzling beaches. The beaches south of Brisbane form Queensland’s Gold Coast.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Monday 6 April
Today you will cruising at sea. Be sure to visit one of the award-winning specialty restaurants for an extraordinary experience.
On board meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner


Tuesday 7 April
Today you will arrive into Sydney and disembark. Your transfer from the cruise terminal† marks the end of your arrangements.
On board 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.
^Tour has minimum numbers to depart with host.

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