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Embark the magnificent Indian Pacific for a memorable transcontinental journey to Perth and discover the diverse beauty of New Zealand on a magical all-inclusive cruise.

Sydney, one of Australia’s largest cities and best-known for its picturesque harbour and iconic landmarks, is where your adventure begins. Enjoy an overnight hotel stay before you embark Celebrity Eclipse for your epic, all-inclusive cruise. This stunning ship features everything from sophisticated bars and restaurants to an innovative Lawn Club with a country-club atmosphere, as well as an array of dazzling entertainment options.

Highlights include the Fiordland National Park, where mountain peaks are reflected in emerald waters, Scottish-flavoured Dunedin, Tauranga, home of Mount Maunganui, and the Bay of Islands - one of the North Island’s most idyllic spots. Disembarking back in Sydney, you’ll enjoy a further three-night hotel stay before the next part of your adventure.

Climb on board the magnificent Indian Pacific for your transcontinental voyage to Perth, following the path of bush pioneers, gold rush prospectors and legendary adventurers. This is one of the world’s finest coast to coast crossings, on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world.

Encased in luxury, you’ll savour all-inclusive dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant, relax in your private cabin with en-suite and off train excursions as you steam across the country.Marvel at the ever-changing scenery from the lush eucalyptus forests of the majestic Blue Mountains, to the harsh barren landscapes and the raw beauty of the Nullarbor Plain before arriving at your final destination, Perth, where you’ll disembark for a hotel stay.

Your Route

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Embark on a transcontinental journey to Perth on board the magnificent Indian Pacific

Experience one of the few truly transcontinental rail journeys in the world with a voyage on board the Indian Pacific service, which travels across the breadth of southern Australia in incomparable style. Part of Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, the Indian Pacific speeds from coast to coast on a storied journey that follows in the footsteps of bush pioneers, gold rush greed, and famous adventurers who forged to discover the barren natural beauty of Australia’s famously unforgiving outback.

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Carriages

On average, the train comprises some 30 different carriages, including guest cabins, crew quarters, restaurant cars, lounges and power vans.
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Cabins

The accommodation on board is extremely luxurious, with different levels of opulence depending on what you desire from your escape.
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Food

Your dining options depend on the level of service you have opted for, but all meals take place in the beautifully appointed Queen Adelaide restaurant car or the Platinum Club.

Your 21 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

13 Nov 2022

Savour the delights of scintillating Sydney during an overnight hotel stay

Discover Sydney

As you arrive in Sydney, the striking sights of the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge will welcome you with open arms. As Australia's most cosmopolitan city, you can expect breathtaking energy as you roam the bustling streets, exploring the sights of this spectacular destination. Admire the captivating works at the Museum of Contemporary Art, star gaze from the planetarium in Sydney's Observatory or amble through the beautiful greenery of The Royal Botanic Garden.

Rydges World Square Hotel

Set in a convenient location in the Central Business District, the Rydges World Square is a perfect choice in which to venture out and explore the city’s attractions, including the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay. Expect a warm and friendly welcome from the excellent staff as you wander into the chic lobby, a taster of the décor you’ll find throughout the accommodation. Luxurious rooms boast a cosy Rydges Dream Bed with crisp, white linens and feature flat-screen TVs and free WI-FI.

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Day 2

14 Nov 2022

In Sydney, you’ll embark the shimmering Celebrity Eclipse for your all-inclusive New Zealand cruise

Today you’ll embark Celebrity Eclipse, one of the shining lights of the Celebrity fleet. Rich in luxurious design and exciting activities, this ship offers one of the most elegant experiences at sea, from its sophisticated bars and restaurants to its innovative Lawn Club with a country-club atmosphere and sparkling entertainment venues.

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Days 3 - 4

15 - 16 Nov 2022

Spend two days at sea to enjoy some of the highlights on board

Located at the end of the Lawn Club, the Sunset Bar offers sweeping panoramas of the ocean – there’s no better place to watch the sun go down. With an award-winning cocktail in hand, of course. For a pre-dinner tipple, head to the Martini Bar where expert bartenders put on a thrilling show as they mix up a range of classic and contemporary cocktails on an ice-topped bar.

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Day 5

17 November 2022

Be enthralled by the spellbinding views of the landscape of Milford Sound

You’ll cruise through spectacular natural fjords in South West New Zealand, where mountain peaks are reflected in mirror-smooth waters. In this important wildlife habitat, you could spot a Little Blue penguin or two, as well as resident fur seals and playful dolphins, as you sail past breathtaking scenery where waterfalls plummet down sheer cliffs into still, deep waters. This unspoilt and rugged landscape will captivate even the most experienced traveller.

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Day 6

18 November 2022

Enjoy a warm welcome in delightful Dunedin

A warm welcome awaits in Dunedin, where the locals are so proud of their Scottish heritage that they even have their own tartan. Renowned for its Scottish and Maori heritage and Victorian and Edwardian architecture, you’ll find plenty to explore. Don’t miss the themed gardens at Larnach Castle, a true botanist’s dream. Dunedin is also a gateway to the beautiful Otago Peninsula, criss-crossed with hiking and cycling trails that reward you with sightings of albatross, sea lions and rare penguins.

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Day 7

19 Nov 2022

Explore compact Christchurch using the hop-on-hop-off tram

Christchurch is one of the world’s most unique destinations as it combines urban regeneration with heritage charms. Although it’s the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is still small enough to be explored on foot. Perhaps the best way of seeing this compact city is on the hop- on, hop-off tram. There are 17 stops, which include punting on the River Avon, which runs through the heart of the city. However, to really soak up the spectacular surroundings of the city, take the Christchurch Gondola - a scenic cable-car ride.

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Day 8

20 Nov 2022

Marvel at the majestic Marlborough Sounds from picturesque Picton

Picton harbour is surrounded by beautiful views, palm tree lined promenades and native bush wildlife. The stunning Marlborough Sounds area can be accessed by boats and offers fishing trips and picturesque secluded bays. Queen Charlotte Sound is ideal for water sports including kayaking, diving, hiking, cycling, fishing or just taking a scenic trip and admiring some of New Zealand’s most incredible natural areas. A boat trip around the picturesque harbour offers the opportunity to swim with dolphins.

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Day 9

21 Nov 2022

Sample delicious flavours from New Zealand’s oldest wineries in Napier

Rebuilt following an earthquake in 1931, Napier is known as Art Deco City. Take a walk around the city centre to experience the world’s most comprehensive collection of art deco buildings with their geometric shapes and bold designs. Napier is also home to some of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, including the Mission Estate Winery producing a wide range of award-winning wines. Nature-lovers will embrace the chance to embark on a hike to Te Mata Peak where you experience engrossing panoramic views of the rolling countryside.

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Day 10

22 Nov 2022

Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural wonders of Tauranga

As you sail into Tauranga’s scenic harbour, you’ll pass the Bay of Plenty’s iconic Mount Maunganui, an extinct volcano crossed with walking trails and dotted with hot saltwater pools. On arrival you’ll find many delights in this beachside city: art, culture, boutique shopping and delicious food. You could take an excursion to Rotorua to experience Maori culture or visit the ‘Hobbiton’ film set where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were made.

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Day 11

23 Nov 2022

Drink in the glorious views from Mount Eden in Auckland

Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world and you’ll find plenty of Maori influences dotted around the city, from street names to statues. With a satisfying mix of modern skyscrapers, beautiful black-sand beaches and hiking trails around Mount Eden, a dormant volcano, there’s something for everyone. A scenic ferry ride will take you to some of the 50 island gems in Auckland's majestic Hauraki Gulf or you could wander the meandering paths of Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park.

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Day 12

24 Nov 2022

Bask in the beauty of the Bay of Islands

This stunningly beautiful bay is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations and it’s easy to see why. Clear turquoise waters peppered with remote islands that are home to unspoilt beaches and an abundance of wildlife make it the perfect place for water-based activities such as kayaking, diving and sailing. If you have the time, take the boat out to the largest of the islands, Urupukapuka, which is a bird haven with plenty walking trails and a bar to quench your thirst afterwards.

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Days 13 - 14

25 - 26 Nov 2022

Relish the last couple of days at sea, indulging in the fantastic features on board

Your evenings on board Celebrity Eclipse can be every bit as exciting as your days. Book your seats in the main theatre for dazzling stage performances and musicals or be wowed by extraordinary circus show with stunning acrobatic displays. Night owls will love to try their luck in the Fortunes casino or hit the dance floor in the glitzy Quasars nightclub.

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Day 15

27 Nov 2022

Returning to Sydney, you’ll bid farewell to your ship and prepare for a further hotel stay

Returning to Sydney for a further hotel stay, you’ll have yet another chance to explore this captivating city. Grab a picnic and head to Australia’s oldest park: Sydney Hyde Park. Drink in the sights of the Anzac Memorial and tranquil fountains before seeking shade under one of the towering trees. Embrace the city’s rich heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point or tour the Rocks and learn about Australia’s first European settlement. And if you want to escape the bustle, a short drive from Sydney’s cosmopolitan centre are the beautiful Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters rock formation.

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Days 16 - 17

28 - 29 Nov 2022

Soak up the sun from Bondi Beach during your final day in Sydney

With a further two days to explore Sydney, spend some time exploring the landmark attractions, either with a harbour cruise or climbing the heights of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Immerse yourself at atmospheric Darling Harbour. Whatever your tastes or interests, this pedestrian-friendly district is a constant hive of activity, with cinemas, restaurants and street performers. Watch surfers crest the waves at the iconic Bondi Beach, embrace the city’s cultural heritage and seek out the aboriginal rock carvings near Mackenzies Point, or tour The Rocks district for artisanal products and independent breweries.

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Day 18

30 Nov 2022

In Sydney, you’ll embark the majestic Indian Pacific for your all-inclusive rail journey to Perth

Your transcontinental adventure begins in Sydney where you’ll board the majestic Indian Pacific. Prepare for a true journey of contrasts, from the heights of the majestic Blue Mountains to the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain and from cities of 4 million to ghost towns of just four. As you roll through ever-changing scenery, explore the comforts of life onboard or settle into your comfortable cabin. As evening falls, savour a regionally inspired dinner paired with all-inclusive fine wines and beverages before escaping to the lounge for a night cap.

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Day 19

1 Dec 2022

Enjoy a series of off train experiences in Broken Hill and Adelaide

This morning you’ll arrive in the ‘Silver City’ of Broken Hill, one of Australia’s legendary Outback bases. Here you’ll enjoy morning off train excursions to discover the mining history and artistic culture of this unique town. Lunch is served back on board as you glide into the southern tip of the ancient Flinders Ranges. Arriving in the city of Adelaide in the afternoon, you’ll have the choice of a city tour or a trip to the spectacular Adelaide Hills featuring the culinary delights of Hahndorf.

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Day 20

2 Dec 2022

Admire the views of the vast Nullarbor Plain

You’ll awake to the seemingly endless expanse of the sweeping Nullarbor Plain. Breakfast is served as you travel along the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world. Following a leisurely breakfast, you’ll step off the train for a short stop in Cook. Once a bustling railway community, now effectively a ghost town, Cook gives new meaning to the expression “middle of nowhere”. Take some time to reflect on the changing landscapes in your journey and to enjoy the hospitality of the Outback Explorer Lounge as you arrive on the edge of Western Australia.

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Day 21

3 Dec 2022

Your rail journey ends in Perth where you’ll disembark for a hotel stay

Discover Perth

The Avon Valley beckons you this morning – the mild skies and cool green vales of this picturesque part of the world will truly delight. Arrive at the cosmopolitan western capital of Perth after lunch, having finished an epic Australian journey end-to-end. It’s a city that combines sophisticated attractions and cultural events with beautiful beaches with an easy-going attitude to create one of Australia’s most liveable cities. A stone’s throw away are numerous nature and national parks, where forests are carpeted in wildflowers, roped in walking and cycling trails, and home to various wildlife.

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Day 22

4 Dec 2022

Fly home from Perth, filled with a wealth of memories

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home, your New Zealand discovery and transcontinental adventure complete.

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Your Hotel Stay

Rydges World Square Hotel
★★★★

As you arrive at the entrance to the stunning Rydges World Square, it’ll come as no surprise as to why it won the award for Superior Hotel of the Year 2019. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, this world-class accommodation provides easy access to a wealth of attractions including picturesque Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay. Premier shopping and a variety of dining options can also be found in abundance. The hotel boasts sleek modern comforts and thoughtful amenities throughout. Rooms feature cosy Rydges Dream Bed with bright-white linens, complemented by custom black bed scarves and pillows, ensuring you a fabulous night’s sleep.

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The Celebrity Eclipse Experience

The Celebrity Eclipse is a masterpiece of design, bringing together all the best features of modern cruising with a sublime ease. The Celebrity Eclipse includes favourites that regular passengers have found so appealing on its sister ships, like the manicured real grass expanse in the al fresco Lawn Club area and the fascinating Hot Glass Show studio where you can watch skilled glassblowers craft intricate ornaments. The Eclipse has its own innovations like the creatively quirky Qsine speciality restaurant. This wonderful cruise ship boasts the full array of facilities, dining options and fun activities that any passenger could wish for.
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Hot Glass Show

Witness molten glass transform into a beautiful work of art at the Hot Glass Show.
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Qsine Restaurant

A one-of-a-kind dining concept. Experience the fusion of entertainment and cuisine.
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OneSpaWorld

Treat yourself to a pampering treatment in the world-renowned OneSpaWorld.

Your Holiday Summary

 

Train Journey

  • 3 night all-inclusive Gold Service rail journey on board the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth with all meals, fine wines, and beverages
  • All-inclusive Off Train Experiences and short stops in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook and Rawlinna 

Cruise

  • 13 night all-inclusive cruise on board Celebrity Eclipse
  • Classic Beverage Package
  • Gratuities
  • Surf Internet Package

Hotel Stays

  • 4 night four-star stay in Sydney at the Rydges World Square Hotel with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star stay in Perth with breakfast 

All flights (London departure - regional flights available) and transfers

Prices From

Departing

13 November 2022

Inside

£4,499pp

Ocean View

£4,999pp

Veranda

£5,499pp

Concierge Class

£5,999pp

To Book, Call our Holiday Specialists on

0800 840 5800