South West Indulgence

Perth to Adelaide

13 Days12 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights accommodation in Perth including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Explore Margaret River tour
  • 2 hour Coffee, Culture & Art walking tour with expert guides
  • Half day Good Food, Wine & Beer Trail tour in the Swan Valley
  • Transfer from Hotel to East Perth Rail Terminal
  • 3 days/2 nights aboard the Indian Pacific, Perth to Adelaide, including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna and Cook
  • Transfer from Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal to hotel
  • 5 nights accommodation in Adelaide including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Best of Adelaide tour
  • 90 minute Adelaide Central Market walking tour with expert guides
  • 1 day McLaren Vale Winery Experience tour
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Day 1

PERTH

Make your way to your accommodation in Perth. Settle in and enjoy the comforts of your hotel, take a stroll through the city streets, visit the Bell Tower or see the city skyline from Kings Park.
OVERNIGHT: 5 nights Pan Pacific Perth

Day 2

MARGARET RIVER

A few hours south of Perth, see some of the highlights of the celebrated Margaret River region on a small-group guided tour. First stop is Busselton for a walk along the world’s longest timber jetty (1841m), then enjoy some amazing Indian Ocean views from Yallingup. In Margaret River township itself, a stroll over the bridge into the forest is a lovely nature experience. Head to a premium Margaret River winery for a spot of wine tasting and a sumptuous lunch, followed by a delectable chocolate tasting. The final stop for the day is the Yahava Koffee Works where you can smell and taste a selection of fine coffees from around the world. (B,L)

Day 3

PERTH

Back in Perth, start the day with a Coffee, Culture & Art walking tour. Explore the Heritage Precinct of Perth, the old theatre district and former educational precincts, with secret gardens, hidden art and plenty of coffee opportunities along the way. After the tour, continue your explorations or head back to your accommodation. In the evening, discover some of Perth’s inner-city laneways, buzzing with bars, live music and street art. (B)

Day 4

LEISURE DAY, PERTH

Today is yours to enjoy the city of Perth at your leisure. You might take a stroll to the new Elizabeth Quay or catch a ferry to the atmospheric maritime town of Fremantle. Visit Kings Park, do a spot of shopping, or spend a few hours at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre - the choice is yours. (B)

Day 5

SWAN VALLEY

Northeast of Perth, the fertile Swan Valley is a flavour-filled destination. Enjoy more than 25 tasting experiences here, packed into an exciting half day. A brief insight into Swan Valley history and the settlement of Perth includes a visit to some historic buildings dating from the early days of the Swan River Colony. Tastes on tour include coffee, freshly roasted Australian nuts, nougat, cheeses, local honey, ice cream, chocolate and fresh macarons. At Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery try some genuine Australian bush tucker jams, sauces and chutneys made from native food plants. Your tour also features award-winning wines and port, before finishing with an icy-cold beer or cider at Ironbark Brewery. (B)

Day 6

BOARD THE INDIAN PACIFIC IN PERTH, KALGOORLIE

After leaving the East Perth Rail Terminal behind mid-morning, journey though the super-scenic Avon Valley over lunch. Further west, enjoy a three-course dinner then disembark for an evening experience in the outback gold-mining town of Kalgoorlie. Travelling prospector Paddy Hannan struck it rich here 1893, sparking the greatest gold rush in Australian history. Visit Hannan’s North Tourist Mine and the amazing Super Pit, where Kalgoorlie’s gold rush continues today. OVERNIGHT: 2 nights Indian Pacific (B,L,D)

Day 7

INDIAN PACIFIC, NULLARBOR PLAIN

After travelling through the night, watch the sunrise over tiny Rawlinna, a remote outpost bordering the largest sheep station in the southern hemisphere. Across the border in South Australia take a wander around Cook, a slightly eerie ghost town that’s home to a thriving population of four. Cook was once a busy railway hub with a bush hospital and more than 50 resident railway workers. Your train ride continues into the night, across the mighty Nullarbor Plain. (B,L,D)

Day 8

INDIAN PACIFIC, ADELAIDE

Rich ochre sands make way for forests and farmlands as you arrive into Adelaide – a true foodie city and the hub of the world-beating South Australian wine industry. Transfer to your hotel, freshen up, then get your bearings on a walk around the city centre. In the evening, head for the bars and eateries around Rundle St and Ebenezer Pl in the city’s East End.
OVERNIGHT: 5 nights Hilton Adelaide

Day 9

LEISURE DAY, ADELAIDE

Today is yours to experience Adelaide at your own pace – perhaps some shopping in the historic arcades around Rundle Mall, a walk across the Torrens River to see the famous Adelaide Oval, a tram ride to seaside Glenelg for a stroll along the jetty and some fish-and-chips on the sand. In the North Terrace cultural precinct, visit the South Australian Museum and take a tour through the hushed spaces of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants abound. (B)

Day 10

ADELAIDE

Make your way to Adelaide’s famous ‘Popeye’ ferry for a scenic cruise on the Torrens River, followed by a ‘Best of Adelaide’ coach tour around the city. See the historic North and East Terraces, the leafy eastern suburbs and enjoy amazing views over Adelaide, Glenelg and the shimmering Gulf St Vincent from the Adelaide Hills. Visit the historic stone village of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, followed by a stop at the hugely successful Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. In the evening enjoy a three-course dinner at Adelaide’s renowned River Café, with views across the Torrens River to the city skyline. (B,D)

Day 11

ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

The Adelaide Central Market Discovery Tour is a sensory, interactive gourmet experience at the city’s fabulous undercover food market, delicious tastings highlighting premium South Australian produce. Tours are designed by noted
South Australian food experts Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years’ experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of the Central Market is second to none. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the flavours of South Australia. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure: don’t miss the the flavour-filled alleys and food courts of Adelaide’s Chinatown, right next door to the market. (B)

Day 12

MCLAREN VALE WINE REGION

Depart the city and take the coastal route to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Pristine beaches and vistas of the glistening Gulf St Vincent herald your arrival in the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Moving through rolling vineyards, visit up to five beautiful wineries in the Vale – each one steeped in history, with friendly, knowledgeable staff to guide you through your wine tasting experiences. Best known for shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels with grenache, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, as well as Spanish and Italian varieties such as fiano, vermentino, tempranillo, mouvèdre and sangiovese.
(B,L)

Day 13

FAREWELL

Check out of your hotel after breakfast: one last chance to explore Adelaide before your journey home. (B)

Alternative

Alternative Departure:

Adelaide to Perth (SWAPTEPT)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $5,249 pp $5,879 pp $5,939 pp
Gold Service Everyday $4,149 pp $4,499 pp $4,599 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $3,789 pp $4,069 pp $4,369 pp


*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Advance Purchase and Pension Saver fares are subject to availability, please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.

 

 

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Booking Code: SWEPTAPT

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