Southern States by Rail

This one’s got it covered! Travel by plane, train, coach, tram, and cruise boat on a fun 5 day short escape to Melbourne and Sydney. Travel between by Country Link XPT Train. Fly from Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport to Melbourne to discover the best that Victoria's capitol has to offer. Cruise the Yarra, look out from the Eurka Tower and dine in a Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Then, sit back and relax as the train makes its way through Victoria to Albury, Wagga Wagga and the Southern Highlands before arriving into Central Station in Sydney. Watch the sunset on a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise and compare the views between the Eurka Skydeck and Sydney Tower. Seeing two capital cities in just 5 days, sounds like the perfect short escape.

Tour Highlights

  • Melbourne City Sights coach tour
  • Colonial Tramcar Restaurant – 3 course dinner with drinks
  • Free morning at Melbourne’s Southbank for shopping
  • Yarra River Cruise – Melbourne’s Highlights and Gardens
  • Eureka Tower Viewing Deck – best views of Melbourne
  • Dinner at the Kitchen Workshop at Crown Casino
  • One way economy seat on Country Link train from Melbourne to Sydney
  • Sydney Sightseeing coach tour
  • Sydney Tower Viewing Deck – best views of Sydney and the Harbour
  • Free time at Darling Harbour for shopping
  • Dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour
Departing
09/02/2018
Duration
5 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Luxury Coach, Country Link Train

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Day 1: Friday 9 February 2018 - Toowoomba - Melbourne

This tour begins with a transfer to Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport and a direct Air North Flight to Melbourne. On arrival, enjoy a City Sights tour by coach, past the Docklands and in to the city.  See Spencer Street Station, the MCG, Melbourne’s Tennis Centre and the city’s beautiful gardens. After checking in to the accommodation in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Entertainment and shopping district, dine at Melbourne’s Crown Casino in the Kitchen Workshop. Later, you might like to further explore the Crown Casino, it’s only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Meals: LD

Day 2: Saturday 10 February 2018 - Melbourne Sightseeing

Following a leisurely breakfast head out and explore Melbourne’s Southbank Precinct. It’s only a 2 minute walk from the accommodation to the Southbank Promenade on the banks of the Yarra River. Discover some of the many shops and cafes that this area is famous for, then after lunch, board Melbourne Cruises riverboat for a relaxing full-commentary, hour long cruise upstream past the city and beautiful parkland and gardens. Then, ascend to 285 metres above ground in the fastest elevator in the Southern Hemisphere for the most spectacular views over Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenong Ranges and beyond.Tonight, dine in style on one of the famous historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These beautifully restored burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and offer a delightful, innovative and exclusive approach to dining.  Cruise the city streets of Melbourne and enjoy a delicious 3 course meal with quality Australian wines. Meals: BD                                                                                                  

Day 3: Sunday 11 February 2018 - XPT Train – Melbourne-Sydney

Have a slightly earlier breakfast this morning before a coach transfer to Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station where the tour group will board the Country Link XPT train for its daily commute to Sydney.  Sit back and relax and watch the country pass as the train makes its way out of the busy Melbourne stations and in to the Victorian Countryside through Seymour, Benalla and Wangaratta before arriving in the border city of Albury.  The comfortable dining car will offer morning tea or lunch if you wish. This afternoon travel through Wagga Wagga, Junee and Cootamundra before turning to the east and through the Southern Highlands past Goulburn and Moss Vale before arriving in Sydney Central Station. The accommodation is just across the road from Central Station. Meals: BD

Day 4: Monday 12 February 2018 - Sydney Sightseeing    

Begin the day with a City Sights coach tour. Drive through the Historic Rocks Area, see the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for spectacular views over the harbour to the city and north Sydney. Visit one of Sydney’s best known landmarks, Sydney Tower for the best views in Sydney. Enjoy the 4D Cinema Experience then ride the elevator to the Observation Deck for spectacular 360° views of Sydney's fantastic skyline. Famous landmarks you will be able to see include The Rocks, Luna Park, Sydney Opera House, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney Harbour Bridge and many more.  Enjoy a few hours at Darling Harbour and join the crowds as they dine and shop at this popular Sydney attraction. Later, return to the accommodation to freshen up before a transfer to Kings Wharf to join Captain Cook Cruises for exciting Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise. Dine on Sydney Harbour and enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge over a glass of sparkling wine and a mezze plate to share followed a choice of mains and desserts. Meals: BD                               

Day 5:  Tuesday 13 February 2018 - Sydney - Toowoomba

After a buffet breakfast, depart the Rendezvous Hotel and transfer to Sydney Domestic Airport for the flight back to Brisbane. On arrival a Stonestreets Travel coach will be awaiting to return you to Toowoomba. Meals: BL

Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Transport: Luxury Coach, XPT Country Link Train, River Ferry

Accommodation: 4 Nights in hotel/motel accommodation

Activities:

  • Colonial Tramcar Restaurant – 3 course dinner with drinks
  • Yarra River Cruise – Melbourne’s Highlights and Gardens
  • Eureka Tower Viewing Deck – best views of Melbourne
  • Dinner at the Kitchen Workshop at Crown Casino
  • Sydney Tower Viewing Deck – best views of Sydney and the Harbour
  • Dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour

Other Inclusions:

  • One way economy seat on Country Link train from Melbourne to Sydney

 

Departing
09/02/2018
Duration
5 Days
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground.
Transport
Luxury Coach, Country Link Train
Price
AUD $2,195.00
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