Southern Cities - Sydney/Adelaide

Travel in style between these great Australian cities, with plenty of time to see the sights. Travelling by rail takes you straight into the city centres without waiting around at airports.


• Scenic rail travel between Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide
• 3 nights in cosmopolitan Melbourne
• Exciting optional day trips
• 3 nights in South Australia’s Adelaide
• Travel on the iconic Indian Pacific from Adelaide to Sydney

Day 1 - (Wednesday) - Cross the magnificent Southern Tablelands by rail across the New South Wales and Victoria state borders from Sydney to Melbourne for your 3 night stay in Australia's sporting and culture capital.

Day 2 - Take time to explore Melbourne's laneways with excellent shopping and restuarants. Further afield you can take an optional trip along the Great Ocean Road or to accessible Phillip Island.

Day 4 - Board the Overland train to Adelaide passing through classic Australian country towns.

Day 5 - Spend 3 nights in the South Australia capital of Adelaide, with optional tours to Kangaroo Island and the Barossa wine region.

Day 7 -  Enjoy your overnight rail journey on the Indian Pacific back to Sydney in your choice of Gold or Platinum cabin.

8 day Southern Cities Rail Escape with Coach & Gold Class Travel - from £1098

First/Platinum Class Travel - from £1537

8 day Rail Escape from £1098

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing standard accommodation. Prices will vary according to season and standard of accommodation chosen.

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Rail Escapes

Discover the best of Australia and its diverse scenery with our brilliantly planned rail escapes, which are a holiday in themselves.

Rail Escapes include:

  • Australia's top tourist destinations
  • Comfort and convenience of rail travel
  • Comfortable, well appointed accommodation
  • Plenty of time for sightseeing and exploring


Ask us to design a rail escape that's unique to you.

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