A Touch of Alice

Adelaide to Alice Springs

6 Days5 Nights

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 2 days/1 night aboard The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs (or v.v.), in Gold Service including all meals, beverages and Off Train Experience in Marla
  • Transfer from Alice Springs Rail Terminal to Hotel (or v.v.)
  • 4 nights accommodation in Alice Springs including breakfast daily
  • 1 day Palm Valley Outback Safari by 4WD including picnic lunch and touring
  • 1 day A Town Like Alice with Alice Springs Desert Park including entry to attractions and touring

Day 1 (Sunday)

THE GHAN, ADELAIDE

Depart Adelaide aboard The Ghan. Unwind over lunch while travelling through the outskirts of Adelaide. Watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia merge into rugged Mallee scrub. Marvel as the spectacular Flinders Ranges disappear into the horizon. This evening, relax and enjoy the company of new-found friends in the lounge and dine in the restaurant with an enticing range of menu options. Head back to your cabin for a good night’s sleep in anticipation of a striking outback sunrise. (L,D)

Day 2 (Monday)

THE GHAN, ALICE SPRINGS

Wake up with a coffee and step off the train to witness an unforgettable outback sunrise at Marla, in the remote reaches of South Australia. Back on board, it’s time for brunch. After more incredible outback scenery, arrive into Alice Springs early in the afternoon and transfer to your accommodation. (B,L)

Day 3 (Tuesday)

ALICE SPRINGS - FREE DAY

Today is yours to spend at leisure. Relax by the pool, enjoy a long lunch or try your luck at the casino. Alternatively, further explore the region with a morning balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges where you can experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert. (B)

Day 4 (Wednesday)

PALM VALLEY

This full day 4WD safari travels through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community and historic precinct which is renowned for its Aboriginal art collection and the works of Albert Namatjira. Travel down the bed of the Finke River, one of oldest water courses in the world, into Palm Valley. See spectacular rock forms, white sands, and an oasis of rock pools and palm trees. Some plants such as the cycad and cabbage palm are unique to Central Australia. Visit the spectacular rock formation known as the Amphitheatre. Enjoy a picnic lunch this afternoon. On the return journey, relax and enjoy the changing colours of the magnificent West MacDonnell Ranges in the afternoon light. (B,L)

Day 5 (Thursday)

ALICE SPRINGS

Transfer this morning to the world class Alice Springs Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theatre presentation and see rare and endangered animals such as the bilby. Time at the Alice Springs Desert Park is unguided - you will explore the park at your leisure. You will then be transferred back to your accommodation where there will be free time before commencing ‘A Town Like Alice’ afternoon tour. See the sights of The Alice including The School of the Air. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote outback. Next stop is the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can get up close to some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia’s semi-arid desert, such as the perentie lizard and the thorny devil. Finish the day with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. (B)

Day 6 (Friday)

ALICE SPRINGS

Your holiday concludes this morning after breakfast. (B)

Alternative Departures

Alternative Departure:

Alice Springs to Adelaide (TAALSAPT), Alice Springs to Darwin (TAALSBRT) and Darwin to Alice Springs (TABRTALS)

Fares

Total Package Per Person Twin Share

Prices valid from 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Package price*  
 Low Season Shoulder SeasonHigh Season
Platinum Service Everyday $3,069 pp $3,509 pp $3,679 pp
Gold Service Everyday $1,939 pp $2,239 pp $2,389 pp
Gold Service Advance Purchase $1,699 pp $1,949 pp $2,229 pp


*Prices based on twin share. Single supplements apply for single travellers. Please see our Terms and Conditions page for booking conditions.

 

 

To book call 1800 703 357

Booking Code: TAAPTALS

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