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Begin your journey in Darwin with a four-night stay in a five-star hotel - the perfect base for sightseeing and complimentary tours. Australia's only tropical capital city, Darwin offers everything from an exotic climate to cultural delights. Experience the Mindil Beach Sunset Market, see prehistoric relics at Crocosaurus Cove and visit the Outstation Gallery: home to nine different Aboriginal art centres. While in Darwin you will also embark on two very special tours: one to Kakadu National Park, and the other to Litchfield National Parks waterfalls.

After your unforgettable stay in Darwin you will board the Ghan for a two-night journey to Adelaide. Travel coast to coast through Australia's fiery red centre, experiencing the country at its dramatic best. Day one sees you enjoying the endless options in Katherine, a leisurely cruise on the Katherine River gazing in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs or gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jowoyn people, with an exclusive cultural experience or why not upgrade your excursion with a spectacular helicopter or scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Day two is the red centre. In Alice Springs you can glimpse the history of yesteryear, the thriving culture and unique lifestyle of today. In the evening you will be treated to an amazing showcase of outback stars in Maguri, a remote town around 40km from Coober Pedy. THe final days see you rolling through the spectacular Flinders Ranges before your journey comes to an end in Adelaide.

Your spectacular train journey will be matched only by your Australia cruise on-board Azamara Journey. After leaving the Ghan, spending two nights in Adelaide and flying to Sydney, you will board this beautiful ship for a voyage to Tasmania and New Zealand. Cruise Milford Sound to Dunedin, where you can discover the town's Scottish influence before moving onto the likes of Akaroa, Napier and Auckland.

Your journey of a lifetime comes to a close here, where you will transfer to the airport and fly home to the UK.

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25 January 2018 Fly over 2 nights from the UK to Darwin.
27 January 2018 On arrival transfer from the airport to a 5-star hotel for a 4-night stay.
Its tropical sunsets and vibrant cultural scene will make you fall head over heels in love with Darwin. Experience the Mindil Beach Sunset Market: a haven for foodies who are passionate about Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, Brazilian and Greek food (and more!). Visit Crocosaurus Cove, home to six of the largest crocs in captivity, and explore the Outstation Gallery, one of Darwin's best galleries of Indigenous art.
29 January 2018 Today, travel on the Arnhem Highway across the Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains, on a stunning tour to Kakadu National Park. A timeless landscape of exceptional beauty, you will witness mangrove-fringed coastal areas, expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone escarpments and rich woodlands, all teeming with wildlife. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.
30 January 2018 Today's tour takes you to the thundering waterfalls of Litchfield National Park. Lush monsoon forests, termite mounds and unusual rock formations can be found alongside cascades such as Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls and Wangi Falls with its crystal clear pool; the perfect place for a relaxing swim.
31 January 2018 Transfer from the hotel to the station to board the Ghan for a 2-night journey from Darwin to Adelaide.
Enjoy lunch in the classically-styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Carriage for a delicious lunch, accompanied by your choice of fine wines. Watch the striking top-end landscapes roll by on the way to Katherine. Katherine offers endless options, leisurely cruise on the Katherine River gazing in wonder at towering sandstone cliffs or gain an insight into the culture and ways of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jowoyn people, with an exclusive cultural experience or why not upgrade your excursion with a spectacular helicopter or scenic flight over Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks. Back on the train your scrumptious dinner awaits.
01 February 2018 In Alice Springs you can glimpse the history of yesteryear, the thriving culture and unique lifestyle of today. Visit local landmarks, or take a front row seat at a spectacular bird show at the Desert Park. To fully appreciate this breath-taking part of Australia you might like to take a helicopter ride over the ancient MacDonnell Ranges. Experience this 300 million year old mountain range’s unique beauty with 360 degree views. Alternatively experience a serene camel ride across incredible ochre land or continue further into the interior of Australia and visit the iconic Uluru and Kata Juta. In the evening you will be treated to an amazing showcase of outback stars in Maguri, a remote town around 40km from Coober Pedy.
02 February 2018 The final day on the train sees you rolling through the Flinders Ranges before getting into Adelaide.
Transfer from the station to a 5-star hotel for a 2-night stay in Adelaide.
This sophisticated city is home to everything from heritage architecture to fascinating museums and galleries. Visit the iconic Central Market, get close to wildlife at Adelaide Zoo or meander through the scenic Botanic Gardens.
03 February 2018 Today, explore the beautiful architectural chateau's of the Barossa Valley. You will be guided through the selection of award winning wines and will enjoy a choice of delicious meal with a glass of vino. You will also visit the acoustic marvel of the Whispering Wall: an engineering feat built between 1900 and 1903 as a back-up water supply for the growing population of Gawler. Whispered words can be heard clearly at the other side - approximately 140 metres away.
04 February 2018 Transfer from the hotel to the airport for a direct flight to Sydney.
On arrival transfer to a 5-star hotel for a 4-night stay.
During your time in Sydney you can stroll the famous Harbour Bridge (even climb to the top!), relax in front of sparkling blue seas on iconic Bondi Beach and take in Circular Quay & The Rocks: the birthplace of both the city and the modern nation.
05 February 2018 Today, you will head out on a once-in-a-lifetime backstage tour of Sydney Opera House. You will have you unprecedented VIP access; a must for lovers of dance, opera, theatre and performing arts of all kinds. Catch a glimpse of the actors, dancers and musicians going through their rehearsals and warm-up routines, and enjoy a full-cooked breakfast in the Green Room.
06 February 2018 Your final Sydney tour takes you to the impossibly beautiful Blue Mountains, where you can breathe in crisp mountain air while overlooking deep ravines carpeted with rainforest. Ride on the Skyway which glides between cliff tops 270 metres above the canopy, learn about the Aboriginal dreamtime legend of the Three Sisters and meet an Aboriginal Elder. On this tour, you will also enjoy an afternoon encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park, getting up close to Australia's native wildlife.
07 February 2018 Day at leisure in Sydney.
08 February 2018 Sydney, Australia.
Transfer from the hotel to the port and embark Azamara Journey.
09 February 2018 Day at sea.
10 February 2018 Hobart (overnight on-board), Tasmania.
The first thing you notice when you step ashore in Hobart, Tasmania, is the crystal clear fresh air. And with the abundance of national parks, forests, lakes, beaches, waterfalls and mountains found in this tiny island state, it is easy to see why. The capital and most populous city in Tasmania, Hobart is filled with old world charm. Stroll along the historic waterfront, famous for its Georgian architecture, and take in the sights. Make your way to Salamanca Place, filled with rows of sandstone buildings. Be sure to check out the market, if you happen to arrive on a Saturday. The buildings are filled with bars and restaurants, shops and boutiques, and galleries and craft shops—the perfect place to pick up a souvenir for your friends and family back home, handmade by one of Hobart’s many local artisans. Head just outside of the city to Mount Wellington, which serves as a picture perfect backdrop to the city, and do a little hiking. Or, to explore further, take a day trip to discover the vast beauty of Bruny Island, drive along the East Coast Escape to Freycinet National Park, or learn more about Tasmania’s past as a penal colony at Port Arthur Historic Site.
12 February 2018 Day at sea.
13 February 2018 Day at sea.
14 February 2018 Cruising Milford Sound, New Zealand.
15 February 2018 Dunedin (overnight on-board), New Zealand.
Located on New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is sure to be a pleasant chapter in your voyage. Known both as a City of Literature, and the Edinburgh of the South, it is no surprise there is a statue of Robbie Burns in the heart of town. Though a Scottish influence can be felt throughout town, Dunedin is still distinctly Kiwi. Take a guided coach tour around the city and view the Flemish architecture or explore the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the Otago Peninsula. Stroll along one of the many beautiful, white sandy beaches. View some of the wildlife unique to the area, like the Northern Royal Albatross, the Little Blue Penguin, and the Kiwi. Learn more about local culture at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, where you will discover the story of the people who settled here. If you are up for a challenge, take a page from the Guinness Book of World Records and climb to the top of Baldwin Street: the steepest street in the world. Or for a chance to live like another famous literary character, Willy Wonka, visit Cadbury World, a working chocolate factory located in the heart of Dunedin.
17 February 2018 Akaroa, New Zealand.
Named for the Māori word for “Long Harbor”, Akaroa is a village situated in the heart of an ancient volcano on the South Island of New Zealand. With waters that are home to the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin, the Hector’s Dolphin, Akaroa is a haven for animal lovers. Be sure to take a dolphin sighting tour where you can also spot New Zealand fur seals, little blue penguins and various other forms of sea life in and around the sheltered harbour. If you would rather stay on dry land, take a tour of an Alpaca farm and get up close and personal with the unique animals. View the colonial architecture, crafts and cafés as you explore the streets of this charming seaside town. There is a distinctly French flair here, with many businesses and homes flying French flags in their windows. The surrounding area is also filled with stunning scenery. Surfers, or surf enthusiasts, will want to visit Le Bons Bay or Okains Bay beaches for big waves. There are also several well-marked and well-kept walking trails to view more of the dramatic landscape.
18 February 2018 Picton, New Zealand.
A seaside town situated close to the head of Queen Charlotte Sound on the South Island, Picton is a great jumping off point for exploring the Marlborough Sounds. Like most of New Zealand, this area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Choose your own adventure and go fishing, swimming or bird watching, or visit the playful fur seal pups at their colony near the waterfall at Ohau Point. Bring your walking shoes and walk to the Snout—located between Picton and Waikawa Bay, this peninsula is still wild and untamed. There are tracks and trails for all abilities, from a few minutes-long stroll to a full-scale hiking adventure. Oenophiles will also be interested to know that Picton is less than half an hour away from the world famous Marlborough wine region. Explore more than 35 cellar doors—from small family producers, to international operations. Pair a glass of acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc with another regional delicacy, greenshell mussels. And when it is time to wave goodbye to Picton, be sure to stay above deck to see the incredible sights of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Sailing through should be a bucket-list item for any world-traveller.
19 February 2018 Napier (overnight on-board), New Zealand.
Located on the east coast of the North Island, Napier is a popular tourist town, and together with inland Hastings, are known as “the Bay Cities of New Zealand”. After Napier was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1931, the city rebuilt in spectacular Art Deco style that Mr. Gatsby himself would approve of. Take a stroll through the streets and you’d swear you can hear the clink of glasses and the faint notes of jazz music in the air. But even though the past is still very much present in Napier, there are plenty of contemporary delights, too. Make a pilgrimage to Pania of the Reef, a statue of a figure of Māori mythology, and one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country. Take a guided walk around the city, or visit the gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Spend a day testing out the local vineyards, or stop by the Napier farmers’ market for fresh artisan products.
21 February 2018 Tauranga, New Zealand.
Situated in the heart of the sunniest region of the North Island, Tauranga is a popular seaside getaway for locals and visitors alike. Initially settled by the Māori in the 13th century, the Bay of Plenty area has an abundance of things to see and do. Relax on one of the many golden beaches that make this area popular with surfers, sailors and divers. Venture out on the water for dolphin watching, or even a jet boat ride if you have a need for speed. Grab a bite to eat and a refreshing glass of New Zealand vino on the Strand—a waterfront area is filled with restaurants, cafés and pubs, which is also the perfect location for people watching. Head just outside of town to the site of Te Puia, which includes a thermal valley, the Pohutu geyser, mud pool, and the Pikirangi Māori village. Soak your tired limbs in the rejuvenating thermal pools and then learn more about Māori culture at the carving and weaving schools. And if your timing is right, you just might get to witness the spectacular sight of the Pohutu geyser shooting nearly 100 feet into the sky.
22 February 2018 Auckland, New Zealand.
Disembark and transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK .

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WHAT´S INCLUDED
  • Flights.
  • Private overseas transfers.
  • 4-night 5-star hotel stay in Darwin.
  • Kakadu National Park Explorer.
  • Litchfield National Park Waterfalls tour.
  • 2 nights aboard the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide in a twin Gold Service with upper and lower berths.
  • 2-night 5-star hotel stay in Adelaide.
  • 4-night 5-star hotel stay in Sydney.
  • Sydney Opera House backstage tour.
  • Blue Mountains Grand tour.
  • 14-night premium-luxury cruise.
  • Free AzAmazing evening - a night with the Tasmanian Symphony.
Highlights
  • Kakadu and Litchfield National Park tours.
  • 2 nights on the Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide.
  • Southern Barossa Valley tour.
  • Blue Mountains tour and Opera House backstage tour.
Club Interior Stateroom
£6999
Club Oceanview Stateroom
£7899
Club Continent Suite
£14499
Borossa Valley
Sydney Opera House
Milford Sound
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