1 night Albury accommodation at the Atura Hotel with breakfast
2 nights Melbourne accommodation at the Batmans Hill on Collins Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily
3 night cruise aboard Queen Elizabeth from Melbourne to Sydney including all main meals and entertainment
Board the XPT at Campbelltown, Moss Vale, Goulburn or Yass Junction
Coach transfer from hotel to pier in Melbourne
Cruise Express Tour Managers
Daylight heritage service from Albury to Melbourne aboard the ‘Spirit of Progress‘ including unlimited water, standard tea and coffee
Daylight service from Sydney to Albury aboard the NSW TrainLink XPT including refreshments
Dinner in Melbourne at a local restaurant
Exclusive High Tea at the historic Windsor Hotel including return transfers
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Return coach transfers from station to hotel in Albury
Welcome aboard function
Welcome drinks at our hotel
This morning board a NSW TrainLink XPT at Sydney Terminal and settle into our private carriage. Take in the passing scenery as was head south through the Southern Highlands and the Cullerin Ranges. After arriving in Albury, transfer to to our hotel for check in, then join fellow travellers for welcome drinks.
Overnight: Atura Albury (or similar) – B~,L,D
After breakfast transfer to Albury Station where the gleaming blue and gold ‘Spirit of Progress’ awaits. Settle into one of the comfortable original compartment cars or head to the unique Parlor- Observation car for a drink with friends. After our express run through the Victorian countryside you’ll arrive at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. Our hotel is a short walk away. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Batmans Hill on Collins (or similar) – B,L,D
Today your morning is at leisure. This afternoon transfer to the historic Windsor Hotel for an exclusive high tea. After returning to our hotel the rest of our day is at leisure.
Overnight: Batmans Hill on Collins (or similar) – B
Early afternoon transfer to Station Pier to embark the Queen Elizabeth. Settle in to your stateroom, explore the ship and then prepare for sailway from Port Phillip Bay.
Overnight: Queen Elizabeth – B,D
Today the ship is at sea making her way North along the coastline. With shops, a casino, gym and multiple dining venues, your day is free to do as much or as little as you choose. This evening join your fellow travellers for a welcome aboard drinks function.
Overnight: Queen Elizabeth – B,L,D
Today the ship is in Eden on the far south coast of NSW. Wander ashore to explore on your own or purchase an optional shore excursion.
Overnight: Queen Elizabeth – B,L,D
This morning Queen Elizabeth will arrive in Sydney and berth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. Disembark after breakfast at the end of our rail and sail adventure – B
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