Escorted Rail Holidays Travel and Tour Packages

2021

Australia

The Christmas Train to Mudgee

3 days • with Scott McGregor and Friends

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A journey by private train on the scenic Mudgee branch line is a rare and beautiful thing. Adding the celebration of Christmas Cheer after a tough year has the makings of a wonderful Weekend Escape. To be wined and dined in true Mudgee-style over a long weekend away is a treat to remember! Your hosts are passionate Mudgee locals who also have the love of rail travel in their bones and can hold their own with the best in any Christmas Carol sing along! Your special train, the retro-restored Capertee Valley Explorer (also known as The Blue Zephyr), made up of carriages and the Dining and Bar cars from the iconic Newcastle Flyer, is an ideal vehicle for relaxing rail travel, long lunches and on-board celebrations. Roll over the Blue Mountains while morning tea is served, skirt the magnificent Capertee Valley while your three-course lunch, matched with Mudgee wines is presented. Culminating at the current terminus of the line, with time to graze and shop, in the historic rural idyll of Rylstone.

  • Enjoy an all inclusive long-weekend Christmas themed celebration
  • Exclusive private charter of the iconic Capertee Valley Explorer cruise train
  • Train Travel over the Blue Mountains and scenic Mudgee line to Rylstone
  • A rare rail trip down the spectacular Capertee Valley
  • Morning tea and lunch in the heritage Dining Cars
  • Two nights in the charming heritage town of Mudgee
  • Special entertainment and dinner in Mudgee’s premier winery venue
  • A full day touring wineries, museums, towns and gold rush villages
  • Exclusive sunset cocktail reception at the outlandish Ruwenzori Retreat
  • Services of your tour leaders, wine presenters and train managers throughout
  • PRICE GUIDE
  • Per Person: . $ 2,395
  • Single Supplement: $ 295
  • DATE
  • 4 Dec 2021 - 6 Dec 2021
  • INCLUDED
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in quality hotel
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 2 dinners, including some drinks (limited to approx. a glass a meal)
  • Comfortable chartered coaches
  • Winery and Heritage tour(s) with guides
  • Return train trip from Sydney on the Capertee Valley Explorer special heritage train