The Ghan Alice Springs to Darwin

Australian Rail and Ashes Cricket Sale

Written by: Jovanka Ristich
Date: 9th August 2017

Freedom Australia (Tel 0333 234 2889) is offering a massive saving of £900 for couples booking either a cross continental Indian Pacific or Ghan rail experience teamed with a 2017-18 Ashes holiday.

These itineraries provide the perfect opportunity to experience at least one of the world’s iconic train journeys whilst also savouring one of the most fiercely fought sporting events. What greater rivalry is there than that between England and Australia playing for The Ashes urn?

The quartet of Track The Ashes itineraries come under the following headings:

The Ghan & Gabba – Darwin to Adelaide on The Ghan and the Brisbane Ashes

Southbound for the Second – From Darwin to the Adelaide Test with a week in South Australia

Rail & Return – Adelaide to Darwin via The Ghan, back in time for the Adelaide Test

End of the Line – Perth to Sydney on the Indian Pacific for the last Ashes Test in Sydney

THE GHAN & GABBA – this 14-day itinerary departs on November 15th and includes:

  • Gold Service cabin on The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide, includes all meals & Off Train Experiences
  • Three-nights accommodation in Adelaide
  • Domestic flight from Adelaide to Brisbane
  • Two-nights accommodation in Brisbane before the start of the first Ashes Test
  • Official Ashes accommodation and ticket package including six-nights accommodation and guaranteed tickets to all five days of play in Brisbane

PRICE from £2,442, or including international flights from £3,309 per person

The Ghan Alice Springs to Darwin

SOUTHBOUND FOR THE SECOND – this 16-day itinerary departs on 22nd December and includes:

  • Gold Service cabin on The Ghan, Darwin to Adelaide, includes all meals & Off Train Experiences
  • Six-nights in Adelaide
  • One-night on Kangaroo Island, includes all transfers, touring & accommodation
  • Day tour of the famous Barossa wine region
  • Official Ashes accommodation and ticket package including six-nights accommodation and guaranteed tickets to all five days of play in Adelaide – this features day & night play

PRICE from £3,299, or including international flights from £4,319 per person

RAIL & RETURN – this 12-day itinerary departs on 26th November and includes:

  • Gold Service cabin on The Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin, includes all meals & Off Train Experiences
  • Three nights in Darwin
  • Domestic flight from Darwin to Adelaide
  • Official Ashes accommodation and ticket package including six nights accommodation and guaranteed tickets to all five days of play in Adelaide – this features day & night play

PRICE from £2,685, or including international flights from £3,475 per person

Adelaide Oval, credit Getty Images

END OF THE LINE – this 13-day itinerary departs on 28th December and includes:

  • Gold Service cabin on the Indian Pacific, Perth to Sydney, leaving on New Year’s Eve. Includes all meals & Off Train Experiences
  • Three-nights accommodation in Perth
  • Official Ashes accommodation and ticket package including six nights accommodation and guaranteed tickets to all five days of play of the final Test in Sydney

PRICE from £2,345, or including international flights from £3,444 per person

ABOUT FREEDOM AUSTRALIA

Freedom Australia is an Official Licensed Travel Operator for the 2017-18 Ashes Series.

ABOUT THE GHAN and INDIAN PACIFIC

Australia is the only continent to have two coast to coast, cross continental railways. These epic rail journeys feature The Ghan which runs north to south between Darwin and Adelaide taking three days and two nights. En route, off rail touring can take place in, depending on the journey’s starting point, Katherine, Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock).

The Indian Pacific runs between Perth and Sydney taking four days and three nights. En route, off rail touring can take place in, depending on the journey’s starting point, Kalgoorlie, Cook, Adelaide, The Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Broken Hill.

Appropriately for these itineraries an Adelaide highlight is the tour of the Adelaide Oval

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