There’s something so nostalgic, so romantic about train travel. Especially when it’s a journey as steeped in history as the new six-day heritage rail/sail journey on Australia’s oldest express train, the Spirit of Progress.
A gleaming blue-and-gold icon of the 1930s and 40s, the ‘Spirit’ was once the most glamorous way to travel between Melbourne and Sydney – until the grand dame’s retirement in 1986.
Now Cruise Express is bringing the golden age back with a five-night ‘Spirit and the Princess’ journey launching in April 2020. Enjoy two days aboard the beautifully restored Spirit from Sydney to Melbourne with an overnight in Albury, two nights in Melbourne, and a two-night cruise back to Sydney aboard the Golden Princess.
“As life speeds up, more of us want to return to a simple, more graceful time,” notes Cruise Express Managing Director, Meg Hill. “The beautiful and historic ‘Spirit’ offers Australians an opportunity to step back in time and savour the romance and excitement of journeys as they once were.”
Fares, including selected meals, are available from $2,290 per person, twin-share. All aboard!
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