3 Remarkable Rail and Sail Trips

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Blending the luxury of cruising with the romance of train journeys, a rail and sail package with Cruise 1st offers passengers the ultimate holiday experience.  To help get you inspired, we’ve compiled this list of our favourite rail and sail combination trips that are guaranteed to impress.

27 Night Fly/Cruise/Rail Dubai to South Africa

Taking passengers from the glitz and glamour of Dubai to the breath-taking natural beauty of South Africa, the 27 Night Fly/Cruise/Rail Dubai to South Africa is an exciting and unforgettable package.

  • Emirates Elegance

Commencing in the world famous emirate of Dubai, guests can shop ‘til they drop, explore the bustling souks or soak up the sun on at one of the city’s many seaside resorts. The next day, passengers embark the five star MS Rotterdam and spend six days enjoying all its fabulous on-board facilities.

  • Island dreaming

Day seven sees the first port call at the picturesque Seychelles harbour of Victoria, where passengers can marvel at the pristine marine parks and colourful coral.  Next up is Port Louis, the Mauritian capital famed for its sparkling blue waters, historic architecture and dramatic ring of mountains.

  • South African Splendour

After departing Mauritius, MS Rotterdam makes its way to Durban and Port Elizabeth. Passengers then disembark in Cape Town, renowned as one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. After two nights exploring its sights, passengers aboard the Ravos Rail Journey and begin their journey to the world famous winelands region.

  • Railway Scenery

With breakfast, lunch and dinner served on the train, guests can soak up the breath-taking views while enjoying five star cuisine. Peppered throughout the two night journey are stops at the historical village of Matjiesfontein and a tour of Kimberly’s Diamond Mine Museum. The train terminates in Pretoria where guests then transfer to Johannesburg for one night before flying home.

24 Night Australian and New Zealand Cruise with the Indian Pacific

For travellers wanting to explore the charms of the motherland, this rail and sail package is the ideal option!

  • New Zealand Magic

Commencing in Auckland, New Zealand, passengers will board the luxurious Celebrity Solstice and make their way to the city of Tauranga. Followed by visits to Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, this cruise is a scenery lover’s dream!

  • Down Under Delights

The Celebrity Solstice then sets her sights on Australia, calling at Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Esperance before anchoring in the West Australian capital of Perth. Here, guests will enjoy four nights in a luxury hotel before jumping aboard the Indian Pacific.

  • An Outback Railroad

Calling at Kalgoorlie, Adelaide, Broken Hill and Sydney, the celebrated passenger train is the perfect way to explore Australia’s vast landscape.

46 Night Luxury Maharaja Express Train and All Inclusive Azamara Cruise

Those with the luxury of time will love this incredible 46 night deal from Cruise 1st.

  • Explore the Wonders of Greece

Kicking off in Athens, passengers will spend two nights exploring the ancient city before embarking the ultra-luxurious Azamara Quest. The ship calls at the Mediterranean port of Rhodes before sailing through the breath-taking 100 mile Suez Canal passage.

  • Enchanting Egypt

Exiting into the Red Sea, the Azamara Quest will make an overnight call in the beautiful port of Safaga before sailing to the captivating Omani city of Muscat and the charming emirate of Fujairah.

  • An Indian Adventure

The ship then sets sail for Mumbai, where passengers begin the Indian leg of their journey. Here, they will spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of the city before travelling to Delhi. After an overnight stay, guests board the Maharaja Express for an eight day journey meandering through Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi and Lucknow. With sights, attractions and experiences such as a visit to Amber Port, elephant polo match, Ranthambore National Park trip, Taj Mahal tour and scenic Ganges cruise, passengers enjoy an authentic Indian experience like no other.

  • Exotic Asian Delights

The adventure then resumes on-board the Azamara Quest where guests will visit Port Blair, Yangon, Phuket, Langkawi, Penang and Port Klang. Passengers will be blown away by the tropical palm fringed beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, lively nightlife and stunning natural scenery. The experience ends with an overnight stay in the bustling Southeast Asian country of Singapore.

Find Out More

Want to experience the unmatched grandeur of a rail and sail getaway? Take a look at these fantastic deals put together by Cruise 1st or call us on 1300-857-345.

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Alyssa Beit

Alyssa lives in Sydney, NSW. Born on the 14th October and is a Social and Human Service Assistant at Cruise 1st Australia. She is in her early 40’s and loves tranquility on luxury cruises.

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