Embark on the Great Southern Loop
A NEVER-before-offered railway adventure will give slow travel lovers a heritage steam and diesel journey across New South Wales and Victoria in May 2019. The six-day Great Southern Loop tour, launched by Cruise Express, begins on May 30, 2019, aboard a restored 1966 diesel locomotive from Sydney’s Central Station on to the Great Southern Line. The tour includes a ride of the iconic Spirit of Progress train to Melbourne. Highlights include stops at Echuca, where passengers will board a Murray paddle steamer for a lunch cruise, a coach transfer to Griffith for a private wine tasting session at De Bortoli Wines and an authentic Italian lunch at the Piccolo Family Farm. Priced from $3440 per person, twin-share. DETAILS: See cruiseexpress.com.au.