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Journeys : RACT MNJ June July 2010
Great Southern Rail has announced a range of new National Treasure holiday packages -- for a limited time these packages offer the opportunity to experience a holiday travelling on The Ghan, with savings of up to $600 per person.* You'll experience one of the world's great rail journeys aboard The Ghan, travelling in Platinum or Gold Ser vice, with hotel accommodation at either the beginning or end of the journey, plus a range of tours such as two-day Kakadu National Park tour or a Barossa Valley wine tour. Guests travelling in the lux ury of Platinum Ser vice save up to $600 per person* and those travelling in the comfort of Gold Ser vice save up to $400 per person* on the nor mal retail price of these packages * but be quick to reserve your seat, because these special packages are only on offer until 30 June 2010. The Ghan is a national treasure that has traversed the heart of Australia for more than eighty years. Travelling over three days and two nights from the northern tropics through the Red Centre and the rolling hills and plains of the south, a jour ney on The Ghan is the best way to experience Australia's vast interior. As Great Souther n Rail's Chief Executive Tony Braxton-Smith explains, The Ghan is on the 'must-do' list of all keen Australian travellers. "Our National Treasure holiday packages offer exceptional value and right now is the perfect time to book," Tony says. "Guests who choose Platinum Ser vice, which was launched in 2008, will experience a new standard of rail travel, with spacious cabin s approximately twice the size of Gold Ser vice, including a full ensuite bathroom," he says. During the day, Platinum Ser vice guests enjoy comfortable in-cabin lounge suites with panoramic views from both sides of the train, as the subtly-changing landscape rolls by at a leisurely pace. At night the Platinum cabin converts to a sleeper with a full-size double bed or twin side-by-side single beds. "Designed to meet the needs of the discer ning traveller who looks for world- class standards, Platinum Service has been an overwhelming success, offering a new level of ser vice on board," Tony says. The classic Gold Ser vice remains a popular choice, offering the comforts of the golden days of rail travel, with a comfortable lounge seat in a compact cabin converting to twin bunk beds over night. Guests travelling in both Platinum and Gold Ser vice enjoy all meals inclusive in the price, ser ved in the beautifully-decorated Queen Adelaide Restaurant. They also enjoy the use of the fully-licensed Outback Explorer Lounge carriage, where they can rela x with a drink and socialise with fellow travellers. Whistle-stop tours at Katherine and Alice Springs allow guests the opportunity to explore some scenic highlights along the 3000-kilometre route travelled by this legendary train. Book now for special package offers on The Ghan -- call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. Book now for big savings on The Ghan 67 June /July 2010
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