Great Southern Packages : Conditions

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PAYMENT & BOOKING CONDITIONS:

Holiday Packages: These conditions are for The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Great Southern holiday package bookings only. Rail only bookings are subject to different terms & conditions. 

  • Advance Purchase (must be booked at least 6 months in advance): A deposit of $1,100 per person, per rail journey is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 190 days prior to train’s departure. Bookings made within 190 days prior to departure, require full payment at time of booking.
  • Gold Service – Everyday & Everyday Saver: A deposit of $600 per person, per rail journey is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice.
  • Platinum Service -Everyday: A deposit of $1,100 per person, per rail journey is due within 7 days of receiving confirmation invoice. Balance is due 50 days prior to train’s departure.
  • Everyday & Everyday Saver fares booked within 50 days of train departure require full payment at time of booking.
  • Rail Journey is defined as: The Ghan, Adelaide to Alice Springs or vice versa (vv), Alice Springs to Darwin or vv, or Adelaide to Darwin vv; on the Indian Pacific, Sydney to Adelaide or vv, Adelaide to Perth or vv, or Sydney to Perth or vv; on the Great Southern, Adelaide to Brisbane or vv.
  • If the deposit payment is not received, Rail Europe holds the right to cancel the booking.

AMENDMENTS:

  • Amendment of a confirmed Holiday Package booking (including rail and accommodation and touring together) will result in you incurring an amendment fee of $100 per person, per travel sector, in addition to any cost charged by operators, and cannot be made less than 21 days prior to the date of travel.
  • An amendment to a confirmed booking cannot extend the date of travel beyond 12 months from the original travel date.

CANCELLATIONS:

Advance Purchase Fares

Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Fee

191+ days prior to departure Loss of Deposit
190 - 0 days prior  100%

 

Everyday & Everyday Saver Fares

Cancellation Notice

Cancellation Fee

99+ days prior to departure $100 per person, per rail journey
98 - 51 days prior to departure Loss of Deposit
50 - 0 days prior to departure 100%


Travel Insurance/Minimum numbers

  • Travel insurance providing appropriate cover is strongly recommended.
  • A minimum amount of passenger's is required to operate each departure. The rail operator has the right to cancel a departure should the minimum passengers quota not be met. We recommend suitable travel insurance be taken out should this occur. Click here for Rail Europe's terms & conditions.