Silversea Luxury Cruises A DARWIN

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Darwin, Australia

Darwin is Australia's most colorful, and exotic, capital city. Surrounded on three sides by the turquoise waters of the Timor Sea, the streets are lined with tropical flowers and trees. Warm and dry in winter, hot and steamy in summer, it's a relaxed and casual place, as well as a beguiling blend of tropical frontier outpost and Outback hardiness. Thanks to its close proximity to Southeast Asia and its multicultural population it also seems more like Asia than the rest of Australia. View more

Darwin is a city that has always had to fight for its survival. The seductiveness of contemporary Darwin lifestyles belies a history of failed attempts that date from 1824 when Europeans attempted to establish an enclave in this harsh, unyielding climate. The original 1869 settlement, called Palmerston, was built on a parcel of mangrove wetlands and scrub forest that had changed little in 15 million years. It was not until 1911, after it had already weathered the disastrous cyclones of 1878, 1882, and 1897, that the town was named after the scientist who had visited Australia's shores aboard the Beagle in 1839. During World War II it was bombed more than 60 times, as the harbor full of warships was a prime target for the Japanese war planes. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve 1974, the city was almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy, Australia’s greatest natural disaster. It's a tribute to those who stayed and to those who have come to live here after Tracy that the rebuilt city now thrives as an administrative and commercial center for northern Australia. Old Darwin has been replaced by something of an edifice complex—such buildings as Parliament House and the Supreme Court all seem very grand for such a small city, especially one that prides itself on its casual, outdoor-centric lifestyle. Today Darwin is the best place from which to explore Australia's Top End, with its wonders of Kakadu and the Kimberley region.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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DARWIN A BALI
  • Salida
    jun 24 2019
  • Duración
    15 Días
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    Silver Discoverer
Desde US$ 13.100
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HONG KONG A SYDNEY
  • Salida
    nov 04 2019
  • Duración
    32 Días
  • Barco
    Silver Muse
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SINGAPORE A SYDNEY
  • Salida
    nov 18 2019
  • Duración
    18 Días
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    Silver Muse
Desde US$ 7.740
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SINGAPORE A BRISBANE
  • Salida
    nov 18 2019
  • Duración
    15 Días
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    Silver Muse
Desde US$ 5.760
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SYDNEY A SINGAPORE
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    mar 31 2020
  • Duración
    18 Días
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    Silver Muse
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BRISBANE A SINGAPORE
  • Salida
    abr 02 2020
  • Duración
    16 Días
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    Silver Muse
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BALI A BRISBANE
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    dic 03 2020
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    14 Días
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    Silver Muse
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BALI A SYDNEY
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    dic 03 2020
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    17 Días
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    Silver Muse
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AUCKLAND A BALI
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    feb 13 2021
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    Silver Whisper
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SYDNEY A SINGAPORE
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    feb 19 2021
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Excursiones en DARWIN

Learn about the pivotal role Darwin played in WWII whilst visiting the USS Peary memorial, Bicentennial Park, the Defence of Darwin Experience, the Darwin Military Museum and the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre.


USS Peary Memorial

Your first stop is a photo stop at the USS Peary memorial near the Darwin Cenotaph in Bicentennial Park. A 4-inch (10.16cm) gun from the USS Peary was salvaged, restored and mounted as a memorial to the ship and her crew. The gun points across Darwin Harbour to the ship's resting place.


Defence of Darwin Experience

Next, continue on to The Defence of Darwin Experience - the first facility in Australia to provide an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience of Darwin's role in World War II dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history. The Defence of Darwin Experience facility is an interactive exhibition space that includes the immersive Bombing of Darwin Gallery, iconic objects from that time, first-hand accounts and multimedia presentations. During World War II many civilians and service personnel fought, died, or were dispossessed. The Defence of Darwin Experience acknowledges the sacrifice of those who lost their lives, and the courage of all who served in the defence of the Northern Territory.


Darwin Military Museum

The Defence of Darwin Experience is located next to the Darwin Military Museum, and joins with it to form a larger World War II precinct at East Point. You can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities.


Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Finally, travel to the fascinating Australian Aviation Heritage Centre where an impressive presentation of aviation videos of the B-52 and the bombing of Darwin are continuously displayed. You can see some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and also original footage from Japanese archives. There are 19 aircraft on display, as well as 38 major displays, relics of crashed aircraft, and 21 engines. The exhibitions are being continually updated by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers of the Aviation Heritage Society of the Northern Territory, a non-profit association.


After your immersion in WWII history on Darwin you will return to the pier and your ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking on flat paved pathways, with some steps to access certain areas of the each venue. Guests utilising a wheelchair must be able to transfer from the chair to the coach. Comfortable shoes are recommended. order of sites may vary.

Jumping Crocodile Cruise

Join the famous jumping crocodiles cruise on the Adelaide River and visit the unique Windows on the Wetlands.


Adelaide River

Traveling by coach, you will make your way to the Adelaide River, one of eight rivers in the Top End which have large floodplains in their catchments. These floodplains create a great expanse of coastal wetlands that are home to a great variety of unique animals and plant life. The Northern Territory is also well known as crocodile country.


Jumping Crocodiles

Proceed to the Adelaide River for a cruise which brings you almost face-to-face with the famous jumping crocodiles. Keep watch for the tell-tale ripples of an approaching reptile, camera ready in anticipation of capturing that breath-taking moment as a crocodile leaps out of the water to almost its full body length.

Windows on the Wetlands Visitors Centre

At the conclusion of this truly memorable cruise, visit the Windows on the Wetlands Visitors Centre where you will have the opportunity to learn more about life in this tropical region.


Your coach will then return you to the pier by way of the outer suburbs of Darwin.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, a few steps to embark/disembark the vessel, and a few steps to access the upper and lower decks on board the vessel. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Litchfield National Park Adventure

Travel to the beautiful and peaceful Litchfield National Park and see the termite mounds and Florence Falls on tour.


Batchelor

Depart your ship and travel south down the Stuart Highway, passing old World War II airstrips and army camps en-route to the old mining town of Batchelor. As you travel through the township, you will hear the history from early settlement, the war years and the discovery of uranium to the present.


Termite Mounds

Next visit a treeless black soil plain featuring towering magnetic anthills reaching up to 13 feet (4 metres), thus giving the appearance of a huge graveyard.


Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park is a favourite among Darwin's outdoor lovers. Upon arrival at the summit of the Table Top Range, you will encounter the majestic Florence Falls. Enjoy a splendid photo opportunities from the Florence Falls lookout.


Next, proceed to the Litchfield Café for a casual barbeque lunch.


Wangi Falls

After lunch, travel to the Wangi Falls where you will have time for pictures and perhaps a stroll through the surrounding tropical jungle.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and is recommended for those guests who are physically fit and not recommended for guests utilising a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Flat, sturdy, closed shoes, a hat and sunglasses are recommended. Order of sites visited may vary.

Panoramic Darwin & Botanical Gardens

Discover the history and landmarks of Darwin City during this picturesque sightseeing excursion via coach.


Darwin City Tour, Notable Landmarks, USS Peary Memorial

Depart the pier for a scenic sightseeing drive through Darwin City. Along the way, learn about Darwin's military past, major events and Cyclone Tracy, which devastated the city in 1974. In addition, pass by renowned landmarks that include East Point, the George Brown Botanic Gardens, Parliament House and USS Peary Memorial.


East Point, Military Museum of the NT, George Brown Botanical Gardens, Parliament House

Next, a photo stop is made at East Point, home to the Military Museum of the Northern Territory. This area was heavily fortified during World War II, with several large guns protecting Darwin Harbour. Afterward, re-board your coach and head to the George Brown Botanic Gardens, which span approximately 104 acres (about 42 hectares) and are renowned for its collections of tropical species. The gardens are a cool place to visit, with a canopy of rain trees and tall palms in the heart of Darwin. During your self-guided visit, explore the gardens at your leisure. Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier, passing by the impressive Parliament House en route.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Walking at the Botanical Gardens is at the discretion of each guest. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Guests cannot stay on the coach for extended visits to venues, as the air-conditioning on the coach does not work without the engine running.

Panoramic Darwin & Museum Visit

Darwin has a rich and colourful history and this tour highlights some important sights that help to chronicle this tropical city's past.


Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Following the convict era, Australian history was shaped by another phase, when colonial settlers travelled across the globe in the hope of finding a better world, eager to explore new lands in search of personal and financial growth. Stop at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, a great place to complete your exploration of Darwin's heritage. The Art Gallery houses a comprehensive display of Indigenous art and artefacts that reveal much about the various Aboriginal groups from Darwin and its surrounding environs.


In the museum, you will also have the opportunity to learn how the city was devastated then rebuilt in 1975 after Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin on Christmas Eve in 1974. Despite its ordeal, Darwin re-grouped, rebuilt and today stands stronger than ever. A very realistic Cyclone Tracy display recreates the atmosphere of that fateful Christmas Eve.


Amongst the eclectic collection of exhibits here you will also find an excellent display of Aboriginal, South-East Asian and Oceanic Art, along with a permanent collection of major Australian fine art.


Re-boarding your coach, it's a brief panoramic drive of the city before returning the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Darwin at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Territory Wildlife Park

Explore the diverse wildlife and habitats of the Northern Territory during this fun-filled, half-day excursion to the Territory Wildlife Park.


Darwin, Territory Wildlife Park, Guided Walking Tour, Tree-Top Aviaries, Lagoon

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Darwin's Territory Wildlife Park. Upon arrival, the park ranger takes you on an exclusive, guided tour of the park's Nocturnal House for a look at the creatures of the night. Explore the different habitats and ecosystems of northern Australia, discover the nocturnal animals that inhabit this area and feel free to ask questions along the way. Many of the animals here are not found in zoos or wildlife parks anywhere else in the world.


Aquarium, Flora and Fauna, Whip Rays, Giant Barramundi, Saltwater Crocodile

Next, experience the watery depths of the park's Aquarium. Your journey of discovery starts in the small rock pools of sandstone escarpment country, and showcases the unique flora and fauna that is found in this harsh environment. Travel down streams and tributaries into the big northern Australian rivers. Here, walk under a 'river' where freshwater whip rays and giant barramundi swim overhead. In addition, meet the park's large, saltwater crocodile, 'Graham', and see the coral and fish that live offshore. Following your tour, some free time is made available for independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.3-0.6 miles (about 500 metres - 1 kilometre), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Guests cannot stay on the coach for extended visits to venues, as the air-conditioning on the coach does not work without the engine running. The park's Aquarium and Nocturnal House are air-conditioned. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programas en tierra en DARWIN

SUPPLEMENTAL HOT AIR BALLOON EXCURSION: Outback Experience

04MIDDRW-A Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Outback Experience

SILVER MUSE: VOYAGE 6835

Departure: From Darwin

Duration: 5 Days /4 Night

Re-join ship: In Cairns

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

The optional balloon ride will be done on December 29, 2018.


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the programme price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing, and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the programme fare per person is due.

6NT POST COUTURE COLLECTION: AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

6NT PRE-CRUISE: SIGNATURE LAND PROGRAMME ARNHEM AND ULURU

Arnhem Land and Uluru



Ship: Silver Discoverer

Voyage Number: 9909 (Pre-cruise)

Sailing departure 25 Apr 2019

Program Departure: 19 Apr 2019

Nights: 6 Nights

Gateway airport start: Darwin

Embarkation port end: Darwin



Highlights:

● Enjoy two nights' accommodation at Longitude 131 at Uluru

● Dine outdoors at Longitude 131 and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes

● Later, Longitude resident astronomer shares tales of the Southerly constellations

● Take an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta

● Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites.

● Enjoy two nights at Davidson Arnhemland Safari Lodge

● Visit rock shelters with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years that vie insights into the Aboriginal way of life from this region

● Take a boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain to see some of the bird species found in the region

● Try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek

● Enjoy lunch at the Wharf One Restaurant



Itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive at the Darwin Hilton for an overnight after traveling from home or previous destination, enjoy dinner and relaxation.


Day 2 - Board a flight from Darwin to Uluru and check in at Longitude 131 in the afternoon. Longitude 131 at Uluru is a luxury hotel located within the viewshed of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic and spiritually important sandstone monolith "Uluru." Enjoy an evening of recuperating in a stunning environment that offers one of the world's most unique sunsets and night sky-gazing from comfortable modern patios with full service and optional narration by in-house astronomer.


Day 3 - Wake up and enjoy an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval has created today's dramatic landscape. After your own firsthand experience of the wonder this formation evokes, visit the Cultural Center to learn what meaning and spiritual significance the Aboriginal groups in the region attribute to the landscape. After lunch take a Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people, to marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker (regional wild foraged food) and other important sites nearby.

Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.


Day 4 - Wake up to the peaceful view of Uluru, and enjoy breakfast followed by a flight from Uluru to Darwin for check in at the Hilton Darwin. Enjoy poolside relaxation or a walk around town before dinner.


Day 5 - Catch an early morning flight from Darwin to Davidsons Safari Lodge in Arnhem Land. The Lodge is located on an exclusive lease of 700km² of pristine wilderness and is surrounded by a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs. A significant section of this property is a registered sacred site and offers abundant wildlife, a multitude of sacred sites and Aboriginal cave art, occupation, and burial sites. An introductory tour involves a short walk to see the famous Rainbow Serpent where guests will learn about the local rock art, the geology of the area and some of the local bush tucker and medicine. Finish up the day with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain.


Day 6 - Enjoy one of the many excursions offered by the Lodge. Join a morning visit to the local rock shelter with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years and that give insights into the regional aboriginal way of life. Set off on a tour through savannah woodland, the local "natural supermarket" where plenty of local bush tucker can be harvested with the help of a guide. An afternoon boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain is offered, where one can see some of the 275 bird species found in the region and one can try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek. Spend the late afternoon on the billabong observing the wildlife including the many crocodiles that inhabit the watercourses, then retreat to the Lodge for sunset cocktail and dinner under the stars.


Day 7 - Check out after breakfast to fly from Davidson lodge to Darwin this morning. Once in Darwin enjoy a guided city tour with stops at the Darwin Museum and the Botanical Gardens, followed by a two-course lunch at famed restaurant Wharf One. Board your coach for a city orientation tour where you will see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Esplanade, and the Old Town Ruins before arriving at Fort Hill Wharf to embark for your continued journey.


INCLUDED

  • 2 Nights at the Darwin Hylton
  • 2 Nights at the Davidson's Arnhem Land Safari Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Longitude 131 at Uluru
  • Return flights Economy class from Darwin - Uluru - Darwin
  • Return Charter flight Davidson Lodge
  • Internal flights as per program
  • All meals and drinks
  • A variety of activities at Davidson Lodge and Longitude 131 which includes access to sacred areas.
  • Half day city tour including lunch
  • Premium drinks at Longitude 131

PLEASE NOTE:

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Signature Collection programs are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, other providers, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

5NT POST-CRUISE: SIGNATURE LAND PROGRAMME ARNHEM AND ULURU

Arnhem Land and Uluru


Ship: Silver Discoverer

Voyage Number: 9908 (Post-cruise)

Sailing departure: 15 April 2019

Program departure: 25 April 2019

Nights: 5 Nights

Disembarkation start: Darwin

Gateway airport end: Sydney


Highlights:

● Enjoy two nights' accommodation at Longitude 131 at Uluru

● Enjoy two nights at Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

● Visit rock shelters with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years that reveal insights into the Aboriginal way of life from this region

● Take a boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain to see some of the bird species found in the region

● Try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek

● Enjoy lunch at the Wharf One Restaurant

● Dine outdoors at Longitude 131 and discover the wonders of the southern night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes

● Later, Longitude resident astronomer shares tales of the Southerly constellations

● Take an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta

● Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people. Marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites.



Itinerary:

Day 1 - Disembark the cruise ship in the morning and transfer to the airport for a flight from Darwin to Davidson's Safari Lodge in Arnhem Land. The Lodge is located on an exclusive lease of 700km² of pristine wilderness and is surrounded by a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs. A significant section of this property is a registered sacred site and offers abundant wildlife, a multitude of sacred sites and Aboriginal cave art, occupation, and burial sites. An introductory tour involves a short walk to see the famous Rainbow Serpent where guests will learn about the local rock art, the geology of the area and some of the local bush tucker and medicine. Finish up the day with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the floodplain.


Day 2 - Enjoy one of the many excursions offered by the Lodge. Join a morning visit to the local rock shelter with stunning rock art that spans thousands of years and that give insights into the regional aboriginal way of life. Or set of on a tour through savannah woodland, the local "natural supermarket" where plenty of local bush tucker can be harvested with the help of a guide. Take an afternoon boat trip through the many water channels and the open floodplain, where visitors can see some of the 275 bird species found in the region and one can try a hand at barramundi fishing in the pristine Cooper Creek. Spend the late afternoon on the billabong observing the wildlife including the many crocodiles that inhabit the watercourses, to then retreat to the Lodge for sunset cocktail and dinner under the stars.

Day 3 - Check out after breakfast to fly from Davidson's lodge to Darwin at 9am. Once in Darwin enjoy a guided city tour with stops at the Darwin Museum and the Botanical Gardens then enjoy a two-course lunch at famed restaurant, Wharf One. Board your coach for a city orientation tour and see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Esplanade, and the Old Town Ruins and have a short stop at the Botanical Gardens. Enjoy accommodation at the Hotel Hilton Darwin including a three-course dinner.


Day 4 - Board a flight from Darwin to Uluru and check in at Longitude 131 in the afternoon. Longitude 131 at Uluru is a luxury hotel located within the viewshed of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic and spiritually important sandstone monolith "Uluru." Enjoy an evening of recuperating in a stunning environment that offers one of the world's most unique sunsets and night sky-gazing from comfortable modern patios with full service and optional narration by in-house astronomer.

Day 5 - Wake up and enjoy an early morning expedition to Walpa Gorge among the dome formations of Kata Tjuta, to discover how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created today's dramatic landscape. After your own first-hand experience of the wonder this formation evokes, visit the Cultural Center to learn what meaning and spiritual significance the Aboriginal groups in the region attribute to the landscape. After lunch take a Mala Walk & Kantju Gorge Journey to the base of Uluru to learn about the history of the Mala people, to marvel at cave paintings, sources of bush tucker and other important sites nearby. Enter Kantju Gorge at dusk to witness the gorge walls illuminated in the vivid evening light, enjoying sunset drinks and canapés in the silence and solitude.

Day 6 - Wake up to the peaceful view of Uluru. You may want to join an optional Mutitjulu Discovery tour (own expense) before checkout. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney.


Program Inclusions:

  • 1 nights in a guest room at Hilton Darwin
  • 2 nights in a luxury tent at Longitude 131° including all meals and snacks and all drinks included with meals
  • 2 nights in a deluxe cabin at Davidson lodge in Arnhem land. The resort is an eco lodge and does not have air conditioning. Rooms have a fan.
  • All touring at Longitude 131° in small groups, which may include some other Longitude guests.
  • All touring at Davidson Lodge
  • Return charter flight from Darwin to Davidson Lodge in 6- 8 seater aircraft
  • Internal flights as per program

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Timeless Australia & the Ghan

The Top End is among the oldest and most beautiful regions in all of Australia. This unforgettable, four-night overland adventure from Darwin to Cairns explores the Top End from several unique and scenic perspectives; by coach, air, rail, boat, hot-air balloon, and on-foot. Following a drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy a guided stroll and bird-watching at the Mamukala Wetlands, and stop for lunch at the 'Barra Bar and Bistro' (or similar) at Jabiru. After lunch, head for more bird-watching at Nourlangie Rock, then depart for an Anbangbang Billabong Walk through savanna woodland and a paperbark forest, and explore old rock art. Following dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in Kakadu, take a wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong within Kakadu National Park, and look for crocodiles and other wildlife along the way. Afterward, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to explore the area's Aboriginal roots, then stop for lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Darwin, and transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time before dinner and an overnight stay. The next morning, embark on a railway journey aboard 'The Ghan', considered one of Australia's great rail journeys, from Darwin to Alice Springs. En route, stop for a scenic cruise on the Katherine River and through the Nitmiluk Gorge, an 'Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour' and lunch at the Stanley Chasm, with exquisite views of the sun reflecting off the sheer rock walls. Upon arrival at Alice Springs, transfer to the Crown Plaza Alice Springs for check-in. This evening, proceed for an Aussie Bush visit, a digeridoo performance and traditional, Aussie Bush barbecue dinner under the stars. On the final morning of your tour, take an optional hot-air balloon-ride or Alice Springs sightseeing tour. Afterward, return to the hotel for brunch before checking out and transferring to the Alice Springs Airport for your scheduled flight to Cairns via Ayers Rock. Upon arrival in Cairns, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Five with a transfer to the pier and ship.


Timeless Australia & the Ghan

Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

Departs from: Darwin

Re-join ship: Cairns

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the program price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


Experience the stunning natural splendour, wildlife and Aboriginal past of Australia's Top End via Kakadu and The Ghan Railway during this unforgettable, four-night overland adventure from Darwin to Cairns.


DAY ONE - Monday, November 25, 2019 - Darwin/Kakadu


Scenic drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately three-hour drive to Kakadu National Park, with comfort stops en route.


Guided stroll and bird-watching at the Mamukala Wetlands

Upon arrival at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, your first stop is at the Mamukala Wetlands, a bird-lover's dream. Kakadu is home to about one-third of Australian bird species, with many endemic to the continent. Take a short, guided stroll through the Mamukala Wetlands, and observe the astonishing variety of birdlife in the area.


Lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) at Jabiru

Next, head further into the National Park, and proceed for lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) at Jabiru.


Bird-watching at Nourlangie Rock

After lunch, explore the area a little more and head down to Nourlangie Rock, or 'Burrungkuy', as it is known by the Aboriginal people in the area. Nourlangie Rock is home to a number of bird species not found anywhere else on the planet. Keep your eyes peeled for the chestnut-quilled pigeon and bark, or black, wallaroos that frequent the area.


Anbangbang Billabong Walk through savanna woodland and a paperbark forest, and old rock art

Afterward, take the Anbangbang Billabong Walk, an easy, quiet walk that loops through savanna woodland and paperbark forest. Along the way, visit the Ubirr Rock Art site to view old rock art. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer to your hotel for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Dinner is at the hotel's Escarpment restaurant.


Overnight accommodations in an ROH Room at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel - Kakadu


Please note: The Kakadu programme can include very hot days, and some guests may find the temperature uncomfortable. This tour features a day trip to natural desert areas, and involves walking over bumpy, uneven, rocky, and natural terrain. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and insect repellent from the ship.


DAY TWO - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - Kakadu/Darwin


An early breakfast, and a wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong within Kakadu National Park

After an early breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and depart for a picturesque wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong, a must-do activity within Kakadu National Park. The award-winning Yellow Waters Cruise is Aboriginal-owned, and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to remarkable, diverse wildlife. Crocodile-spotting is but one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.


Visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre

Following your cruise, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation within the park, then proceed for lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre.


Scenic drive to Darwin, and a transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time

After lunch, commence the scenic, approximately 3.5-hour drive back to Darwin, then transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time at your leisure.


Dinner is served at Mitchell's restaurant inside the hotel.


Overnight accommodation in an Entry-Level Room at the Hilton Hotel Darwin - Darwin


DAY THREE - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Darwin/Alice Springs


Breakfast, a transfer to the Darwin Train Station and an unforgettable train-ride aboard The Ghan

After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to the Darwin Train Station for an unforgettable train-ride aboard The Ghan Railway.


About The Ghan

Considered one of Australia's great rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train-ride. It accesses parts of Australia no other vacation can come close to; the perfect balance of comfort and adventure, culminating in an experience that moves you in every sense of the word. You can enjoy the comfort and luxury of your private cabin whilst gazing out of the window, and marvelling at the inspiring, ever-changing landscape.


Lunch aboard The Ghan, and a scenic cruise on the Katherine River and through the Nitmiluk Gorge

After lunch on board The Ghan, pull into the town of Katherine in the early-afternoon. Upon arrival, de-board the train and embark a boat for a scenic cruise on the Katherine River, and through the Nitmiluk Gorge.


The Ghan, free time and dinner in the Dining Car

Following your cruise, re-board The Ghan for some free time to relax and freshen-up before proceeding for dinner in the Dining Car en route to Alice Springs.


Overnight accommodation in Platinum Double Cabin on The Ghan


DAY FOUR - Thursday, November 27, 2019 - Alice Springs


Breakfast on The Ghan, arrive in Alice Springs and take an 'Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour'

After breakfast on The Ghan, pull into Alice Springs at approximately 9 a.m. Upon arrival, meet your local guide and depart for an 'Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour'. Meet the indigenous people of the Warlpiri tribe, and learn about their culture. Visit the scenic Simpsons Gap of the western MacDonnell Ranges, a significant site in the mythology of the Arrernte people, who have resided in this region for thousands of years.


Lunch at the Stanley Chasm, with exquisite views of the sun reflecting off the sheer rock walls

Next, head to the Angkerle Atwatye (Stanley Chasm). Here, observe exquisite views of the sun reflecting off the sheer rock walls whilst enjoying a picnic lunch.


Hotel transfer, check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner

This afternoon, transfer to the Crown Plaza Alice Springs (or similar) for check-in and some free time to relax and freshen-up before dinner.


Aussie Bush visit, a digeridoo performance and traditional Aussie Bush BBQ dinner under the stars

After some time to relax and freshen up, take a guided journey into the Aussie Bush for a digeridoo performance and lesson, followed by a traditional Aussie Bush barbecue dinner under the stars. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer back to the hotel.


Overnight at the Crown Plaza Alice Springs - Alice Springs


DAY FIVE - Friday, November 28, 2019 - Alice Springs/Ayers Rock/Cairns


This morning, you may select from either of two options to begin the last day of your tour:


OPTION 1 - Hot-Air Balloon-Ride

After an early wake-up call, meet your guide and commence the approximately 30-minute drive to the balloon take-off location. Upon arrival, receive your safety briefing and board your hot-air balloon for a panoramic balloon-ride over the red desert. At the conclusion of your hot-air balloon-ride, transfer back to the hotel.


Please note: The hot-air balloon-ride is dependent upon favourable weather; to be determined the day prior to the event. This ride is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests who suffer from vertigo, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.


OPTION 2 - Alice Springs Sightseeing Drive

After an early wake-up call, meet your guide and depart for a scenic sightseeing drive through Alice Springs. Along the way, take in renowned local sites that include Telegraph Station, the School of the Air and Anzac Hill. At the conclusion of your sightseeing drive, transfer back to the hotel.


Brunch, check-out and an airport transfer for your scheduled flight to Cairns via Ayers Rock

Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed for a late brunch. After brunch and check-out, meet your guide and transfer to the Alice Springs Airport for your scheduled, approximately 45-minute flight to Ayers Rock, and a connecting, approximately three-hour flight to Cairns.


Transfer to the pier and ship

Upon arrival in Cairns, meet your guide, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.86 miles-3.1 miles (about three kilometres-five kilometres) per day, at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, embark/disembark the boat, board/de-board the airplane and hot-air balloon, and at the sites visited. Walking is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests who suffer from vertigo, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to bring lightweight, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection, a sweater or light jacket for cool evenings, insect repellent, raingear, a camera, and local currency for purchases from the ship. High speed Internet may not be available at Kakadu. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Only Australian dollars are accepted by all vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Airlines restrict baggage to 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 16 pounds (about seven kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in an ROH Room at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel - Kakadu
  • One-night stay in an Entry-Level Room at the Hilton Hotel Darwin - Darwin
  • One-night stay in a Platinum Double Cabin aboard The Ghan
  • One-night stay in an ROH Room at the Crown Plaza Alice Springs - Alice Springs
  • Scheduled flights: Alice Springs/Ayers Rock/Cairns (Economy-Class). Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating
  • Train-ride aboard The Ghan: Darwin/Alice Springs
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners with drinks included
  • Lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) - Jabiru
  • Bird-watching at the Mamukala Wetlands and Nourlangie Rock - Kakadu National Park
  • Anbangbang Billabong Walk
  • Ubirr Rock Art site
  • Wildlife cruise with crocodile-spotting on the Yellow Waters billabong - Kakadu National Park
  • Lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre - Kakadu
  • Scenic cruise on the Katherine River and through the Nitmiluk Gorge
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Tour - Alice Springs
  • Stunning views of the sun reflecting off the sheer rock walls - Stanley Chasm
  • Aussie Bush visit, digeridoo performance and traditional Aussie Bush BBQ dinner under the stars
  • Optional hot-air balloon-ride or Alice Springs sightseeing tour
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Australia’s Indigenous Heartland

The northern territory of Australia is among the most picturesque and historic regions in the entire nation. This unforgettable, four-night overland adventure from Darwin to Cairns offers ample opportunities to explore the northern territory's endemic natural beauty, wildlife and geology, Aboriginal past, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kakadu National Park. Following a drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy a guided stroll and bird-watching at the Mamukala Wetlands, and stop for lunch at the 'Barra Bar and Bistro' (or similar) at Jabiru. After lunch, head for more bird-watching at Nourlangie Rock, then depart for a Anbangbang Billabong Walk through savanna woodland and a paperbark forest, and explore old rock art. Following dinner, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel in Kakadu, take a wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong within Kakadu National Park. Afterward, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to explore the area's Aboriginal roots, then stop for lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre. After lunch, take a scenic drive to Darwin, and transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time before dinner and an overnight stay. The next day, enjoy breakfast and a morning at leisure, then transfer to the airport for a scheduled flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru). Upon arrival, transfer to Longitude 131°, located at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. After check-in and some free time to freshen-up, a late-afternoon visit is made to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Take an easy Mala Walk en route to sunset-viewing at the Kantju Gorge with sparkling wine and canapés. Following dinner at the 'Dune House' restaurant and an overnight stay in a luxury tent at Longitude 131° in Ayers Rock, drive to Kata Tjuta, with its 36 majestic domes, and stop at a panoramic viewing area. Afterward, take a guided trek through the Walpa Gorge, then visit the Cultural Centre to browse interactive displays about Uluru and Kata Tjuta. After lunch at the 'Dune House' restaurant, take a scenic and exhilarating, helicopter flight-seeing tour over Uluru. In the late-afternoon, meet your guide and head out to see the famous Uluru sunset, a chilled glass of sparkling wine and canapés in hand. Next, visit the Field of Light, created from 50,000 bud-like stems and crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres. Afterward, enjoy fine dining and Australian wines under the night sky at Table 131°, an exclusive venue among the dunes (weather-permitting). The next morning, a sunrise visit is made to Uluru for a guided walking tour, and visit to the Mutitjulu Waterhole and cave paintings. Following your visit, take a base-walk at Uluru, relax with breakfast and some free time, then check-out and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Five with a transfer to the pier and ship.


Australia's Indigenous Heartland

Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

Departs from: Darwin

Re-join ship: Cairns

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE

This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the program price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Australia. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


Discover the spectacular natural beauty, geology, wildlife, Aboriginal past, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Australia's northern territory during this unforgettable, four-night overland adventure from Cairns to Darwin.

DAY ONE - Monday, November 25, 2019 - Darwin/Kakadu


Scenic drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site

After disembarking the ship, meet your guide and depart for the scenic, approximately three-hour drive to Kakadu National Park with comfort stops en route.


Guided stroll and bird-watching at the Mamukala Wetlands

Upon arrival at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, your first stop is at the Mamukala Wetlands, a bird-lover's dream. Kakadu is home to about one-third of Australian bird species, with many endemic to the continent. Take a short, guided stroll through the Mamukala Wetlands, and observe the astonishing variety of birdlife in the area.


Lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) at Jabiru

Next, head further into the National Park, and proceed for lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) at Jabiru.


Bird-watching at Nourlangie Rock

After lunch, explore the area a little more and head down to Nourlangie Rock, or 'Burrungkuy', as it is known by the Aboriginal people in the area. Nourlangie Rock is home to a number of bird species not found anywhere else on the planet. Keep your eyes peeled for the chestnut-quilled pigeon and bark, or black, wallaroos that frequent the area.


Anbangbang Billabong Walk through savanna woodland and a paperbark forest, and old rock art

Afterward, take the Anbangbang Billabong Walk, an easy, quiet walk that loops through savanna woodland and paperbark forest. Along the way, visit the Ubirr Rock Art site to view old rock art. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer to your hotel for check-in and some free time to freshen-up before dinner.


Dinner is at the hotel's Escarpment restaurant.


Overnight accommodations in an ROH Room at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel - Kakadu


DAY TWO - Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - Kakadu/Darwin


An early breakfast, and a wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong

After an early breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and depart for a picturesque wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong, a must-do activity within Kakadu National Park. The award-winning Yellow Waters Cruise is Aboriginal-owned, and centres around a spectacular billabong system that is home to remarkable, diverse wildlife. Crocodile-spotting is but one of the many wildlife viewing opportunities on this unique water system.


Visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre

Following your cruise, visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn about the 40,000 years of Aboriginal occupation within the park, then proceed for lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre.


Scenic drive to Darwin, and a transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time

After lunch, commence the scenic, approximately 3.5-hour drive back to Darwin, then transfer to the Hilton Hotel Darwin for check-in and some free time at your leisure.


Dinner is served at Mitchell's restaurant inside the hotel.


Overnight accommodations in an Entry-Level Room at the Hilton Hotel Darwin - Darwin






DAY THREE - Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Darwin/Ayers Rock


Breakfast, a morning at leisure, an airport transfer and a scheduled flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru)

After breakfast at the hotel and a morning at leisure, meet your guide and transfer to Darwin Airport for your scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Ayers Rock (Uluru), an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, meet your guide and depart for the scenic drive towards Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131°

Standing at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131° is the closest accommodation to the red rock formation that is Uluru, Australia's most endearing and enduring icon. Longitude 131° offers a unique opportunity to experience of Australia's spiritual heartland whilst exploring the living and cultural landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Upon arrival at Longitude 131°, enjoy a warm welcome. Whilst settling in to your luxurious tent, you are treated to magnificent views as the light shifts and changes over Uluru.

Rust-Red Dunes, Luxury Tents, Southern Skies, Constellations, Private Sunrise Views

An intimate fifteen luxury tents, elevated atop rust-red dunes, complement the pristine natural environment and provide a private place to rest, relax and refresh. In the crisp, white linen of a king-sized bed, find the serene, silent sleep of the desert. Above the sweeping tent canopy floats a great expanse of southern sky, endless and sparkling. Constellations brimming with Anangu (local Aboriginal people) tales and stories beget the rich dreams found only in the heart of sacred, powerful places. As one of only a select number of guests, awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru, drenched in its fabled light, and find unprecedented solitude and serenity.


Late-afternoon visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, an easy Mala Walk and the Kantju Gorge

Depart Longitude 131° before sunset for the transfer to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As you drive around Uluru, your guide explains its geology and the tourism history of the region. Journey along the Mala Walk and, as day transforms into night, walk into Kantju Gorge to witness the gorge walls ablaze with the light of the setting sun. For thousands of years, Kantju Gorge has been a place of serenity. Respect is paid to local customs, and the peace of Kantju Gorge remains paramount throughout this tour.


Sunset-Viewing at the Kantju Gorge with Sparkling Wine and Canapés

During your visit to Kantju Gorge, hear birds in their last flurries before the sounds of frogs and other insects erupt throughout the gorge as night closes in. Vivid colours remain on the vast gorge walls in a vision that only Longitude 131° guests can experience. Whilst sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on canapés, embrace the silence and solitude of Kantju Gorge as the sun slowly disappears for the day and the glorious colours of Uluru are revealed. After viewing the brilliant sunset, commence the drive back to Longitude 131°.


Dinner is at the Dune House restaurant.


Overnight in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock


DAY FOUR - Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Ayers Rock


Breakfast, a drive to Kata Tjuta with its 36 majestic domes, and a stop at a viewing area

After breakfast at the Dune House restaurant, meet your guide and depart for the short drive to Kata Tjuta. Also known as the 'Olgas'. Kata Tjuta is comprised of 36 majestic domes. Along the way, a brief photo stop is made at the Kata Tjuta Viewing Area, with expert commentary of the ecology, fire management, and flora and fauna of the area.


Guided walking trek through the Walpa Gorge

Leaving the viewing platform, continue on for a guided walking trek through the Walpa Gorge, where your guide explains the natural history of Kata Tjuta in great detail. Learn how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today, as well as how these discoveries were made, and the dynamic interaction between the stark landscape and ecology.


Visit to the Cultural Centre to browse interactive displays about Uluru and Kata Tjuta

After admiring the mystical red domes from afar, visit the nearby Cultural Centre and browse the informative, interactive displays that provide insight into the spiritual and cultural meanings of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.


Lunch at the Dune House restaurant, and a helicopter flight-seeing tour over Uluru

Following your visit, transfer back to Longitude 131°. Upon arrival, proceed for lunch at the Dune House restaurant. After lunch, you are treated to a panoramic, 15-minute helicopter flight over Uluru.


Uluru Sunset-viewing

In the late-afternoon, meet your guide and head out to see the famous Uluru sunset. Capture the changing lights reflected over Uluru's many faces as the sun slips down below the horizon, a chilled glass of sparkling wine and canapés in hand. Following this essential outback experience, experience Bruce Munro's internationally acclaimed art phenomenon, Field of Light.


Field of Light

Created from 50,000 bud-like stems and crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres, this installation blooms and appears to sway as darkness descends over Australia's spiritual heartland. Arrive at dusk and meander around the field, then re-board your custom touring vehicle before enjoying the cool night skies at Table 131°.


Table 131°

Dine out and discover the wonders of the night sky at an exclusive venue among the dunes (weather-permitting). Arrive to the mesmerising sounds of an ancient culture, and feast on a four-course meal complemented by the finest Australian wines. Later, Longitude's resident astronomer regales the gathering with tales of the southerly constellations.


Overnight in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock


DAY FIVE - Friday, November 29, 2019 - Ayers Rock/Cairns


Sunrise visit to Uluru, guided walking tour, the Mutitjulu Waterhole and cave paintings

In the early-morning, meet your guide and depart for wonderful opportunity to experience the remarkable changing colours of the desert landscape, and spectacular sight of Uluru as day breaks over Australia's heartland. A walk to the peaceful Mutitjulu Waterhole offers a unique insight into the sheer physical and spiritual enormity of Uluru. Along the way, your guide points out cave paintings and other relevant sites important to Anangu and the early explorers. He also shares the Anangu creation story of Kuniya and Liru, adding greater depth to Uluru's striking features.


Uluru Base-Walk

To climb the world's largest monolith is against the wishes of traditional owners because the path otherwise followed is the traditional route taken by their ancestral Mala (rufous hare-wallaby men) on their arrival at this sacred place. A walk along the base offers a deeply personal, moving and lasting experience.


Breakfast and a light lunch at the Dune House restaurant

Following your visit, re-board your custom touring vehicle for the ride back to Longitude 131°, then proceed for breakfast at the Dune House restaurant. After breakfast and some free time at your leisure, check-out and proceed for a light lunch at the Dune House restaurant.


An airport transfer, scheduled flight to Cairns and a transfer to the ship

After lunch, meet your guide and transfer to Ayers Rock Airport for your scheduled, approximately three-hour, chartered flight to Cairns. Upon arrival, meet your guide, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, rocky, sandy, grassy, slippery, and natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, embark/disembark the boat, board/de-board the airplane and helicopter, and steps at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to bring lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, sun protection, a sweater or light jacket, insect repellent, raingear, a camera, and local currency for purchases from the ship. The tour sequence and itinerary may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Only Australian dollars are accepted by all vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited.


Airlines restrict baggage to 44 pounds (about 20 kilograms) per person; hand-luggage cannot exceed 16 pounds (about seven kilograms) in weight, and smaller aircraft may be utilised (at the discretion of the airline).


Programme Includes:

  • One-night stay in an ROH Room at the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel - Kakadu
  • One-night stay in an Entry-Level Room at the Hilton Hotel Darwin - Darwin
  • Two-night stay in a Luxury Tent at Longitude 131° - Ayers Rock
  • Scheduled flights: Darwin/Ayers Rock/Cairns (Economy-Class). Business-Class is available upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability, as most aircraft do not offer business seating
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners with drinks included
  • Lunch at the Barra Bar and Bistro (or similar) - Jabiru
  • Bird-watching at Nourlangie Rock
  • Anbangbang Billabong Walk
  • Ubirr Rock Art site
  • Wildlife cruise on the Yellow Waters billabong - Kakadu National Park
  • Lunch at the Bowali Visitor Centre - Kakadu
  • An easy Mala Walk at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Sunset-Viewing at the Kantju Gorge with Sparkling Wine and Canapés
  • Guided Walking trek through the Walpa Gorge
  • Interactive displays about Uluru and Kata Tjuta at the Cultural Centre
  • Helicopter flight-seeing tour over Uluru
  • Uluru sunset-viewing
  • Dinner at Table 131° - Ayers Rock
  • Sunrise visit to Uluru
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Cave paintings
  • Uluru base walk
  • All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

Hoteles en DARWIN

SIMPLY HOTEL: HILTON DARWIN

Hilton Darwin

Hilton Darwin offers fabulous Esplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. This stylish Darwin hotel is moments from Bicentennial Park, and the heart of downtown.

Enjoy the sunshine in the 10th floor outdoor swimming pool and maintain your exercise regimen in the modern fitness centre. Sip drinks at the stylish bar before savoring a delicious meal in Mitchell's Grill. This central Darwin restaurant features an innovative menu of local specialties, including kangaroo, crocodile and barramundi.

DARWIN SIMPLY HOTEL


Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organise transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.