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THE GREAT JAVA RAIL TOUR
GREAT JAVA RAIL TOUR FULLY ESCORTED

Price

FROM $5298pp

Duration

15 DAYS

Departure

DEPARTURE DEPARTS 27 AUGUST 2017
Fully Escorted Great Java Rail Tour 2017 Java. Its pristine and innocent charms will capture your heart
 This special rail tour traverses the island in a privately attached carriage aboard daylight express trains specially chartered for our tour group. Lunch and refreshments are served direct to your seat as the spectacular, ever-changing scenery fills your panorama window.    

5 NIGHTS JAKARTA  
2 NIGHTS BANDUNG  
3 NIGHTS YOGYAKARTA  
2 NIGHTS MALANG  
2 NIGHTS SURABAYA

Java is a world on its own

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Gaze from the crater’s edge into the Tangkuban Perahu volcano. Eighth century Borobudur Buddhist Temple. Specially chartered mountain steam train excursion behind a 112 year old locomotive. Stay in the splendour of the Tugu Park Hotel with its beautiful artworks and antiques. Watch as village school children perform in a traditional bamboo orchestra.  

Tour Escorts

 your-tour-escort---kevin-pearce  tour-escort---rory-oktaviono
Kevin Pearce  Rory Oktaviono 

Great Java Rail Tour

Day 1 Sun 06 August

PERTH-JAKARTA 
Your tour escort Kevin Pearce will be on hand at the Perth International Airport to assist with check-in formalities before boarding your Garuda Indonesia direct flight to Jakarta. We arrive Jakarta early evening and are met by our local guide for transfer to our centrally located hotel for check-in. SARI PAN PACIFIC HOTEL

Day 2   Mon 07 August

JAKARTA SIGHTS 
This morning our city sights tour will introduce you to the many delights of both the old and new Jakarta. We see the National Monument, Chinatown and the Jalan Surabaya flea market. A special highlight is the Sunda Kelapa harbour where you can see the tall masted Bugis schooners – the largest fleet of commercial sailing ships in the world today. Tonight we enjoy a welcome cocktail party at our hotel. SARI PAN PACIFIC HOTEL  (BD)

Day 3   Tue 08 August

MINI INDONESIA TOUR 
This morning we visit Taman Mini Indonesia (Indonesia in miniature). This beautiful 170 hectare park features the ethnic culture and traditions of  the country with permanent exhibits of traditional architecture native to the 27 provinces. This afternoon is free time for shopping in the nearby department stores close to our hotel.  This evening we enjoy a special welcome dinner at a local restaurant.                                                      SARI PAN PACIFIC HOTEL(BD)

Day 4   Wed 9 August

JAKARTA-BANDUNG 
After breakfast we check out from our hotel and transfer to the nearby Gambir Railway Station in readiness to board the express to Bandung.  Leaving bustling  Jakarta behind, our train soon reaches the more tranquil highlands.  Spectacular, breathtaking scenery abounds as the train passes over huge bridges and viaducts constructed more than 100 years ago by the Dutch.  Upon arrival in Bandung we check in to our delightful colonial era hotel and later transfer to one of the city’s big shopping malls with free time for shopping. This evening’s dinner is provided at a local restaurant. SAVOY HOMANN HOTEL  (BD)

Day 5   Thu10 August

CRATER EXCURSION 
A spectacular day unfolds as we drive up in to the mountains to the resort of Lembang.  We pause to visit the many fruit and flower markets before continuing our climb to the Tangkuban Perahu volcano.  After stepping down from the bus you can walk to the actual rim of this still-active volcano.  For those a little more active ... your guide will lead you through a delightful rain forest walk.  On our return we visit the Ciater Hot Springs where there is time for a refreshing swim in the hot mineral baths before our lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we visit Pak Ujo’s workshop to enjoy a traditional performance of angklung music.  This orchestral performance played on tinkling bamboo instruments by scores of school children is guaranteed to enchant you!

SAVOY HOMANN HOTEL  (BL)

Day 6   Fri 11 August

BANDUNG- YOGYAKARTA 
After breakfast we transfer to the Bandung Railway Station to board our special private carriage attached to the morning express train to Yogyakarta.  Today’s journey takes us through fascinating rural countryside passing terraced paddy fields, plantations and villages. Lunch is served on board by our catering crew as you enjoy the superb scenery.   Mid afternoon we arrive in Yogyakarta one of the foremost cultural centres and former capital of the ancient Javanese Kingdom, where we are transferred to our central hotel. MELIA PUROSANI HOTEL  (BL)

Day 7   Sat 12 August

BOROBUDUR TEMPLE & STEAM TRAIN EXCURSION 
Our sightseeing tour today takes us to one of the great wonders of the world – the mighty Borobudur Buddhist Temple.  There is ample time to explore and photograph this ancient temple built in the 8th century,  before we have lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch we continue our journey north to Ambarawa to see the railway museum. Here we board our chartered vintage train hauled by a 112 year old steam rack locomotive for the spectacular climb to Bedono. Our waiting bus returns us to our hotel after an unforgettable day’s excursion. MELIA PUROSANI HOTEL  (BL)

Day 8  Sun 13 August

YOGYAKARTA AT  YOUR LEISURE 
Today is a free day to explore Yogya yourself or you may want to take an optional tour with our guide to visit the Sultan Palace (Keraton) where court retainers still wear the traditional dress of dark batik sarongs, batik head wear with tight jackets and Kris. The tour also includes the water castle -  a maze of underground passages and pools built as a pleasure garden by the first Sultan, and the local Batik and Silver works at Kotagede. This evening we travel by traditional becak (Trishaw) transport to Purawisata where we will enjoy the open air Ramayana Ballet performance accompanied by a traditional Javanese gamelan orchestra. An Indonesian buffet dinner is provided before the show commences. MELIA PUROSANI HOTEL  (BD)

Day 9   Mon 14 August

YOGYAKARTA – MALANG 
After breakfast we check out from our hotel and transfer to the station to board our waiting private carriage. Our journey to Malang travels the main Yogyakarta - Surabaya line as far as Kertosono where we branch on to the southern scenic line to Malang via the towns of Kediri and Blitar.  At Karangkates we pass the huge Sutami/Selorejo Dam and hydro electric power station. On arrival in to Malang we check in to our hotel, the Tugu Park, which is listed as one of the world’s 100 most beautiful hotels. The public rooms are adorned with priceless works of art and antiques. Shortly after our arrival you are invited to experience an authentic, traditional High Tea ritual with homemade cakes, on the first floor balcony.   Dinner tonight is served in the hotel’s garden restaurant.

Day 10   Tue 15 August

MALANG SIGHTSEEING 
The delightfully cool town of Malang is nestled between a group of mountains, and offers the visitor a more tranquil escape after the bustling coastal cities on Java. Our tour today will take us through the main shopping precinct with many vestiges of its Dutch colonial past still evident, such as the Toko Oen tea shop. We continue our tour in to the highlands and pass many plant and flowershops, fruit markets and produce stalls before reaching the recreational area of Selecta.  Here there is time to take a stroll through the hillside gardens before lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back to our hotel we stop to see the Dinoyo Ceramic Centre where you will have the opportunity to shop for a local souvenir. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant. TUGU PARK HOTEL  (BLD)

TUGU PARK HOTEL  (BLD)

Day 11 Wed 16 August

MALANG-SURABAYA 
This morning we check out from our hotel and transfer to the Malang Station to board the local Bima Express train for the two hour journey to Surabaya. On arrival we transfer to the 104 year old heritage hotel, The Majapahit, built by Lucas Martin Sarkies of the famous American family whose collection of grand hotels included the Raffles in Singapore.

Tonight’s dinner is at the Hotel’s poolside. MAJAPAHIT HOTEL  (BD)

Day 12   Thu 18 August

SURABAYA SIGHTS 
Surabaya is Indonesia’s second largest city with a population of around seven million including the surrounding rural areas. It is the main seaport and commercial centre for the eastern region of Indonesia. Our city sights tour will show us some of the city’s historic buildings and the central business area. In 2009 the nearby island of Madura was connected to the mainland of Java by the 5.4km Suramadu Bridge, the longest in Indonesia. The Madurese people are noted for their colourful batik textiles and after crossing the bridge we  visit one of the local markets where you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs.  There is some free time this afternoon before our evening dinner at a local steakhouse and afterwards we tour some of Surabaya’s bustling night life areas. MAJAPAHIT HOTEL  (BLD)

Day 13   Fri 18 August

SURABAYA- JAKARTA 
After breakfast we transfer to Surabaya’s Pasar Turi Railway Station to board our private carriage for the train journey to Jakarta. Our return journey travels along the north coast passing through two major cities, Semarang and Cirebon. Lunch is served on board before our late afternoon arrival in to Jakarta where we transfer to our hotel. SARI PAN PACIFIC HOTEL  (BL)

Day 14   Sat 19 August

JAKARTA AT LEISURE 
Today is a free day to explore Jakarta on your own.  You may like to join your tour escort for a trip on the Trans Jakarta Busway to the Block M shopping complex where you can purchase lunch from the many restaurants and shop in the department stores. This evening we enjoy a special farewell dinner in a local restaurant. SARI PAN PACIFIC   (BD

Day 15   Sun 20 August JAKARTA-PERTH This morning we transfer to the airport for the flight home to Perth and the end of your Great Java Rail Tour. (B.)

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 
Deposits & Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person together with a signed booking form is required at the time of booking. • Tour cost subject to change at any time until full payment   has been received. • All rates are in $AUD and are cash/cheque rates. • Credit card payments attract a merchant fee. • Final balance is due 65 days prior to travel

Cancellation Policy If cancelled outside of 65 days prior to travel a cancellation fee of the deposit applies. 64 -30 days - 50% of tour cost. 29 days or less prior to departure - 100% of tour cost. Travel insurance for cancellation protection is strongly recommended.

Refunds – No refunds can be given to any passenger who joins the tour after its commencement, or for early departure from the tour. Refunds are not available for any meals, accommodation or excursions not partaken during the tour.

Tour Escort: The tour escort will be provided subject to minimum 16 passengers travelling .

Booking Form: Must be completed and signed by all passengers travelling.

Travel Insurance:
 It is most unwise to travel without comprehensive travel insurance against loss of luggage, sickness, accident and cancellation charges. It is a condition of travel that each passenger is adequately covered by a proper insurance cover. Please also check the contingencies of your prospective insurance cover and ensure you are aware of its conditions and omissions. We strongly advise travel insurance from time of booking to provide full cover. In the event that Travel insurance is arranged independently a copy of the travel insurance policy is required at the time of final payment.  Your travel consultant will be happy to discuss this with you

Tour Brochure: 
Every care has been taken to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct and accurate at the time of printing, however some details may have changed since the brochure was published. Please check this with your consultant prior to departure.

Forcemajeure 
If the tour can not proceed due to flood, earthquake, war or civil strife, acts of terrorism, hurricane, cyclone,industrial disturbance, strike, fire, lock out, epidemic, failure or delays of scheduled transportation facilities, or other Acts of God, or any law, order, decree, rule or regulation of any government authority or for any reason whether of a similar or dissimilar nature beyond the control of West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre, this agreement shall terminate and there shall be no claim for damages by either party against the other.

Guaranteed Group 
departures The Group programme offered in this brochure are group touring programmes. The term ‘group tour’ is defined as having a minimum of 16 and a maximum of 42 passengers travelling. Once West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre confirms 16 deposited passengers travelling, it guarantees that the group tour will depart. In the event of only 15 passengers or less booking and travelling on that specific departure we are unable to operate that departure as a group tour and that departure will be withdrawn. In rare instances such as this, West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre guarantees to advise all parties concerned of the withdrawal of the tour at least 60 days prior to its scheduled departure date.

Prices 
The land content of the tour has been negotiated in United States dollars and therefore any major movement of exchange rates will result in a surcharge to the tour cost.  All tours have been costed on a minimum number of  16 passengers travelling.  In the event of a reduction in the numbers of passengers travelling on any specific group tour departure below 16 passengers or in the unlikely instance of price increases from suppliers, or tax increases, West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre reserves the right to pass on these increases in costs with or without warning to its passengers.

Unsuitability 
If the operators consider any passenger as an unsuitable person for any tour it may in its absolute discretion cancel that passenger’s booking or decline to carry that passenger further, if at all.

Unused Services 
No refund is given where pre-booked accommodation is  partially or wholly unused. No overseas supplier or associate is authorised to promise a refund on behalf of West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre.

Itinerary Variations 
All possible effort will be made to adhere to the published touring itinerary. Occasionally circumstances beyond our control will force changes, amendments or modifications to the itinerary and its inclusions. West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre cannot be held responsible for any omissions or modifications to the itinerary or the inclusions made as a consequence to these changes.

Hotel Accommodation 
In the unlikely instance of a hotel change becoming necessary the alternative property will be of a comparable or higher standard and there shall be no refund in this connection. Non smoking rooms are requested however, they cannot be guaranteed as not all hotels offer dedicated non-smoking rooms.

Not Included 
In The Tour Price Unless otherwise indicated we have not included Visas, airport taxes, items of a personal nature, laundry, drinks and consumables.

Complaints 
a) In the unlikely event of a complaint, the client is obliged to make West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre and the local supplier aware of such problems immediately.

b) West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre will only consider claims made against it in those circumstances where a complaint has been made pursuant to sub paragraph (a) above and where the claim has been received by it within 30 days from the end of the services provided by it, otherwise, the client will have no right to make any claim against it.

Responsibilities 
West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre acts only as a booking agent making reservations with the companies or associates offering the services contained in this brochure. Whilst acting in good faith, West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre does not accept any responsibility for default causing loss or injury to person or property whether by negligence or otherwise on the part of the operator or accommodation managers/owners or its employees. West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre has made every effort to ensure the quality of accommodation and the accuracy of the brochure but shall not be liable for any dissatisfaction the passenger may have with the accommodation and touring or any injury, damage or loss caused by the change or withdrawal of any price, detail or other item or service. In addition, West Coast Cruise and Travel Centre shall not be held responsible for any loss of quality of goods or services supplied or any changes in an itinerary beyond our control made by third parties. This agreement shall be governed and controlled in accordance with the laws of Western Australia.                                                                                                                         Brochure date 11/2015

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