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Across Downunder: Essence of Sydney, Perth & Adelaide with Airfare

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,280

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Dive into Sydney’s urban glamour on a guided tour of the Rocks and the world-famous Opera House before setting off on a Harbour dinner cruise. Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mountains before heading to Perth to explore the otherworldly landscapes of Western Australia. Finish off in Adelaide and sip on the South’s top vintages in the Barossa Valley.


Explore three Australian capitals on this 12-day, air-inclusive trip across Australia. Travel from Sydney to Adelaide, and finally, Perth, to take in the magnificent west coast.

Sydney welcomes you to its sparkling harbour with an arrival day at leisure to relax, or explore parts of Sydney that interest you. You might want to visit Darling Harbour, stroll the beautiful Botanical Gardens, or trek out to bohemian Newtown for a little shopping. Your tour begins in earnest the following day, taking you back to the Aboriginal Dreamtime on a tour of the Rocks district. The indigenous people have called this land home for thousands of years, and this tour takes in the history behind the colonial facades. Then take a tour of Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s great architectural wonders, before a long dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour invites you to enjoy amazing views and one of Sydney’s best waterside restaurants.

The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s pristine wilderness areas just west of Sydney. A stop at a local farm and wildlife sanctuary lets you see emus, kangaroos, koalas and wombats up close. Then take a day to explore the lookouts over Jamison Valley, home to many of the region’s most spectacular views including the Three Sisters rock formation.

Fly on to Adelaide, a mid-sized capital harbouring some of Australia’s tastiest secrets. Begin with a city tour that takes in this picture-perfect city's parks, monuments, and laneways. Take note of any restaurants, wine, or cocktail bars you might want to stop by later! Then embark on a full-day tour of the famous Barossa Valley, the wine region that has made Adelaide a must-stop for foodies everywhere. The hills surrounding the city aren’t all about wine, however. You’ll also spend a day exploring Fleurieu in a 4x4, with a picnic lunch amidst beautiful, rugged terrain.

Fly on to the final stop of your three-state tour, Western Australia. Start in Perth on the Swan River, then journey north to the Pinnacles Desert. This surreal landscape of limestone stacks rising above golden sands is reached via some of the most beautiful country in Australia. You’ll stop at Caversham Wildlife Park and the fishing town of Cervantes en route. Then head south to the Margaret River region, Western Australia’s premier wine producer, with photogenic sights such as Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Finally, spend a day exploring the twin cities of Perth and Fremantle. Visit Kings Park Botanical Gardens and learn why Western Australia is called The Wildflower State. See some of Perth’s best beaches and the affluent suburbs that line them, and explore the history of culture and music-loving Fremantle before boarding your onward flight the following day.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,280

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your flight to Australia.

Day 2

Crossing the International Date Line

A day will be lost to travel as you approach Australia.

Day 3

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

Meal Plan $ Stay 3 nights & receive breakfast for 2 daily
Duration3 Nights
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Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and …

    A beautiful hotel with a stunning 1800's sandstone facade, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is an intimate, boutique-style property. Once home to the Fairfax newspaper empire and the prestigious Bank of New South Wales, this accommodation offers a location near Sydney Opera House and major shopping precincts. There is a wide array of upscale facilities, including on-site dining at the recently refurbished restaurant and a modern health club. The staff ensures that your stay at this accommodation in Sydney is both comfortable and unforgettable.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti - Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

Duration1 Hour

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most recognizable landmarks and this is your chance to truly get up-close. Run your hands over the world-famous shell tiles, take a seat in the elegant custom-made white birch timber chairs and marvel at the vaulted ceilings. Visit areas off-limits to the public and capture photographs from rare vantage points. Explore theaters and foyers where more than 1600 concerts, operas, dramas and ballets take place each year. Be led through every aspect of the building's 14-year creation and 58-year history. Delve into the stories behind Danish architect Jorn Utzon's masterpiece. What inspired his revolutionary design? How did he solve its engineering challenges to realize his vision? You'll find out on this very special one-hour guided tour.

At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to purchase a photo memento in an exclusive Sydney Opera House memory book (additional cost). In this book, you will also be given access to unlimited digital copies of your exclusive tour photos.

Duration1 Hour

Sydney Harbour Long Dinner

Your cruise will begin with a welcome from your crew as you board your luxury cruiser and depart for the harbour. Soft drinks, sparkling wine, beer, still wine, tea and coffee will be available from the time you step aboard.

As we cruise past the world famous landmarks of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, your crew will be on hand to tell you about the past and modern day history of the harbour. Disembark the boat and head down the wharf to the Balmoral Public Dining Room. Here you will choose your main course and have a selection of beverages to choose from as well. After dinner, continue cruising and enjoy your time onboard while you have dessert from the dessert and cheese platters before your return. This cruise is the long dinner and really does show you all the beauty of Sydney Harbour in the evening.

Duration4 Hours
Day 5

Blue Mountains - Hike the World Heritage

The Blue Mountains National Park is one of seven national parks that make up the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. This wonderland of sandstone outcrops, deep ravines and hazy blue eucalypt forests boasts luxury retreats and stunning views. Today your guide will take you off the beaten track to visit remote lookout locations and discuss the history, flora and fauna of this magnificent region.

7.00- 7.30AM Depart from the hotel with AEA Luxury Tours. Our first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill a working farm also home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats and Koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure.

From Calmsley Hill we continue to ascend the Blue Mountains via the highway. We will visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas. Where possible this will be away from the crowds of tours that visit the mountains each day with other operators, thus our guests will enjoy a stress and hurry free environment taking in the views and information imparted by their guide.

Continuing on we arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout point away from the crowds for views of the famous 3 Sisters. Whilst the Blue Mountains features so much more than this natural attraction you can't help but admire the unquestionable beauty of this amazing rock formation. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day and throughout the seasons as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colours. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and time available for you to take some great photos.

Travelling around the mountains, we arrive at Evans Lookout where you will be issued your lunch pack and instructions on the hiking track. This is without doubt one of the most scenic hikes available in the mountains taking you across a number of valleys and ridges as you hike from Evans Lookout to Govetts Leap all the while looking out across Australia's Grand Canyon, The Grose Valley. The Hike Concludes at Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfalls drop a whopping 180m to the base of the cliff. If you're not mesmerized by the dancing waves of water spray, you'll be transfixed by the sweeping views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness. Suitable for active people with a reasonable level of fitness.

Our last stop at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens where there's time for a short inspection of the flora including the ancient Wollemi Pine (Wollemia Nobilis).

From here we commence our return to Sydney to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Duration9 Hours
Day 6

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Perth Domestic Airport to Perth City

Duration30 Minutes

Pan Pacific Perth

Ideally located just a stone's throw from Perth's main retail, dining and entertainment districts, Pan Pacific Perth is the perfect choice for business and leisure guests. Many of the hotels guest rooms and suites have picturesque views across the Swan River and surrounding parks. This combined with a choice of restaurants, an inviting lobby lounge, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a wide variety of conference and meeting facilities will ensure that guests have all that they need for the perfect stay.

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Duration4 Nights
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Pan Pacific Perth

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    Ideally located just a stone's throw from Perth's main retail, dining and entertainment districts, Pan Pacific Perth is the perfect choice for business and leisure guests. Many of the hotels guest rooms and suites have picturesque views across the Swan River and surrounding parks. This …

    Ideally located just a stone's throw from Perth's main retail, dining and entertainment districts, Pan Pacific Perth is the perfect choice for business and leisure guests. Many of the hotels guest rooms and suites have picturesque views across the Swan River and surrounding parks. This combined with a choice of restaurants, an inviting lobby lounge, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and a wide variety of conference and meeting facilities will ensure that guests have all that they need for the perfect stay.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 7

4WD Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand Boarding Adventure with Lunch

This fabulous day out explores the world-renowned Pinnacles Desert. Other highlights include off-road driving, sand boarding, feeding kangaroos, photographing koalas and wildflowers (seasonal) with an optional Lobster Lunch Upgrade. Stop off at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley to view and take pictures with koalas and wombats as well as having the opportunity to hand feed the kangaroos.
Travel along quiet back roads to the lobster fishing town of Cervantes. Once here, enjoy a behind-the-scenes factory tour on the processing of Western Australia Rock Lobster, followed by an included fish and chips lunch (or why not upgrade to half a grilled lobster - additional cost).
Then it's onwards to Nambung National Park to see the mystical Pinnacles Desert for an easy paced walk through the fascinating landscape, giving you the opportunity to really embrace this amazing and mystical place. The highlight of the tour involves 4-wheel driving over the vast sand dunes of Lancelin. This is followed by the thrilling experience of downhill sand boarding over these constantly moving dunes. After an amazing day return to Perth.

Duration11 Hours
Day 8

Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse with Lunch

Known as one of Australia's finest wine regions, the Margaret River region is an area blessed with natural beauty. Providing a diverse range of activities, this tour allows you to experience this high-profile Western Australian area in one day.

Travel south from Perth driving through farmland with grazing cattle and passing by coastal towns. Arriving at Busselton, known as the gateway to the Margaret River Region and stop for morning tea (own expense) at the iconic Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere. Driving into the heart of the region head to one of Margaret River's oldest breweries for a gourmet platter lunch of local produce, with complimentary beer and cider tastings.

Following lunch, continue south through the forest to an internationally renowned winery to taste some of their best award-winning wines, whilst gaining some industry insight on wine production with the opportunity to purchase. Next, it's on to Mammoth Cave for a guided tour through this gothic cave with vast chambers that reveal fascinating information on the region's flora and fauna. Continuing south, through the Boranup Forest of enormous Karri Trees, reach the most fascinating part of the region - Augusta. Here at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, marvel at the dividing point between the Southern and Indian Oceans, a rare phenomenon to view the meetings of the two Oceans.

Then head north up to the township of Margaret River for a brief stop to stroll the main street. After a long but fantastic day giving you a full taste of this wonderful region, break at a restaurant en route for a light dinner (own expense) then it's back to Perth arriving at approximately 9:30pm.

Duration13 Hours
Day 9

Half-Day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise

Starting in Perth, this tour takes in all major attractions of the revitalised Perth downtown area, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground (WACA) and Optus Stadium. Visit Kings Park Botanical Gardens, and have the opportunity to view wildflowers or take in the stunning views from the war memorial looking back over the city skyline. Continue through the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire's Row, passing by Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles. Travel on into historic Fremantle, viewing the impressive facades of this heritage listed city including a brief stop. Next, a fabulous a Swan River Cruise from Fremantle back to Perth City's Barrack Street Jetty.

Duration4 Hours
Day 10

Perth to Perth Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Adelaide Domestic Airport to Adelaide City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city's tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End - Adelaide's sweet spot - close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval. Indulge in fresh experiences beginning with check-in at Sky Deck on level 10 that seamlessly lets you segue from business to leisure and back again at this urban haven in the sky.

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Duration3 Nights
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Crowne Plaza Adelaide

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    Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city's tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End - Adelaide's sweet spot - close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, …

    Enjoy a culturally-rich and inspiring escape at Crowne Plaza Adelaide with stunning views from the city's tallest building in design-led rooms. Stay in the East End - Adelaide's sweet spot - close to Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden with easy access to the casino, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval. Indulge in fresh experiences beginning with check-in at Sky Deck on level 10 that seamlessly lets you segue from business to leisure and back again at this urban haven in the sky.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Reception
    • Wifi/Internet Access

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Day 11

Insiders Adelaide Walking Tour - Culture and Heritage

Explore the Cultural Boulevard, walking amongst the statuesque Government and University buildings. Visit famous Art Gallery, Museum, and the Artlab to view the talented team restoring historic paintings, books and fabrics. Enjoy visits of little streets and lanes whilst indulging from the famous icon producer Haighs, SA's own Jurlique store, discovering hidden secrets along the way.

Duration4 Hours
Day 12

Best of Barossa

Your journey begins with a city orientation tour. You travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley. Perhaps you'll stop at a local bakery to taste the best of the fine German pastries. Travel over the Jacobs Creek for your first tasting of the fine wines at the Peter Lehmann winery. Then visit Torbreck wine cellars, a small winery with rustic charm, making wines in traditional Barossa methods. After, you'll stop for a stroll in the German town of Tanunda with time to discover the small shops. Before lunch take the picturesque drive up to Menglers Hill for an unsurpassed view over the entire Valley. Continue into historic Angaston - one of the more English villages in the Barossa. Lunch will be alfresco under the vines or at Vintners restaurant just out of Angaston. Your next stop may be Henschkes winery in Keyneton, a fifth generation German winery or the historic Yalumba, the biggest family run winery in Australia. If time permits you may visit small boutique producers such as Charles Melton or Turkey Flat.

Duration8 Hours
Day 12

Depart Adelaide

This morning, transfer to the Adelaide Airport for your onward flight.

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 24 Jul to 31 Aug'22 $6,360 $6,070 $5,620 $7,124 $6,908
1 Sep to 11 Nov'22  $5,598 $5,823 $5,280 $7,431 $7,344
12 Nov to 4 Dec'22  $6,369 $6,403 $5,720 $7,641 $7,305
5 Dec'22 to 10 Jan'23 Please inquire for pricing during this period
11 Jan to 12 Feb'23 $6,089 $6,252  $5,575  $8,047  $7,794 
13 Feb to 4 Mar'23 $6,198  $5,954  $5,629  $7,431  $7,094 
5 Mar to 31 Mar'23 $6,248  $5,954 $5,597 $7,431  $7,094  


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International airfare from select gateways

  • Domestic airfare within Australia
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Sydney
  • 2 nights first-class accommodations in Adelaide
  • 4 nights first-class accommodations in Perth
  • Small group half day The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour
  • Shared half day Sydney Opera House Guided Tour
  • Small group half day Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains - Hike the World Heritage Tour
  • Shared full day Pinnacles, Koalas and Sand Boarding Adventure Tour
  • Shared full day Margaret River, Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour
  • Shared half day Perth and Fremantle City Explorer with Swan River Cruise Tour
  • Small group half day Insiders Adelaide Walking Tour
  • Small group full day Best of Barossa Tour
  • 3 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 

    1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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