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Brisbane and Sydney in Style

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,166

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Start your vacation with a visit to sunny Brisbane and visit the famous Crocodile Hunter's Australia Zoo. Head on down to Sydney and see the city's iconic sights on a luxury yacht. Visit the beautiful Blue Mountains and witness cascading waterfalls and the famous Three Sisters.


Step up your Australian adventure with this first-class 10-day trip to Brisbane and Sydney.

Start in Brisbane, the sunny capital of Queensland and gateway to the beautiful Gold and Sunshine Coasts. A city tour takes you to explore Brisbane’s architecture, a fascinating and ever-changing mix of styles. Then take a cruise on the Brisbane River for the best view of the city. The next day takes you north to Australia Zoo, which has been dedicated to conservation through education since it was founded by Bob and Lyn Irwin in 1970. Their son Steve, better known as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ turned it into one of Australia’s top wildlife attractions. Photo op alert! It’s also one of the few places on Earth where you can hold a koala.

Fly on to Sydney and take a panoramic tour of the Harbour City. Explore the historic Rocks district, see the Harbour sights including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the exclusive Eastern suburbs and visit Bondi Beach, a favourite of visitors and locals alike for decades. Then explore Sydney Harbour on a long luncheon cruise, enjoying a BBQ lunch and regional wines. On a full-day trip, head into the beautiful Blue Mountains on a deluxe trip that takes you to meet some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife at Calmsley Hill farm. Visit uncrowded viewpoints over the Blue Mountains, including the Three Sisters, a famous rock formation shrouded in Aboriginal legend.

Transfer to Sydney Airport for your onward travels, or stay an extra day or two to explore more of the city.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,166

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Day 1

Brisbane Airport International Terminal to Brisbane Hotels

Duration60 Minutes

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is conveniently located in a quiet area of the central business district yet only minutes from all the action of the city centre. Set upon the highest point of the central city, the hotel features breathtaking views of the city, mountains, river and surrounding suburbs. The 194 room hotel is perfect whether staying for business or leisure.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

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    Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane



    Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is conveniently located in a quiet area of the central business district yet only minutes from all the action of the city centre. Set upon the highest point of the central city, the hotel features breathtaking views of the city, mountains, …

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane is conveniently located in a quiet area of the central business district yet only minutes from all the action of the city centre. Set upon the highest point of the central city, the hotel features breathtaking views of the city, mountains, river and surrounding suburbs. The 194 room hotel is perfect whether staying for business or leisure.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Brisbane City and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Your knowledgeable guide picks you up from your accommodation and heads straight to Mt Coot-tha for stunning views over Brisbane's downtown, across the suburbs and out to the islands. On the way you pass through the beautiful tree-lined inner suburbs with lovely heritage 'Queenslander' homes discussing the region's rich history from English prison to modern metropolis.

Learn about Australia's native fauna and flora on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, one of the "Top 10 Zoos in the World" (AOL). The sanctuary has a large variety of other Aussie wildlife, all in beautiful, natural settings.

Highlights include a variety of birds-of-prey in the popular 'Free-Flight Show', hand-feeding and patting the soft, friendly kangaroos. Popular options include hand-feeding the cheeky, vividly colored rainbow lorikeets and the sheep-dog show as these intelligent animals demonstrate their crowd control skills.

You may even pat or hold one of the beautiful, scaly, 'friendly' snakes in the snake show! A photograph holding an iconic koala is a popular optional extra. Some of the many other animals include crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats.

Enjoy a superb lunch at a venue of your choice from over 50 great restaurants and cafes at the city's Southbank, many with lovely views over the river. After lunch enjoy a walk along the river with lovely views of Brisbane's downtown across the river. Southbank's other attractions include the very popular and unique 'City Beach', surrounding parklands, markets and 60-metre tall 'Wheel of Brisbane' (giant ferris wheel). Brisbane's world-class art galleries and museums are also on offer.

High on the Kangaroo Cliffs enjoy lovely views over the downtown and Botanical Gardens. Watch out for rock climbers at this popular lookout. Cross Brisbane's beautiful Story Bridge and for those who love walking can stroll through the city and botanic gardens with unique 'mangrove walk'.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Australia Zoo Tour with Koala Cuddle Adventure

Join this Australia Zoo Adventure with entry and five hours to explore Australia Zoo. Enjoy numerous live wildlife shows including Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors within the purpose built Crocoseum, Koalas Live and, Afternoon Crocs Live. Also enjoy a sneak peek visit in to the amazing Wildlife Hospital and a special Koala Cuddle (inclusive of an 8 x 10 photograph to take home as a souvenir). Australia Zoo is passionate about wildlife conservation - Crikey!

Duration8 Hours
Day 4

Brisbane Hotel to Brisbane Airport

Duration60 Minutes

Sydney International Airport to City Hotel

Duration30 Minutes

InterContinental Sydney

Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered on the old Treasury Building which dates back to 1851. The Cortile, a vaulted sandstone courtyard, serves as the hotel's central meeting place and lobby.

Meal Plan Room Only
Duration4 Nights
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InterContinental Sydney

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    InterContinental Sydney



    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered …

    Overlooking the world's most stunning harbour, The InterContinental Sydney is a true expression of luxury. Located opposite the Botanical Gardens, close to both Circular Quay and the Opera House, the hotel is minutes away from shopping, restaurants and entertainment. The 509 room hotel is centered on the old Treasury Building which dates back to 1851. The Cortile, a vaulted sandstone courtyard, serves as the hotel's central meeting place and lobby.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Newsstand
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise

Treat yourself to Sydney Harbour's most sensational Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise. A unique, four hour cruise experience. Enjoy the company of a small group aboard a 52 foot motor yacht. Your personal captain and host will share the rich history of Sydney Harbour and its foreshore as you take in the sites of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and the bays and coves of Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a 3 course BBQ lunch with regional wines, local beers and 5-star service. Immerse yourself in all the activities that a private vessel offers including, swimming, fishing and kayaking - or sit back, relax on the expansive sunbed and do nothing at all.

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Panoramic Sydney Sights

Depart your hotel for an unforgettable Panoramic Sydney half day city sights tour. On tour you'll visit the historic Rocks area and hear early convict history. Enjoy magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. See the shopping heart of the city, QVB, Centre point.

Visit Sydney's trendy new district Oxford Street. Travel through elegant Paddington with its terrace houses before arriving at the Pacific Ocean. See the superb coast cliff walk around Tamarama and Bronte.

Travel on to famous Bondi Beach. Visit the beachfront promenade, enjoy a coffee or cool drink (at own cost). See bronzed Aussie lifesavers and Sydney's best panoramic view at Dover Heights.

Return to Sydney via Double Bay, Kings Cross and Mrs Macquarie's Point for a final magical viewpoint over the harbour before returning to the city centre.

Passengers can join our optional harbour lunch cruises, seaplane tours or return directly to their hotels.

The designated harbour lunch cruise drop-off point is Darling Harbour (adjacent to the aquarium).

Duration4 Hours
Day 7

Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience

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.

At 7:00am-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 the ranges 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 points 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 magnificent colors. Here your guide will discuss the legends behind this famous rock formation and the time available for you to take some great photos.

We then make our way around the mountain towards the village of Blackheath and our lunch venue the Hydro Majestic. Here in this relaxed venue with stunning views. We enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee. All diets are catered for (excluding Kosher Meals). Beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the Bar.

The afternoon is spent visiting a selection of lookouts. Once you clap your eyes on the view from Govetts Leap you'll know why it's one of the most famous lookouts in Australia. The magnificent waterfall drops 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. We then stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens our last stop, where we enjoy the sweeping views across to Sydney before traveling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4:30pm-5:00pm.

Duration10 Hours
Day 8

Sydney Hotel to Sydney Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES: 

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Brisbane
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Sydney
  • Private Brisbane City and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary tour
  • Small group Australia Zoo and Koala Cuddle tour
  • Small group half day Panoramic Sydney Sights
  • Small group half day Cruise Like a Local Luncheon Cruise
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience*
  • 2 lunches

* Guests may substitute a Full Day Hunter Valley Wine Tasting tour.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated

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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