- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,259
FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore classic Victoria by first experiencing the highlights of Melbourne. Visit Philip Island and see the Little Penguin Parade before heading along the incredible Great Ocean Road.
See the best of Melbourne and the rugged Victorian coast on this 5 day tour.
Australia’s cultural capital will enchant you with an endless variety of cafés, restaurants, entertainment and world class shopping. Early arrivals might wish to book a table at the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for a uniquely Melbourne experience. An included half-day tour takes you to many of the city’s historic sights including Captain Cook’s Cottage, and the numerous cathedrals, parks and gardens that make Melbourne one of Australia’s most picturesque cities. You’ll also visit Phillip Island at dusk to witness the world renowned ‘Little Penguin Parade’.
Australia’s most spectacular coastal drive, The Great Ocean Road is a popular day trip from Melbourne… but why rush? See the Loch Ard Gorge, Bells Beach, London Arch and the famous Twelve Apostles at a more leisurely pace with an overnight stay. Explorer Matthew Flinders observed he had ‘seldom seen a more fearful section of coastline’. Nor a more spectacular one, waiting for you to explore.
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,259
Itinerary View Trip Map
Arrive to Melbourne and Eureka Skydeck Entry
Welcome to Melbourne! Upon leaving the airport, you'll be privately transferred to your hotel, leaving you the rest of the day to settle or explore the city at your will!
This afternoon, enjoy entry to the Melbourne Skydeck, an experience above all else. At Melbourne Skydeck, the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing attraction, the city of Melbourne comes alive in front of your eyes when you take it all in from nearly 300 meters high. It's Melbourne on another level. The Skydeck experience features Bar 88, in association with Bollinger, operated by the Eureka 89 team. With 360° panoramic views all day and night, you can relax and enjoy all of Melbourne's legendary views with a delicious snack and cool drink. Perhaps, push the boundaries of thrill-seeking when you step into the Edge (additional charge). A world-first, the Edge suspends daring guests in a transparent glass cube that projects out from Melbourne Skydeck, leaving them suspended nearly 300 meters above the streets of Melbourne.
Crown Promenade Hotel
Crown Promenade Hotel
The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's …
The Crown Promenade Hotel is located in the heart of the action in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct and it is directly linked to the exciting Crown Entertainment Complex. The hotel is close to the Central Business District, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the city's most famous arts and sporting facilities. The hotel features spacious rooms with fantastic views overlooking Port Phillip Bay or the Melbourne Central Business District and Yarra River.
- Business Centre
- Conference Facilities
- Gym/Fitness Centre
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
- Parking (Valet)
- Pool (s)
- Reception (24 hrs)
- Room Service
- Wheelchair Accessible Rooms
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Half Day Morning Melbourne City Tour
Be dazzled by the wondrous sights of Australia's most vibrant city and learn about Melbourne's fascinating history with your expert guide.
Join a small group tour with Oceania to make the most of your stay as you zoom in and around the city, visiting such wonders as Federation Square, the MCG and our world-famous sports precinct, St Patrick's Cathedral, Albert Park Lake (Formula 1) and over to St Kilda Beach. You can even take a stroll in the gardens and visit St Patrick's Cathedral when permitted.
Your tour will finish by visiting Melbourne's famous Eureka Tower where you can scrape the sky to see the awe inspiring skyline at Eureka Skydeck 88 where you will be spoiled with 360 degree views of the city, Port Phillip Bay and out to the Dandenongs and the Yarra Valley.
There will be a maximum of 11 people in your group, so you will have plenty of opportunities to ask your guide questions and get to know your fellow travelers.
Full Day Phillip Island Tour with Penguin Parade
Your animal adventures will start with a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park with fascinating Australian animals at every turn. You have up-close encounters with animals like kangaroos, wombats and echidnas. Next, we will head to the island (Phillip Island) where will head to Woolamai Surf Beach to catch a glimpse of the awesome waves and die-hard surfers (weather permitting). We then cross the island to reach the dramatic west coast and the Nobbies where you will be awe-struck by the crashing waves.
And finally, it's time for the main event, the Penguin Parade. There is a reason that this is one of Australia's top attractions and the little penguins will not disappoint! You will sit on the protective platform to see possibly hundreds of little penguins waddling onto the beach. This fabulous natural spectacular is run by a non-for-profit organisation where all profits are directly reinvested in conservation efforts to protect the little penguins.
Yarra Valley Wine Experience
Take in some of Victoria's best wineries in the stunning region of the Yarra Valley only one hour from Melbourne. The tour features tutored tastings at 4 premium wineries, a superb winery restaurant lunch with wine and finishing the day at the home of Australia's No.1 bubbly, Domaine Chandon, for light-tasting platters and a glass of sparkling.
Great Ocean Road Small Group Tour
Experience this majestic coastal drive in style with your small group and enjoy time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world-famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Your camera will get a good workout along this exciting journey where we will stop for plenty of photo opportunities. To begin, your expert Oceania Guide will collect you from your Melbourne hotel to commence your exciting road trip. Your next stop will be at Apollo Bay, a tranquil seaside town which is most noteworthy for its setting among the soft rolling hills. It offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some lunch (not included). Following this, we will enjoy a walk in the forest in the Otway Ranges. A truly unique day out, capped off by a visit to the ancient rock formations of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Finally, your Oceania guide will transfer you back to the comfort of your hotel in Melbourne.
We plant a native tree for every passenger on our Great Ocean Road Tour.
Today you will be transfered to the Melbourne airport in tme for your onward flight.
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 5 nights first class accommodation in Melbourne
- Entry to the Skydeck
- Half day Melbourne City Sights Tour
- Full Day Phillip Island and Penguin Parade Tour
- Full Day Yarra Valley Wine Experience Tour
- Full Day Great Ocean Road Tour
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees if applicable
- Gratuities unless otherwise stated
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
- Beverages unless otherwise stated
- Optional excursions
- Park fees unless stated
- All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
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 enquire.
21 Aug 2023