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Discover Australia Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,534

Discover the icons of Oz on this luxury vacation to Australia. As you cross the country and stay in premium accommodations, you’ll see Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre, cruise the Great Barrier Reef at Port Douglas, and explore the urban wonders of Melbourne and Sydney.


This 15-day Australia vacation takes you from the country’s Red Centre to tropical Queensland to the largest cities, Melbourne and Sydney, while staying in premium accommodations.

Your trip to Australia begins in Alice Springs, the definitive Outback town in the Northern Territory. Situated halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, Alice Springs is an eccentric desert town, where camels roam the desert and airplane doctors are the norm. Visit Todd Mall to take in some of the best Indigenous art galleries in the country before climbing Anzac Hill for a gorgeous panoramic view of the town and the MacDonnell Ranges. You can also opt for a dawn balloon flight or a camel ride at sunset to experience the magic of the landscape. Continue along to Kata Tjuta and Uluru/Ayers Rock, the sandstone formations that define the Outback. Spend a day exploring Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge, ending with a Sounds of Silence dinner in the evening, where you’ll experience the haunting and beautiful sounds of the Outback. The next day, explore Uluru at sunrise and see the massive sandstone monolith glow a deep read before flying to Cairns in the afternoon.

Cairns is Australia’s gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It might be small, but it has an incredible tropical atmosphere. Shop along the Promenade and take a dip in the massive saltwater lagoon before continuing on to Port Douglas. In Port Douglas, you’ll take a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system. Snorkel beneath the waves for an up-close view of the reef’s amazing sea life. Afterwards, visit Cape Tribulation, where you can dip in the crystal-clear streams of Emmagen Creek and stroll along the pristine beach. You’ll also visit the Daintree Rainforest, the mystical home of the “dreamtime” that has been a significant part of Indigenous Australian culture for thousands of years.

Our Australian tours continue south from Queensland to Melbourne, the country’s cultural capital and the world’s most livable city. You won’t find a more vibrant mix of arts, culture, and high living standards anywhere else in the country. Your time in Melbourne will be at leisure. Head to Federation Square to hang out in laneway bars and rooftop restaurants and experience ground zero for the city’s trendsetters. Get in touch with the city’s history in St. Kilda’s or ride a rollercoaster at Luna Park. While in Melbourne, you’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of nearby highlights. Head to Phillip Island to witness the adorable Little Penguin Parade, where up to a hundred Little Penguins waddle onto land at sundown. Head to the Yarra Valley to enjoy some of Australia’s best wines, or drive along the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles and other natural icons of Australia.

Close out your Australia vacation in Sydney, the largest city in Australia and the most beautiful. Blessed with a massive natural harbour, Australia is one of the world’s true urban highlights. There are a lot of ways to spend your time in Sydney, so follow your fancy and take advantage of the city’s multifaceted appeal. Be sure to visit the harbour to see the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. If you want to take advantage of the sun, head to Bondi Beach and bond with the surfers who turn to Sydney when northerly countries grow cold. Say “G’day” to marsupials like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats at Taronga Zoo, or go for a full-day hike in the gorgeous Blue Mountains to get a taste of Australia’s famous wilderness. Sydney will also treat you well if you have an appetite for culture; with plenty of museums, world-class restaurants, and thumping nightclubs, you’ll find a lot to keep you occupied.


 

 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,534

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Day 1

Arrive Alice Springs

Arrive into the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (flight not included). Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient Indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia's red centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Mercure Alice Springs Resort

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    Mercure Alice Springs Resort



    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. ...

    Mercure Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of this award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums. The hotel is only a five to ten minute walk away from the towns bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. The resort features 139 comfortable rooms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 2

Alice Springs

Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. After some time at leisure, enjoy your Insider Experience this afternoon. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride (own expense).

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Day 3

Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru

The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge. Tonight, you can join a unique select experience -- the Sounds of Silence Dinner -- where you will dine on Australian fare whilst seated under the desert stars (own expense).

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Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Desert Gardens Hotel

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    Desert Gardens Hotel



    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock ...

    A comfortable 4 star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel is set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs. Centrally located to all resort facilities, the hotel offers a range of appealing accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with Rock views. With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions at your fingertips, your days will be action-packed or for a more relaxing experience, a visit to the new Red Ochre Spa is highly recommended.

    Relax in the comfort of your private balcony or courtyard, or unwind near the pool over cocktails. It's only a short stroll to the numerous lookouts, where you can view one of the best sunsets in Australia, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru. Once the sun sets, you can try some Australian native delicacies at White Gums Restaurant, or try one of the other 13 dining experiences available throughout the Resort.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Currency Exchange
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 4

Uluru, Cairns

Discover Uluru at sunrise, then you will enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia's Red Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. (Flight not included). After time to settle in to your hotel, the evening is yours at leisure.

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Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Pullman Cairns International

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    Pullman Cairns International



    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the centre of tropical Cairns. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and the lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 5

Cairns

Enjoy a day at leisure to experience the best that Cairns has to offer.

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Day 6

Cairns, Port Douglas

Farewell Cairns this morning and take a short drive north to Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and a popular holiday destination. Enjoy the day to play on the Great Barrier Reef.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas

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    Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas



    Award-winning Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas is situated on Davidson Street, just steps to the seemingly endless sands of Four Mile Beach. Beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, complete with private swim-up pool decks are certain to please even the most discerning traveller.

    Award-winning Peppers Beach Club, Port Douglas is situated on Davidson Street, just steps to the seemingly endless sands of Four Mile Beach. Beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites, complete with private swim-up pool decks are certain to please even the most discerning traveller.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)

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Day 7

Port Douglas

Enjoy a day at leisure. You have the option to perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world's oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda (both at own expense).

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Day 8

Port Douglas, Cairns, Melbourne

Return to Cairns and fly to Melbourne, with its cutting-edge designs, heritage architecture and village-like suburbs. (Flight not included).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Rydges Melbourne

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    Rydges Melbourne



    The 363 room Rydges Hotel is nestled in the heart of Melbourne's commercial, dining and theatre precinct. The hotel facilities include 2 restaurants and cocktail bar, heated rooftop swimming pool and sauna. The rooms are air-conditioned and include TV, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone and ...

    The 363 room Rydges Hotel is nestled in the heart of Melbourne's commercial, dining and theatre precinct. The hotel facilities include 2 restaurants and cocktail bar, heated rooftop swimming pool and sauna. The rooms are air-conditioned and include TV, radio, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone and room service. It is a wonderful location for guests of all backgrounds from business travelers to groups and couples.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 9

Melbourne

Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne on a guided tour, then visit the Yarra Valley. Enjoy a free evening back in the city centre tonight.

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Day 10

Melbourne

With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the coastal scenery, native flora and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road; witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island; or enjoy dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense).

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Day 11

Melbourne, Sydney

Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights of Melbourne at your leisure before flying to Sydney. (Flight not included). Transfer to your hotel, which is located just a short stroll from Circular Quay. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Amora Jamison Sydney

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    Amora Jamison Sydney



    In the heart of this dynamic city, this award winning hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambience for business or pleasure. The warm earthy tones are accentuated by luxurious furnishings, and enhanced by extensive in-room amenities. Wine, dine, relax, meet, explore ...

    In the heart of this dynamic city, this award winning hotel combines space, style and warmth to provide the ultimate ambience for business or pleasure. The warm earthy tones are accentuated by luxurious furnishings, and enhanced by extensive in-room amenities. Wine, dine, relax, meet, explore or play... it's up to you.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 12

Sydney

Discover a selection of Sydney's most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 13

Sydney

On your free day, perhaps head to the Blue Mountains National Park, or explore the Hunter Valley (both at own expense).

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Day 14

Sydney

Appreciate a further day at leisure, or join one of our select experiences. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Sydney's coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (both at own expense). This evening, enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 15

Depart Sydney

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Sep 25*; Oct 23*; Nov 20*
2019: Jan 29*; Feb 19*; Mar 12*
* Guaranteed Departure

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard spacious, luxurious coaches
  • Dedicated Tour Director and professional Drivers
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • 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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