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Essence of Sydney & the Great Barrier Reef with Airfare

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,389

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Combine luxury accommodations and world-class landmarks on this Aussie vacation. Cruise Sydney Harbour and explore the rugged landscape of the Blue Mountains before connecting to Cairns to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and explore the Daintree Rainforest.


This 11-day Australian vacation including airfare takes you to Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. It features first-class accommodations and a mix of shared and small group tours.

Your journey across Australia begins in Sydney, the nation’s largest city and home to one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. A panoramic city sights tour will introduce you to some of the most famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, and Mrs. Macquarie’s Point. Afterwards, board a luxury yacht for a cruise of the beautiful harbour. Feast on a three-course BBQ lunch as you enjoy views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the water. Then take a day to explore the Blue Mountains, traversing the landscape of sandstone mountains, deep ravines, and thick eucalypt forests and seeing landmarks such as the Three Sisters and the working farm of Calmsley Hill.

Connect to Cairns in northern Queensland and head onwards to Port Douglas, where you’ll explore the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure. Cruise through the Low Isles and snorkel through protected coral gardens. You’ll also have the chance to ride in a glass bottom boat for intimate views of the undersea life and plenty of time to swim off white-sand beaches. Back on the mainland, explore the Daintree Rainforest from Mossman to Cape Tribulation. Spot Estuarine Crocodiles during a Daintree River cruise, admire views of the Coral Sea from Alexandra Range, search for cassowaries along the jungle boardwalk, and go for a rainforest swim in Emmagen Creek before reaching famous Cape Tribulation beach.

At the end of your stay, you’ll connect back to the airport in Cairns for onward travels.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,389

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for your flight to Australia.

Day 2

En Route to Australia

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

Day 3

Arrive Sydney & The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

On arrival at Sydney Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

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.

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 4

Panoramic Sydney Sights & Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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.

There isn't another harbour in the world to rival Sydney's beauty and vibrancy. This 2 course luncheon cruise is an exceptional 360 degree waterfront restaurant experience. The menu is premium a la carte and served on the uppermost restaurant deck with the best views in Sydney.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 5

Sydney at Leisure

Two full days to discovery Australia’s biggest and most cosmopolitan city and an essential stop on any traveller’s Australia vacation. Surrounding the city is a wonderland of national parks, forests, mountains, river valleys and historic riverside towns. The first settlers arrived in 1788 came here to create a penal colony, finding the world’s largest natural harbour, and 70 beaches along the coast within a reasonable distance of the city. In more recent times, Sydney also hosted the 2000 Olympic Games.

Day 6

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.

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 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 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.

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 mesmerised 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 travelling down the Bells Line of Road to arrive back at your hotel approximately 4.30 - 5.00pm.

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 7

Sydney to Cairns to Port Douglas

Today, transfer to Sydney Airport for your flight to Cairns.

On arrival at Cairns Airport, you will be transferred to your resort in Port Douglas.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort facilities.

* Accommodation will be at The Meridian Port Douglas for departures from 1 Apr., 2023.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Villa San Michele Port Douglas

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    Villa San Michele Port Douglas



    Villa San Michele, Port Douglas offers one and two bedroom apartment accommodation on Macrossan Street - right in the centre of Port Douglas. Its self-contained accommodation suits visitors in search of relaxing accommodation in the centre of Port Douglas. Villa San Michele's central location places …

    Villa San Michele, Port Douglas offers one and two bedroom apartment accommodation on Macrossan Street - right in the centre of Port Douglas. Its self-contained accommodation suits visitors in search of relaxing accommodation in the centre of Port Douglas. Villa San Michele's central location places boutique shops and award winning restaurants right on your doorstep, and we are only a short stroll to Four Mile Beach. Villa San Michele apartments have a unique Mediterranean style, and are situated around a courtyard of tropical gardens.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Spa

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Day 8

Low Isles Sailing and Snorkelling Cruise

Join your coach transfer to the wharf this morning and board the vessel to enjoy a full day reef and island cruise to Low Isles. Sail to and explore this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by coral gardens and the Coral Sea. Sailaway moors in the sheltered blue lagoon for five hours. Just relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck after a buffet lunch. Later, enjoy sailing back to the mainland.

Meal Plan Lunch
Days 9 & 10

Port Douglas at Leisure

Two days to discover Port Douglas a chic, yet relaxed seaside village, perfect for couples, families and solo travellers alike, with a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, a plethora of restaurants and bars, not to mention fantastic boutique shopping. The village is also the ideal base to explore the World Heritage-Listed Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with an abundance of tours and day trips available.

Day 11

Depart Cairns

Today, transfer to Cairns Airport for your onward travels.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES:

US
Departure Date

From:
Los Angeles
QANTAS Airways
US$
22 Nov to 5 Dec '22 $3,489
6 Dec '22 to 31 Jan '23 $4,669
1 Feb - 31 Mar '23 $3,459
1 Apr - 28 Jun '23 $3,389
29 Jun - 23 Jul '23 $3,869
24 Jul - 30 Sep '23 $3,499
1 Oct - 11 Nov '23 $3,679
12 - 21 Nov '23 $3,999

For Departures from New York or Dallas added US$420 to the Los Angeles rate.
For Departures from Chicago added US$525 to the Los Angeles rate.
For Departures from Detroit or Miami added US$630 to the Los Angeles rate. 

Canandian
Departure
Date

From:
Vancouver
QANTAS Airways
CA$
From:
Toronto/
Montreal
QANTAS Airways
CA$

22 Nov to 5 Dec '22, 1 Feb to 31 Mar '23 $4,849 $5,196
11 Dec '22 to 31 Jan '23 $5,179 $5,526
1 to 30 Apr, 24 Jul - 31 Aug '23 $4,789 $5,136
1 May to 8 Jun '23 $4,699 $5,046
9 Jun to 23 Jul, 1 - 30 Sep '23 $4,869 $5,216
1 - 31 Oct '23 $5,139 $5,486

For departures from Calgary or Edmonton add CA$50 to the Vancouver rate.
For departures from Winnipeg add CA$100 to the Vacouver rate.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International airfare from select gateways
  • Domestic airfare within Australia
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Sydney
  • 4 nights first-class accommodation in Port Douglas
  • Small group half day Aboriginal Heritage Tour 
  • Small group half day Panoramic Sydney Sights
  • Sydney Harbour 2 Course Lunch Cruise
  • Small group full day Blue Mountains Deluxe Experience or full day Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
  • Shared full day Low Isle Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise in Port Douglas
  • 4 lunches

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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