Melbourne & Sydney on Sale
- 9 Days
- 9 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,299
Explore Australia’s cultural capital and surrounding natural highlights on this fantastic vacation. Take in Melbourne’s vibrant nightlife and historical attractions, as well as the wineries of the Yarra Valley and the Penguin Parade of Phillip Island. Drive the Great Ocean Road and connect to Sydney to cap off your journey.
This 9-day Australian vacation takes travellers to Melbourne to explore one of the world’s premiere cultural getaways and its surrounding highlights, as well as Sydney at trip’s end. It features economy, moderate, or first-class accommodations depending on preference, international airfare, shared tours, and is a great introduction to Australia.
Your journey begins with a flight across the Pacific Ocean. Land in Melbourne and begin your exploration of Australia. Melbourne is the seven-time World’s Most Liveable City according to The Economist and boasts a stunning mix of trendsetting culture and gorgeous natural surroundings. On your first full day in the city, you’ll have the option of a morning sightseeing tour to see city highlights from St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the Fitzroy Gardens and the Queen Victoria Markets. In the later afternoon, venture to Phillip Island to catch the nightly Penguin Parade, where hundreds of adorable Little Penguins waddle ashore at sunset. Back in Melbourne, spend the night hopping between the laneway and arcade bars that define the city’s urban nightlife.
While in Melbourne, you’ll have the option to take advantage of the gorgeous natural surroundings. You can spend a day in the Yarra Valley, visiting four premium cellar doors to sample some of Australia’s best wine. You’ll cap off the day at Domaine Chandon, maker of the number one sparkling wine in Australia. Another day, you can venture along the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most celebrated coastal drives. Gaze upon the Twelve Apostles, rocky outcrops in the surf, and the Loch Ard Gorge among other stunning rock formations.
After exploring Melbourne’s nature and culture, take the train to Sydney to spend two nights in Australia’s largest city. Take advantage of the iVenture Sydney Attraction Pass to gain entry to five top attractions in the city, including the world-famous Sydney Opera House, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, or Taronga Zoo, where you can spot koalas and kangaroos among other adorable marsupials.
At the end of your stay, connect back home. Or consider extending your stay to see all that Australia has to offer.
- 9 Days
- 9 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 1,299
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Depart North America
Depart from North America today for your flight to Australia
Cross the International Dateline
You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey
On arrival you will be need to make your way to your Melbourne hotel. Goway can assist with prebooking transfers throughout your vacation if required (additional charge applies).
Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is stylish and cosmopolitan. It has been voted by The Economist as the “World’s most Livable City”. Part of this is the abundance of parks and gardens. The capital of Victoria, it is situated on an estuary of the Yarra River and boasts world-class culture, sports and dining.
|Economy||Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments|
|Moderate||The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins|
|First Class||Crowne Plaza Melbourne|
Penguins and City Sightseeing Tour (Optional)
Consider adding a Melbourne ‘must see’ excursion idea today (additional cost applies) which combines a half day day Melbourne Sightseeing Tour with a visit to the little Penguins at Phillip Island.
A fantastic combination of two tours; one introducing you to the fabulous city of Melbourne and the other, a popular Penguins tour to Phillip Island. City tour highlights include a photo stop at St Patrick's Cathedral, a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, a delightful guided walking tour through our favourite laneways and arcades and a visit to the Queen Victoria Markets (or the Royal Botanic Gardens on Monday and Wednesday). You will have free time for lunch (own expense) before joining the second part of your tour to witness the nightly ritual of the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. On the way, visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea (own expense). This unique historical farm has been in operation for over 100 years! Here guests will be able to get up close to kangaroos and see koalas in the Fauna Park (animal feed available at own expense). There will also be access to the lovely homestead on the property and visit Koala Conservation Centre where you can look for koalas in their natural habitat from tree top boardwalks.
Yarra Valley Wineries (Optional)
Consider adding another fantastic excursion idea today (additional cost applies) to the Yarra Valley – Victoria’s wine region.
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, 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 Sightseeing Tour (Optional)
Add an iconic Victorian excursion idea today (additional cost applies) to the spectacular Great Ocean Road.
Join your small group Eco-Tour for the spectacular journey along the Great Ocean Road - One of Australia's greatest coastal drives, including the world famous 12 Apostles, rolling hills and the Loch Ard Gorge shipwreck legends. Enjoy an exclusive stop at the iconic Cape Otway Lightstation, mainland Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse. Take in the breathtaking views over the Southern Ocean and Bass Strait from the lighthouse. In the afternoon discover the Shipwreck Coast, stroll along the historic beaches and see Loch Ard Gorge. Arrive at the 12 Apostles and descend the Gibson's Steps where you will be dwarfed by the high cliff line and these enormous offshore stacks. With small tour groups, there is plenty of time to get out and explore nature at its very best. You will enjoy the benefits of personalized and interactive with our experienced and well-trained tour guides.
Melbourne to Sydney
Make your way to the train station today for your rail journey to Sydney. On arrival in Sydney you will need to make your way to your Sydney hotel.
The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days
|Economy||Travelodge Sydney (to Sep 30) then Park Regis Sydney|
|Moderate||Travelodge Wynyard (to Sep 30) then Adina Martin Place|
|First Class||Sydney Boulevard Hotel|
Sydney at Leisure
The day is free to explore Sydney. Perhaps include an I-Venture Sydney Attraction Pass that includes entry to 5 top attractions in Sydney (additional cost applies).
Some of the attractions include a hop on hop off Sydney sightseeing tour, entry to Taronga Zoo, a Sydney Opera House tour, entry to Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Other choices include thrilling OZ Jet-boating on Sydney Harbour, a Sydney Harbour Cruise and much more…
Depart Australia for North America
Make your way to the airport this morning and join your flight back to North America. Of course, if you have time, why not stay longer?
DEPARTURES AND PRICES:
Departures from Vancouver
|1 - 31 Aug '19||$1,969||$2,089||$2,239|
|1 - 30 Sep '19||$2,049||$2,159||$2,319|
|1 - 31 Oct '19||$2,029||$2,299||$2,549|
|1 Nov - 10 Dec '19||$1,969||$2,259||$2,499|
|11 - 15 Dec '19, 12 - 20 Jan '20||$3,099||$3,389||$3,629|
|16 Dec '19- 11 Jan '20||$3,099||$3,229||$3,369|
|21 - 31 Jan '20||$3,599||$3,899||$4,149|
|1 - 28 Feb '20||$1,969||$2,259||$2,499|
For departures from Calgary/Edmonton/Victoria add $165, from Kelowna/Kamloops add $220, from Toronto add $300, from Regina/Saskatoon/Winnipeg/Ottawa/Montreal add $460, from Halifax/Charlottetown/Fredericton/ Moncton/St Johns add $600, from Sydney add $760. Add on amounts may slightly vary upon reservation and are subject to availability. Please enquire about add on airfares from other Canadian cities. Upgrade to Premium Economy starting from an additional $1800 per person or Business Class from an additional $5050– request a customized quote now!
Departures from Los Angeles
|24 Jul - 31 Aug '19||$1,319||$1,419||$1,549|
|1 - 30 Sep '19||$1,299||$1,419||$1,549|
|1 - 31 Oct||$1,379||$1,599||$1,819|
|1 Nov - 12 Dec '19||$1,379||$1,599||$1,799|
|13 - 2 Jan '20||$1,919||$2,039||$2,149|
|3 - 11 Jan '20||$1,359||$1,479||$1,589|
|12 - 31 Jan '20||$1,359||$1,599||$1,479|
|1 - 28 Feb '20||$1,379||$1,599||$1,479|
For departures from Las Vegas/Phoenix/San Francisco add $275, Seattle add $335, Portland add $370, Houston/New Orleans/New York/Minneapolis/Cleveland add $420, Orlando/Boston/Chicago/Buffalo add $490, Atlanta add $575,. Add on amounts may slightly vary upon reservation and are subject to availability. Please enquire about add on airfares from other US cities. Upgrade to Premium Economy starting from an additional $2000 per person or Business Class from an additional $4500 – request a customized quote now!
- Round trip airfare with Air Canada (CAD) or Virgin Australia (USD) listed from cities in North America to Melbourne and Sydney
- One way train journey between Melbourne and Sydney
- Accommodation for 4 nights in Melbourne
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Sydney
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Airport – hotel transfers
Add the Melbourne Sightseeing Package to your vacation for $499 CAD/$389 USD per person. This includes 4 amazing Melbourne sightseeing excursions
- Penguins and City Sightseeing Tour (Morning City Sightseeing and Afternoon Phillip Island & Penguin Tour)
- Great Ocean Road Sightseeing Tour (Full day Great Ocean Road)
- Yarra Valley Wineries Sightseeing Tour (Full day Yarra Valley including Lunch)
Add the I-Venture Sydney Attraction Pass to our vacation for $198 CAD/$141 USD per person. This includes entry to 5 top Sydney Attractions such as:
- Hop on hop off Sydney sightseeing tour
- Entry to Taronga Zoo
- Sydney Opera House tour
- Entry to Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo
Other choices included in the I-Venture card are a thrilling OZ Jet-boating on Sydney Harbour, a Sydney Harbour Cruise and much more
Book by 31 Jul ’19. Advance purchase requirement may apply to the airfare portion of your booking.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
All prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation. For departures from other cities, and for single pricing, please inquire. All prices include all taxes and fees. Limited seats and subject to availability. Includes international airfares from Los Angeles (USD) or Vancouver (CAD). Add on airfares are available from your home city – please inquire.
Hotels in Australia do have selected dates where special rates may not be available. If your travel falls over any dates listed below or crosses a seasonality a surcharge may be applicable or Goway may need to look at an alternate hotel for you.
|Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments||27-28 Sep, 2 Nov, 20-23 Nov, 31 Dec, 21 Jan-2 Feb, 19-21 Mar|
|The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins|| |
22-24 Aug, 26-30 Sep, 5 Nov, 18 - 24 Nov, 12-15 Dec, 26 Dec - 1 Jan, 22 - 26 Jan, 31 Jan - 2 Feb, 21-22 Feb
|Crowne Plaza Melbourne||27 - 28 Sep, 4 - 7 Nov, 9 - 17 Dec, 30 Dec '19, 20 Jan - 2 Feb, 14 - 17 Mar ' 20|
|Park Regis Sydney||1 Oct, 27 Dec - 4 Jan, 28 Feb - 1 Mar|
|Adina Martin Place||5-6 Oct, 30 Dec - 1 Jan, 28 Feb - 8 Mar|
|Sydney Boulevard Hotel||10-11 Aug, 5 - 6 Oct, 30 Dec - 1 Jan, 7 - 8 Mar|
28 Feb 2020