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Signature Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,756

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: See Sydney’s most famous sites and go behind-the-scenes of the Sydney Opera House before you cruise the harbour. Connect north and stay at a luxurious island resort in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. Spend a few days at leisure to enjoy the pampering accommodations and explore the reef.


This 8-day Australian vacation takes you to Sydney and Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. It features deluxe accommodations and private tours.

Your journey begins in Sydney, the largest city in the nation and a place blessed with one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. A private city walking tour will introduce you to many of the city’s most popular landmarks. Starting at Sydney Harbour, you’ll swing by landmarks including the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Art Gallery of NSW, Hyde Park, and Macquarie Street. Afterwards, join an exclusive tour of the Sydney Opera House to go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most iconic music venues. Learn about the building's fascinating architectural design and construction history. The next morning, board a yacht for an intimate cruise experience along Sydney Harbour. Learn about the history of Sydney and enjoy the best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge while sipping on your morning cuppa.

Fly to Cairns in northern Queensland and connect onwards to Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Stay at the immaculate 5-star resort, Lizard Island Resort, for the next three nights. The resort is the northernmost accommodation on the reef and consists of 40 elegant rooms located directly on the powdery white-sand beaches of the reef. Enjoy elegant accommodations with views of the reef as well as access to the rest of the island and many leisure opportunities. You’ll have two full days at leisure to hike across the island, paddle board in the waters off the resort, and enjoy optional experiences such as a private beach picnic with a bottle of Dom Perignon. You can also snorkel and dive the many famous dive sites near the resort, including Cod Hole, and experience the majestic underwater activity of the Great Barrier Reef.

At the end of your stay, connect back to Cairns for onward travels.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,756

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Day 1

Arrive Sydney

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

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

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

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 2

Sydney City Walking Tour & Sydney Opera House Exclusive Tour

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. To begin the walk we pass the world famous Sydney Opera House and through the gates leading into the Royal Botanical Gardens, the location of the first farm area in the colony founded in 1788. Look through the fence at the architectural period design of Government House. Walk under majestic mature shade trees, see wonderful coloured flowers, plus listen and watch out for many birds. View the great sights of Sydney Harbour next to the extensive sandstone sea wall. Visit the herb garden, smell the different aromas and learn about the culinary and medical uses of plants.

Stroll onto the grand Art Gallery of NSW where you will see some of the best Australian and European art work. From here meander through the open spaces of The Domain parkland, before casting your eyes upon the prominent Gothic style of St Mary's Cathedral. Walk on into Hyde Park passing by the famous Archibald Fountain before moving on to see the interesting architectural style of the Sydney Town Hall. Nearby is also the fine Gothic styled Cathedral of St Andrew, and the impressive Queen Victoria Building filled with amazing classical features, designer label shopping boutiques and eateries. Walk on past the very tall iconic Sydney Tower before strolling down Macquarie Street to discover some of Sydney's oldest important historical buildings and learn of their past and present uses.

Then, head over for your Exclusive Sydney Opera House tour. This tour puts Jorn Utzon on centre stage and is a tribute to his creative genius. You will discover why Utzon was more than an architect: he was an architect of change. And how, against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever UNESCO World Heritage listed.

Working with enriching, interactive audio-visual technology, where images are projected onto the fabric of the building. You'll visit the inside of the performance venues where guides will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns.

You'll see where some 1600 performances take place to audiences of around one million each year, in every genre you can imagine, including opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances.

Day 3

Sydney Harbour Highlights Morning Tea Cruise

Begin your day with a sensational morning tea cruise. A unique, Sydney Harbour Highlights two 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 light morning tea with coffee, tea, juice, water and 5-star service.

Day 4

Sydney to Cairns

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

On arrival at Cairns Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax and enjoy before beginnng your exploration of Cairns.

Duration1 Night
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 to Lizard Island

Today, transfer to Cairns Airport for the short flight to Lizard Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Upon arrival, transfer to the resort.

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

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Lizard Island Resort

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    Lizard Island Resort



    Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with Coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments. Featuring 40 …

    Located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, fringed with Coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Lizard Island is an idyllic retreat offering sensational diving, snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics and indulgent spa treatments. Featuring 40 elegant rooms and suites with interiors by Hecker Guthrie, Lizard Island is like nowhere else. The nightly tariff includes accommodation, gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, a fine selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and champagne during meals, in room mini bar, deluxe picnic hampers for private beach outings, use of non-motorized water sports and motorized dinghies. (Additional charges apply for cocktails, the Cellar Master wine list, private dining arrangements and an Environmental Management Charge is payable directly to the resort.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Tennis
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Days 6 to 7

Lizard Island at Leisure

Two full days to discover the wonders of Lizard Island. Enjoy the guided nature walks, paddle boarding, fishing or snorkeling and diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef or simply relax and enjoy one of the island's secluded beaches.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Lizard Island to Cairns

Today, depart Lizard Island and take the short flight over Australia's Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport for your onward travels.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation in Sydney
  • 1 night deluxe accommodation in Cairns
  • 3 night deluxe accommodation on Lizard Island
  • Private-guided Sydney Walking tour
  • Private-guided Sydney Opera House tour
  • Small group Sydney Harbour Cruise (max 16 guests)
  • Inter-island flight to Lizard Island
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and beverages during your stay at Lizard Island

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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9 Jan 2022
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