12 nights |
from $4150 per person*
TOUR CODE: IMSE
Revealing sprawling red desert landscapes, turquoise tropical waters and buzzy cosmopolitan cities, this diverse journey is one that ticks all the boxes. Wander through Melbourne’s lively cobblestoned laneways, share a gourmet barbecue with a local family in Alice Springs, and feel the heartbeat of the ancient Red Centre. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and cruising on Sydney’s spectacular harbor are more of the iconic experiences you’ll enjoy.
Flights are not included in the tour price; please call our team for the current flight prices. Any flights referred to in the itinerary are an additional expense.
From $4150 per person* departing: 12 Apr 2020 31 May 2020 28 Jun 2020 19 Jul 2020 09 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020 13 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 From $4725 per person* departing: 11 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 08 Nov 2020 15 Nov 2020 22 Nov 2020 29 Nov 2020 13 Dec 2020 27 Dec 2020 03 Jan 2021 10 Jan 2021 17 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021 07 Feb 2021 14 Feb 2021 21 Feb 2021 28 Feb 2021 07 Mar 2021 14 Mar 2021 21 Mar 2021 28 Mar 2021 From $4150 per person* departing: 11 Apr 2021 25 Apr 2021 30 May 2021 27 Jun 2021 18 Jul 2021 08 Aug 2021 29 Aug 2021 12 Sep 2021 26 Sep 2021 From $4725 per person departing* 10 Oct 2021 17 Oct 2021 31 Oct 2021 07 Nov 2021 14 Nov 2021 21 Nov 2021 28 Nov 2021 12 Dec 2021 26 Dec 2021 02 Jan 2022 09 Jan 2022 16 Jan 2022 23 Jan 2022 30 Jan 2022 06 Feb 2022 13 Feb 2022 20 Feb 2022 27 Feb 2022 06 Mar 2022 13 Mar 2022 20 Mar 2022 27 Mar 2022 Please click here for full Booking Conditions.
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
March 22, 2022
Valid for travel between:
04/01/2020 – 03/22/2022
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Welcome to Melbourne Get to know your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Welcome Reception and dinner at a restaurant by the waterfront. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel Melbourne, 3 nights Included Meals: Dinner with wine
Day 2 Melbourne Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour this morning, then discover its gracious arcades, eclectic laneways and vibrant street art on a private walking tour. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You might like to take an optional experience to Phillip Island to see the famous penguin parade, where the world’s smallest penguins return from the ocean and waddle endearingly up the wide beach to their sand-dune burrows. Or you may prefer to simply relax, explore the galleries, or experience some of the city’s celebrated eateries. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 3 Melbourne Free Time Today is free for you to further explore the delights of Melbourne. Alternatively, you could take an optional experience along the renowned Great Ocean Road to discover a stunning coastline and the towering limestone arches of the Twelve Apostles. In the evening, you might like to take in a production at one of Melbourne’s renowned theatres. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Melbourne – Alice Springs Fly to Alice Springs this morning and visit the unique School of the Air to learn how this school-with-a-difference delivers education to children living in remote outback areas. Pause at the headquarters of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service, celebrated for providing a ‘mantle of safety’ in the outback for almost a century. This evening, join the Falzon family for a home-cooked gourmet Be My Guest BBQ dinner, and later listen as they speak of their passion for ecology, astronomy and local culture. Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner
Day 5 Alice Springs – Uluru Travel through the red quartzite peaks and gorges of the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges today, then spend the afternoon relaxing or enjoying your resort’s facilities. Sparkling wine is served this evening as you watch the sun set behind the massive sandstone monolith of Uluru. Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, 2 nights Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Uluru & Kata Tjuta This morning, witness the magical Uluru sunrise, then tour the caves at the base of Uluru and marvel at the ancient rock art to be found there. Later, travel over red desert plains to Kata Tjuta, and take a walk at Walpa Gorge through two of the tallest domes of this majestic rock formation. Enjoy sparkling wine with your traveling companions as the sun sets over Kata Tjuta. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Uluru – Cairns Join an Indigenous artist today for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will provide you with cultural insights, explaining the meanings of local totems and assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon board your flight to tropical Cairns, the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Hotel: Hilton Hotel Cairns, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 8 Cairns Free Time Today is free for you to pursue your own interests in this vibrant tropical city. You may choose to gain some insights into Indigenous culture at the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, or travel to Kuranda, the ‘village in the rainforest’ on the historic Scenic Rail. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Great Barrier Reef Board a sleek, high-speed catamaran today and cruise out to the natural wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll have the opportunity to go snorkeling (equipment provided), or view the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch on board before you return to Cairns. After some time to relax, join your traveling companions for an evening meal overlooking the Cairns waterfront. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
Day 10 Cairns – Sydney This afternoon, fly on to Sydney, where your evening is at leisure. Your Travel Director will give you tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner you might like to take a stroll around this famed harbor city. Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel Sydney, 3 nights Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 11 Sydney Enjoy a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a local guide this morning before putting your feet in the sand at legendary Bondi Beach. Lunch aboard one of Sydney Harbour’s most premier cruise vessels, then spend the rest of your day exploring the city at your leisure. This evening, you may choose the option of attending an opera or theatre production under the world-famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Sydney Free Time Today is yours for further exploration of Sydney. The energetic might tackle the iconic Sydney Harbour BridgeClimb, or perhaps you’d prefer to take an excursion to the majestic Blue Mountains to see the soaring Three Sisters rock formation. Celebrate your vacation with your Travel Director and companions at a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant by the water. Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 13 Farewell from Sydney Say farewell to your fellow travelers when your vacation comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Included Meals: Breakfast
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Discount available on selected Guided Vacations and Inspiring Journeys. Discount applies only to the land content portion of the vacation. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable. The full amount must be paid by the designated date. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are land only, ‘from’ per person, based on double occupancy. International airfare is not included. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting (26 March 2020). All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change. Subject to availability, this offer may be withdrawn at any time. After full payment, prices are guaranteed except only due to an increase in government-imposed taxes or fees. By paying your deposit, you affirmatively agree to the possibility of such increases. Please call for our current prices. Hearing impaired persons may dial 711 (National Relay Service) to contact us at the above number. Tour code: IMSE. CST#2001136-50