East Coast Experience -Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney

15 days,

12 nights |

from $4169 per person*


Get to know three of Australia’s east coast cities as you travel from Melbourne in the south to Cairns in the north before ending in the spectacular harbor city of Sydney.

This twelve-night air-inclusive with Qantas Airways offers you four nights in each city, with plenty of time to explore and fill your days with must-do experiences.

Melbourne is a food lover’s paradise. Take the time to awaken your senses as you stroll through the Queen Victoria Markets, maybe dine at one of the many award-winning restaurants or take a walk down Lygon Street and discover the many restaurant flavors. Melbourne is also home to many hidden laneways and secret alleys that house intimate bars and eclectic venues – be sure to explore these unique areas, you never know what you will find. A half-day tour of the city highlights is included in your stay, so you get a good orientation of the city.

Take the opportunity to get out of the city and explore some of the spectacular regions outside Melbourne. Included in your stay is a tour along one of the world’s best drives along the scenic Great Ocean Road past seaside towns and coastal landscapes including the Twelve Apostles. Enjoy the good life in the Yarra Valley as you sip your way through cellar doors and vineyards tasting the array of produce, food, and wine on offer.

Cairns is your next stop, gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. You could dive into your own adventure; tour the Reef in a semi-submersible, fly overhead in a helicopter, don flippers and a mask and jump right in, or soak up the sun and the views aboard a sailing boat. Maybe explore the Daintree Rainforest by foot, vehicle or flying fox – each offering a different perspective of the oldest living rainforest on earth. A full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef is included during your stay.

The harbor city of Sydney is next, filled with opportunities to discover the best vantage point for that iconic photo to take home and frame. Walk the ground of the Royal Botanic Gardens that hug the harbor foreshore, take a tour under the sails of the spectacular Sydney Opera House, scale the heights of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take in the surrounding views, or maybe grab a surfboard and take a lesson at one of Australia’s most famous beaches. A harbor lunch cruise is included in your stay and a Sydney Opera House tour including a meal.

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne
  • Four-nights Melbourne, The Sebel Melbourne Docklands or similar (for stays through March 31, 2024); The Savoy on Little Collins (for stays after April 1, 2024)
    • Melbourne 3-hour City Tour
    • Great Ocean Road Full Day tour lunch
  • Four-nights Cairns, Crystalbrook Flynn or similar
    • Reef Cruise to Upolu Cay and Reef including lunch
  • Four-nights Sydney, The Grace Hotel or similar
    • Tour & Dine Experience Sydney Opera House
    • Sydney Harbour Discovery BBQ Lunch Cruise
  • ​Round-trip airport/hotel private transfers
  • US/foreign taxes & fees including September 11 Security Fee

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All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

January 31, 2024

Valid for travel between:

April 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable. The itinerary below is based on advertised package.

Day 1: Depart USA

This evening make your way to the Los Angeles International Airport for your overnight flight to Melbourne.

Day 2: International Date Line

During your flight, you will cross the International Date Line.

Day 3: Melbourne

After you clear Immigration and Customs, collect your luggage and meet your driver for your transfer to your hotel where you will spend the next four nights. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.

Day 4: Melbourne

The perfect introduction to marvelous Melbourne is a city tour! Learn about the city’s fascinating history, explore its bustling art and cafe scene, as well as plenty of other cultural highlights with your local expert Oceania guide. In a small group, take a stroll through stunning gardens, see some of our world famous attractions such as Albert Park Lake home to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, and Federation Square.

Day 5: Melbourne

Today is free to explore Melbourne at your leisure. Talk to our Destination Experts about adding other touring options to your vacation. See the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, discover the Mornington Peninsula or visit one of the many museums in the city. Be sure to experience the Melbourne restaurant scene.

Day 6: Melbourne (L)

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is an amazing experience at any time of the year. One of the most beautiful coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 150-miles along the southern coast of Victoria. Travel it and you will discover some of the world’s most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches. Highlights of your private include The Twelve Apostles and the Shipwreck Coast, Split Lighthouse, Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks. A cafe-style lunch is included. Upgrade options available include the chance to board a light aircraft and fly high above the Great Ocean Road to take in an aerial view of the landscape.

Day 7: Melbourne – Cairns

Transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day is free to relax and explore the city at your leisure.

Day 8: Cairns (L)

Spend today on the Great Barrier Reef at two different snorkel and dive sites on a luxury catamaran cruise from Cairns. Travel in style aboard a fast, comfortable catamaran to the outer edge Upolu Reef where you can join an Adventure Snorkel & Glass Bottom Boat, snorkel or perhaps take an optional Resort Dive. Tour through the highly protected no-fishing zone sites in the Marine Park. Refuel with a buffet lunch on board the catamaran before heading to your next destination, Upolu Cay reef. Enjoy the shallow azure blue waters surrounding this natural Coral Cay with both snorkeling or diving on offer. Be mesmerized by coral teeming with colorful fish.

Day 9-10: Cairns

The region of Far North Queensland has so much to see and do. You have two free to either relax at the Resort or discover more of the area. Ride Skyrail above and through the rainforest canopy. Enjoy a scenic rail journey to Kuranda Village. Tantalize your taste buds on an Outback tasting tour and get up close with native wildlife at Hartley’s Creek Crocodile Farm.

Day 11: Cairns – Sydney

Transfer to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival, make your way to the meeting point for your transfer to your hotel for a 4-night stay. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.

Day 12: Sydney

Today we have included the Tour & Dine option at Sydney Opera House. Step inside and discover the extraordinary stories of the Opera House then relax by the harbor as you enjoy lunch and drink at Opera Kitchen. The remainder of your day is free to explore the city at your leisure.

Day 13: Sydney

Today is free to explore Sydney at your leisure. Talk to our Destination Experts about various touring options in and around Sydney. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge or visit the Sydney Opera House. Explore the Blue Mountains and go wine tasting in the Hunter Valley. Learn to surf on Bondi Beach or meet local wildlife at Taronga Zoo.

Day 14: Sydney (L)

Discover the secrets of one of the world’s most famous and spectacular natural harbors on a 3-hour lunch cruise, including icons such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Sydney Botanical Gardens and more. You have the chance to see the city from a new perspective and marvel at the sights that decorate its coastline. With live commentary along the way, you will get to learn something new about Sydney, its history and about each of the sights that you can see from the deck. In addition to this, you will have access to one of Sydney’s most historic National Park Islands. Here you can explore the area and/or swim (optional) with an invitation to hire snorkel gear or bring your own.

Day 15: Depart Sydney

Transfer to Sydney Airport for your return flight back to the US.

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For departures April 1, 2024 – June 28, 2024 – from $4169/person based on double occupancy

For departures June 29 – July 24, 2023 – from $4569/person based on double occupancy

For departures July 24, 2024 – September 20, 2024 – from $4239/person based on double occupancy

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*Terms & Conditions: Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All prices are in US dollars and correct at time of posting for travel during specified travel dates. Single supplements, black-out dates and seasonal supplements may apply. Airfare is not included unless indicated. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received. Airline and hotels frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may increase before full payment for those and other reasons. Package is not combinable with any other offer or discounted vacation package. 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. Package is strictly subject to availability, not retroactive and not combinable with any other special or vacation package offer. Minimum night stays or required room types may apply. All prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. CST#2001136-20

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