Dual Delight – Sydney and Cairns

11 days,

8 nights |

from $4299 per person*


Come Say G’day to Sydney and Cairns – two of Australia’s most popular destinations.

Australia, the land of contrast and beauty, beckons you to embark on a 10-day journey that will take you from the iconic Sydney Opera House to the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest. This carefully curated itinerary encompasses the essence of Australia, promising a blend of urban sophistication, stunning landscapes, and wildlife encounters.

Your adventure commences as you touch down in Sydney, Australia’s largest city. A private airport transfer will swiftly transport you to the heart of Sydney, where the Parkroyal Darling Harbour awaits. Nestled along the picturesque Darling Harbour, this 4-star haven will be your home for the next four nights, offering comfort and convenience in the heart of the city.

An exciting morning awaits as you embark on a guided Panoramic Sydney Tour. From Bondi Beach to the historic Rocks district, you’ll explore the city’s most celebrated sites. Capture mesmerizing photos and learn about the city’s vibrant history and culture from your knowledgeable guide.

Be introduced to the iconic Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed architectural masterpiece. Your guided afternoon tour will take you behind the scenes, unveiling the secrets of this modern marvel. Prepare for a delightful day as you board a luxury vessel for the Sydney Harbour Discovery Lunch Cruise. As you dine on sumptuous cuisine, enjoy panoramic views of Sydney’s skyline, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House.

Venture beyond Sydney’s bustling cityscape to the tranquil Blue Mountains. Home to dramatic cliffs, lush eucalyptus forests, and stunning waterfalls, the Blue Mountains provide a tranquil escape. You’ll also have the chance to get up close and personal with iconic Australian wildlife, such as kangaroos and koalas, in their natural habitat.

Bid farewell to Sydney and board a flight to Cairns in tropical North Queensland. Upon arrival at Cairns Airport, a private transfer will swiftly transport you to the exquisite Crystalbrook Bailey, where you’ll spend the next four nights.

Discover the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef from all angles on this action-packed tour. Cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef on board a high-speed catamaran and enjoy up to three introductory or certified scuba dives at two different dive sites. After marveling over the colorful corals and marine life from underwater, hop aboard for a 10-minute helicopter flight and see the islands and reefs from above.

Explore a lush world teeming with biodiversity on an afternoon tour of the Daintree. This afternoon tour allows you to immerse yourself in the magic of this UNESCO World Heritage site, home to unique flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles and diverse birdlife.

Journey to Kuranda, a charming village nestled within the lush rainforest. Travel on the scenic railway to Kuranda where you will have the opportunity to visit the Kuranda Koala Gardens, explore the markets, and soak in the village’s laid-back atmosphere.

Bid farewell to Cairns and embark on a private transfer to Cairns Airport. From there, your flight will carry you back to Los Angeles, leaving you with cherished memories of an incredible adventure.

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Sydney, returning from Brisbane
  • Internal Australian flights: Sydney to Cairns and Brisbane
  • 4-nights Sydney, Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Deluxe Room
    • Sydney Opera House Afternoon Tour
    • Morning Sydney Panoramic Tour
    • Sydney Harbour Discovery Lunch Cruise
    • Blue Mountains Wildlife Tour
  • 4-nights Cairns, Crystalbrook Bailey, Urban Room
    • Get High Package Reef and Heli Tour
    • Daintree Afternoon Tour
    • Grand Kuranda Tour including Skyrail and Kuranda Rail
  • Round-trip private airport/hotel transfers
  • US/foreign taxes and 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 – June 28, 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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Day 1: Depart USA

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

Day 2: International Date Line

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

Day 3: Arrive Sydney

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. This afternoon, step beneath the sails and discover what makes the Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres and foyers that bring to life over 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with your knowledgeable guide, learn about how Jorn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points, off limits to the general public.

Day 4: Sydney

A free morning before joining an afternoon tour to explore historic Rocks with its early convict history. Proceed through the city center and Macquarie Street, admiring 18th-century sandstone architecture like NSW Parliament House, Rum Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks, and St. Mary’s Cathedral. Reach Mrs. Macquarie’s Point for stunning views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Continue through Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, known for its opulence. Travel along the harbor’s shores for photo opportunities, including a panoramic Sydney skyline view. Pass areas like Kings Cross, Double Bay, and Rose Bay before reaching Watsons Bay. Here, you can opt for a short coastal walk with ocean and harbor views. Then, visit famous Bondi Beach for 30 minutes to enjoy the beachfront promenade, sand, and refreshments at your expense. Observe lifeguards and surfers. Resume the journey to Tamarama and Bronte beaches before returning to the city via Centennial Park and trendy Paddington, with its elegant terraces and boutique shops along Oxford Street.

Day 5: Sydney (L)

Enjoy time exploring the city at your leisure this morning before joining the ultimate Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise to discover and experience Sydney Harbour and its secluded beaches. The 2-hour 15-minute cruise includes full live commentary as well as a buffet style lunch.

Day 6: Blue Mountains (L)

Explore the heart of a unique World Heritage Region – the Blue Mountains. Begin at Calmsley Hill, a charming farm offering wildlife encounters and scenic bush surroundings. Meet Kangaroos and Koalas while savoring a light morning tea. Then, drive to the Blue Mountains via the highway and discover secluded viewpoints overlooking the Jamison Valley and the famous Three Sisters at Eaglehawk Lookout. Enjoy lunch at Hydro Majestic with a choice to order from the menu or at the Pavillion. The afternoon includes visits to various scenic lookouts, including the famous Govett’s Leap, where a magnificent waterfall plunges 180m. Conclude your journey at the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens for sweeping views and a refreshing glass of sparkling wine or orange juice before returning to your hotel.

Day 7: Sydney – Cairns

Transfer to Sydney Airport by private vehicle for your flight to Cairns. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for a 4-night stay.

Day 8: Great Barrier Reef (L)

Indulge in the ultimate adventure package and get the most value out of your day on the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll relish our comprehensive full-day experience, complete with snorkeling, a sumptuous lunch, sunbathing, and the option to take either an Introductory dive or Certified dive. In the afternoon, prepare to elevate your senses as you embark on a 10-minute scenic flight aboard a luxurious Nautilus Aviation Helicopter to witness the enchanting colors of the reef from a breathtaking aerial perspective.

Day 9: Daintree (D)

Today is free to relax until noon when you will join a small-group tour to the World Heritage-listed Daintree. An exceptional chance to venture into the Daintree Rainforest after dark, enhancing the depth of our nature and wildlife encounters. Glide along the serene Daintree River aboard a tranquil, eco-friendly solar electric boat, where you can spot wildlife. Afterward, enjoy a jungle dinner before setting out on foot to unveil the mysteries of the nocturnal realm.

Day 10: Kuranda

Embark on a memorable Grand Kuranda adventure with a journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Ride the train to the charming Kuranda village, passing through 15 hand-cut tunnels and alongside breathtaking waterfalls. Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Next, make your way to the Rainforestation Nature Park for a delectable lunch and a captivating performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Troupe. Engage in the Dreamtime Walk, which includes activities like boomerang and spear throwing, as well as didgeridoo playing. Experience the rainforest from a unique perspective on an amphibious Army Duck tour and visit the Tropical Fruit Orchard. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Koala and Wildlife Park, where you can opt to take a photo cuddling a koala or holding a small crocodile at your own expense. Conclude your journey by boarding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, soaring above the rainforest canopy. Along the way, make stops at Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Station to fully immerse yourself in this breathtaking natural wonder.

Day 11: Depart Cairns

Transfer to Cairns Airport for your return flight back to the US via Brisbane.

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Based on departures April 1, 2024 – June 28, 2024 – from $4299/person based on double occupancy

Based on departures June 29, 2024 – July 23, 2024 – from $4699/person based on double occupancy

Based on departures July 24, 2024 – September 20, 2024 – from $4499/person based on double occupancy

Based on departures September 21, 2024 – November 11, 2024 – from $4659/person based on double occupancy

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