Melbourne & Sydney Escape

11 days,

8 nights |

from $2999 per person*


Known for its style, Melbourne is home to some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia, a non-stop program of film and food festivals, edgy design and architecture, and major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas.  Whether you’re searching for local designers or haute couture, souvenirs, or sparkling chardonnay, chic bars, clubs or jazz venues, Melbourne has it all.

Get a local’s perspective into the history, art, and culture of Melbourne on a half-day, small-group walking tour. Uncover tucked-away gems like specialty boutiques and local fashion designers, and savor Melbourne’s café culture with a stop for coffee or tea and a chocolate tasting.

Experience the Great Ocean Road in style, with time to relax and fully appreciate the wonders of this world famous touring route. Stay on the lookout for some very special animals including whales, dolphins, echidnas and bandicoots. Enjoy a rainforest walk followed by a visit to the epic Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

Explore Sydney and bask in the sunshine by the world’s most resplendent harbor, shop til you drop with international brands, and dine in cosmopolitan restaurants in trendy neighborhoods as you mix and mingle with the locals. Enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House  followed by a lunch or dinner and drink at House Canteen, with one of the most famous views in Australia.

Get on the water and enjoy a lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy regionally sourced food, dine wine and a decadent dessert.

There is plenty of time to explore Sydney and Melbourne at your leisure. Vacation can be customized to suit.

Extend your stay with a 3-night stopover in Auckland.

  • Round-trip on Air New Zealand from Los Angeles to Melbourne, returning from Sydney
  • One-way flight on Virgin Australia from Melbourne to Sydney
  • 4-nights Melbourne, Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands or similar
    • Melbourne Lanes & Arcades tour
    • Full-day Great Ocean Road with Lunch
  • 4-nights Sydney, ParkRoyal Darling Harbour or similar
    • Tour & Dine at Sydney Opera House
    • Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
  • Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers
  • US/foreign taxes and fees including September 11 Security Fee


All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.

Book by:

August 31, 2023

Valid for travel between:

September 1 – September 20, 2023 and February 17 – March 20, 2024

Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.

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This package is 100% customizable and no set itinerary is available.

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Airfare is subject to availability at time of booking and requires a minimum of 14-days advance purchase.

  • Departures August 14-August 31, 2023 – from $3179/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures September 21 – November 28, 2023 – from $3129/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures November 29-December 12, 2023 – from $3479/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures January 2- January 19 2024 – from $4599/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures January 20 – February 16, 2024 – from $3379/person based on double occupancy
  • Departures February 17 – March 21, 2024 – from $2999/person based on double occupancy

Add-on a 3-night Auckland Stopover:


  • 3-nights SkyCity Auckland or similar
  • Auckland City Revealed Tour
  • All Blacks Experience
  • Hobbiton and Waitomo full-day tour
  • Round-trip airport/hotel shuttle transfers

For departures August 14 – September 20, 2023 – from $859/person based on double occupancy

For departures September 21- October 31, 2023 – from $939/person based on double occupancy

For departures November 1 – December 12, 2023 – from $989/person based on double occupancy

For departures January 2 – March 20, 2024 – from $1019/person based on double occupancy

Additional upgrades and add-ons may be available.

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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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