14 nights |
from $4695 per person*
TOUR CODE: TMAUS15
Experience Australia from east to west and explore some of the country’s most famous landmarks.
2020 SEP: 8 OCT: 13 NOV: 10
All trips include 24-hour emergency travel assistance.
November 10, 2020
Valid for travel between:
09/08/2020 – 11/10/2020
Additional dates, gateway cities and airlines may be available.
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Day 1 Arrive Sydney Upon arrival into Sydney Airport late this evening, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After your flight, you’ll appreciate a good night’s sleep in your hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Stay: Three Nights, Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney Day 2 Sydney INSIDER EXPERIENCE This evening, take to the water for a cruise on the Sydney Harbour. As you cruise, savour a memorable Welcome Dinner where you will to get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a delicious meal. Awake to a day at leisure in Sydney. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Perhaps you might enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (both at own expense). Breakfast, Dinner Day 3 Sydney INSIDER EXPERIENCE Relish a traditional fish ‘n’ chip lunch on Bondi Beach. Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre. Breakfast, Lunch Day 4 Sydney, Hamilton Island Following breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island (Flight not included). You have the remainder of the day at leisure to do whatever you like in this slice of paradise. Perhaps snorkel off the beach, enjoy a round of golf or hire a buggy to explore this beautiful island (all at own expense). Dinner tonight is at your hotel. Stay: Two Nights, Hamilton Island, Reef View Hotel Breakfast, Dinner Day 5 Hamilton Island Wake up this morning to a day at leisure. Perhaps choose to be mesmerised by the natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands on an optional cruise (own expense). A collision of colours – aquamarine, emerald, gold – make up the landscape. Scattered like jewels across the sea, many of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited and boast some of the most pristine beaches in the world. Breakfast Day 6 Hamilton Island, Cairns, Port Douglas Bid farewell to Hamilton Island as you board your flight to Cairns (Flight not included) and board your coach for Port Douglas, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. On arrival in this tropical town, check in to your hotel. Stay: Two Nights, Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club Resort Breakfast Day 7 Port Douglas INSIDER EXPERIENCE Experience a holiday highlight as you cruise aboard Quicksilver’s technologically advanced Wavepiercer catamaran to the outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience the colourful coral and marine life at Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or even take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense). Breakfast, Lunch Day 8 Port Douglas, Cairns INSIDER EXPERIENCE Relax in the open spaces and lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club. Later this morning, be transferred back to Cairns. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps wander the many cafes and bars along the Esplanade. Stay: Cairns, Bailey, A Crystalbrook Collection Hotel Breakfast Day 9 Cairns, Kata Tjuta, Uluru INSIDER EXPERIENCE This evening, enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun begin its descent over Uluru. Rise early and board your flight to Uluru (Flight not included). Watch as the scenery dramatically changes from the palm-fringed beaches of the tropical north to the rugged landscapes of Australia’s red centre. On arrival, delight in a walk around the base of Uluru and discover the diverse plants, geological features and wildlife of the area. Spend the afternoon exploring the iconic Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), an impressive set of domed rock formations. Later, a spectacular experience awaits at the Field of Light. As darkness falls over Uluru, watch as thousands of lights illuminate the vast expanse in a kaleidoscope of colour. See the desert come alive as the lights create a gentle rhythm. This is sure to be a holiday highlight. Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel Breakfast Day 10 Uluru, Alice Springs INSIDER EXPERIENCE Rise early today and savour the once-in-a-lifetime moment of witnessing a magnificent sunrise over Uluru. Watch as this famous monolith changes colours as the sun steadily climbs higher into the sky. Later, travel onwards to Alice Springs. Arrive late in the afternoon and enjoy the day at leisure. Stay: Two Nights, Alice Springs, Mercure Hotel Breakfast Day 11 Alice Springs INSIDER EXPERIENCE Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. INSIDER EXPERIENCE You’ll then enjoy the opportunity to visit the School of the Air. With students scattered over 800,000 square kilometres, the School of the Air uses satellite technology to teach at the world’s largest classroom. This morning is dedicated to exploring Alice Springs. Here, a variety of museums and art galleries featuring Indigenous artwork celebrate the Indigenous community that live here. Begin your day with breakfast before setting off to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Sit inside a RFDS aircraft, see historic radios used by the doctors and discover how the doctors operated in 1928. With no navigational aid and no radio, the first flying doctor, Arthur Affleck, operated using only a compass and map. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride alongside the West MacDonnell Ranges (own expense). Become well acquainted with these gentle creatures during your tour across the red-desert sand. Breakfast Day 12 Alice Springs, Melbourne Following breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Alice Springs Airport for your flight to cosmopolitan Melbourne (Flight not included). Arrive late in the afternoon to this thriving metropolis, famed for being Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, and be transferred to your hotel. Stay: Three Nights, Melbourne Pullman on the Park Breakfast Day 13 Melbourne INSIDER EXPERIENCE Stand on the outskirts of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the largest cricket stadium in the world. Explore Melbourne on a guided tour this morning and discover the must-see sights and hidden gems. This afternoon is left free so you can explore the city your way. Breakfast Day 14 Melbourne With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; or enjoy lunch aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense). You might prefer to wander the city. Hear the hollering of market merchants at the Queen Victoria Market. Slurp up noodles in Chinatown or stop to smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens. This evening, a Farewell Drink and Dinner is the perfect opportunity say goodbye to your Tour Director and new-found friends. Breakfast, Dinner Day 15 Depart Melbourne Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home. Breakfast
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