SEPTEMBER 14-26, 2022
$8,699 USD per person twin share
13 Days/12 Nights
Australia is a land like no other. It is not a destination where one visits on a whim or for a quick getaway; it is a far off land filled with natural wonders with a fascinating mix of ancient and modern cultures. It is a land of opposites: of vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and rough & tough Outback towns; of sophisticated city dwellers and of timeless Aborigines moving to the ebb & flow of the seasons; of dry, inhospitable deserts to lush rainforests and endless stretches of white, sandy beaches. Although a land full of contrasts, it is also a land of exceptional hospitality and understated elegance with a level of service second to none. Throughout our journey, we will experience the unique Aussie spirit and hospitality as we delve into what makes Australia tick!
- First Class accommodation
- All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
- Local guides for city touring, dining and departure, except Ayers Rock where driver/ guide
- Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
- Flights Sydney-Melbourne – Ayers Rock – Cairns
- Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, Including 10% Australian INCLUSIONS GST
- Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
- Hotel porterage
Sydney Opera House
Enjoy the Opera Kitchens three-tier gourmet tasting plate, while soaking in the views of Sydney Harbour. Join your guide for a private Opera House tour. Begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails, taking you inside one of the world’s greatest buildings of all time. You will see inside the theatres, discover the stories, history and magic of the House and learn of how architect Jorn Utzon’s heritage-listed masterpiece came to life.
Sounds of Silence
Yarra Valley is famous for its wine, fresh food and breath-taking scenery. The place where Victorian winegrowing started, the Yarra Valley is now home to over 55 wineries, most of which offer cellar door tastings and sales. The Yarra Valley has some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria, distant blue ranges, rolling hills strung with vines, towering trees, and verdant valleys with pristine rivers. You will enjoy wine tasting at three local wineries and a 2-course lunch at one of the wineries.
Kuranda – Rainforestation
Enjoy Rainforestation Nature Park, boasting 40 hectares of gardens and rainforest set amidst World Heritage areas. Visit the Koala and Wildlife Park, then enjoy The Dreamtime Walk which provides a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture and history with experiences including boomerang lessons! Witness the dynamic performance of the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers in the natural amphitheater.
Melbourne Lanes & Arcades: Hidden Secrets
Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with enjoying canapés and sparkling wine while the sun sets over Uluru. As darkness falls, join your table for an unforgettable bush tucker inspired dining experience, cultural dance and didgeridoo performances and a star talk under the outback sky.
A local Melbournian will show you the special sights and atmosphere of the City on a casual walking tour through Melbourne’s beautiful laneways and historic arcades. You will encounter local designers and specialty retailers as you discover some of the City’s best shopping secrets. You will have the opportunity to meet the designers, learn more about how they approach their craft, plus there will be time for a little shopping or a coffee in what is Australia’s largest labyrinth of cobblestone laneways, and art deco arcades.
Great Barrier Reef
Set sail aboard Ocean Spirit, to experience Michaelmas Cay’s unique reef environment - a picturesque vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef and an important protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. Snorkel from the cay’s shallow protected waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef and discover the island birdlife. If you prefer you can just relax on the beach or on board and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. The choice is yours!