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Highlights of Australia

Price per person
from £3,661

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 15 days

  • Australia

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

From ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and the natural phenomenon that is Uluru (Ayers Rock), to Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, see the best of Australia’s outback and major cities.

At a glance


  • Melbourne Explore the key cultural attractions of Australia's largest city on a guided tour.
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) Enjoy champagne and canapés as you admire the changing colour of this prestigious rock at sunset.
  • Great Barrier Reef Swim, snorkel or ride a glass-bottomed boat to the reef from Green Island.
  • Sydney Cruise along Sydney Harbour and enjoy uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

From ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and the natural phenomenon that is Uluru (Ayers Rock), to Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, see the best of Australia’s outback and major cities.

Total meals included:

  • 1 lunch

Depart UK

Days
1 - 2

Depart UK for your flight to Melbourne.

Melbourne

Day
3

On arrival transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or start exploring this vibrant city.

Melbourne

Day
4

This morning begins with a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, the Botanic Gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Melbourne

Day
5

A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.

Melbourne - Alice Springs

Day
6

Today, fly to the Outback and visit the School Of The Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the Old Telegraph Station to discover how early settlers developed communications.

Alice Springs - Uluru

Day
7

Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “Brumbies.” Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendour of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne toast while experiencing one of the world’s greatest spectacles—Uluru at sunset.

Uluru - Cairns

Day
8

Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's tropical rainforests.

Cairns - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Day
9

The world’s largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet’s most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Lunch

Cairns

Day
10

Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia’s World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy.

Cairns - Sydney

Day
11

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Sydney

Day
12

Sydney boasts one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder—the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. End the day with a cruise along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.

Sydney

Day
13

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.

Sydney - UK

Day
14

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

Things to note

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply. 

 

 

 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Melbourne: Citadines on Bourke;
  • Alice Springs: Mercure;
  • Uluru: Outback Pioneer;
  • Cairns: Park Regis City Quays;
  • Sydney Travelodge Wynyard.

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