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Meals included: 1 lunch,
From ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and the natural phenomenon that is Ayers Rock, to Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, see the best of Australia’s outback and major cities.
Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for three nights. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
The capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, Melbourne's charm lies in the magnificently preserved Victorian architecture of its many public buildings and gracious homes. This morning, your city tour will take in the main highlights such as Flinders St Station, St Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy Gardens, Captain Cooks Cottage, Botanic Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore more of this charming city.
A full day to relax and explore.
A morning flight will take you to Alice Springs. Enjoy an afternoon tour of this unique Outback town with a visit to the Old Telegraph Station, the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
This morning leave Alice Springs for Australia's legend-swathed monolith, Uluru. Travel by road to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), the spectacular 36 rock domes and visit Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy champagne and canapés while experiencing and photographing, one of the world's greatest spectacles - Uluru at sunset.
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.
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 cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reed and choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.
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. Today is yours to relax or explore.
Fly to Sydney where you will spend the next three nights.
Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city boasting one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge and world famous architectural wonder - the Sydney Opera House. This morning your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. Throughout the tour learn about the first interaction between European settlers and Aborigines. End the day with a cruise along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.
A full day to explore this fascinating city, or perhaps join an optional tour to see the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
Day 6: The School of Air and the Royal flying doctor service is subject to opening times.
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.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
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