Amazing Australia

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $11,395
  • Length: 13 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Australia and the South Pacific, Australia
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Tour Description

In a documentary about Australia, the narrator described this amazing place as being “more like another planet than another continent.” After exploring the stunning natural wonders that weave throughout and beyond the fabric of the beautiful metropolitan areas, you’ll have the distinct feeling that you-ve traveled out of this world to an incomparable land beyond the borders of all that’s predictable or ordinary. Explore the lush parkland, remarkable architecture and rich history of Adelaide. In Melbourne and Sydney, your days are filled with sophisticated city sights from the chic shops to the cathedrals, museums and galleries. At Ayers Rock, you’ll explore the world’s largest monolith and embark on a spellbinding guided tour of the star-filled nighttime sky. And the Great Barrier Reef will put you in close contact with every creature to be found on this extraordinary continent.

  • Enjoy a private visit inside the iconic Sydney Opera House
  • Witness the march of the Fairy Penguins on Phillip Island
  • Be immersed in Aboriginal culture at the Tandanya Cultural Center
  • Explore the wineries of the Barossa Valley
  • See the sunrise at Ayers Rock/Uluru
  • Experience the incredible Great Barrier Reef aboard a custom catamaran

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 3

Sydney, Australia

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. On Day 2, see the highlights of Sydney and its southern beaches including the Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park and Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, for spectacular views. Enjoy a private tour inside the Sydney Opera House and the Museum of Sydney. For lunch, venture into Sydney Harbor and dine as the world floats by.(2B, L)

Four Seasons, Sydney

DAYS 4 & 5

Melbourne

Fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan capital of the state of Victoria. Tour Melbourne’s majestic buildings and parks, including the famous Fitzroy Gardens. This afternoon, explore Phillip Island, home to some of Australia’s most unique native wildlife. Get up-close to koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre. At the Phillip Island Visitor Centre, the highlight of the day is watching the “Penguin Parade.”(2B, D)

Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne

DAYS 6 - 8

Adelaide the Barossa Valley

Fly to Adelaide where your sightseeing starts with a visit to the Tandanya Culture Centre. Watch a dance and didgeridoo performance, and enjoy traditional bush ’tucker’ (lunch) in the centre’s Tandanya Café. On Day 7, travel to the Barossa Valley wine country, where you will visit a few of the notable wineries. On Day 8, embark on a full-day, private 4-wheel drive tour of Kangaroo Island to view wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and seals in their natural habitat.(3B, 3L)

InterContinental, Adelaide

DAY 9

Ayers Rock/Uluru

This morning fly to Australia’s Red Centre. Enjoy a stay at the Sails in the Desert Hotel, and this evening enjoy dining outdoors, while your very own storyteller shares tales as old as the stars.(B, D)

Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock/Uluru

DAYS 10 & 11

Ayers Rock/Uluru, Cairns Cape Tribulation

On Day 10, witness a spectacular sunrise at Ayers Rock/Uluru. Fly to Cairns, then transfer to your resort in Palm Cove. On Day 11, visit the forest region of Cape Tribulation. Cruise through silent backwaters where crocodiles are seen basking on the muddy banks. Journey up the beautiful Alexandra Range, passing through rainforest waterfalls.(2B, L)

Sebel Reef House, Cairns

Days 12 & 13

The Great Barrier Reef Depart for Home

Enjoy a glorious full day on the water as you visit the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise aboard a custom sailing catamaran to beautiful Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef. On Day 13, you will be taken to the Cairns airport for your flight home or on to your next destination(2B, L)

Sebel Reef House, Cairns

Departures

Pricing Information

September 30, 2011

From $11,395.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,085.00 single room supplement.

October 31, 2011

From $11,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,110.00 single room supplement.

January 2, 2012

From $11,295.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,110.00 single room supplement.

March 31, 2012

From $10,995.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,100.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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