iExplore Melbourne Interlude

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  • Privately Guided
  • Starting Price: $1,441
  • Length: 4 days
  • Operator: iExplore Exclusive
  • 1-800-267-33479am - 5:30pm Eastern
    Destinations: Australia and the South Pacific, Australia, Victoria
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Tour Description

Welcome to Melbourne! Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is a relatively modern city that is less than 200 years old and never sits still. New futuristic designs add to the fascinating mix of architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world's most livable cities.

There is much to love about Melbourne. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those lucky enough to live here. Melbournians love the city's vibrant energy, staggering choice of restaurants, funky boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, luscious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.

Melbourne offers sport, fashion and festivals to entertain you as you explore this wonderful city!

Itinerary

Day 01: Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to Melbourne! When you arrive at Melbourne's International Airport today, you will be met and driven to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is known as the Garden, Arts and Sports capital of Australia. Its beautiful tree-lined boulevards, many parks and gardens and beautiful Victorian terrace houses, great restaurants, wonderful theater and art galleries together with international sporting events all combine to make this elegant city one of the world's most livable.

The Park Hyatt Melbourne is the city's most deluxe hotel. It is located at the 'top end' of Collins Street, directly opposite Melbourne's grandest cathedral and a few steps from Parliament House, the central business district and the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. The luxurious oversized rooms are a haven for relaxation and comfort.

Park Hyatt Hotel – Park King/Twin

Hotel Sofitel - Classic King or Grand Hyatt Hotel - Grand Room

Day 02: Melbourne

After breakfast today, enjoy a half-day city tour of Melbourne. Discover the diversity of this multi-cultural city on this tour. See historical buildings, beautiful gardens, and shopping areas famous for their restaurants and fashion. Melbourne is the sporting city. Melbournians are passionate about their Aussie Rules footy and almost all sports known to mankind.

Drive through the government precinct and see the historic Exhibition Buildings alongside the ultramodern Melbourne Museum. Next take in the bustling activity of Queen Victoria Markets where huge range of fresh produce, exotic foods, clothing and artifacts are sold amidst a chorus of stallholders. (Please note that the Queen Victoria Markets are not open Monday and Wednesday.) Amongst the glorious colors and smells of the Botanical Gardens enjoy morning tea near the banks of the Yarra River.

Drive by the Rod Laver Tennis Center that host the Australian Tennis Open each year continuing on to St Kilda, one of the most picturesque points of this bayside suburb. At Lake Albert you will enter the Australian Formula One Grand Prix track as you proceed back to the city center.

Return to the hotel on conclusion of the tour where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Consider a leisurely stroll along the shopping strips of upmarket traditional Toorak, funky Chapel Street Prahran or culturally Vietnamese Bridge Street Richmond.

Breakfast

Park Hyatt Hotel – Park King/Twin

Day 03 : Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Melbourne.

Breakfast

Park Hyatt Hotel – Park King/Twin

Day 04: Melbourne - Depart

Today you will be driven to the Melbourne International Airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Departures

This extension can be added to any Australia tour. Depart any day! Contact an iExplore Adventure Consultant for details.

Pricing Information

2012 Prices: $1441 USD per person based on double occupancy.

Inclusions:

· Airport transfers in Melbourne by private air-conditioned vehicle

· Accommodation - Park Hyatt – Park King/Twin

· Meals as indicated in the itinerary (Breakfast)

· Sightseeing ; Melbourne City Tour, including morning tea (non-exclusive)

· Entrance fees while sightseeing

· 24-hour on the ground assistance and documentation

Exclusions:

· International or domestic airfare and taxes

· Items of a personal nature

· Optional touring

· Visa, passports and departure tax

· Travel Insurance

· Holiday surcharges

· Gratuities

All prices 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 USD 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.

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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