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Australian Highlights

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12 Nights
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Sparkling waterfront cities and uniquely Aussie outback

This 12-night vacation package will take you on a grand tour of Australia's highlights! From Melbourne to Sydney with stops along the way in Alice Springs, Uluru, and Cairns, you'll get a truly authentic Australian experience! Discover iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the Red Center, and more. Enjoy a handful of unique included tours, plus the services of a professional travel director, comfortable accommodations, and additional services and amenities to make your time Down Under comfortable and memorable.

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What's Included
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Melbourne (MEL), out of Sydney (SYD)
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 3 nights in Melbourne at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Hotel
    • 1 night in Alice Springs at the Mercure Alice Springs Resort
    • 2 nights in Ayers Rock at the Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort
    • 3 nights in Cairns at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina Cairns
    • 3 nights in Sydney at the InterContinental Hotel
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Melbourne sightseeing tour
    • Visit to the School of the Air
    • Uluru Sunrise Tour
    • Western Desert Art experience with local artist
    • Catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef- includes snorkeling and lunch
    • Sydney sightseeing tour with Opera House & Bondi Beach
    • Sydney Harbour Cruise with lunch
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • One-way economy class flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Alice Springs (ASP)
  • One-way economy class flight from Ayers Rock (AYQ) to Cairns (CNS)
  • One-way economy class flight from Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD)
  • Travel by luxury coach
Great Ways to Explore
  • Go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Take a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House!

  • Discover the many cafes and culinary delights of Melbourne!

  • Watch a sunrise and sunset over Uluru!

  • Experience a gourmet BBQ dinner with a local Alice Springs family!

Package Overview

This is an escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

Pack your bags for the Australian adventure of your dreams! This 12-night itinerary will bring you through some of the most iconic sites and cities in the country.

Begin in Melbourne where you'll meet your travel director and travel companions! Your 3 nights here will include a welcome dinner, sightseeing tour, and independent exploration time. Consider taking a trip down the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles! 

Board a flight to Alice Springs where you'll experience a gourmet BBQ with a local family! From there, you'll travel via motorcoach to Uluru to experience Ayers Rock. Watch the sunrise and sunset over the massive sandstone monolith!

Your next flight brings you to Cairns! Cairns is a gateway to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef! You'll have the opportunity to board a catamaran cruise that'll take you to the reef for snorkeling! One final flight will bring you to Sydney. Here, you'll see some of the most famous sites Australia has to offer! Take a tour of the Sydney Opera House, cruise the harbor with views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit Bondi Beach and more. 

With additional optional excursions and a great blend of guided and independent exploration, this vacation will make all of your Aussie dreams come true!

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