Three Iconic Cities!

Contrasts of Australia

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8 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Cityscapes, wildlife, beaches, and so much more!

This vacation package takes you through Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney for a truly authentic Aussie adventure! Discover each city through a mix of guided sightseeing and independent exploration. The services of a Professional Travel Director are included to make your vacation as smooth as possible, so all you have to do is charge your camera, pack your bags, and get ready to explore the land Down Under! 

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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:
    • 2 nights in Melbourne at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
    • 3 nights in Cairns at the Hilton Hotel Cairns
    • 3 nights in Sydney at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel or Hyatt Regency Harbour
  • Guided sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Walking tour of Melbourne
    • Private wildlife journey at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures with boat cruise
    • Catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef with snorkeling
    • Captain Cook sunset dinner cruise
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Services of an experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Travel by luxury coach
Great Ways to Explore
  • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!

  • Discover Aussie wildlife, including koalas, wallabies, and more!

  • Take part in a rainforest tree planting regeneration project!

  • Enjoy a local brewery masterclass!

  • Watch the Sydney sunset on a dinner cruise on the harbour!

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. 

This 8-night Australian package takes you through three of Australia's most vibrant cities! You'll explore beautiful beaches, unbelievable nature sights, and so much more.

Begin with two nights in Melbourne! You'll be led on a walking tour of this buzzing city. Discover arcades, cafes, alleyways, and get a taste of the culture. You'll have time to explore independently to shop, dine, and chat with locals about the best places to visit! We recommend a stroll through Fitzroy Gardens, a stop at Flinders Street Station, and a meal on the Yarra River!

Continue on to Cairns! Here, you'll have the opportunity to experience a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Board a boat cruise and keep your eyes peeled for Aussie wildlife, including koalas, wallabies, crocs, and more! The next day, board a high-speed catamaran for a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef! You have the option to snorkel or to stay dry and experience the reef from your partially-submerged catamaran! You'll also have time to explore Cairns independently.

Your final stop is Sydney! Experience some of Australia's most iconic sites while you're here. Visit Bondi Beach for lunch and shopping and experience a Sydney sunset with a dinner cruise! As with the other cities, you'll have time to explore Sydney independently to visit other sights on your bucket list, too! After three nights here, you'll cram all of the Tim Tams you bought as souvenirs in your bags and fly home!

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Please note that some package inclusions may be restricted or unavailable at time of travel. We will substitute them with similar options of equivalent value, as available.

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