Australian Highlights 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: The Australia and New Zealand Book 2017

A chance to explore Australia's must-sees: from the Great Barrier Reef to Aboriginal culture, the sights and sounds of Sydney, pleasures of arty Melbourne and Western Desert art. You'll enjoy Insider moments like... discovering the beauty and meaning of Aboriginal dot painting, then creating your own to take home. And going under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House on a private tour of this historic site.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Melbourne, Alice Springs and Sydney.
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • View spectacular outback sunsets at Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
  • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
Dining Highlights
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).
  • 2 lunches.
First class travel Highlights
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage, local tips and charges
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays
  • All hotel charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13066896

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MelbourneArrive Melbourne (3 Nights): Welcome to Melbourne! On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Early evening join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner on board the famous Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, for what is not only a culinary delight, but a trip into a little piece of Victoria's history. As you cruise the city streets of Melbourne, you'll enjoy a seasonal menu and quality Australian wines. It's a great opportunity to get to know everyone in a unique setting.Welcome Reception, Dinner with wine
Crowne Plaza
Day 2MelbourneMelbourne Sightseeing: Explore Melbourne on a city sights tour then discover its eclectic little laneways, arcades, café society and fascinating street art on your Cultural Insight private walking tour. The rest of your day is free for you to do as you please. You may like to take an Optional Experience to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach or maybe you'd prefer to relax or even experience some of Melbourne's well-known food and culture.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3MelbourneMelbourne Free Time: Today is free for you to explore the delights of Melbourne. Consider a full day Optional Experience to the Great Ocean Road to discover the stunning coastline and the Twelve Apostles. Or maybe treat yourself to a theatre production or indulge in some world-class fare at one of the city's famous eateries.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4Alice SpringsMelbourne - Alice Springs: Today you fly to Alice Springs. On arrival visit School of the Air and hear from a Local Specialist how it delivers education to children living in remote areas. Next stop is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where you'll join a Local Specialist to learn how this facility provides a 'mantle of safety' to the people of the outback. This evening join us on a discovery tour at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner and afterwards hear from the Falzon brothers, Tom and Danny, about the sustainable lifestyle they have established.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Day 5Uluru (Ayers Rock)Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 Nights): Journey across rugged outback landscapes to Ayers Rock Resort. On arrival, travel to Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park to see the spectacular sunset. Enjoy nibbles and sparkling wine as Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes colour as the sun dips below the western horizon.Buffet Breakfast
Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodation
Day 6Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)Kata Tjuta (the Olgas): This morning, view the magical Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise. Afterwards, gain a Cultural Insight into the traditional owners of the land, the Anangu, as you tour the caves at the base of Uluru discovering ancient rock art and hearing stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Take a walk at Walpa Gorge and later experience a Kata Tjuta sunset with sparkling wine.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7CairnsUluru (Ayers Rock) - Cairns (3 Nights): Join your Local Specialist Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art. Your Anangu artist will explain the meanings of their totems, before assisting you to complete your own painting to take home as a memento of your experience. In the afternoon you will fly from Ayers Rock to Cairns.Buffet Breakfast
Hilton
Day 8CairnsGreat Barrier Reef: Get ready for an experience of a lifetime when you board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch before you return to Cairns. This evening you'll dine at Dundee's Restaurant on the Cairns waterfront.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with wine
Day 9CairnsCairns Free Time: Spend your free day relaxing or exploring. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park to discover the secrets of this ancient culture through theatre, didgeridoo and fire-making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai dance. Or visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures for an opportunity to encounter native Australian animals. You could travel to Kuranda, the 'village in the rainforest', on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway and return to the lowlands above the breathtaking canopy of the Barron Gorge National Park through some of the oldest rainforest in the world on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10SydneyCairns - Sydney (3 Nights): Today you will fly to Sydney. This evening is free for you to do as you wish. Your Travel Director will give you hints and tips on the best places to eat, and after dinner why not take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront. Buffet Breakfast
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Day 11SydneySydney Sightseeing: A day of sightseeing around this stunning harbour city awaits! Join a Local Specialist for a guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House before discovering Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and putting your feet in the sand on famous Bondi Beach. Then take to the water on a Captain Cook Lunch Cruise Regional Meal, sailing around the glistening harbour while you enjoy a fresh seasonal menu. Spend the rest of your day seeing the sights of your choice or relax and take a stroll around the harbour front. Maybe even take an Optional Experience to see a performance under the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 12SydneySydney Free Time: Enjoy a free day in exciting Sydney. Maybe take an Optional Experience to the spectacular Blue Mountains. You'll visit the charming village of Leura, see the famous Three Sisters rock formation and visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can pat a cuddly koala. See our amazing Australian animals including kangaroos and crocodiles. Or if you've always wanted to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, today could be your chance on a thrilling 'BridgeClimb'. Tonight celebrate your trip at a Farewell Dinner with your Travel Director and new-found friends at a local restaurant by the water.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 13DEPART SYDNEYDepart Sydney: This morning after breakfast say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your memorable holiday throughout Australia comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight (flights anytime).Buffet Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
11/05/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/12/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/19/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/26/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/03/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/17/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
12/31/2017$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/07/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/14/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/21/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
01/28/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/04/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/11/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/18/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/25/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/04/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/11/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/18/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
03/25/2018$4,250.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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