Contrasts of Australia Summer 2019

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: The Australia and New Zealand Book 2019

The steady rattle of Melbourne's famed trams kick-off our adventure to the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi's surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic skyline we will view from tranquil harbour waters.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Cruise on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland and Sydney Harbour.
  • View Darling Harbour from your Sydney hotel room and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from the water.
  • Visit Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Queensland, the Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach.
Dining Highlights
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 2 lunches.
  • 4 dinners (including Connect with Locals)
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 (614) 792-0002 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14238005

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 3/31/2019
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MelbourneArrive Melbourne (2 Nights): This tale of three cities and an underwater wonderland kicks off in stylish Melbourne. On arrival, transfer to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 12pm). Later, this evening we'll cruise the sophisticated streets of Victoria's capital on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Enjoy a seasonal menu paired with quality Australian wines as you get to know your Travel Director and fellow travellers during this memorable Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception, Dinner with wine
Crowne Plaza
Day 2MelbourneMelbourne Sightseeing: Melbourne's famous hidden laneways provide the perfect opportunity to 'Dive into Culture' this morning, as we embark on a private walk to discover the city's eclectic little lanes, arcades, cafe society and edgy street art, renowned the world over. Admire the exquisite Victorian facades that line grand boulevards and see Federation Square, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Shrine of Remembrance. Your orientation complete, you'll have the rest of the day at leisure to immerse yourself in this stylish cityscape. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3CairnsMelbourne - Cairns (3 Nights): Journey north to Cairns, the laidback gateway to an astoundingly rich marine ecosystem. On arrival, join your 'Local Specialist' for a private wildlife journey at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, keeping your eye on the crocs that cruise the murky waters of the lagoon or laze on the bank. Enjoy an evening at leisure and perhaps sample the fresh seafood flavours for which the city is famous.Buffet Breakfast
Pacific Cairns
Day 4CairnsGreat Barrier Reef: Prime your sea legs for the experience of a lifetime which lies beneath the sparkling blue waters of the Coral Sea. Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. View the spectacular coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft or don your mask and flippers for an up-close encounter (snorkel equipment provided). Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5CairnsCairns Free Time: Live your passions on this full day at leisure to explore Cairns and its tropical surrounds on your terms. Consider one of Trafalgar's recommended Optional Experiences. Embark on a Scenic Rail journey to Kuranda to explore the 'village in a rainforest' and take the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns through some of the oldest rainforest in the world. Indulge your inner sloth and spend the day relaxing at your hotel pool or sipping a cool cocktail while watching the outdoorsy locals live life to the fullest. This evening, 'Connect with Locals' at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where you'll witness a Welcome to Country ceremony, hear stories of the Dreamtime and see an entertaining high-impact performance by the indigenous dance group, followed by dinner paired with the intoxicating sounds of the didgeridoo. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6SydneyCairns - Sydney (3 Nights): Fly south to Sydney this morning and enjoy some time at leisure before you take to the waters of Sydney Harbour on a Captain Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. As day turns to night, watch how the city's iconic landmarks light up - a magical backdrop for a Regional Meal shared with new friends. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Hyatt Regency (Darling Harbour View Room)
Day 7SydneySydney Sightseeing: The first stop on our Sydney sightseeing tour is its beloved Sydney Opera House, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided tour before visiting Mrs. Macquarie's Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Rub shoulders with the bronzed and beautiful locals at Bondi Beach next and meet a local surf lifesaver at the Returned Servicemen's Club. Enjoy an exclusive tour through Australia's oldest surf lifesaving club and, over a Regional Meal, gain insights into surf lifesaving and the history of Bondi, which was declared a public beach in the late 1800s. Later, spend some free time exploring or perhaps take a stroll along the harbour front. Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 8SydneySydney Free Time: Get your final fix of Sydney with a full day to explore this harbour city. Consider an Optional Experience to the nearby Blue Mountains or tame your inner adventurer with a thrilling trip up the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your epic encounter with the highlights of Australia nearing its end, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a waterfront restaurant. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 9DEPART SYDNEYDepart Sydney: Say farewell to Sydney as your Australian holiday comes to an end and we transfer you to Sydney Airport for your onward flight (flights anytime). Buffet Breakfast

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04/18/2019$3,150.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/06/2019$3,025.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/04/2019$3,025.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/15/2019$3,025.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/05/2019$3,025.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/03/2019$3,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/17/2019$3,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
10/31/2019$3,450.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
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