DAY 1/2 – Depart USA
You will fly over the International Date Line on your way to Sydney, Australia.
DAY 3 – Arrive Sydney (3 Nights)
On arrival in Sydney you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 10.30am). This afternoon enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Early this evening it’s time to find your sea-legs as you board a Captain Cook Cruise for your Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions. You’ll pass magnificent waterfront homes, beaches and parklands and all the main harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Witness spring twilight, summer evenings, autumn sunsets or winter city lights while enjoying a delicious contemporary Australian menu.
Welcome Reception, Dinner
Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour
DAY 4 – Sydney Sightseeing
This morning, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and visit Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Your next destination is famous Bondi Beach, where you can wander along the shoreline and dip your toes in the cool clear ocean. Return to the city to meet one of Sydney’s restaurateurs for a private culinary journey. You’ll visit three top Sydney restaurants for a Be My Guest experience, enjoying a progressive three course lunch, one course at each destination. Feast on fresh Australian produce including some of our world-famous seafood. Later, if you want to see Sydney from above, take the climb of your life with the Sydney Harbour Bridge ‘BridgeClimb’.
Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
DAY 5 – Sydney at Leisure
Spend a free day in Sydney seeing the sights of your choice. Or perhaps take an Optional Experience to view the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves or an interesting trip to Canberra, Australia’s capital. Or travel to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales’ premier wine growing region, for a wineries tour.
DAY 6 – Sydney – Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2 nights)
You will be transferred to Sydney Airport for your flight to Ayers Rock Resort, your Authentic Accommodation. Late afternoon, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness and photograph the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and canapes.
Desert Gardens Authentic Accommodation
DAY 7 – Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
Rise early this morning to experience sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the first rays of dawn set the Red Centre alight. Travel by coach to the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Your Guide will walk with you to the Mutitjulu Waterhole, indicating the natural features of the landscape. Hear traditional Aboriginal stories and gain a Unique Insight into this special place. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock. The walking trail through the Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek bed between two of the tallest domes. Later, enjoy complimentary wine and nibbles as the sun sets at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
DAY 8 – Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns (3nights)
Join a local Aboriginal artist for a fun introduction to Western Desert Art, a Local Specialty. Your Anangu artist will provide you with an introduction to their culture. You’ll be assisted to complete your own painting, which you can take home as a memento of your experience. You’ll then be transferred to the airport for your flight to the holiday resort town of Cairns.
DAY 9 – Great Barrier Reef
Encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. Later, board a high speed catamaran for an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a reef education presentation by a Local Expert. Snorkel in the underwater paradise with its colourful coral and tropical fish and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Visit the underwater observatory and watch the marine life glide by plus take a ride in the semi-submersible vessel. Enjoy a tropical buffet Regional Meal before returning to Cairns in the late afternoon. This evening visit the Cairns Night Markets a Local Specialty for the chance to purchase some souvenirs.
Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
DAY 10 – Cairns at Leisure
Enjoy a full free day in this tropical city. Perhaps take a ride on the famous Kuranda Railway for the breathtaking journey to the village of Kuranda with time to stroll through the market. Return to the lowlands by the Skyrail Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park, a beautiful experience. Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Experience the History, Creation and Dance Theatres where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Or if nature is your thing, you could take a trip to Cape Tribulation. This evening join your Travel Director and new-found friends for a Farewell Dinner.
Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
DAY 11 – Cairns – Return Home
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight home (flights anytime).
What’s Always Included
- City tour in Sydney.
- Cruise on Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.
- See coral, tropical fish and native Australian animals in Queensland.
- Views of Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
- Visit the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) at sunset and Cairns Wildlife Dome.
- 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
- 2 dinners(including Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner).
- All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
- – These prices are correct at the time of the itinerary going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.
- – All tour information is correct at time of tours going live, however is subject to change, please confirm all details at time of booking.
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