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Classic Australia

12 Days / 11 Nights — Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, The Outback plus the Great Barrier Reef


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Sydney Opera House

DAY 1 — Sydney

One of the world's great cities, Sydney offers a cornucopia of activities for the international visitor. Great vistas include the spectacular Opera House, the magnificent ocean beaches and majestic Blue Mountains. Lodging: Four Seasons

DAY 2 — Sydney

Today's half day tour takes you to the famous northern surfing beaches and the historic "Rocks" area, where the earliest settlers carved the original city out of the rocky bluffs. End with a special tour of one of the world's most recognizable buildings, the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Lodging: Four Seasons

DAY 3 — Sydney

This full-day tour features a visit to the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, a rugged and beautiful part of the Great Dividing Range. Ride on one of the steepest, scenic railways down into the valley. In the afternoon visit a wildlife sanctuary and see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and many varieties of fascinating bird life. Lodging: Four Seasons

DAY 4 — The Great Barrier Reef

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Hamilton Island. On arrival you will be taken by a connecting launch to Hayman Island. Lodging: Hayman Island Resort

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Photo by Leonard Low

DAY 5 — The Great Barrier Reef

Traverse the waters of the Great Barrier Reef aboard Cruise Whitsundays" vessel, Seaflight, a 37-meter wave piercer. You'll head out to an amazing pontoon at Knuckle Reef Lagoon. The pontoon can be explored in a semisubmersible or by glass bottom boat, snorkeling, diving or Seawalker helmet diving. Lodging: Hayman Island Resort

DAY 6 — Alice Springs

You will be transferred to the airport for Alice Springs, set near the very center of the continent. The only large town for hundreds of miles, "Alice" is now the center of the "Outback" cattle industry. Lodging: Plaza Hotel

DAY 7 — Ayers Rock

On the way to Ayers Rock, you first will visit Simpson's Gap and Roe Creek — where there's the possibility of seeing wild kangaroos. You'll arrive at Ayers Rock in time to watch the huge, red monolith at sundown. Lodging: Sails in the Desert

DAY 8 — Ayers Rock

Rising majestically from the floor of the desert landscape, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the world's natural wonders. Also worth a gaze are the 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and their deep valleys and gorges. Lodging: Sails in the Desert

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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

DAY 9 — Adelaide

Transfer to the airport for your flight through Alice Springs to Adelaide, is a tasteful mixture of old and new. Surrounded by extensive parks and gardens. Lodging: Hilton Hotel

DAY 10 — Adelaide to Melbourne

You'll spend the morning enjoying Adelaide's great charm and unhurried way of life. Adelaide and the surrounding area are the most bountiful and productive regions of Southeast Australia, renowned for its wines, fruits and cheeses. You'll have a short afternoon flight to Melbourne. Lodging: Regent Hotel

DAY 11 — Melbourne

In the morning, enjoy a comprehensive tour of Australia's second- largest city. The main features will include the National Art Gallery, a visit to Fitzroy Gardens and Captain Cook's Cottage. Lodging: Sofitel

DAY 12 — Melbourne

Your chauffeur will transfer you for your departure flight.           


Land Costs Per Person

Private Car & Chauffeur/Guide Tour RatesSelf Drive Tour Rates
Starting from $9,735 per person N/A

Prices are per person, based on 2 passengers sharing a double. For larger parties and additional pricing contact us at 1-800-426-7502. Single Room Supplement: On Request