Australia brings daydreams of glistening beaches and bouncing kangaroos, but once you are there, you will find a wealth of beauty on the land and in the sea. During your 10-day trip to Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney you will marvel at the rainbow hues that ascend from the ocean. Witness seals as they bask on rugged rocks near an island rich with koalas and penguins. Linger in European-style cafes and relax in an abundance of sunlight as it spreads over turquoise waters. Delight in the chic style,...
Melbourne – Arrive in Australia’s Cultural Capital for an Introductory Tour
Melbourne is a city of style and art, international cuisine and historical architecture built during Australia’s gold rush. The city is a direct reflection of the people’s dedication to culture, with abundant, eye-catching street art and endless personality emanating from the rooftop bars, street-side cafes, and elegant restaurants. Your flight will land at Melbourne Airport where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival. As you travel to your accommodation, you will see the Yarra River that winds through the heart of the city beneath the reflective glass bobbles of the Melbourne Star as it rotates along the nearly 400-foot tall Ferris wheel.
Your luxurious hotel stands at the center of the contemporary city with a tradition of luxury and comfort. After you settle in, you will board a vintage tramcar and step back in time to enjoy the refinement of the Colonial restaurant as you traverse the trolley tracks of the city. The bright interior of the tram represents class and elegance within the aromas of the seasonal cuisine. You can sip a classic cocktail and toast your arrival in Melbourne as you watch the brownstone structures, Victorian mansions, and colorful streets pass outside your tramcar window.
Melbourne – Visit the Wildlife of Victoria with a Full Day on Phillip Island
Melbourne – Relish a Day in Melbourne at your Leisure to Explore
Cairns – Transfer to Cairns to Delight in the Remaining Day at Leisure
Cairns – Find the Colors and Life of the Great Barrier Reef on a Full Day Tour
Cairns – Discover Remarkable Daintree on a Four-Wheel-Drive Excursion
Sydney – Fly from Cairns to Sydney for a Relaxing Exploration of the City
Sydney – Enjoy a Panoramic Cruise of Sydney and a Day at Leisure
Sydney – Traverse the Stunning Landscape of Blue Mountains National Park
Sydney – Depart for Home
- Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a luxurious high-speed boat that will take you to discover turtles, clownfish, and colorful coral
- Venture deeply into Daintree National Park to discover the captivating wildlife and marvelous flora of the Queensland jungle terrain
- Delight in a vintage dining experience inside a classic trolley car moving through the central district of Melbourne
- Watch penguins return to shore in the evening light during the celebrated Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
- Marvel at the majestic Jenolan Caves in Blue Mountains National Park to wander along the stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and subterranean waterways
- Relish a panoramic view of Sydney during an elegant and fun-filled half-day cruise around Sydney Harbor
- Drive along the Great Ocean Road for an unparalleled view of Australia’s majestic coastline, filled with limestone cliffs, classic surf, and rich wildlife
Australia offers exotic wonder and European culture, relaxed beaches, and unique wildlife. Your 10-day tour will encompass the mystique of the “Land Down Under,” highlighting the thrills of the jungle terrain and the radiant glow of the Great Barrier Reef, along with the impressive artwork draped across the buildings of Melbourne to the sun-drenched architecture of Sydney’s Opera House. Your tour will begin with your arrival in Melbourne. Your private transfer will meet you at the airport and escort you to a luxurious hotel near the inner heart of the bustling city.
The remainder of the day is yours to explore the streets and enjoy the constant movement of the city before settling in for dinner. You will board an antique trolley car for a scenic meal as you wind along the central districts of Melbourne. Wake the next day to travel to nearby Phillip Island to explore the conservancies around the secluded landscape, which protects seals, kangaroos, wallabies, and penguins. The following day is at your leisure to explore Melbourne as you desire, whether by wandering the café-lined streets, visiting the eclectic museums, or discovering the natural wonders of the Great Ocean Road.
The next day, you will have a private transfer to Melbourne Airport for your flight to Cairns. The northeastern city by the sea welcomes you with a relaxed pace of life along with the comforts of a luxurious hotel that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Wander the esplanade and relax on a nearby beach for the remainder of the day as your next morning will be an early one. You will board your private boat and set out to sea for a day of discovering the Great Barrier Reef. You can then snorkel or scuba dive in any of the many preferred sites and view the radiant colors and vibrant aquatic life that creates the thrilling ecosystem.
Continue the next day and travel deep into the jungles of Daintree on a four-wheel drive tour. Search for the marvelous wildlife, from cassowaries to crocodiles that live beneath the canopy. You will have a private transfer to the airport the next day to board your flight to Sydney. Once settled in your lavish downtown hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to enjoy the urban culture of the city at your preferred pace. Visit Manly Beach to relish the sand and sun or walk amidst The Rocks Centre to learn about the history of Sydney.
The next morning you will enjoy a half-day cruise around Sydney Harbor for a delightful panorama of the cityscape. Traverse the distinctive neighborhoods of the city at your leisure, or take a tour inside the opera house for a different view of the world-famous structure. Travel next to the outside of Sydney to the protected landscape of Blue Mountains National Park. Witness the sandstone cliffs, emerald forests, and captivating caves before your return to Sydney. Conclude as your private transfer escorts you to Sydney Airport for your flight home.
$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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