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Australian Explorer

Australian Explorer

Adult from: £3,095    Child from: Please call for details 
Offer based on:
Australian Explorer valid: 23/01/2013 to 31/03/2013
Duration: 14 nights
Departure airport: NONE – NO FLIGHTS INCLUDED
Board basis: Tour
Hotel details
Itinerary

Day 1 Wed. Fly to Sydney, Australia
Arrive in Sydney, Australia, and be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a delicious dinner in the harbour city.

Three Night Stay: Sydney, Shangri-La Hotel

Dinner

Day 2 Thur. Sydney Sights, Sydney Harbour Cruise, Operar House Tour
This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a guided city tour. Discover famous sights such as tranquil Hyde Park and incredible Bondi Beach. Then board a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour, viewing the iconicHarbour Bridge and Opera House up close. Later, step inside the Sydney Opera House during a guided tour.

Breakfast Feature Lunch

Day 3 Fri. At Leisure in Sydney
Today is at leisure for you to enjoy Australia’s vibrant harbour city at your own pace. You might like to take an optional sightseeing tour to the Hunter Valley, or perhaps visit the Blue Mountains (both at own expense).

Breakfast

Day 4 Sat. Sydney, Fly to Carins
This morning at around 9.15 am, fly to the tropical city of Cairns (airfare not included). On arrival, enjoy the afternoon at lesiure to discover this tropical getaway for yourself. Three Night Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Three Night Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

Breakfast Dinner

Day 5 Sun. Great Barrier Reef Cruise
After breakfast, take a guided cruise out to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, specifically Moore Reef. View the colourful coral and diverse range of marine life through the glass bottom of your boat. While out on the reef you have the option to go for a snorkel or a swim, and experience you’ll never forget. Afterwards visit your boat’s underwater observatory before enjoying a tropical lunch of local specialities.

Breakfast Feature Lunch

Day 6 Mon. Skyrail, Kuranda, Wildlife, Cairns
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Cairns. Then ride the scenic Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over lush rainforest to Kuranda. In Kuranda, visit a wildlife park, then take in the scenery aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns.

Breakfast

Day 7 Tue. Cairns, Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru Base Tour, Sounds of Silence
At 10.30 am, board a flight to Uluru (airfare not included). On arrival, tour Uluru’s base, viewing ancient caves and traditional Aboriginal rock art. Walk to Mutitjulu waterhole and see Aboriginal artists at work at the Maruku Arts and Crafts Gallery. Tonight at the Sounds of Silence dinner, dine under the stars then hear a talk about the outback night sky.

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Sails in the Desert

Breakfast Feature Dinner

Day 8 Wed. Uluru, Base Tour, Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Alice
This morning, visit stunning Kata Tjuta and walk to majestic Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Then re-board your coach and travel to Alice Springs.

Stay: Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza

Breakfast

Day 9 Thur. Alice Springs Tour, Board The Ghan
On a tour of Alice Springs, visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base and Anzac Hill. At 11 am, transfer to The Ghan train for the overnight journey to Adelaide, or transfer to the airport for your flight to Adelaide (own expense).

Stay: The Ghan or Adelaide, Sebel Playford

Breakfast

Day 10 Fri. Adelaide
Enjoy a morning at leisure to discover Adelaide. Travellers aboard The Ghan arrive in Adelaide late this morning.

Two Night Stay: Adelaide, Sebel Playford

Breakfast Dinner

Day 11 Sat. At Leisure in Adelaide
Enjoy a day free to explore Adelaide or take an optional excursion to Kangaroo Island or the Barossa Valley (both at own expense).

Breakfast

Day 12 Sun. Adelaide, Fly to Melbourne, SIghtseeing Tour
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. On arrival, take in some of the highlights of Melbourne, then head to the picturesque forests and charming villages of the Dandenong Ranges.

Two Night Stay: Melbourne, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Breakfast

Day 13 Mon. At Leisure in Melbourne
Today is yours at leisure to enjoy the delights of Melbourne. You might like to take an optional tour to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island or join a tour along the famous Great Ocean Road (both at own expense).

Breakfast

Day 14 Tue. Deaprt Melbourne
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Breakfast