Overview

DAY 1

Depart London

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to Australia.

 

DAY 2

Arrive Perth

Upon arrival into Perth Airport this afternoon, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Western Australia’s capital city. After your flight from the UK, you will appreciate time to settle in to your room. With an evening free to spend as you please, enjoy the opportunity to explore the local dining scene at your leisure. 18 Day (TMUK18) guests join the tour in Perth today.

Stay: Three Nights, Peppers Kings Square Perth

 

DAY 3

Perth

This morning, you will tour this sun-blessed capital of Western Australia. During a fascinating guided sightseeing tour, discover some of the city’s many and varied highlights, including the untouched bushland, Botanic Gardens and lovely walkways of the beautiful Kings Park, which overlook the city. Afterwards, travel to Fremantle, located at the mouth of the Swan River. This lively city is famous for its wonderfully idyllic beaches, as well as its well-preserved colonial architecture. Enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner later this evening, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet your Tour Director and get to know your fellow travellers.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

DAY 4

Perth

Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore this beautiful city independently. Perhaps discover the vibrant atmosphere of the Elizabeth Quay precinct; see the cheeky animals at the Perth Zoo; embark on a visit to the Perth Mint; or check out the latest exhibition featured at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the two exciting select experiences available. On the first, take a cruise to the historic Swan Valley wine region and enjoy a tasting of some premium local wines. Or perhaps spend the day on beautiful Rottnest Island - Western Australia’s premier island destination (both at own expense).

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  • Breakfast

 

DAY 5

Perth, Alice Springs

Leaving Perth following breakfast this morning, transfer back to the airport for your flight to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient Indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia’s red centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru.

Stay: Two Nights, Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 6

Alice Springs

Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. After some time at leisure, enjoy an exciting Insider Experience this afternoon. At sunset, you may like to take a memorable camel ride (own expense).

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 7

Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru

The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge. Tonight, you can join a unique select experience - the Sounds of Silence Dinner - where you will dine on Australian fare whilst seated under the desert stars (own expense).

Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 8

Uluru, Cairns

Enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia’s Red Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. After time to settle in to your hotel, the evening is yours at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Pullman Cairns International

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 9

Cairns

You are gifted today with the opportunity to spend the day at your leisure, free to experience the best that Cairns has to offer however you please.

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 10

Cairns, Port Douglas

Farewell Cairns this morning and head north to Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Experience Agincourt Reef, where you will have the option to dive or snorkel, or perhaps stay dry from a semi-submersible vessel. Visit a unique underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory to watch the fish feeding, or even take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef (additional expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Port Douglas, Peppers Beach Club

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

 

DAY 11

Port Douglas

You also have the option to perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world’s oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda (both at own expense).

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 12

Port Douglas, Cairns, Melbourne

Return to Cairns and fly to Melbourne, with its cutting-edge designs, heritage architecture and village-like suburbs.

Stay: Three Nights, Melbourne Pullman on the Park

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 13

Melbourne

Explore the vibrant city of Melbourne on a guided tour. Enjoy a free evening back in the city centre tonight.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

 

DAY 14

Melbourne

With a full day at leisure, perhaps take a cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the coastal scenery, native flora and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road; witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island; or enjoy dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense).

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  • Breakfast

 

DAY 15

Melbourne, Sydney

Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights of Melbourne at your leisure before flying to Sydney. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Stay: Four Nights: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 16

Sydney

Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided tour today. Then, step inside the Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this world-renowned theatre.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

DAY 17

Sydney

On your free day, perhaps head to the Blue Mountains National Park, or explore the Hunter Valley (both at own expense).

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 18

Sydney

Appreciate a further day at leisure, or join one of our select experiences. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Sydney’s coast aboard a seaplane or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge (both at own expense). This evening, enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner.

Daily :

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

 

DAY 19

Depart Sydney

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Daily :

  • Breakfast

 

DAY 20

Arrive London

 

 

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