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Day 1 Sun: Arrive Melbourne
On arrival at Melbourne Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for a Welcome Reception and dinner. As your Tramcar cruises the city streets of Melbourne, you'll enjoy the seasonal menu and quality Australian wines.. (Flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm into Melbourne). D

Day 2 Mon: City Sights
Enjoy a morning tour of Melbourne including the Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Paul's Cathedral, Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional tour to Phillip Island to see the famous Penguin Parade. B

Day 3 Tue: Melbourne 'Free Time'
Enjoy a day at leisure in cosmopolitan Melbourne. Perhaps join an optional tour and ride on Puffing Billy followed by wine tastings in the Yarra Valley or tour along the famous Great Ocean Road. B

Day 4 Wed: Melbourne – Alice Springs
You will be transferred to Melbourne Airport for your early morning flight to Alice Springs. Enjoy a tour of this unique outback town. Visit the historic Telegraph Station, the Royal Flying Doctor Service to see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote 'outback' and the School of the Air, where sometimes we are able to listen to the children taking lessons on air. Enjoy panoramic views of Alice Springs from the top of Anzac Hill. Overnight at the hotel. BD (Flights to arrive prior to 1.00pm into Alice Springs from Melbourne)

Day 5 Thu: Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Depart early for Uluru (Ayers Rock) travelling south through the MacDonnell and James Ranges. Visit a camel farm where you can try your hand riding 'a ship of the desert' (own expense). Pause to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner) before arriving at the hotel. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the facilities at Ayers Rock Resort. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while watching sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) from the viewing area known as the 'sunset strip'. The subtle colour changes are truly amazing. B

Day 6 Fri: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Rise early to view Uluru at sunrise. There is the opportunity to climb to the summit (optional). Tour the caves at the base of Uluru and hear stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Later, visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. This afternoon travel through the desert plains to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The size and grandeur of these 36 massive domes of red conglomerate rock will amaze you. Take a walk through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek bed between two of the domes. After sunset with complimentary wine, enjoy a delicious Australian barbecue dinner and stargazing. B

Day 7 Sat: Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Cairns
This morning enjoy free time at Ayers Rock Resort. You will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Cairns, where you will check in to your hotel. This afternoon encounter unique Australian animals at the Cairns Wildlife Dome. B (Flights anytime from Ayers Rock into Cairns)

Day 8 Sun: Great Barrier Reef
Cruise on the Great Adventures high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef. View the coral and fish from a semi-submersible vessel. Snorkelling gear is included (extra charge for scuba). Enjoy a reef education presentation on this living wonder and a tropical buffet lunch on-board the pontoon. Return to Cairns. BL

Day 9 Mon: Cairns 'Free Time'
Today is at leisure in Cairns to relax by the hotel pool or go shopping. You may like to join an optional tour to Kuranda including a scenic rail journey on the Kuranda Train, Skyrail Cableway ride above the canopy of the rainforest and visit the famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. B

Day 10 Tue: Cairns – Sydney
You will be transferred to Cairns Airport for your flight to Sydney. On arrival at Sydney Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. B (Flights to depart after 1.00pm from Cairns into Sydney)

Day 11 Wed: Sydney Sights & Cruise
This morning tour Sydney and see the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and Kings Cross. Visit famous BondiBeach, with time to stroll along the beach, then return to the city for a Sydney Harbour luncheon cruise. This afternoon you have the opportunity to learn about Australia's national gemstone – the opal. Then why not visit the historic Rocks area at Circular Quay, which dates back to the time of the early settlers. B

Day 12 Thu: Sydney 'Free Time'
Explore the beautiful harbour city of Sydney further today. Perhaps take an optional tour to the Blue Mountains to see the spectacular Three Sisters or enjoy some wine tasting in the Hunter Valley. BD

Day 13 Fri: Depart Sydney
You will be transferred to Sydney Airport to connect with your onward flight. B (Flights anytime from Sydney)

Untitled Spreadsheet
2018
Arrival Depart Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Mar 18 Mar 30 $4,550 $6,250
Mar 25 Apr 6 $4,550 $6,250
Apr 1 Apr 13 $4,895 $6,595
Apr 15 Apr 27 $4,895 $6,595
Jun 3 Jun 15 $4,450 $6,175
Jul 1 Jul 13 Sold Out
Jul 22 Aug 3 Sold Out
Aug 12 Aug 24 Sold Out
Sep 2 Sep 14 $4,895 $6,595
Sep 16 Sep 28 $4,895 $6,595
Sep 30 Oct 12 $4,895 $6,595
Oct 14 Oct 26 $4,895 $6,595
Oct 28 Nov 9 $4,895 $6,595
Nov 4 Nov 16 $4,895 $6,595
Nov 11 Nov 23 $4,895 $6,595
Nov 18 Nov 30 $4,895 $6,595
Nov 25 Dec 7 $4,895 $6,595
Dec 2 Dec 14 $4,895 $6,595
Dec 16 Dec 28 $4,895 $6,595
Dec 30 Jan 11, 2019 $4,895 $6,595
2019
Jan 6 Jan 18 $4,975 $6,725
Jan 13 Jan 25 $4,975 $6,725
Jan 20 Feb 1 $4,975 $6,725
Jan 27 Feb 8 $4,975 $6,725
Feb 3 Feb 15 $4,975 $6,725
Feb 10 Feb 22 $4,975 $6,725
Feb 17 Mar 1 $4,975 $6,725
Feb 24 Mar 8 $4,975 $6,725
Mar 3 Mar 15 $4,975 $6,725
Mar 10 Mar 22 $4,975 $6,725
Mar 17 Mar 29 $4,975 $6,725
Mar 24 Apr 5 $4,975 $6,725
Apr 14 Apr 26 $5,245 $6,995
Apr 28 May 10 $5,245 $6,995
May 19 May 31 $5,245 $6,995
Jun 2 Jun 14 $5,245 $6,995
Jun 30 Jul 12 $5,245 $6,995
Jul 21 Aug 2 $5,245 $6,995
Aug 11 Aug 23 $5,245 $6,995
Sep 1 Sep 13 $5,245 $6,995
Sep 15 Sep 27 $5,245 $6,995
Sep 29 Oct 11 $5,245 $6,995
Oct 13 Oct 25 $5,245 $6,995
Oct 20 Nov 1 $5,245 $6,995
Oct 27 Nov 8 $5,245 $6,995
Nov 3 Nov 15 $5,245 $6,995
Nov 10 Nov 22 $5,245 $6,995
Nov 17 Nov 29 $5,245 $6,995
Nov 24 Dec 6 $5,245 $6,995
Dec 1 Dec 13 $5,245 $6,995
Dec 15 Dec 27 $5,245 $6,995
Dec 29 Jan 10, 2020 $5,245 $6,995
Hotels:
Melbourne
Crown Plaza
Alice Springs
Chifley Alice Springs Resort
Ayers Rock Resort
Desert Gardens Hotel
Cairns
Hilton Hotel
Sydney
Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour
Transportation
Tour by luxury air-conditioned coach with 2-door access, restroom, seatbelts, reclining seats, panoramic windows

Professionally Escorted
Tour with an experienced, professional Tour Director and Tour Driver

Accommodation
Twin share rooms with private facilities in centrally located hotels

Dining Inclusions
12 Breakfasts
1 Lunches
3 Dinner

Plus
Welcome drink
All purpose travel wallet and map
Airport transfers
Hotel porterage included
 
 
. Discover Melbourne
. See the Sights of Alice Springs
. Royal Flying Doctor Service
. School of the Air
. Telegraph Station
. Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunrise
. Walk through Walpa Gorge
. Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
. Australian Barbecue Dinner
. Explore Cairns Wildlife Dome
. Great Barrier Reef
. See Coral and Fish on the Reef

 
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