Overview

Dubai - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night
Adelaide - 3 nights
Darwin - 2 nights
Ghan Train - 1 night
Alice Springs - 1 night
Ayres Rock - 2 nights
Cairns - 3 nights
Melbourne - 3 nights
Sydney - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night

ICONIC AUSTRALIA

The splendour that is Australia has something for everyone; vast desert landscapes, white sandy shores, world class wineries and wildlife in its natural habitat

We invite you to join us on a carefully put together tour of this enchanting country which beckons you to explore and to fall in love with its natural beauty.

Queensland's clear waters are home to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's natural wonders. Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for native wildlife including koalas and sea lions, is a wonderful natural habitat in which to see these delightful creatures, surrounded by majestic scenery, rugged rock formations, underground caves and bush cloaked national parks. Embark on one of the world's truly great rail journeys as the Ghan takes you deep into the heart of Australia, whilst enjoying renowned wines and authentic cuisine. Arguably Australia's most recognisable and fascinating icon, the monolithic size Uluru (Ayers Rock) stands 348 metres high. Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways are famed for its covert boutiques, fabulous restaurants, and astonishing bars. Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is hailed as 'one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity'.

A truly amazing country Australia is unique, modern and dynamic brimming with contemporary culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Australia isn't just a place you see, it's a place you feel. A range of exclusive activities and dining arrangements have been selected to make this a truly memorable and incomparable journey - a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Key Features

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Personal Wine Making
Free Dubai Stopover
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 15 – 30

 

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Dubai for two nights at the 5-star Taj Hotel.

Day 2 At leisure. (B)

Day 3 At leisure until the overnight flight to Adelaide. (B)

Day 4 Evening arrival in Adelaide for a four night stay at the 5-star Stamford Plaza Hotel.

Day 5 Independent sightseeing of this southern cosmopolitan coastal capital. Welcome cocktail reception and dinner. (B, D)

Day 6 A Barossa Valley Wine Tour where we are invited to the Winemaker's Laboratory, to blend our own wine and receive a personalised bottle. Lunch and a winery tour at Jacobs Creek Winery. (B, L)

Day 7 Visit Kangaroo Island, walk on the beach among rare Australian sea lions with a National Park Ranger. After lunch at Vivonne Bay Bistro, spend time at Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas and echidnas. Walk the rugged coastline for great photographic opportunities and stunning sea views. Down Admiral's Arch boardwalk to a spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals. (B, L)

Day 8 Fly to Darwin for two nights at the 5-star Hilton Hotel. An afternoon city tour gives us an insight of Australia's only tropical capital city. (B)

Day 9 Kakadu tour includes a cruise on the famous Yellow Water River, a unique opportunity to see the Saltwater Crocodile, spot a buffalo or two on the floodplains and see a myriad of birds. (B, L)

Day 10 Board the famous Ghan Train travelling to the outback town of Alice Springs. Included is an excursion to Katherine which shows the inner workings of life on a cattle station. Overnight in a Gold Sleeper compartment. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Arrive in Alice Springs for an overnight at the 4-star Chifley Alice Springs Resort. A Tour of Alice Springs includes School of Air, the Royal Flying Doctors service and Old Telegraph Station. (B, D)

Day 12 Travel to Ayers Rock for two nights at the 5-star Sails in the Desert Hotel. As the sun sets, witness the majestic presence and many shades of colour for which Uluru is most famous while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine and canapes. (B)

Day 13 Uluru Sunrise and Base Tour, and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Sounds of Silence evening tour begins on a lone sand dune, a meandering path takes us to an uninterrupted 360 degree view of this vast landscape with Uluru ahead and the domes of Kata Tjuta behind, this is possibly the most spectacular sunset you will ever see. The dining experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine. Feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia's finest wines. (B, D)

Day 14 Afternoon flight to Cairns for three nights at the 5-star Hilton. (B)

Day 15 Cruise the Barrier Reef on a catamaran for an experience of a lifetime. The friendly crew take you to a reef at the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. (B, L)

Day 16 At leisure for independent exploration of this vibrant gateway city. (B)

Day 17 Fly to Melbourne for three nights at the 5-star Crowne Metropol. (B)

Day 18 In the beautiful heritage listed Fitzroy Gardens, visit Cook's Cottage, built in Yorkshire by the parents of Captain James Cook and brought to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934. Dine on the Colonial Tramcar restaurant with a fully stocked bar. (B, D)

Day 19 The great Ocean Road Tour is a magical experience of famous surf beaches and spectacular wildlife. After a light BBQ lunch at the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse, drive through the Otway rainforest to see the giant rock stacks, 'the Twelve Apostles' and the rugged shipwreck coast of the Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. (B, L)

Day 20 Fly to Sydney for two nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel. (B)

Day 21 An incredible tour beneath the world famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. Buffet lunch on a catamaran in Sydney harbour. Special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B, L, D)

Day 22 Return flight to London via Dubai. (B)

Day 23 Arrive Heathrow.

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2018

Monday
per person in a twin room/Gold Sleeper Compartment
Emirates from Heathrow

Date Price
October 29 £6695
40th Anniversary Tour

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £2295

Flight Options

Emirates Business Class from £3887

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Sydney
Four Seasons (per night) £150
Single supplement £145

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 21 nights' hotel and train accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 6 dinners, itinerary as described, UK Tour Manager and local guides and representatives.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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