Overview

Flight - 1 night
Adelaide - 4 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

Australia is unique, modern, and dynamic brimming with contemporary culture and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Queensland’s clear waters home to the Great Barrier Reef, are one of the world’s natural wonders. Kangaroo Island, a sanctuary for native wildlife such as Kangaroos, Koalas and sea lions, is the best place to see these wonderful 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 travels deep into the heart of Australia, whilst enjoying renowned wineries and authentic cuisine. Arguably Australia’s most recognisable and fascinating icon, is the monolithic size, presence and inherent spirituality of Uluru (Ayers Rock) which stands 348 metres high.

Melbourne, famed for its of bustling, creative laneways, covert boutiques, hole-in-the-wall cafés and bars. The Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage site hailed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity”.

Truly a once in a lifetime journey!

Key Features

4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Exclusive Arrangement
Wildlife & Natural Wonders
Personal Wine Making
The Ghan
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 20 – 30

Day 1 Overnight flight London Heathrow to Adelaide via Dubai.

Day 2 Arrive Adelaide for four nights at 5-star Pullman Hotel (Oct 30 - 5-star Stamford Plaza Hotel).

Day 3 Time at leisure for independent sightseeing of this southern cosmopolitan coastal capital. (B)

Day 4 Barossa Valley Wine tour - with the opportunity to blend our own wine. Lunch and tour at Jacobs Creek Winery. (B, L)

Day 5 Visit Kangaroo Island, spend time at Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Admiral’s Arch boardwalk a spectacular rock archway, a natural nursery and safe haven for playful long-nosed fur seals. (B, L)

Day 6 Fly to Darwin for two nights at the 5-star Hilton Hotel. An afternoon city tour gives an insight of Australia’s only tropical capital city. (B)

Day 7 Kakadu tour includes a cruise on the famous Yellow Water River, a unique opportunity to see the Saltwater Crocodile and to spot a buffalo or two. (B, L)

Day 8 Board the famous Ghan Train travelling to the outback town of Alice Springs. Overnight in a Gold Sleeper compartment. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Arrive in Alice Springs, overnight at the 4-star Mercure Resort. A Tour of Alice Springs includes School of Air, Royal Flying Doctors and Old Telegraph Station. (B)

Day 10 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 famous. Enjoy a glass of wine & nibbles. (B)

Day 11 Uluru Sunrise Tour, Uluru Base Tour and visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. (B) Optional: Sounds of Silence BBQ dinner £125 per person: The evening begins on a lone sand dune, a meandering path takes you to an uninterrupted three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape and possibly the most spectacular of sunsets. Feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of Australian delicacies complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines.

Day 12 Fly to Cairns for three nights at the 5-star Hilton. (B, D)

Day 13 Cruise the Great Barrier Reef on a catamaran. Experience the underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance. (B, L)

Day 14 At leisure for independent exploration of this vibrant gateway city. (B)

Day 15 Fly to Melbourne for three nights at the 5-star Crowne Metropol. (B) Optional: Colonial Tramcar restaurant dinner £125 per person: These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world. Enjoy a unique Australian dining experience complete with a fully stocked bar!

Day 16 In the beautiful heritage listed Fitzroy Gardens, visit Cook’s Cottage. Afternoon at leisure. (B) Optional: Phillip Island and Penguin Parade tour £75 per person: An exploration of Philip Island and to meet the world famous penguins as they make their way back to their burrows for the night. (Photography or filming is prohibited).

Day 17 The great Ocean Road Tour is a magical experience of famous surf beaches and spectacular wildlife. Drive through the Otway rainforest to see the giant rock stacks, ‘the 12 Apostles’ and the rugged shipwreck coast of the Loch Ard Gorge and Gibsons Steps. (B)

Day 18 Fly to Sydney for two nights at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel. (B)

Day 19 An incredible tour beneath the world famous sails of the Sydney Opera House. Buffet lunch on a catamaran in Sydney harbour. Farewell dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 20 Overnight return flight to London via Dubai. (B)

Day 21  Arrive Heathrow.

 

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

Notes

Optional excursions are pre-bookable

2019

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

Date Price
February 6 £6495
October 30 £6995

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £2295

Flight Options

Emirates Business Class from £3995

Regional flight options available.

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Sydney
Four Seasons (per night) £175
Single supplement £145

Dubai Stopover: Taj Dubai (bed & breakfast)
From £110 per night
Single supplement £95
Arrival or departure transfer £39

Optional Excursions 

Sounds of Silence BBQ dinner £125
Colonial Tramcar restaurant dinner £125
Phillip Island and Penguin Parade £75

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 18 nights’ hotel and train accommodation, breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 3 dinners, itinerary as described, UK Tour Manager and services of driver/guide. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

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

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