Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to beautiful Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities
Day 2 SYDNEY.
Morning guided sightseeing includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to BONDI BEACH, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many. The afternoon is at leisure
Day 3 SYDNEY.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Harbour Bridge
Day 4 SYDNEY–CAIRNS.
Fly to tropical Cairns
Day 5 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns for an evening at leisure
Day 6 CAIRNS.
A full day at leisure to explore Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway
Day 7 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
Fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure
Day 8 ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a GUIDED WALK through Kata Tjuta. Later this afternoon, visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Finsh the day at “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock
Day 9 ULURU (AYERS ROCK)–ALICE SPRINGS.
Today, fly to Alice Springs. Then, enjoy guided sightseeing that includes visits to the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION, ANZAC HILL, SCHOOL OF THE AIR, and the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE. (B)
On Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from December through February, sightseeing in Alice Springs will consist of a visit to Desert Park for a closer look at Australia’s outback and life in central Australia, and a 2-course dinner at a local restaurant
Day 10 ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE.
Today, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
Day 11 MELBOURNE.
Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
Day 12 MELBOURNE.
Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne
Day 13 MELBOURNE.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.