From Sydney, Australia's largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia's capital city, this tour through Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. You'll spend three nights each in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the historic Indian Pacific train traveling across Australia.A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world's few truly transcontinental trains. On the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia's remote region. Enjoy Dinner Under the Stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres—a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia vacation is unique.Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and New Zealand fur seals in one of the world's last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city's famous lanes and arcades—another unique experience Globus includes—and cruise on Sydney Harbour. This Australia tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’re sure to create.
| SYDNEY ||Welcome dinner at a waterfront restaurant; sightseeing; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruise|
| MELBOURNE ||[LF] Walking tour of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades; sightseeing, including Fitzroy Gardens|
| ADELAIDE ||Sightseeing; [LF] tasting at Haigh’s Chocolates; visit to Cleland Wildlife Park; dinner at the National Wine Center|
| KANGAROO ISLAND|| Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals Arch|
| ADELAIDE–PERTH|| Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific Train; [LF] dinner under stars at Rawlinna|
| PERTH ||City sightseeing including visit to Fremantle; farewell dinner|
Travel on the iconic Indian Pacific train
American breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners including a FAREWELL dinner in Perth
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing and special dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT. (D)
Early check-in does not include breakfast. You may purchase breakfast directly from the hotel at an additional cost Dinner
Day 2 SYDNEY.
Enjoy sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. First stop, a guided tour of the interior and theaters of the world-famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, travel to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the City’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor. Visit one of Sydney’s famous beaches, BONDI BEACH, where there is time for lunch, souvenir shopping, or a stroll on the white sands. Return to Sydney Harbour and enjoy a CRUISE to see the sites and skyline of this incredible city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping Breakfast
Day 3 SYDNEY.
A full free day to explore Sydney. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views, spend the day in the Hunter Valley sampling some of Australia’s best wines, or take the ferry to nearby Manly Beach for a day of sun and fun. (B) Breakfast
Day 4 SYDNEY–MELBOURNE.
Fly to Melbourne, where you’ll explore the city’s famous lanes and arcades on a [LF] WALKING TOUR. See trendy boutiques and cafés, unique street art, and architecture while hearing historic tales of Melbourne along the way. Evening is at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. (B) Breakfast
Day 5 MELBOURNE.
This morning, sightseeing includes the city’s landmarks of Parliament House, beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, Queen Victoria Market, and more. The remainder of the day is free to explore more on your own. You may wish to travel to Phillip Island Nature Park to see the nightly Penguin Parade, where you can experience the magic of the little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. (B) Breakfast
Day 6 MELBOURNE.
More time for independent exploration today. Your Tour Director suggests shopping at Melbourne Central, a trip to the top of the Eureka Sky Deck for 360-degree views of the city below or an excursion to explore the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the “Twelve Apostles.” Breakfast
Day 7 MELBOURNE–ADELAIDE.
This morning, fly to Adelaide, known for its mild Mediterranean climate. A city tour includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, and the city’s Central Market—a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. Next, enjoy a [LF] tasting at HAIGH’S CHOCOLATES, an Adelaide chocolate-maker since 1915. With the remainder of the day at leisure, you may wish to explore the Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll the streets of the beachside neighborhood of Glenelg, or enjoy Adelaide’s vibrant restaurant scene. (B) Breakfast
Day 8 ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND.
Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. See a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK. Visit FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK to see REMARKABLE ROCKS, large granite boulders formed over 500 million years of rain, wind, and pounding waves. Also, visit ADMIRAL ARCH to see a colony of New Zealand fur seals playing in the waves below. Keep your camera ready and eyes open to spot Australia’s native animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas that call the island home. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L) BreakfastLunch
Day 9 ADELAIDE. BOARD INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN.
Visit CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK, where you can wander among some of Australia’s famous animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidna, and various water birds. There is also the chance to see dingoes, wombats, koalas, and the infamous Tasmanian devil. Dinner is served at the NATIONAL WINE CENTER before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world, the INDIAN PACIFIC. (B,D)
Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth Breakfast Dinner
Day 10 INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN.
Awaken to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Relax onboard today as you marvel at the ever-changing landscape passing by your window. A special [LF] DINNER UNDER THE STARS awaits you at Rawlinna, the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a sheep station of 2.5 million acres. (B,L,D)
Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Off train activities are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour BreakfastLunch Dinner
Day 11 INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN–PERTH.
Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of Australia. Onboard you may wish to relax in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travelers, snap a few shots from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of Australian wine. Glide through the Avon Hills before arriving in Perth mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay BreakfastLunch
Day 12 PERTH.EXCURSION TO FREMANTLE.
This morning, explore Perth on a sightseeing tour. Learn more about this isolated capital city of Western Australia and see some of the city’s famous sites such as Kings Park Botanic Gardens, the iconic Swan Bell Tower, and the Perth Mint. Next, it’s on to the historic port of Fremantle with its marinas, charming heritage buildings, and many shops and restaurants. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for shopping, dining, and additional sightseeing. (B) Breakfast
Day 13 PERTH.
A full day to explore Perth. You may wish to visit one of Perth’s many beaches, see the extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, or enjoy an optional trip to Rottnest Island, home to over 60 beaches, historic buildings, and the friendly quokka—a marsupial only found in Western Australia. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your trip across Australia! (B,D) Breakfast Dinner
Day 14 PERTH.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
The Grace Hotel
77 York Street Sydney NSW Australia
Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel is offers warm and personal service and exudes a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today. Relax and keep fit at the rooftop recreation center with gym, heated indoor lap pool, sauna, and steam room. If you are in the mood to indulge, treat your taste buds at the relaxed and intimate ambience of Grace Brasserie. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel to catch up with work or connect with your loved ones. The hotel also features coin-operated, self-service laundry.
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
270 Collins Street Melbourne VIC Australia
Located in the heart of Melbourne, the contemporary Novotel Melbourne on Collins is perfectly positioned on stylish Collins Street. From streetside dining and Federation Square to shopping at Bourke Street Mall the hotel offers easy access to all the city has to offer.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
55 Frome Street Adelaide SA Australia
Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.
Indian Pacific Train - Adelaide to Perth
Adelaide SA Australia
The Indian Pacific train takes you across Australia and is considered one of the world's longest and greatest trian journeys. Experience this fascinating train journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate restaurant car, and access to the gold Lounge, the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular Australian Landscape.
Novotel Perth Langley
221 Adelaide Terrace Perth Australia
Novotel Perth Langley is located in Perth's city center with easy walking distance of shopping malls, restaurants, and touris attracxtions. The hotel features an award winning restaurant and wine bar, a traditional Irish pub, 24-hour room service, a spa, sun deck, and fitness facitilities.