South Pacific by Land & Sea on November 26, 2020 2020 - 25 Day Tour from Sydney to Auckland
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South Pacific by Land & Sea on November 26, 2020 2020

25 Day Tour from Sydney to Auckland

Starting at $4,730

Destinations & Sightseeing
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This escorted vacation in Australia and New Zealand includes a fantastic cruise across the Tasman Sea. Begin in the stunning city of Sydney, with guided sightseeing to the Botanic Gardens and iconic Sydney Opera House. Enjoy free time to explore this dynamic city on your own during your three-night stay, before flying to spectacular Uluru (Ayers Rock). Watch the sunset fall across this mystical formation, take in the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and enjoy an authentic Outback barbecue. Depart for Cairns, the “Gateway to the Barrier Reef,” and take an excursion to explore the reef by snorkel or glass-bottom boat. Enjoy a full day to explore Cairns on your own, with a number of ways to enjoy this tropical paradise. Take in the view overlooking Trinity Inlet, or cool off with a swim in the saltwater Esplanade Lagoon. Visit Koala Gardens before returning to Sydney to board your 14-night Holland America cruise.

Cruise from Sydney with ports in Burnie and Melbourne. You’ll sail across the Tasman Sea to cruise the waters of Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound on New Zealand’s coast. Other beautiful ports of call include Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Lyttleton (Christchurch), Picton, Wellington, Napier, and Tauranga (Rotorua). Disembark from your spectacular cruise adventure in Auckland to meet your Globus Local Host. Enjoy a city sightseeing tour and time to explore Auckland on your own.

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Destination & Sightseeing

SYDNEYSightseeing with an inside visit to the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens; [LF] welcome lunch at the Opera House; farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant
ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock; visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); [LF] Outback barbecue
CAIRNSOrientation tour; Great Barrier Reef Cruise with choice of activities; Koala Gardens with [LF] souvenir photo
CRUISECruise 14-night cruise aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam
AUCKLAND Sightseeing; Globus Local Host service
Headsets while in Australia.
  • Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America and are current at the time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
  • Your Tour Director will not accompany you on the 14-night cruise.
  • At least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.


American breakfast daily, 14 lunches, 16 dinners including a welcome lunch at the Sydney Opera House, an Outback barbecue dinner in Uluru, and a farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant in Sydney


Welcome to Sydney, Australia’s largest city and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your hotel room is available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm in order to attend this evening’s welcome briefing

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to the city’s BOTANIC GARDENS and the famous Mrs Macquarie’s chair. The sandstone rock chair was carved by convicts in 1810 and is said to be where Mrs Macquarie would sit and watch the ships from Great Britain sail into the harbor. Next, visit the famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for an inside visit of its interior and theaters. Afterward, enjoy a welcome lunch at one of the LF Opera House’s restaurants where you’ll enjoy great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor and Harbour Bridge. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining
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Today is at leisure to explore all that Sydney has to offer. You may want to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage Site of the Blue Mountains, home to picturesque villages and spectacular views. Other options include learning to surf at nearby Bondi Beach, exploring the shops at Darling Harbour, climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, joining a local guide for a pub tour of the Rocks District, or enjoying dinner and 360-degree revolving views from the top of Sydney Tower
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Today, fly to the Red Center of Australia and visit Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known also by its Aboriginal name: Uluru. This massive sandstone monolith is one of the world’s most mysterious and religious sites. Enjoy a DRINK as you watch the sunset and the changing colors as they fall across the landscape
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Day 5 ULURU.
For an unforgettable experience, you may choose to rise early for an optional camel ride to watch the sunrise at Uluru. Today, enjoy a TOUR at the base of the rock, while learning of its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. Time to relax at your resort before the afternoon takes us to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Tonight be treated to a special LF OUTBACK BARBECUE dinner
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Depart the Outback for Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Upon arrival, an orientation tour shows the highlights of the town including shopping, dining, and sightseeing options for your free time
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The Great Barrier Reef was described by Sir David Attenborough as “The most magical place in the world.” Today is your chance to experience this stunning wonder and beauty for yourself. Your CRUISE to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World includes the option to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM-BOAT TOUR, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding. Return to Cairns where your evening is at leisure. Tonight, you may want to visit the Cairns Night Markets, the perfect place to find a favorite souvenir or try some local fare
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A full day to explore more of Cairns and this tropical paradise. Why not spend time at one of Cairns’ best known landmarks, the Esplanade Lagoon? Set on the shore overlooking Trinity Inlet, this saltwater swimming lagoon offers locals and tourists a year-round safe swimming location. You may also wish to take an optional excursion to the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most diverse and beautiful examples of Mother Nature in the world. Perhaps enjoy an evening at Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park which tells the story of the world’s oldest living culture through performance, dance, food, and arts
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This morning, visit the KOALA GARDENS for your chance to see koalas, as well as a chance to meet Australia’s other native animals. Before your visit ends, you’ll have a LF PHOTO taken with a koala—the perfect souvenir! Return to Sydney. Tonight, join your Tour Director and travel companions for a festive farewell dinner at a local WATERFRONT RESTAURANT
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The morning is at leisure. This afternoon, transfer to Sydney’s port to embark on your ship, the MS Oosterdam, for a 14-night CRUISE
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Day 11 AT SEA.
Enjoy a relaxing day as you cruise the coast of Australia and cross the Bass Strait sailing towards Tasmania. (B,L,D

Day 12 BURNIE.
Located on the island of Tasmania, the town of Burnie is surrounded by amazing forests and spectacular beaches. Consider a visit to Wing’s Wildlife Park to see Tasmanian wildlife, travel to Cradle Mountain National Park to witness the magnificent wilderness of pristine forests and glacial lakes, or treat your taste buds to some of the food and beverages that Tasmania is famous for including award-winning single-malt whiskeys, hard apple cider, trout and salmon, hormone-free milk and cheeses, and beef from Cape Grim
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Melbourne is Australia’s cosmopolitan heart with cutting-edge art and architecture, historic galleries, attractions and museum, plus a dizzying range of restaurants, bistros, markets, and bars. The famous laneways of Melbourne bustle with hidden boutiques, art galleries, and eateries, while myriad beaches and parks allow for the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and active things to do. During your free time here, you may choose to explore the famous lanes and arcades of the city, take a trip out of town to sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley, or learn about the wildlife and wonders of the Australian bush on a tour to You Yang Ranges National Park
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Days 14-16 AT SEA.
Depart Australia and start your voyage across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. On board your ship, you may wish to take part in fascinating lectures, interactive workshops, and cultural performances
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Today, set sail through incredible Milford Sound, home to scenic beauty, soaring snow-topped peaks, and pristine wilderness. You’ll also cruise through Fiordland National Park, explored by Captain Cook back in 1770
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Dunedin, known as the “Edinburgh of the South,” was founded by Scottish settlers in 1848. During your time here, you may wish to learn more about the city’s Scottish influence, take an optional ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway, take a hike on Mount Cargill, or visit Penguin Place, an award-winning penguin conservation project
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Located approximately 20 minutes south of Christchurch, the port town of Lyttleton has historically served as an important commercial seaport and gateway to Canterbury and the South Island. During your free time, you may choose to explore the city of Christchurch, visit to the nearby picturesque town of Akaroa, the oldest European settlement on the South Island, or take part in a full-day adventure by motorcoach across the scenic Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps
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Day 20 PICTON.
Tucked into the northeastern end of the South Island, the petite and picturesque port town of Picton is your starting point for exploring the region of Marlborough. Today, explore this tiny harbor town’s quaint cafés, shops, and aquatic themed museums or head out of town to the luscious wine country of Marlborough, heaven for sauvignon blanc lovers
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Today you can explore New Zealand’s capital city on your own. Enjoy views from atop Mount Victoria, stroll through the city’s Botanic Gardens, or sample some fresh seafood and local wine. You may also wish to join in an optional city sightseeing tour, partake in a tasting tour featuring regional cheeses, fruits, chocolates, and coffees, or explore Wellington’s waterfront by bicycle
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Day 22 NAPIER.
Napier is known as the Art Deco Capital of the World and is surrounded by the lush vineyards of the Hawke’s Bay wine region. Your choice of optional activities includes a city sightseeing tour where you can learn about Napier’s unique history and architecture, a scenic float trip on the Mohaka River, a visit and tasting to a local winery, or a tour by a local Maori guide who will show you his/her rich and colorful heritage
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Arrive in Tauranga, a great spot for enjoying water activities, exploring beaches, and discovering the local Maori Culture. You may choose to visit fascinating Rotorua, home to geo-thermal activity of bubbling mud pools, steaming cliffs, and geysers. Other options include an excursion to the famous Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, discovering the Hobbiton movie set used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or learning about the New Zealand sheep industry at Agrodome
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Disembark your ship and meet your Globus Local Host. On your city tour, see bustling Queen Street, the Auckland Domain, and the historic Parnell Village. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Your Globus Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining
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Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.


Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

11 Jamison St Sydney NSW Australia

The award-winning luxurious Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney combines space, style and warmth to provide guests ultimate ambience. Their two restaurants and bar offer exceptional wining and dining experiences. A dedicated relaxation zone is available at the Amora Day Spa. Guests can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and gym.
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