Best of Australia 2021 - 13 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne
Monograms Tours is a tour company where guests can plan their vacation locations, hotel stays and all of their excursions. Monograms Travel has a following by families seeking escorted short vacation and also having time on their own. With Monograms you can travel independently but have a local expert guide assist you in your planning. Monograms travel allows you to either go it alone in a venue or ask you local expert guide for those favorite places and restaurants are located. This type continues to increase with family travel who value the time to be on their own with the family versus always being on a motorcoach. Pavlus Travel is a major retailer of Monograms and offers discounts on all packages for 2021.

Best of Australia 2021

13 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne

Starting at $2,559


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Oz. When Dorothy was there, she encountered munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and a yellow brick road. On your vacation to Oz, as Australia is commonly nicknamed, you'll encounter exciting cities, friendly people, and amazing natural scenery. And Monograms makes it easy for you to go. On this 13-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, and private transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for your intra-vacation flights. We've also arranged for you to have a Local Host®—someone who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer suggestions, and ensure your vacation runs smoothly—in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in Sydney, as we can seamlessly get you from baggage claim to your selected hotel. There, your Local Host will provide a warm welcome greeting and a set of materials to help you get settled and personalize your vacation. In fact, your Local Host will provide you with information. We've also arranged for you to enjoy a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert in each city. In Sydney, hear what it's like to live in this friendly city as you visit famous Bondi Beach and see the must-see attractions, such as the Opera House. And don't worry; we’ve scouted out the best place to take photos of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, we’ll show you Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and much more. A free day in each city—Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne—lets you explore on your own. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions, such as a trip to the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda near Cairns. Or you may just want to wander around shopping for local specialties.

In addition to the great cities, we've also arranged for you to visit some of Australia's most amazing natural sights. We’ll take you on a cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You'll be able to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Similarly, we've arranged for you to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre with its amazing collection of Aboriginal arts. You'll also enjoy drinks and canapés, as you witness the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). From the luxuriant water of the Great Barrier Reef to the awe-inspiring, arid monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock), these sights are nothing short of spectacular!

Did we mention we've also included sightseeing of Alice Springs? We’ll show you what life is like in this remote region and show you the must-see attractions, including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. With the sightseeing we've included and the transportation we've arranged, and the time you save by trying to arrange this all yourself, you’ve got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!

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Destination & Sightseeing

Transportation:
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)

MEALS

American breakfast daily; 1 lunch

ITINERARY

Day 1
Welcome to beautiful Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities

Day 2
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
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Day 3
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
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Day 4
Fly to tropical Cairns
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Day 5
Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran 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
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Day 6
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
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Day 7
Fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 8
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 the 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. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink & canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock
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Day 9
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) NOTE: On Sundays, Tuesday,s Wednesdays, and Fridays 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 dinner
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Day 10
Today, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 11
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
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Day 12
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 explore the famous lanes and arcades of the city
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Day 13
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 14
ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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SYDNEY

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SYDNEY

Day 17
SYDNEY–CAIRNS

Day 18
CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

Day 19
CAIRNS

Day 20
CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK)

Day 21
ULURU

Day 22
ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS

Day 23
ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE

Day 24
MELBOURNE

Day 25
MELBOURNE

Day 26
MELBOURNE

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Day 29
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Day 30
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Day 39 ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
Welcome to beautiful Sydney. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities

Day 40 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
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Day 41 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
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Day 42 SYDNEY–CAIRNS.
Fly to tropical Cairns
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Day 43 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran 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
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Day 44 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
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Day 45 CAIRNS–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
Fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure
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Day 46 ULURU.
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 the 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. Finish the day at “Sunset Strip” for a drink & canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock
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Day 47 ULURU–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) NOTE: On Sundays, Tuesday,s Wednesdays, and Fridays 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 dinner
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Day 48 ALICE SPRINGS–MELBOURNE.
Today, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure
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Day 49 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
Meal Icon Breakfast

Day 50 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 explore the famous lanes and arcades of the city
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Day 51 MELBOURNE.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Rydges World Square
First-Class



389 Pitt Street Sydney NSW Australia

Feel right at home when checking into Rydges World Square and enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. After a great day of sightseeing, wine and dine in their Italian & Mediterranean-inspired Sphere Restaurant or relax while sipping a cocktail at the Cidery Bar and Kitchen with a great outside deck overlooking the World Square area. The hotel features coin-operated, self-service laundry.
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