Wonderful stay at Sydney

11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1

Arrival in Melbourne

Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your own leisure time. Overnight at your preferred hotel

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Day 2

Melbourne (See the sights with the local)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start your day discovering the  hidden lanes with incredible cafes, see cutting-edge environmentally sustainable architecture and learn about historic gems as your tour guide walks you through the city, revealing what makes it special. Find out how Melbournians live, what makes their city unique and get familiar with the local culture and history in an experience few tourists ever get.

In the afternoon join a Melbourne bicycle tour. Ride past the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (and learn a bit about the national sports), find out which districts are known for their mansions, beaches, restaurants or art, and go to some of the best vantage points in the city. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 3

Melbourne (Discover the great Ocean Road)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day winding its way for 243 kilometers (151 miles) along the southeastern coast of Australia, the Great Ocean Road captures some of the country’s most breathtaking sights, sweetest towns and natural wonders. Travel the famous asphalt ribbon, while gazing out at open oceans framed by craggy cliffs, stopping in charming towns for a taste of fresh fish and chips and keeping an eye out for koalas in the wild.

When you reach the Twelve Apostles — a collection of towering limestone rock formations that jut out of the ocean near Port Campbell — board a helicopter for an exhilarating flight. Admire the beauty and make the most of unparalleled photo opportunities, as you get intimate with the majestic landmark. Listen to stories of the Shipwreck Coast, which has caught more than 600 ships in its deadly grasp, and learn of the brave and tragic characters of the region. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 4

Melbourne – Cairns

Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfers to the Airport. Its time to wave goodbye to the southern climes and deciduous trees of the south as you board a flight bound for the tropical north. Your destination will be Cairns; an electric north Queensland city that enjoys a prime position between the azure waters of the Coral Sea and the lush greenery of UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforests. 

Private transfer to the hotel. Enjoy leisure time. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 5

Cairns – Undara Volcanic National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a scenic drive, with stops in beautiful spots and quaint towns, where you can sample local cuisine and try your hand at fossicking — searching for gold or semi-precious gems. Your final destination will be the Undara Volcanic National Park, home of the famous Lava Tubes. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 6

Undara Volcanic National Park – Cairns

Begin your day with a bush breakfast, before setting off to explore the prehistoric Undara Lava Tubes on a guided walk. Learn how the immense caverns were formed, the role they played throughout history and admire their scale and beauty. Your guide will also show you other culturally- and historically-significant areas of the national park. In the afternoon look out for wild kangaroos, wallabies and bats, then set off back to Cairns. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 7

Cairns (Snorkel the Reef)

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore its underwater coral gardens and schools of tropical fish, as you set off on a full-day reef adventure. Travel north to Palm Cove, from where you’ll board a catamaran and set sail for the outer-lying Agincourt Reef. Known as one of the most beautiful areas of the Great Barrier Reef, rich in tropical fish life, vibrant soft and hard coral and even the occasional dwarf minke whale, it is a paradise waiting to be discovered.

Snorkel or dive the crystal clear waters and see the beauty and breathtaking vibrancy of the coral. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay dry, you can discover the reef from the safety of a semi-sub. Dip just one meter below the water and see the splendor of the reef in complete comfort. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 8

Cairns – Sydney

Private transfer from Sydney airport to hotel. Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Positioned on a picturesque natural harbor and boasting the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Tower, it is a sight to behold. What’s more, its mix of indigenous and colonial history, beautiful city beaches and an enviable dining and bar scene make it a must-see. In the afternoon enjoy leisure time. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 9

Sydney (Cruise the Harbor)

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your morning with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise, which will show the city off to its best advantage. Cruise past the white sails of the Sydney Opera House and the famous arches of the Harbour Bridge, as you gaze over the cityscape. The cruise will also take you past the historic Rocks district, the smiling getaway of Luna Park (a 1930s-style amusement park), the waterfront mansions of the more prestigious suburbs and the gorgeous headlands that frame the area. Along the way, learn about the Sydney way of life, its diverse culture and its history.

In the afternoon, meet the cute, fuzzy, creepy and downright terrifying inhabitants of Australia as you take a special tour of Sydney’s Wildlife World. Walk through a colorful butterfly sanctuary, get hands-on with unique local reptiles and see the five most venomous snakes in the world. You’ll also get to cuddle up with a koala, see the Nocturnal House, where cute possums and quolls get active in the dark, and visit an exclusive quarantine area to learn about the likes of wallabies, echidnas and more Aussie creatures. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 10

Sydney (Marvel at the Blue Mountains)

Breakfast at the hotel. See the legendary mountains in all their beauty, as you board a luxury mini coach and set off in a westerly direction. Make a stop in the leafy suburb of Glenbrook and go for a quick walk around the Blue Mountains National Park to see cute eastern grey kangaroos in the wild. Then set off further into the mountains until you reach the stunning Echo Point Lookout, near Katoomba. Here you can enjoy breathtaking views over Jamison Valley and the famous Three Sisters sandstone rock formation.

At this point you’ll be given a backpack, a map and walk information as well as three hours to explore the area at your leisure. Head down one of the walking tracks and watch the dry eucalyptus trees give way to lush ferns, palms and mosses as you descend deeper into a canyon. Stop for a picnic lunch at the majestic Katoomba Falls, gaze over sapphire-hued valleys from designated lookout points and breathe in the tranquility and beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed area. Overnight stay in your preferred hotel.

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Day 11

Depart Sydney

Departure transfer, After breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport  to board your flight back home..

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