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Great Barrier Reef & Sydney

9 days with Monograms   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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Day 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA–PORT DOUGLAS.
Upon arrival in Cairns, transfer to Port Douglas, a beachside town surrounded by rainforest and the Coral Sea.

Day 2 PORT DOUGLAS.
Spend the day as you wish. Relax by your resort’s pool, or souvenir shop at the unique boutiques and galleries in Port Douglas. Other activities to consider: fishing, strolling on a sandy beach, a memorable sunset sail, or trying some of the downtown area’s many great restaurants and bars. Your Local Host will have suggestions. (B)

Day 3 PORT DOUGLAS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer 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. Late this afternoon, arrive back in Port Douglas. (B,L)

Day 4 PORT DOUGLAS.
A full day at leisure. You might enjoy a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other possibilities: hiking, ATV rides, or exploring nearby Mossman Gorge to learn more about the region’s Aboriginal people. (B)

Day 5 PORT DOUGLAS–CAIRNS–SYDNEY.
Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is at leisure to start exploring this exciting city. (B)

Day 6 SYDNEY.
This morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that includes a photo stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, one of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. You may want to enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour and admire stunning views of the city from the water; visit Taronga Zoo to see some of Australia’s native animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses; shop for souvenirs; or relax on nearby Manly Beach. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping. (B)

Day 7 SYDNEY.
Enjoy two full days at leisure in this beautiful city. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia’s best wines; join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House; or enjoy a walking tour to discover some of Sydney’s culinary secrets. (B daily)

Day 8 SYDNEY.
Enjoy two full days at leisure in this beautiful city. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia’s best wines; join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House; or enjoy a walking tour to discover some of Sydney’s culinary secrets. (B daily)

Day 9 SYDNEY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen before heading down under for this dream vacation! Come see the colorful and diverse marine life that lives within the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and experience Sydney’s iconic sites. On this 9-day vacation, we have arranged your choice of hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing to make your vacation as turn-key as can be. Plus, we provide you with a Monograms Local Host®, someone who knows the cities you’ll visit like the back of their hand, so they can help you get an authentic Australian experience.

Your vacation beings when you arrive in Cairns and are transported to the town of Port Douglas. You will have three days to discover the beautiful beaches, boutiques and coral reefs that make this town a bucket-list destination. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime when you cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for a day of snorkeling, a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or a presentation by a marine biologist. And Port Douglas isn’t just known for its aquatic life! You can also choose to hike, ride ATVs, or learn about the Aboriginal people who inhabited the nearby Mossman Gorge.

Then, you’ll head south to spend a few days in Sydney. Take a guided sightseeing tour where you will stop to capture the perfect shot at the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and put your toes in the sand at the beautiful Bondi Beach. You will have two full days at your leisure. Explore independently or choose from a selection of optional activities, including a climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, spending the day in nearby Hunter Valley where you will sample Australia’s finest wines, or joining a guided backstage tour of the Opera House.

Save time and avoid the hassles of travel by letting Monograms handle the details. All you have to do is grab your snorkel and GO!
  • American breakfast daily; 1 lunch
  • Transportation: As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included).
  • Your Monograms package includes a cruise excursion to the incomparable Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel with thousands of tropical marine creatures and coral of every color, take a semi-submersible watercraft, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. The choice is yours!
  • Local Host In Port Douglas & Sydney
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Accommodations
Port Douglas: QT Port Douglas
Sydney: Rydges World Square
Notes
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy; single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking.
  • Hotel upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.