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Contrasts of Australia

10 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1-2 DEPART FROM THE USA
Cross the International Date Line on your way to Melbourne, Australia.

Day 3 ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
On arrival in Melbourne, you will be transferred to your hotel (flights to arrive prior to 4 p.m.). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore on your own. (WR)

Day 4 MELBOURNE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Tour the sights of Melbourne including the eclectic little laneways, arcades, and café society on your Local Specialty private walking tour. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.  (B)

Day 5 MELBOURNE / CAIRNS

Fly to Cairns this morning. On arrival, visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of he rainforest. Discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making, and storytelling. Join an Indigenous staff member for a fun introduction to Aboriginal art and see how Aboriginal culture is expressed in their artwork. Create your own boomerang dot painting, which you can take home as a souvenir of your Local Speciality experience. (B)

Day 6 GREAT BARRIER REEF
Board a high-speed catamaran and cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. A Local Expert gives a reef education presentation, then see coral and tropical fish from the underwater observatory and semi-submersible craft. There is the opportunity to go snorkeling and view this natural living wonder up close (equipment provided). Enjoy a Highlight Lunch, then return to Cairns in the late afternoon. (B,HL)

Day 7 CAIRNS / SYDNEY
Visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome, and encounter unique Australian animals. Later, you’ll be transferred to Cairns Airport for your fight to Sydney. The remainder of the day is free. Perhaps take a stroll through Darling Harbour or wander down to the historic Rocks district. (B)

Day 8 SYDNEY SIGHTSEEING
This morning enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House with a Local Expert. Later, board your coach to see the Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Continue on to famous Bondi Beach for an iconic Australian experience. You’ll be greeted by a local surf lifesaver before a Be My Guest lunch at an Aussie institution, the Returned Servicemen’s Club, with its views over the Pacific Ocean. Your host will take you on an exclusive tour through Australia’s oldest surf lifesaving club to learn about the history of Bondi and surf lifesaving. Return to the city for a cruise on the beautiful harbor and then you will have the opportunity to learn about Australia’s national gemstone – the opal.  (B, Be My Guest Lunch)
Day 9 SYDNEY FREE DAY
Spend the day relaxing or shopping for souvenirs. Celebrate this evening with a Farewell Dinner at a restaurant by the water, with your Travel Director and newfound friendS. (B,FD)

Day 10 DEPART SYDNEY
Time to bid farewell as you are transferred to Sydney Airport for your onward flight.(B)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
  • Airport transfers in Melbourne on Day 3 and Sydney on Day 10 for guests who have advised Trafalgar of their flight details
  • All airport transfers during your guided vacation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • Welcome Reception
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts;2 lunches, including Highlight Lunch and a Be My Guest lunch; and Farewell Dinner
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and onboard restroom
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges and VIP Entry
  •  Hidden Delight A unique experience provided by your Travel Director
  • Portfolio of travel documents
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Melbourne: Crowne Plaza
Cairns: Hilton
Sydney: Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbour
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Fiji Extension
from $1,315 per person - Accommodations at Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji in superior resort room

Day 1 Arrive in Fiji
On arrival at Nadi International Airport, you will receive a traditional shell lei greeting followed by a private car transfer to your resort. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2 Fiji. Free Time
Enjoy a full day relaxing by one of Fiji’s largest fresh water swimming pools or spend the day enjoying some of the resort’s many water activities. Why not treat yourself to a treatment at Bebe Spa? (B)

Day 3 Sigatoka River Safari Experience
Start your safari with a 10 mile jet boat cruise on the crystal clear water into the Sigatoka Valley, to the fertile area known as the salad bowl of Fiji. Your Local Expert will tell you about the history of the region, including its cannibal past. When you reach your destination, you’ll be greeted warmly by the villagers. (A different village is visited every day to minimize the impact of tourism in these remote areas.) Visit the village Chief’s bure (house) and take part in a Kava ceremony, followed by a tour of the village and a Fijian lunch. After some traditional Fijian singing and dancing by your hosts, it’s time to board your boat and return to your resort. (B,L)

Day 4 Fiji. Free Time
Another full day for you to unwind, relax, and enjoy this tropical paradise. You may wish to learn more about the Fijian culture at the daily Kava ceremony or take part in the Fijian cultural activities. (B)

Day 5 Depart Fiji
This morning, you will be transferred by private car to Nadi International Airport where your stopover ends. (B)

800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Land only prices above do not include air; and require the following flights to be purchased separately: Day 5 from Melbourne to Cairns – flights to arrive prior to 12 p.m.; Day 7 from Cairns to Sydney – flights to depart after 12 p.m.
  • December 29-Jan 2: Holiday surcharges may apply, details will be provided at the time of booking.
  • 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.