Great Sights of Australia
12 days with Globus Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.
BRISBANE Welcome to Brisbane! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 4 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)
Day 2 BRISBANE. EXCURSION TO THE AUSTRALIA ZOO.
BRISBANE Orientation drive. Excursion to the [LF] Australia Zoo includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 3 BRISBANE.
BRISBANE Free day. (B)
Day 4 BRISBANE–CAIRNS.
Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
CAIRNS Orientation tour; visit to the Cairns Aquarium. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 5 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 6 CAIRNS.
CAIRNS Free day. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Cairns with a trip on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the world-famous Kuranda Scenic Railway. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 7 CAIRNS–MELBOURNE.
Fly to Melbourne
MELBOURNE Orientation drive. (B)
Day 8 MELBOURNE.
MELBOURNE Free day. We suggest the optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade or a trip on the scenic Great Ocean Road. (B)
Day 9 MELBOURNE–SYDNEY.
Fly to Sydney.
SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) with [LF] panoramic lunch at an Opera House restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
Day 10 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Free day. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
Day 11 SYDNEY.
SYDNEY Free day before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 12 SYDNEY.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Laugh and the kookaburras laugh with you. Cry and the kookaburras still laugh. That’s the beauty of a journey to happy-go-lucky Australia where sunny days are accentuated by its even sunnier inhabitants. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and wombats are among the many locals eager to greet you on this breezy tour of Australia. With visits to four wondrous waterfront cities, you’ll easily see why the world gushes about the land Down Under. Go behind the scenes at Brisbane’s Australia Zoo, snorkel above the colorful coral at the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, and devour the panoramic scenery and a delicious lunch at the iconic Sydney Opera House. With two free days in eclectic Melbourne, you can also gobble up all the goodies this hipster city and surrounding areas have to offer. Perhaps take in the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island or chill with a nice chardonnay at a Yarra Valley winery.
Brisbane: Next Hotel
Cairns: Pullman Cairns International
Melbourne: Vibe Melbourne
Sydney: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
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