- 9 days/8 nights accommodations
- Daily breakfast
- Tours per itinerary
- Local host
- Catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef
- Transfers from airport to hotel
explore cairns, the great barrier reef & sydney
Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Cairns. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your selected hotel, where your Local Host will offer you a warm greeting. The next morning, after your included breakfast, you’ll cruise on a catamaran to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the most amazing natural wonders on Earth! Choose to either snorkel or take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or you can attend a presentation by a marine biologist. You will be amazed at the beauty all around you. After a full day in Cairns to explore on your own you’ll fly to the Outback, where you’ll see the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and enjoy drinks & canapés while watching the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). While in the Outback, you will take a guided walk with a local Anangu guide, who will teach you about their culture and the bush skills that have helped them survive in this harsh climate. Your final destination is Sydney, where we will have a Local Host waiting to welcome you to this bustling city. The next day, after breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. Hear the insider stories around the must-see sights, such as the Opera House and Bondi Beach. A full day in Sydney gives you time to explore on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions we offer. Perhaps climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge or take an excursion to the Blue Mountains. Your Local Host will have plenty of suggestions. Between the sightseeing that is included and the transportation, this is a no stress vacation, perfect to explore the best of Australia!
Day 1: Arrive in Cairns, Australia.
Welcome to tropical Cairns. The balance of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2: Cairns. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and 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, where the evening is at leisure. Breakfast & lunch included.
Day 3: 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. Breakfast included.
Day 4: Cairns–Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Today, fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at leisure. Breakfast included.
Day 5: Uluru (Ayers Rock).
This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise at Uluru, followed by breakfast at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Afterward, join your Anangu Local Guide for an INTERPRETIVE WALK around the base of the rock. Along the way, learn about Anangu culture and the bush skills that have helped them survive in this harsh climate. This afternoon, guided sightseeing takes you to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), where you will enjoy a GUIDED WALK, followed by a visit to “Sunset Strip” for a DRINK & CANAPÉS, and to witness the changing colors of the rock. Breakfast included.
Day 6: Uluru (Ayers Rock)–Sydney.
Today, fly to beautiful Sydney. The rest of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Sydney.
Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. Breakfast included.
Day 8: 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 Sydney Harbour Bridge. Breakfast included.
Day 9: Sydney.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast included.
Pricing & Departures
|Jun 30 – Jul 8, 2016||$2,059|
|Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2016||$2,099|
|Oct 1 – Nov 30, 2016||$2,179|
|Dec 1 – Jan 2, 2017||$2,279|
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- Land only package
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