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Australia

20 Days from £4,749

​This is the perfect introduction to Australia as you see so many of the highlights of this thrilling destination located on the other side of the world. Over 20 days you'll tour vibrant cities and head to many iconic sites. You'll see Uluru at sunset and sunrise and explore the Great Barrier Reef on an exciting catamaran cruise. A huge choice of optional excursions is also available, giving you the chance to see and experience even more. Discover the West MacDonnell Mountains, ride the Kuranda Railway, view the Sydney Harbour Bridge on a thrilling helicopter flight and witness the enchanting 'penguin parade' on Phillip Island. And that's just for starters!

Departure from: Nov 2019 - Nov 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airways
  • 17 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

  • Centrally located hotels
  • Perth sightseeing tour
  • Tour of Alice Springs
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
  • Great Barrier Reef Catamaran cruise
  • Sydney's sights including the Harbour Bridge
  • Discover Melbourne



Your Itinerary

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Day 1 UK/Perth

Today you will depart on your scheduled flight to Australia.

Days 2 & 3 Perth

On arrival in the beautiful city of Perth early on day 3, we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll have plenty of time to explore this beautiful city​, and a half-day tour of this exciting, cosmopolitan city will get you started. Among your discoveries will be clean, uncrowded beaches and lush green parks all set against a stunning backdrop of modern skyscrapers.​

Day 4 Perth

Perth has so much to offer and you can get out and about to discover its delights just as you wish today. It's one of the world's most envied locations in which to live, with lush parks, excellent restaurants, the stunning Swan River and a lovely warm climate.
As an alternative, you might choose to join an optional tour of the lively port city of Fremantle, which you'll reach via a cruise on the Swan River. During free time, coffee-lovers should head to Cappuccino Strip, lined with open-air coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. Other highlights include the fishing boat harbour, a host of interesting museums and the historic Fremantle markets - more than 150 stalls selling everything from local delicacies to jewellery. We'll head back to the hotel by road.

Day 5 Alice Springs

Today we fly to Alice Springs, set amid a vast area of natural springs and red desert.
This evening you might be tempted to join an optional bush barbecue experience - a great welcome to the area which give you a true taste of the Australian Outback. You'll tuck into steak, sausages and salad and perhaps enjoy a cold beer or two. What's more, the evening comes complete with the chance to spot kangaroos, enjoy star-gazing, and try your hand at boomerang-throwing!

Day 6 Alice Springs

The famous Flying Doctor Base, the old Telegraph Station and the School of the Air, which educates children over the wireless, are highlights of today's tour.
Later, if you want to see more and get out in the great outdoors, an optional excursion into the spectacular West MacDonnell Mountain Range comes highly recommended.
First you'll visit Simpsons Gap, a stunning gorge where water flows through a small gap in the mountains. This area is sacred to the Aboriginal people, as is our next stop, the Standley Chasm. Here, you can take a stroll amongst sheer walls of red rock, which are simply breathtaking, and if the light is right you'll be treated to a magnificent display of colours and shapes.​

Day 7 Uluru

You're going on a fabulous journey today, through the heart of Australia to Uluru, or Ayers Rock. En route we're going to stop off at a camel farm, and there's even the opportunity to take a camel ride if you like. 
The gigantic sandstone monolith Uluru is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It is two miles long, 1,000ft high and measures six miles around the base. One of the most impressive landmarks in Australia, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sacred place in Aboriginal culture and features many caves and ancient rock paintings. It's an incredible sight at any time of the day, but at sunrise and sunset it changes colour dramatically with the light. Your visit here today is at sunset.

Day 8 Uluru & Cairns

Viewing Uluru at sunrise is a wonderful experience too, and that's how you start your day. As well as this spectacular sight, you'll tour the base to see its caves.
After this we'll head to the mysterious Kata Tjuta, although you may know these 36 domed rock formations better as the Olgas. Located to the west of Uluru, they are thought to have similarly been one huge piece of rock but over millions of years they have been shaped this way by nature. 
Later we fly to Cairns, a lively resort on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, which will be our base for four nights.

Day 9 Cairns

Today you're going to admire the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on an exciting catamaran trip. Described as the world's largest living thing, this is a 1,400-mile wonderland of beautiful coral and colourful marine life, studded with unspoilt tropical islands. You can put on a snorkel and take to the water to marvel at the amazing world that stretches beneath you on today's adventure. Lunch on board the reef platform is also included, then you can visit an underwater observatory or take a cruise in a semi-submersible. Of course, if you like, you can simply spend your time here relaxing on the sundeck with a drink and taking in the stunning views.​

Day 10 Cairns

Cairns enjoys an idyllic location, sandwiched between the ocean and tropical forests, so it's a wonderful place to relax for a couple of days.
If you're after adventure or want to explore in depth, there are plenty of optional excursions available too. The most popular is a ride on the Kuranda Railway, widely regarded as one of the world's most spectacular rail journeys. The track burrows through 15 tunnels and traverses 40 bridges as it clings to the rockface along a narrow coastal strip.

Day 11 Cairns

​You can spend today doing just as you wish. If you want to get out in the great outdoors, why not come with us on an optional trip to Daintree Rainforest. On arrival at Port Douglas, we'll head to Four Mile Beach, which unfolds in a gentle curve offering spectacular views as far as the eye can see. You'll also see the historic St Mary's by the Sea, a picturesque church offering breathtaking sea views.
Daintree is an ecologically unique tropical forest home to an extensive range of flora and fauna, and next you'll head off on an environmental wilderness cruise with an expert guide in search of crocodiles. Lunch at the Daintree Village Hotel and a tour of Daintree are also included on this excursion.​

Day 12 Sydney

We're going to fly to Australia's biggest city, Sydney, today, where a four-night stay means you'll have ample time to discover plenty of its highlights. The most famous landmarks here have to be Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, which dominate the picturesque harbour. You'll see these and all the other main sights on tomorrow's tour so spend the rest of the day relaxing after your flight.​

Day 13 Sydney

You'll see on your tour today that Sydney's centre is surprisingly compact. As we explore together you can tick off the gorgeous white sands of Bondi Beach and Hyde Park, home to numerous monuments including the ANZAC Memorial. We'll also head to Darling Harbour, which hosts a dazzling array of attractions from bars and bistros to an aquarium and a zoo, and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. This huge sandstone rock was hand-carved by convicts into the shape of a bench for Governor Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth in 1810. Why not sit for a while and take in the views from this wonderful vantage point.
The time is then yours to spend as you please, when you may decide to discover Sydney Harbour from the water. This hour-long optional cruise will introduce all the sights, from beautiful gardens and parkland to the iconic Sydney Opera House as you sail around one of the world's most stunning harbours.​
Another option is to step beneath the sails and enjoy a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. You'll learn about the history of the building, uncover stories about artists and the shows performed here and have an opportunity to visit areas usually off limits to the general public​.

Day 14 Sydney

​Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Sydney your own way. However, if you want to join an organised trip, come with us on a thrilling optional excursion. You'll start at Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 300 species of native animals, from koalas to Tasmanian devils.
You'll then head through the Blue Mountains, past the Three Sisters rock formation and along Jamieson Valley - Australia's answer to the Grand Canyon. Finally, you'll visit Scenic World, where you can opt to take a journey on the world's steepest incline railway into ancient rainforest or enjoy a cable-car ride over the valley.​

Day 15 Sydney

​You can choose from a couple of exciting optional excursions today. If you've a head for heights, you could take in exceptional views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area on a guided Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Don't worry, you'll get a safety briefing beforehand and will wear a harness at all times. At the end you'll receive a group photo, a cap, certificate and a pass to the Pylon Lookout for further sweeping views.
Alternatively, you may choose to view Sydney from even higher up, on a panoramic helicopter ride. Remember to take your camera along and snap shots of Bondi Beach, Botany Bay, Sydney Harbour and Opera House, and much more, as you listen to your pilot's informative commentary through headphones.​ Another unforgettable option is a twilight dinner cruise aboard an authentic timber tall ship complete with billowing sails​.

Day 16 Melbourne

Melbourne is our final destination, and your tour today will help you to get your bearings. Highlights include Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Flinders Street Station and the Grand Prix Circuit that circles Albert Park Lake. Another stop is Fitzroy Gardens, with highlights including pathways lined with towering elms, colourful floral displays and the Fairies' Tree sculpture - a centuries-old tree stump featuring delightful carvings. You'll also catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage here. Originally built in Yorkshire in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne brick by brick in 1934 and rebuilt.​

Day 17 Melbourne

You can now set your own pace as you explore Melbourne just as you wish. One possibility which comes highly recommended is an optional visit to Phillip Island to see the remarkable penguin parade. At sunset, after a hard day's fishing, hundreds of these delightful creatures - the world's smallest penguin - appear from out of the ocean and waddle their way across the beach to their sand dune burrows. You can take in this marvellous spectacle from special viewing stands and boardwalks, which give you the chance to get up close to nature.​

Day 18 Melbourne

Today is free for you to explore more of Melbourne, perhaps Australia's coolest city, at your own pace. You could enjoy a spot of shopping in one of its many colourful markets, or browse the art galleries here. Maybe treat yourself to a lunch of fresh seafood, take in fabulous views from a rooftop bar or discover the city's hidden laneways, where getting lost is all part of the fun.
Alternatively, why not take an optional trip to Ballarat, famous for the Gold Rush of 1851. You'll also visit Sovereign Hill open-air museum, which recreates the first decade after the discovery of gold here, and take a tour of the gold mines. There will be time for a stroll around the town and to visit the Gold Museum.​

Day 19 Melbourne/UK

You can take in more of Melbourne's sights during a leisurely morning. Later, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​

Day 20 UK

You'll arrive in the UK today.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 2 - 4 :

Travelodge Perth
The 4-star Travelodge Hotel Perth is centrally located in the heart of the Perth CBD, and enjoys a picturesque setting in the centre of the city, with access to major Perth attractions, entertainment venues, shopping and dining, Kings Park and the Swan River. Rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV, tea & coffee-making facilities, and hairdryer.

Day 5 - 6 :

Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs
Experience eco-friendly luxury and enjoy stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges when you stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs. Conveniently located just off of Stuart Highway, the hotel is only 15 minutes’ drive from Alice Springs Airport and within walking distance of downtown. Enjoy easy access to many businesses, government offices and attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Desert Park and Anzac Hill. Ideal for both corporate and leisure guests, this Alice Springs hotel offers fantastic business and recreational facilities and friendly service from our dedicated staff. We will even welcome you with a signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check in.

Day 7 :

Desert Gardens Hotel
Situated within an oasis of native gardens, Desert Gardens Hotel offers elegant guestrooms. Each rooms is air-conditioned and has a TV with movies-on-demand, minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Arnguli Grill, restaurant located on-site, offers an à la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine

Day 8 - 11 :

Cairns Queenslander Hotel
The 3-star Cairns Queenslander Hotel is located in Cairns, in reach of the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Day 12 - 15 :

Mercure Sydney
This modern hotel provides convenient accommodation in the Sydney CBD. Air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views, a sauna and a fitness centre. The Four Elements Restaurant, located on-site, serves both Australian and international cuisine, while a wide selection of cocktails and wines can be enjoyed at The Four Elements Lounge and Bar.

Day 16 - 18 :

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
The Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a heritage listed hotel. Within walking distance you can find shopping, dining & entertainment, perfect for exploring. There is also a bar, restaurant and fitness centre, if you wish to stay at the hotel. Rooms are furnished with air-conditioning, safe, TV and tea & coffee-making facilities.


Dates and Prices

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MON 18 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£5,158

£4,908

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Monday 18 November 2019

Departs

12:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:55 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

17:00 Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Arrives

18:10 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

19:40 Perth (Intl)

Arrives

05:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

MON 18 NOV 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£4,999

£4,749

Available

Outbound
Qantas

Monday 18 November 2019

Departs

20:55 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

17:45 Singapore (Changi)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Departs

19:10 Singapore (Changi)

Arrives

00:30 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Inbound
Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

16:50 Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Arrives

17:15 Perth (Intl)

Operated by

Qantas

Qantas - QF

Friday 06 December 2019

Departs

19:40 Perth (Intl)

Arrives

05:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Qantas

Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Australia - Fremantle Cruise and Swan River Cruise - Perth

FROM £63

A leisurely one way cruise to the bustling and dynamic port town of Fremantle. On arrival in Fremantle, you will enjoy a tour around, followed by some free time to explore the port. You could get a coffee from the famous ‘Cappuccino strip’, or take a look around the Fremantle Market, Fishing Boat Harbour and the many sights and museums Fremantle has to offer. You will return by coach.

Please note that the market is only open on Fri/Sat/Sun

Half Day – Minimal/Moderate Walking – Highly Recommended

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Australia - Daintree Rainforest and Cruise including Lunch - Cairns

FROM £95

On arrival to Port Douglas you will have morning tea before departing for 4 mile beach lookout point. The beach unfolds along a gentle curve as far as the eye can see. There will also be a chance to visit Mary's church. Next stop will be an Environmental Wilderness Cruise in a State Marine Park with a naturalist guide. After some crocodile spotting you will head to Daintree Village Hotel for lunch before a short tour of the village.

Full Day – Not To Be Missed

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Australia - Bush BBQ - Alice Springs

FROM £64

A truly unique and authentic experience not to be missed! You will become truly immersed in the spirit and grandeur of the Australian Outback from the moment you step off the coach as the sun begins to set in exploding ray of colour adrift the great expanse of sky.

A fun evening which starts with a drive around the land trying to spot kangaroos, which will be followed by trying your hand at boomerang throwing and then followed by a real Aussie BBQ. There will also be some star watching (weather permitting) and some music.

Please Note : Jackets will be required in the winter months.

Evening Excursion – Great Fun – Authentic experience

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Australia - Kuranda Railway and Skyrail - Cairns

FROM £119

A fantastic opportunity to see the Atherton Tablelands. Your first stop this morning will be Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you will glide over and through world heritage rainforest including time at the two rainforest mid-stations. After some free time in the village of Kuranda you will continue on the second part of your tour, the Kuranda Scenic Railway. You will spend time viewing the Barron Falls, a wonderful photo opportunity, before arriving at Freshwater Station.

Full Day – Scenic

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Australia - Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Magical Blue Mountains - Sydney

FROM £99

At Featherdale Wildlife Park you will have the chance to see over 300 species of Australian wildlife, from koalas to Tasmanian devils. You will then drive through the Blue Mountains to the Three Sisters and along the Jamison Valley (Australia's Grand Canyon), before departing for Scenic World where you will have the chance to ride the world's steepest incline railway, as well as take a ride in the scenic cable car with views of the World Heritage listed Jamison Valley.

Full Day – Highly Recommended

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Australia - Sovereign Hill and Ballarat - Melbourne

FROM £95

After a short tour of Ballarat, the original site where gold was discovered in 1851, you will visit Sovereign Hill open air museum. The museum depicts Ballarat’s first decade after the gold was found. The museum has become one of Victoria ’s most popular attractions. You will also have a tour of the mines before some free time to look around the town. You will also have the chance to visit the gold museum before departing.

Full Day – Historical Interest

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Australia - Sydney Harbour Cruise - Sydney

FROM £19

On any day the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats and the only way to fully enjoy the harbour and visit its many sights is to take a cruise.

Sydney Harbour is known to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and on this hour long cruise you will see why. You will see the beautiful parklands, reserves and gardens, not to mention the famous Sydney Opera House.

Hour Cruise – Not To Be Missed

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Australia - Sydney Bridge climb - Day climb

FROM £176

Absorb a 360 degree panorama of Sydney as you journey to the summit on our original Climb experience. Like an exposed spine, the outer rim delivers you to the peak, as the sky remains just beyond your outstretched fingertips.
The Journey - Latching on in the Climb Base below the Bradfield Highway, you will walk on catwalks below the road-deck until you reach the South-East Pylon. Here you will ascend 4 ladders to the start of the upper arch, surrounded by the hum and buzz of Sydney's traffic. With the summit in your sight, your journey continues along the Bridge's outer arch on the Opera House side until you hit the top. After a summit celebration with your group, you cross the spine of the Bridge to the Darling Harbour side to make your descent to our Climb Base. Every ticket to the top includes a Climb group photograph, a Bridge Climb cap, a certificate of achievement and a free pass to The Pylon Lookout.

***Please be advised that Sydney Bridge Climb has updated its pre-climb health & safety requirements for climbers over the age of 75. Climbers over the age of 75 can climb with a Certificate of Fitness, signed by your GP. You can get the form (which you need to take with you) and more details on their website on https://www.bridgeclimb.com/things-you-need-to-know-to-climb

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Australia - Uluru - Field of Light

FROM £24

Your Field of Light experience begins with a hotel pick up and transfer to a remote desert location. Guests then have time to immersive themselves in the monumental light installation as they walk through Field of Light. As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, Field of Light, art installation by international artist Bruce Munro, illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the desert creating several options for you to immerse in Munro's grand-scale experiential artwork taking one of the pathways.

Evening Excursion – Moderate Walking – Once in a Lifetime

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Australia - Sydney - Tour of Sydney Opera House

FROM £23

Step beneath the sails to find out what makes the Sydney Opera House so inspiring. Discover insider secrets and stories of the Opera House artists and performances, and step inside the iconic theatres & foyers that bring to life 1800 performances each year. Explore the building with our knowledgeable guides, learn about how Jorn Utzon’s vision came into existence against impossible odds, and capture photographs from rare vantage points, off limits to the general public.

One Hour Tour - Cultural Must See

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Australia - Sydney - Tallship twilight cruise and dinner on Sydney Harbour

FROM £62

We set sails on a twilight dinner cruise on board a magnificent tallship like the early settlers all those years ago. Experience all that Sydney’s wonderful harbour has to offer from the unique perspective of Sydney’s only authentic timber tallship. No other cruise can match the perfection of cruising Sydney Harbour beneath the billowing sails of a tallship. There is no better way to end the day than this sublime Sydney Harbour dinner cruise.

Dinner Cruise - Great Experience

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Australia - Phillip Island Penguin Parade Plus - Melbourne

FROM £99

Join us on an afternoon into evening excursion to Phillip Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. This area allows you to experience a more personalised wildlife viewing experience. Limited to 150 people, this viewing platform provides a closer viewing of the penguin arrival than the main viewing stands at the Penguin Parade. Rangers are on hand to provide full interpretation of the world’s smallest penguins and their fascinating lives. Entry also includes drink or snack voucher. Ideal for those people seeking a closer viewing of the penguins and more in-depth knowledge of their lives and environment.

Extended Afternoon Excursion – Nature Interest – Unforgettable

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Australia - Sydney Harbour Heli Flight - Sydney

FROM £125

Your helicopter flight experience begins with a greeting and check-in from our friendly operations staff, followed by a thorough safety briefing in the comfort of our modern and spacious guest lounge. After the safety briefing, we will head out to the helicopter and use your own camera for some photos in front of your helicopter before boarding. Cameras and video recorders can be taken with you on the helicopter for more fantastic memories of your flight over picturesque Sydney Harbour and beyond.
Upon take-off enjoy full panoramic views of the Sydney skyline, Pacific Ocean and the historic port of Botany Bay. Within minutes of departure your experienced and skilled pilot will have you above the glistening waters of Maroubra Beach and tracking north along the coast at 500 feet. You will contour fly the picturesque coastline of the eastern suburbs beaches including Coogee, Clovelly and also the world famous Bondi Beach, the aquamarine waters sparkling against the Sydney sun. Admire the spectacular houses of Dover Heights and Vaucluse perched on the chiselled sandstone cliffs as you continue northbound to Sydney Harbour heads and the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour. Your experienced pilot will guide your aircraft through the magnificent Sydney Harbour giving you an unforgettable view of icons such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Rose Bay and Manly Cove. Looking towards the horizon you can see the rest of Sydney stretching out towards the Sydney Olympic site and further afield to the foothills of the world renowned heritage listed Blue Mountains.
As you start your return journey to the heliport you will fly past some of Sydney’s great sporting arenas including the Sydney Football Stadium and the Sydney Cricket Ground, as well as Randwick Racecourse. Throughout the flight your pilot will be providing you with informative commentary via Bose voice activated headsets, you will also be able to talk with the pilot and your other passengers whilst on the helicopter.

Duration 20 mins

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Australia with Singapore pre-tour stopover

Extend your holiday to 23 days from £499

Nov 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

​Before your holiday, why not visit Singapore. This is a great way to break up your journey and it also gives you the chance to see another exciting destination. Singapore is a mix of cultures, including Indian, Chinese and Malay, and as it is so compact, you'll have no trouble exploring during your stay. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Your pre-tour add-on includes

  • Scheduled flights, overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 3 nights' accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • City tour of Singapore

Your Hotel

You will stay in a hotel such as the Park Regis Singapore. This hotel is centrally located with modern rooms that have Wi-Fi, phone, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2 UK to Singapore
Fly to Singapore, arriving on day 2.

DAY 3 Singapore
We'll get to know Singapore on a half-day city tour today. First we'll board a traditional bumboat, a small water taxi, which will take us to Merlion Park, home of the iconic Merlion statue. The Civic District is our next stop, where we'll see some of the country's restored historic buildings and then we'll take in Orchard Road, Singapore's famous shopping street. We'll also visit the National Orchid Garden, with its collection of more than 60,000 different plants and orchids.

DAY 4 Singapore
You've a free day to explore Singapore at leisure. You could head out with your travelling companions and discover the vibrant districts of Chinatown and Little India, or maybe visit the impressive Gardens by the Bay. There are two huge greenhouses here, one contains a mountain blanketed by plants found in the tropical highlands, the other showcases exotic species found in places like California and the Mediterranean.
However you spend your day, be sure to head to the iconic Raffles Hotel to sample a Singapore Sling cocktail - a gin-based drink with a dash of cherry brandy and Cointreau to give it a pretty pink colour.

DAY 5 Singapore
We will transfer you to the airport and you'll fly to Perth today.


Local Knowledge

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FAVOURITE MOMENTS

Explore a mesmerising underwater world and relax amidst the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef on a marine adventure.


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