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16 Day Downunder Explorer from $7320*restrictions apply

Fully Escorted Touring in Australia



Vacations, Australia, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island & South Australia, Great Barrier Reef & Beyond, Queensland, Melbourne & Victoria, Outback and Northern Territory, Sydney, New South Wales


Australia is a remarkable combination of coastal towns, remote beaches, world heritage sites, stunning desert, idyllic island retreats and tropical rainforest. Enjoy 16 days of fully escorted touring with your expert guide, premier dining and unique “Freedom of Choice” touring options.

Highlights Australia

  • Cruise Sydney Harbor
  • Tour Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Ride the Kuranda Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
  • Ride The Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide

Price Includes

  • Fully escorted in Australia with Tour Director and Driver/Guides
  • Luxury motorcoaches and superior accommodations
  • Sightseeing (as specified)
  • Centrally-located hotels in key locations
  • 16 meals: 14 breakfasts (B) 2 dinners (D)
  • 5 feature meals (FL, FD)

Departure Dates

2012: Oct 8, 29; Nov 12, 26; Dec 24

2013: Jan 21; Feb 11, 18; Mar 11, 25

Many dates are guaranteed departures- please call and ask for details.




Tour Code: E16
Options
Australian Electronic Visa
from $25
A valid visa is required for all people wishing to travel to Australia. Visitors of all nationalities must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Have you added yours?
Buy Foreign Currency

Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
Global Cell Phones and SIM Cards

Avoid high roaming charges - buy a Wireless Traveler Global Cell Phone. With no contracts or monthly fees, stay in touch at low rates in over 200 countries. Travel Smart and order now to save on shipping.

Day 1 Depart Los Angeles

Fly to Australia on one of our selected flights. (D)

Day 2 In flight

Cross the international dateline as you travel.

Day 3 Arrive Sydney

Arrive in Sydney and tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (B, D) Overnight: Sydney, The Sebel Pier One for 3 nights

Day 4 Sydney, City Sights, Harbor Cruise

Enjoy a guided tour of the city, a Sydney Harbor luncheon cruise and tour of the Opera House. (B, L)

Day 5 Sydney at Leisure

Enjoy free time in Sydney. Perhaps visit the Hunter Valley (own expense). (B)

Day 6 Sydney, Fly to Cairns

Fly to Cairns and enjoy the day at leisure to explore this tropical city. (B, D) Overnight: Cairns, Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina for 3 nights

Day 7 Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Cruise out to Moore Reef on the Great Barrier Reef. View the marine life and enjoy a tropical lunch on board. (B, L)

Day 8 Skyrail, Kuranda, Cairns

Tour Cairns before riding the Kuranda Skyrail Cableway to Kuranda. Visit a wildlife park and later take the Kuranda Scenic Railway back to Cairns. (B)

Day 9 Cairns, Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru Base Tour, Sounds of Silence Dinner

This morning, fly to Uluru. Here, tour Uluru’s base, viewing Aboriginal rock art. Walk to Mutitjulu waterhole and visit the Maruku Arts and Crafts Gallery. Tonight enjoy the Sounds of Silence dinner. (B, D) Overnight: Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel

Day 10 Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Alice Springs

Today, visit Kata Tjuta and walk to Walpa (Olga) Gorge. Later, travel to Alice Springs (B) Overnight: Alice Springs, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Day 11 Alice Springs Tour, The Ghan

Tour Alice Springs, then board The Ghan for a luxury rail journey from Alice Springs to Adelaide. (B, D) Overnight: The Ghan, travel in Gold Kangaroo class

Air Alternative – Alice Springs to Adelaide Those that would prefer are able to fly to Adelaide and enjoy three nights in this picturesque city. Deduct $739 per person.

Day 12 The Ghan, Adelaide

Enjoy breakfast aboard The Ghan and arrive into Adelaide early this afternoon. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B, D) Overnight: Adelaide, Sebel Playford for 2 nights

Day 13 Adelaide at Leisure

Today is free to explore Adelaide or perhaps take a day trip. (B)

Day 14 Adelaide, Fly to Melbourne, City Tour

Fly to Melbourne. On arrival, take a tour of the city. (B) Overnight: Melbourne, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins for 2 nights

Day 15 Melbourne at Leisure

Today perhaps see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island or tour the Great Ocean Road (both at own expense). (B)

Day 16 Depart Melbourne

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight home. (B)


Options
Australian Electronic Visa
from $25
A valid visa is required for all people wishing to travel to Australia. Visitors of all nationalities must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Have you added yours?
Buy Foreign Currency

Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
Global Cell Phones and SIM Cards

Avoid high roaming charges - buy a Wireless Traveler Global Cell Phone. With no contracts or monthly fees, stay in touch at low rates in over 200 countries. Travel Smart and order now to save on shipping.

Australian Electronic Visa from $25
A valid visa is required for all people wishing to travel to Australia. Visitors of all nationalities must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Have you added yours?
Buy Foreign Currency
Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
Global Cell Phones and SIM Cards
Avoid high roaming charges - buy a Wireless Traveler Global Cell Phone. With no contracts or monthly fees, stay in touch at low rates in over 200 countries. Travel Smart and order now to save on shipping.

Pricing Details


16 Day Downunder Explorer 
(USD)
Prices From
(CAD)
Prices From
2012: Oct 10, 31; Nov 14, 28 (Land Only)
$7320*
$7320*
2012: Oct 8, 29; Nov 12, 26 (Air Inclusive)
$8875*†
$8875*†
2012: Dec 26 (Land Only)
$7320*
$7320*
2012: Dec 24 (Air Inclusive)
$9210*†
$9210*†
2013: Jan 21 (Land Only)
$7320*
$7320*
2013: Jan 23 (Air Inclusive)
$9210*†
$9210*†
2013: Feb 13, 20; Mar 13, 27 (Land Only)
$7320*
$7320*
2013: Feb 4, 11, 2013: Feb 11, 18; Mar 11, 25 (Air Inclusive) 18; Mar 4, 11, 25; Apr 1 (Air Inclusive)
$8875*†
$8875*†


International Seasonal Air Supplement: Add $230 for Apr, Jul, Sep 22- Dec 11, Jan-Mar 12

Note: Days 11-16 is based on independent touring with local day tour guides.

*Land price includes all Australian domestic flights and is based on using Qantas as the international carrier. Fare will differ for other airlines.

**Land with air price includes all domestic, trans-Tasman and flights to/from Los Angeles. Special airfares are available from other US cities at an additional price. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. US/Foreign Taxes of approximately US$255, including September 11 Security Fee are additional. Prices are current at the time of printing; airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received.

Please call for our current prices.



Options
Australian Electronic Visa
from $25
A valid visa is required for all people wishing to travel to Australia. Visitors of all nationalities must obtain a visa prior to arrival. Have you added yours?
Buy Foreign Currency

Whether you're sightseeing in New Zealand or have business in Australia, save valuable travel time by purchasing foreign currency before you go.
Global Cell Phones and SIM Cards

Avoid high roaming charges - buy a Wireless Traveler Global Cell Phone. With no contracts or monthly fees, stay in touch at low rates in over 200 countries. Travel Smart and order now to save on shipping.


Prices are in US and Canadian dollars