2018: Highlights of Australia with Fiji (3358)
15 days from Melbourne to Nadi
Stunning natural attractions, vibrant cities, remote regions, and friendly people?this is Australia, and on this Australia tour-with Fiji-you'll experience all of this and more. Start in Melbourne, end in Nadi, Fiji, and overnight along the way in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns, and Sydney. No vacation to Australia is complete without seeing the incomparable Great Barrier Reef. On this Australia tour, take a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and have the chance to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. With the radiant colors and fish swimming by you, it's nothing short of spectacular! But that's not all. Also witness the spectacular geological wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), the iconic monolith and symbol of the Outback, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), with its red rocks and 36 brilliant domes. Tour the base of Uluru with its caves and Aboriginal paintings, and enjoy a champagne toast while watching Uluru change colors at sunset-an amazing sight indeed! Also visit some of Australia's most famous cities. In Alice Springs, learn about life in the Outback's remote regions. In Sydney, cruise along the world-famous Sydney Harbour. In Melbourne, enjoy guided sightseeing of the city's landmarks. In Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney, also enjoy free time to explore on your own. On your return from Australia, spend three nights in Nadi to relax and discover the majestic island of Fiji. From the remote Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef, this Australia tour designed for value-minded, savvy travelers is a dream vacation!
MELBOURNE Citadines on Bourke (SF)ALICE SPRINGS Mecure Alice Springs (MF)ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Outback Pioneer (ST)CAIRNS Park Regis City Quays (ST)SYDNEY Travelodge Wynyard (MF)FIJI The Palms Denarau (F)
|Offer valid through 9/30/2018|
|Day 1||Melbourne||Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or start exploring this vibrant city.|
|Day 2||Melbourne||This morning begins with a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, FITZROY GARDENS, the Botanic Gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.|
|Day 3||Melbourne||A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the 'Twelve Apostles' or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.|
|Day 4||Alice Springs||Today, fly to the Outback and visit the SCHOOL OF THE AIR and ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION to discover how early settlers developed communications.|
|Day 5||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as 'Brumbies.' Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne TOAST while experiencing one of the world's greatest spectacles-Uluru at sunset.|
|Day 6||Cairns||Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.'|
|Day 7||Cairns||The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience 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 your evening is at leisure. (L)|
|Day 8||Cairns||Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia's World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy.|
|Day 9||Sydney||Board your flight to Sydney, Australia's largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant.|
|Day 10||Sydney||Sydney boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder-the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. End the day with a CRUISE along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.|
|Day 11||Sydney||Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney's Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.|
|Day 12||Nadi||Fly from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific.|
|Day 13||Nadi||A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on Denarau Beach, play a round of golf, enjoy a spa treatment, or just relax by your resort's pool.|
|Day 14||Nadi||Enjoy time at leisure exploring or relaxing on the beautiful Pacific Island of Fiji.|
|Day 15||Nadi||Your tour ends this morning.|
|US$ Price Details|
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $940. Required intra-vacation air segments: Melbourne/Alice Springs; Ayers Rock/Cairns; Cairns/Sydney; Sydney/Nadi. Air prices were effective on August 16, 2017, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement: $1,300Triple Room Reduction per person: $200Extra nights per person in Melbourne: in single room $166; in twin room $88; in triple room $73Extra nights per person in Fiji: January-March: in single room $249; in twin room $130; in triple room $103April-December: in single room $260; in twin room $136; in triple room $1082019 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2018.
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