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Grand Tour of Australia (14 Days)

An island, a country and a continent all in one, Australia combines dazzling scenery, cultured cities and an irresistible, carefree, "carpe-diem" spirit. You'll understand it draw as you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, gaze at the desert sunrise from a hot-air balloon, climb the mighty Ulura (Ayers Rock) and explore Melbourne and Sydney. From the Victorian city of Melbourne and the rainforests of Cairns, to the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the iconic Opera House, Australia is full of surprises to discover and enjoy.

Your Edventure includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 11 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Full-time tour guide
  • Long Bay Correctional Centre (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials Only)
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Select admissions including priority entry

Phillip Island Fairy Penguins

The Great Barrier Reef

KurandaVillage
Sydney's Opera House
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Price: $7,393.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Departure Dates:
  

February 2020 (AUGT0220)
February 2021 (AUGT0221)
February 2022 (AUGT0222)
November 2022 (AUGT1122)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~ Melbourne, including Carlton Gardens,St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and the Shrine of Remembrance

~ Queen Victoria Market, Yarra River, and the Sports and Arts Precinct, site of the Australian Open

~ The Phillip Island Penguin Parade, where the tiny Fairy Penguins return each evening from a day of fishing to feed their young dinner on the beach

~ An optional excursion to take a steam-powered train to Menzies Creek in the Dandenong Ranges rainforest, with views of native parrots and cockatoos; then enjoy wine-tasting at two local wineries, along with lunch ($169/pp)

~ Alice Springs, the heart of central Australia, dating back to Australia’s colonial days, including the Stuart Town Gaol and the Old Telegraph Station.

~ An optional sunrise flight and champagne breakfast via hot air balloon over the Red Center ($239/pp)

~ Uluru National Park, including the Olgas, a stunning collection of 36 weathered rock domes that will glow all colors of red and purple under the setting sun

~ Magnificent Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock), where for 20,000 years, native Aboriginal tribes have worshiped this dramatic monolith

~ Cairns, including a boat ride to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral bed

~ Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in the Kuranda Village Aboriginal Park and Rainforest for demonstrations that celebrate the culture of the rainforest’s indigenous people

~ The historic Kuranda Train to the Skyrail cable car and boardwalk through the rainforest floor

~ Sydney, including the Harbor Bridge, Chinatown, Macquarie Street, the Opera House, Darling Harbor, the Rocks and world-famous Bondi Beach.

~ The bay at Manly Harbor, a suburb known for its relaxed atmosphere, world-class beaches, stunning coastal walks and buzzing cafe and bar scene, for dinner at a local restaurant

~ Long Bay Correctional Centre (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officers only)

~ An excursion to Featherdale Wildlife Park to feed kangaroos, wallabies and koalas as you sip morning tea and learn about the park’s commitment to environmental education; followed by a stop at the Sydney Olympic Park

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 1 Hour
Average Activity Level: Easy (mostly flat terrain, including paved roads and gravel paths)

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