GLOBUS 2023: Independent Wonders of Australia (IPD1)

14 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne

 
Walkabout?it's when Australian Aborigines go on a long journey by foot far from cities and towns. Your 'walkabout' won't be on foot and far away from civilization, but it will give you a chance to learn about the Aborigines as well explore some of Australia's most exciting cities. And no one brings you Australia like Independence by Globus! In this 14-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for all your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: our Globus Local Host, who is there for you in the cities throughout your stays, ensuring everything runs smoothly and helping you get the most out of your trip. You'll have a Local Host in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Sydney, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will have a warm welcome for you as well as a packet of materials to help you get settled and start exploring immediately. In both Sydney and Melbourne, we've arranged for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. In Sydney, your tour includes stunning Bondi Beach and a photo stop at Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, we'll take you to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park Lake, and more-plus, we'll entertain you in both cities with insider stories and little-known secrets. A free day in each city gives you the opportunity to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host). Perhaps watch the world-famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, visit the Old Melbourne Gaol to see where 130 hangings took place, browse the many shops in Sydney's Darling Harbour, or join celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz, and Prince Harry in climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

From the laid-back port town of Cairns, we'll take you on a cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You'll be able to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. A definite trip highlight!

On this vacation, you'll also learn about the native cultures. You'll enjoy a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre with its amazing collection of art and crafts from the Anangu people. Outside of Darwin, we've arranged for a full-day excursion to Kakadu National Park, where a guided walk will show you the ancient Aboriginal rock art, and a visit to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre will give you the opportunity to learn about the cultural significance of the park.

With these sights, as well as the other sightseeing we've included and the transportation we've arranged, and the time you save by letting us take care of the details for you, you've got yourself the vacation of a lifetime with the I-Time you deserve!

Call 1 (800) 658-0869 for more information or to book today! Mention code 16761281

Tour Operator
Globus
 
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Sydney
- Welcome to Sydney! The rest of the day is at your leisure. Your Globus Local Host will make contact with you and meet to discuss your vacation, answer questions, and give suggestions to make the most of your stay.
Day 2Sydney
- Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in Sydney by many.

(B)

The afternoon is at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
Day 3Sydney
- Today is at leisure. You can explore on your own or choose from a selection of optional activities.

(B)

You may wish to take a cruise on Sydney Harbour or climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views; spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia's best wines; or join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House.
Day 4Cairns
- Fly to tropical Cairns and enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. The remainder of the day is yours to start exploring.

(B)
Day 5Cairns
- Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran for a cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Late this afternoon, return to Cairns.

(B,L)
Day 6Cairns
- A full day at leisure.

(B)

You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world's oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include strolling the Esplanade, relaxing by your resort's pool, visiting Harley's Crocodile Adventure, or shopping for a special souvenir at the Cairns Night Markets.
Day 7Darwin
-Fly to Darwin at the top end of Australia.

(B)
Day 8Darwin
- Depart Darwin for a full-day excursion to Kakadu National Park. Upon arrival, take a guided walk around Nourlangie Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. Then, take a guided cruise on Kakadu's famous wetlands for a chance to see crocodiles in the wild. You will also stop at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn more about the cultural significance of the park. Return to Darwin this evening.

(B,L)

NOTE:
On Mondays & Thursdays, December-March, sightseeing to Kakadu National Park is not available. On Mondays, alternative sightseeing to Katherine Gorge will be given and on Thursdays, alternative sightseeing to Litchfield National Park will be given.
Day 9Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- Today, fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

(B)
Day 10Uluru
- Rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to Walpa Gorge for a guided walk through Kata Tjuta.
- This afternoon, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings, and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru.
- Finish the day at 'Sunset Strip' for a drink & canapes, and to witness the changing colors of the rock.

(B)
Day 11Melbourne
- Fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

(B)
Day 12Melbourne
- Morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick's Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Melbourne Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform.

(B)

The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to visit stroll along the Yarra River, shopping on Bourke Street, tour the Old Melbourne Goal, once home to Australia's notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly, or just relax at one of Melbourne's famous coffee cafes.
Day 13Melbourne
- Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities.

(B)

Join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the magnificent 12 Apostles, or explore the hidden lanes and arcades of the city.
Day 14Melbourne
-Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)
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