Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Australia - 2016

Australia & New Zealand
  • Duration: 20 days
  • Board Basis: Room Only
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALASS

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

​This awe-inspiring 20-day tour is the perfect introduction to Australia as you discover it's well-known cities and famous sights.

​This awe-inspiring 20-day tour is the perfect introduction to Australia as you discover it's well-known cities and famous sights.

PRICE FROM ? £4099 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Qantas Airways
  • 17 nights in 3 to 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 2 meals: 1 lunch, 1 dinner (bush barbecue)
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Perth sightseeing tour
  • Tour of Alice Springs
  • Experience an Aussie bush barbecue
  • 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

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Perth
  • Today you will depart on your scheduled flight to Australia via Dubai.
  • DAYS 2 & 3 Perth
  • On arrival in the beautiful city of Perth early on day 3, we'll transfer you to your hotel. There's plenty of time to explore, as you stay here for a further two nights, and a half-day tour will get you started.​
  • 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.
  • DAY 5 Alice Springs
  • Today we fly to Alice Springs, set amid a vast area of natural springs and red desert. This evening, a bush barbecue experience is a great welcome and comes complete with the chance to 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 two highlights of today's tour. If you want to see more and get out in the great outdoors, an optional trip to the West MacDonnell Ranges is a possibility later.​
  • 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. 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 Rock & 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. Our day ends as 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 can 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.​
  • DAYS 10 & 11 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 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 sights here have to be Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, which dominate the picturesque harbour.
  • DAYS 13-15 Sydney
  • You'll see on your tour on day 13 that Sydney's centre is surprisingly compact. As we explore together you can tick off Bondi Beach, Hyde Park, Darling Harbour and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. The time is then yours to spend as you please. There's an excellent choice of optional excursions, including a drive to the Blue Mountains and the wildlife park where you will see koalas, possums, wombats and kangaroos.
  • DAY 16 Melbourne
  • Melbourne is our final destination, and your tour today will help you to get your bearings. You'll see Fitzroy Gardens and catch a glimpse of Captain Cook's cottage.
  • DAYS 17 & 18 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. The sight of these adorable creatures emerging from the sea and waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows is simply unforgettable!​
  • 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, via Dubai.​
  • DAY 20 UK
  • You'll arrive in the UK today.
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Accommodation

    • Travelodge Perth
    • The 4-star Travelodge 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.
    • 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 the 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.
    • 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
    • Cairns Queenslander Hotel & Apartments
    • 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 restuarant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.
    • Holiday Inn Old Sydney
    • Perfectly located for the best of Sydney''s attractions, the 4-star Holiday Inn Old Sydney effortlessly combines new and old world charm right in the historic Rocks District. The Rocks is a uniquely historical Australian quarter, where you can eat in restaurants located in some the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney.
      Set only a street back from Sydney Harbour, Holiday Inn Old Sydney is just a short stroll from the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and hence ideally located for an unforgettable experience. Circular Quay is just a few minutes'' walk from the hotel, and you can catch a ferry across Sydney Harbour to view local and exotic wildlife at Taronga Zoo or over to Manly Beach. Native plants are on show at the 30-hectare Royal Botanic Gardens, located 300 metres away and stylish boutiques in the surrounding cosmopolitan Rocks precinct. Climb the outer arch of Sydney Harbour Bridge, metres away, for stunning views across the city.
      Wireless internet is available from your guest room, our Lobby Lounge Bar and the rooftop terrace. They say a picture paints a thousand words and, by day or night, it is one of the hotels in Sydney with the most magnificent views of the world’s most beautiful harbour, Sydney Harbour. Each of the modern guestrooms come equipped with a choice of soft & firm pillows, flat screen TVs, mini fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, high speed internet access and comfortable en-suite facilities with dual pressure showerhead. Enjoy spectacular views to Sydney Harbour or an outlook onto the historic Rocks from the comfort of your room.
    • Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne
    • Conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne, Vibe Savoy Hotel is set in the heritage building offering easy access to the many attractions of Melbourne. Every room is air-conditioned and comes with en suite facilities. Spacious, bright rooms feature work desks, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and iPod docks, minibars and tea/coffee-making facilities. Rich selection of Australian dishes are offered in on-site Curve Restaurant. Other hotel amenities include a fitness centre and a bar.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​West MacDonnell Mountain Ranges
  • Daintree tropical rainforest
  • Ride on the Kuranda Railway
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains
  • Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Phillip Island's charming 'penguin parade'
  • Helicopter flight over Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge climb

Pre-bookable excursions: The 'penguin parade', Daintree Rainforest and Western MacDonnell Ranges can be pre-booked as a package from £214.

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Further Information

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