Tour A - 12 Days
Tour B - 12 Days
Tour C -10 Days
Tour D - 8 Days

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Itinerary - 12 days (Tour A)
Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Sydney
Land price starting from $5,475/person sharing
Single Supplement from $2,350
Airfare from Los Angeles (guideline only) - $1,950 + $400 tax

Nov 7: Arrive Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. VIBE SAVOY HOTEL

Nov 8: Melbourne sightseeing & Phillip Island
On this full day tour view fine examples of Melbourne’s architectural splendor such as Town Hall, opulent St. Paul’s Cathedral, Princess and Regent theatres, and Federation Square and visit the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Continue to Phillip Island, famous for its magical procession of the Little Penguins as they waddle ashore at sunset and the Koala Conservation Centre, with 2 tree top boardwalks which allow you to come ‘face to face’ with koalas in their natural habitat. VIBE SAVOY HOTEL. (B)

Nov 9: Melbourne / Ayers Rock
Fly to Ayers Rock and transfer to DESERT GARDENS HOTEL, featuring the unique flora of the Central Australian Desert. (B)

Nov 10: Ayers Rock
Witnessing a sunset and sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is an awe-inspiring experience. Watch the remarkable changing colors of Uluru as the sun rises over the desert landscape. Tour the base of Uluru, including a guided walk into Mutitjulu waterhole and a drive around the base of Uluru. Visit the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Later return to view sunset, so you can appreciate the changing of the colors once again, while enjoying a glass of sparkling wine. (B)

Optional Sounds of Silence Dinner:
Experience an unforgettable evening, as you enjoy champagne and canapés and culinary delights, including barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads, and classic Australian desserts under the Outback sky. While the sun sets in a blaze of reds and oranges, you are held in thrall by some of the world’s best stargazing, with the assistance of the resident astronomer.

Nov 11: Ayers Rock / Cairns
Fly to Cairns and transfer to the NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Nov 12: Great Barrier Reef Cruise
Today’s Great Barrier Reef Adventure with Great Adventures starts with a catamaran cruise to the reef where you will be able to spend three hours at an outer reef pontoon. The tour also includes coral reef viewing tour in a semi
submersible, reef education presentation, morning tea and a buffet lunch and much more. It is an unforgettable day on the reef with lasting impressions of this fabulous environment. (BL)

Nov 13: Kuranda Tour
Ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a magnificent feat of engineering, and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Frogs Restaurant and descend by kyrail Rainforest Cableway, a unique rainforest experience offering a birds eye view over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest, followed by a visit to Tjapukai, Australia’s first Aboriginal dance theatre which showcases the culture of the rainforest people of Tropical North Queensland, using the latest in illusion theatrics and technology. (BL)

Nov 14: Eclipse Viewing
Early this morning board the catamaran to Green Island. The North-Eastern beach is the preferred location to get a perfect view of the Eclipse! First contact is at 5:44 am local time with the sun 2 degrees above the horizon. The
total phase starts (2nd contact) at 6:38 local time with the sun 14 degrees above the horizon. Total phase is over (3rd contact) at 6:40 and the eclipse is over (4th contact) at 7:40 am. Following breakfast, return to Cairns where the balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Nov 15: Cairns / Sydney

Fly to Sydney and transfer to VIBE HOTEL SYDNEY, a unique hotel offering chic accommodation in the heart of Sydney.(B)

Nov 16: Blue Mountains Excursion
Enjoy an excursion to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, a natural wonderland of untamed bush, spectacular rock formations and native wildlife. See magnificent steep valleys, canyons and the famous cliff formation“The Three Sisters”. Ride the steepest incline Railway in the world down to a lush and hidden valley to explore the townships of Leura and Katoomba with its range of boutiques, art and antique galleries and cafes. Following lunch return to Sydney passing Homebush, the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can hand feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu - or enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of our friendly koalas - among one of Australia’s largest private collections of Australian native animals and bird life. (BL)

Nov 17: Sydney Sightseeing
Enjoy a highlights tour capturing the history of Sydney, stunning architecture, spectacular harbor views and the world famous Bondi Beach. View the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Travel through Chinatown, Darling Harbour, and the nightlife district of Kings Cross as well as passing through exclusive suburbs of Double Bay and Rose Bay. Later, a Sydney Harbour Cruise offers a panoramic view of important landmarks with an exquisite buffet that serves an array of fresh local seafood, hot & cold dishes, salads, desserts, cheeses & fruit. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant, followed by a visit to Sydney Observatory. (BLD)

Nov 18: Depart Sydney
Transfer to the airport for your homebound journey. (B)

November 2012
Tour A (12 Days) - Nov 7-18
Melbourne, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Sydney
Land price starting from $5,475/person sharing
Single Supplement from $2,350
Airfare from Los Angeles (guideline only) - $1,950 + $400 tax
Prices above are estimated and subject to change when 2012
rates become available in mid-2011.
Tour Includes:

• See the splendor of Melbourne & Phillip Island penguin parade.
• Witness the magnificent colors of Ayers Rock at sunrise & sunset.
• Option for a sumptuous Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars.
• Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury catamaran.
• Travel by Kuranda Rail and Skyrail to/from Kuranda
• Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal culture at Tjapukai
• Revel in the rugged beauty of the World-Heritage listed Blue Mountains
• Visit Featherdale Park for a unique wildlife experience
• Capture the history of Sydney on a city tour
• Take in the splendor of Sydney Harbour on a lunch cruise.
• Taste Australia’s finest seafood at The Waterfront Restaurant.
• Study the stars at Sydney Observatory.  
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