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The price displayed includes flights as stipulated in the itinerary, and does not include travel insurance, additional transfers, or pre and post accommodation.
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Perth
End Destination
Sydney
  • Cruise the picturesque Swan River between Perth and Fremantle
  • Experience two nights at the Pullman Cairns International
  • Travel by catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive activity platform
  • Soak in the lush setting of Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas
  • Set off on a leisurely sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Explore the striking rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge
  • Discover the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne over three nights
  • Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef, enjoying exclusive access to a stunning coral reef location and an abundance of activities
  • Immerse yourself in the delights of the renowned Yarra Valley wine region
  • Step inside the Sydney Opera House to discover the stories, history and magic of this architectural masterpiece
What's included
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All flights within Australia
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard spacious, luxurious coaches
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • Dedicated tour director and professional drivers
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Itinerary
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Day 1
Depart London
Head to London Heathrow for your flight to Perth.
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Day 2
Arrive Perth, Fremantle
On arrival at Perth Airport today, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the colourful port city of Fremantle. After time at leisure to settle in and familiarise yourself with your picturesque surrounds, enjoy a memorable Welcome Reception this evening. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet your Travelmarvel Tour Director and get to know your fellow travellers.
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Day 3
Perth, Swan River Cruise
This morning following breakfast, you’ll travel by coach into Perth, the sun-blessed capital of Western Australia. During a fascinating guided sightseeing tour, discover some of the city’s many fascinating highlights, including the untouched bushland, Botanic Gardens and walkways of the beautiful Kings Park, overlooking the city. Like a Local - afterwards, return to Fremantle on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque Swan River. Located at the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle is famous for its wonderfully idyllic beaches, as well as its spectacularly well-preserved colonial architecture.
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Day 4
Fremantle at Leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure to further explore this beautiful coastal port city. Perhaps visit the fascinating Western Australian Maritime Museum; explore the numerous historic buildings on a stroll around the harbour; or discover the vibrant atmosphere of the fast-paced Fremantle Markets. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the two exciting Select Experiences available. On the first, take a cruise to the historic Swan Valley Wine Region and enjoy a tasting of some premium local wines. Or perhaps spend the day on beautiful Rottnest Island - Western Australia’s premier island destination (both at own expense).
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Day 5
Fremantle, Perth, Alice Springs
Leaving Fremantle following breakfast this morning, transfer back to Perth Airport for the flight to the red heart of Australia, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Nestled between the MacDonnell Ranges, this iconic Outback town is the geographical centre of Australia made famous by its rich pioneering history and enchanting ancient indigenous culture. A major hub in Australia’s red centre, Alice Springs also acts as the main access point for Uluru.
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Day 6
Alice Springs
Early this morning, you may like to take an awe-inspiring balloon flight over the desert at sunrise (own expense), before joining the rest of the group to enjoy panoramic views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill. Enjoy the remainder of the morning at leisure. Like a Local - visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air. This evening, perhaps take a camel ride at sunset (own expense).
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Day 7
Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
The Australian Outback comes to life today as you travel through rugged landscapes to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Discovered by explorers in 1872, Uluru is one of Australia’s most famous and sacred sites. Visit the rock domes and peaks of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk to Walpa Gorge. Like a Local - enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Uluru. Tonight, there is the opportunity to join a unique Select Experience - the Sounds of Silence Dinner - where you’ll dine on Australian delicacies whilst seated under the canopy of the desert night (own expense).
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Day 8
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns
Like a Local - this morning, marvel at the magnificent sunrise over Uluru and take a guided tour around the base of this famous monolith, viewing ancient caves and fascinating indigenous rock art sites. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a dramatic change of scenery as you fly from the heart of Australia’s Red Centre to the sparkling blue waters and lush green rainforests of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Special Stay - enjoy a four-night escape at the Pullman Cairns International in a stylish room with mountain views. After time to settle in, the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.
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Day 9
Great Barrier Reef
Like a Local - experience a real tour highlight today as you cruise from Cairns by fast catamaran to Reef Magic’s exclusive reef activity platform and enjoy five hours amidst the colourful coral and marine life. While you’re here, snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, walk through the underwater observatory, join a guided tour on the semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or simply relax on the spacious sundeck, before enjoying a lunch of local specialities on board. On return to the mainland, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Day 10
Cairns, Port Douglas

Farewell Cairns and take a short drive north to idyllic Port Douglas. This patch of paradise is the meeting point of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Special Stay – relax in the open spaces and lush gardens of Peppers Beach Club.

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Day 11
Port Douglas

Today is yours to relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds. Perhaps explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree National Park, home to the world’s oldest living rainforest, or ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda (both at own expense).

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Day 12
Port Douglas, Melbourne

Return to Cairns and fly south to Melbourne. With its cutting-edge designs and heritage architecture, spacious parks and village-like suburbs, fabulous arts and world-class sporting action, you’ll quickly learn why this city is considered one of the most liveable in the world.

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Day 13
Melbourne
Today, explore the city’s highlights on a sightseeing tour, including the quaint Cook’s Cottage, lively Federation Square and the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to explore the city at leisure. Or you may wish to join an enchanting Select Experience to witness the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island (own expense).
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Day 14
Melbourne at Leisure
Today is completely free for you to explore Melbourne at leisure. You may wish to take a sightseeing cruise on the Yarra River to enjoy unique views of the Melbourne skyline; discover the breathtaking coastal scenery, native flora and fauna, and intriguing towns along the Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour; or enjoy a memorable dinner aboard the historic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant (all at own expense).
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Day 15
Melbourne, Sydney
Enjoy one last morning to take in the sights at your leisure before heading to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Special Stay - transfer to your hotel, just a short stroll from Darling Harbour. Wrapped around a spectacular harbour, this glamorous city is home to the instantly recognisable Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
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Day 16
Sydney
Discover a selection of Sydney’s most incredible sights on a guided city tour this morning. Like a Local - during the day you’ll take to the water for a relaxing cruise on Sydney Harbour, then step inside the Sydney Opera House for an enchanting guided tour. A Taste of Australia - your day culminates with a traditional fish ‘n’ chip dinner on Bondi Beach this evening.
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Day 17
Sydney at Leisure
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore as you choose. Alternatively, you may like to head to the awe-inspiring Blue Mountains National Park; or savour fine wines and explore the stunning gardens of the Hunter Valley (both at own expense).
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Day 18
Sydney at Leisure
Appreciate a further day at leisure, or perhaps join one of our Select Experiences. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sydney’s famous coast and waterways aboard a seaplane; or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge to discover the scale and grandeur of this inspiring global icon (both at own expense). This evening, enjoy a Farewell Drink and Dinner.
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Day 19
Depart Sydney
Following a day at leisure, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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Day 20
Arrive London
Your tour concludes this morning on arrival at London Heathrow.
Additional Information
Additional Information

Upgrade Your Stay in Cairns

  • To truly immerse yourself in the lifestyle of Far North Queensland, choose one of the following multi-destination stay options during your four nights in the region
  • 1. Port Douglas
  • Following two nights in Cairns, drive just  an hour north for two nights in idyllic Port Douglas, a tropical paradise where the rainforest meets the calm waters of the  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • 2. Palm Cove
  • Stay overnight in Cairns before spending  three nights at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa in the sophisticated beachside village of Palm Cove, less than  30 minutes drive north of the city

Upgrade Your Stay in Sydney

  • Upgrade to a Deluxe Corner Room at the  Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney in the heart  of the city

Extend Your Journey

  • Why not extend your adventure Down Under and explore New Zealand? Escorted by our expert Travelmarvel Tour Directors, you’ll see the incredible sights, monuments, national parks, wildlife and cities across Australia & New Zealand over 36 magnificent days. It's the ideal way to maximise your time whilst discovering the very best of both countries. Take advantage of our seamless connections
Trip notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include return scheduled flights from London Heathrow, flights between Perth and Sydney, as well as all airport taxes and security charges (subject to change)
  • Flights from UK regional airports may be available but often carry a surcharge
  • Supplements for solo travellers are available on application
  • Ask us about pre and post accommodation
  • Triple rooms may include a roll-way bed. Please check details at time of booking
Dining

Includes 21 meals – enjoy 17 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Feature Dinners

Your Holiday Price Includes
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All flights within Australia
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Australia
  • Travel aboard spacious, luxurious coaches
  • Stay in premium accommodation throughout Australia
  • Dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director and professional drivers
  • The additional services of expert local guides in select locations
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary
Included Experiences
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All flights within Australia 
  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 feature dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping
Included Experiences (1)
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All flights within Australia 
  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 feature dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping
Included Experiences (2)
  • Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
  • All flights within Australia 
  • Immersive Insider Experiences
  • 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 feature dinners
  • Travelmarvel Tour Director, plus local guides in select locations
  • Overseas transfers, luggage porterage and tipping
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