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Australia Escorted


Tour Code: E14
Tour Duration: 14 Days

Australia Escorted is a 14 Day tour from North America that is Fully Escorted in Australia. Your APT Tour Director will meet you on arrival "Downunder", introduce you to your fellow travelers, and escort you from beginning to end on your unforgettable South Pacific adventure.

Cities you will visit while on this premier tour include Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Cairns, Dunk Island, and more.

 
Tour Highlights
 

Sightseeing Highlights
Cruise on magnificent Sydney Harbour
Guided tour of Sydney Opera House
Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
Two nights on tropical Dunk Island
Tour Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Enjoy Royale Service, Kuranda Scenic Train
Explore the city of Melbourne
Relax in the tropical city of Cairns

Superior Accommodation
Centrally located hotels in key locations with more multi-night stopovers

Finest Dining - 24 Meals Included
13 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 8 dinners - Freedom of Choice Dining (D)

Feature Benefits
Tour prices include all touring as listed plus all air from North America and within Australia
Cultural Touring Experiences

 

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Legend:
   B = Breakfast    L = Lunch    D = Dinner 

Itinerary
(Departure dates and pricing below itinerary)
 
Day 1 Sun. Los Angeles
Board an evening international flight for Australia. (D)

Day 2 Mon. In Flight
Cross the international dateline and 'lose' a day.

Day 3 Tue. Arrive Sydney, Australia
Arrive in Sydney for transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director tonight at a special Welcome Dinner.
Three Night Stay: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. From your room, you will enjoy guaranteed views of Sydney Harbour and its magnificent Opera House. (BD)

Day 4 Wed. Sydney Harbour Cruise
See Hyde Park, Kings Cross and Bondi Beach as we tour the city. Join a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour, then dine at the famous Opera House. (BLD)

Day 5 Thur. At Leisure in Sydney
Relax and enjoy Sydney at your own pace today. Perhaps take an optional sightseeing tour to Canberra or the Blue Mountains (own expense). (B)

Day 6 Fri. Melbourne, Tramcar Restaurant
Fly to Melbourne and enjoy a sightseeing tour before joining the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for dinner.
Two Night Stay: Melbourne, Sheraton Towers Southgate, luxury on the vibrant riverfront. (BD)

Day 7 Sat. At Leisure in Melbourne
Perhaps take a tour along the Great Ocean Road or to see the penguins at Phillip Island (own expense). (B)

Day 8 Sun. Alice Springs
Fly to Alice Springs and take a tour on arrival, including the Royal Flying Doctor Base.

Day 9 Mon. Camel Farm, Kata Tjuta (Olgas), 'Sounds of Silence' at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Try camel riding at a camel farm (own expense). Travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and visit
Kata Tjuta (Olgas). As the evening sun sets on Uluru (Ayers Rock), enjoy the 'Sounds of Silence' dinner.
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel, Sails in the Desert. Luxury in the desert. (BD)

Day 10 Tue. Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns
Walk around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), viewing galleries of Aboriginal rock art before our flight
to tropical Cairns. Tour the city sights on arrival.
Accommodation: Cairns, Radisson Plaza Hotel at the Pier, right on the waterfront. (B)

Day 11 Wed. Dunk Island
We cruise to our island home for the next two nights, tropical Dunk Island. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your own pace.

Two Night Stay: Dunk Island, Garden Cabanas. (BD)

Day 12 Thur. Great Barrier Reef Cruise
The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is a sight to behold as you spend the day at Beaver Cay. You can swim, snorkel and join the semi-submersible vessel to view the colorful coral and tropical fish. (BLD)

Day 13 Fri. Pamagirri Dancers, Wildlife, Scenic Kuranda Train, Cairns
Departing Dunk Island, we travel north and ride the Skyrail over the rain forest. See the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers perform, visit the wildlife park and ride the Scenic Kuranda Railway down the range.
Accommodation: Cairns, Radisson Plaza Hotel at the Pier, right on the waterfront. (BD)

Day 14 Sat. Los Angeles
A morning flight bound for the United States. Arrive in Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. (B and BL)

 

Departure Dates and Price (Back to beginning of itinerary)
 
Australia Escorted
Tour Code: E14

Fully inclusive air/land tour prices include all international and domestic airfares in Australia and are based on flights starting and  finishing in Los Angeles (US$) and Vancouver (Cdn$).

 Departure Dates US$ Cdn$
2004
Feb 15;

Please call or email for current prices.

Mar 07, 21;
Apr 04;
   
Jul 18;
Sept 26;
Oct 17, 31;
Nov 14, 21, 28;
   
Dec 26.    
2005
Jan 16;
Feb 13, 20;
   
Mar 06, 13, 20;
Apr 03.
   

-Many dates are guaranteed - ask when booking.

-For departures after April 2005 please inquire.
-Single Supplement may apply.
-Land Only tour prices available upon request.
-Special add-on airfares from US and Canadian cities available upon request.
-Air taxes and departure taxes not included.
Additional Information

Extend Your Vacation With a Stopover in Tropical Fiji

Indulge yourself and add a few days to your South Pacific vacation with a three day stopover in tropical Fiji. Enjoy the warm, clear blue Pacific waters and unspoiled sandy beaches of this island paradise. Your three day stopover includes two nights accommodation, airport transfers, a cruise and a barbecue lunch on the second day.
 

 

 

 
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