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Australia Roundabout


Tour Code: E55
Tour Duration: 18 Days

Australia Roundabout is an 18 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 tour include Sydney, Cairns, Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Melbourne, Hobart Tasmania, and more.

 
Tour Highlights
 
Sightseeing Highlights
Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour
Guided tour of Sydney Opera House
Tour Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
Melbourne city sights tour
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania
Explore Kakadu National Park
Enjoy Royale Service, Kuranda Scenic Train
Relax in the tropical city of Cairns

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

Finest Dining - 28 Meals Included
17 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 7 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
Welcomed on arrival at Sydney for your hotel transfer.
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. Harbor Cruise, Opera House
Enjoy a tour of Sydney and a luncheon cruise on the harbor. Tonight, we tour Sydney Opera House. (BL)

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. Tropical Cairns
Our morning flight takes us to Cairns. Tour the city on arrival - the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.
Three Night Stay: Cairns, superb Radisson Plaza Hotel on the waterfront at the Pier. (BD)

Day 7 Sat. Barrier Reef Full Day Cruise
Cruise the Great Barrier Reef aboard a catamaran. Swim, snorkel and ride in a glass-bottom boat. (BL)

Day 8 Sun. Skyrail, Kuranda Train
Ride the Skyrail Cableway, see the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers then take a scenic train ride. (B)

Day 9 Mon. Cairns, Darwin
Fly to Darwin in the Northern Territory's Top End.

Accommodation: Darwin, Saville Park Suites. (B)

Day 10 Tue. Kakadu National Park
See wild crocodiles on the Jumping Crocodile Cruise.
Accommodation: Kakadu National Park, Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. (BD)

Day 11 Wed. Darwin, Alice Springs
Visit Bowali Visitor Centre for a greater appreciation of this World Heritage area before returning to Darwin for our flight to Alice Springs.

Two Night Stay: Alice Springs Resort. (B)

Day 12 Thur. Alice Springs Town Tour
Tour Alice Springs, including visits to the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Telegraph Station. Tonight enjoy our special Camp Oven Outback dinner. (BD)

Day 13 Fri. Kata Tjuta (Olgas), Gorge Walk
Explore the domes of Kata Tjuta (Olgas) on a walk into Olga Gorge. On to Ayers Rock Resort. Dine at one of the resort's restaurants or join the 'Sounds of Silence' desert dinner (additional cost).
Accommodation: Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel, Sails in the Desert. Your home in the Outback. (BD)

Day 14 Sat. Uluru (Ayers Rock), Melbourne
Take an optional morning climb to the top of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Afternoon flight to Melbourne.
Two Night Stay: Melbourne, Sheraton Towers. (B)

Day 15 Sun. Melbourne, Tramcar Lunch
Take a sightseeing tour of Melbourne, then travel the city streets while enjoying a delicious lunch aboard the 1927 Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. (BL)

Day 16 Mon. Tasmania, Port Arthur
Arrive in Tasmania and tour the famous convict ruins at Port Arthur Historic Site.
Two Night Stay: Hobart, Wrest Point Casino Hotel. (B)

Day 17 Tue. Richmond, Hobart
Visit charming Richmond village then return to Hobart for a city tour, including Salamanca Place. (BD)

Day 18 Wed. Los Angeles
Join a morning flight bound for the United States. Arrive Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. (B and BL)

 

Departure Dates and Price (Back to beginning of itinerary)
 
Australia Roundabout
Tour Code: E55

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
Jan 18;
Please call or email for current prices.
Mar 14;
Feb 29;
   
Oct 17;
Nov 14.
   
2005
Jan 23;
Feb 20;
   
Mar 13;    

-Many dates are guaranteed - ask when booking.

-For departures after March 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

4-Day Stopover in Tropical Fiji
Add a few days to your South Pacific vacation with a four day stopover in tropical Fiji. Ask at time of booking.
Tour No. E55F inquire for add-on price.

 

 

 

 
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