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Downunder Escorted


Tour Code: ECCA
Tour Duration: 18 Days

Downunder Escorted is a 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 Cairns, Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Adelaide Melbourne, Sydney, overnight on the unforgettable Ghan Railway, and more.

 
Tour Highlights
 
Sightseeing Highlights
Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy the luxury of Royale Service aboard the Scenic Kuranda Railway
Tour the ancient geological wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Travel and sleep overnight aboard the legendary Ghan Railway
Visit Barossa Valley wine country
Cruise Sydney Harbour
Tour Sydney Opera House
Explore Melbourne in style as you dine and travel in the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

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

Finest Dining - 30 Meals Included
17 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 10 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 Fri. Los Angeles
Board your flight from Los Angeles Airport. (D)

Day 2 Sat. In Flight

Day 3 Sun. Sydney
Meet your Tour Director on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Three Night Stay: Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel. (BD)

Day 4 Mon. Harbor Cruise, City Sights Tour, Opera House Guided Tour and Dinner
Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour followed by a city sights tour. Tonight, take a guided tour of the Opera House then enjoy fine dining in true Sydney style. (BD)

Day 5 Tue. At Leisure in Sydney
Explore Sydney today. Perhaps stroll to The Rocks. (B)

Day 6 Wed. Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas
Fly to Cairns, in northern Queensland. Drive to exclusive Port Douglas for an afternoon at leisure.
Two Night Stay: Port Douglas, Radisson Treetops Resort. Relax in this luxurious resort. (BD)

Day 7 Thur. Port Douglas, Barrier Reef Cruise
Cruise the Great Barrier Reef for a day of wonders. (BL)

Day 8 Fri. Pamagirri, Skyrail, Cairns
Enjoy Breakfast with the Birds. The Skyrail takes you above rain forest to Kuranda. See the Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers perform. Return to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, enjoying Royale Service.
Accommodation: Cairns, Radisson Plaza Hotel. (BD)

Day 9 Sat. Cairns at Leisure, Darwin
Explore Cairns at leisure. Join your flight to Darwin.
Accommodation: Darwin, Saville Park Suites. (B)

Day 10 Sun. Kakadu, Jumping Croc Cruise
In Kakadu National Park, join the Jumping Croc Cruise. View ancient rock art at Nourlangie Rock.
Accommodation: Kakadu National Park, Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn. (BD)

Day 11 Mon. Bowali, Alice Springs
Call into the Bowali Visitor Centre. Fly to Alice Springs.
Accommodation: Alice Springs Resort. (BD)

Day 12 Tue. Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Tour 'The Alice' before we drive to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Explore Kata Tjuta (Olgas) on a walk.
Two Night Stay: Ayers Rock Resort, Sails in the Desert Hotel. Luxury in the Australian Red Centre. (B)

Day 13 Wed. Uluru (Ayers Rock) Base Tour
Discover Uluru (Ayers Rock) on a fascinating base tour. Tonight, dine in the desert at 'Sounds of Silence'. (BD)

Day 14 Thur. Alice, The Ghan Train Journey
Return to Alice Springs and board The Ghan for one of the world's great train journeys. Travel in first-class style.
Accommodation: The Ghan. (BD)

Day 15 Fri. Adelaide, Barossa Valley
Disembark in Adelaide. Today, explore the Barossa Valley wine region and visit Haigh's Chocolates.
Accommodation: Adelaide, Radisson Playford. (BD)

Day 16 Sat. Melbourne, Tramcar Lunch
Join a flight to Melbourne and tour the city sights. For lunch, board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, touring the 'Garden City' as you dine on gourmet fare.
Two Night Stay: The Melbourne Marriott. (BL)

Day 17 Sun. At Leisure in Melbourne
A free day to relax and explore Melbourne. (B)

Day 18 Mon. Los Angeles
Arrive Los Angeles Monday afternoon. (B and BL)

 

Departure Dates and Price (Back to beginning of itinerary)
 
Downunder Escorted
Tour Code: ECCA

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 10;
Feb 07;
Please call or email for current prices.
Mar 06, 20;    
Oct 15;
Nov 12.
   
2005
Jan 21;
Feb 11;
   
Mar 04, 25.    

-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

In order to link up with The Ghan train, the order of touring may vary.

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.

 

 
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