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Highlights of Australia 12 Days - Departs Melbourne
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  • Depart Tue, Feb 28, 23
    Return Sat, Mar 11, 23
    $4,905
    * See BONUS Items Tab
  • Depart Tue, Mar 21, 23
    Return Sat, Apr 01, 23
    $4,905
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  • Depart Tue, Mar 21, 23
    Return Sat, Apr 01, 23
    $4,797
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  • Depart Tue, Apr 11, 23
    Return Sat, Apr 22, 23
    $4,986
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  • Depart Tue, May 02, 23
    Return Sat, May 13, 23
    $4,986
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  • Depart Tue, Sep 26, 23
    Return Sat, Oct 07, 23
    $4,986
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Stunning natural attractions, vibrant cities, remote regions, and friendly people...this is Australia, and on this Australia tour, you'll experience all of this and more. Start in Melbourne, end in Sydney, and overnight along the way in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and ... Read More

Duration: 12 Days
Arrive In: Melbourne
Depart From: Sydney
Quality: Tourist Class
Pace: Moderate
Breakfast: 0
Lunch: 1
Dinner: 0
Type: Escorted
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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm for a welcome meeting.
  • Day 2 MELBOURNE This morning begins with a welcome briefing to meet fellow passengers and your Tour Director. Then, enjoy a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the botanic gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
  • Day 3 MELBOURNE A full free day to explore more of on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the "Twelve Apostles" or travel to Phillip Island and witness the famous Penguin Parade. (B)
  • Day 4 MELBOURNE-ALICE SPRINGS Today, fly to the Outback and visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the Old Telegraph Station to discover how early settlers developed communications. (B)
  • Day 5 ALICE SPRINGS-ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as "Brumbies." Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne toast while experiencing one of the world's greatest spectacles--Uluru at sunset. (B)
  • Day 6 ULURU-CAIRNS Enjoy a tour at the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef." (B)
  • Day 7 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a glass-bottom-boat tour, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
  • Day 8 CAIRNS Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amid lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia's World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
  • Day 9 CAIRNS-SYDNEY Board your flight to Sydney, Australia's largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B)
  • Day 10 SYDNEY boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder--the Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the heart of . End the day with a harbor cruise along Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline. (B)
  • Day 11 SYDNEY Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of 's Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner. (B,D)
  • Day 12 SYDNEY Your vacation ends this morning. (B)
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Name: Highlights of Australia

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Melbourne

End City: Sydney

Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 lunch. 1 farewell dinner

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Tue, Mar 21, 23 Sat, Apr 01, 23
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Tue, Mar 21, 23 Sat, Apr 01, 23
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Tue, Apr 11, 23 Sat, Apr 22, 23
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Tue, May 02, 23 Sat, May 13, 23
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Tue, Sep 26, 23 Sat, Oct 07, 23
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  • Day 1 ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm for a welcome meeting.
  • Day 2 MELBOURNE This morning begins with a welcome briefing to meet fellow passengers and your Tour Director. Then, enjoy a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the botanic gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
  • Day 3 MELBOURNE A full free day to explore more of on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the "Twelve Apostles" or travel to Phillip Island and witness the famous Penguin Parade. (B)
  • Day 4 MELBOURNE-ALICE SPRINGS Today, fly to the Outback and visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the Old Telegraph Station to discover how early settlers developed communications. (B)
  • Day 5 ALICE SPRINGS-ULURU (AYERS ROCK) Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as "Brumbies." Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), a geological splendor of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne toast while experiencing one of the world's greatest spectacles--Uluru at sunset. (B)
  • Day 6 ULURU-CAIRNS Enjoy a tour at the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, "Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef." (B)
  • Day 7 CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF The world's largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet's most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Experience this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to snorkel, take a glass-bottom-boat tour, view the reef from an underwater observatory, and watch a fish feeding. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure. (B,L)
  • Day 8 CAIRNS Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amid lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia's World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)
  • Day 9 CAIRNS-SYDNEY Board your flight to Sydney, Australia's largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B)
  • Day 10 SYDNEY boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder--the Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the heart of . End the day with a harbor cruise along Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline. (B)
  • Day 11 SYDNEY Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of 's Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city. Tonight, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner. (B,D)
  • Day 12 SYDNEY Your vacation ends this morning. (B)

Name: Highlights of Australia

Brand: Cosmos

Quality: Tourist Class

Tour Type: Escorted

Start City: Melbourne

End City: Sydney

Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 lunch. 1 farewell dinner

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    • Lock in your vacation today & finance over 12 monthly payments!
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  • Day 1 : ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Please schedule flights to arrive by 4pm for a welcome meeting.
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