Australian Open, Barossa Valley, the Reef & Sydney

14 days from $3,495

Experience the Open, Australia's best wine region, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

The Deal

Overview

This vacation package includes:
  • Luxury accommodation for 13 nights in Melbourne (4), Adelaide (3), Palm Cove (3) and Sydney (3)
  • Reserve seating in the Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open (Category 3 seating)
  • Kangaroos & Koalas in the wild tour
  • MOrning tour of the Adelaide Central markets
  • Full day private tour of the Barossa Valley to explore Australia's most famous wine country
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Yacht cruise on Sydney Harbour including lunch
  • Small group deluxe tour of the Blue Mountains
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan
  • Australian GST

Land only – Does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

DAY ONE - WELCOME TO MELBOURNE!

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your hotel, the Crown Promenade Hotel.

DAY TWO - KANGAROOS, KOALAS AND AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE, IN THE WILD

See Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild! Interact with wild animals in their natural habitats on this full day, fully inclusive small group eco-tour, led by an experienced Wildlife Guide.

DAY THREE & FOUR - THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN

The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January as the world’s best players battle it out for the first Grand Slam® title of the year.

Depending on your travel date, you’ll have either 4 tickets to the early rounds or Quarterfinals; or tickets to the Semifinals, or tickets to the Women’s and Men’s Final in Reserved Seating in the Rod Laver Area. (Category 3 seating)

DAY FIVE – Fly MELBOURNE to ADELAIDE

(Flights not included.)

WELCOME TO ADELAIDE!
Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia's capital city, is renowned for its compact size and accessibility. This safe and clean city is only one square mile, yet boasts many distinctive attractions. You'll be transfered to your hotel, the Crowne Plaza Adelaide.

 

DAY SIX - MORNING TOUR OF ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET

A sensory and interactive gourmet waking tour with local food expert through the Adelaide Central Market. Since 1869, the Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australia, a state full of premium food and wine producers, chefs and food lovers. Visit stallholders, taste many foods and experience the exciting buzz of the market..

 

 

 
DAY SEVEN - PRIVATE WINE TOUR

This is a personally escorted journey that takes you into and behind the scenes of some of Australia’s finest vineyards and includes comprehensive tastings and lunch. Tours based on 8 hours duration.

DAY EIGHT – Fly ADELAIDE to CAIRNS

(Flights not included)

On arrival you’ll be transferred to Palm Cove - a serene village north of Cairns, set amidst an idyllic stretch of beach and luxurious resorts. You’ll stay at the Pullman Sea Temple Resort & Spa – the ultimate in luxurious, sophisticated accommodation and a tranquil escape, located right on the beach.

DAY NINE - GREAT BARRIER REEF CRUISE

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater.

DAY TEN - AT LEISURE

 

DAY ELEVEN – Fly CAIRNS to SYDNEY

(Flights not included)

WELCOME TO SYDNEY!

Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

One arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel, The Grace Hotel. Sydney's elegantly restored, heritage-listed art deco hotel right in the heart of the city.

DAY TWELVE - YACHT CRUISE ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Today, come aboard and experience what it is like to "cruise like a local" on one of the most spectacular harbors in the world, with your local, friendly Australian hosts. Your personalized, tailor-made, 4-hour Sydney Harbour cruising experience will give you the opportunity to swim, fish, kayak, relax or sunbathe, with fabulous sight-seeing opportunities. Included in your tour today is a gourmet Australian BBQ lunch, with regional wines & local beers, plus 5-star service.

DAY THIRTEEN - DELUXE BLUE MOUNTAIN ECO ADVENTURE

Take a real Australian journey into the heart of a unique World Heritage Region. From temperate rainforests to towering sandstone escarpments, you'll see it all. Departing the city, you arrive at Featherdale Wildlife Park where you enjoy a special environment free of other tourists. Our lunch destination is in the heart of the Blue Mountains, where we relax to enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch. We stop for views of the famous 3 Sisters away from the crowds. See kangaroos in their natural environment while enjoying a complimentary glass of champagne or fruit juice.

DAY FOURTEEN – JOURNEY HOME

(Flights not included)

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$3,495 for travel and tickets to 4 sessions of 1st or 2nd Round matches
$3,695 for travel and tickets to 4 sessions of the 3rd or 4th Round matches
$3,845 for travel and tickets to 4 sessions of the Quarterfinal matches
$4,045 for travel and tickets to the Semifinal matches
$4,135 for travel and tickets to the Women's & Men's Final matches

Price is per person and based on twin share

For travel in January 2018
Departs from Melbourne ends in Sydney
Subject to availability
Price is USD based at today's exchange rate

Land only - does not include airfares

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