The Australian Open, the Reef & Sydney

11 days from $2,095

See the 2018 Australian Open, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

The Deal

Highlights

This vacation package includes:
  • Accommodation for 10 nights in Melbourne (4), Cairns (3) and Sydney (3)
  • Reserve Seating (Cat 3) in the Rod Laver Arena with up to 4 sessions at the Australian Open
  • A$200 in Australian Open merchandise
  • Small group walking tour of Melbourne
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House and Tasting Plate
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
  • Australian GST

Land only – Does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

Lanes and Arcades walking tour 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, Batmans Hill on Collins.

DAY TWO - WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

See Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

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 Finals.

DAY FIVE – Fly MELBOURNE to CAIRNS 

(Flights not included)

On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat.

DAY SIX - 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 SEVEN - AT LEISURE
 
DAY EIGHT – Fly CAIRNS to SYDNEY

(Flights not included)

Sydney 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 Hotel Ibis King Street Wharf, Darliong Harbour - just minutes from the pulsating excitement of Darling Harbour and Sydney City, and surrounded by lively restaurants, bars and cafes.

DAY NINE – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

See inside the world's most recognizable sails. Experience this miracle of architecture and engineering. A work of art that came into existence against impossible odds - to become one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world.

DAY TEN – SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISE

Cruise to spectacular Middle Harbour is a must for all visitors to Sydney. This world renowned cruise to the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour, featuring magnificent waterfront homes and parklands, gives a comprehensive view of what Sydney is all about.

DAY ELEVEN – JOURNEY HOME

(Flights not included)

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

Sydney Harbour Cruise $2,095 starting 13 January and 1st Round matches
$2155 starting 15 January and 2nd Round matches
$2,495 starting 17 January and 3rd Round matches
$2,595 starting 19 or 21 Janaury and 4th Round or Quarterfinal matches
$2,595 starting 23 January and Semifinal matches
$2,695 starting 25 January and the Women's and Men's Final matches

Price is per person and based on twin share

Category 3 seating in the Rod Laver Arena

Ask about upgrading to Category 2 or Category 1 seating as well as Super Row seating - even Courtside Seating!

For travel in January 2018
Begins in 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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Vacation package code: 20829AU01

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