Australian Open, the Outback, the Reef & Sydney

Experience the Open, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

12 nights from $2,280

Overview

Overview

This vacation package includes:
  • Accommodation for 12 nights in Melbourne (4), Uluru (Ayers Rock) (2), Cairns (3) and Sydney (3)
  • Reserve Seating in the Rod Laver Arena with up to 4 sessions at the Australian Open
  • Small group walking tour of Melbourne
  • Uluru Sunrise tour
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Australian GST

Land only – Does not include international or domestic flights.

Itinerary

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, Batmans Hill.

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

Take in all the tennis action. You’ll have up to 4 tickets to the tennis sessions in Reserved Seating in the Rod Laver Area.

DAY FIVE – Fly MELBOURNE to ULURU/AYERS ROCK

(via Alice Springs - Flights not included)

On arrival at Uluru you'll be transfersred to your hotel, the Desert Gardens. This evening you’ll travel out to a desert dune where you sip champagne and listen to haunting sounds of didgeridoo as you watch a magnificent sunset over Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner served under the stars. After dinner view the heavens. The resident astronomer will introduce you to the magnificent constellations, stars and planets that make up the skies of the Southern Hemisphere.

DAY SIX – ULURU SUNRISE TOUR

Travel to the sunrise viewing area at the eastern end of Uluru and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits as the morning sun slowly changes the color of Uluru. The rest of your day is at leisure.

DAY SEVEN – Fly ULURU TO CAIRNS

After check out, you will be transfered to the airport to fly to Cairns. On arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat.

DAY EIGHT - 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 NINE - AT LEISURE

 

DAY TEN – 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 Wynyard Travelodge.

DAY ELEVEN - 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 TWELVE - 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 THIRTEEN – JOURNEY HOME

(Flights not included)

Dates & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$2,280 for travel with tickets to 4 sessions of 1st or 2nd Round matches
$ for travel with tickets to 4 sessions of 3rd Round, 4th Round or Quarter Final matches
$ for travel with tickets to the Semi-Final matches
$ for travel with tickets to the Grand Final matches

Price is per person and based on twin share

For travel in January/Febraury 2017
Departs from Melbourne ends in Sydney
Subject to availability
Price is USD based at today's exchange rate
Does not include USD $30 courier fee for tickets
 

Land only - does not include airfares

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Vacation package code: 30109AU01