Australia Vacation Deal | Great Barrier Reef & Sydney Downunder
9 Days Cairns & Sydney Australia Vacation from $1,999*
- 9 Days/ 7 Nights, Australia
- Accommodation: Cairns (4 Nights), Sydney (3)
- US Domestic Flights – Available for Add-On (See pricing table)
- International Flights on Virgin Australia – Los Angeles to Brisbane, Sydney to Los Angeles
- Australian Domestic Flights on Virgin Australia – Brisbane to Cairns, Cairns to Sydney
- Day Tours Included – Cairns: Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkeling & Glass Bottom Boat, Sydney: Small Group Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour.
- Airport Transfers
To Book: 888-359-2877 (M-F, 8:30am-5pm CT USA)
Permitted US Departure Dates: Select Dates Now – December 10, 2017 & January 12 – March 21, 2018
Starting Price Reflects Travel departing the US on Monday or Tuesday
Booking Code: ST-TA45
Deal Expires June 30, 2017
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US Domestic Add-Ons
Want us to book your flight to Los Angeles for international departure? Here’s what you can expect.
|US Departure City||Price Range|
|San Francisco||$180 – $250|
|New York, Houston, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis||$300 – $400|
|Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Philadelphia||$400 – $550|
Live deeper, if not longer with a quick Australia vacation
Did you know that a really great vacation can actually make you live longer? Studies have shown that new experiences can lead to a longer life and, in fact, even seem to slow down time! And that’s a good thing if you’ve ever looked at the calendar and wondered how half of the year has flown by already. There’s just something about seeing a new place and experiencing a new culture that lets your brain slow down a bit and appreciate the little things, long after your vacation is over.
Knowing how important these experiences can be – why settle for less?
Make your next vacation an unforgettable one and visit stunning Australia.
You’ll start making memories on your Australia vacation in sunny Cairns. This sea-side city is brimming with all things Aussie.
• Safe & fun atmosphere with great food and friendly people
• Gateway to two famous World Heritage Sites – The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
• Year round sunny, sub-tropical climate
There’s never a bad time to visit Cairns and it’s the perfect place to start your amazing Australian journey.
Spend your first day exploring the city. Cairns is a tropical town with friendly locals and amazing food. Walk the esplanade and see the unique shops and cafes that make this city a regular vacation spot for tourists and native Aussies alike.
Did we mention that Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef? It’s the main reason many people make their way to the city and no wonder, this amazing site holds some hefty accolades under its belt.
• Largest living organism on the planet.
• One of the “Seven Natural Wonders” of the world.
• A UNESCO World Heritage Site (actually, the largest World Heritage Site, but who’s counting!)
You’ll see for yourself the beauty and importance of the Great Barrier Reef up close with a snorkeling cruise where you can play your own game of “finding Nemo”. Set out on a catamaran to an all-weather, docked Reef viewing platform.
You’ll have 5 hours at sea to explore the Reef at your leisure. Swim around and see schools of amazing tropical fish and the amazing rainbow of colored coral through pristine, clear water.
Like to see the reef without getting your feet wet? Try out the topside viewing areas like the Semi-Submersible, the Glass Bottom Boat and the Underwater Reef Viewing Observatory. You’ll also be treated to a buffet lunch of amazing, fresh food.
Spend your remaining days in Cairns as you wish. It’s the perfect place to laze away your days hanging out by the pool or get active with some amazing adventures. Try whitewater rafting, horseback riding, feeding a kangaroo or head to the Daintree Rainforest for some real “wow!” moments. It’s the oldest living rainforest in the world (even older than the Amazon!) and is a “living museum” of Aussie plants and animals. We have quite a few tours of the rainforest including one in Daintree where an Aboriginal guide teaches you how to spear mud crabs and cook freshly gathered seafood and one in the Kuranda rainforest, just a half hour outside of Cairns, where you can soar through the jungle on the Skyrail Cableway into a remote village then take a scenic train back to civilization.
At this point, you’ve already made a mountain of amazing memories, but your trip doesn’t end here.
Head down to Sydney and continue your Australian adventure in Australia’s oldest and most well-known world class city.
Sydney is a populous, cosmopolitan city with an endless array of things to do.
• Amazing food, cafes and shopping.
• Dense, walkable downtown center with museums, art galleries and Botanic Gardens
• Famed site of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
Start your Sydney stay in style with a Harbour lunch cruise. Hop aboard a luxury yacht for a small-group cruise with a personal touch. This isn’t your average, garishly branded tourist boat. You’ll feel like you’re aboard the personal yacht of an old friend as they share the rich history of the Harbour with you. Then, enjoy a 3-course BBQ lunch among the company of a small, exclusive group of travelers. Try on-board activities, swim, fish, kayak or simply relax and enjoy the gently sway of the Harbour beneath you.
Your remaining days in Sydney promise to be as relaxing or as active as you wish. Sydney’s guided tours are an amazing way to see some of the best sites. An Opera House Tour gives you an inside look at one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. Get your adrenaline pumping with a guided climb to the dizzying top of the Harbour Bridge for the best views.
Take a day away from the city and visit the breathtaking Blue Mountains. This National Park features incredible hikes and expansive views. Just outside of Sydney proper, the Blue Mountains are a great, accessible way to see the amazing Aussie outdoors. We have a great tour that takes you to all the best lookouts and you’ll get to pat a koala and feed a few kangaroos along the way! Crazy for wine? Take a luxury wine tour out to Hunter Valley! With rich soils fed by the Hunter, Goulburn, Williams and Paterson rivers and a temperate climate, the Hunter Valley produces some of the world’s best wines and has some of the oldest vine stocks in the world.
Whatever your pleasure, we can match you with a tour in Sydney that will satisfy.
Don’t settle for another humdrum vacation.
We get a precious few opportunities for vacations. You want your Australia vacation to be a memorable one. Don’t let a planning misstep overshadow the whole trip. We’ll put the pieces together for you to ensure you an amazing trip and memories to last a lifetime.
A good vacation can be life changing. So, set your sights on Australia and let us create your next amazing experience Down Under.
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