13 Day Luxury Inspiring Australia

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13 Day Luxury Inspiring Australia

Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia's spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you'll remember forever.

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Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia's spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you'll remember forever.

Go snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, Witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Experience a VIP guided tour of Sydney Opera House. Travel with no more than 20 like-minded travellers. Gratuities to the Travelling Concierge is on a voluntary basis at the end of the trip.

Day by day

First Day welcome to Cairns

Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival at Cairns airport, you will be met and transferred in a private car to your resort. In the afternoon join a cocktail reception and dinner overlooking the stunning crystal clear water of the Coral Sea. WR,D)

Hotel:     Alamanda, Palm Cove

Second Day experience Daintree with the locals

Join your Aboriginal guide on an exclusive journey to discover the Daintree and gain rich insight in to the deep relationship the local Kuku Yulanji people have with their land. Learn about cultural traditions, bush foods and traditional medicine. Try your hand at traditional spear hunting techniques and if you are lucky, catch a mud crab! Enjoy a lunch in a tranquil and relaxing rain-forest setting in the Daintree. (BB,HL)

Hotel:    Alamanda, Palm Cove

Third Day we Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef

Discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef on a cruise that will take you to three secluded outer reef dive sites. Take to the water and discover spectacular coral formations and a world of unique marine creatures. Enjoy a delicious tropical lunch on board the boat. (BB,L)

Hotel:     Alamanda, Palm Cove

Fourth Day we tour Alice Springs

Tour Alice Springs to visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, both providing essential services for people living in remote Australian communities. At night, enjoy an incredible dining experience under the stars. Your host, Bob, cooks dinner in a bush oven featuring traditional outback foods. (BB,HD)

Hotel:    Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs

Fifth Day we travel to the Canyons

Travel to the Henbury Meteorite Conservation Reserve, formed when a meteor hit the earth's surface 4,700 years ago. Take a walk along the Creek Bed of Kings Canyon, perfect for observing the changing colours of the landscape. This evening you’re treated to the unique dining experience, set in the wilderness under a canopy of the southern night sky, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a four-course dinner. (BB,L,HD)

Hotel:    Kings Canyon Resort (Deluxe Spa Rooms)

Sixth Day visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park                      

For the adventurous, enjoy a 6km Rim Walk of the spectacular Kings Canyon at sunrise. Visit Curtin Springs Station at lunch time to meet locals who operate this million acre cattle property, and enjoy a barbecue lunch with them. In the afternoon, enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to witness a spectacular Uluru sunset. Enjoy gourmet canapés and wine while you watch Uluru change colour as the sun sets below the horizon. (BB,L)

Hotel:    Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

Seventh Day see the sights of Uluru and Kata Tjuta 

Wake up to an impressive sunrise over Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Then it’s off to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta     Cultural Centre for breakfast and an insight into the history of the local Anangu people. Then walk through the Walpa Gorge to see the domes of Kata Tjuta , also known as the Olgas. This afternoon take a walk around the base of Uluru and hear timeless stories, see rock art, and visit Mutitjulu Waterhole, an historical water source for the area. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner inspired by local native ingredients, at Ikari Restaurant. (BB,D)

Hotel:    Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock Resort

Eighth Day morning at your leisure then its Sydney

The morning is yours to relax and enjoy. Perhaps take a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, join a dot painting workshop, book a massage or just relax with a good book? In the afternoon fly to Sydney and on arrival at your harbour-side hotel, enjoy a drink and some canapés overlooking Sydney Harbour. (BB)

Hotel:    The Langham, Sydney

Ninth Day we visit Blue Mountains National Park

Head off on a day of discovery to World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Breathe the pristine air and discover icons such as the Three Sisters at Echo Point and Govett’s Leap Lookout to see spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. Travel off the beaten track to secluded lookouts and peaceful areas. Be rewarded with views across the valleys as far as the eye can see and picture perfect memories to take away. (BB,L,D)

Hotel:    Parklands Country Gardens and Lodges, Blue Mountains

Tenth Day we sample Hunter Valley

Travel to the wine region of the Hunter Valley for a day of good food, great wine and beautiful scenery. You’ll indulge with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch. You may like to sit in your private courtyard with a good book and bottle of wine, or even play a few holes of golf at the estate’s private vintage golf course. Tonight enjoy dinner at the resort. (BB,L,D)

Hotel:    The Sebel Kirkton Park, Hunter Valley

Eleventh Day we Cruise the Sydney Harbour

Get ready for a day on sailing on Sydney Harbour. Become part of a big boat sailing crew on board an America’s Cup yacht. You can take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you sail past the harbour’s iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Rocks district and small secluded coves surrounded by multi-million dollar waterfront homes. This evening is free for you to explore and discover one of Sydney’s incredible local restaurants.

Hotel:     The Langham, Sydney

Twelfth Day its Sydney Opera House and Sightseeing

Explore the famous Eastern Suburbs, taking a stroll along the coastal walk for incredible views over the Pacific Ocean and wild coastal cliffs. Join a VIP guided tour of iconic Sydney Opera House then enjoy a shared tasting lunch featuring delicious seafood and more at Opera Kitchen overlooking the sparkling harbour. After a free afternoon to explore, meet up with your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner. (BB,L,CD)

Hotel:    The Langham, Sydney

Thirteenth Day we bid Farewell to Sydney

Your journey concludes after breakfast with a private car transfer to the airport. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home. (BB)

Dining

Palm Cove: Dine on award winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.

Daintree: Learn about Aboriginal food customs and try your hand at hunting mud crabs for lunch! At your guide's family home, cook up your catch and dine together.

Uluru: Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine.

Hunter Valley: Taste your way through the Hunter with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch.

16 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 6 Lunches (L) and 1 Highlight Lunch (HL); plus 1 Welcome Reception (WR), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 4 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA) and 1 Dinner (DW) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

Travel Highlights

  • Great Barrier Reef: Cruise to secluded reef dive sites and snorkel the underwater gardens or relax on the sun deck.
  • Curtain Springs Station: Meet the locals who live on a million acre cattle property, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch.
  • Sydney: Take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you become part of a sailing crew on board an America's Cup yacht. It's the most exhilarating way to enjoy Sydney Harbour!

The Difference

Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.

Enjoy the unique comfort of our luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.

A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.

At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.

Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porter-age charges at hotels.

Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local titbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.

Included airfares Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh, Saigon - Hue, Hoi An - Hanoi and Hanoi - Luang Prabang. Private airport transfers between the airport and your Tour hotels.

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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