The GREAT AUSTRALIAN TOUR

 
 
A 9 night Australian odyssey of unforgettable experiences, gourmet meals & lavish accommodations. Seethe jewels of Australia, from the sophistication of Sydney & charm of Melbourne, to the red sands of Uluru.Experience the grandeur of the Great Ocean Road & the vast expanses of the central Australian outback, all in one epic experience carefully created for you.
 
 
 

DAY 1. ARRIVAL & OPERA HOUSE TOUR

Upon arrival at Sydney Airport in the morning you will be met by your Tour Director and privately transferred to your hotel. For those already in sensational Sydney, you will meet your Tour Director & group at the hotel lobby for your Welcome lunch. After lunch we take a short walking tour of the City before enjoying a Sydney Opera House private tour. We have a relaxed slow paced day to allow you to adjust to jetlag. Dinner and Welcome drinks will be in the hotel restaurant tonight.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 2. SYDNEY CITY TOUR- Full Day

Sydney is full of incredibly beautiful ‘must see’ sights and landmarks that are scattered across this immense harbour city; today you will see them all. Nestled below the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the area known as ‘The Rocks’ is the birthplace of European settlement in Australia. We visit the stunning Royal Botanic gardens with the superb views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, pass by the Naval base of Woolloomooloo and the party area of Kings Cross before delving into further into the exclsuive Eastern Suburbs (home to the cities rich and famous) & reaching the South Head at Watson's Bay.

 
 
 
 
Onto Bondi- without a doubt Sydney’s and Australia’s most famous beach. Bondi is a lively neighbourhood centred around the famous beach. Enjoy some free time to grab a coffee or take a quick swim (sea water temperature raises up to 26 degrees Celsius in Feburay & March) or walk along the shore feeling the sand between your toes as the water rushes over your feet. Stopping for a walk & a photo at Darling harbour, we cross to the North side of the Harbour and go to see the beauty of Middle Harbour & the Northern Beaches. Elegant homes perched on hillsides over-look yachts moored out front. A little slice of paradise, home to picturesque lagoons and many of Sydney’s most beautiful & popular beaches, the area deserves a whole day unto itself to truly see it all. We will see Narrabeen, Collaroy, Dee Why & Freshwater (birthplace of Australian surfing), the ever popular Manly and enjoy a restaurant lunch. From the North Head at Manly we take in the remarkable view of the Harbour. See the cliffs of the South Head and the entrance from the Pacific Ocean known as the ‘Gap’ with the city skyline off in the distance.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
 
 

DAY 3. FREE MORNING & LUXURY BOAT CRUISE

Start the day with a free morning. You have time for optional activities such as an incredible scenic flight or the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. At midday the group will meet in the hotel lobby for you departure to your private luxury boat cruise of Sydney Harbour. This is the perfect way to see this beautiful part of the city in style and luxury. Lunch will be served onboard & there are ensuite bedrooms for anyone needing a siesta. Tonight, dinner is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 4. BLUE MOUNTAINS

Only 90 minutes from Sydney, the scenery of the Blue Mountains is truly magnificent. See canyons, valleys, huge vertical sandstone cliffs and any number of beautiful waterfalls trickling slowly over ancient eroded escarpments. The Blue Mountains is an Australian tourist Mecca & with that in mind we keep one step ahead of the crowd. We take you away from the crowds in our small tour vehicles to see places other companies cannot access. We give you the very best private tour so you can truly appreciate the Blue Mountains in all their splendor. See some of Australia’s plethora of unique flora and fauna and to get an understanding of Australia outside of the Concrete Jungle.Tonight we have a private transfers to & from one of Sydney's premier restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
 

DAY 5. FLY SYDNEY – ULURU. ULURU TOUR & SUNSET CANAPES

After a relaxed breakfast we take our flight to Uluru in the Red Centre, the very heart of Australia. We enjoy lunch at our hotel then take an afternoon tour of the majestic Uluru, the gigantic red monolith inside the world heritage Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. Finishing our day with canapes & a beverage as we watch the sunset on the ancient rock before returning to the hotel and enjoying a gourmet dinner at the Arnguli Grill & Restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 6. KATA-TJUTA TOUR

Our customised tour allows us to get up close with the other equally stunning & equally ancient formation inside the national park; the 36 enormous domes known to the Anangu people as Kata-Tjuta (the many heads). We lunch together, and in the afternoon you have some free time. Relax by the pool, or take a helicopter flight, and maybe book a dinner on a sand dune under the billion stars of the Milky Way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
 
 
 

DAY 7. FLY ULURU - MELBOURNE

After a relaxed breakfast we take our scheduled flight to magnificent Melbourne, Australia's capital of culture & fashion. This afternoon you will have a few hours to relax before tonight's dinner in the acclaimed Eureka 89 restaurant up the top of the famous Sky Tower over looking Melbounre's city centre and the Yarra River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 8. GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOUR

We check our bags with the hotel and take only what we need for our overnight stay at Port Campbell on the world famous Great Ocean Road. Today we travel one of the world's most scenic coastal drives. Be witness to the magical 12 Apostles, towering, magnificent rock stacks that rise up out of the Southern Ocean, get up close to native wildlife, feast on the action of the spectacular surf breaks, walk in pristine rainforests and pass by misty waterfalls along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. Take an optional helicopter flight if you like but tonight we will all witness the sunset into the ocean by some of the most dramatic coastline anywhere on Earth.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
 

DAY 9. GREAT OCEAN ROAD & MELBOURNE CITY TOUR

Today we complete our tour of the Great Ocean Road & the return to our hotel in Melbourne. After lunch we have a half day tour of Melbourne before you have dinner at leisure back in the big city. Tonight you have the option to visit Australia's largest stadium to see an Australian Football (not soccer) game- available March to September.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DAY 10. DEPART MELBOURNE

After breakfast & 9 night's together it is sadly day number 10- departure day. We take our private transfer to the airport and say our farewells.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS: We give you more than any other tour!

  • 10 days guiding services of an Experienced Australian Tour Director fluent in your language
  • Personal greeting by Tour Director at Airport upon arrival
  • Private transport in luxury vehicles
  • Orientation meeting & drinks with Group on first night
  • Breakfast at accommodation every day
  • Small group of maximum 12 persons
  • 9 nights luxury accommodation
  • 6 Private Airport Transfers
  • 8 gourmet lunches
  • 6 gourmet dinners in select restaurants
  • 3 National Park Entries
  • 24/7 access to ACTC support staff whilst traveling in Australia
  • 9 Exclusive Private Tours (listed below)

PRIVATE TOUR LIST

1.Private Sydney Opera House Tour (Spanish Guide)
2.Sydney Walking Tour (short)
3.Full Day Sydney Luxury Tour
4.Luxury Boat Cruise on Sydney Harbour
5.Full Day Blue Mountains Luxury Tour
6.Half Day Uluru with Sunset Tour
7.Half Day Kata-Tjuta tour
8.1.5 Days Great Ocean Road Luxury Tour
9.Half Day Melbourne Luxury Tour

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

• International & domestic flights
• 3 dinners
• Telephone calls
• All items of a personal nature
• Travel insurance
• Gratuities

NOTES: This Itinerary can be taken all year round; however, we recommend our scheduled
departures as summer time in Central Australia can be very hot. While we endeavour to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities and a guide only, rather than a rigid schedule of events.

ACTC will always do our very best to deliver more than we offer; however trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, road conditions, government restrictions and other reasons beyond our control. Groups of 12 people maximum. Great Australian Tour (Escorted Group) Adult tickets start from just $10,995.00AUD per person, based on 2 passengers travelling on a shared room basis and are valid for travel until 31st Oct 2019. Price is dependent on availability at the time of booking request and dependent on actual dates of travel.

The PRIVATE GREAT AUSTRALIAN TOUR guarantees total group privacy & is available at an
additional per person cost. Minimum requirement of 2 adult tickets fully paid for any tour
Departure.

Bookings within 60 days of arrival are not guaranteed the advertised price & may be subject to
price on application.