This fantastic Australia multi-centre holiday consits of 4 nights in Melbourne, a 6 day apostle & penguins self drive tour and 4 nights in Sydney.
Enjoy a 6 day drive from Melbourne and journey to Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, Lorne/Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.
We are currently offering £300 per person discount and a FREE Sydney sights, Kings Cross & Bondi Beach trip -A great introduction to this most multicultural, vibrant and beautiful of cities, this Sydney City Tour gives you a flavour of the culture and major attractions.
The city tour will show you the fast paced style and vibrance of this spectacular city. Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery before heading under the Harbour Bridge to Mrs MacQuarie’s Chair. Carved from a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, the site affords great views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge. Continue to The Gap where you will be treated to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and then head to Bondi, Australia’s most famous surf beach. Your tour ends with a drive through the cosmopolitan suburb of Kings Cross, Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Koalas & Kangaroos in the wild, £109 per person - See Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild and experience nature at its best on this fantastic eco tour. Visit to the real Australian bush and take a very easy walk through the gum trees, searching for koalas, wallabies, kangaroos and birds in their natural setting accompanied by a experienced wildlife guide.
Philip Island Penguin Parade, £79 per person - Experience the wonder of Phillip Island Nature Park with this half day tour to see the seals, koalas, kangaroos and of course the Little Penguins that call this island home.
Yarra Valley Gourmet Tour, £69 per person - While the Yarra Valley is a world-renowned wine growing region, wine is only half the story of this gourmet wonderland and this tour provides a fine blend of the very best of the region’s wines and other gourmet produce.
An Epicurean Food & Wine Tours vehicle will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day tour to the Yarra Valley. Journey to the Yarra Valley and visit De Bortoli Winery for a hosted tasting including the award-winning 'Noble One' dessert wine, with local and international cheese. Visit the historic Yering Station Vineyard and taste wines in the 'old winery building' and visit the Produce Store showcasing regional gourmet produce.
Arrive at Domain Chandon for lunch accompanied by sparkling and still wines. After lunch there is the opportunity for a self guided tour. View the landscape while you taste wine from Coldstream Hill's Winery followed by a visit to the 100 year old working Yarra Valley Dairy for cheese tasting including their multi-award winning Persian Fetta.
Melbourne sunrise balloon flight, £209 per person - Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over the beautiful city of Melbourne followed by a champagne breakfast at the Hilton.
Voted the World's most liveable city, Melbourne is also an excellent place to visit. With a variety of delightful gardens and iconic sporting arenas throughout the city, the dazzling blue expanse of Port Phillip, the Yarra River, and the many trams travelling through the city's high rise CBD there is so much to see and it all looks even better from above.
This early morning balloon flight will see you depart from East Melbourne before first light and head to your departure location. Here you will be given the chance to assist with setting up the balloon if you desire, or simply relax and take in your surrounds before you take off.
Your balloon will carry you over the streets and parks of Melbourne for an hour long tour of the city's sights. Once you land you will be taken back to the Hilton on the Park for your delicious champagne breakfast.
Half Day Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb, £150 per person - It's awesome ... It's high ... It's breathtaking ... It's waiting ...
BridgeClimb is a small group adventure offering the ultimate experience of Sydney with an exhilarating 3.5 hour guided Climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, day, twilight and night! A comprehensively trained Climb Leader escorts each group of Climbers, while delivering commentary on the history of the Harbour Bridge and interesting facts about Sydney. Climbers feel the excitement of making their way along the catwalk to the pylon and then setting out across the arch to the summit, where they are rewarded with a spectacular 360-degree view of one of the world's greatest harbours and greatest cities.
Full Day Sydney and Bondi City Tour (48 hour ticket), £40 per person - City Sightseeing makes it easy to explore all the things to do in Sydney. Hop On Hop Off at your leisure and change between the Sydney and Bondi tour at your convenience. There is an abundance of activities and sights to astound and enchant. Discover the Circular Quay, marvel at the Sydney Aquarium or hop off at Woolloomoolloo Bay. The extended Bondi tour now travels past Rose Bay and offers panoramic, hill-top views of Sydney.
Sydney City Sights, Kings Cross & Bondi Beach, £35 per person - The city tour will show you the fast paced style and vibrance of this spectacular city. Tour through the historic Rocks area and take in views of the Opera House, Hyde Park, St Mary’s Cathedral, Parliament House and the Art Gallery before heading under the Harbour Bridge to Mrs MacQuarie’s Chair. Carved from a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, the site affords great views of the harbour and Harbour Bridge. Continue to The Gap where you will be treated to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and then head to Bondi, Australia’s most famous surf beach. Your tour ends with a drive through the cosmopolitan suburb of Kings Cross, Paddington and the exclusive Eastern Suburbs.
Darling Harbour Experience, £148 per person - The Darling Harbour Experience ticket includes entry into Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, Captain Cook Cruise, Nick's Bar and Grill, Metro Monorail Day Pass and Madame Tussauds. Also included in this ticket is either lunch or dinner at Nick’s Bar & Grill.
Port Stephens, Nelson Bay Dunes & Dolphins, £120 per person - Head over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow the Pacific Coast through magnificent Hawkesbury River Fjord country and enjoy a morning stop at the Australian Reptile Park. Enter ‘Lost World of Reptiles’ and journey into ancient pasts. See platypus, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, friendly kangaroos, cuddly koalas and giant crocodiles. Head to the 'desert by the sea' and enjoy an off-road adventure over the sand dunes in a 4-wheel drive vehicle before searching for wild dolphins on a wonderful discovery cruise.
Sydney Classic Bike Tour, £68 per person - There is no other experience in town that shows you as much or entertains you like the Sydney Classic Bike Tour! You'll see all of the iconic sights and tons of other sights you may miss on your own. Expert guides will give you the information you need to get the most out of your trip to Sydney.
Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour, £104 per person - Visit the backstage areas of one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world as it prepares for the upcoming performances. Stand on the Concert Hall stage where some of the world's performing legends, such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Michael Bublé, Pavarotti and Australian Idols have stood. Take up the conductor's baton in the Opera Theatre orchestra pit. Peek inside the dressing rooms of the stars and hear about the secrets and real-life dramas that go on behind the curtain. Breakfast is included in the Green Room - private domain of the performers and staff.
Hunter Valley Winetaster, £110 per person - Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and view the magnificent Hawkesbury River. Wander through historic Wollombi and browse among quaint regional shops. Then spend the rest of the day discovering the Hunter Valley and sampling regional wines. Home to Australia’s oldest wine producing region, the Hunter Valley owes its fame to world class viticulturalists and fertile soils. Enjoy a private wine tasting experience at world renowned Lindemans, then visit Hunter Resort and enjoy a presentation on how the winery operates, a truly informative and educational experience. A delicious luncheon is accompanied by wine tastings – your two-course lunch will be complimented with specially chosen wines. After your lunch you have the chance to to visit Bluetongue Brewery, home of Bluetongue Beer and perhaps try a tasting paddle of the available varities (own expense). Further tastings include a visit to Oakvale Winery – be sure to taste their Australian wines. Our last stop will take you to Hunter Valley Gardens, a quaint little township within the Hunter Valley. Have free time to explore the many hidden delights in the garden village. You have the opportunity to try further tastings at the Hunter Valley Cellars.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Melbourne
Fly overnight from London to Melbourne.
Day 2 Melbourne
Arrive into Melbourne international airport. Once you have got your bags make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day relaxing after your flight.
Day 3-5 Melbourne
Enjoy 3 full days at leisure. Why not pre-book a Melbourne city tour, Melbourne is a city that is widely renowned for its gardens, history, culture, character and European-style charm, and a city tour is the best way to see all of the essentials of the capital with maximum efficiency to ensure no time is wasted. With such highlights included on the tour itinerary as St. Paul's Cathedral, Federation Square, Chinatown, Parliament House and much more, you're sure to get a true taste of the diversity that Melbourne is all about. Melbourne's Yarra River provides the perfect destination for a river cruise that will let you enjoy the views of some of the city's famous landmarks from its lovely waters. See the iconic Botanic Gardens, River Gardens and Dockland or experience a cruise at night to experience the river by moonlight while enjoying a delicious dinner in comfort and privacy.
Day 6 Melbourne to Yarra Valley
Drive via the towering forests and deep gullies of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges to the Yarra Valley. Renowned for its superb wineries, excellent restaurants, cafes and art galleries, maybe take a wine-tasting tour in one of the many cellars, or see the wildlife at the Healesville Sanctuary.
Standard: Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley (Standard Queen Room - R/O)
Day 7 Yarra Valley to Philip Island
oday, travel to Phillip Island, home to an astounding array of wildlife including Australias largest colony of fur seals. See the cuddly koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre and, thanks to your included Three Park Pass, youll also have access to the famous Penguin Parade' to watch hundreds of penguins waddle to their burrows at dusk.
Phillip Island - 3 Parks Pass with Upgrade to Penguin Plus
Standard: Continental Hotel Phillip Island (Standard room - includes continental breakfast)
Day 8 Philip Island to Mornington
A scenic drive takes you to the bays and beaches of Mornington Peninsula. Weve included a sightseeing pass so you can visit the Ashcombe Lavender Gardens, Peninsula Hot Springs and Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass
Standard: Best Western - One Four Nelson (Standard Room - R/O)
Day 9 Mornington to Lorne
From Sorrento, catch the ferry across to Queenscliff. The ferry runs hourly from 6am to 7pm, and costs approx. $65 per vehicle (not included). Now begins your journey along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Along the way see Bells Beach in the famous surfing town of Torquay, and the kangaroos of Anglesea.
Standard: Comfort Inn Lorne Bay View (Standard Room - R/O)
Day 10 Lorne to Port Campbell
This coastal section to Port Campbell has been described as one of the most beautiful and breathtaking drives in the world. Stop to see the lighthouse at Cape Otway, the Loch Ard Gorge, the broken arch of London Bridge and the Bay of Martyrs and, of course, the amazing rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, huge stone pillars carved by the power of the sea.
Standard: Best Western - Great Ocean Road Motor Inn (Standard Room - R/O)
Day 11 Port Campbell to Melbourne to Sydney
Maybe spend some time in the fishing village of Port Campbell before it's time to head back to Melbourne where your tour concludes.
Make your way to the airport and check in for your onward flight to Sydney. When you arrive make your own way to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 12 - 15 Sydney
You have 3 full days to enjoy your time in Sydney at your own pace. Suggested highlights include scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge, touring the Sydney Opera House, learning to Surf at Bondi Beach or seeing the city from the skies with Sydney Seaplanes. Don’t forget to take advantage of your FREE Sydney sights, Kings Cross & Bondi Beach tour!
Day 16 Sydney to London
After some last minute sightseeing head back to the airport ready for your flight home
Day 17 London
Arrive back into the UK after an amazing holiday.