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Location: Australia: Sydney & Melbourne
Price: starting from $2,129 pp

Australian Escape

10 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne

Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, “You’re so darned friendly, you must go to friendly class!” If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now Monograms makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness yourself! On this 10-day Australia vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and private transfers to/from the airports from/to your hotels for your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: the Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your stay (in Sydney and Melbourne) to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and to help you make the most of your vacation.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive. Australian EscapeMonograms can pick you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a smile and materials to help you get settled. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll hear inside stories behind the must-see sights, like the Opera House and Bondi Beach. And never fear…we’ve scouted the city for the best place to capture a photo of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. On the third day in each city, you have a free day to explore on your own (with your Local Host support, of course). You may want to follow in Oprah’s footsteps and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge; explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts settled; or participate in a game of lawn bowling. In Melbourne, visit one of Australia’s leading opal companies or take an excursion to see the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach in the world-famous Penguin Parade.

It’s not just the cities you’ll experience on this Australia vacation. In Port Douglas, we’ll take you to the Outer Great Barrier, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. You’ll be amazed by the clarity of the water and the variety of fish that will swim all around you. You may even see a green sea turtle glide by! In your vacation package, we’ve included a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You will also have a day at leisure so perhaps take an excursion via the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda, or explore one of the markets to try locally grown mangoes and bananas.

With the time and hassles you save by letting us take care of the details, you’ve got yourself a vacation of a lifetime!

All-In-One Packages Start at $2,129 (per person, without air in 2016*)

  We’ve carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match with your style and budget.
  Local Host
In Sydney, Port Douglas & Melbourne
  Meals
  • American breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch
  Sightseeing & Activities
Sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
  Transportation
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights (intra-vacation flights not included)
  Baggage Handling
Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2016

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package to Australia includes a cruise excursion to the incomparable Outer Great Barrier Reef, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist.


DAY 1
Arrive in Sydney, Australia

Welcome to beautiful Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities.

DAY 2
Sydney

Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY 3
Sydney

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

DAY 4
Sydney–Cairns–Port Douglas

Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 5
Port Douglas. Excursion to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Port Douglas, where the evening is at leisure.

DAY 6
Port Douglas

A full day at leisure. You may wish to take a trip into the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include hiking, relaxing by your resort’s pool, or window shopping at the unique boutiques and art galleries in downtown Port Douglas, where you are sure to find a favorite souvenir.

DAY 7
Port Douglas–Cairns–Melbourne

Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 8
Melbourne

Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 9
Melbourne

Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne.

DAY 10
Melbourne

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.