See two of Australia’s hot spots on this luxurious eight night vacation taking in spectacular Sydney and the rainforest and Great Barrier Reef of Tropical North Queensland.
Sydney and Thala Beach Lodge Escape
11 Days, 8 Nights
Discover the beautiful beaches and famous harbour when you start your vacation with four nights in Sydney. Experience this beautiful city and soak up the lifestyle and spectacular views of the city skyline, the glistening harbor, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. With more than 30 golden beaches stretching north and south, all within 20 minutes of the city center and a climate that never really gets cold, life in Sydney is spent outdoors, walking, sightseeing and relaxing in delightful cafes and restaurants overlooking glistening blue waters
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth will be your base for your time in Sydney and it is ideally situated in the heart of the Central Business District and is within walking distance of many of Sydney’s major icons and world famous attractions.
Sydney is bustling with cultural events, shopping discoveries, culinary delights and adventure thrilling tours.Venture under the sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House with a tour taking you inside the history, stories and magic of this world-class performing arts venue. Also included in your vacation package is entry to two of Merlin Entertainment’s Sydney attractions. Choose from Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, The Sydney Tower Eye, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary and Madame Tussauds Sydney. Take this opportunity to get up close to some of Australia’s most loved and feared animals or take in the view from Sydney Tower Eye or come face to face with some celebrities in the heart of Sydney.
Next stop is Port Douglas, in Tropical North Queensland, just an hour’s drive from Cairns via a spectacular coastal road surrounded by forest and the Coral Sea. It is the place where glittering green merges into blue; the only place on Earth where two World Heritage-listed jewels exist; the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.The relaxed seaside village ambiance blends superbly with the vibrant atmosphere of tropical style and sophistication. It captures visitors by the heart and has made Port Douglas a favorite international destination.Soak up the sunshine on the beach, stroll among the village shops, galleries, historic buildings and the seaside Sunday market. Play a round of golf, visit a rainforest wildlife center, relax over sundowner drinks at a boardwalk café, or dine on a delicious tropical dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.
Beautiful Thala Beach Lodge, located just south of Port Douglas will be your home for four nights. Sitting spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and offering deluxe timber bungalows built high on stilts nestled into the forest canopy.
Port Douglas is the closest gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder abundant with incredible biodiversity. Colorful coral gardens of every shape and form, home to an abundant array of tropical marine life. Included is a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef aboard Poseidon featuring snorkeling, marine talks and a guided tour of the Reef.
- Stay in a tropical forest
- Spend time in the harbour city of Sydney
- Jump in and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
- Roundtrip flights aboard Virgin Australia from Los Angeles to Sydney
- Flight between Sydney and Cairns on Virgin Australia
- 4 nights in Sydney at the Sofitel Wentworth in a Classic Room
- Sydney Opera House backstage tour
- Entry to two Merlin Entertainment attractions (Choose between - Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, The Sydney Tower Eye, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, Madame Tussauds Sydney)
- 4 nights in Port Douglas at Thala Beach Lodge in a Eucalypt Bungalow with daily breakfast
- Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef aboard Poseidon with Snorkeling
- Bottle of chilled Australian wine on arrival at Thala Beach Lodge
- Onsite guided tours by specialist staff including bird watching, nature walks, star gazing,
- Return airport transfers in both Sydney and Cairns
- Applicable fuel surcharge
- US/foreign taxes and fees including Sep 11 Security Fee
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01 May - June 8, 2014 & July 24 - August 20, 2014
From $3499* per person based on double occupancy
*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplements apply. Valid for departures May 1, 2014 - June 8 & July 24 - August 20, 2014. Advertised price reflects low season travel dates. Seasonal supplements apply outside low season. Must be booked by March 10, 2014. Black-out dates apply and include 16 - 29 May, 2014. Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are current at time of posting (2/12/14) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Hotels and routings are subject to change based on availability. EMC fee of AUD$6 pp is not included and is payable direct on the day of Great Barrier Reef tour. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices. VISAS ARE REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 53
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