Best of Australia

 
AUSTRALIA - 09 NIGHT 10 DAYS
 
  1ST DAY SYDNEY / 2ND DAY SYDNEY (ABF,D) / 3RD DAY SYDNEY-CAIRNS (ABF) / 4TH DAY AT CAIRNS (ABF,L) / 5TH DAY CAIRNS-BRISBANE-GOLD COAST (ABF) / 6TH DAY GOLDCOAST (ABF) / 7TH DAY GOLDCOAST (ABF) / 8TH DAY GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE (ABF) / 9TH DAY MELBOURNE (ABF) / 10TH DAY DEPART MELBOURNE (ABF)
  HIGHLIGHTS
 
SYDNEY : 2 Nights hotel with American breakfast Return airport transfers Half day city tour Showboat dinner cruise
CAIRNS : 2 Nights hotel with American breakfast Return airport transfers Big Cat Green Island cruise with semi-submersible vessel, includes lunch
GOLD COAST : 3 Nights hotel with American breakfast Return Brisbane airport transfers Full day Sea World tour Full day Movie World tour
MELBOURNE : 2 Nights hotel with American breakfast Return airport transfers Half day city tour Visit to MCG
  Tour Itinerary :
 
DAY 01: ARRIVE SYDNEY
ON ARRIVAL IN SYDNEY COMPLETE YOUR IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS FORMALITIES AND THEN TRANSFER TO HOTEL. BALANCE DAY AT LEISURE.
DAY 02: AT SYDNEY (ABF,D)
MORNING PROCEED FOR THE CITY TOUR..… FIRST WE TAKE AN EXCITING MONORAIL RIDE OVER THE CENTER OF SYDNEY CITY. THEN THE COACH TOUR COMMENCES… VIEW THE OPERA HOUSE; HARBOUR BRIDGE & CITY SKYLINE; KINGS CROSS; MACQUANE LIGHTHOUSE; CHINATOWN; BONDI BEACH INCLUDING SYDNEY SKY TOWER. CHECK INTO HOTEL. EVENING SHOWBOAT DINNER CRUISE WITH INDIAN MENU.
DAY 3 :SYDNEY-CAIRNS (ABF)
  MORNING BOARD YOUR COACH AND TRANSFER TO SYDNEY AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO CAIRNS.ARRIVE CAIRNS AIRPORT BOARD YOUR COACH AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL. BALANCE DAY AT LEISURE.
DAY 4 : AT CAIRNS (ABF,L)
  TODAY WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU ONE OF THE NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD - 'THE GREAT BARRIER REEF' THE WORLD'S LARGEST LIVING REEF; ENJOY SUB-SEA CORAL VIEWING FROM OBSERVATORY (FOR NON-SWIMMERS). SNORKEL YOUR WAY THROUGH & YOU WILL EXPLORE AN ENCHANTING SEA ESCAPE OF UNEQUAL BEAUTY. BUFFET LUNCH ON BOARD. RETURN IN THE EVENING.
DAY5:CAIRNS-BRISBANE-GOLD COAST (ABF)
  MORNING TRANSFER TO CAIRNS AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO BRISBANE. ARRIVE BRISBANE, BOARD YOUR COACH AND TRANSFER TO GOLD COAST. ARRIVE GOLD COST CHECK INTO HOTEL.
DAY 6 : AT GOLDCOAST (ABF)
  MORNING EXCURSION TO THE SEA WORLD. TOUR COMMENCING AT 0830HRS FROM HOTEL. ADMISSION INCLUDES, ENTRY TO ALL RIDES AND SHOWS DOLPHIN COVE; SEA LION SHOW; WATER SKI SPECTACULAR, CORKSCREW ROLLER COASTER, BERMUDA TRIANGLE ADVENTURE; VIKING FLUME RIDE; MONORAIL; SKYWAY; AQUATIC PARK; SEA AQUARIUM; SHARK ENCOUNTER; 3D MOVIE "PIRATES" (SWIM WITH THE DOLPHINS AVAILABLE AS OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITY). EVENING RETURN BACK TO HOTEL.
DAY 7 : AT GOLDCOAST (ABF)
  MORNING EXCURSION TO THE MOVIE WORLD. FIRST WE VISIT THE WARNER BROTHER'S MOVIE WORLD… ENJOY POLICE ACADEMY STUNT SHOW, BATMAN ADVENTURE, MOVIE MAGIC SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW ETC. EVENING RETURN BACK TO HOTEL.
DAY 8 : GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE (ABF)
  MORNING BOARD YOUR COACH AND TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO MELBOURNE. ARRIVE MELBOURNE AIRPORT BOARD YOUR COACH AND CHECK INTO HOTEL. BALANCE DAY AT LEISURE.
DAY 9 : AT MELBOURNE (ABF)
  MORNING A HALF-DAY CITY TOUR OF THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY INCLUDING VISIT THE FAMOUS MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND. BALANCE DAY AT LEISURE.
DAY 10 : DEPART MELBOURNE (ABF)
  BREAKFAST. MORNING TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT BACK TO INDIA.
  MEAL BASIS:
 
(B) = BREAKFAST, (L) = LUNCH, (D) = DINNER, (N) = NO MEALS
  HOTEL USED OR SIMILAR :
  SYDNEY:
 
Standard : MERCURE SYDNEY / HOLIDAY INN DARLING HARBOUR
CAIRNS :
Standard : RYDGES ESPLANADE/ RYDGES TRADEWINDS
GOLD COAST :
Standard : GRAND CHANCELLOR SURFERS PARADISE / MANTRA LEGENDS
MELBOURNE :
Standard : GRAND CHACELLOR / CITIGATE
Package Inclusive
Accommodation for a couple on twin sharing basic according to their package selected.
Indian breakfast and lunch or Dinner As per mentioned in package cost.
Transportation and sight seeing by Personal Non Ac tavera From Airport/Railway Station for the entire circuit as per package selected with kms. limit.
Ac Supplement Will Charge Extra.
Package Exclusive
Government Service Tax as applicable
Cost for optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Sightseeing entry fee & Guide charges.
Cost for service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head.
Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums, Rides, Toll Tax, Parking & Entry Tax.
Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, bottles water, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
 
WINTER AUSTRALIAN SPLENDOUR 2011-2012 - 12 NIGHT / 13 DAYS
   
  TANGALOOMA , GOLD COAS, CAIRNS, SYDNEY, MELBOURANE
  HIGHLIGHTS
 
Your Sightseeing Includes
Guided City tour with a visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground. Lunch in Melbourne Cricket Ground & Great Ocean Road in Melbourne Kuranda Rainforest with Skyrail and Great Barrier Reef Cruise in Cairns Dolphin Feeding & 4 Wheel Drive in Tangalooma Q1 Observatory Deck Movie World, Sea World and Helicopter Ride in Gold Coast Opera House from Inside, Sydney Tower, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, Sydney Show Boat Cruise & Blue Mountains with Jenolan Caves in Sydney
Enjoy an American Buffet Breakfast Everyday
Choose from a variety of Breads, Cereals, Eggs, Jams, Fruits, Juices, Tea and Coffee Enjoy Dinners at Elegant Indian Restaurants A choice of Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Meals
Your Hotels in Australia
Wild Dolphin Resort in Tanglooma Q1 Resort and Spa or similar in Gold Coast Novotel Cairns or similar in Cairns Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney Mercure Grand on Swanston or similar in Melbourne
Visa Requirements and Airport taxes
You must be in possession of a Single Entry Visa for Australia. The cost of this Visa, airline Taxes, documentation, processing, consulate fee and courier charges is payable by you amounting to INR 34,000 Ex-Mumbai, INR 40,000 Ex- Delhi / Ahmedabad / Chennai / Bangalore / Hyderabad / Kolkata for departures.
Suggested Excursions Price in AU$ - Per Person
Full Day Philip Island Adult 140. Child 140.
Surcharges for Diwali, X’Mas and New Year Departures
October 29 Adult in Twin AU$ 100. Child with bed AU$ 80. Child without bed AU$ 80. December Adult in Twin 22 AU$ 335. Child with bed AU$ 125. Child without bed AU$ 125. December Adult in Twin 26 AU$ 335. Child with bed AU$ 125. Child without bed AU$ 125.
Note:
As hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Route are subject to change without notice, no compensation will be paid for changes you may need to make in your domestic travel. Subject to RBI / GOI approval for BTQ Passengers. Applicable Surcharges on this tour (if any) are payable extra prior to your departure Certain Sightseein’s may not operate on public holidays. Kindly check with the sales team for the same.
  Tour Itinerary :
 
DAY 01: Arrive Brisbane Drive to Tangalooma Resort Enjoy 4 Wheel drive and Dolphin feeding
Welcome to Gold Coast, the entertainment capital of Australia. On arrival at Brisbane International Airport, we drive to Holt St. Wharf to board the launch for Tangalooma Resort, a relaxing 75 minutes cruise from Brisbane across Moreton Bay. Fringed on 3 sides by Moreton National Park, Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is subtly nestled amongst landscaped gardens and natural bush land, offering you a wide range of nature based and adventure activities. Relax and then get set to experience a 4 Wheel Bus Drive. You will be amazed by the sight that combines the desert and the sea, just a short distance away from each other. Dolphins swim right up to the beach, adjacent to the well-lit jetty, where they are hand fed fresh fish by Marine biologists, staff and Resort guests. Whether you are feeding Dolphins or simply watching from the jetty, the experience is unforgettable. Overnight at Wild Dolphin Resort in Tangalooma. (B, L, D)
DAY 02: Arrive Brisbane Drive to Gold Coast Q1 Observation Deck
Italian Coffee & Signature Cake on Q1 Observation Deck Today, we check out of the Resort & return to Brisbane. Our local representative will welcome and drive you to the Gold Coast - the entertainment capital of Australia. On arival, we take you to the Q1 Observation Deck located on levels 77 and 78 of Q1, It’s the world’s tallest residential tower overlooking one of the world’s longest beaches. The views from Q1 are nothing short of spectacular - across the Pacific Ocean, along the coast and west to the Gold Coast hinterland. Overnight at hotel Q1 Resort and Spa or similar in Gold Coast. (B, D)
DAY 03: Movie World
  Today, we take you to spend a delightful day at the ‘Movie World’, also called ‘Hollywood on the Gold Coast’. It is a fabulous extension of a fully operational movie studio. This morning enjoy breakfast with the stars in Movie World. From out of this world and beyond the darkness enjoy Batwing Spaceshot, the latest thrill ride attraction. It is a rapid 4.5 G vertical launch up a 60 meter tower, followed by a drop into a breathtaking negative descent - beyond freefall! Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster is a $13 million indoor rollercoaster ride inspired by the Scooby-Doo feature film. And this ride is for the ones who love speed - Superman Escape is an unprecedented Roller Coaster Ride experience which travels 0 - 100 km in just 2 seconds! Hold on tight for the most heart thumping ride of all time - ‘Lethal weapon’. Or for the light hearted enjoy the colorful and gentle rides in ‘Looney Tunes’ Village. Overnight at hotel Q1 Resort and Spa or similar in Gold Coast. (B, L, D)
DAY 04: Sea World Helicopter Ride
  Today, we take you on a full day visit to Australia’s most spectacular marine theme park, Sea World. Visit Shark Bay in Sea World! Shark Bay comprises of three main zones all allowing for unsurpassed viewing and interaction, including a touch pool, a snorkel and dive lagoon and a shark lagoon housing the world’s most feared sharks. So come and conquer your fears at Sea World’s Shark Bay - the closer you get the more you learn! Visit Sea World’s famous attraction - the Polar Bear shores. There are a whole range of rides that you can avail. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the young dolphins as they develop and grow under the protective watch of their mothers in Dolphin Nursery Pool. Enjoy spectacular views of Gold Coast beaches on a scenic helicopter ride!! Overnight at hotel Q1 Resort and Spa or similar in Gold Coast. (B, D)
DAY 05: Onto Cairns Kuranda with Skyrail
  Today, we check out of the hotel and drive to the airport for our flight to Cairns. Welcome to Cairns, a living museum of Australia. Our local representative will be waiting at the airport to welcome you. We proceed to Kuranda, a village in the rainforest on a Skyrail. Gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy in comfortable six-person gondola cabins, the Skyrail journey of 7.5 kms immerses you in an intimate rainforest experience where you’ll see, hear, smell and become part of the tropical rainforest environment. On return come back by coach. Later, check into your hotel. Overnight at hotel Novotel Cairns or similar in Cairns. (B, D
DAY 06: Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  Today, a exciting day awaits you on the the Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonder of the world. The expanse of 2000km of Coral Reef, makes it the largest of its kind in the world. See the brilliant colors and fascinating life forms of the world heritage Great Barrier Reef as you glide in your Semi-Submersible. Spend the day enjoying the most spectacular marine life and corals. Enjoy a swim or snorkel to view the coral and marine life. You can also try scuba diving, undersea walk or a helicopter ride over the scenic Barrier Reef on your own at an additional charge. For those wishing to just relax, the Green Island is the best place to be where you can explore the Green Island National Park or just relax on the white sandy beach. Overnight at hotel Novotel Cairns or similar in Cairns. (B, L, D)
DAY 07: Onto Sydney Sydney Show Boat Cruise
  Today, we drive to the airport for our flight to Sydney where our local representative will be waiting at the airport to welcome you. On arrival we check into the hotel. In the evening, get ready for a unique attraction, the Sydney Show Boat Cruise. Revel in the carnival atmosphere of Sydney Showboats’ unique live entertainment extravaganza a vibrant, fast-paced cabaret show reflecting the grandeur, glamour and splendour of the original performance genre that began in the sidewalk cafes of 19th century France. Enjoy a veg / non-veg Indian dinner on board along with a spectacular cabaret show by the Sydney Show Boat Follies. Overnight at hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney. (B, D)
DAY 08: Guided City Tour of Sydney Opera House from inside, Sydney Tower with Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World
  Today, we take you on a city tour of Sydney. We start our day with a privte guided tour of the world famous, uniquely designed Opera House. See inside the world’s most recognizable sails. The Opera house is an architectural masterpiece and Australia’s most popular sightseeing attraction. Later, we drive to see the Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Hyde Park. We stop at Darling Harbour, one of Australia’s major attractions. Also, visit the famous Sydney Tower with, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wild Life World. Overnight at hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney. (B, L, D)
DAY 09 : Full Day Blue Mountains with Jenolan Caves
  Today, we take you on a full day excursion to Blue Mountains with Jenolan Caves. Experience fresh mountain air as you rise above Sydney and enter the spectacular Blue Mountains region. The Blue Mountains is perfect for exploring the best that nature has to offer. Bushwalking, galleries, fine dining, shopping and numerous attractions. Visit the Three Sisters, the famous rock formation and one of the Blue Mountains’ most famous sights, towering above the Jamison Valley. ‘Fun!’ ‘Awesome!’ ‘Unbelievable!’ ‘Magical!’ These are words you will use to describe Jenolan Caves, as it is an experience you should not miss. Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system with 11 spectacular show caves, pure underground rivers and amazing formations, it is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world. Overnight at hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney. (B, L, D)
DAY 10: Arrive into Melbourne Guided City Tour of Melbourne
  Welcome to Melbourne - the most romantic city in Australia. On arrival, our local representative will be waiting at the airport to welcome you. Today, we take you on a guided city tour of Melbourne. See the Town Hall, Bourke Street Mall, Parliament House, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Chinatown and the Princess Theatre. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the best known landmark of Melbourne and the Mecca of Australian cricket (Lunch in MCG, subject to min 10 passengers). The rest of the day is free to explore Melbourne on your own. Overnight at hotel Mercure Grand on Swanston or similar in Melbourne. (B, L, D)
DAY 11 : Great Ocean Road
  Today, we drive to the Great Ocean Road. Experience one of the most cherished drives of your life time. You will be spellbound by the sheer beauty of the Great Ocean Road, which hugs tightly to the coast and stretches along the Southeast coast of Australia between Geelong and Warrnambool. See the world famed ‘Twelve Apostles’. Its origin is about 10 - 20 million years ago when billions of tiny skeletal fragments created limestone formations. They were later exposed to violent seas and winds that carved out these remarkable features. Overnight at hotel Mercure Grand on Swanston or similar in Melbourne.
DAY 12 : Day Free Suggested: Full Day Philip Island with Amazing Things, Chocolate Factory and Penguin Parade
  Today, the day is free to explore Sydney on your own. Or we suggest you to enjoy Full Day. Philip Running since 1991, A Maze’N Things is a unique, award winning theme park located on Phillip Island. It is a magical world of illusions, puzzles,mazes and mini golf that provides hours of fun for the whole family. In one location you can be shrunk in our shrinking room, become lost in one of our mazes or fall down the “Look Out” slide. There are activities to test your motor skills, perception and memory. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll be laughing all the way. Phillip Island Chocolate Factory is the sweetest tourist attraction on the Island. Hand made & using Belgian chocolate, the best available! Its creamy texture and slight hint of vanillin is exceptionally mouth watering. The Penguin Parade is Australia’s most popular wildlife attraction and home to the one of the largest Little Penguin colonies in the world. Every sunset, wild Little Penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows. The Penguin Parade is the best place to experience this natural phenomenon Overnight at hotel Rydges World Square or similar in Sydney. (B, D)
DAY 13: Return Home with Wonderful Memories
  Today, we proceed to the airport for our flight back home. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back happy many memories of your SOTC World Famous Tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future. (B)
 
What your Tour Price inludes
Cost of your round trip economy class air transportation.
Accommodation at the hotel mentioned or similar.
Services of SOTC Tour Manager (provided there are over 15 adult passengers traveling on the tour) or our local representative will be present.
Cost of Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour.
The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are more than 15 adult passengers travelling on tour, else an FIT supplement may be applicable.
Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fees, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Service does not accomodate
Passport, POE service charges.
Visas, airport taxes, documentation, processing and consulate charges.
Any increase in the air fare charged by the airlines on your air ticket (calculated at 1st August 2011 rates).
Cost of extension of the validity of your air ticket.
Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
Anything not specifically mentioned in the “What your Tour Price includes” box.
Important Points
As hotels / Flights / Itinerary / Route are subject to change without notice, no compensation will be paid for changes you may need to make in your domestic travel. Subject to RBI / GOI approval for BTQ Passengers.
Applicable Surcharges on this tour (if any) are payable extra prior to your departure Certain Sightseein’s may not operate on public holidays. Kindly check with the sales team for the same.