Follow the sun from Sydney's cobblestoned Rocks to the startlingly beautiful Whitsundays – a serene meander up Australia's eastern coast At Leisure, tracing Aboriginal Dreamtime paths through Ngadiku Gorge, kicking back on tropical Hamilton Island and slapping a juicy steak on the Barbie in true Aussie style.
Board your overnight flight to Australia (not included).
Cross the international date-line.
9 nights, 9 hot buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, On-trip transport, .
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|3 Nov 17||14 Nov 17||$3,225pp||Request Quote|
|5 Jan 18||16 Jan 18||$3,225pp||Request Quote|
|26 Jan 18||6 Feb 18||$3,225$2,903pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|23 Feb 18||6 Mar 18||$3,225$2,903pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|23 Mar 18||3 Apr 18||$3,225$2,903pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|7 Sep 18||18 Sep 18||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|5 Oct 18||16 Oct 18||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|2 Nov 18||13 Nov 18||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|30 Nov 18||11 Dec 18||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|4 Jan 19||15 Jan 19||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|25 Jan 19||5 Feb 19||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|22 Feb 19||5 Mar 19||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
|22 Mar 19||2 Apr 19||$3,495$3,146pp||Early PaymentPay by Jan 11||Request Quote|
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $1,250.
Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intratrip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfill the trip itinerary: Day 6 from Sydney to Hamilton Island - QF866; Day 8 from Hamilton Island to Cairns - QF2504. Grand European Tours guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the vacation.
U.S. citizens traveling to Australia must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. Australia also requires an electronic visa which is obtained at the time of your airline ticket purchase.
You will be using the Australian dollar on your trip. You can use your debit or credit card for purchases. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Food in Australia is innovative and diverse. As an island nation with strong agricultural traditions, culinary traditions here are guided by local ingredients and seasonal variations, as well as international influences. You’ll find a variety of seafood including fresh oysters and crab, grilled steaks and lamb chops, meat pies, and fish and chips.
It is not customary to tip at restaurants in Australia. If you would like to reward good service when dining out it’s appropriate to leave 10 percent gratuity for your waiter.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend the equivalent of $4 per person/per day for your driver and $6 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is the equivalent of 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
We suggest bringing a variety of comfortable, lightweight clothing that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Sturdy walking shoes are important. Insect repellent and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and reusable water bottle. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
Receive the latest news, announcements, special offers, and more on Grand European Travel vacations! Simply fill in the form below and submit to be added to our mailing list.Sign Up #0072bb