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AustraliaAustralian Open Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef

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Slide into the seat and watch match after match of master class tennis. After the games, discover the city of Melbourne and its animated nightlife - or get hyped on its coffee culture. Then, fly over the continent to the worlds most astonishing underwater phenomenon - the Great Barrier Reef. Swim with colorful marine life and learn from local experts all about what makes this reef so special. Cont...

Slide into the seat and watch match after match of master class tennis. After the games, discover the city of Melbourne and its animated nightlife - or get hyped on its coffee culture. Then, fly over the continent to the worlds most astonishing underwater phenomenon - the Great Barrier Reef. Swim with colorful marine life and learn from local experts all about what makes this reef so special. Continue to the capital of Australia - Sydney, a charming, fast paced gem of a city stuffed full of beach vibes!

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    City
  • Sport
    Sport
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities

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Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne!

• Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred from the airport to your hotel, Crown Promenade Hotel

• Australia’s second-largest city boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts

Visited:
Melbourne

Day 2: Walking tour of Melbourne

• Discover Melbourne from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city!

Walk through the city's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love

Visited:
Melbourne

Days 3 to 4: The Australian Open

• The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January as the world’s best players battle it out for the first Grand Slam® title of the year

• Depending on your travel date, you’ll have either 4 tickets to the early rounds or Quarterfinals; or tickets to the Semifinals, or tickets to the Women’s and Men's Finals

Visited:
Melbourne

Day 5: Flight to Cairns

• Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns (flight not included)

• On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Pacific Hotel Cairns


Day 6: Great Barrier Reef cruise

Journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's continental shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance

• Experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef

• You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater

Visited:
CairnsGreat Barrier Reef

Day 7: Cairns: day at leisure

• Enjoy a leisurely day in Cairns

• Make the most of the many hotel amenities

• For the more active types, we're itchin' to give you some great recommendation!

Visited:
Cairns

Day 8: Flight to Sydney

Fly from Cairns to Sydney (flight not included)

• On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Amora Hotel Jamison

• You will be just a short walk away from the iconic Opera House, the Rocks & Darling Harbor

• Begin exploring the cosmopolitan city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring

Visited:
CairnsSydney

Day 9: Opera House tour & dining experience

• Explore underneath the sails with a spectacular Opera House tour

• Indulge in a delicious dining experience at the Opera Bar

Visited:
Sydney

Day 10: Harbor cruise

Cruise to spectacular Middle Harbor is a must for all visitors to Sydney

• Along the way marvel at magnificent waterfront homes and parklands

Visited:
Sydney

Day 11: Departure day!

• Depending on departure time, you may have additional time to explore on your own

Transfer to Sydney airport and catch your flight home (flight not included)


Safe travels!

Visited:
Sydney

MelbourneCairnsGreat Barrier ReefSydney

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with and expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • In-trip flights
  • Tickets to the Australian Open Tennis (Depends upon availability and travelers ticket preference)
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