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8-DAYS SIMPLY SYDNEY

Day 1 FLY USA TO SYDNEY
United Airlines - Coach Class
Day 2 YOU CROSS THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE.
Day 3 PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO YOUR HOTEL

Arrive Sydney and make your way to your hotel.
Accommodation, 5 nights 
Standard Park Regis
Superior Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
Deluxe Sydney Harbour Marriott

Days 4-7 Sydney
Sydney is Australia's largest city and most famous for its spectacular harbor, Harbour Bridge and Opera House. There are many places to see in Sydney and as most visitors say, "We needed more time there. it was so beautiful." We suggest at least three nights in Sydney, though an extra day or two is very easy to plan. The restaurants are excellent, the Rocks area is filled with history and there are many wonderful places just outside the city that are worth a visit.

Day 8 Sydney - Home
Make your way to Sydney airport for your flight to Los Angeles.

 

Standard*

Superior*

Deluxe*


LAX/SFO

$1149

$1299

$1429

Zone 1

 $1219

$1369

$1499

Zone 2

$1259

$1409

$1539

Zone 3

$1284

$1434

$1564

Zone 4

$1309

$1459

$1589

Zone 5

$1364

$1514

$1644

Zone 6 CT, NYC

$1414

$1564

$1694

Single Supplement

$210

$368

$476


*Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD, for midweek trans-Pacific travel (Monday-Wednesday) in both directions. Valid for departures 5/1-6/9/05 & 8/1-9/15/05. Add $35 per person for each Thursday-Sunday trans-Pacific flight. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels subject to availability. US and Foreign Govt. taxes and fees of up to $132 per person, Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per person and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person, are additional. After ticketing, no changes permitted to flights. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. Full payment required 45 days prior to travel, or within 4 days of reservation if booked within 45 days.

8-NIGHTS SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

Day 1 FLY USA TO MELBOURNE (VIA SYDNEY)
United Airlines - Coach Class
Day 2 YOU CROSS THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
 Day 3 ARRIVE MELBOURNE
Australia's second largest city is a place of contradictions and hidden charms. A leafy, bayside community on the `upside-down', brown Yarra River, it is cosmopolitan, suburban, cultivated, football crazy, conservative and a haven for the avant-garde. Visitors come for its shopping, restaurants, nightlife and sporting calendar, encouraging many Melbournians to believe that they live in one of the most civilized cities in the world. Please make your own way to your hotel accommodation, 4 nights.
Day 4 Tour : CITY SIGHTS & GARDENS
Melbourne is famous for its magnificent parks and gardens which surround the city. See the famous Floral Clock, Botanic Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and inspect Captain Cook's Cottage in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. See the colorful Victoria Market, Old Melbourne Gaol, Shrine of Remembrance and travel over the Westgate Bridge for
panoramic views over Port Phillip Bay.
Day 5 MELBOURNE - DAY AT LEISURE
 There are the clanging trams (street cars), swanky boutiques, friendly taxi drivers, Australian Rules Football, fickle weather and 'BYO's', by the hundred (restaurants to which you bring your own liquor or wine). Add to this, Melbourne's traditional virtues of tree lined boulevards, glorious parks, elegant buildings & imposing Victorian Banks & Churches, and of course the giant Melbourne Cricket Ground and you'll have some idea of the city.
Day 6 DAY AT LEISURE
Day 7 DEPART MELBOURNE

Please note that you are required to make you own arrangements from your hotel to the airport today. Please ensure that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your departure time.
FLY MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY
United Airlines - Coach Class
ARRIVE SYDNEY
Capture the vibrant city of Sydney. Ideally you should take a harbor cruise around one the most beautiful harbors in the world, take a short trip to one of the wildlife parks to see the unique animals (koalas and kangaroos) Australia has, climb to the top of the Harbour Bridge for some awesome views, and after all that, enjoy the great restaurants that Sydney has to offer. The local chefs take full advantage of the fresh seafood and produce. Please make your own way to your hotel. Accommodation, 4 nights
Day 8 Tour : CAPTAIN COOK COFFEE CRUISE
A relaxing and enjoyable cruise around Sydney Harbour will be a highlight of your stay. The best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are available to you so bring along your camera today.
During the 2 1/4 hour cruise, enjoy a commentary on many points of interest along the harbor as well as learn about the early days of Sydney. Enjoy a cuppa (cup of tea) and scones before docking back at Circular Quay.
Day 9 SYDNEY - DAY AT LEISURE
Sydney - Australia's premier city is the oldest settlement in Australia, the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. Built on the shores of the stunning Port Jackson, you would have to die and go to heaven before you see a more spectacular setting for a city. It's a vital, self-regarding metropolis, exuding both a devil-may-care urbanity and a slavish obsession with global fads. The Sydney area was the ancestral home of the Daruk tribe, whose territory extended from Botany Bay to Pittwater. 
 Day 10 DAY AT LEISURE
Day 11 FLY SYDNEY TO USA

United Airlines - Coach Class
 

Standard*

Superior*

Deluxe*


San Francisco or Los Angeles

 $1399

$1659

$1899

Chicago

$1499

$1759

$1999

Single Supplement

$318

$658

$898

*Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. Valid for departures 4/1-9/20, 2005. Travel may be restricted to certain days of the week and be available from one or multiple US departure points. Add on fares are available from most US cities and surcharges may be applicable for travel on particular days of the week. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. US and Foreign Govt. taxes and fees, Passenger Facility Charges and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person, are not included. After ticketing changes may not be permissible in some circumstances, or a change fee may be applied. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note that some air segments may be served by an associated carrier. Full payment for special deals may be required within a number of days of the reservation being made as nominated by your consultant at the time of booking (or 45 days prior to departure). Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise indicated all travel must be completed by September 30, 2005 if not before.  Booking Reference 434777. CST #2012413-20 

 

 

8 NIGHTS SYDNEY & CAIRNS

Day 1 FLY USA TO SYDNEY
United Airlines - Coach Class
Day 2 YOU CROSS THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
The International Date Line is an imaginary line on the earth's surface that approximately coincides with the 180th meridian (LONGITUDE), and separates the calendar date. Traveling east across the line takes the traveler back one day; traveling west takes the traveler forward one day.
Day 3 PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN WAY TO YOUR HOTEL
Please note that you are required to make you own arrangements from the airport to your hotel today. Information on transportation services will be available at the airport.

PARK REGIS SYDNEY - STANDARD ROOM
Park Regis Sydney is a budget 3-star rated property located in the centre of Sydney's Central Business District, and within walking distance of many top class venues and facilities Sydney has to offer. This includes Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Centre and easy access to the monorail station connecting you to all the hot spots and activities.

Rooms have en suite facilities (shower but no bathtub), television, telephone and central air conditioning. The Park Regis offers tour information and booking service, 24 hour reception, guest laundry, and some room service and charge facilities at local restaurants.

Day 4 Tour : CAPTAIN COOK COFFEE CRUISE
A relaxing and enjoyable cruise around Sydney Harbour will be a highlight of your stay here in Sydney. The best views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge are available to you so bring along your camera today.

During the 2 1/4 hour cruise, enjoy a commentary on many points of interest along the harbor as well as learn about the early days of Sydney. Enjoy a cuppa (cup of tea) and scones before docking back at Circular Quay.
The cruise leaves from Pier 6 at Circular Quay, at the designated time.
Day 5  SYDNEY - DAY AT LEISURE
Sydney - Australia's premier city is the oldest settlement in Australia, the economic powerhouse of the nation and the country's capital in everything but name. Built on the shores of the stunning Port Jackson, you would have to die and go to heaven before you see a more spectacular setting for a city. It's a vital, self-regarding metropolis, exuding both a devil-may-care urbanity and a slavish obsession with global fads. The Sydney area was the ancestral home of the Daruk tribe, whose territory extended from Botany Bay to Pittwater. 

There are some 2000 Aboriginal rock engraving sites in the Sydney area, and many of Sydney's suburbs have Aboriginal names. The city of Sydney began life as a penal colony in 1788, and for the next 60 years received the unwanted, persecuted and criminal elements of British society. Despite its brutal beginnings, the city's mixture of pragmatic egalitarianism and plain indifference has transformed it into a thriving multicultural society. Sydney now attracts the majority of Australia's immigrants and the city's predominantly Anglo-Irish heritage has been revitalized by large influxes of Italian, Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Chinese and Vietnamese.
Day 6 DAY AT LEISURE
Day 7 PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN WAY FROM YOUR HOTEL

Please note that you are required to make you own arrangements from your hotel to the airport today. Please ensure that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your departure time.
FLY SYDNEY TO CAIRNS
Qantas Airways OR Virgin Blue - Coach Class
Please note that you are required to make you own arrangements from the airport to your hotel today. Information on transportation services will be available at the airport.

MERCURE HOTEL HARBOURSIDE - MOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM
The Mercure Harbourside is located right on the waterfront esplanade, over- looking Trinity Bay and extensive parklands. It is a short 15 minute walk from the city centre and the shopping district. The elegantly appointed rooms have a private balcony with panoramic views either to the Coral Sea or the rainforest-clad mountains. Rooms each have individually controlled air-conditioning, television, pay movie channel and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant and bar on site, or 24-hour room service, a large swimming pool and spa.
Day 8CAIRNS - DAY AT LEISURE
Cairns is the gateway to Tropical Far North Queensland, a region of contrasts and surprises. It is home to the Great Barrier Reef, palm-fringed isolated beaches, Kuranda and the Atherton Tablelands, World Heritage listed rainforests and the sun burnt outback. This dynamic area serves as a diverse hub for many attractions and activities of the Tropical North. Apart from the major tourism attractions of the Reef & Rainforest, there are many adventure sports such as white water rafting and bungee jumping, as well as other activities such as golf and trail riding. The choice is yours, we can either pre-arrange something for you or the concierge at your accommodation can make some suggestions.

Day 9 Tour : BIG CAT REEF TRIP
Make your way to check in at the Big Cat office, the Pier Marketplace Tour Terminal. Depart at 9am for the ride aboard Big Cat to Green Island, a beautiful Coral Cay which enjoys world acclaim as a tropical paradise. Discover the fascinating underwater world among coral reefs surrounding the Island. Part of protected Marine Park, these waters are home to an abundance of tropical sea life: colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, starfish, shells, eels, sponges and many more marine creatures.
Alternately you may wish to relax on the beautiful white sandy beach or explore the walking tracks through the rainforest of the National Park. Note that snorkel gear is included, but requires a refundable deposit of AU$30 is required. An Aussie BBQ lunch is also included. Return to Cairns is around 5pm.
Day 10 PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN WAY FROM YOUR HOTEL
Please note that you are required to make you own arrangements from your hotel to the airport today. Please ensure that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to your departure time.
FLY CAIRNS TO SYDNEY
Qantas Airways OR Virgin Blue - Coach Class
FLY SYDNEY TO USA
United Airlines 

 

Standard*

Superior*

Deluxe*


San Francisco or Los Angeles

 $1899

$2159

$2399

Chicago

$1999

$2259

$2499

Single Supplement

$475

$730

$970

*Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. Valid for departures 4/1/-9/20, 2005. Travel may be restricted to certain days of the week and be available from one or multiple US departure points. Add on fares are available from most US cities and surcharges may be applicable for travel on particular days of the week. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. US and Foreign Govt. taxes and fees, Passenger Facility Charges and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person, are not included. After ticketing changes may not be permissible in some circumstances, or a change fee may be applied. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note that some air segments may be served by an associated carrier. Full payment for special deals may be required within a number of days of the reservation being made as nominated by your consultant at the time of booking (or 45 days prior to departure). Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Group inquiries are welcome however specials remain subject to hotel and airline capacity control and therefore may not be applicable for group travel. The best deal available for group travel will always be given in lieu of the offer indicated. Unless otherwise indicated all travel must be completed by September 30, 2005 if not before.

12 NIGHTS SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & HOBART

Day 1 Leave Los Angeles late evening

Day 2 Cross the Dateline

Day 3 Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne, make your own way to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to relax after your flight and start to explore the city. Accommodation, 4 nights
Standard
Mercure Hotel Melbourne
Superior
Mercure Grand Swanston Hotel
Deluxe
Langham Hotel

Days 4-6 Melbourne
Time at leisure to explore Melbourne. Melbourne is Australia's fashion capital and home of Aussie Rules Football, Little Penguins, the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley wineries. A few days in Melbourne add charm and sophistication to your holiday "Down Under". From the terraced houses of the early settlers to the rustic splendor of country estates, Melbourne will add a lifetime of memories. There are many touring options available to you in Melbourne.

Day 7 Melbourne - Hobart
Own arrangements for transfer to the airport for the flight to Hobart. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Accommodation, 4 nights
Standard
Leisure Inns Hotel Macquarie
Superior
Lenna of Hobart
Deluxe
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

Days 8-10 Hobart
Tasmania
adds an excitingly different experience to your holiday "Down Under," with a range of different regions that are closely linked. Enjoy the island's untamed beauty, rich cultural heritage, easy lifestyle and friendly people. Experience the haunting remains of Port Arthur, the sleepy fishing villages and the magnificent World Heritage wilderness of the West Coast.

Day 11 Hobart - Sydney
Own arrangements for transfer to the airport for the flight to Sydney. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Accommodation, 4 nights
Standard Park Regis
Superior Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
Deluxe Sydney Harbour Marriott

Days 12-14 Sydney
The next few days are at leisure to explore Sydney and the surrounding areas. Sydney is Australia's largest city and most famous for its spectacular harbor, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. There are many places to see in Sydney and the restaurants are excellent, the Rocks area is filled with history and there are many wonderful places just outside the city that are worth a visit.

Day 15 Sydney - Home
Own arrangements to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles (via Auckland).

 

Standard*

Superior*

Deluxe*


LAX/SFO

$1599

$1949

$2149

Zone 1

 $1669

$2019

$2219

Zone 2

$1709

$2059

$2259

Zone 3

$1734

$2084

$2284

Zone 4

$1759

$2109

$2309

Zone 5

$1814

$2164

$2364

Zone 6 CT, NYC

$1864

$2214

$2414

Single Supplement

$500

$896

$1077

       

*Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD, for midweek trans-Pacific travel (Monday-Wednesday) in both directions. Valid for departures 5/1-6/9/05 & 8/1-9/15/05. Add $65 per person for each Thursday-Sunday trans-Pacific flight. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels subject to availability. US and Foreign Govt. taxes and fees of up to $132 per person, Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 per person and the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per person, are additional. After ticketing, no changes permitted to flights. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply. Full payment required 45 days prior to travel, or within 4 days of reservation if booked within 45 days

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