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Independent Vacations in New Zealand
|RV Vacation Special from $1,799|
|New Zealand on Sale from $1,999|
|New Zealand Highlights from $2,989|
New Zealand Explorer from $3,389
New Zealand Naturally from $4,069
Independent Vacations in New Zealand & the South Pacific
Island Escapade from $3,489
South Pacific Explorer from $3,699
Sample Gold Hotels
These are samples of hotels used in our Gold category. These may be substituted with similar (or better) hotels, due to availability, rate changes etc.
|Auckland - Heritage|
|Cairns - Kewarra Beach Resort|
|Christchurch - Heritage|
|Melbourne - Lindrum|
Perth - Duxton
Queenstown - Millenium
Rotorua - Heritage
Sydney - Swissotel
Wellington - James Cook
Sample Silver Hotels
These are samples of hotels used in our Silver category. These may be substituted with similar (or better) hotels, due to availability, rate changes etc.
Auckland - Chifley
Cairns - Cairns Beach Resort
Christchurch - G. Chancellor
Dunedin - Victoria
Melbourne - Ibis Little Bourke
Queenstown - Whistler
Rotorua - Sudima
Sydney - The Cambridge
Wellington - Mercure
Ever dreamt of getting away from it all, just the two of you? Imagine taking off in a seaplane, flying low over one of the world’s most spectacular harbors, a mosaic of colorful sailboats. Enjoying the romantic intimacy of a deserted beach, a picnic basket full of gourmet foods and an Australian Chardonnay, the only reminders of the world left behind. It’s time to stop dreaming, and just treating yourselves to the ultimate vacation!
Leaving the US, fly to the continent 'Downunder' of cosmopolitan charm and outback wilderness. Sydney’s spectacular harbor is the center of the city, with the landmark Opera House reflecting the maritime tradition in its sail shaped domes. Your accommodations are at a luxurious hotel in the city center of Sydney. From here you can explore this charming city – with a proud heritage, yet modern and dynamic, absorbing influences from all over the world. Experience Sydney’s wide range of cultural events, international dining and of course the vibrant nightlife. Fly over the speckled waterways in a seaplane to a secluded spot for a picnic lunch, and take the time to let it all sink in while the waves of the Pacific Ocean roll in around you.
While Sydney is exciting, the natural beauty of the Australian countryside is something to be experienced! Fly to Cairns in north Queensland, where your luxurious resort faces the ocean on one side and is surrounded by a lush rainforest on the other, secluding you from the rest of the world. Just beyond the horizon, accessed by a boat excursion on a high-speed catamaran, lies the legendary Great Barrier Reef. Play in one of the wonders of the world as you swim, snorkel or dive together in this under water symphony of teeming fish and brilliant, colorful coral.
You’ll return home from your Australian getaway with a lifetime of wonderful memories!
Your Romance in Australia package includes
Round-trip air, including applicable fuel surcharges and airport taxes/fees,
from Los Angeles to Australia (low add-on fares are available from most major airports nationwide)
3 Nights' accommodation in Sydney.
A guided cruise on the spectacular Sydney Harbor.
Domestic flights in Australia, round-trip between Sydney and Cairns.
5 Nights' accommodation at a beach resort in Cairns or Port Douglas.
Full-Day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise with seafood buffet lunch included.
Airport-hotel transfers throughout.
All hotel service charges and government taxes applicable on the above services
Ayers Rock & Aboriginal Culture (3 Days)
Experience the 30,000-year-old culture of the Australian Aboriginals by visiting the impressive Ayers Rock in the midst of Central Australia. Visit the fascinating rock formation known as the Olgas (also known by the aboriginal name, Katatjuta) before heading to the monumental Ayers Rock. Before you have had a chance to realize how much larger it looks in real life compared to all the photographs that you have seen, you will be entertained to the spectacular natural show of the rock changing color with the varying hues of the setting sun. Local guides will explain the religious and cultural significance of the Rock to the Aboriginals [The visit to Ayers Rock would be between your stays in Sydney and Cairns]
Your Ayers Rock Extension includes:
Domestic airfare to and from Ayers Rock
3 Days’ (2 Nights’) accommodation in the Yulara National Park
Afternoon tour of Olgas, followed by a sunset visit to Ayers Rock
A romantic al fresco 'Sounds of Silence' dinner at Yulara National Park
Morning guided tour of the base of the Rock, with a special emphasis on Aboriginal culture.
All airport transfers
An Aboriginal Elder
|11 Day Vacation in Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef from $3,059 only|
The Opera House, Sydney Harbor
|06/01 - 8/31/18||$3,149||$3,599|
|09/01 - 09/30/18||$3,069||$3,479|
|10/01 - 11/30/18||$3,229||$3,639|
|12/01/18 - 01/31/19||$3,849||$4,399|
|04/01 - 05/31/19||$3,059||$3,479|
|Ayers Rock Ext Nov-Apr||$1,229||$1,359|
|Ayers Rock Ext May-Oct||$1,339||$1,549|
We offer two categories of accommodation: Silver hotels are carefully selected for their excellent value - all rooms have private facilities and a tea/coffee maker. Gold hotels are better located, offer more spacious rooms with better amenities and a higher standard of service.
The departure date determines the price applicable. All prices are per person and based on twin-share accommodation
Weekend flights (Thu - Sunday inclusive) attract a surcharge of $50.
Personal Expenses and meals (other than those indicated) are not included in the tour price.