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Experienced Staff & Guides

Speak to industry experts who have been in the business for over 30 years. Enjoy educated and engaging tour guides that share their extensive knowledge of Australia's history, food, wine, art & the indigenous culture, that enables each journey to be personalized.

Insider Access

Want to delve into the Australian culture? We can arrange authentic, behind-the-scenes experiences such as a private chef dinner, a yacht cruise of Sydney's Harbour, visiting a private sheep farm, or spending the day with a local historian for a private tour of Melbourne.

Vast Vacation Options

Choose the Australia vacation style that you want. Honeymoon & romance packages, family trips, food & wine vacations, adventure travel, rail journeys & guided vacations, or we can create a custom, tailor made Australia vacation just for you.

Responsible Travel

By avoiding tourist traps & having a focus on the local people & businesses, you will benefit the communities you are visiting. Our partners also support a range of projects and charities in Australia. Personally, you can offset your carbon footprint through ClimateCare.

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Holland America Line

$100 per Person Reduced Deposits.

Holland America Line

$200 per Person Reduced Deposits.

Holland America Line

$300 per Person Reduced Deposits.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Up to $500 per Stateroom Shipboard Credit for Balcony and Above Categories

Royal Caribbean

Up to $75 per Couple Shipboard Credit.

Royal Caribbean

Up to $100 per Couple Shipboard Credit.

Celebrity Cruises

$25 Reduced Deposit in Select Stateroom Categories.

Windstar Cruises

Special Reduced Cruise Fares.

Celebrity Cruises

Cruise Fare Savings Plus Pick Two (2) Perks for Oceanview and Higher Categories.

2018 Escorted Australia Tours

2017 Escorted Australia Tours

This website gives you a taste of what you can experience on a 2018 trip to Australia. Choose from Australia family vacations, Australia budget vacations, escorted Australia travel or independent Australia vacations, but if you don't find exactly what you are looking for, We can also customize a 2018 Australia vacation just for you.

Unlike other countries and continents, Australia is both its own country and continent comprised of some of the most visited areas in the world such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, and Alice Springs.

Some of the most popular activities in Australia consist of:

  • Things To Do In Sydney 2018
  • Things To Do In Melbourne 2018
  • Things To Do In Brisbane 2018
  • Things To Do In Cairns 2018
  • Things To Do In Alice Springs 2018

There are three ways to visit Australia:

  • Independent or Hosted Travel
  • Fully Escorted Tours of Australia
  • Cruises To Australia

What can you expect on a 2017 escorted Australia tour? 

Beyond the "must see" cities you'll find extraordinary nature and adventure, unique Australian culture and customs, and some of the finest culinary experiences. Imagine mingling with the kangaroos and koalas on a wildlife farm, touring the famous Sydney Opera House, or watching the changing colors at mysterious Ayers Rock.  Friendly smiles and wide-open spaces await you in Australia. In the land down under, breathtaking landscapes deliver the perfect backdrop for once-in-a-lifetime adventures, while bustling, cosmopolitan cities provide unforgettable, culture-rich experiences.

2017 Escorted Australia Tours are filled with opportunities to take in friendly cosmopolitan cities one moment and in another be exploring the outback! Australia and New Zealand offer a journey of sights, sounds, and taste beginning with the capital of Australia, followed by Ayres Rock, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Rotorua, The Franz Josef Glacier Region, and Tranz Alpine Train... Here's what you can expect to see and do on a 2017 Escorted Australia Tour:

 

Sydney

The capital and most populous city in Australia is home to beautiful beaches, gardens, and the most famous harbour in the world... Welcome to Sydney!

Sydney Tourist Attractions:

  • Walk the 3.5 mile Bondi to Coogi Coastal Trail

  • Visit the Taronga Zoo to see over 4,000 exotic & native animals

  • Take a day to experience the Sydney Opera House

  • Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge aka The Coathanger

Ayres Rock

Uluru Ayers Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to many springs, waterholes, caves, and ancient paintings. It is also a monolith that not only stands over 1,100 feet, but has a total mass of over 2,800 feet. This means over 1,600 feet of Ayers Rock is underground. Ayers Rock is located in northern Australia near Alice Springs.

Cairns Australia

Known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is one of Australia's largest cities and the gateway to one of the seven wonders of the world.

Things To Do In Cairns:

  • Great Barrier Reef: Swim, dive, snorkel and sail the largest natural reef in the world... The Great Barrier Reef is so big it can be seen from outer space!

  • The Whitsunday Islands: The Whitsundays are an archepelago of 74 islands near The Great Barrier Reef... The white sands of Whitehaven Beach are legendary!

  • The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest rainforest in the world, so old it has been through 135 million Springs (as in the season).

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef , which stretches over 1,200 miles along the Queensland coastline, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and it is at the epicenter of two other marvelous sites: The Whitesundays and ancient Daintree Rainforest.



Visiting The Great Barrier Reef:
  • Cruise Michaelmas Cay in style aboard the 105 foot Ocean Spirit catamaran from Cairns... You can dive & snorkel with sea turtles.

  • Fly over one of the most natural wonders known as Heart Reef... It's also a great opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reeffrom above!

  • If you're traveling between November & March, you can witness sea turtles hatch at Heron Island Resort.

  • If flying over the Great Barrier Reef isn't enough, skydiving into the most beautiful drop zone in the world!

Rotorua

Known for its bubbling mud pools, geysers, and hot springs, not to mention Maori Culture, Rotorua is an absolutely fascinating phenomena!



What To Do & See In Rotorua:
  • Whakarewarewa is not only home to the largest guyser in New Zealand, but is also home of The Living Village, the most visited visited area in Rotorua.

  • Tikiterre aka Hell's Gate is just that in Rotorua! It is home to the largest Hot Waterfall in the southern hemisphere and boiling whirlpools!

  • Waimangu is a short but worthwhile trip to what is to be the result of a devastating eruption that occurred over one hundred years ago.

  • Orakei Korako is dubbed by Lonely Planet as being one of the finest and best thermal areas in New Zealand. Scenes from BBC's Walking With Dinosaurs were filmed here.

Auckland

Known as the only place on Earth where you can literally kayak to a volcano during the day and enjoy some of the best five star nightlife, cuisine, and accommodations in the evening!

What To Do & See In Auckland:

  • Rangitoto Island

  • Matakana

  • Great Barrier Island

  • Hauraki Gulf

The Tranz Alpine Train

Operating daily from the east coast and south coast of New Zealand's south island, the Tranz Island Train travels through Waimakariri's spectacular gorges and river valleys and back from the glaciers of Franz Josef.

The Franz Josef Glacier Region

Located only three miles from the town bearing the same name, the Franz Josef Glacier moves down into a rainforest. There is an assortment of activities available year round:

  • KAYAKING

  • QUAD-BIKING

  • OFF-ROAD BUGGYING

  • WHITE-WATER RAFTING

  • HORSE TREKKING

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