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Experience more with so much included

  • Stay in Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Cairns and Sydney
  • Visit timeless Uluru (Ayers Rock) at both sunrise and sunset, and experience a guided walk at its base
  • Journey along the full route of the Great Ocean Road, enjoying spectacular coastal scenery and the Twelve Apostles
  • Full-day catamaran cruise to the Great Barrier Reef 
  • Enjoy a guided walk of Sydney ending in Bondi Beach and a guided tour of the famous Sydney Harbour
  • Explore Alice Springs, enjoy an amazing Outback dinner under the stars and take a walk in the MacDonnell Ranges
  • Enjoy a dinner on the iconic Colonial Tramcar in Melbourne and a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train
  • Experience the Barossa Valley, including a winery tour and tasting
  • Visit the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum
  • See the incredible domes of the Olgas 
  • Discover the amazing rainforest around Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Experience the breathtaking landscapes and Eucalypt forests of the Blue Mountains
  • Return flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester
  • Stay in hand-picked three-star to five-star hotels, with daily breakfast and three meals
  • The services of our experienced tour manager throughout

Selected departures from February to November 2019

Top-end extension: On selected dates, enjoy a three-day 'Top End' extension including visits to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

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At a Glance
3 to 5-star accommodation
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Programme of daily tours & visits
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
Expert tour manager
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Overview

Australia is big... really big! This vast island continent could swallow up Europe whole, with room to spare. For some 50,000 years, a tiny Aboriginal population lived here in harmony with the untamed primal wilderness, undisturbed by the outside world until European colonisers arrived, spearheaded by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. Since then Australia has flourished, and now makes her presence felt around the world, thanks in large part to the boundless enthusiasm and resourcefulness of her people, the outgoing, energetic descendants of convicts, gold miners, explorers, traders and adventurous settlers down the centuries.

You’ll travel in style on trains, boats and planes (and luxury coach) on your escorted Australian adventure, where diversity is the watchword at every turn, serving up sights, sounds and exotic experiences to delight all your senses. Our itinerary reads like a roll-call of world-renowned tourist icons, from sunset-reddened Ayers Rock to Sydney Harbour Bridge, ‘the Coathanger’, silhouetted against the evening sky; the wine-rich Barossa Valley; eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains; and the 1,400-mile-long underwater paradise teeming with life that is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure on the planet. Australia’s land-based fauna is extraordinary too; kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, kookaburras and emus are strangely familiar from a thousand wildlife documentaries, but never less than astonishing when you finally meet them in the flesh in their natural habitat.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. It includes scheduled flights to Melbourne and returning from Sydney and all domestic flights within Australia; all transfers; 18 nights' accommodation on the 22-day tours in three, four and five-star hotels; daily breakfast and three meals; city sightseeing in Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs and Sydney; Puffing Billy train trip; wine tasting in the Barossa Valley; walk at The MacDonnell Ranges and at the base of Uluru; visit to the Olgas; trip on the Kuranda Railway and Skyrail; Ocean Spirit catamaran trip to Michaelmas Cay; trip to Blue Mountains and Sydney Harbour cruise; hotel porterage of one item of luggage per person; the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Useful Information

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Melbourne Airport Melbourne 40 mins Sydney Sydney Airport 20 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Deposit: £500 per person
  • Flight times - 
  • Outbound: London to Dubai approx. 7 hrs 15 mins, Dubai to Melbourne approx. 13 hrs 20 mins
  • Inbound: Sydney to Dubai approx. 14 hours 35 minutes, Dubai to London approx. 7 hours 45 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Time zone: GMT+11
  • Country: Australia

Health

There are no current health requirements for Australia.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Australian Visa

All British passport holders need to obtain an Australian eVisitor visa prior to departure. By using the eVisitor system you will not need to send your passport away for a visa stamp or label. The eVisitor visa is free of charge and valid for a three-month stay within a twelve-month period from the date that the eVisitor visa is granted.

It may be applied for only online at http://www.border.gov.au. Click on to ‘ImmiAccount’ and follow the instructions. Once you have successfully completed the online application form, your approval should be received by email within 24 hours. You should print this and take it with you on holiday. When checking-in for your flight to Australia at the airport, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding.

Whilst care has been taken to ensure that the information provided relating to visa requirements is true and correct at time of publication, changes in requirements after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information. Therefore, whilst we strive to provide the most up-to-date information, we strongly suggest that you re-confirm requirements with the relevant embassy prior to travel.


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