Mar 31, 2020
Round trip airfare from listed cities in North America to Sydney & Melbourne
Accommodation for 4 nights in Melbourne
Accommodation for 2 nights in Sydney
Items of a personal nature
Airport - Hotel transfers
About this Trip
This 9-day Australian vacation takes travellers to Melbourne to explore one of the world’s premiere cultural getaways and its surrounding highlights, as well as Sydney at trip’s end. It features economy, moderate, or first-class accommodations depending on preference, international airfare, shared tours, and is a great introduction to Australia.
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Departures from Los Angeles/San Diego:
From USD $1,399
For departures from Las Vegas add $100, Phoenix add $205. Austin/New Orleans/Seattle add $310, Seattle/Portland add $385, Cleveland/Orlando/Chicago add $415, Atlanta/Denver/Minneapolis add $485, Dallas add $510. Add on amounts may slightly vary upon reservation and are subject to availability. Please enquire about add on airfares from other US cities.
Departures from Vancouver/ Calgary/ Edmonton : From CAD $1,999
For departures from Winnipeg/Kamloops add $120, from Regina Saskatoon $165, Toronto/Montreal/Ottawa add 145, from Halifax/Charlottetown/Fredericton/ Moncton/St Johns or Sydney add $300. Add on amounts may slightly vary upon reservation and are subject to availability. Please enquire about add on airfares from other Canadian cities
Day 1: Depart North America
Depart from North America aboard Virgin Australia to begin your exciting adventure to Australia
Day 2: Cross International Dateline
You will cross the International Dateline today and ‘lose a day’, but don’t worry , this will be regained on your journey home.
Day 3: Arrive Sydney
On arrival in Sydney you will need to make your way to your hotel. Goway can assist with prebooking transfers throughout your vacation if required (additional charge applies). The remainder of your day is at leisure. Nature blessed Sydney with one of most idyllic settings in the world which is reflected in its large eye-appealing harbour and excellent beaches. This cosmopolitan city is not only scenically beautiful but, like most major cities, has an abundance of culture, history and venues to keep any visitor occupied for several days.
Day 4-6: Sydney at Leisure
These days are free to explore Sydney. We have included in your vacation an I-Venture Sydney Attraction Pass that includes entry to 5 top attractions in Sydney and also later in Melbourne. Some of the attractions include a hop on hop off Sydney sightseeing tour, entry to Taronga Zoo, a Sydney Opera House tour, entry to Madame Tussauds, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Other choices include thrilling OZ Jet-boating on Sydney Harbour, a Sydney Harbour Cruise and much more…
Days 7: Depart Sydney for Melbourne
Please make your way to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. On arrival you will be need to make your way to your Melbourne hotel. Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is stylish and cosmopolitan. It has been voted by The Economist as the “World’s most Livable City”. Part of this is the abundance of parks and gardens. The capital of Victoria, it is situated on an estuary of the Yarra River and boasts world-class culture, sports and dining.
Day 8-9: At leisure in Melbourne
These days are free to explore Melbourne. Federation Square is the perfect starting point, a major meeting place with its exhibitions, restaurants, bars and shopping. To see Melbourne from a different perspective, visit the Eureka Skydeck in the Eureka Tower (included in the I-Venture Pass) for stunning views of the city’s heritage buildings especially when lit up after dark.
A new development is the restored Docklands where one can enjoy award-winning restaurants and stylish bars and cafes. For something different, head to St. Kilda’s or Fitzroy, colourful neighbourhoods with characters of their own. St. Kilda’s has its own beachfront and is home to Luna Park, the renowned amusement park.
Outside of Melbourne, one not to be missed excursion (additional cost) is to Phillip Island to see the penguin colonies living in their natural habitat. Another is to the Yarra Valley famous for its wineries and rainforests. Other worthwhile places to visit are Ballarat, a small city, once famous as the centre of the gold rush and Geelong, with its beautiful surf beaches and spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road and the unique rock formation, the Twelve Apostles. We have included in your vacation package an i-Venture Multi City Attraction Pass. This includes entry to 5 top attractions and can be used in Sydney as well as Melbourne, some Melbourne ideas include a Melbourne River Cruise, Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and more.
Days 10: Depart melbourne
Make your own way to the airport today for your flight back to North America.