MONOGRAMS 2017: Aussie Adventure (IPJ)
15 days from Cairns to Sydney
Australia and Olivia Newton-John. They go hand-in-hand, even more than Olivia and John Travolta. According to her song lyrics, '…there's no place that I'd rather be. Yes, it's always Australia for me.' We're sure you'll feel the same way as Olivia after you experience this 15-day Australia vacation. Monograms has handled all the details, so you can just enjoy yourself (and maybe brush up on your Olivia song lyrics). In this package, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast (plus one lunch), sightseeing, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports. Plus, we've arranged for you to have a Local Host-someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, help you personalize your trip, and make sure your vacation runs smoothly-in Cairns, Melbourne, and Sydney.In Melbourne and Sydney, we've arranged for you to enjoy guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share insider stories and tell you what it's like to live in these cities. In Melbourne, we'll take you to the Italian Quarter, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and more. In Sydney, your guided sightseeing tour includes the Opera House and Bondi Beach, the most famous beach in Sydney. In each city, we've also arranged for you to have a free day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). In Cairns, perhaps take an excursion to the Daintree Rainforest or visit one of the many night markets popular with locals and visitors alike. In Adelaide, perhaps take an excursion to Barossa Valley for wine tasting or visit Rundle Street East for a meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants. Melbourne offers many exciting activities, including the world-famous Penguin Parade. In Sydney, perhaps take a cruise on Sydney Harbour, wander around the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, or climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.It's not just the cities you'll experience on this vacation; we'll also take you to some of Australia's most amazing natural sights. From Cairns, we've arranged a cruise to Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Here, you can choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or join in a presentation by a marine biologist. Photos cannot capture the beauty and vibrancy of the Great Barrier Reef. You must experience it yourself! But that's not all?we'll also take you to Uluru (Ayers Rock), where you'll visit the impressive Uluru-Kata Tjuta Culural Centre. Additionally, you'll enjoydrinks and canapes while you witness the sunset at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)-a spectacular sight indeed! Not to be missed is Kangaroo Island, a pristine wilderness offering protection to many of Australia's native animals. From Adelaide, we've arranged for you to travel to the island and visit Seal Bay with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. You'll also explore Flinders Chase National Park, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Remarkable Rocks offers stunning views of the sea, and Admirals Arch brings you to a colony of New Zealand fur seals.With the sightseeing and hotels we've arranged, you save time and stress of trying to plan this trip of a lifetime for yourself! Let Monograms handle the details, so all you have to do is pack your bags and enjoy.
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|Day 1||Cairns||Welcome to Cairns, 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.' The balance of the day is at your leisure.|
|Day 2||Cairns||Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where the evening is at leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Cairns||A full day at leisure to explore tropical Cairns. Perhaps select an optional excursion to visit a zoo to see crocodiles, kangaroos, and koalas, or to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. (B)|
|Day 4||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||Today, fly to Uluru. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)|
|Day 5||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||This morning, rise early for an inspiring sunrise over Kata Tjuta. Witness incredible views over the dunes and stunning desert landscape. Continue to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre which houses an amazing collection of ceramics, paintings and punu (woodwork) from the Anangu people, the traditional custodians of Uluru. Later this afternoon, visit 'Sunset Strip' for a DRINK & CANAPES, and to witness the changing colors of the rock. (B)|
|Day 6||Adelaide||Today, fly to Adelaide (via Alice Springs). The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 7||Adelaide||Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world's last unspoiled habitats. Visit SEAL BAY with a national park ranger to see a colony of rare Australian sea lions. Explore FLINDERS CHASE NATIONAL PARK, a sanctuary for native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. Stop here for a walk on REMARKABLE ROCKS, with stunning views of the sea. You will also take a boardwalk down a rugged cliff face to ADMIRALS ARCH, a unique rock formation and home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals, which can be seen resting on the rocks and playing in the waves. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 8||Adelaide||A full day at leisure to explore Adelaide. You may choose to join an optional excursion to Barossa Valley for wine tasting and lunch at a winery. (B)|
|Day 9||Melbourne||Today, fly to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 10||Melbourne||Your morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick's Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), the Italian Quarter, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the EUREKA SKYDECK for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 11||Melbourne||Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. You may want to join an excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel the spectacular Great Ocean Road, or dine aboard a tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. (B)|
|Day 12||Sydney||Today, fly to beautiful Sydney. The rest of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. (B)|
|Day 13||Sydney||Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop, and a visit to stunning BONDI BEACH, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 14||Sydney||Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge. (B)|
|Day 15||Sydney||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum party of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.NOTE:
Travel Terms & Conditions
- During the Christmas and New Year's holiday season, certain activities may not be available. A different activity may be substituted or a refund offered if your included activity is not available.
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Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Monograms to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Monograms offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Monograms in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $80 per person for South Pacific, $50 per person for all other destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Monograms has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
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