Australia Tour Itinerary - November 1-11, 2023


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1 November 2023

Depart from your Home City, flying to Los Angeles (LAX), then board Qantas for flight to Adelaide. We lose a day due to length of the flight and crossing the International Dateline.)

3 November 2023

Arrive Adelaide.

Transfer from Adelaide International Airport to the Hotel Grand Chancelor Adelaide. The hotel is located in the center of the city, a short walk from shops, markets, and world-class restaurants and bars.

Accommodation: Hotel Grand Chancelor Adelaide x 3 nights. Free afternoon.

4 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Early morning departure by private motorcoaches to the staging area for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Parade.

5 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Free day to decompress, enjoy the city, shop, or visit the beach.

6 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Departure by private coach for Adelaide Domestic Airport. Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne.

On arrival at Melbourne Domestic Airport, depart on a half day city tour finishing at our acommodation at Stamford Plaza Melbourne with Meet & Greet by local Guide. Located at the "Paris end" of Little Collins Street, the hotel is within walking distance of the theater district, boutiques, and sporting venues. Explore Melbourne's renowned laneways and rooftop bars with many vibrant dining options -- including Chinatown -- only minutes away.

Accommodation: Stamford Plaza Melbourne x 2 nights

7 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

This afternoon we depart our hotel and travel to Phillip Island to experience some of Australia's most popular attractions. First, we visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park, where you are guaranteed close encounters with Australian native animals like kangaroos, wombats, koalas, and Tasmanian devils. Enjoy the colourful birdlife and true Aussie atmosphere before we travel on to Phillip Island.

At Phillip Island we see the world's smallest penguin in its natural habitat from viewing stands and boardwalks. Enjoy interactive and educational displays in the visitor's centre and spectacular coastal scenery. Each night at sunset Fairy Penguins return ashore after a day's fishing. Our tour includes Penguin Plus viewing in an area limited to 300 people, giving us a better viewing experience. Tiered seating provides a 180 degree elevated view of the Fairy Penguins arriving at sunset and waddling across the beach to their sand dune burrows. The Penguin Parade is sure to be a highlight of our visit.

Dinner is included this evening.

8 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Depart by private coach for Melbourne Domestic Airport. Fly from Melbourne to Sydney

On arrival at Sydney Domestic Airport transfer to Nesuto Woolloomooloo Sydney Apartments, located about a half mile from the heart of Sydney City. It's a 20 minute walk through the Royal Botanic Garden to Circular Quay and the Sydney Opera House or a 15-minute walk to Sydney Tower.

Accommodation: Nesuto Woolloomooloo Sydney Apartments x 3 nights

9 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Who wants to explore Sydney via double-decker open-top bus? We do!!! Enjoy 48 hours of hop-on, hop-off privileges with your Big Bus pass, included with your tour. Try the Red Route City Tour with stops near all the best Sydney landmarks and attractions, or take the Blue Route to Sydney's beautiful eastern bays, including the world-famous Bondi Beach. Better still, why not both???

Don't forget to save time for dinner at one of Sydney's fabulous restaurants!

10 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Today explore Sydney from the water with your Sydney Harbour Experience operated by Captain Cook Cruises, included with your tour. After being welcomed aboard with the house beverage of your choice (beer, wine, soft drink), relax as your vessel embarks on a 90-minute circuit of Sydney Harbour with 360-degree waterfront views. Feeling peckish? Enjoy sharing an Australian Cheese and Charcuterie Board or Garden Antipasto Board for two, included with your tour.

11 November 2023

Full breakfast at hotel.

Depart by private coach for Sydney International Airport.

Fly from Sydney onwards. You can fly home to Portland, join the TBGO New Zealand Extension, or be on your own.