PREMIUM SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA AND VICTORIA TOUR FEATURING WINE & WILDLIFE
10 days Roundtrip Melbourne | 9 Breakfasts and 3 Lunches
Double: CA $5,619 per person
Includes Roundtrip flight from Vancouver to Melbourne. Internal Domestic Australian flights are not included.
Valid for Travel from May 1, 2023, to June 8, 2023, and July 24, 2023, to August 31, 2023. Ask for quotes on alternative dates.
• Full Day Phillip Island & Moonlit Sanctuary
• Afternoon Birrarung Wilam Walking Tour
• Full Day Yarra Valley Wine, Food, and Wildlife Tour
• Twilight RoofClimb
• Full Day Uncork the Barossa Valley
• Full Day Flinders Chase Focus Tour on Kangaroo Island
ACCOMMODATIONS AND OTHER INCLUSIONS
• 4 Nights at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins - Savoy Guest Room Includes Full Breakfast
• 4 Nights at Majestic Roof Garden Hotel - Classic Room Includes Full Breakfast
• 1 Night at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins - Savoy Guest Room Includes Full Breakfast
• Private Car and Driver transportation between hotels and airports
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DAY 1: Arrive Melbourne (Narrm)Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in a Savoy Room
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by a Private Car & Driver. Today is a free day to relax and get to know the area surrounding your hotel.
The hotel's design has a modern and inviting appeal that pays tribute to the Art Deco era of the original Hotel Alexander built on the site in 1928. This property is located in the city centre, 40 metres from Southern Cross Train Station and 1.1 kilometres from Bourke Street Mall. There is a tram stop on the property's doorstep.
DAY 2: Melbourne (Narrm) - Guided TourHotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in a Savoy Room with Breakfast
Includes: Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary, entry to Philip Island Nature Park, and roundtrip transportation from your hotel.
FULL DAY PHILIP ISLAND & MOONLIT SANCTUARY TOURS
Your 7 to 8-hour tour provides you with the opportunity to travel to Phillip Island to witness the evening ritual of the Penguin Parade. Stop at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park where you will meet endangered species, kangaroos, wallabies and koalas plus an array of colourful birds and reptiles. Travel onto Phillip Island, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix home, and our famous Little Penguins. Upon arrival on the island, depending on the time of year and your particular interests, you will visit Woolamai beach to see surfers riding the waves. From here, you go to the western corner of the island to enjoy magnificent views of Bass Strait and the Nobbies, which is home to the largest colony of fur seals in Australia. Witness the natural phenomena of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach. You will head to the Visitor Centre to shop, and meander along the boardwalk to the viewing platform where you will see the little penguins come ashore, decked out in their tuxedos as they hurry off to find their burrows. Return to Melbourne, where you will be transferred to your Melbourne city accommodation.
What to bring: Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season.
DAY 3: Melbourne (Narrm) - Afternoon Walking TourHotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in a Savoy Room with Breakfast
This morning you'll have free time to relax and explore on your own.
AFTERNOON BIRRARUNG WILAM WALKING TOUR
This 1 hour walking tour takes you through Federation Square and down to the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground) Aboriginal art installations, experiencing the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (Beside the river of mists) and Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation. With your experienced Koorie guides, you will learn how the land on which Melbourne is located has changed over time and about the significance of the Birrarung Wilam to the local Kulin peoples. You will gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of this incredible location; an important gathering place for the Kulin Nation and one of Melbourne’s most popular meeting hubs. At the completion of your tour, make your own way to your Melbourne accommodation.
DAY 4: Melbourne (Naarm) & Yarra ValleyHotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in a Savoy Room with Breakfast
Bonus: Complimentary bottle of Yarra Valley wineIncludes: Entry to Healesville Sanctuary, one-course lunch with a glass of wine & coffee, cheese, and wine tasting, and roundtrip transportation from your hotel.
FULL DAY YARRA VALLEY WINE, FOOD AND WILDLIFE TOUR
Today, for your 10 hour Yarra Valley, cover the bustling regional centres of Yarra Glen, Healesville and Warburton. With vines first planted here in 1838, the beautiful Yarra Valley is recognised internationally as a premium, cool climate region known for elegant and restrained wines, especially Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. Its lush, rolling hills paint a stunning picture, particularly with the orange filtered light of the early morning and late afternoon. For animal lovers, the collection of more than 200 species of native animals at the Healesville Sanctuary set amidst beautiful bush is a terrific way to start the day. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your Melbourne accommodation.
DAY 5: Melbourne (Naarm) - Adelaide (Tarndanya)Hotel: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Classic Room
Bonus: A complimentary Digital Photo, with up to 10 digital images taken throughout your Twilight RoofClimb experienceIncluded: Transporation from Melbourne hotel to city airport & Adelaide Airport to hotel. Meet and Greet, city orientation tour. Plus a Twilight RoofClimb upon completion certificate and souvenir cap.
Not Included: Flight from Melbourne to Adelaide - please ask for flight prices
The wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a city without the frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, groovy shops and a huge variety of street cafes and restaurants.
This multi award-winning hotel is perfectly located in Adelaide's vibrant east end of the city centre. Rundle Mall is a 5 minute walk from the property and 10 minutes walk to the Art Gallery, Adelaide Museum, the National Wine Museum and Adelaide Zoo are 20 minutes away. The rooms are unique and luxurious throughout with modern interior design and opulent bathrooms. For spectacular views, head sky high to the signature roof garden on level 7.
This 2 hour tour provides you with the opportunity to climb a section of the Adelaide Oval's roof. Your trained RoofClimb Leaders will guide you across the highest points of the Oval’s unique roofline during twilight hours. Travelling from the Western Stand to the Riverbank Stand on a purpose-built path before navigating to the Riverbank platform, perched 50 metres over the hallowed turf. The experience will offer breathtaking views and a unique perspective of the city of Adelaide.
DAY 6: Barossa Valley - Guided Wine TourHotel: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Classic Room with Breakfast
Bonus: Complimentary bottle of Barossa Valley wineIncluded: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel, lunch with beverage, standard wine tastings, bottled water.
FULL DAY UNCORK THE BAROSSA VALLEY TOUR: This 8.25 hour tour provides you with the opportunity to uncork the historic Barossa Valley, discovering lesser-known boutique wineries that are big on character. Meet passionate locals, sample outstanding wine and enjoy a tasting menu lunch at one of the region’s best restaurants. You will taste the old and the new, the famous and the yet to be discovered, with a tour itinerary flexible to your tastes. Return to Adelaide and be transferred to your Adelaide accommodation.
DAY 7: Adelaide (Tarndanya)Hotel: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Classic Room with Breakfast
Enjoy today on your own to either relax or set out and explore Adelaide. The wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a city without the frustrations. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, groovy shops and a huge variety of street cafes and restaurants. Visit the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere and taste the best of South Australia at the Adelaide Central Market or enjoy a ride on Adelaide’s tram from the city center to the historic yet vibrant beachside suburb of Glenelg. The city also provides a great launching point to the many attractions surrounding Adelaide, including world class wine regions, the Australian Outback, Kangaroo Island and much more.
DAY 8: Adelaide (Tarndanya) & Kangaroo IslandHotel: Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in a Classic Room with Breakfast
Includes: Roundtrip transportation from your hotel to Adelaide airport; Kangaroo Island Tour, lunch, and admission fees.
Not Included: Roundtrip flight between Adelaide and Kangaroo Island - please ask for flight prices
FULL DAY FLINDERS CHASE FOCUS TOUR
Your 9 hour tour begins on the island’s north-west in an important private wildlife refuge with Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife. Check out wildlife surveys targeting tiny endangered mammals and get an introduction to the bush, so the fire ecology experienced later in the day has context. Break for an elegant picnic lunch in the bush, featuring marinated poached chicken, fresh salads, cheeses and fantastic South Australian wine, beer, soft drinks and spring water. After lunch, travel into Flinders Chase National Park and explore the massive shapes of Remarkable Rocks, a natural sculpture perched impossibly on top of a dome of granite emerging from the ocean. Evidence of the power of the Southern Ocean swell continues at Admirals Arch – a coastal grotto which provides a haul out for a large colony of Long-nosed fur seals who swim effortlessly through the crashing waves.
DAY 9: Adelaide (Tarndanya) to Melbourne (Narrm)Hotel: The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins in a Savoy Room with Breakfast
Included: Transporation from Adelaide hotel to city airport & Melbourne Airport to hotel. Meet and Greet, city orientation tour.
Not Included: Roundtrip flight between Adelaide and Melbourne - please ask for flight prices
Upon arrival in Melbourne, the rest of your day is on your own. There is a lot to love about Melbourne - just ask the locals. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live there. Ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is famous for its vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks, and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.
DAY 10: Melbourne (Narrm)
Included: Transporation from Melbourne hotel to Airport.
Today marks the end of your 10-day Australia Wine and Wonders tour. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.