12-Nights Inspiring Australia (Luxury Gold - Summer 2018)
Inspiring Australia (Luxury Gold - Summer 2017)
Feel the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair as you delight your senses on a journey from the Tropical North, to Central Australia's spiritual heartland and on to spectacular Sydney. Experience ancient culture, uncover stunning scenery, indulge in gourmet produce and meet local characters whose warmth you'll remember forever. Go snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef Witness a spectacular Uluru sunset Experience a VIP guided tour of Sydney Opera House Travel with no more than 20 like-minded travellers Gratuities to the Travelling Concierge is on a voluntary basis at the end of the trip.
- Epicurean Dining
Palm Cove: Dine on award winning modern Australian cuisine using only the freshest local produce at the ultimate tropical beachfront restaurant.Daintree: Learn about Aboriginal food customs and try your hand at hunting mud crabs for lunch! At your guide's family home, cook up your catch and dine together.Uluru: Toast an Uluru sunset with gourmet canapés and wine.Hunter Valley: Taste your way through the Hunter with private wine tastings at boutique vineyards and sit down to an exceptional lunch.16 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 6 Lunches (L) and 1 Highlight Lunch (HL); plus 1 Welcome Reception (WR), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 4 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA) and 1 Dinner (DW) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- Exclusive Insights
Great Barrier Reef: Cruise to secluded reef dive sites and snorkel the underwater gardens or relax on the sun deck.Curtain Springs Station: Meet the locals who live on a million acre cattle property, and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch.Sydney: Take the helm, work the grinders or simply sit back and relax as you become part of a sailing crew on board an America's Cup yacht. It's the most exhilarating way to enjoy Sydney Harbour!
- Outstanding Hotels
Uluru: Perfectly positioned to make the most of the Australian outback, Sails in the Desert is just a 5-minute walk from the Uluru lookout, also a great spot to take in the desert sunrise or sunset. The property boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a relaxing day spa.Palm Cove: One minute walk from the beach, the Alamanda Palm Cove overlooks the Coral Sea and is the perfect base to explore the Daintree Rainforest and surrounding areas. Featuring 3 swimming pools, a day spa and hot tub, all rooms have a private balcony.Sydney: Just 5 minutes' walk from Darling Harbour, The Langham offers luxurious accommodation with panoramic city or bay views. It features a day spa, a tennis court and a hot tub.Hotels: When in remote areas of Australia, the hotels are a simple style, that is the best available.
- INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES
- Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
- Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
- A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
- At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
- Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
- Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
- With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
- Included airfares Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh, Saigon - Hue, Hoi An - Hanoi and Hanoi - Luang Prabang. Private airport transfers between the airport and your Insight tour hotels.
12 nights from $6895 per person
Supplier: Insight Vacations
Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Kayak under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24-7 fun.
Five Sydney Experiences Not to Miss:
1. Explore the historic Rocks
Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history in the harbourside quarter where it all began. Just five minutes from Circular Quay, you can hear stories of hangings and hauntings on a ghost tour, wander the weekend markets or climb the span of the Harbour Bridge. In amongst the maze of sandstone lanes and courtyards, you’ll find historic workman’s cottages and elegant terraces, art galleries, hotels with harbour views and Sydney’s oldest pubs. See people spill out of them onto a party on the cobblestone streets when The Rocks celebrates Australia Day on January 26th, Anzac Day on April 25th and New Years Eve.
2. Hit the world-famous harbour
Sail past the Opera House on a chartered yacht or paddle from Rose Bay in a kayak. Take a scenic cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, past waterfront mansions, national parks and Shark, Clark, Rodd and Goat islands. Tour historic Fort Denison or learn about the life of Sydney’s first inhabitants, the Gadigal people, on an Aboriginal cultural cruise. Watch the harbour glitter from the green parklands of the Royal Botanic Gardens, which curves around its edge. Or take in the view from a waterfront restaurant in Mosman, on the northern side of the bridge, or Watsons Bay at South Head. Walk from Rose Bay to Vaucluse or Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay, on just some of the 16 spectacular routes hugging the harbour foreshore.
3. Visit Manly on the ferry
Travel across Sydney Harbour on a ferry to Manly, which sits between beaches of ocean surf and tranquil inner harbour. Wander through native bushland on the scenic Manly to Spit Bridge walk, learn to scuba-dive at Cabbage Tree Bay or ride a bike to Fairy Bower. Picnic at Shelly Beach on the ocean and sail or kayak from Manly Wharf round the harbour. Hire a scooter and do a round trip of northern beaches such as Narrabeen and Palm Beach. Explore the shops, bars and cafes along the bustling pine tree-lined Corso and dine at world-class restaurants with water views.
4. Enjoy café culture and top shopping in Paddington
Meander through the Saturday markets, browse fashion boutiques on bustling Oxford Street or discover the antique shops and art galleries in upmarket Woollahra. Visit the 1840s Victoria Barracks Army base, open to the public once a week, and see restored Victorian terraces on wide, leafy streets. Ride or roller-blade in huge Centennial Park, then stop for coffee and lunch on Oxford St or in the mini-village of Five Ways. Catch a movie at an art-house cinema or leaf through a novel at midnight in one of the huge bookstores. Crawl between the lively, historic pubs. They hum even more after a game at the nearby stadium or a race day, when girls and guys arrive in their crumpled trackside finery.
5. Walk from Bondi to Coogee
Take in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as you walk the winding, sea-sculpted sandstone cliffs between Bondi and Coogee. Swim in the famous Bondi Icebergs rock pool or just watch the swimmers with a sunset cocktail from the restaurant above. See wild waves in Tamarama, nicknamed Glamarama for the beautiful people who lie on its golden sand. From mid-October to November, the stretch from here to Bondi is transformed into an outdoor gallery for the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition. You can surf, picnic on the grass or stop for a coffee at family-friendly Bronte. Or swim, snorkel or scuba dive in Clovelly and tranquil Gordon’s Bay. See the graves of poets Henry Lawson, Dorothea Mackellar and aviator Lawrence Hargrave in Waverley Cemetery, on the edge of the cliffs. Finish your tour in the scenic, backpacker haven of Coogee.
It is the world's largest monolith rising almost 1,000 feet above the desert floor with a circumference of almost 26,250 feet. It is considered one of the great wonders of the world and is located in Kata Tjuta National Park which is owned and run by local Aboriginals. Depending on the time of day and the atmospheric conditions the rock can dramatically change color, anything from blue to glowing red ! Many avid photographers set up for days and record the many changing colors of Uluru. Some believe that there is a light source emanating at various times of the year.
It's the heart of Australia, capital of the Outback and most romantic country town in the world. It's where people race camels and hold holiday regattas in dry river beds. The town is a self-contained business community catering for its population and the many thousands of annual visitors - who can experience Alice Springs Desert Park, Aboriginal culture, the world's largest classroom - the School of the Air - and is the perfect place to start touring the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges, famous Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon. The superb desert climate allows for cycling and walking along an extensive network of tracks.
Palm Cove is Australia's number one spa and wedding destination and is regarded as the most beautiful beach in North Queensland. Palm Cove's warm, tropical water and sandy beaches lure visitors from near and far who want to relax. Officially rated Australia's Cleanest Beach, everyone in the community strives to keep it beautiful for all to enjoy. Fine restaurants, Bistros and Cafes line the boulevards, serving locally caught seafood, tropical fruit and vegetables. In the 2005 Australian Restaurant Guide, 5 Palm Cove restaurants were listed as the Top 200! These include Far Horizons, Reef House Restaurant and Spice Market. The area is filled with galleries selling wares from local artisans, in addition to a plethora of other shops. There are numerous activities available in or near Palm Cove, including diving, snorkeling, skydiving, rafting, bushwalking, horse riding, scenic flights with a helicopter, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, bungy jumping or going on a safari. A trip on Skyrail is unforgettable.
Take time out to experience the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains is an ideal day trip from Sydney, however, with so much to discover it would be a shame not to stay longer!
The Blue Mountains region is rich in history. Once considered an impassable barrier, the Blue Mountains is now a major gateway to Western New South Wales.
The Hunter Valley is a thriving wine producing and tourist region, around 2 hours drive north of Sydney. The Hunter Region is split into the Upper and Lower Hunter with most of the visitable wineries and tourist developments being in the Lower Hunter region(there are some notable exceptions, Rosemount Estate for example has its production centre in the Upper Hunter but has a representative cellar door in the Lower Hunter). The Lower Hunter Valley has led the way for Australian wine tourism with a good selection of cellar doors and restaurants.
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