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Home Icon Spectacular tours to Australia with itineraries ranging from 19 to 29 days long.

See the spectacular country of Australia in the best possible way with Distant Journeys. We have the very best experiences in Australia covered with our collection of escorted Australia tours, all packaged together so you can still take in the country at a relaxed pace.

During your time down under on one of our Australia touring holidays, you’ll visit the wonderful cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns, as well as taking in the highlights of the surrounding areas such as Bondi Beach and the rainforests of northern Queensland. During your time in Cairns, our guided tours will also take you to the incredible Great Barrier Reef to see the amazing sights in store both above and below the water. You’ll also journey inland to visit Alice Springs and the iconic Uluru, where you’ll be sure to be mesmerised by the desert landscapes, with some of our tours offering this journey on board The Ghan, one of the world’s most iconic railways.

Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to spend your time in several of our destinations as you wish with our Freedom Days, while a whole host of optional excursions mean you can discover even more of Australia. During your holiday, our Distant Journeys Tour Manager will always be on hand to help you get the most out of your holiday.

Whether you choose our 19-day Essential Australia tour, 22-day Wonders of Australia tour, or 29-day Very Best of Australia tour, you’re guaranteed the adventure of a lifetime Down Under with Distant Journeys and our expertly arranged Australia tour packages. Or  celebrate the festive season in style and join us our very special 27-day Christmas & New Year in Australia tour.

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE up to £632 per couple! Book by 30th November 2021 on any tour to Australia departing after September 2022 and choose an amazing homebound stopover from only £29 per person.

The true Australasian experts

Our directors are true Australasian holiday experts who know everything there is to know about creating the best possible escorted tours of Australia. They have over 75 years combined experience in the travel industry.

They are ten-time winners at the prestigious British Travel Awards and have been awarded Feefo’s highest Platinum Trusted rating for consistently achieving exceptional customer feedback.

All our touring packages are fully-bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL no. 10913), plus, if Distant Journeys is unable to operate your tour due to Covid-19, we will give you the option to change to another tour, defer your holiday to a later departure date or cancel your holiday with a full refund, so you can book knowing your money is 100% safe!

Award-winning tours

If proof is needed about the quality of our Australian tours, Distant Journeys is proud to be four-time winners of the ‘British Travel Awards’ ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ – winning the award in 2016, again in 2017 and 2019 and most recently in December 2020.  Distant Journeys also won the silver award for ‘Best Small Escorted Tours Company’ at the 2020 British Travel Awards, repeating the success of the previous year.

We know how good our tours are, and people who have travelled with us know this too, but to have our escorted tours officially recognised by such a prestigious organisation makes us very proud indeed.

Don’t miss out on New Zealand

If you’re already thinking of travelling to the other side of the world to tour Australia, why not nip over to New Zealand while you’re there? The 30-day Highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour combines all the countries’ best bits – making the most of your trip down under. And if you want to make the ultimate touring experience you can combine our full Australia and New Zealand tours to create one of four itineraries of between 42 and 56-day durations.

Australia tour holiday highlights

Our escorted tours of Australia have many contrasting highlights. Below are just some you may experience dependent on your choice of tour.

  • Melbourne – with opportunities to see the Great Ocean Road and the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island
  • Adelaide – a wonderful garden city with the beautiful Barossa Valley within easy reach
  • Kangaroo Island – experience the unique native wildlife and spectacular scenery
  • The Ghan – an iconic rail journey through Australia’s outback
  • Alice Springs – home of the Flying Doctor Service
  • Uluru – the world’s largest and most impressive monolith
  • Perth – a laid back city on the Indian Ocean
  • Darwin – the capital of the Northern Territory
  • Cairns – surrounded by tropical rainforest, experienced perfectly with the Kuranda rail journey
  • Great Barrier Reef – our guests spend a full day on the outer barrier reef, including lunch
  • Sydney – with Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge it’s little surprise this is one of the world’s favourite cities.

 

Providing exceptional value while maintaining the highest standards is at the heart of everything we do.

Superb Hotels

We know that your accommodation in Australia is an extremely important part of your holiday, which is why we generally use hotels with a four-star rating. Not only that, but we carefully select hotels in Australia which offer the best locations for you to explore.

All aboard an iconic, all-inclusive rail journey

Just another highlight on some of our escorted tours is an overnight rail journey on The Ghan. You can watch the country’s incredible landscapes unfold before you as you relax in complete all-inclusive comfort where all your meals and drinks are included.

So many experiences included

Visit Australia with Distant Journeys, and you’ll enjoy so many incredible experiences, at no extra cost. From hopping into a boat for a sumptuous lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour or adventuring to the more elusive areas of the Outer Barrier Reef, they’re all included in the price of your Australian tour.

Our Australia tours include

  • Scheduled flights with Qantas & Emirates
  • A selection of UK departure airports
  • A choice of outbound stopovers
  • Airport transfers overseas
  • Superior hotels, with great locations
  • Daily breakfast, worth up to £462 per person and some extra meals
  • Experienced local tour managers
  • Incredible excursions
  • All pre-payable airport taxes
  • All hotel porterage
  • ATOL protection for your holiday
  • Our Price Promise & Covid Guarantee

At Distant Journeys, we think we’ve found the perfect balance of freedom and flexibility that every escorted tour of Australia needs.

Where would you like to fly from?

It’s up to you! On our 22-day Wonders of Australia tour, 29-day Very Best of Australia tour, 19-day Essential Australia tour and 27-day Christmas & New Year in Australia tour you can choose to travel with the Qantas and Emirates partnership from any of the following airports; London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle or Glasgow. Just pick which is most convenient.

Where would you like to stop over?

You can choose to break up your travel with an outbound stopover in Dubai or Singapore – whichever sounds best to you, on the majority of our  Australian tours we include it in the price of your tour package.

What would you like to do?

On an escorted tour, we think it’s important to still have the flexibility and freedom to spend time as you please and enjoy experiences that really interest you. And our Freedom Days allow you to do exactly that. So be it a behind-the-scenes tour of Sydney Opera House or dinner under the stars at Uluru, it’s all about what you want to do.

Would you like to stay a little longer?

Who wouldn’t? So why not extend your holiday to visit family and friends? Arranging flights for you to accommodate this is all part of the service.

Book now and SAVE up to £632 per couple!

If you book any of our Australia tours departing after September 2022 by the 30th November 2021 you will be able to take advantage of our Special Offer, which will save you up to £632 per couple.

Our most popular Special Offer – a two night homebound stopover is available for only £29 per person – on all our Australia tours. Dependent on your preferred itinerary and choice of airline, there are several options for your £29 stopover including Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong or Dubai.

These stopovers normally cost as much as £690 per couple for two nights accommodation in a deluxe four star hotel, with full daily breakfast and airport transfers. So it really does pay to book early with Distant Journeys.

You also have the option to choose a relaxing three-night beach stay on the wonderful Indonesian island of Bali, for only £199 per person, or enjoy a two-night stay on Sentosa Island for only £129 per person.

Special Offer: terms and conditions
Special Offer is £29pp in twin / double room, £58 for single occupancy and is subject to the availability of flights and accommodation. The Bali stopover is £199 per person (£398 for single occupancy). The Sentosa Island stopover is £129 per person (£258 for single occupancy).The saving of up to £632 per couple is based on the price of the homebound stopover.

 

Award-winning escorted tours

Want to learn more about these amazing offers along with our fantastic award-winning itineraries to Australia and New Zealand? Just click on the tour name;

19-day Essential Australia tour

22-day Wonders of Australia tour

29-day Very Best of Australia tour

27-day Christmas & New Year in Australia tour

24-day Magnificent New Zealand tour

27-day New Zealand by Rail, Road and Sea tour

28-day Very Best of New Zealand tour

30-day Highlights of Australia & New Zealand tour

Or for any of our combined tours of Australia & New Zealand, please click here.

 

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Our unhurried tours generally spend two or three nights in each destination, include superior hotels and you are guided throughout by your experienced friendly Tour Manager.

Award-Winning Holidays

Award-Winning

We have won 10 awards in the last five years, at the British Travel Awards;  ‘Best Small Holiday Company to Australasia’ ‘Best Small Holiday to Sub-Saharan Africa’ and ‘Best Small Escorted Tours Holiday Company’.

99% Customer Satisfaction

Distant Journeys have achieved an incredible 99% satisfaction rating, verified by independent reviews provider Feefo and we have been awarded their highest Platinum Trusted Rating.

100 % Financial Protection

All Distant Journeys holidays are fully bonded by the Civil Aviation Authority, meaning you can book in the confidence your money is 100% safe.

Guaranteed Price Promise

We want you to have the peace of mind you are paying the best price for your holiday, so Distant Journeys guarantees this through our Price Promise.

  • We will reward you for booking early. The earlier you book the better the offer you’ll receive.
  • We never offer last minute discounts, so you can be confident you’ll never see your holiday cheaper once you have booked.
  • We will never add surcharges onto the cost of your holiday, once you have booked.
  • We will price match any identical holiday you find and give you £200 off a future booking.


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