This morning we transfer to the airport for our short flight to Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria. It’s an elegant and impressive city, as seen in the stunning and extremely well-preserved Victorian architecture of its public buildings and grand houses. On arrival, we’ll enjoy all these sights and much more with a tour of the city. Among the places we will visit are the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Captain Cook’s Cottage (which we can also enter at our own expense), the Victoria Markets, the Rod Laver Arena (home to tennis’ Australian Open every January) and Federation Square. We will also head out of the city centre to see two of Melbourne’s waterside suburbs: Port Melbourne and St Kilda. Our hotel for the next three nights is the four-star Pullman on the Park. This contemporary hotel was built on the site of the 1887 Cliveden Mansion, alongside Fitzroy Gardens.
Included meals: Breakfast
Enjoy a Freedom Day in Melbourne, where one of the optional tours on offer is a trip to Phillip Island, home to the world’s largest colony of Fairy Penguins, to view the Penguin Parade. The Fairy Penguins spend most of their day swimming and foraging at sea, then at dusk they waddle back to their nests on land. It’s a sight not to be missed. Alternatively, take a morning excursion to ride on the Puﬃng Billy steam train through the Blue Dandenong Ranges, with an Aussie-style elevenses of Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers served beforehand.
Included meals: Breakfast
Today has also been left free to spend as we please. For those looking to explore the region surrounding Melbourne, there’s the opportunity of an optional tour along what consistently features in the Top 10 of the world’s greatest scenic coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road. Departing from Torquay, home to the world-famous Bells Beach, our tour will take us through laid-back beach resorts along Victoria’s dramatic coastline to our end destination, the iconic stone monoliths known as the Twelve Apostles. If you’re remaining in the city, today is a great opportunity to explore Melbourne’s quirky laneways, whose street art provides fabulous photo opportunities.
Included meals: Breakfast
Following breakfast this morning, we board our flight to Alice Springs, in Australia’s Red Centre, whose red earth and blue skies so typify Outback Australia. On arrival, we enjoy a sightseeing tour, visiting the Old Telegraph Station, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which has been saving lives in rural and isolated parts of Australia for more than 90 years, and the School of the Air, which provides an education remotely to children living in the most far-flung areas of the Outback. Later, we check in to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, home for the next two nights.
This evening, there’s the opportunity to enjoy an authentic Aussie bush BBQ. Huddle around a cosy campfire under the desert skies at the traditional cattle camp, whilst tucking into a superb barbecued steak. Enjoy a cold beer or chilled wine from the bar while a bush balladeer sings timeless Australian songs. Finally, the camp lights are switched off and a knowledgeable star guide will decode the night skies as we bathe in the velvety darkness of an Outback night.
Included meals: Breakfast
Our day is free to relax or explore as we wish. Choose to join a popular excursion to the Western MacDonnell Ranges; a great opportunity to get a true taste of life in the outback. The full-day tour takes us through the stunning scenery of Simpson’s Gap, home to various plants and wildlife, including the black-footed rock-wallaby. The excursion also visits Standley Chasm, one of the ‘must see’ spectacular geological and cultural icons of Central Australia.
Included meals: Breakfast
After breakfast we board our coach for the drive along the Stuart and Lasseter Highways to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. Upon arrival we visit Kata Tjuṯa, also known as the Olgas, a group of large, domed sandstone rock formations. The domes of Kata Tjuta are sacred to the local Anangu Aboriginal people, and are believed to be over 500 million years old. We then make our way to the Desert Gardens Hotel, our overnight accommodation.
After freshening up at the hotel we will be taken to a viewing area to witness the sun setting behind Uluru. Sparkling wine and nibbles will be served whilst you and your travelling companions watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Included meals: Breakfast
Wake up on a Christmas Eve like no other as early risers have the option of viewing Uluru at sunrise, for a different perspective on this ancient and sacred monolith. After breakfast, we depart for a tour of the base of Uluru, getting as close as is allowed to the Rock. Learn more about its historical and cultural importance to the indigenous people of this area of Northern Territory. We will then leave the Red Centre behind as we take an afternoon flight to Cairns, in Tropical Far North Queensland. We’ll head straight to our hotel, the Hilton Cairns, on arrival. Situated in a prime spot right on Cairns’ Esplanade, this superior hotel is our home for the next 5 nights, and the scene of the Christmas festivities to come.
Included meals: Breakfast
Merry Christmas! Begin the day with a hearty breakfast to set you up for the celebrations ahead. Our day is free to spend as we please, perhaps with a stroll along the Esplanade followed by a picnic on the grass in the sunshine or even a swim in Cairns’ lagoon pool. This evening we gather in the hotel to enjoy a celebratory Christmas buffet dinner and drinks with our new-found friends.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner, including selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Today is another of our Freedom Days to spend however we wish in Cairns, and we are offering a very popular optional excursion to Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Our tour begins with a visit to the Tjapukai Cultural Centre to enjoy a performance of dance, music and storytelling by members of the local Tjapukai Aboriginal community. Next, we travel to Kuranda village via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, soaring above the treetops with astounding views over the rainforest. In Kuranda, there are several enjoyable ways to spend the next few hours. Browse the craft markets, visit the butterfly sanctuary or explore the Koala Gardens, where we can even cuddle a Koala if we wish. Kuranda has plenty of laid-back coffee shops with outdoor seating, perfect for indulging in some people-watching along with a flat white and some cake! We will then head back to Cairns on the unique Kuranda Scenic Railway. Passing over 40 bridges and through 15 tunnels, the railway is a feat of engineering and a railway journey to remember.
Included meals: Breakfast
No holiday to Australia can be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most enduring natural wonders, the Reef’s stunningly beautiful coral and colourful marine life is a place like no other. Our exciting excursion to the Great Barrier Reef begins with a journey aboard a high-speed catamaran as we zip across the Coral Sea to the Marine World platform on the Outer Reef.
We spend several hours at the Outer Reef for you to enjoy as you wish. The more active among us can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon or, for an additional cost, join the marine biologist on a guided snorkel safari or maybe have a go at scuba diving. There is also the option to see the reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight. Those who would rather not get wet can still experience the underwater world of the reef with a ride in a glass-bottomed boat, or a trip in the underwater observatory and semi-submersible reef viewer. A buffet lunch is served on board the platform.
We return by catamaran to Cairns later in the afternoon, bringing our thrilling Great Barrier Reef day to a close.
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch
Another Freedom Day in tropical Far North Queensland. For the chance to explore one of the world’s most ancient tropical rainforests, dating as far back as 180 million years, come with us on our optional tour to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. During the excursion, we’ll see dramatic jungle-clad gorges, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls while taking a walk with an Aboriginal guide as well as a cruise to spot saltwater crocodiles. At Cape Tribulation, an isolated headland, stroll on the beach where the rainforest meets the reef.
If you prefer to stay in Cairns today, there’s so much to see and do, including numerous shops and art galleries, as well as Cairns’ famous Night Markets. Featuring over seventy different shops and stalls selling authentic local crafts and souvenirs, as well as a food court offering street food from around the world, the Night Markets are the perfect place to enjoy dinner and hunt for some souvenirs.
Included meals: Breakfast
This morning we leave Cairns and fly to Sydney our final port of call on this wonderful tour of Australia, with the promise of an extraordinary New Year’s Eve celebration ahead. We will be taken speedily to the Radisson Blu Hotel, an excellent hotel set in an historic building just a short walk from Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour, home to the world-famous Sydney Opera House. The city centre itself is packed with world class restaurants, a lively arts culture and some remarkable museums and galleries. Beyond the harbour and the iconic bridge, however, Sydney has pristine sandy beaches and native bushland, sprawling parks and leafy gardens. Our 4-night stay in Sydney allows us plenty of time to enjoy all that this wonderful city has to offer.
Included meals: Breakfast
This morning we will view the most essential sights of Sydney with a comprehensive sightseeing tour and lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. We begin by travelling through some of the city’s coolest inner-city suburbs to the iconic Bondi Beach, with time to enjoy a stroll on its famous golden sands, before passing the beautiful Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay on our way back to the city centre. Our tour will then bring us to Hyde Park, Australia’s oldest park, whose 40 acres contain the ANZAC Memorial; Parliament House and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. This unique ‘chair’ is a Sydney landmark made of exposed sandstone rock, cut into a bench shape by convicts in 1810 as a gift to Governor Macquarie’s wife. This location is also the perfect spot for a group photo, with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge behind. The sightseeing tour will then lead us to Circular Quay, where we board the MV Sydney 2000 for our fabulous lunch cruise around stunning Sydney Harbour. The delicious two-course lunch is the perfect accompaniment to the unrivalled views as we cruise past the Opera House; the perfect way to end our first morning in Sydney. After disembarking, our afternoon is free to spend soaking up the atmosphere around the harbour. Maybe enjoy a tour of the Sydney Opera House, or even take in a show in one of the world’s most famous performance venues?
Included meals: Breakfast and lunch
The eyes of the world fall on Sydney on New Year’s Eve, and today you are among the privileged few who are at the epicentre of the celebrations. Our day is left free, and your Tour Manager will be happy to help and offer their recommendations or make any arrangements for you. This evening, the excitement builds as we make our way to King Street Wharf to board The Blue Room, our luxury cruise vessel. The glass boat offers amazing 360-degree views around Sydney Harbour and will be positioned in an exclusion zone giving a prime position for viewing the fireworks. We will be welcomed aboard with a glass of finest Australian sparkling wine, before settling into our reserved seat to be served a fabulous 5-course dinner of restaurant-quality, locally sourced favourites. The conversation and the drinks will flow, and after dinner we’ll be entertained by a live band, plus a DJ whose selection of music will be bound to have you up on your feet and dancing the evening away. As midnight strikes, Sydney’s annual firework spectacular bursts into life, and we’ll truly feel at the heart of the festivities as we view the stunning display from the comfort of our boat. Happy New Year!
Included meals: Breakfast and celebration dinner including selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Welcome to 2022, and a final Freedom Day in Sydney. Shake off the cobwebs with an optional visit to the Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park; just 90 minutes from downtown Sydney, the park encompasses coastline, rainforest, bushland and a portion of the Hawkesbury River. Or those with a head for heights may want to do the ultimate in New Year’s Day walks with a climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge! However you choose to spend your final full day in Sydney, relax and enjoy it as this wonderful Very Best of Australia tour draws to a close.
Included meals: Breakfast
Our last day in Sydney is yours to spend as you please until we leave for the airport with suitcases full of memories: the end of an unforgettable adventure in Australia. Flights to our chosen UK airport all stop in Dubai or Singapore for a change of aircraft before the second leg back home.
Included meals: Breakfast, in-ﬂight meals and drinks
SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER: SAVE up to £632 per couple!
If you would like to stopover on your way home we have an amazing stopover offer available from £29 per person for a stay in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, or Dubai. Alternatively, if you prefer, we have a relaxing Bali stopover available from £199 per person. All you need to do to take advantage of this amazing offer is select a departure travelling from September 2021 onwards and book by 1st March 2021.
This morning we arrive back into the UK at our chosen airport: either Birmingham, Glasgow, London Heathrow, Manchester or Newcastle, bringing our unforgettable journey to an end.
Included meals: In-ﬂight meals and drinks
Don’t forget, you can SAVE up to £632 per couple on a homebound stopover, if you take a tour departing after September 2021. Just make sure you book by 1st March 2021. Choose a two night homebound stopover in Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, or Bangkok for only £29 per person (£58 for single occupancy). The stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights in a four star hotel and full daily breakfast. Alternatively, you may consider a relaxing three night stay in Bali for only £199 per person (£398 for single occupancy).
What’s more, if you book the Christmas & New Year tour by 15th December 2020 your deposit will be only £99 per person. See the offers tab for full details.
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A shorter 20-day tour departing on 15th December 2021 is also available. Prices from £6,295. Please call for details
Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single occupancy supplement: £1,595
Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.
Visa: To enter Australia, you need an ETA (electronic travel authority).We will obtain this on your behalf and the £25 per person processing fee will be added to your confirmation invoice.
Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.
Our escorted holidays to Australia are designed to include must-see sights and memorable experiences in your tour price. And our Christmas & New Year tour is no exception as so much of what you will experience is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast and several other meals too, experienced local Tour Manager and several amazing excursions, already paid for.
If you’ve taken advantage of one of our two night stopovers on your journey home from Australia you may want to make the most of your short stay in these exciting destinations by taking an optional excursion or two.
After all, who could visit Singapore without a trip to the world-famous and historic Raffles Hotel for afternoon tea or a Singapore Sling? Or if you’re in Bangkok, the Grand Palace with its beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha is a must-see. Explore Hong Kong and learn about its fascinating history. In Bali why not take a sunset cruise, or discover the islands beautiful mountainous interior. And if Dubai is where you’ll spend the last two nights of your holiday, why not enjoy one of them feasting Bedouin-style on a Desert Safari?
Click on any of the descriptions below to find out more about any of the optional excursions in Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok and Bali.
This full day tour takes you to the beautiful wildlife haven of Rottnest Island, and can be enjoyed during your Very Best of Australia tour. Famed for its white sandy...AUD $180 / £100 Read More >
The Swan Valley is a lovely area a short drive away from the centre of Perth, and is home to award-winning wineries, breweries and restaurants. Our Swan Valley tour is...AUD $115 / £64 Read More >
This day tour from Perth offer visitors a unique opportunity to interact with dolphins in their natural environment. You may see mothers nursing their calves, discover how they use stingrays...From AUD $115 / GBP £64 Read More >
The Pinnacles are one of the most iconic sights in Western Australia: a series of unique limestone rock formations sticking up out of a vast, remote desert. Pay a visit...AUD $169 / GBP £95 Read More >
The Adelaide Hills, east of Adelaide is a region famed for its rugged beauty, mountain views and its cool-climate wines, as well as the historic German settlement of Hahndorf. Our...AUD $75 / GBP £43 Read More >
Relax on this lunch-time cruise along the Murray River aboard the Proud Mary boat. Enjoy the spectacular views of this unique river system with its historic cliffs and stunning landscapes....AUD $162 / GBP £91 Read More >
Kangaroo Island Australia is South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination. Your Kangaroo Island tour from Adelaide begins early morning when you take a scenic coach journey to Cape Jervis taking...AUD $304 / GBP £171 Read More >
Travel from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills with a stop at the Whispering Wall, famous for its acoustic qualities. Visit the beautiful and historic winery of Château Yaldara, one of...AUD $139 / GBP £78 Read More >
Explore Victoria’s enormous food and wine scene with this wonderful Melbourne food and wine tour. From Melbourne, you’ll to travel around and taste your way around the nearby Bellarine and...AUD $199 / GBP £112 Read More >
Escape from the city for a day and discover the beauty of Melbourne Bay, also known as Port Phillip Bay, with a guided Melbourne Bay tour, taking in the stunning...AUD $189 / GBP £106 Read More >
Our evening tour from Melbourne will take you directly to Phillip Island to witness the evening ritual of the Penguin Parade. During your journey to Phillip Island, take in the panoramic...AUD $167 / GBP £94 Read More >
This morning tour begins with the lush rain forest of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, before we make our way in to Sherbrooke Forest with its tall eucalyptus and chatting kooaburras....AUD $104 / £58 Read More >
Enjoy a truly remarkable experience of a sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne - a world-class experience. Your day will begin with an early start, as your ballooning adventure...AUD $495 / GBP £278 Read More >
The Puffing Billy Yarra Valley Tour is a tour for those with an appreciation for food, wine and a little history. The Puffing Billy Steam Train is an icon in...AUD $218 / GBP £121 Read More >
Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! Visit Churchill Island where you can explore this working farm or simply enjoy ocean...AUD $189 / GBP £106 Read More >
A Great Ocean Road Day Trip introduces one of the world’s most stunning coastlines, offering ocean vistas, crashing surf, dramatic coastal cliffs and endless long sandy beaches. Your Great Ocean...AUD $202 / GBP £113 Read More >
Perfect for those who wish to visit Desert Park without taking the full day Western MacDonnell tour, this morning excursion includes return transfers from your hotel plus admission to Alice...AUD $64 / GBP £36 Read More >
The dazzling and unique sunsets that pass over Australia’s Red Centre each day are not to be missed during any visit to Australia, and during your time in Australia, you...AUD $89 / GBP £50 Read More >
Alice Springs - Original Outback Bush BBQ Dinner Show A truly unique and authentic experience not to be missed. Become immersed in the spirit and grandeur that is the Australian...AUD $185 / GBP £104 Read More >
Our Australia Tour Packages give you the opportunity to visit the Western MacDonnell Ranges during your stay in Alice Springs. Head west on Larapinta Drive alongside the ochre coloured Western...From AUD $139 / GBP £78 Read More >
Visit Alice Springs and you’ll get to enjoy an amazing hot air balloon flight. Get to know your friendly crew as you journey to the launch site in the cool...From AUD $305 / GBP £171 Read More >
Field of Light art installation, and global phenomenon, by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is coming to Australia for the first time. As part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to...AUD $265 / GBP £149 Read More >
Field of Light art installation, and global phenomenon, by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is coming to Australia for the first time. As part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to...AUD $95 / GBP £53 Read More >
Field of Light art installation, and global phenomenon, by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, is coming to Australia for the first time. As part of Ayers Rock Resort’s commitment to...AUD $43 / GBP £24 Read More >
Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling...AUD $225 / GBP £126 Read More >
One of the best ways to experience Uluru and the sprawling domes of Kata Tjuta is on an Ayers Rock Helicopter tour. Your aerial view will take in Uluru and...AUD $285 / GBP £160 Read More >
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, out to Lake Amadeus, Kings Canyon and Gosses’ Bluff on an Ayers Rock scenic flight. During this exhilarating experience, you...AUD $240 / GBP £135 Read More >
Enjoy an evening of calm water cruising, taking in the sights and sounds of Cairns by night. The evening includes a welcome drink, entertainment and a delicious buffet featuring some...AUD $95 / GBP £53 Read More >
Immerse yourself in Tropical Far North Queensland with the Wooroonooran Rainforest Tour. Enjoy a visit to Eubenangee Wetlands and the Josephine Waterfalls. The tour includes lunch in Innisfail, a cruise...AUD $219 / GBP £123 Read More >
Learn about Australia's indigenous Aboriginal people in the timeless and spiritual setting of the world's oldest living rainforest. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, connect with two local indigenous brothers whilst...AUD $239 / GBP £134 Read More >
Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Queensland and is situated just 40 minutes’ drive north of Cairns. Your excursion price includes return transport...AUD $83 / £47 Read More >
Port Douglas’ Flames of the Forest is an exclusive, intimate and romantic experience. The Rainforest Restaurant in Port Douglas will transport you into a world beyond your imagination. Completely surrounded...AUD $205 / GBP £115 Read More >
You begin the day with a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, to meet your indigenous guide who will show you through the park, including bush food demonstrations, didgeridoo demonstrations,...AUD $218 / GBP £122 Read More >
Enjoy a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area. In the morning visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and enjoy an indigenous presentation by...AUD $218 / £122 Read More >
Hot air ballooning in Cairns, Australia, is a popular and exhilarating experience. The Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands, is a much-admired destination for visitors from all around...AUD $320 / £180 Read More >
Included in our Australian itineraries is a full day excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be amazed by its magical marine life and colourful coral from the moment you...From AUD $39 / GBP £22 Read More >
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase is Australia’s second oldest National Park, and amongst the variety of flora and fauna you’ll also find over 1,000 Aboriginal heritage sites, the most concentrated collection in the...AUD $229 / GBP £129 Read More >
Enjoy Sydney from the best possible vantage point – by air. You will take a spectacular 20 minute flight in a luxury helicopter, including return transfers from your hotel. The...AUD $220 / £123 Read More >
The Sydney Opera House is a must-see landmark during your time in Australia. On this tour, you can take in all the mystery and majesty of the Australian icon on...AUD $42 / GBP £23 Read More >
The ultimate way to experience the most famous Sydney icon – the Sydney Opera House – is the Red Carpet Package. This includes an informative guided tour of the public...From AUD $346 / GBP £210 Read More >
Prepare to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge on this exhilarating excursion. Known to Sydneysiders as ‘The Coathanger’, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge is the world’s largest (but not longest) steel arch...AUD $388 / GBP £216 Read More >
A flexible boutique wine tour of the picturesque Hunter Valley. Relax in comfortable small-group vehicles for the 2 hour drive north to the Hunter Valley. Along the way your guide...AUD $198 / GBP £110 Read More >
Explore this million-acre World Heritage-listed area. This tour takes you away from the obvious tourist traps to show you the Blue Mountains from an insider’s perspective – from secluded lookouts,...From AUD $222 / GBP £124 Read More >
Thailand has over 26,000 temples or Wats (local name). This Half Day City and Temples tour will bring you to three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok, beginning with...THB 1,150 / GBP £28 Read More >
Bangkok’s Grand Palace Tour is a “must see” for all visitors to Bangkok. The Grand Palace complex, built in 1782, includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)...THB 1,250 / GBP £30 Read More >
A glimpse of everyday life in Thailand can be seen at the Damnern Saduak floating market, situated around 100km south west of Bangkok. This Bangkok floating market can be explored...THB 1,300 / GBP £32 Read More >
All aboard an exhilarating Dubai helicopter tour. After take-off from Dubai Festival City you will follow the creek winding past the Creek golf course and continue over the Spice Souk...USD $194 / GBP £155 Read More >
A fabulous evening on a Bateaux Dubai dinner cruise awaits. This elegant two-and-a-half hour Dubai Marina dinner cruise offers the best sightseeing with fine dining, personalised service and a contemporary...USD $172/ GBP £137 Read More >
For a magical and memorable evening, join us on a Dubai Desert Safari tour. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and venture into the mysterious desert in...USD $133 / GBP £110 Read More >
This fascinating half day Dubai City tour provides an insight into Dubai’s rich history. Your tour of Old Dubai passes the Zabeel Royal Palaces, visits historical buildings with their ancient...USD $51 / GBP £41 Read More >
Explore the highlights and landmarks of the city on a half-day tour. From The Palm, Jumeirah and Dubai Marina to Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall, see all of the...From USD $66 / £53 Read More >
The Afternoon Tea ritual, much like Raffles Hotel, Singapore, was fashioned in the 19th century. A cherished tradition since its founding in Great Britain, the experience journeyed to Asia during...SGD $90 / GBP £53 Read More >
The evening begins with a local Chinese Dinner along the Singapore River with a choice of either Hainanese Chicken Rice or Seafood Nasi Goreng (Menu is subject to seasonal changes). En...SGD$112/ GBP £66 Read More >
Recently voted one of the Top 10 Indoor Gardens of the World, the Gardens by the Bay is also Singapore’s number 1 attraction according to Trip Advisor. Featuring more than...From SGD $32 / GBP £19 Read More >
The Tiffin Room has been synonymous with the Raffles Hotel, Singapore, since its establishment in 1892. The restored interior decor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in the Tiffin Room to...SGD $89 / GBP £50 Read More >
The Singapore Night Safari is world’s first. Set in 40 hectares of secondary jungle, the mystery and drama of the tropical jungle after dusk unfolds at the Singapore Zoo Night...SGD $101 / GBP £59 Read More >
Combine a scenic cruise to Lamma Island with a delicious seafood dinner at a local restaurant; see locals in a fishing village go about their daily lives and enjoy an uninterrupted...HKD $750 / GBP £78 Read More >
Macau, a former Portuguese enclave, mixes colonial charm with modern Chinese zest and is just a short hour-long ferry ride from Hong Kong. Sometimes called the Las Vegas of the...From HK $995 / GBP £104 Read More >
Hong Kong’s largest outlying island, Lantau Island seems a world away from the high rise modernity of Hong Kong Island. It offers unspoilt countryside, lush green valleys, pristine beaches, reflective...HK $850 / GBP £89 Read More >
This half day tour of Hong Kong Island begins with a visit to famous Stanley Market, one of the must-see places for visitors to Hong Kong. You will find an...HK $400 / GBP £42 Read More >
The Indonesian island of Bali is renowned not only for its beauty but also for its ancient temples. Tirta Empul temple is among the most famous, its waters said to...USD $56 / GBP £46 Read More >
Discover the ‘real’ Bali and escape off the beaten track with this small group tour to the centre of Bali, visiting mountains, farms, ancient villages and temples. There’s more to...USD $48 / GBP £40 Read More >
Bali is one of the world’s most beautiful islands, and the Bali Hai cruise is one of the best ways to see the island in all its splendour, taking it...USD $66 / GBP £55 Read More >
Discover ancient temples, meet the local wildlife and explore the countryside of inland Bali with this half-day Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot tour. It’s one of several optional...USD $58 / GBP £48 Read More >
Discover the real Bali with an immersive evening of culture, dance and food on this evening tour to Bali’s Uluwatu temple. If you decide to visit Bali on a homebound...USD $67 / GBP £55 Read More >
Book now with only £99 per person deposit and SAVE up to £632 per couple!
Our most popular Special Launch Offer – a two-night homebound stopover is available for only £29 per person (£58 for single occupancy) – on all our Australia tours.
There are several options for your £29 stopover – Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong or Dubai. Alternatively, you have the option to choose a relaxing three-night beach stay on the wonderful Indonesian island of Bali, for only £199 (£398 for single occupancy) per person.
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.
We are also pleased to offer our new £99 per person deposit offer. Just make a new booking to Australia between 13th November and the 15th December 2020 to take advantage of this special low deposit.
Special Offers: terms and conditions
Special Launch 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 saving of up to £632 per couple is available on tours departing from September 2021 and is on the price of the homebound stopover.
The £99 low deposit is per person and is available for all new bookings made between 13th November 2020 and the 15th December 2020. This offer is available on tours of Australia and New Zealand departing after September 2021 and is non-refundable. Please note, the £99 deposit is not available for passengers who have booked prior to 13th November 2020, or for those passengers transferring their booking from the 2020/21 season. The balance of the deposit is payable by the 15th February 2021.
The Christmas & New Year in Australia tour is a new itinerary departing December 2021 and as yet there are no direct reviews for this tour. We suggest in the meantime, to look at the reviews for our Very Best of Australia tour. We’re sure you will be impressed with the service our guests receive and the great reviews they kindly give us!