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Wonders of Australia Tour

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There’s little that’s not included in The Wonders of Australia Tour. This all-encompassing tour of Australia ensures you experience all of its highlights and hidden gems under the expert local guidance of your Tour Manager. On your tour to Australia, you can look forward to an overnight journey on board the legendary Ghan Railway; visiting the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne; witnessing the sun set and rise over the natural wonder that is Uluru (Ayers Rock), and a day exploring the mysterious Outer Barrier Reef during your time in Cairns.

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Wonders of Australia itinerary

There are so many wonders of Australia just waiting for you to discover. And that’s what our Wonders of Australia Tour is all about – exposing you to them all. From the stunning sights of The Great Barrier Reef to the mysterious landscapes of the Outback.

22-day Wonders of Australia, from only £4,995pp

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  • Day 1: Depart UK
  • Day 2: Singapore, 3 nights
  • Day 3: Singapore
  • Day 4: Singapore Freedom Day
  • Day 5: Melbourne, 3 nights
  • Day 6: Melbourne
  • Day 7: Melbourne Freedom Day
  • Day 8: Cairns, 4 nights
  • Day 9: Great Barrier Reef
  • Day 10: Cairns Freedom Day
  • Day 11: Cairns Freedom Day
  • Day 12: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Overnight
  • Day 13: Alice Springs, 2 nights
  • Day 14: Alice Springs Freedom Day
  • Day 15: The Ghan, Overnight
  • Day 16: Adelaide, 2 nights
  • Day 17: Adelaide Freedom Day
  • Day 18: Sydney, 3 nights
  • Day 19: Sydney
  • Day 20: Sydney Freedom Day
  • Day 21: Depart Sydney
  • Day 22: Arrive UK

The Ghan train passing through the cobalt red land of the outback

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart from the UK airport most convenient for you with Qantas/Emirates, at no extra cost. Choose from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow.

 

Included meals: In-flight meals and drinks

Singapore skyline reflected in the water of the Marina Bay, with streaks of purple in the sky

Day 2: Singapore, 3 nights

Flights from London Heathrow may travel direct to Singapore. All UK regional flights will travel via Dubai. Arrive into the wonderful city of Singapore and transfer to the four-star Copthorne Kings Hotel, situated in an enviable position close to the banks of the Singapore River.

 

Included meals: In-flight meals and drinks

Alternative stopover: Dubai

We have based days 2-5 of this itinerary on a stopover in Singapore. If you prefer, you may choose to stop in Dubai for the same price. Your stopover includes transfers, accommodation, daily breakfast and a city sightseeing tour. Flight timings will vary. Please speak with one of our personal travel experts for more details.

Aerial view of Marina Bay, Singapore at dawn, with the famous Art Science museum in foreground

Day 3: Singapore

Known as ‘the crossroads of Asia’, Singapore is a city where east meets west; a cosmopolitan melting pot with an inspirational identity. This morning enjoy a tour of this wonderful city. Included is a stop at Merlion Park and the impressive views of Marina Bay. We continue to the historic Civic District, Thian Hock Keng Temple and the fabulous orchid gardens set within Singapore’s botanical gardens. Return to the hotel where the rest of our day is free to spend as we please.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Photo looking up at the Gardens By The Bay light show in Singapore at day, showing the intricate architecture of the structures

Day 4: Singapore Freedom Day

A Freedom Day in Singapore to further explore the city. Possibly visit historic Raffles for high tea or to savour a Singapore Sling. Discover the wonderful Gardens by the Bay, visit Singapore Zoo or maybe indulge in some of the amazing shopping opportunities that can be found around the city.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Dense Melbourne CBD with the national train station and modern Federation Square in the foreground

Day 5: Melbourne, 3 nights

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Melbourne. With a late arrival into Melbourne, we transfer directly to our hotel, the four-star Clarion Suites Gateway for departures after September 2020, or the Savoy Hotel on Little Collins for earlier departures.

 

Included meals: Breakfast, In-flight meals and drinks

Close up of the neo-futuristic architecture of Federation Square in Melbourne

Day 6: Melbourne

A leisurely start this morning before our city tour of Melbourne. Sights include Captain Cook’s Cottage, Victoria Markets, Federation Square, the MCG and Rod Laver Arena. We also head out of the city to see the waterside suburbs of St. Kilda and Port Melbourne, returning to our hotel later in the day.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Puffing billy suspended on an old bridge with tourists hanging out of the side taking photos - surrounded by steam and dense forest

Day 7: Melbourne Freedom Day

Today we can choose to relax or explore as we please. Our Distant Journeys Tour Manager will be on hand to help with advice on things to do, where to eat, make any arrangements and book excursions for you to further explore the area. For example, we have the opportunity to take a trip to Phillip Island, home to the world’s largest colony of fairy penguins, to view the ‘Penguin Parade’. Alternatively, take the Pu?ng Billy steam train through the Blue Dandenong Ranges, explore the city’s most famous sporting landmarks or tour along one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, the internationally renowned Great Ocean Road.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Cairns Esplanade overlooking the docked boats in the harbour

Day 8: Cairns, 4 nights

Late in the morning, we make our way to the airport for our ?ight to Cairns. Upon arrival, we shall transfer to Hilton Hotel (for departures from September 2020) or the DoubleTree by Hilton, for departures prior to September 2020, both of which are ideally located in the heart of Cairns. Our hotel will be our home for the next four nights.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

One of the wonders of the underwater world, showing colourful marine life

Day 9: Great Barrier Reef

A holiday to Australia would not be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. Its vibrantly coloured marine life and breathtakingly beautiful coral make this World Heritage site a must-see for all visitors. During our full-day Great Barrier Reef excursion, we board our high-speed catamaran and journey out to the Marine World platform located on the Outer Reef. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, or if you prefer to stay dry, view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass-bottomed boat, or the underwater observatory. With ?ve hours at the reef there is plenty of time to do it all. For the more adventurous, there are a number of activities available at an additional cost, including scuba diving (no experience necessary), joining the marine biologist on a guided snorkel safari, or soaring above the reef on a spectacular scenic helicopter flight.

 

Included meals: Breakfast and lunch

Cairns Skyrail travelling over dense rainforest, with strong waterfall flowing through a gorge

Day 10: Cairns Freedom Day

Although today has been left free you may wish to take an optional trip to Kuranda. Our tour begins with traditional Tjapukai aboriginal culture including authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people. We ascend to Kuranda by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a beautiful experience gliding over the rainforest canopy. ‘The village in the rainforest’ Kuranda awaits. It’s a lovely place to while away a few hours visiting the markets, butter?y sanctuary or the Koala Gardens. Travel back to Cairns along one of the most unique rail journeys in Australia, the Kuranda Scenic Railway. See how the track clings to the rockface along a narrow coastal strip. During our journey we encounter no fewer than 40 bridges and 15 tunnels as we make our way back to Cairns.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Daintree Rainforest canopy overlooking the coast and hills in the distance

Day 11: Cairns Freedom Day

Another Freedom Day to enjoy in tropical northern Queensland. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, Cairns boasts over 200 walking tracks; there are also numerous interesting museums and art galleries to explore, as well as the option to take a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands. If you prefer to venture further a?eld, a day trip to the nearby World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world, is a fascinating experience. The tour gives a wonderful insight into the rainforest’s unique ?ora and fauna, including a walk with an aboriginal guide and a cruise spotting saltwater crocodiles.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Ayers rock from above, showing the pimple-like structure sat among the flat desert

Day 12: Uluru (Ayers Rock), Overnight

Leaving Cairns on an early ?ight, we head to Uluru, the icon of Australia’s outback, and the world’s largest monolith. Rising from the ?at surrounding scrubland, Uluru is a site of deep cultural signi?cance to the aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory. Relax and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine whilst witnessing the changing colours as the sun begins to set. It’s truly a photographer’s delight. Overnight at the four-star Desert Gardens Hotel.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Kata Tjuta from the side, showing the eroded rocks and vibrant oranges of this structure

Day 13: Alice Springs, 2 nights

This morning there’s an opportunity to see the sunrise over Uluru for those of us who wish to do so. A little later, we take a tour of the impressive series of rounded sandstone domes known as the Olgas. This afternoon we travel east through amazing outback landscapes as we journey along the scenic Lasseter and Stuart Highways and make our way to the outback town of Alice Springs. Our home for the next two nights is the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton. for guests departing before September 2020 or the Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel, for those departing after this date.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Uluru to Alice Springs: 5hrs 30min

Peering through the valleys of the Western Macdonnell ranges, through to the hills of the valley

Day 14: Alice Springs Freedom Day

Our day is free to relax or explore the outback. You may wish to take a trip to the Western MacDonnell Ranges; an excellent opportunity to get a real picture of life in the outback. The full day excursion takes us through the wondrous and picturesque scenery of Simpson’s Gap and the towering granite walls of Standley Chasm.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

The Ghan train travelling over a bridge separating dense forest

Day 15: The Ghan, Overnight

This morning, we board our coach and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Alice Springs. Visits include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air, and the Old Telegraph Station, now a museum and the site of the old springs from which Alice gets its name.

Then it’s time to make our way to Alice Springs Rail Terminal ready for our magni?cent overland rail journey to Adelaide, on Australia’s southern coastline. Known for being one of the world’s iconic rail journeys, The Ghan was named after the Afghan cameleers who once traversed this route. Our twin accommodation is in Gold Service cabins, featuring air-conditioned, private sleepers, all with upper and lower bunk beds, en-suite shower, washbasin and toilet. Single travellers will be accommodated in Gold Service single cabins, which are con?gured as a lounge chair by day, converting into a bed at night, with shared bathroom facilities at the end of each carriage. Whilst onboard, all our meals are included, as are a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. During lunch, marvel at the everchanging landscape as we journey south. Later enjoy an o?-train experience as The Ghan makes a short stop in Manguri. This evening following dinner, sleep to the rhythm of the rails.

 

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner PLUS selected onboard drinks

Pelicans stood in the Torrens River in Adelaide.

Day 16: Adelaide, 2 nights

In 25 hours aboard The Ghan we will have covered 1,555 kilometres and passed golden wheat ?elds, vast sheep stations, rugged mountain ranges, salt lakes and the ?erce Simpson Desert. Following breakfast this morning, we arrive into Adelaide. Surrounded by grassy parkland, picturesque hills and the Mount Lofty Range, Adelaide could scarcely present a more captivating aspect. We shall take a sightseeing tour and be introduced to Adelaide’s streets, ?ne Victorian buildings and attractive parks and gardens that surround the city. Later, we arrive at the excellent Stamford Plaza for our next two nights.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Kangaroo pictured in between vineyards at Barossa Valley

Day 17: Adelaide Freedom Day

A Freedom Day to spend as you please. Take a look around Adelaide on foot or perhaps take an optional tour to the famous wine-growing region of the Barossa Valley. Alternatively visit Kangaroo Island, situated o? the Fleurieu Peninsula, which o?ers a unique touring experience combining friendly, native wildlife with the natural, unspoilt wilderness.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Sydney Harbour Bridge from above at day time, with calm emerald waters below

Day 18: Sydney, 3 nights

This morning we make our way to Adelaide Airport in time for our ?ight to Sydney. Upon arrival, we head to the four-star Novotel Darling Square Hotel, or the View Hotel Sydney. Sydney is a city that takes full advantage of its natural setting – its sparkling harbour is host to the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the spectacular Sydney Opera House. Sydney’s suburbs are blessed with lush native bushland and pristine sandy beaches. Add to this the excellent restaurants and cafés, endless shopping opportunities and a vibrant culture and it’s very easy to understand why Sydney is one of the world’s favourite cities.

 

Included meals: Breakfast and In-flight drinks

Sydney Harbour at sunset, featuring the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in the distance

Day 19: Sydney

This morning’s sightseeing tour begins with a drive through some of Sydney’s most fashionable inner-city suburbs en route to Bondi Beach. Travel by Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay as we make our way back to the city centre. We journey via Hyde Park and Parliament House to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanical Gardens, where we stop for the classic photo opportunity of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We complete our tour in the best possible way – enjoying a luncheon cruise around Sydney’s beautiful harbour. The views of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the many dream homes nestled along the edge of the water are truly amazing. The afternoon has been left free to spend as we please.

 

Included meals: Breakfast and lunch

Dramatic overhanging cliff in the Blue Mountain range, with two trees perched atop of the cliff

Day 20: Sydney Freedom Day

Today has been left free, but for those that so desire, we shall be taking an optional trip to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains are a perfect example of native Australian bushland, with gum trees, majestic peaks and deep gorges stretching as far as the eye can see. Experience the panoramas from a series of lookouts, including Echo Point – the prime position to view the Three Sisters rock formation. The excursion also visits Wentworth Falls and the pretty village of Leura, famous for their annual garden festivals and playing host to many of the region’s local artists.

 

Included meals: Breakfast

Ayers rock from above, showing the pimple-like structure sat among the flat desert

Day 21: Depart Sydney

The day is yours until it’s time to depart for the airport. Our flights to our chosen UK airport operate via Dubai where there will be a change of aircraft.

 

Included meals: Breakfast, In-flight meals and drinks

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The Ghan train travelling over a bridge separating dense forest

Day 22: Arrive UK

This morning we arrive at our chosen airport; London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow, bringing to an end our incredible adventure.

 

Included meals: In-flight meals and drinks

Why not combine the Wonders of Australia with one of our New Zealand tours?

If you wish to make the ultimate journey to Australasia, combining the Wonders of Australia tour and either the Magnificent New Zealand or Very Best of New Zealand tour makes perfect sense.

Please see our Australia & New Zealand combination tours for more details.

Departure dates & prices

At Distant Journeys, we offer a great range of tours of Australia all of which include so much in the price. And our Wonders of Australia holiday is no exception. Your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced local tour managers and knowledgeable guides, an overnight rail journey on The Ghan and many amazing excursions are all included.

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Wonders of Australia departures

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2020
12 December^£6,295AvailableCall for details
2021
29 January*£5,295AvailableCall for details
11 February£5,295HALF FULLCall for details
12 March*£5,295ONLY 8 ROOMS LEFTCall for details
09 April*£4,995HALF FULLCall for details
30 July*£5,695AvailableCall for details


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These dates operate a variation of the tour as shown and may use alternative hotels of the same standard. Please call for details.

^Christmas departure: An altered 24-day itinerary included Christmas dinner and drinks in tropical Cairns and New Year’s Eve dinner, drinks and live music overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Please click here to view the full amended itinerary.

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement for tours: £1,195 for departures prior to September 2020 (£1,795 for the 11th December 2019 tour) and £1,275 for departures from September 2020 (£1,795 for the 12th December 2020 tour).

When travelling overnight on The Ghan, passengers booked in a room for single use will be accommodated in single sleeper cabins with washbasin. Showers and toilets are available at the end of each compartment.

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.

So much included

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Qantas / Emirates from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow
  • All domestic flights within Australia
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

 

Choice of outbound stopover

  • Three night outbound stopover; choose from Singapore or Dubai
  • Carefully selected hotels
  • Deluxe hotels in great locations
  • Overnight train journey onboard the legendary Ghan
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

 

Many meals

  • Daily breakfast, worth £349 per person
  • Buffet lunch on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour

 

All-inclusive on The Ghan

  • All meals
  • Selected alcoholic and soft drinks

 

Unforgettable experiences

  • Sightseeing tours in Singapore (or Dubai), Melbourne, Alice Springs, Adelaide and Sydney
  • Full day on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Experience Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset and sunrise
  • Lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour

 

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced local Tour Manager
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

 

100% confidence

  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

 

 

Singapore, Copthorne King's Hotel

Standing proud on the historic and picturesque Singapore River, Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore is close to a dazzling array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Its central location means Orchard Road, Chinatown and Central Business District are all just a… Find out more >
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Melbourne, Mercure Treasury Gardens Hotel

Overlooking Treasury Gardens in the centre of Melbourne, the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is only 400 metres from Parliament House, 600 metres from Federation Square, and a 15-minute walk to the MCG. Each room in the Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens… Find out more >
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The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne

Vibrant, culturally diverse, and excitingly enchanting, Melbourne is a fascinating city to explore and the Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, Melbourne is the perfect base from which to discover it all. Situated in Carlton North and surrounded by Royal Park… Find out more >
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Clarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne

Your room at Clarion Suites Getaway is perfectly positioned for your time exploring Melbourne. Whether you want to experience the hustle and bustle of the city, or enjoy a relaxing stroll along the banks of the Yarra River, you’re just… Find out more >
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Hilton Cairns

After a day of exploring Cairns and its many nearby attractions, the Hilton Cairns is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your evening. Set in a wonderful waterfront location, the Cairns Hilton Hotel is located just a short walk… Find out more >
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DoubleTree by Hilton, Cairns

Centred around a unique rainforest atrium, the charming DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns offers the most incredible views. Set within tropical gardens, the oceanfront hotel is just a short walk away from the city centre and entertainment districts. In your free time,… Find out more >
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Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock

Welcome to the Desert Gardens Hotel – a magnificent sanctuary surrounded by towering ghost gums and flowering native shrubs among the red dunes. During your time at the Desert Garden Ayers Rock Resort, relax in the comfort of your own… Find out more >
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Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel, Alice Springs

In picture-perfect surroundings beneath the stunning MacDonnell Ranges, Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel lazes along the banks of the Todd River and backs onto the Alice Springs Golf Course. Throughout each of the rooms at the Crowne Plaza Lasseters Hotel, you’ll… Find out more >
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Alice Springs

Situated between the Todd River and Alice Springs Golf Club, the DoubleTree by Hilton is a luxury resort awarded for its environmentally friendly innovations, offering stunning views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance… Find out more >
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The Ghan

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, The Ghan delivers so much more than an extended train ride. Prepare to journey deep into the heart of Australia on the legendary Ghan, accessing parts of Australia no other holiday… Find out more >
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Stamford Plaza, Adelaide

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city’s North Terrace, the Stamford Plaza Adelaide puts all of the area’s top attractions right on your doorstep. So many of Adelaide’s best places to visit are just minutes’ away, including Adelaide Festival… Find out more >
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View Hotel Sydney

When it comes to staying in the heat of the action, with views of some of the country’s most famous landmarks, the View Hotel Sydney is the place to stay in Sydney – the views of the harbour make its… Find out more >
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Novotel Sydney Darling Square Hotel, Darling Harbour

In the heart of Darling Harbour, sits your hotel, Sydney Novotel Darling Square. Here, you’re just walking distance from the Darling Quarter, central business district and Chinatown. During your stay you can take a leisurely sunset cruise on the harbour,… Find out more >
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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...

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Alice Springs Desert Park Tour

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...

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Alice Springs Sunset Camel Tour

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...

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Alice Springs – Outback Bush BBQ

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...

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Alice Springs – Western MacDonnell Ranges

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...

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Alice Springs – Hot Air Balloon Flight

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...

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Adelaide – Hills & Hahndorf Tour

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Adelaide – Murray River Highlights Tour

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....

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Adelaide – Barossa Valley Wineries Tour

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...

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Sydney Scenic Helicopter Flight

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...

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Sydney – Opera House Tour

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...

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Sydney – Red Carpet Package

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...

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Sydney – Bridge Climb

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...

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Sydney – Hunter Valley

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...

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Sydney – Blue Mountains

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,...

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Bangkok – City and Temples Tour

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...

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Bangkok – Grand Palace

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)...

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Bangkok – Floating Markets

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...

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Dubai – Helicopter Flight Tour

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...

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Dubai – an Evening of Elegance Dinner Cruise

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...

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Dubai – Desert Safari and Dinner

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...

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Dubai – Traditional Dubai City Tour

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 >
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Dubai – New Dubai City Tour

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...

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Afternoon Tea in the Grand Lobby, Raffles Hotel

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...

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Singapore by Night tour

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...

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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...

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Afternoon Tea at Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel

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...

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Singapore Night Safari

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...

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Lamma Island Dinner & Symphony of Lights

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 >
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Macau Day Excursion

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...

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Lantau Island tour

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 >
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Hong Kong Island tour

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...

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Purifying Ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple, Bali

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 >
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Jatiluwih Village & The Batukaru Mountains Nature Tour

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...

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Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise

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 >
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Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Temple Tour

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 >
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Kecak at Uluwatu Temple in Bali & BBQ seafood dinner

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 >

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Busy, lively, colourful and above all welcoming, Bangkok should be on your list of must-see places to visit. Here you can experience things you simply can’t do in most cities, like sailing on a longtail boat through floating markets. Make sure…

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Singapore Offer, Copthorne Kings Hotel

There’s just so much to do and see in Singapore, that no matter how many times you visit, you’ll always find yourself wanting to go back again. Maybe it’s the myriad of cultures coming together to create such a unique…

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Dubai Offer, Marriott al Jaddaf Hotel

Stay in style at the five star Marriott al Jaddaf when you visit the gateway to Arabia. The numerous malls and labyrinth-like souks are enchanting to explore. And you really can’t complain about the year round sunshine, which you can make…

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Hong Kong Offer, Regal Kowloon

Hong Kong oozes energy. Even if you’re feeling a little tired after your travels, it’s guaranteed to perk you up again. While its skyline of sky scrapers is impressive, you simply need to look across the harbour to see the…

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The name Bali conjures up thoughts of an exotic tropical paradise, and the reality is every bit as wonderful.  Swaying palm trees, white sand beaches and the warm hospitality of the Balinese people await you in this blissful beachfront sanctuary.…

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To sum up this three week amazing adventure using just one word. WONDERFUL. I shall certainly return to this spectacular country which has stolen my heart. Thank you Distant Journeys for your excellent planning, itinerary & wonderful guides.

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Excellent value for money, everything as per the brochure itinerary and sometimes more. Every day brought something different, the safaris were eye openers and we were so glad we added on Victoria Falls as that really was the highlight of the holiday – a lovely way to end our three weeks.

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