9 Day Cairns & Sydney

3 Cairns, 3 Sydney
Flights LAX/Cairns-Sydney/LAX, 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels, Breakfast daily
Price Includes
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Monday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Australia. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Tuesday - En Route
En route to Australia. Cross over the international dateline and lose one day
DAY 3: Wednesday - Arrival to Cairns
Arrival to Cairns airport, transfer on your own to your hotel to check inn. Optional arrival transfer is available upon request.
DAY 4: Thursday - Cairns, Optional Tour
After breakfast, free day at leisure to enjoy the city on your own, or choose our optional tour (Cairns Highlights). The Cairns tour begins with highlights of the city including the Esplanade that parallels the harbor, Historic Courthouse Hotel, Reef Casino Hotel, and Grand verandah pubs and heritage buildings. Enjoy afternoon tea and scones in trendy Edge Hill, continuing on the tour to St. Monicas Cathedral where you can admire the incredible Creation Windows, Surprise Creek Waterfall in Barron Gorge which was an inspiration to set designers on the movie Avatar, and Copperlode Lookout with its panoramic views over Cairns. Next, take a guided walk through the Flecker Botanic Gardens with its breathtaking collection of lush native and exotic tropical plants including orchids, palms, heliconia, bamboo and tropical fruits and vines. Lastly, visit the resort town of Palm Cove and stroll along the Williams Esplanade beach front. Tour departs at 12:45 p.m. and returns at 6:15 p.m. ( B )
DAY 5: Friday - Cairns
After breakfast, free day at liesure to enjoy the city on your own, or choose our optional tour (Outer Barrier Reef with Sunlover Cruise). Take a Sunlover Cruise aboard a 330 passenger catamaran to Moore Reef and the Sunlover pontoon. Explore the wonders of the reefs spectacular coral formations and prolific colorful tropical fish at your leisure by swimming, snorkeling, viewing the coral reef and fish life from a semi-submersible or glass bottom boat, or experience a tropical fish feeding presentation. Enjoy morning and afternoon teas and a sumptuous tropical hot and cold tropical buffet lunch with seafood on board. Tour departs at 10:00 a.m. from Reef Fleet Terminal (courtesy hotel transfer from Cairns and beaches to terminal) and returns at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a hat and sunscreen. ( B )
DAY 6: Saturday - Cairns to Sydney
Check out from your hotel in Cairns, transfer to the airport on your own, for your flight to Sydney, arrival and transfer on your own to your hotel. ( B )
DAY 7: Sunday - Sydney - Optional Tour
Free day at leisure, or your choose our optional tour (Hop On/Hop Off Sydney City Tour with Opera House & Cruise (210). The independent and easy way to get around Sydney & its best attractions. The hop on and off open top double decker allows you to discover vibrant Sydney at your own pace. Stay on board for a full commentary, 90 minute guided tour of the city or hop on, hop off, all day. It is up to you. Highlights of the tour include: Sydney City tour, you will view the historic Rocks area and Mrs. Macquaries Chair, views of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the famous Bondi Beach. Tour also includes entrance to 4 major attractions, enjoy a cruise on Sydney Harbour, a tour of the world-famous Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and Sydney Monorail.

This tour is sold as a 1 day tour. The hop on hop off component is the only part that has expiration - 24 hours from the time you first get on the bus. All other activities are open dated and can be used at any time during your time in Sydney. Tour departs at 9:00 a.m. from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRALIA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure. ( B )

DAY 8: Monday - Sydney, Optional Tour
Free day at leisure, or you may choose our optional tour (Full Day Blue Mountains (234). Enjoy a full day tour of Australia Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel over Sydney Harbour Bridge to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you will have the chance to meet unique Australian animals, feed a kangaroo, and have your picture taken with a koala. Then continue to the Blue Mountains. Marvel at the sheer escarpments, rugged bush land, and awe-inspiring mountain lookouts. Enjoy a two course lunch before having the opportunity to ride the worlds steepest Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway, or the Skyway Cable Car (own expense). The tour then continues past Homebush Bay, the site of the 2000 Olympic Village. Tour departs at 8:15 a.m. from STAR CITY COACH TERMINAL Pirrama Road, Darling Harbour, NSW 2009 AUSTRALIA. Please report 30 minutes prior to departure. ( B )
DAY 9: Depart for the USA
Check out from your hotel and transfer on your own to the airport, optional arrival transfer will be available upon request. ( B )

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Notes :
  • This package may only be purchased with the block airfare.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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Not Included
  • Transfers
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.