6 Day Tour of Australia - The Sydney to Melbourne Tour
Featuring: East Coast
Day 1: Dining Sydney style:
Check into your hotel after 2pm and for the remainder of the day you are free to relax before meeting your fellow travellers at 6pm. Tonight we are off for a walking tour of The Rocks, the historic home of Australia’s European Heritage. Dinner will be some ‘Pub Grub’ in one of the local Rocks hotels. You are already in one of Sydney’s most lively nightspots, so you might as well check it out! Hotel (D)
Day 2: Sydney
Market mischief: This morning your Tour Manager will take you on a walking tour of Sydney city’s sights. Stroll through Hyde Park, past the ANZAC Memorial, the Sydney Museum and Australia’s first Catholic Cathedral, St Marys. Continue down Macquarie Street where Sydney’s convict past fuses with its modern life in such buildings as our State Parliament and State Library. We go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a tour of the world famous landmark. While we are down at the Quay we will hop on a launch for a cruise on Sydney Harbour. This afternoon we will drop you into Paddington where you can visit the famous markets that lure Sydneysiders each Saturday. Tonight, why not get together for a dinner out in lively Darlinghurst? Hotel (B)
Day 3: Sydney
Sydney scenery: A free day to explore Sydney. If you would like to get further afield we can organise a day trip to the scenic Blue Mountains. At the Blue Mountains there is never a shortage of things to see and do. Discover the Three Sisters, explore the galleries and musuems, dine at historic Highway Inns, shop for art and antiques and so much more! Or for something different take a day trip to the Hunter Valley where the first vines were planted in the mid 1800’s. Enriched by sunshine, fertile soils and healthy rains the Hunter is home to famous Australian wineries such as Rosemount and Lindemans. If you are staying in Sydney maybe climb one of our most famous landmarks - the Sydney Harbour Bridge or perhaps just spend the day chilling out at the world famous Bondi Beach. Hotel (B).
Day 4: Sydney to Melbourne
The city of culture: After breakfast we transfer to Kingsford Smith Airport and we’re off to Melbourne - the city of shopping, restaurants and nightlife! We begin our exploration with a tour of Melbourne’s highlights. See the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Fitzroy Gardens and Captain Cook’s Cottage. We’ll complete the day with a tour of Carlton Breweries for a historical rendition and taste of numerous Aussie beers. After dinner why not try your luck at Crown Casino, Australia’s largest Casino complex. Hotel (B,D)
Day 5: Over to you:
Today we will be exploring Melbourne at leisure. For those seeking the heart of fashion, Chapel Street will give you every opportunity to shop till you drop, or for a bargain, the bustling Queen Victoria Market on the northern fringe of the CBD. You can chill out in one of Melbourne’s many fabulous cafés, visit the controversial Federation Square, or venture to the Great Ocean Road for a visit to Torquay and Bells Beach - an international surfing destination. Your Tour Manager will help you with your plans to get the most out of your day. Hotel (B)
Day 6: Goodbye!
Time to swap addresses and bid your new-found mates farewell, your tour ends after breakfast. (B).
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS:
5 nights in special Contiki accommodation based on quad-share. Breakfasts (B) and Dinners (D) - as per itinerary.
CONTIKI SPECIALS - Experienced, professional tour manager & driver * Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats * Free Contiki document wallet
Please note that this tour is only available for passengers aged 18 - 35 and does not include airfare.