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Australia 2019 Australian Open, The Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

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An ultimate Australian experience, this fully customizable itinerary will hit the high points on a journey across the land down under. Begin in the city dubbed "most-livable in the world," and get energized in the crowds of the Australian Open Tennis. Next stop  a domestic flight to our oceans most famous and colorful spots, The Great Barrier Reef. The trips final destination i...

An ultimate Australian experience, this fully customizable itinerary will hit the high points on a journey across the land down under. Begin in the city dubbed "most-livable in the world," and get energized in the crowds of the Australian Open Tennis. Next stop  a domestic flight to our oceans most famous and colorful spots, The Great Barrier Reef. The trips final destination is an inside look into Sydney and a cruise along the waters that run through it. 

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne

Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne boasts great festivals and shopping, a passion for food and wine, and fabulous arts. You’ll be transferred from the airport to your hotel, Batmans Hill on Collins.

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Melbourne

Day 2: Walking Tour Of Downtown Melbourne

See Melbourne the way few people ever do: from the perspective of a passionate Melbournian who will take you on a guided walking tour of the heart of the city. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love.

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Melbourne

Days 3 to 4: The Australian Open

The eyes of the sporting world turn to Melbourne in January as the world’s best players battle it out for the first Grand Slam® title of the year.

Depending on your travel date, you’ll have either 4 tickets to the early rounds or Quarterfinals; or tickets to the Semifinals, or tickets to the Women’s and Men's Finals.

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Melbourne

Day 5: Fly Melbourne to Cairns

(Flights not included)


On arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Bay Village Tropical Retreat.

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Melbourne Cairns

Day 6: Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you’ll journey to a reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Experience firsthand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-sub, just one meter underwater.

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Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Day 7: Leisure day

Enjoy leisure day at Cairns.

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Cairns

Day 8: Fly Cairns to Sydney

(Flights not included)


WELCOME TO SYDNEY! Stylish Sydney…a cosmopolitan international city filled with vibrant life, character and a sense of daring. While you will find all the icons you know, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you will also find interesting people, cultural vibrancy and a positive spirit.

One arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel, the Medina Serviced Apartment Hotel - just minutes from the pulsating excitement of Darling Harbour and Sydney City, and surrounded by lively restaurants, bars and cafes.

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Cairns Sydney

Day 9: Sydney Opera House

Experience our Tour and delicious dining experience at the Opera Bar. Begin your journey by exploring underneath the sails with a spectacular Sydney Opera House Tour. After your tour, live like a local and join us for a meal at Opera Bar. 

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Sydney

Day 10: Sydney Harbour Cruise

Cruise to spectacular Middle Harbour is a must for all visitors to Sydney. This world renowned cruise to the upper reaches of Sydney Harbour, featuring magnificent waterfront homes and parklands, gives a comprehensive view of what Sydney is all about.

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Sydney

Day 11: Journey Home

(Flights not included). 


End of trip.

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Sydney

Melbourne Cairns Great Barrier Reef Sydney

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,710 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person based on twin share starting 12 January for the 1st Round matches £1,710
Price per person based on twin share starting 14 January for the 2nd Round matches £1,830
Price per person based on twin share starting 16 January for the 3rd Round matches £1,980
Price per person based on twin share starting 18 January for the 4th Round matches £1,980
Price per person based on twin share starting 20 January for the Quarterfinal Round matches £1,980
Price per person based on twin share starting 22 January for the Semifinal Round matches £2,020
Price per person based on twin share starting 24 January for the Women's and Men's Round matches £2,020

Included in price:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights in Melbourne (4), Cairns (3) and Sydney (3)
  • Reserve Seating (Cat 3) in the Rod Laver Arena with up to 4 sessions at the Australian Open
  • Small group walking tour of Melbourne
  • Full day Great Barrier Reef cruise including lunch
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Tour of the Sydney Opera House and Tasting Plate
  • Airport transfers
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations Travel Protection Plan
  • Australian GST

Not included in price:

  • Land only – Does not include international or domestic flights

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