GLOBUS 2021: Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train (PX)
20 Day Tour from Melbourne to Sydney
The right vacation to Australia can easily transport you to another state of mind, especially if it includes a crocodile cruise in Darwin, a glass-bottom-boat tour at the Great Barrier Reef, a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and many other exciting modes of transportation. The most moving experience on this grand tour of Australia, however, is an overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan Train-an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. A stop to cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and imagination. As you venture in every direction on this encompassing tour of Australia-including untamed Tasmania-you'll also be moved by big-city lights, Red Center sunsets, growling Tasmanian devils, and calm, cuddly koalas. All aboard for an above-and-beyond adventure through the 'Land Down Under.'
|Offer valid through 3/31/2021|
|Day 1||Melbourne||Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)|
|Day 2||Melbourne||MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening. (B)|
|Day 3||Melbourne||MELBOURNE Free day. (B)|
|Day 4||Hobart||Fly to Hobart. HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Hobart||TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil's Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. HOBART Free time this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Adelaide||Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne). ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 7||Adelaide||Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island. KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 8||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). ULURU Sunset drink followed by [LF] Outback barbecue. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Uluru (Ayers Rock)||ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.|
|Day 10||The Ghan Train||Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train. (B,D)|
|Day 11||Darwin||KATHERINE GORGE [LF] Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station. DARWIN Free time this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 12||Kakadu National Park||DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise.KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B,D)|
|Day 13||Darwin||KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided [LF] wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse. (B,L)|
|Day 14||Cairns||Fly to Cairns, 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.' (B)|
|Day 15||Cairns||OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding. CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)|
|Day 16||Cairns||CAIRNS Free day. (B)|
|Day 17||Sydney||CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney. SYDNEY Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 18||Sydney||SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie's Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening. (B)|
|Day 19||Sydney||SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 20||Sydney||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
2022 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2021.
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