With stays in the cosmopolitan cities of Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns and the opportunity to visit some of the world’s greatest natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef, this fully escorted tour is simply the best way to experience Australia. A three night stay in Shanghai provides a sensational finale to this holiday of a lifetime!
YOUR HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAYS 1 - 2. Make your own way to the airport for the overnight flight to Sydney. Owing to the considerable time difference between London and Sydney, day two is spent in flight.
DAY 3. Morning arrival in Sydney where you will be met and taken on a short orientation tour before checking into your hotel for four nights.
DAYS 4 - 6. These days are at leisure for you to explore Sydney. You might also like to take advantage of our excellent optional excursions on these days. Combine a city tour with a harbour cruise, head into the beautiful Blue Mountains or take a trip into the Hunter Valley to discover the wineries.
DAY 7. Fly to Cairns for a three night stay. Cairns is renowned for its hospitality and everywhere you go you'll find a cheery 'G'day' from the locals and a relaxed attitude to life that's highly infectious - especially along the popular Cairns Esplanade, with its large sandy-shored lagoon and array of shops and restaurants.
DAY 8 - 9. At leisure to explore Cairns. Alternatively, you might like take advantage of our optional excursions. We’re sure you won’t want to miss our optional Big Cat Island Cruise, taking you to explore the unmissable Great Barrier Reef in real style. There will also be the opportunity to take a scenic railway journey from Cairns to Kuranda where we include a visit to a koala and wildlife park, as well as a BBQ lunch.
DAY 10. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Brisbane and travel to your centrally located hotel for two nights.
DAY 11. Time to explore Brisbane, capital of the Sunshine State of Queensland. For an extra special day, why not choose to join a fantastic full day optional excursion to Fraser Island or Tangalooma.
DAY 12. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Sydney and a final overnight stay. The remainder of the day will be yours at leisure. Perhaps seek out the exotic food emporiums of Chinatown or take advantage of the fabulous shopping in the city centre.
DAY 13. Time to bid farewell to Australia today and join the flight to Shanghai for a three night stay on a full board basis. You will be met on arrival at the airport and enjoy dinner en route to your well located hotel.
DAY 14. Today we include a full day sightseeing tour of Shanghai. After dinner this evening we include a visit to the Grand Theatre where you will enjoy a fantastic performance by the Shanghai acrobats.
DAY 15. A day at leisure for you to explore Shanghai. Alternatively you might like to join an optional full day tour to Suzhou, situated on China’s historic Grand Canal and famous for its stunning gardens. After dinner, a second optional excursion offers the chance to explore Shanghai by night.
DAY 16. Time to bid farewell and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK, arriving later the same day.
Return scheduled flights to Sydney
13 nights’ hotel accommodation staying in Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane and Shanghai
Full touring itinerary
Breakfast, lunch and dinner in China.
Room only in Australia
All internal flights and transfers
Air Passenger Duty & Taxes
Services of an experienced Tour Manager in Australia and China