GLOBUS 2025: Independent Australian Explorer (IPE1)
10 Day Package from Sydney to Melbourne
Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, 'You're so darned friendly, you must go to friendly class!' If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now Independence by Globus makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness yourself! On this 10-day Australia vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and private transfers to/from the airports from/to your hotels for your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: the Globus Local Host, someone who is there throughout your stay (in Sydney, Cairns, and Melbourne) to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and to help you make the most of your vacation.Your vacation begins the moment you arrive. Globus can pick you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a smile and information to help you get settled. The next day, after your included breakfast, we'll pick you up at your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You'll hear inside stories behind the must-see sights, like the Opera House and Bondi Beach. And never fear…we've scouted the city for the best place to capture a photo of Sydney's famous Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. On the third day in each city, you have a free day to explore on your own (with your Local Host support, of course). You may want to follow in Oprah's footsteps and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge; explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts settled; or participate in a game of lawn bowling. In Melbourne, visit one of Australia's leading opal companies or take an excursion to see the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach in the world-famous Penguin Parade.It's not just the cities you'll experience on this Australia vacation. In Cairns, we'll take you to the Outer Great Barrier, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. You'll be amazed by the clarity of the water and the variety of fish that will swim all around you. You may even see a green sea turtle glide by! You will also have a day at leisure so perhaps take an excursion via the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda or explore one of the markets to try locally grown mangoes and bananas.
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2023
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Sydney||- Welcome to beautiful Sydney, Australia's largest city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. Your Globus Local Host will make contact with you and meet to discuss your vacation, answer questions, and give suggestions to make the most of your stay.|
|Day 2||Sydney||- Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. (B)Today's I-Time TipsThe remainder of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. Your Local Host will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping.|
|Day 3||Sydney||- Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.(B)Today's I-Time TipsSpend the day in Hunter Valley, sampling some of Australia's best wines; or join a guided backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House. Other options include exploring the restaurants of Spice Alley, exploring the Rocks District on the Rocks Pub Tour, or learning how to surf at nearby Bondi Beach.|
|Day 4||Cairns||- Fly to Cairns, 'Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.' Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. The remainder of the day is yours to start exploring. (B)|
|Day 5||Cairns||- Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Choose to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Late this afternoon, return to Cairns. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Cairns||- A full day at leisure. (B)Today's I-Time TipsTake a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world's oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include relaxing by your resort's pool, visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventure, a ride on the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway, or shopping for a special souvenir at the Cairns Night Markets.|
|Day 7||Melbourne||- Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 8||Melbourne||- Morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick's Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Melbourne Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform. (B)Today's I-Time TipsThe remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to visit the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia's largest, oldest, and most visited art museum. Other options include window shopping on Bourke Street, a tour of the Old Melbourne Goal, once home to Australia's notorious outlaw, Ned Kelly, or just relax at one of Melbourne's famous coffee cafes.|
|Day 9||Melbourne||- Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities. (B)Today's I-Time TipsJoin an optional excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the magnificent 12 Apostles or explore the hidden lanes and arcades of the city.|
|Day 10||Melbourne||- Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. You may also choose to extend your time in Melbourne and explore more on your own. Extra nights are available for purchase. (B)|
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