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Australia and New Zealand
Cosmos escorted tours
Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.
Stunning natural attractions, vibrant cities, remote regions, and friendly people…this is Australia, and on this Australia tour, you’ll experience all of this and more. Start in Melbourne, end in Sydney, and overnight along the way in Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and Cairns.
No holiday to Australia is complete without seeing the incomparable Great Barrier Reef. On this Australia tour, you’ll take a catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef and have the chance to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. With the radiant colours and fish swimming by you, it is nothing short of spectacular! But that’s not all. You’ll also witness the spectacular geological wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock), the iconic monolith and symbol of the Outback, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), with its red rocks and 36 brilliant domes. Tour the base of Uluru with its caves and Aboriginal paintings, and enjoy a champagne toast while watching Uluru change colours at sunset—an amazing sight indeed!
Also visit some of Australia’s most famous cities. In Alice Springs, learn about life, education, and medical services in the remote regions of the Outback. In Sydney, cruise along the world-famous Sydney Harbour. In Melbourne, enjoy guided sightseeing of the city’s landmarks. In Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney, you’ll also enjoy plenty of free time to explore and discover on your own.
From the remote Outback to the tropical Great Barrier Reef, this Australia tour designed for value-minded, savvy travellers is a dream holiday!
Melbourne Welcome briefing; sightseeing tour, including Fitzroy Gardens
Alice Springs School of the Air; Royal Flying Doctor Service; and the Old Telegraph Station
Uluru (Ayers Rock) Visit to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas); sunset toast; sightseeing tour around the base of the rock
Cairns Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities
Sydney Sightseeing tour; Sydney Harbour cruise
4 days: Fiji extension
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.
You'll be picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, and we'll be waiting to take you home too.
Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.
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Depart UK for your flight to Melbourne.
On arrival transfer to your hotel for three nights.
Welcome to Australia! Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or start exploring this vibrant city.
This morning begins with a welcome briefing to meet fellow passengers and your Tour Director. Then enjoy a city sightseeing tour which includes landmarks such as Flinders St. Station, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, FITZROY GARDENS, the Botanic Gardens, and the Shrine of Remembrance. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, shopping, and dining.
A full free day to explore more of Melbourne on your own. You may wish to consider a day tour to the scenic Great Ocean Road to see the “Twelve Apostles” or travel to Phillip Island and see the famous Penguin Parade.
Today, fly to the Outback and visit the SCHOOL OF THE AIR and ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE to learn how education and medical services are provided in remote regions (subject to opening times). Also, visit the OLD TELEGRAPH STATION to discover how early settlers developed communications.
Today, journey through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for red kangaroos, dingoes, camels, and feral horses, known as “Brumbies.” Upon arrival, travel to a popular lookout to enjoy views of the magnificent KATA TJUTA (the Olgas)a geological splendour of some 36 brilliant domes. Later, visit the Sunset Strip, where you will enjoy a champagne TOAST while experiencing one of the world’s greatest spectacles—Uluru at sunset.
Enjoy a tour around the base of Uluru, the extraordinary monolith whose circumference is studded with caves decorated with Aboriginal paintings. In the afternoon, fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.”
The world’s largest coral reef, made up of over 3,000 individual reefs and over 1,250 miles long, is one of our planet’s most amazing natural wonders. Board a catamaran and CRUISE to the Outer Great Barrier Reef Experience this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. Return to Cairns, where your evening is at leisure.
Today is yours to relax and explore. Set amongst lush rainforests, soaring peaks, and the ocean, Cairns is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. It has many attractions including a scenic railway, which runs to the picturesque market town of Kuranda and a cable car that glides over Australia’s World-Heritage-listed tropical rainforest canopy.
Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Sydney boasts one of the most beautiful harbors in the world, home to the instantly recognizable Sydney Harbour Bridge and the world-famous architectural wonder—the Sydney Opera House. This morning, your sightseeing tour will take you through the commercial and shopping heart of Sydney. End the day with a CRUISE along Sydney Harbour for uninterrupted views of the city skyline.
Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may wish to wander the cobblestone streets of the Rocks district, explore vibrant Darling Harbour, or climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this exciting city.
Your holiday ends this morning.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.
Fly from Sydney to Nadi, Fiji and transfer to the Coral Coast. Spend the next three nights at one of the most majestic islands in the South Pacific.
A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on the beach, play a round of golf, enjoy a spa treatment, or just relax by your resort’s pool.
Enjoy time at leisure exploring or relaxing on the beautiful Pacific Island of Fiji.
Your tour ends this morning with a transfer to Nadi International Airport.
A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.
2020 departures may be subject to itinerary modifications and full details will be published in August 2019. If we have to modify an itinerary, you will have an opportunity to cancel without penalty. See our full terms and conditions for more details.>
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £100 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.
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Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, discover ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and watch the sunset in the outback on this Southern Hemisphere adventure that explores the highlights of Australia and New Zealand.
Price based on 01 Nov 19
3 dates available
Price based on November 1, 2019 - November 28, 2019
3 matching dates available
Welcome to Australia, a country where a casual, outdoor lifestyle intersects with cosmopolitan cities and scenic beauty. It offers you so much—unique wildlife, brilliant colours in the tropics, an Outback adventure, sumptuous restaurants, lively nightlife, fun shopping, and much more—and on this Australia tour, you’ll have a chance to experience it all!
Discover some of Australia’s unique wildlife on an out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged...an excursion to Kangaroo Island, where you'll see rare Australian sea lions, the iconic kangaroo, wallabies, koalas, and New Zealand fur seals. You may see crocodiles on your cruise in Kakadu National Park—another special experience included by Globus. In Tasmania, you'll see the famed Tasmanian devil, a carnivorous marsupial with the appearance of a small, stocky dog.
A tour highlight is a unique journey on the legendary Ghan Train. This overnight train journey will offer a fascinating perspective of the Outback as you travel from Alice Springs to Darwin. Of course, this Australia vacation also offers you the opportunity to see Australia’s most famous sights, including the remarkable and colourful Great Barrier Reef, where you'll get to snorkel or take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Also discover its most popular cities, including Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, and Sydney—with plenty of leisure time to explore them on your own.
If you want to explore Australia and experience the way of life here, this Australia tour is for you. You’re sure to return with lots of photos, memories, and stories to share with friends and family back home.
Price based on 14 Mar 19
24 dates available
Price based on March 14, 2019 - April 5, 2019
24 matching dates available
An authentic and well-rounded journey to the heart of Australia and New Zealand, where you’ll meet native aborigines, barbecue in the outback, cruise into fjords and visit several major cities.
Price based on 20 Mar 19
30 dates available
Price based on March 20, 2019 - April 12, 2019
30 matching dates available
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