Holiday Itinerary - Highlights of Australia

Day 1: Depart UK.

Depart UK for your flight to Melbourne. 

Day 2: In flight.

Day 3: Arrive in Melbourne, Australia.

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.

Day 4: Melbourne.

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.

Day 5: Melbourne

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.

Day 6: Melbourne - Alice Springs.

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.

Day 7: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayres Rock).

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.

Day 8: Uluru (Ayres Rock) - Cairns.

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.”

Day 9: Cairns. Excursion to the Outer 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 colour 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. (L)

Day 10: Cairns.

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.

Day 11: Cairns - Sydney.

Board your flight to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy dinner at a waterfront

Day 12: Sydney.

Sydney boasts one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, home to the instantly recognisable 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.

Day 13: Sydney.

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.

Day 14: Sydney - UK.

Your holiday ends this morning. Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Day 15:

Flight lands in the UK. (B)

Note: Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable 

Departure dates 2019/2020 : Highlights of Australia (15 Days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price from £3795

Travel 55 discount price from £3530

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices, all of Cosmos holidays are based on live flight pricing which can change at any time and are subject to your individual requirements - telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 for up to date availability and prices. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55C to receive your 7% discount.

September 17 2019

November 1, 9 2019

Janaury 29 2020

October 19 2019

February 11, 24 2020

Cosmos access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a room, travelling on 9 Nov 2019. Please call Cosmos to get a quote for your own party size and chosen departure date/airport. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Cosmos Tours
Highlights of Australia

7% discount - 15 days escorted touring holiday

Discount prices start from only £3530

With sightseeing in Melbourne and Sydney.

Visits to Alice Springs and the school of the air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Uluru (Ayres Rock), and a Great Barrier Reef cruise.

This amazing 15 day tour Highlighrts of Australia comes with a 7% discount saving. Book this wonderful holiday direct with Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

  • Melbourne - Welcome briefi ng; 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.

Accommodation on tour

Melbourne Citadines on Bourke

Alice Springs Mecure Alice Springs

Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Pioneer

Cairns Park Regis City Quays

Sydney Travelodge Wynyard

Note: Accommodation as stated or similar

Great value as standard

Flights, accommodation and a private home pick-up service* are included in nearly all holidays. Meals, porterage and taxes are also included where possible.

In addition to our standard inclusions you will also enjoy 1 lunch (L)

*restrictions may apply - call for details

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