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Contrasts of Australia (9 Days) - AAT Kings

Contrasts of Australia (9 Days)

9 days
5.0
(1)
From Melbourne to Sydney
Tour Operator:
AAT Kings
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
137162
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $3,387
+ $670 additional upfront costs
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Highlights

  • Dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean at iconic Bondi Beach
  • Admire the sunset on a dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour
  • Discover Melbourne’s bustling colourful hidden laneways
  • Snorkel and see the colours of the Great Barrier Reef

Ready-to-book adventures, personalized

  • Personal

    Make your adventure more you

  • Private

    Enjoy a tour focused solely on your travel group

  • Professional

    Access our Travel Experts’ insider knowledge

  • Protected

    Travel within your own bubble

Itinerary

Start in Melbourne and end in Sydney! With the In-depth Cultural tour Contrasts of Australia (9 Days), you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Melbourne, Australia and 3 other destinations in Australia. Contrasts of Australia (9 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Melbourne!
  2. Day 2: Melbourne Sights
  3. Day 3: Melbourne - Cairns
  4. Day 4: Great Barrier Reef
  5. Day 5: Cairns ‘Free Time’
  6. Day 6: Cairns to Sydney
  7. Day 7: Sydney’s vibrant Inner West and Be My Guest Lunch
  8. Day 8: Beautiful Sydney Harbour
  9. Day 9: Farewell from Sydney
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
8 nights

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Operated by AAT Kings

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Since 1912, AAT Kings as a tour operator has been helping people from all over the world discover and explore Australia and New Zealand from top to bottom. With a broad range of holiday options, we strive to represent the very best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You can relax in the comfort of knowing you’re in the best of hands. We've got over 100 years of experience in taking care of absolutely everything so that you can get on with creating great new memories. Our goal every day is to share Australia and New Zealand with our guests and to bring these two amazing countries to life.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Itinerary
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  • Guide
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  • Transport
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  • Accommodation
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  • Food
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  • 4.4
  • Contrasts of Australia (9 Days) reviewer 1
    · February 22nd, 2020
    This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide, Tony, was extremely funny and thoroughly organized and prepared. I was assigned a roommate with whom I was very compatible. Everything went very smoothly with our excursions and plane trips. It was a... Show more
    AAT Kings commented on this review
    G'Day Deborah, Thanks for your feedback, and we are so gald to hear you enjoyed your time touring with us. We pride ourselves on having the best Travel Directors across Australia. Thanks for sharing your holiday snaps, and we are looking forward to... Show more
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    Trip date: February 2020

Dates & Availability

9 days
Contrasts of Australia (9 Days)
From Melbourne to Sydney
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is tipping my Travel Director or Driver Guide compulsory?

      Tipping is not compulsory in Australia or New Zealand however if you are happy with the service you received from your Travel Director or Driver Guide you can feel free to leave them a tip at your own discretion.

    • How can I pay for the Optional Experiences?

      All your Optional Experiences can be organised directly with your Travel Director whilst on the tour and you can choose to either pay in either local cash or by credit card.

    • What is the maximum luggage allowance?

      Due to strict Government vehicle weight restrictions you are allowed one medium size suitcase per person, with dimensions not to exceed H76cm x W46cm x D25cm. The maximum weight of all luggage must not exceed 23kg (50lbs).
      You are also allowed one piece of hand luggage on-board the coach: however it must be able to fit in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you if required.

    • On travelling days how often do we get a break?

      On travelling days you will stop every 2 to 3 hours either at a rest stop or for sightseeing, activities or free time.

    • Can I join the tour later or finish the tour earlier?

      You can choose to join the tour at a later date or finish the tour early however, it is important to note that AAT Kings is unable to offer a discount for choosing to do as the tour is a set package with a strict itinerary.

    • Where do I meet the tour and tour manager?

      Your tour will start from a centrally located hotel on day 1 of the tour, as this hotel is subject to change it is recommended to contact our team of Travel Experts for more information once your booking is confirmed.

    • Am I able to bring my children on this tour?

      Children are welcome on all AAT Kings tours however they are required to be a minimum age of 5 years or older. It is recommended that if you are travelling with children to consider whether the itinerary is suitable and in particular the activities involved.

    • I am travelling alone, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a single traveller you can either choose to share a room with another guest of the same gender at no extra cost or if you prefer the privacy of your own room you can pay a single supplement to upgrade to a single room. If you would like to book a single room please make sure to choose this option on the booking page or simply contact our team of Travel Experts.

    • Can airport transfers be arranged?

      Arrival and departure transfers can be arranged for you once you have a confirmed booking. Please contact our team of Travel Experts if you would like a transfer added to your tour booking or for more information.

    • When will I receive my travel documents?

      Your travel documents will be posted to you in a travel wallet which will contain your documents and luggage tags to you approximately four weeks before your departure date.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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      Australian Dollar
      Australia
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type I.

      Type I
      Australia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Australia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before April 7th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 7th, 2023, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with AAT Kings. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and AAT Kings will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "AAT Kings" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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