Around the World, a Journey of Discovery
SINGAPORE | MELBOURNE | ALICE SPRINGS | AYERS ROCK | CAIRNS | GREAT BARRIER REEF | SYDNEY | AUCKLAND | ROTORUA | HAWKES BAY | WELLINGTON | FIJI | LOS ANGELES
Combine Australia’s treasures and the unsurpassed beauty of New Zealand’s North Island with cosmopolitan Singapore, glitzy Los Angeles and the tropical paradise of Fiji on this journey around the world.
- Colonial Singapore
- Melbourne & Sydney, Australian gems
- Mystical Uluru & the Red Centre
- Great Barrier Reef
- Geothermal Rotorua
- Auckland & Wellington
- Fijian island paradise
Around the World, a Journey of Discovery
Day 1 : UK – Singapore
An overnight flight will take you to Singapore to begin your adventure.
Day 2-3 : Singapore
You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy two days exploring this wonderful city and see the highlights on an included city tour that showcases the best of this colonial city including the National Orchid Garden, Little India, Parliament House, and the Temple of Heavenly Happiness.
Day 4 : Singapore - Melbourne
Time for last minute sightseeing and shopping before a transfer to the airport for an overnight flight to Melbourne.
Day 5-7 : Melbourne
On arrival in Melbourne this morning you’ll be transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay. This afternoon a sightseeing tour will introduce you to all the charms of Melbourne. Cross the West Gate Bridge for city views, see Queen Victoria Market, Fitzroy Gardens, the historic shrine of remembrance and stroll along Southbank’s Waterfront Precinct. The rest of your time is free to explore Melbourne on your own. Perhaps you’ll head for the Southbank district with its cafés and restaurants and Federation Square, or maybe go shopping in the quaint arcades and alleyways that Melbourne is famous for. If you fancy a day with a difference perhaps the Yarra Valley or Penguin Parade will be more to your liking. The choice is yours.
Day 8 : Melbourne - Alice Springs
You’ll be transferred to the airport for a flight to Alice Springs this morning, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of your time is free to explore this outback town, visit the School of the Air, the reptile centre and view the town from Anzac Hill.
Day 9 : Alice Springs
Explore Alice Springs today. The morning is free for you to wander around this outback town before joining an afternoon sightseeing tour. You’ll see the Telegraph Station, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Visit the School of the Air, see the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then view the panorama of the town from the top of Anzac Hill. (Departures from 22 Nov to 21 Feb this tour is replaced with a West McDonald Ranges full day tour)
Day 10 : Alice Springs - Uluru / Ayers Rock
Depart Alice Springs and visit a Camel Farm. Continue via the famous Stuart Highway to Ayers Rock Resort. In the afternoon take a guided tour around the base of Uluru, visit the Mutitjulu waterhole and cultural centre. Late in the afternoon relax with a glass of wine while watching the spectacular sunset over Uluru.
Day 11 : Uluru Sunrise & Sounds of Silence Dinner
Rise early and enjoy a tea or coffee as the sun casts its first rays on Uluru. Later tour to the remarkable 36 dome rock formation of Kata Tjuta and walk through Walpa gorge. This evening, dine under the desert stars and savour Australian delicacies at the unique Sounds of Silence Dinner; relax and let an astronomer guide you on a tour of the night sky.
Day 12 : Ayers Rock - Cairns
A transfer is included to Ayers Rock airport for your flight to Cairns. On arrival in Cairns a shuttle transfer is included to your hotel.
Day 13 : Great Barrier Reef
You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Port Douglas Marina to board your 30-metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with its fully licensed bar or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck. Your cruise is to Low Isles, an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that is a secluded tropical paradise! The white sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your cruise this afternoon
Day 14 : Kuranda & Tjapukai Aboriginal Park
Tjapukai is your first stop; meet your indigenous guide for the morning to explore all the attractions of Tjapukai including the Aboriginal village and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe. Take the Skyrail and glide across the rainforest canopy to the village of Kuranda. Explore the village before returning to the station by the river in Kuranda to board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and journey back through 15 hand cut tunnels and pristine rainforest to Cairns.
Day 15 : Cairns – Sydney
Take a shuttle transfer from your hotel to Cairns Airport this morning and fly to Sydney. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for a four-night stay.
Day 16-18 : Sydney
Day 16’s city tour is the quintessential introduction to Sydney, making its way around the city before heading out to Bondi Beach via the affluent eastern suburbs. Lots of “wows” on this tour, all those places you have heard so much about with a few surprises as well. Later enjoy a cruise that shows you the main harbour attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison before cruising the magnificent upper reaches of Middle Harbour where palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas show Sydney life at its best. The rest of your time is free to explore on your own, perhaps you’ll head for the Hunter Valley or Blue Mountains, or maybe stay closer and visit the Zoo or Manley.
Day 19 : Sydney – Auckland
Take an included transfer to the airport and fly to Auckland. On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the City of Sails.
Day 20 : Auckland – Rotorua
Take the coach to Rotorua today, stopping at Waitomo Glow Worm caves.
Day 21 : Rotorua Sightseeing
Take a guided tour of Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute; Rainbow Springs where you will see New Zealand native bird and animal wildlife. Next visit the Agrodome Leisure Park famous for its entertaining sheep, take a gondola cable car to the Skyline Skyride complex and visit the Polynesian Spa, New Zealand’s leading thermal bathing complex.
Day 22 : Rotorua - Napier
Your journey takes you past Lake Taupo today as you head for Hawkes Bay and the city of Napier. Spend this afternoon at leisure in Hawkes Bay – New Zealand’s Wine Country.
Day 23 : Napier - Wellington
Head south today, climbing out of Hawkes Bay and into the rolling sheep and cattle farmland which characterises much of your journey today. The road converges on the rugged Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges before you get to Wellington.
Day 24 : Wellington
A free day to explore New Zealand’s capital city. Nestled between a sparkling harbour and rolling green hills, New Zealand’s capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty and sits between rolling hills and stunning coastline. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the museums, art galleries and theatre that make up the city’s cultural scene.
Day 25-26 : Wellington - Fiji
You’ll be transferred to the airport to fly to Fiji, where you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your beachside resort hotel. Relax on the beach under the tropical sun or discover the tropical paradise of Viti Levu
Day 27-29 : Tropica Island Resort
You’ll take a boat transfer today to idyllic, adults only, Tropica Island Resort. Located on a sandy bay lined with palm trees on beautiful Malolo island, Tropica offers elegant accommodation either facing the beach or set back away with stunning views. The infinity pool offers quiet relaxation, the poolside restaurant and bar serve delightful cuisine and the staff are the friendliest we’ve come across in Fiji. The spa offers treatments to relax and rejuvenate and there’s water-based activities for all tastes. For rest, relaxations and a taste of paradise there is nowhere better.
Day 30 : Fiji – Los Angeles
Take a boat transfer back to Viti Levu. The 11-hour flight arrives in Los Angeles today as you cross the international date line during the flight. On arrival make your way to your downtown hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring.
Day 31 : Los Angeles
A free day to explore Hollywood, Beverly Hills and all that this glitzy city is famous for.
Day 32 : Los Angeles – UK
Make your way to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK, arriving on day 33.