Across Australia by Train with Fiji & the Great Barrier Reef
From Sydney, Australia’s largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia’s capital city, this tour through Australia—stopping first in Fiji and the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns)—is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. You’ll spend three nights each in Nadi, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the historic Indian Pacific train traveling across Australia.A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world’s few truly transcontinental trains. On the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia’s remote region. Enjoy Dinner Under the Stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres—a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia vacation is unique.Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and New Zealand fur seals in one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city’s famous lanes and arcades—another unique experience Globus includes—and cruise on Sydney Harbour. In Fiji, wander among tropical orchids at Garden of the Sleeping Giant. In Cairns, take a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There’s time to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, and attend a presentation by a marine biologist. This Australia & Fiji tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’re sure to create.
FIJI Sightseeing tour; visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and stop at Vuda Lookout; Monograms Local Host serviceGREAT BARRIER REEF (CAIRNS) Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise with choice of activities; Monograms Local Host serviceSYDNEY Welcome dinner at a waterfront restaurant; sightseeing; visit the Opera House, botanic gardens, and Bondi Beach; Sydney Harbour cruiseMELBOURNE [LF] Walking tour of Melbourne’s lanes and arcades; sightseeing, including Fitzroy GardensADELAIDE Sightseeing; [LF] tasting at Haigh’s Chocolates; visit to Cleland Wildlife Park; dinner at the National Wine CenterKANGAROO ISLAND Seal Bay Conservation Park; Remarkable Rocks; visit to Admirals ArchADELAIDE–PERTH Travel in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific Train; [LF] dinner under stars at RawlinnaPERTH City sightseeing including visit to Fremantle; farewell dinner
American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 4 dinners including a FAREWELL dinner in Perth
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $870. Required intra-vacation air segments: Nadi/Cairns; Cairns/Sydney; Sydney/Melbourne; Melbourne/Adelaide. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement: $1,830Triple rooms are not available. Extra nights per person in Fiji:in single room $226; in twin room $141Extra nights per person in Perth: in single room $160; in twin room $952020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.
Travel on the iconic Indian Pacific train