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For those looking to explore the best that Australia has to offer, try our 21-night All About Australia Tour. With overnight stays in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Port Douglas and Sydney, this grand Australia vacation is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Land Down Under.

Your tour will be filled with exciting day trips and truly authentic guided tours including: a hidden local discovery of Melbourne’s Lanes and Arcade’s and touring the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s most iconic coastal trip! Witness the lesser traveled wilderness of Tasmania, its convict history and spectacular Wineglass Bay. Watch the Adelaide Central Market come alive as you enjoy breakfast with a local, discover native animals in Australia’s prime but remote wildlife location;  Kangaroo Island. You will also have the unique opportunity to spend one night at an authentic homestead on the Island allowing you to experience real island life and cuisine. Move onto Uluru in the Red Center to get up close and personal with the Indigenous culture; touring Uluru and Kata Tjuta - the sacred monoliths. Next, have a complete change of scenery in Port Douglas and discover the Earth’s Oldest Rainforest with an engaging cultural tour, dine under the stars in the world’s oldest rainforest, and hit the ocean on an eco-sailing cruise to swim amongst the largest living structure on Earth - the Great Barrier Reef. Your tour completes with a stay in Sydney, spend time exploring this iconic city, enjoy a locally led historic tour of The Rocks, a small group cruise around the harbor and an escape from the city to the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains Region. 

With a few nights in of Australia’s major cities and visits to its landmark destinations, this tour will deliver the best that Australia has to offer!

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Included Unique Activities

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Outer Barrier Reef Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Luxury Blue Mountains Day Trip

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Unique Rainforest Dining Experience

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Traditional Daintree Dreaming Tour

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Accommodation

3 Nights

Hotel Lindrum

4 Nights

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

1 Night

Stranraer Homestead

1 Night

Mayfair Hotel

2 Nights

Sails in the Desert

4 Nights

Peninsula Boutique Hotel

4 Nights

Spicers Potts Point

Transportation

    • Transfers to/from Airports in all locations
    • Flights Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Hunter Valley Wine Region
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Tasman National Park
  • Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay)
  • Kunanyi (Mount Wellington)
  • Mona Museum and Art Gallery
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Eureka Tower

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

North Terrace, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Australia

South Australian Museum, Australia

Adelaide Botanic Garden, Australia

Kingscote, Australia

Lathami Conservation Park, Australia

Tour Price

Year Round

From $8,998 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 11 Nights Authentic 4 Star Hotels
  • 9 Nights Authentic 5 Star Hotels
  • 1-night Traditional Homestead

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports in all locations
  • Flights Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

DINING OPTIONS (Inclusions)

  • 19 Full Australian breakfasts at your hotels
  • 2 Unique Breakfasts; Outback picnic breakfast and at a local market
  • 8 Lunch Experiences
  • 2 Dinners; amongst the world’s oldest rainforest and at a traditional homestead

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Discover the Secrets of Melbourne with a Locally Led Tour through its Lanes and Arcades
  • Take a luxury Small Group Coastal Drive down the Iconic Great Ocean Road
  • Follow Your History Guide on Walking Tour of Downtown Hobart - Discover Landmarks and Heritage Buildings
  • Spend the Day Discovering Some of Tasmania’s Famous Landmarks Including the Port Arthur Historic Site - the Convict Settlement Site
  • Travel from Hobart to Freycinet National Park and Spend the Day Hiking Around Wineglass Bay
  • Head to the Famous Adelaide Central Market for Breakfast, Coffee, and Local Interaction and Tastings
  • Spend Two Full Days Exploring the Exotic Wildlife of Kangaroo Island by Small Group Tour, Enjoy a BBQ out on the Bush, an Al Fresco Picnic Lunch and a Visit to the Wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park, Complete With Return Flights From Adelaide and a Night at a Traditional Homestead With Dinner
  • Enjoy the sunset over Uluru whilst enjoying sparkling wine and appetizers
  • Watch the sunrise over Kata Tjuta followed by an outback picnic breakfast
  • Dine Under the Stars in the World’s Oldest Rainforest As You Enjoy a Live Performance
  • Immerse yourself in the Indigenous Culture with a Daintree Dreaming tour of the world's oldest rainforest 
  • Learn how to throw a spear, track and gather your own tucker (food) and be welcomed with a traditional 'smoking ceremony'
  • Head to the famous Adelaide Central Market for breakfast, coffee, and a guided tour!
  • Join an Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise of the Outer Great Barrier Reef -  the Largest Living Structure on the Planet
  • Explore Sydney’s Convict History on a locally led Walking Tour of the Rocks and Cove
  • Enjoy a truly local experience aboard a small group cruise of Sydney Harbour, enjoy a gourmet BBQ with regional wines and local beers
  • Visit a Working Farm, Home to Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, and Koalas
  • Journey into the heart of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy lunch with magnificent views during your small group tour

**Please note: the days your activities fall on may vary depending on the start date of your tour as activities take place on certain days of the week**

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • The Rocks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Daintree Rainforest and National Park
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Seal Bay Conservation Park
  • Flinders Chase National Park
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Tasman National Park
  • Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay)
  • Mona Museum and Art Gallery
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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Paula S.

We had a wonderful trip. The hotels were lovely with excellent restaurants and very attentive staff. The location in Reykjavik was perfect. Lots of shops and restaurants and the bus stop within a few blocks. 


We enjoyed all of the tours very much, especially the glacier hike and zodiac boat iceberg tour. 


Everywhere we went was filled with gorgeous scenery. It’s sort of like Scotland and Hawaii combined. 

"Amazing Ireland Vacation"

Christine W.

Colorado

I started planning my trip in May of 2019, planning to budget out and get a good idea of what a 2 week trip to Ireland would cost. Josi was incredible in helping me get a cost outlined early on, and when 2020 hit and things were changing by the week we were able to plan some things out further. Come the month before my vacation we had all the excursions and sightseeing outlined, everything set, and I was able to have an amazing experience in Ireland. I hope to go back again and see more of what I only got a sampling of.

"Anniversary in the Rockies"

Yolanda R.

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Everything was great. The upgrade from a hotel room to a townhouse was excellent. I loved the Yellowstone tour and the Grand Teton tour. Spring Creek Ranch was the best place to stay.  Disappointed that two tours were cancelled.

"Family vacation in Ireland"

Peter D.

Texas

The six of us truly enjoyed our 12-day family vacation, and appreciated the planning effort and support we received from Authenticvacations. Everything went smoothly. Renting cars and driving on the left side of very narrow roads in Ireland may not be for everybody, but we had drivers with prior experience in our group and for us it worked out great. We are looking forward to planning more trips in the future. Thanks Michaela.

"Wedding and Honeymoon in Ireland"

A. P.

Ireland

We couldn’t have asked for a better planned adventure! Our wedding was breathtaking on the Cliffs of Moher and we had the best accommodations. I am forever grateful to Authentic Vacations and their wonderful travel agents Maggie and Lizzie!

"Love Ireland!"

Kathren A.

Ireland

Love Ireland I will be going back. Still a lot of places there to explore. Loved doing the little towns and B&B's. All my landladies where exceptional! Helpful. Grand breakfast every morning. Beautiful country. The Cliffs of Moher! Spent three hours there walked 6 miles. Took 75 pictures. The hardest part deciding which picture I want blown up!

"Romantic getaway in Italy"

Reham S.

Ottawa, ON

We were very impressed by the careful selection of our tours that really met our expectations. Service in Italy was great and the tour guides were amazing.

"Ireland & Scotland Mother Daughter Adventure"

Julie O.

I had the best experience working with Authentic Vacations! The staff is caring and helpful throughout the entire process. I will use them again and highly recommend them.

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