TRAVEL ADVICE

This 10-Night tour may be the perfect answer to your Australia travel dreams. You’ll begin in Sydney, a city guaranteed to renew your sense of curiosity. Join a small group for a gourmet lunch cruise around Sydney Harbor—feel the sun glint off clear waters. Take a walking tour of gardens and learn about native plants. A local guide will also take you through the city’s museum and tell you about the magic behind the art. On a day trip out of the city, you’ll discover the remote, and incredible, Blue Mountains Region.

On the fifth day, you will leave Sydney behind and head to the Outback for Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park. Sacred to the Anangu, the local Aboriginal group, this is a living, cultural landscape. It is believed these special formations hold secrets of the Dreamtime, the ancestral period when the world was being created. A local guide will tell you the stories, and you are invited to fall under their spell.

Your last nights are spent in Port Douglas, a chic and relaxed seaside village. And, it is the base for discovering the Great Barrier Reef. Head up the coast for a fascinating tour of the Daintree Rainforest. Then go to the ocean on an eco-sailing cruise and swim among the largest, living structure on earth—the Great Barrier Reef. This is the authentic Australia vacation you’ve been imagining!

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Included Unique Activities

  • Enjoy a truly local experience aboard a small group cruise of Sydney Harbour, enjoy a groumet BBQ with regional wines and local beers
  • Explore Sydney’s Convict History on a locally led Walking Tour of the Rocks and Cove.
  • 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
  • Spend the Day Exploring Australia’s most famous Monolith; Uluru located in the Red Centre
  • Head to the Base of Uluru With a Park Ranger and Learn About the Geology, Natural Environment, and the Aboriginal Mala People
  • Enjoy the Sunset over Uluru whilst enjoying Sparkling Wine and Appetizers
  • Watch the Sunrise Over Kata Tjuta followed by an Outback Picnic Breakfast
  • 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 welcomes with a traditional 'smoking ceremony'
  • Join an Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise of the Outer Great Barrier Reef -  the Largest Living Structure on the Planet 
Guided Garden Walk

Guided Garden Walk

Ecology & Museum Tour

Ecology & Museum Tour

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Best of Uluru including Sunset

Transfer from Hotel to Sydney Airport

Transfer from Hotel to Sydney Airport

Transfer from Hotel to Ayers Rock Airport

Transfer from Hotel to Ayers Rock Airport

Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Sydney Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Sydney Airport to Hotel

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Accommodation

4 Nights

Victorian Boutique Hotel

2 Nights

5-Star Destination Hotel

4 Nights

Luxury Boutique Hotel

Transportation

  • Transfers to/from Airports in Sydney, Uluru, and Port Douglas

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

Darling Harbour, Australia

George Street, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

Barangaroo Reserve, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

The Rocks, Australia

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Australia

Dining Options Included (inclusions)

  • 8 Full Australian Breakfasts
  • Outback Picnic Breakfast
  • 4 Lunch Experiences

2023

Available Tour Dates

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

From $4,078 per person

2024

Available Tour Dates

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

From $4,078 per person

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 nights at Authentic 4 and 5 Star Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports in Sydney, Uluru, and Port Douglas

DINING OPTIONS INCLUDED (Inclusions)

  • 8 Full Australian Breakfasts
  • Outback Picnic Breakfast
  • 4 Lunch Experiences

INCLUDED TRULY AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy a truly local experience aboard a small group cruise of Sydney Harbour, enjoy a gourmet BBQ with regional wines and local beers
  • Explore Sydney’s Convict History on a locally led Walking Tour of the Rocks and Cove.
  • 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
  • Spend the Day Exploring Australia’s most famous Monolith; Uluru located in the Red Centre
  • Head to the Base of Uluru With a Park Ranger and Learn About the Geology, Natural Environment, and the Aboriginal Mala People
  • Enjoy the Sunset over Uluru whilst enjoying Sparkling Wine and Appetizers
  • Watch the Sunrise Over Kata Tjuta followed by an Outback Picnic Breakfast
  • 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 welcomes with a traditional 'smoking ceremony'
  • Join an Eco Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise of the Outer Great Barrier Reef -  the Largest Living Structure on the Planet 

**All Small Group locally led tours for the most memorable experience**

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
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.

"Couples Vacation"

DeLane

Alabama

Lauren was wonderful to work with and helped us plan a perfect vacation in Ireland. Everything from our flights, rental car, and every BNB was outstanding! We've used Authentic Vacations for 3 trips to Ireland …...here's to planning the 4th in the near future! Thanks Lauren!

"Wonderful Ireland"

Chris

Florida

Amber, Ireland is wonderful, and we’re having a ball. We got in to Kinsale late this afternoon and are taking a breather now to overcome some jet lag. When the town wakes up tomorrow, we’ll see it and shop a bit before going on to Killarney and Muckross.  By the way, The Irish House Party was perfect. Fun, not loud and crass but classy and friendly, entertainment. We recommend it highly. Thank you for all you did to help us put this trip together.

"Amore Italy"

Jill

PA

I am a travel advisor that uses Authentic Vacations and my client just got back from Italy and can't say enough about the Italy tour we booked for her.  It was a Rome add on for cruise clients - it was a 3 night behind the scenes of agent Rome, and they LOVED it!!  Thank you, Ellie. The hotels, tours everything was great.  My clients want to go back to Italy again and I will use Ellie and Authentic Vacations in a heartbeat!!

"Ireland Holiday"

Tina and Pat

Michiagn

Jorie, well, we have returned from a most amazing holiday in Ireland.  The car rental worked out wonderfully.   Pick up and Drop off were a breeze.  Driving to Clifden, we added Downpatrick Head as a site to see. It's BEAUTIFUL.  Drove the Doo Lough Pass....Breathtaking! The trip was absolutely amazing. We absolutely LOVED our vacation and will definitely recommend Authentic Vacations to friends and family.

"Amazing Scotland"

Malissa & Rachel

Florida

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to take the time to tell you that Rachel and I had an AMAZING TIME!! Scotland was worth the wait, and I hope to be back soon. Every place we stayed at was very courteous and so kind., even with the last-minute changes we made. I will get in touch soon to book another vacation. Please keep me posted if there's any deals around. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

"Perfect Italy Honeymoon"

Claire & Kendall

Arkansas

Our trip was phenomenal!!! We loved every second of it. Joleen, thank you so much for organizing it for us. We are SO grateful for your help and everything that the company did to make our trip memorable and carefree! It was the perfect honeymoon experience, and we will definitely look into using you all again in the future.

"Family Vacation Ireland & Scotland"

Lisa

KY

We recently returned from a dream trip in Scotland and Ireland. We worked with Lonna and she is incredible. Lonna answered all my questions with care and kindness and worked on our trip to make sure I got to see everything I had dreamed about. I can’t say enough great things about her, she really does care about her clients. Thanks Lonna

"Italy Bucket List"

Dale

Wisconsin

We recently completed our trip to Italy after walking the Camiño de Santiago. The trip included Tuscany, Sicily, and Rome with a cruise to the Holy Land between Sicily and Rome. We worked with Naomi on the original planning and Joleen on the execution. Both were exceptional to work with and both are true professionals. Every facet of the trip, from transportation to billeting to excursions, was flawlessly planned and executed. We worked with Authentic Vacations for three trips this summer, Ireland, Scotland, and Italy we could not be more pleased with the service they provided us. Thank you!

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