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For those looking to explore Australia’s famous landmarks, take advantage of our 10-night Iconic Sights of Australia tour. With four nights in Sydney, two nights in Uluru, and four nights in Port Douglas, this fun-filled Australia vacation is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the land down under. Begin your tour in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Sydney. Join a small group gourmet lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour and soak in the local culture on a walking tour of the historic Rocks. You will then leave the hussle of the city behind and experience an incredible day trip to the spectacular remote Blue Mountains Region. Next, leave the coast and head to the Outback for life-changing tours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta - the sacred monoliths. Finally, wrap up your vacation with a few nights in Port Douglas, a charming seaside village with access to the Great Barrier Reef. Head up the coast to join an engaging indigenous tour of the Daintree Rainforest, dine under the star 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. With so many different activities in such varying landscapes, this tour is sure to quench your thirst for adventure!

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Included Unique Activities

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 Sydney Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Sydney Airport to Hotel

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Local Experience Lunch Cruise

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Authentic Walking Tour of The Rocks

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Sunrise Kata Tjuta Tour

Accommodation

4 Nights

Spicers Potts Point

2 Nights

Sails in the Desert

4 Nights

Peninsula 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

Tour Price

Year Round

From $3,898 per person

Your 2021 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 (Inclusions)

  • 8 Full Australian Breakfasts
  • Outback Picnic Breakfast
  • 4 Lunch Experiences
  • Dinner in the Oldest Rainforest

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
  • Dine under the stars in the World’s Oldest Rainforest As You Enjoy a Live Performance (Saturday nights only)
  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Peter D.

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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.

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A. P.

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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!

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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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