NEW AUTHENTIC AMERICA

This itinerary can be completely customized to give you the exact vacation that you want.

Explore Australia, seductive and energetic, a country whose ancient culture is shaping its future. Your adventure begins in glorious Sydney. Cruise through the harbor, take an intimate, backstage look at the Sydney Opera House, and climb to the top of Sydney Harbor Bridge. Next are the Blue Mountains—legendary for waterfalls, kangaroos, wombats, and wine—before heading to the fabled Northern Territory. 

Uluru. The Outback. Fall under the spell of Aboriginal creation stories. The Dreamtime, it’s called. When the sun sets, immerse yourself in the Field of Light and enjoy a bush tucker dinner, the voice of a single didgeridoo, and a local Indigenous performance. What dreams you will have in this nurturing land.

You’re off to discover Queensland, gateway to Australia’s natural wonders. Spend a full day in the paradise of Daintree, one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Traditional Kuku Yalanji guides welcome you inside their culture with a walk-and-talk, techniques of foraging and fishing, and a ceremony to protect you on your journey. Perhaps dip into a private swimming hole.

A cruise to the Great Barrier Reef is a treasure. Glide above coral beds or snorkel with a marine biologist. (Imagine turtles, clam gardens, and black coral.) Savor the delights of a tropical lunch, soak up the sun playing off turquoise waters, and let it all go. Leave Australia renewed in spirit and body, a feeling understood well by the authentic traveler.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Take in the sights and enjoy morning tea or coffee on the morning cruise of Sydney harbour
  • Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House and bring to life the saga surrounding this modern masterpiece 
  • Be thrilled by a guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour!
  • Journey into the heart of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to enjoy lunch and magnificent views
  • With Uluru as your backdrop, enjoy canapés and sparkling wine while you view the critically acclaimed Field of Light art exhibition, an enourmous fantasy garden created from 50,000 spindles of light
  • Travel to a special location to enjoy a picnic breakfast as you watch the sun rise over Uluru, then visit Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and hear stories of the local lore.
  • Journey to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, and hear how they have evolved over millions of years
  • Full Day Daintree Dreaming Tour - Including interpretive rainforest walk, morning or afternoon tea, lunch, 2-hour Coastal Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, & Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef for either a guided snorkel tour with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation, or coral touring via a glass-bottom boat. A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon, teas & coffee provided.
Sydney Airport Private Transfer

Sydney Airport Private Transfer

Morning Tea Cruise on Sydney Harbor

Morning Tea Cruise on Sydney Harbor

Sydney Opera House Tour

Sydney Opera House Tour

Early Twilight BridgeClimb

Early Twilight BridgeClimb

Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Hotel

Transfer from Ayers Rock Airport to Hotel

A Night at Field of Light

A Night at Field of Light

Afternoon Kata Tjuta Domes Tour

Afternoon Kata Tjuta Domes Tour

Morning Uluru Highlights Tour

Morning Uluru Highlights Tour

Accommodation

3 Nights

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

2 Nights

Desert Gardens Hotel

3 Nights

Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Transportation

  • Private Transfers to/from Airport to your Hotel
  • Private Transportation between activities included throughout

Dining Options

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay
  • 3 Lunches, & 2 Dinners Included

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

Cairns, Australia

Darling Harbour, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

George Street, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Daintree National Park, Australia

Port Douglas, Australia

Available Tour Dates

Year-Round

From $3,498 per person

Your Price Includes:

ACCOMMODATION

  • 8 Nights in Superior 4-Star City Centre Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Private Transfers to/from Airport to your Hotel
  • Private Transportation between activities included throughout

DINING OPTIONS (Inclusions)

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay
  • 3 Lunches, & 2 Dinners Included

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Take in the sights and enjoy morning tea or coffee on the morning cruise of Sydney harbour
  • Explore the iconic Sydney Opera House and bring to life the saga surrounding this modern masterpiece 
  • Be thrilled by a guided journey to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour!
  • Journey into the heart of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to enjoy lunch and magnificent views
  • With Uluru as your backdrop, enjoy canapés and sparkling wine while you view the critically acclaimed Field of Light art exhibition, an enourmous fantasy garden created from 50,000 spindles of light
  • Travel to a special location to enjoy a picnic breakfast as you watch the sun rise over Uluru, then visit Mutijulu Waterhole on the Kuniya Walk and hear stories of the local lore.
  • Journey to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, and hear how they have evolved over millions of years
  • Full Day Daintree Dreaming Tour - Including interpretive rainforest walk, morning or afternoon tea, lunch, 2-hour Coastal Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours, & Welcome to Country Ceremony
  • Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef for either a guided snorkel tour with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation, or coral touring via a glass bottom boat. A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon
  • teas & coffee provided.

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Uluru
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef

Prices Based On:

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

"Ireland Vacation"

Nicole A

What an amazing trip! Michelle was amazing at assisting in the planning. Our hotels were amazing. The recommended itinerary suited exactly what my family and I wanted to experience on our trip to Ireland. I would definitely utilize Authentic Vacations again!

"Driving through history"

Ed

Edmonton

We had an excellent trip. Absolutely no problems with bookings that Donna arranged. Driving Ireland and seeing it at your own pace lets you stop to admire ruins not normally on a tour. Only thing we would do differently is upgrade the car. As someone who enjoys driving I regret not having something a little more sporty!

"Christmas in Ireland"

William

We talked to Lainie about what we were looking for. She listened to our wishes offering suggestion and developed our plan. We got exactly what we were looking for. Made sure we were happy and answering a million questions. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you Lainie !

"An epic solo road trip!"

Anthea Ong

Singapore

Just want to say a big thank you to Anna Wilgenbursch for all her help and patience in supporting my free and easy solo road trip across Ireland, chasing writers poets and thin places. The bed and breakfast choices were fantastic. I don't usually go through an agent to help with booking accommodation etc. but I had little to do so myself so am glad that I had Anna to take that load off me. I appreciate too that Anna was on WhatsApp with me and very responsive. I felt very supported. Thank you.

"Ireland birthday trip"

Stephanie Stutz

Minnesota

Josi was an immense help. From the beginning with her planning based on our wishes and prompt replies we felt very confident everything was covered. And it was! beautiful locations great suggestions for sites to see we could not have been more pleased with the whole Adventure. It was so nice to have all the reservations set and the car rental covered it made the whole experience stress free. I will definitely reach out to Josie for my next vacation.

"Destination Vacation"

Peter L Pavlina

Boston

Great trip thanks to Michelle's great work!

"Ireland Vacation"

Jessica Brewer

St. Cloud

We had a FABULOUS vacation! Jacoya was great to work with. Highly recommend!

"Dream Vacation!"

Emma

Coronado

Our trip to Ireland was an absolute dream! Thank you, Tam, for taking the time to create a personalized, affordable trip for us. I highly suggest using Tam at Authentic Vacations to plan your trip to Ireland! You will have the time of your life! :)

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