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Australia is an energetic land that beats with an ancient pulse. Discover its Dreamtime awe, natural wonders, and brilliant cities for sixteen sumptuous nights. No worries here. Each hotel is chosen for outstanding service and amenities, and all transfers are taken care of. Starting in Sydney, we’ve arranged a backstage peek into the Sydney Opera House (it defines the skyline), a private valley wine-tasting, and a helicopter tour—you’ll be privy to sweeping vistas.

The following three nights are spent on Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s great nature-based destinations. Pristine beaches, local wines, wildlife, and vivid sunsets are yours to savor along with guided island excursions. In Adelaide you’ll explore South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital before you embark upon three extraordinary nights in Uluru.

Say the name. Uluru. It sounds like Aboriginal creation stories carried on the wind. You’ll stay in a unique luxury wilderness camp that is eco-sensitive and romantic. Be amazed by local Indigenous guides, storytelling, and dining beneath the stars—you have never seen so many. Then kick up your heels in Brisbane, capital of Queensland and cultural mecca, with a tasting sensation we’ve planned for you. 

Next is an unsurpassed experience, known to few, on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island for four nights. Your world-class private resort is on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef.  On this island of koalas and kangaroos, time slips away. Calm, and sensory perfection, becomes your reality. (We’ve arranged a flight so you can soar above it all.) Australia. It’s a world of mysteries, cosmopolitan cities, kangaroos, koalas, luscious food and wine, and a vibrant aboriginal culture. Feel the wonder.

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Included Unique Activities

Private Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour

Private Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

Private Tastes of the Hunter Valley Day Tour

Private Tastes of the Hunter Valley Day Tour

Great Barrier Reef Discovery Flight

Great Barrier Reef Discovery Flight

Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island Experience

Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island Experience

Longitude 131 Red Centre Experience

Longitude 131 Red Centre Experience

Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour

Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour

Accommodation

4 Nights

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

3 Nights

Southern Ocean Lodge

1 Night

Mayfair Hotel

3 Nights

Longitude 131

1 Night

Emporium Hotel South Bank

4 Nights

Qualia

Transportation

    • Transfers to/from Airports to your Hotels
    • All Transportation between Activities at Southern Ocean Lodge
    • All Transportation between Activities at Longitude 131°
    • VIP Chauffeur Service & Use of 4-Seater Golf Cart and Non-Motorized Watercraft at Qualia

Points of Interest

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Hanson Bay Sanctuary
  • Seal Bay
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Field of Light
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef

Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

The Rocks, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Darling Harbour, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

George Street, Australia

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden, Australia

Barangaroo Reserve, Australia

Available Tour Dates

Year-Round

From $15,758 per person

Your 2021 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Spend your nights at Australia’s most luxurious properties:
    • 4 Nights at the Four Seasons, Sydney – Full Harbour View Room
    • 3 Nights at the Multi-Award Winning Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island – Ocean View Room
    • 1 Night at the Luxurious Mayfair Hotel Located Within a Heritage-Listed Building in the Heart of Adelaide
    • 3 Nights at a Luxury Wilderness Camp just outside the UNESCO World Heritage Uluru-kata Tjuta National Park, Luxury Tent
    • 1 Night at the Luxurious & Modern Emporium Hotel in South Bank, Queensland
    • 4 Nights at a World-Class Resort on Hamilton Island –Room with Private Plunge Pool and Sea Views

TRANSPORTATION

  • Transfers to/from Airports to your Hotels
  • All Transportation between Activities at Southern Ocean Lodge
  • All Transportation between Activities at Longitude 131°
  • VIP Chauffeur Service & Use of 4-Seater Golf Cart and Non-Motorized Watercraft at Qualia

DINING OPTIONS (Inclusions)

  • Breakfast Daily at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Sunset Canapés, and Dinner Each Day at the Southern Ocean Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Each Day at Longitude 131°
  • Evening Taste of Brisbane Tour - 5.5-hour progressive dinner tour with courses at 3 of Brisbane’s best restaurants, luxury transportation, & outstanding views
  • A La Carte Breakfast Daily, All Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and One Gourmet Dinner at one of Qualia's Delectable On-Site Restaurants

INCLUDED UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Private 60 minute Best of Sydney Helicopter Tour
  • Sydney Opera House Backstage Small Group Tour
  • Private Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour
  • Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided tours, walks, and visual presentations by naturalists
  • Longitude 131 - Uluru Experience - 3-Day Tailored Offering of Signature Experiences to include guided walks and tours, dining outdoors under the stars and enjoying the sunset over Uluru with a glass in hand
  • Qualia Luxury Retreat - 4 Day Great Barrier Reef Experience with a 60-minute Sightseeing Helicopter
  • Flight over the Whitsundays and world-famous ‘Heart Reef’, landing at a pontoon out on the Reed for
  • Snorkeling & Coral Viewing, VIP Chauffeur service, and much more!

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • The Rocks
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Darling Harbor
  • Hanson Bay Sanctuary
  • Seal Bay
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Field of Light
  • Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Hamilton Island
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • 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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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.

8

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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