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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.

PLAN AND BOOK

Included Unique Activities

  • 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
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

Accommodations

4 Nights

5-Star Luxury Hotel

3 Nights

Exclusive Nature Lodge

1 Night

Luxurious Boutique Hotel

3 Nights

5-Star Luxury Resort

1 Night

5-Star Luxury Boutique Hotel

4 Nights

5-Star Luxury Resort

Transportation and Guides

    • 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

George Street, Australia

Chinatown, Australia

Darling Harbour, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Taronga Zoo, Australia

Manly Beach, Australia

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

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!

2024

Available Dates

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

ON SALE! From $19,910 $19,710 per person

2025

Available Dates

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

ON SALE! From $20,906 $20,706 per person

Your 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 INCLUDED

  • 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.

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations"

Jan Crawford

Colorado Springs

This was our first trip to Ireland as well as our first Authentic Vacations trip. We recently completed the "12 night Soul of Ireland" trip as a you-drive. I have to say that the whole experience exceeded my expectations!! The entire experience from the initial booking to the completion of the trip was outstanding! The stress-free aspect of letting someone else plan and make reservations and deal with details (that we used to do ourselves) made the entire trip so much more enjoyable. Each hotel we were booked into was an exceptional experience (including comfort, service and quality). The additional excursions that were included were wonderful as well. I'm now looking at a trip to Scotland in the future. I'll look forward to working with our awesome agent, Amber, again. She was fabulous! Thank you!!

"Amazing Ireland Guided Vacation"

Lindsay S.

topardisewithlove.com

Jorie, I can't thank you enough for all your help, answering all my 50 million questions and also reassuring me that Ireland would be amazing. When switching my group from Egypt to a different destination, I was so flustered and not confident in where to go, but it was so easy to sell into the group. I have to say, Ireland was not necessarily at the top of my list, but oh my gosh, it is now! You and Authentic do an AMAZING job when it comes to Ireland!

My group literally cannot stop talking about our trip and they ALL loved it. The hotels were amazing. Aghadoe and Glenlo literally took the spotlight. Our guide Seamus was phenomenal and our driver Ian was so funny. We all had such a good time! Even with the other 2 couples that were on the trip. I really can't think of one flaw or hiccup.. everything was so seamless and perfect. I think it was some long days driving for some, but ultimately I think everyone knew that it was inevitable to see all of the beauty of Ireland. The bus was so nice and it was nice that it was roomy enough for us all to spread out. Again, I can't really think of one thing that I was 'ehh..'. It was all so amazing!

Again, I can't thank you enough.

"This Guided Vacation far exceeded my wildest dreams"

Lorraine M.

Dear Jen, thank you for all your assistance and patience with our Ireland vacation. This is my lifetime dream. Elegant and fabulous tour. The best guide and bus driver. Small, lovely. This trip far exceeds my wildest dreams. Seamus is witty, well informed and an excellent guide.

"Trip to London and Scotland"

Kathie S.

Agency

My clients LOVED their trip to London and Scotland. They really enjoyed the hotels that Authentic Vacations recommended, especially the Rembrandt. Thank you!

"The entire Ireland trip was a dream"

Jennifer B.

Jackson, NJ

Ellie booked our dream vacation for a total of 15 days to Ireland. We did a self-driving tour with a car rental starting and ending in Dublin. We traveled the entire coastline staying 1 or 2 nights at each hotel. The places arranged for us got better and better each night, ending with our last night in a castle built in 1101. The entire trip was a dream. All the recommendations made to us by Ellie were spot on! I can not wait to work with her again. We plan on returning in a couple years with our adult children. I would definitely use Authentic Vacations again for any trip I plan on taking overseas.

"Great trip in Ireland & Scotland"

Tena

Ireland/Scotland trip was a great trip planned with our group and Jorie. We thoroughly enjoyed each city we visited in both countries. All our hotels were very nice but as older adults, I would advise to pack light which is hard to do if your visit is extended but we had to climb stairs in several places. My favorite thing in both countries are the people. Everyone was so friendly and inviting at hotels, restaurants and local sites. We felt completely safe and comfortable. I would agree with other travelers that driving is stressful for both driver and passengers especially in Ireland where the roads are extremely narrow with rock walls on each side. Next trip will include staying in certain cities with tours out. JerPoint Park in Ireland was a favorite of our group of 4. Authentic Vacations plans, reservations and communications were first rate.

"Wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure"

James

South Carolina

Lauren, thank you for putting together a wonderful Scottish and Irish adventure. In many unexpected ways it indeed was an adventure that we will remember forever. So sincere thanks. Despite a glitch in St Andrews your team's recovery actually made St Andrews the highpoint of our trip. Staying at Rusacks overlooking the first tee and eighteenth green of the old course was awesome. All the Hotels were first rate. Experiences - awesome The Clontarf Castle is an awesome way to the trip. Well done y'all.  Big city stays - We all felt like we could have used an extra day in the larger cities. They all had a story to tell, and we just had enough time to scratch the surface. Self-drive - while less expensive alternative, the person doing the driving misses out on a lot in transit, while the passenger's white knuckle thru the driver's learning process. Also, the roads in Scotland and Ireland are no joke.  Would recommend it is worth it to hire a private chauffer driver or go Small Guided for sure.

"Scotland Birthday Trip"

Michelle

Agency

Adina, I'm following up on my client's train/whiskey tour/ birthday trip to Scotland in October. They had a wonderful time! The whiskey tour day was their favorite, made extra special by their driver Alec who was a superstar. My client's boyfriend is a real train enthusiast. They enjoyed all the train trips, and Nick was like a child on the Jacobite train. Thanks so much for your help with this trip. You clearly know Scotland and planned a very nice route with some unique requirements. I greatly appreciate your expertise and attentive service. I look forward to working with you again in the future. An early Happy Holidays!

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