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Across Australia on the Historic Indian Pacific Train with Fiji & the Great Barrier Reef tour
Adelaide Cairns Across Australia on the Historic Indian Pacific Train with Fiji & the Great Barrier Reef Trip

Across Australia on the Historic Indian Pacific Train with Fiji & the Great Barrier Reef

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
20 days
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Short Description

From Sydney, Australia's largest and most famous city, to Perth, Western Australia's capital city, this tour through Australia—stopping first in Fiji and the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns)—is a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. You'll spend three nights on the Coral Coast, in, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth; two nights in Adelaide; and two nights aboard the historic Indian Pacific train traveling across Australia.

A highlight of this Australia tour is your train journey from Adelaide to Perth in Gold Service on the legendary Indian Pacific, one of the world's few truly transcontinental trains. On the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track, sit back, relax, and marvel at the changing landscapes as you travel through the Nullarbor Plain, offering a glimpse into Australia's remote region. Enjoy Dinner Under the Stars at a remote and beautiful outpost that borders a “small” sheep station of 2.5 million acres—a special experience Globus had included to make sure your Australia vacation is unique.

Other highlights of this Australia tour include an excursion to Kangaroo Island to see Australian sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies in one of the world's last unspoiled habitats. In Adelaide, wander among kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and water birds at Cleland Wildlife Park. Explore Melbourne on a walking tour through the city's famous lanes and arcades—another unique experience Globus includes—and cruise on Sydney Harbour. In Fiji, enjoy sightseeing and time at leisure. In Cairns, take a high-speed catamaran to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There’s time to snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, and attend a presentation by a marine biologist.

This Australia & Fiji tour also includes free time in each city, so you can explore on your own. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories you’re sure to create.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN NADI
End City PERTH

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Australia Fiji

Attractions & Cities Visited

Adelaide Cairns Great Barrier Reef Melbourne Perth Sydney

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST Welcome to Fiji! Step off the plane and into this tropical paradise. Arrive Nadi and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast for a three night stay. The remainder of your day is at your leisure.

Day 2

CORAL COAST This morning’s highlight is a half day SIGATOKA RIVER SAFARI. Be transported into the heart and soul of Fiji, aboard a custom-built jet boat. Cruise your way up the magnificent Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. (B,L)

Day 3

CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. Make sure to check the daily activities offered at your resort. You may wish to take a dip in the pool, enjoy a Fijian handicraft demonstration, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool drink. (B)

Day 4

NADI–CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi and then fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef,” one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 5

CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF. Today, prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of color and brilliance. Choose to SNORKEL, take a semi-submersible WATERCRAFT TOUR, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. (B,L)

Day 6

CAIRNS. A full day at leisure in this tropical paradise. Your Local Host will have suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. (B)

Day 7

CAIRNS–SYDNEY Fly to Sydney. Hotel rooms are available for immediate check-in. This evening, join your travel group for a 6 pm welcome briefing and special dinner at a WATERFRONT RESTAURANT. (D)

Day 8

SYDNEY. Enjoy sightseeing in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. First stop, a guided tour of the interior and theaters of the world-famous SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, travel to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the City’s BOTANIC GARDENS for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of the harbor. Visit one of Sydney’s famous beaches, BONDI BEACH, where there is time for lunch, souvenir shopping, or a stroll on the white sands. Return to Sydney Harbour and enjoy a CRUISE to see the sites and skyline of this incredible city. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping. (B)

Day 9

SYDNEY. A full free day to explore Sydney. You may wish to climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge for unrivaled views, spend the day in the Hunter Valley sampling some of Australia’s best wines, or take the ferry to nearby Manly Beach for a day of sun and fun. (B)

Day 10

SYDNEY–MELBOURNE. Fly to Melbourne, where you’ll explore the city’s famous lanes and arcades on a [LF] WALKING TOUR. See trendy boutiques and cafés, unique street art, and architecture while hearing historic tales of Melbourne along the way. Evening is at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. (B)

Day 11

MELBOURNE. This morning, sightseeing includes the city’s landmarks of Parliament House, beautiful FITZROY GARDENS, Queen Victoria Market, and more. The remainder of the day is free to explore more on your own. You may wish to travel to Phillip Island to see the nightly Penguin Parade, where you can experience the magic of the little penguins returning home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. (B)

Day 12

MELBOURNE. More time for independent exploration today. Your Tour Director suggests shopping at Melbourne Central, a trip to the top of the Eureka Sky Deck for 360-degree views of the city below or an excursion to explore the spectacular Great Ocean Road and the “Twelve Apostles.” (B)

Day 13

MELBOURNE–ADELAIDE. This morning, fly to Adelaide, known for its mild Mediterranean climate. A city tour includes St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, and the city’s Central Market—a thriving hub for food and culture for over 148 years. Next, enjoy a [LF] tasting at HAIGH’S CHOCOLATES, an Adelaide chocolate-maker since 1915. With the remainder of the day at leisure, you may wish to explore the Art Gallery of South Australia, stroll the streets of the beachside neighborhood of Glenelg, or enjoy Adelaide’s vibrant restaurant scene. (B)

Day 14

ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND. Early this morning, depart Adelaide and travel by motorcoach and ferry to KANGAROO ISLAND, one of the world’s last unspoiled habitats. Visit KANGAROO ISLAND WILDLIFE PARK home to kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. You’ll have the chance to see and learn about some of Australia’s unique animals such as wombats, dingos, and echidnas. After lunch, see a colony of rare Australian sea lions and enjoy a walk on the beach with a national park ranger at SEAL BAY CONSERVATION PARK. Then, visit EMU RIDGE EUCALYPTUS DISTILLERY to learn about this unique plant. Before departing the island, make a photo stop at beautiful Pennington Bay and enjoy a little free time Penneshaw. Return to Adelaide late this evening. (B,L)

Day 15

ADELAIDE. BOARD INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN. Visit CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK, where you can wander among some of Australia’s famous animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidna, and various water birds. Enjoy a wildlife experience during your time here. A special [LF] "Flavours of South Australia" dinner is served before boarding one of the few truly transcontinental trains in the world, the INDIAN PACIFIC. (B,D)

NOTE:
On the Indian Pacific train, twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower. Single cabins feature a single berth and washbasin with shared toilet and shower facilities.

Plan to pack an overnight bag with necessities for the train portion of this tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. Your other baggage will be checked and you will not be able to access it until arrival in Perth.

Day 16

INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN. Awaken to the spectacular expanse of the Nullarbor Plain before enjoying a leisurely breakfast. Relax on board today as you marvel at the ever-changing landscape passing by your window. A special [LF] DINNER UNDER THE STARS awaits you at Rawlinna, the remote and beautiful outpost that borders a sheep station of 2.5 million acres. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Dinner Under the Stars is weather-dependent. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour.

Day 17

INDIAN PACIFIC TRAIN–PERTH. Continue across the remote yet beautiful region of Australia. On board, you may wish to relax in the lounge car and share stories with fellow travelers, snap a few shots from the large picture windows, or just relax with a glass of Australian wine. Glide through the Avon Hills before arriving in Perth mid-afternoon. Transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay. (B,L)

Day 18

PERTH. EXCURSION TO FREMANTLE. This morning, explore Perth on a sightseeing tour. Learn more about this isolated capital city of Western Australia, and see some of the city’s famous sites such as Kings Park Botanic Gardens, the iconic Swan Bell Tower, and the Perth Mint. Next, it’s on to the historic port of Fremantle with its marinas, charming heritage buildings, and many shops and restaurants. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for shopping, dining, and additional sightseeing. (B)

Day 19

PERTH. A full day to explore Perth. You may wish to visit one of Perth’s many beaches, see the extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, or enjoy an optional trip to Rottnest Island, home to over 60 beaches, historic buildings, and the friendly quokka—a marsupial only found in Western Australia. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a festive farewell dinner—the perfect ending to your trip across Australia! (B,D)

Day 20

PERTH. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Globus Credit is basically worthless!!
Received a credit on a covid cancelled tour and now the same 9 day Italy tour is twice the price!! Originally $1,800 per person is now $3,600 per person. I spoke to Globus and that is their tours and prices for 2021 and 2022 they do not anticipate any additional tours or reduction in prices!!! Crooks!!!!
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had a river cruise scheduled but the person i was traveling with found out she was to have her first grandbaby on the dates we were suppose to sail but instead of letting me pay the 250 cancellation fee and bringing someone else they wanted me to travel alone and charge me 1700.00 for a single cabin so beware when you travel with them they are not flexible on anything i use to take 5 or 6 trips a year with them but not anymore
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Amazing tour company we were 3 days into our tour in Brasil when the tour was cancelled in March 2020
A full refund was given to us without any of the usual problems associated with getting money back.
Globus proved to us that they are a very ethical company and for this reason we will not hesitate to use Globus again when this pandemic is over and we can recommend any traveler to use this fantastic company.Well done Globus team we love what you done for us mr & mrs Comito stay safe
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Did not have any problems with Trafalgar they gave us our refund..Globus put our refund into a non refundable credit which we did not know or would not have agreed to do that.
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We had booked a trip in June of 2020 for spring of 2021. When they cancelled our trip we called and told them we would like our money back since that was an option, and it took about 6 weeks but our whole party (6) of us, received our money on each individual card we used. I’m surprised at all the people saying they can’t get their money back, we dealt with the company directly, the lady that booked our trip was very helpful. This would of been our 4th trip, and we always enjoy them.
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DON'T USE GLOBUS OR TOUR RADAR - They will not return our Deposit

Our tour of Norway was booked in 2019. The trip was supposed to take place June - July 2020. Then Covid came.
We are from Australia and were heavily locked down from about March 2020. We wrote to the travel agent (TOUR RADAR) who have done little to help get our $700 deposit returned to us. In contrast we had all of our Air Fares returned by the airline we were going to use and had booked with directly (No travel Agent involved).
We were given a credit to use by June - July 2021. However, there is no way we will be able to travel to Norway at this time either because international travel (except to New Zealand) is not permitted by the Australian Government. Not that we would want to go anyway because of the high number of Covid cases in Europe and Scandinavia.
Tour Radar and Globus now say that we should extend the credit yet again to 2022. We are at a vulnerable age and by 2022 will most likely not be able to travel internationally again, even with Covid under control.
Decent companies have returned monies paid but Globus and Tour radar continue to refuse. They are stealing our money.
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PIE|Add Ningaloo Reef To Your Vacation

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Accomodations



Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is situated in an exquisite seaside setting reminiscent of a time-honored Fijian village. The hotel features sweeping views from the hilltop Bebe Spa Fiji, magnificent tropical pool, beach access with complimentary kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards, Fijian culture activities, entertainment, and daily kava ceremony, daily Fijian handicraft demonstrations, fitness center, an ATM/currency exchange, and self-service laundry and dry cleaning.


Coral Coast
Fiji
Sydney Drive, off the Queens Highway

Pacific Hotel

The Pacific Hotel boasts a magnificent location, personalized service and award winning hospitality. Contemporary, and with a tropical ambience, befitting a bygone era - an era when great service and friendly hospitality were the rule rather than the exception. Ideal for visitors who wish to explore all the attractions Cairns has to offer with shopping and dining right at the hotel's front door. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, ATM, and coin-operated self-service laundry.


Cairns
Australia
Corner Esplanade & Spence Street

The Grace Hotel

Located in the heart of Sydney, this heritage-listed hotel is offers warm and personal service and exudes a unique blend of old world charm with modern comfort to meet the needs of guests today. Relax and keep fit at the rooftop recreation center with gym, heated indoor lap pool, sauna, and steam room. If you are in the mood to indulge, treat your taste buds at the relaxed and intimate ambience of Grace Brasserie. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel to catch up with work or connect with your loved ones. The hotel also features coin-operated, self-service laundry.


Sydney
Australia
77 York Street

The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins

Situated in the heart of downtown Melbourne, The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins is ideally located for exploring the city. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar, gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi.


Melbourne
Australia
630 Little Collins Street

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

Style and function are themes of the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel. As the Majestic's flagship, built in 2004, this award-winning hotel boasts simplicity, efficiency, and an eco-centric design. And as it sits just off of the lively Rundle Street, the convenience of bars, restaurants, shopping and museums is unparalleled. After a busy day of sightseeing and on-the-go activities, guests are welcomed back to comfortable accommodations and locally fresh cuisine in the hotel's restaurant - not to mention a great selection of wine! Follow it up with a view of the city from a relaxing garden roof-top, for which the hotel is aptly named.


Adelaide
Australia
55 Frome Street

Indian Pacific Train - Adelaide to Perth

The Indian Pacific train takes you across Australia and is considered one of the world's longest and greatest train journeys. Experience this fascinating train journey in the comfort of Gold Service, featuring private overnight sleeper cabins, a separate dining car, and access to the Outback Explorer Lounge, the perfect place to gather with friends to enjoy a drink as you marvel at the spectacular Australian scenery. Twin cabins feature upper and lower berths, washbasin, toilet, and shower. Single cabins feature a single berth and washbasin withshared toilet and shower facilities.


Adelaide
Australia


Four Points by Sheraton Perth

Located in the heart of Perth's Central Business District, Four Points by Sheraton Perth, features spacious and modern guestrooms, fitness center, on-site restaurant and bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A laundry service is available for a fee.


Perth
Australia
707 Wellington Street

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