Independent Australian Explorer with Fiji

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Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, “You’re so darned friendly, you must go to friendly class!” If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now Independence by Globus makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness yourself! On this 13-day Australia and Fiji vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakf...
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Trip type
Group Tour
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Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    Upon visiting Australia, Oprah Winfrey proclaimed to the locals in Sydney, “You’re so darned friendly, you must go to friendly class!” If Oprah says it, it must be true! And now Independence by Globus makes it easy for you to experience this friendliness yourself! On this 13-day Australia and Fiji vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and private transfers to/from the airports from/to your hotels for your intra-vacation flights. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: the Globus Local Host®, someone who is there throughout your stay (in Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, and the Coral Coast) to ensure your vacation runs smoothly and to help you make the most of your vacation. Your vacation begins the moment you arrive. Globus can pick you up at the airport and whisk you seamlessly to your selected hotel. Your Local Host will greet you with a smile and information to help you get settled. The next day, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll hear inside stories behind the must-see sights, like the Opera House and Bondi Beach. And never fear...we’ve scouted the city for the best place to capture a photo of Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge. In Melbourne, your guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes the Royal Botanic Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. On the third day in each city, you have a free day to explore on your own (with your Local Host support, of course). You may want to follow in Oprah’s footsteps and climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge; explore the cobblestone streets of the Rocks, the harborside area where the first convicts settled; or participate in a game of lawn bowling. In Melbourne, visit one of Australia's leading opal companies or take an excursion to see the little penguins emerge from the sea and waddle across the beach in the world-famous Penguin Parade. It's not just the cities you'll experience on this Australia vacation. In Cairns, we’ll take you to the Outer Great Barrier, where you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible watercraft tour, or attend a presentation by a marine biologist. You'll be amazed by the clarity of the water and the variety of fish that will swim all around you. You may even see a green sea turtle glide by! You will also have a day at leisure so perhaps take an excursion via the Kuranda Scenic Railway to the quiet mountain village of Kuranda or explore one of the markets to try locally grown mangoes and bananas. Before heading home, stop in tropical Fiji for a three-night stay. Enjoy white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and the friendliest of locals. Your visit to Fiji includes a half-day Sigatoka River Safari and a Local Host to help you with additional sightseeing, dining, and shopping recommendations

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
End CityCORAL COAST–NADI</BR>

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Australia
  • Fiji

Attractions

  • Cairns
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

• Welcome to beautiful Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities. Your Globus Local Host will make contact with you and meet to discuss your vacation, answer questions, and give suggestions to make the most of your stay.

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Day 2: SYDNEY

• Enjoy a morning guided sightseeing tour that includes an Opera House and Harbour Bridge photo stop. Visit stunning Bondi Beach, considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Sydney. (Breakfast) Today's I-Time Tips The remainder of the day is yours to explo...

Day 3: SYDNEY

• Enjoy a full day at leisure in this beautiful city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

(Breakfast) Today's I-Time Tips Spend the day in Hunter Valley, sampl...

Day 4: SYDNEY–CAIRNS

• Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” Enjoy a 3-night stay in this tropical paradise. The remainder of the day is yours to start exploring.

(Breakfast)

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Day 5: CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF

• Prepare for the experience of a lifetime when you board a catamaran and cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore this underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of coral and sea life. Choose to snorkel, take a s...

Day 6: CAIRNS

• A full day at leisure.

(Breakfast) Today's I-Time Tips Take a trip into the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest living rainforest, and to beautiful Cape Tribulation. Other activities include relaxing by your resort’s pool, visiting Hartley’s Crocodile A...

Day 7: CAIRNS–MELBOURNE

• Transfer to Cairns for your flight to Melbourne, the cosmopolitan heart of Australia. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

(Breakfast)

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Day 8: MELBOURNE

• Morning guided sightseeing tour includes Federation Square, St. Patrick’s Park, Queen Victoria Market (when open), Albert Park Lake, the Shrine of Remembrance, and St. Kilda Beach. Your tour ends at the Melbourne Skydeck for awe-inspiring views of Melbourne from th...

Day 9: MELBOURNE

• Enjoy a full day at leisure for independent activities.

(Breakfast) Today's I-Time Tips Join an optional excursion to Phillip Island to watch the world-famous Penguin Parade, travel on the spectacular Great Ocean Road to see the magnificent 12 Apostles, or explore the hidden lanes and arcades of the city.

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Day 10: MELBOURNE–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST

• Today, fly to Nadi, Fiji, and transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host is available to answer questions and make suggestions for sightseeing and dining.

(Breakfast)

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Day 11: 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 ...

Day 12: CORAL COAST

• Today is at leisure.

(Breakfast) Today's I-Time Tips 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, get pampered at the spa, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink.

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Day 13: CORAL COAST–NADI

• Your vacation ends with a transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport.

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