Tropical Reef and Rainforest

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Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Great Barrier.Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • Experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef.
    • Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
    • Enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world's most scenic operational rail journeys.
    • Explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft

What's this trip about?

    Explore this tropical paradise on a cruise to the Great Barrier.Reef and a scenic train journey through the breathtaking rainforest.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityPort Douglas
End CityPort Douglas

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Train & Rail Journeys
  • Scuba Diving

Destinations

  • Australia

Attractions

  • Great Barrier Reef

Activities

  • Culture
  • Trains & Rail
  • Skiing, Snowboarding & Snow Sports

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on mini-stays
    • All hotel charges and local taxes
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
    • VIP entry to many sights
    • It's the right hotels With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the
    • daily itinerary for hotel details and tripadvisor.com for reviews.
    • Hotel accommodation at QT Port Douglas
    • Airport transfers in Cairns
    • Four days including Great Barrier Reef (ex Port Douglas), Kuranda Railway and Skyrail and Aboriginal Culture
    • Buffet breakfast daily and lunch on Day 2

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Itinerary

1. ARRIVE PORT DOUGLAS (3 NIGHTS) On arrival at Cairns Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas (flights anytime). The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this resort town. Hotel QT Port Douglas 2. GREAT BARRIER REEF Board a wavepiercing catamaran and cruise out to Agincourt Reef at the very edge of Australia's Continental Shelf, to experience first-hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef. You can snorkel (equipment provided) or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible craft, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from the unique underwater viewing platform and observatory. Enjoy a delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch before returning to Port Douglas. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast Lunch 3. TJAPUKAI - SKYRAIL - KURANDA SCENIC RAILWAY Visit the award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, where the legends of the Dreamtime are brought to life. Learn about this ancient culture through theatres, stage shows and demonstrations. Later, travel from the lowlands on the Skyrail Cableway, which takes you above the canopy of the tropical rainforest. On arrival in Kuranda, there is free time to take a stroll through the Kuranda Markets. Board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway and enjoy a breathtaking trip on one of the world's most scenic operational rail journeys. Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast 4. DEPART PORT DOUGLAS You will be transferred from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime). Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast

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Dates & Availability

Price From $1,175
Price per day$294
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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What's excluded

    • Transatlantic airfares (unless you purchase a land and air package), air-related taxes and fees (these are stated separately for land and air packages); airline fees for checked and/or excess baggage; London airport transfers except when booking an air and land package with Trafalgar; insurances of all kinds; tips to Travel Directors, motorcoach drivers, local city guides and cruise staff; gratuities on ferries, trains and cruise ships; porterage at train stations; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages; meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional excursions; and all items of a personal nature. The tour price also does not cover costs and expenses, including the return to your home,if you leave the tour at your own volition or due to illness, or as a consequence of official action by the government of any country visited.

Accommodation

Prices are per person and based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath or shower.When booking triple rooms please note that in some hotels may consist of one double bed and the third bed may be a ‘roll-away’ bed which will limit space in the room. Availability of triple rooms is limited. Note that single rooms in European hotels are generally smaller than twin-bedded rooms and that European hotel standards, facilities and services provided may vary from those in other parts of the world and are often local in style. Substitute hotels may be used at certain times and will be of similar standard whenever possible. There are a limited number of twin-shared rooms available with our Room Share Service. Passengers who are members of Hotel Frequent Traveler programs are not entitled to earn points with any of the hotels featured on a Trafalgar vacation.,
Cancellation policy
  • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar 45 days or more prior to departure*, the non-refundable deposit will be retained (including the Travel Protection Plan premium if applicable (see page 243).
  • Bookings with transatlantic flights, once ticketed, are subject to a non-refundable penalty of C$450 minimum per person. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar, are totally non-refundable.
  • If full payment is not received 45 days prior to departure the airline(s) has the right to cancel your air reservation. Regrettably, if payment is not received by Trafalgar we will not be responsible for lost reservations.
  • Notice of cancellation must be made either directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent.

 

No. of days prior to tour departure* Cancellation fee as a % of total price 45 days or moreC200 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit 45 – 22 days  25% 21 – 8 days  30% 7 – 1 days  50% Day of departure*/No Show  100%

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