13 Days South Pacific Sampler Package from Atlas Cruises & Tours $4354/- (Posted on Jul 8 2011)

13 Days South Pacific Sampler Package from Atlas Cruises & Tours $4354/-

SOUTH PACIFIC SAMPLER (PG2011)
A 13-Day Globus Tours tour starting from $4,354

Title: South Pacific Sampler
Starting Price: $4,354
Tour Length: 13 Days
Countries Visited: Australia, New Zealand
Tour Type: Escorted Tour
Tour Category: REGIONAL DISCOVERY
Tour Operator: Globus Tours
Tour Code: PG-2011

Day 1: Arrive in Cairns, Australia. G’day and welcome to Australia! Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

Day 2: Cairns. Great Barrier Reef Cruise. Board a fast catamaran for a CRUISE to Green Island, one of the many tropical islands on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef. Here you can choose to SNORKEL, take a GLASS-BOTTOM BOAT TOUR, or walk through the island’s cool rainforest. This afternoon, your Tour Director can assist you with a variety of optional activities, including crocodile spotting. Tonight, dinner will be held at TJAPUKAI ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PARK—an interactive and entertaining portrayal of the culture, dance, and folklore of this indigenous tribe. (B,D)

Day 3: Cairns–Melbourne. This morning offers a special treat as we visit CAIRNS TROPICAL ZOO for your chance to meet Australia’s native animals. You’ll also enjoy breakfast in the park, a talk by a wildlife keeper, and the opportunity to have your picture taken with a koala! Later, fly to Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city. Cosmopolitan yet relaxed, Melbourne is renowned for its shopping and streetside cafés. (B)

Day 4: Melbourne. Today’s tour includes landmarks such as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance, a tribute to Australia’s war heroes. Visit beautiful FITZROY GARDENS and then drive past the lush Royal Botanical Gardens. You’ll soon discover the differing architectural influences of this city as you see the Victorian Arts Centre and other buildings of significance. Also stop at one of the country’s leading OPAL COMPANIES to discover how the beautiful gems are mined. The afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight, consider an optional excursion to see the world-famous Penguin Parade, or for a unique dining experience, join an outing on a historic tramcar restaurant as it winds its way through the streets of Melbourne. (B)

Day 5: Melbourne–Sydney. Fly to Sydney, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous sunset DINNER CRUISE on one of Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ships. (B,D)

Day 6: Sydney. Explore Australia’s largest city. Visit the SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its amazing interior and theaters. Then, a great photo stop at Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair in the city’s BOTANICAL GARDENS, offering sweeping views of the harbor, Opera House, and Harbour Bridge. Feel like a local while touring the world-famous BONDI SURF BATHERS’ LIFE SAVING CLUB and enjoy a lifesaving demonstration! The balance of the day is free to enjoy all Sydney has to offer. This evening, enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant with fantastic views of Sydney. (B,D)

Day 7: Sydney. Today, enjoy a day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps join one of our optional excursions to the Blue Mountains for a wilderness experience or to Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s leading wine-growing regions. You can even climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge! (B)

Day 8: Sydney–Christchurch, New Zealand-Mount Cook. Today, fly across the Tasman Sea to Christchurch, New Zealand. Upon arrival continue on to MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK, named after the highest peak in New Zealand. Dinner tonight is at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 9: Mount Cook-Omarama-Dunedin. This morning, visit the SIR EDMUND HILLARY ALPINE CENTER for a unique insight into the history and culture of this region. Weather permitting, don’t miss the chance to take an optional ski-plane flight that actually lands on the 18-mile-long Tasman Glacier. It’s an unforgettable experience! Later, stop at a SHEEP FARM in Omarama to learn more about one of the country’s major industries—sheep! Continue on to Dunedin, one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. (B)

Day 10: Dunedin–Queenstown. This morning, sightseeing starts with a quick orientation to see the historic sights of the city including St. Paul’s Cathedral and a photo stop at the Dunedin Railway Station with its old Flemish Renaissance-style structure. Next, visit the OTAGO MUSEUM, established in 1868 and housing the best Pacific and Southern Maori collections in New Zealand. Head past the steepest street in the city, Baldwin Street, where you may see locals making the walk up the 270 steps to the BOTANIC GARDENS. Here visit the Rhododendron Dell, featuring over 3,000 Rhododendron plants. Later, enjoy fantastic views as you journey through rugged Otago region of New Zealand en route to Queenstown, nicknamed the “Adventure Capital of the World.” (B)

Day 11: Queenstown. Cruise on Milford Sound. More beautiful scenery today as you travel into FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK through the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound. Boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, this region of New Zealand has the elite status of belonging to UNESCO’s World Heritage Parks. CRUISE on the fiord with sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s great depths. (B,L)

Day 12: Queenstown. A full day at leisure for your own discovery. Consider an optional visit to a local vineyard and sample some of the prize vintages or maybe a thrilling jetboat ride on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you plan your day to explore, shop, and enjoy optional activities. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner at Walter Peak, including a CRUISE aboard a vintage steamship on stunning Lake Wakatipu. (B,D)

Queenstown

Queenstown

Day 13: Queenstown. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE: Intra-country airfare is required for this tour and is includied in the prices below along with applicable air taxes. Please contact a travel agent for more information.

Vacation Overview
G’day and welcome to your South Pacific Sampler tour. During this captivating vacation, explore fascinating Australia and New Zealand, see stunning, natural beauty, and experience life under the Southern Cross. Your trip begins in Cairns with an excursion to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Board a catamaran and cruise to Green Island, where you can snorkel, take a glass-bottom boat tour, or walk through the cool rainforest. In Cairns, enjoy a visit to the Cairns Tropical Zoo and dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, an interactive and entertaining portrayal of the culture, dance, and folklore of this indigenous tribe.On to Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, for a sightseeing tour and visit to one of Australia’s leading opal companies. Next, fly to Sydney for a tour of the Sydney Opera House, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. A day of leisure in Sydney offers you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to the Blue Mountains for a wilderness experience or a chance to climb to the top of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.Then leave Australia and travel to Christchurch, New Zealand’s famed “Garden City.” Enjoy a sightseeing tour and a visit to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve to see wildlife unique to New Zealand, including the kiwi. On the way to Queenstown, enjoy fantastic views as you journey through snowcapped peaks, waterfalls, and rugged mountain scenery of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Travel into Fiordland National Park, New Zealand’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Park. Enjoy extraordinary scenic beauty as you cruise on Milford Sound and marvel at the sheer rock walls rising thousands of feet from the water’s depths. Your vacation concludes with a full day of leisure in Queenstown and a cruise on Lake Wakatipu for a farewell dinner at Walter Peak. Arrive home with plenty to tell your friends and family about this South Pacific trip featuring an unforgettable vacation to Australia and New Zealand!With Globus, you’ll see more than a place. You’ll discover its story.

DATES & PRICES:-

Touring Date Land Only
9/16/2011 – 9/30/2011 $4,354
10/7/2011 – 10/21/2011 $4,354
10/21/2011 – 11/4/2011 $4,354
11/4/2011 – 11/18/2011 $4,354
12/2/2011 – 12/16/2011 $4,354

Note: Departures appearing above in green are guaranteed to operate by the tour operator.

Airfare Disclaimer
A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

INCLUDED:-
Hotels

Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis (F),

Melbourne
The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure (MF),

Sydney
The Menzies Sydney (SF),

Mount Cook
The Hermitage (MF),

Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City (F),

Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort (F)

Meals
American breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), and 6 dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Cairns, a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, and a special farewell dinner in Queenstown.

For More Detail & Booking of South Pacific Sampler Tour Package

Visit: http://www.escortedaustraliatours.com/Tours/Globus_Tours/SOUTH_PACIFIC_SAMPLER_(PG2011)/PG-2011/


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13 Days South Pacific Sampler Package from Atlas Cruises & Tours $4354/-

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