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Wine and Dine Australia

PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 7799

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Begin the tour with a sensational Sydney cruise of the harbor and its iconic sites.
  • Wander into the lush rainforest of the Daintree National Park, and experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests.
  • Visit Agincourt Reef at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef where special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf.
  • Visit one of Australia's leading wine making regions, just a short drive from Melbourne.
  • Learn about the native's timeless oral traditions in an evening of candlelit drama, tropical dining and authentic Aboriginal Culture
  • Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne, where you can stroll on the stunning beach.
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Tour Overview

Taste your way through the southeast of the land down under with Yampu’s Wine and Dine Australia itinerary.

Starting off in the city of Melbourne, visit one of Australia’s leading winemaking regions, Yarra Valley. Wine and food lovers alike will revel in everything the Yarra Valley has to offer including renowned restaurants and the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.

Explore the city of Melbourne while walking the beautiful back streets, discovering local designers, specialty retailers, quirky cafes, and street art found in the city’s hidden walkways. Spend the next days marveling at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, and secluded beaches along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road before a full day Outer Barrier Reef cruise.

Finish off your voyage by ending your trip in Sydney navigating the waterways of the iconic harbor. There will be plenty of amazing photo opportunities while touring the iconic Sydney Opera House and while climbing high above the city atop the Sydney Bridge, another one of the city’s architectural wonders.

 

 

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A N/A £$7799 N/A
Single N/A N/A £$12499 N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International Flight to Melbourne

Upon arrival to Melbourne, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Upon arrival to Melbourne, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Day
2

Private Full Day Yarra Valley Day Tour

This 8-hour tour provides you with an opportunity to visit one of Australia's leading wine making regions, just a short drive from Melbourne. With a picturesque backdrop of the Yarra Ranges as well as renowned restaurants throughout the area, wine and food lovers alike will revel in everything the Yarra Valley has to offer. Delight in an exclusive behind the scenes barrel room tasting with carefully matched Yarra Valley produce at the renowned Dominique Portet vineyard. The Portet family has been making wine for 10 generations. Enjoy lunch at one of the regions picturesque vineyard restaurants, either TarraWarra Estate or Oakridge Estate followed by more time exploring the region meeting local characters and sampling wine from boutique wineries such as Yarra Yering, Coldstream Hills and Yering Farm. Avoiding the crowds of the larger wineries - the tour will be tailored to suit your tastes. Visit the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, regarded as one of Australia's leading wildlife reserves, the Healesville Sanctuary has over 200 species of Australian birds and animals in pristine 'Aussie' bush land. Return to Melbourne, where you will be transferred to your Melbourne accommodation. ...read less

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Private Half Day Arcades Tour, Lunch Included

Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find that cool cafe you were told of and ended up missing everything? Join this indulgent morning 3 hour walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and specialty retailers that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture and historical tales are found in these walkways. Stop for an hour to enjoy lunch with a glass of wine. There is something for everyone. See over 30 stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon. At the conclusion of your tour, make your own way to your accommodation. ...read less

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Private Full Day Great Ocean Road Tour, Lunch Included

This 12-hour tour provides you with the opportunity to travel along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. One of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road stretches 243 kilometers along the southern coast of Victoria. Travel it and you will discover some of the world's most inspiring scenery, an ever-changing hinterland and charming towns and hamlets. Marvel at the huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches. Get an insight into Australian surfing culture at Bells Beach, with rugged cliffs and big waves.
Discover seaside villages such as the popular town of Lorne, where you can stroll on the stunning beach. As you continue driving you may see koalas in the wild at Kennett River. Indulge in quality local produce and fresh seafood opposite the sandy beaches of Apollo Bay. Head inland through Cape Otway's towering trees and ferns of temperate rain forest towards Port Campbell National Park to behold the sculptured beauty of The Twelve Apostles. Many of these stacks of flat-bedded limestone rise 65 meters above sea level and are an inspiring sight to see. Visit incredible natural coves and lookouts and hear tales from your host of romance and shipwreck tragedies whilst marveling at the landmarks. Return to Melbourne, where you will be transferred to your Melbourne accommodation.
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Melbourne - Cairns, Group Flame of Forest Tour, Dinner Included

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Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Melbourne. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

In the evening partake in an excursion to the rain forest.

Just 50 minutes from Cairns and a world away from the everyday, step into a magical place - the rain forest at night. In this timeless setting, relax with the warm glow of Australian hospitality, fabulous food and Australian wines. Two local indigenous brothers will share some of their remarkable culture with you during the evening, in a setting where they adventured as children. The rain forest setting is the natural, authentic backdrop for this spiritual and mystical culture, where you will learn about their timeless oral traditions in an evening of candlelit drama, tropical dining and authentic Aboriginal Culture explored through storytelling and music. ...read less

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Group Full Day Outer Barrier Reef Cruise

You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Port Douglas Marina, where you will board your vessel for your 6.5-hour tour. Visit Agincourt Reef which is located at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ribbons run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognized as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef's environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. Upon arrival at Port Douglas Marina you will be transferred by coach to your Port Douglas area accommodation. ...read less

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Private Full Day Daintree Dreaming Tour, Lunch Included

This 7.25-hour tour will travel to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) which is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks followed by an introduction to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker (food). Visit Mossman Gorge where you will be welcomed with a traditional 'smoking' ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people which will protect you whilst visiting Kuku Yalanji country. Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge and experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests.

Enjoy an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, view spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and eco system of this amazing rainforest. You will have the opportunity to swim in a beautiful private swimming hole encased in the rainforest. You will return to Port Douglas, where you will be transferred to your accommodation.
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Cairns - Sydney

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney.

Domestic Flight to Sydney

Upon arrival to Sydney, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore, go shopping, or choose an optional sightseeing tour.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight to Sydney.

Domestic Flight to Sydney

Upon arrival to Sydney, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore, go shopping, or choose an optional sightseeing tour.

Day
9

Sydney Exploration

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Private Morning Tea at Sea Cruise
Begin your day with a sensational Sydney 2-hour cruise that visits the Harbor’s stand out attractions. Take in the sights and delights with a small group of like-minded individuals whilst navigating the waterways of Sydney harbor. Your informative captain and crew will entertain you throughout your two-hour morning cruise. Whilst at sea enjoy a refreshing morning tea, served with coffee, tea and juice.

Private Half Day Sydney Opera House Tour
More than 60 years ago, Jorn Utzon designed what is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. But for Utzon, the Sydney Opera House story was no fairy tale. The 1-hour tour brings to life the saga behind the making of the world's most famous house. Your guide will take you on an emotional journey inside this modern masterpiece, putting Jorn Utzon on center stage and is a tribute to his creative genius. You will discover why Utzon was more than an architect: he was an architect of change. And how, against a landslide of political and public criticism, he created the youngest building ever to be World Heritage listed. You will be taken inside one of the working venues to experience the magic behind the world's most extraordinary opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances.
Note: The Sydney Opera House Tour includes up to 200 steps. Flat, enclosed rubber soled shoes must be worn. While on a tour, all bags larger than an A4 size will need to be cloaked. A complimentary, secure cloaking facility is available near the tour desk.

Group Sydney Bridge Climb Tour
Your 3.5-hour tour commences with a comprehensive briefing and safety demonstration, before you are led by one of Bridge Climb’s Climb Leaders, on a guided journey (including preparation and briefing), to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The tour takes you along the top arch of the Bridge on catwalks and ladders all the way to the summit, 134 meters above Sydney Harbor. The steady incline to the summit leaves you free to focus your attention on the surroundings, with the opportunity to witness 360-degree views of Sydney including east to the Sydney Opera House, west to the Blue Mountains and the Harbor City surrounds. Upon conclusion receive a photograph of your group, a personalized commemorative climbing tour certificate and cap. Make your own way to your Sydney accommodation.
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Day
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Private Full Day Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour, Lunch Included

This 9.5-hour tour travels to the Blue Mountains. Stop at Calmsley Hill, a working farm also home to Kangaroo, Emu, Wombat and Koala. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at leisure. Visit one of a range of stunning outlooks of the Jamison Valley seeing beautiful vistas and enjoy a stress and hurry free environment. Arrive at Eaglehawk Lookout, a remote lookout points away from the crowds for views of the famous Three Sisters. The character of the Three Sisters changes throughout the day as the sunlight brings out the magnificent colors. Stop at Blackheath and enjoy a 2-course lunch with tea/coffee (beverages can be purchased at your own expense from the bar). Visit a selection of lookouts. Experience the view Govetts Leap and the magnificent waterfall. Stop briefly to enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice at the delightful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens, where you will enjoy sweeping views across to Sydney before travelling down the Bells Line of Road to Sydney. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Sydney city accommodation. ...read less

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Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight Home.

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight Home.

International Flight Home

Sydney NSW, Australia

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Cairns Reserve, Lyndhurst Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Places You'll See

  • Yarra Valley

    The Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first wine growing district – with a history stretching back nearly 180 years. Vines were first planted in 1838 by the Ryrie brothers, on their property known today as Chateau Yering. Viticulture spread rapidly through the 1860s and 1870s, with wine exports to the British and European markets and were winning awards around the world. However, Valley wine production cease in 1921. Replanting began in the late 1960s and by the early 1990s and the area under vine passed the high point of the 19th century. The Wurundjeri people have occupied the lands around the Yarra Valley for at least 30,000 years and the Yarra River was a life-source.

  • Melbourne

    This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion for those who live there. Ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne is famous for its vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, cafe-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

  • Cairns

    Pronounced like “cans” , the city of Cairns, Australia is known as the entry gate into the country’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef as well as the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Visitors can appreciate the laidback coastal lifestyle before enjoying a once in a lifetime tour to view the reefs. Take in magnificent views of the rainforest high above the forest canopy on a Skyrail ride. Those who want to witness the rainforest up close can hop a train on a historic railway to weave past gorges and waterfalls before learning of the city’s Aboriginal culture and history.

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    Sydney

    Soak up Sydney’s gorgeous harbour, seductive outdoor lifestyle and great natural beauty. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or wave at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbour to Manly. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee. Lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafes and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbour and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals and 24/7 fun.

Hotel Options

5 Star Properties

Perth : Crown Towers

Cairns : Peninsula Boutique Hotel

Sydney : Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Testimonials

Bryony and Peter C, from Australia

Traveled April, 2013

Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides

Just letting you know that we arrived safely back in Australia today. We would like to thank you for arranging such a great trip through central-america for us. Everything went completely to plan and we cannot speak highly enough of all our guides. We were picked up and dropped off at the advised times with the minimum of fuss, tours were excellent, well planned and our guides were extremely knowledgeable and easy to get on with. Our accommodation was very good and all included meals were of top quality and organized for our requests.

Chris

Traveled July, 2007

Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

My girlfriend, Annie, and I had the most awesome time in South America. We arrived to snow which was a bit of bonus for me, coming from Australia. Apparently it was the first time in 80 years that they had had snow in BsAs (Buenos Aires).The Kempinski Hotel was absolutely fabulous. They had a helpful staff, and it was probably the best position in town for us. They looked after our luggage while we went off to Iguazu Falls and Uruguay, and couldn’t have been more helpful.In fact, all arrangements were on time in Argentina (apart from Aerolinas’ flights!) and after that first hiccup I must say we were impressed.Iguazu Falls, what can I say? You booked the Grand Adventure for us and I shall never forget the boat trip and seeing the falls for the first time from the water! It was awesome. I am so glad we booked the Sheraton Hotel for its situation.Staff at all hotels were excellent. Mabel and Mercedes at Colonia sorted out our vouchers and travel details for us, and we found that one of the male members on staff at The Balmoral spoke excellent English and even tuned the TV in so that we could watch the BBC World News.I would definitely recommend the tour we did and we are even talking about seeing more of Argentina later on, perhaps combining it with a trip to Chile.We met some very interesting people and thoroughly enjoyed all our tours. Thank you so much for looking after us so well.

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Paul from Australia

Traveled March, 2013

Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip

Just to advise you that we arrived home in Australia yesterday after another successful trip to Chile and Argentina (plus a short side trip to Uruguay!). Apart from a couple of hiccups in the first half of the trip that you were aware of, the trip overall went very well. All the connections worked out, the hotel/hospedaje accommodation was overall very good, with some outstanding (e.g. Tierra Atacama, KKala, Nothofagus, Entre Hielos) and we lucked a presidential suite (without the President) at the Hotel Antofagasta. Bahia Bustamante was also a refreshing highlight. The guide services also worked out well and as it eventuated, all aspects of the original itinerary were met, including the remote area crossing from Chile into Argentina from Cochrane to Los Antiguos. There were many geographic, geological and cultural highlights and we were generally very fortunate with weather conditions. Thanks again for your co-ordination of our trip. Graham and Anita were spending an extra couple of days in Santiago and return to Australia tomorrow.

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