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30 days from £6,599 per person

Australians are renowned for their love of the outdoors, and you’ll quickly discover why on this all-encompassing trip of a lifetime. Soak up the sunshine in the country’s greatest cities, sample shiraz in its finest wine regions and meet the diverse wildlife as we delve into Outback, rainforest and parkland. With 30 days, we’re able to see even more of Australia’s highlights, from the creeks of the ‘Top End’ to the bohemian beach town of Noosa.

21 included excursions and visits

  • Tours of Perth and Fremantle (including river cruise); Alice Springs; Darwin (including Military Museum); Brisbane (including koala sanctuary); Sydney; and Melbourne
  • Uluru sunset and sunrise viewing
  • Kata Tjuta
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water cruise
  • Nitmiluk Gorge cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef cruise
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Kuranda Skyrail
  • Fraser Island
  • Pacific Coast drive (stopping at Gold Coast & Byron Bay)
  • Hunter Valley winery tour
  • Sydney harbour cruise
  • Yarra Valley wine tasting
  • Excursion to Dandenong Ranges and Puffing Billy train ride

Including...

  • 27 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 30 meals: 27 breakfasts (days 3-29) 3 lunches (days 14, 17 and 23)

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • International and internal flights as detailed (prices are based on return flights with Qantas/Emirates from London Heathrow - inbound via Perth. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

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VIP Outbound2

Day 1 UK - In flight

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Perth.

In flight


Perth day 2

Perth

On arrival, the evening is at leisure.

Mercure Perth (3T+) or Pan Pacific Perth (4T)


Fremantle day 3

Fremantle

We start our day with a tour of Perth and then make our way towards the ocean to spend time in Fremantle - an eclectic, arty suburb that has retained an element of its historic, colonial precinct. We board a ferry to follow the weaving Swan River through Fremantle back to Perth, sailing past multi-million-dollar waterfront mansions.


Kings Park day 4

Perth

Today is free to explore Australia’s sunniest capital. Maybe follow a nature trail, take an Indigenous Heritage Tour in Kings Park, find adventure on the river or visit the Art Gallery WA to see one of the world’s finest collections of indigenous art. Alternatively, choose an optional excursion to Rottnest Island. It’s of great spiritual significance - known as Wadjemup to the Aboriginal people who have inhabited this island for more than 6,500 years. This car-free island has stunning beaches, incredible pink salt lakes and an abundance of wildlife including the adorably cheerful quokkas. Wadjemup Lighthouse, still operating today, offers fantastic views over Rottnest and the sapphire ocean. Kings Park is a wonderful spot to end your day, strolling through 400 hectares of beautiful gardens and protected bushland, before watching the sun set over the city.


Al Springss day 5

Perth - Alice Springs

Fly early to Alice Springs, where our tour includes a visit to the Royal Flying Doctors Service Base, founded to provide medical care for residents in over 1,500,000 square kilometres of isolated bushland; and the Old Telegraph Station, built in the 1870s to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs (4T) or Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (4T)


Alice Springs day 6

Alice Springs - Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - Uluru

Our journey continues to one of Australia’s natural highlights, Uluru. We head to the Olgas, a collection of rounded rocks known to Aborigines as Kata Tjuta (‘Many Heads’), and then continue closer to Uluru to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset.

Desert Gardens Hotel, Uluru (3T+)


Kata Tjuta day 7

Uluru - Darwin

Early this morning we travel the short distance back to Uluru to watch this phenomenal rock change as the sun rises, before flying to Darwin.

Novotel Darwin CBD (4T)


Darwin day 8

Darwin

This morning we take a tour of this tropical capital, including entrance to the Darwin Military Museum, which tells the story of Japan’s devastating air raids on 19 February 1942. They dropped more bombs here than on Pearl Harbor. The afternoon is at leisure. Maybe visit the wonderful markets or the superb Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.


Kakadu day 9

Darwin - Kakadu

We spend a full day touring Kakadu National Park, Australia’s largest national park and home to Aboriginal people for over 50,000 years. Look out for native wildlife and huge termite mounds along the roadside as we traverse stunning scenery and landscapes.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel (3T)


Katherine day 10

Kakadu - Katherine

Cruise Kakadu’s wetlands, an ever-changing landscape. More than 10,000 saltwater crocodiles live in the park, as well as an uncountable number of bird species that includes the whistling duck, jabiru and white-bellied sea eagle. Experienced guides will give fascinating insights into the region’s wildlife, Bininj people and survival through the seasons. Returning to our coach, we travel to Katherine.

Ibis Styles Katherine (3T)


Nitmiluk day 11

Katherine - Darwin

Nitmiluk National Park includes a breathtaking series of towering gorges along the Katherine River. This morning we’ll take a leisurely cruise on its tranquil waters, before returning to Darwin.

Novotel Darwin CBD (4T)


Darwinnn day 12

Darwin - Cairns

A day at leisure in Darwin before we fly to Cairns.

Pullman Cairns International (4T) or Bailey Hotel (4T)


Cairnss day 13

Cairns

Today is free to explore Cairns. The Esplanade lagoon or the Pier marina, are the places to head to if you want to spend time on the coast. Despite the lack of beach, this small town is still popular for boardshort-clad tourists, and for those looking to experience the great outdoors.


Great Barrier Reef day 14

Great Barrier Reef

Today we experience another of Australia’s incredible natural wonders - the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise to Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer reef. You can choose to remain on deck, take a tour on a semi-submersible vessel, or experience the warmth of the water as you snorkel between the corals in search of tropical fish, giant clams and green sea turtles.


Barron Falls day 15

Kuranda

We board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a journey through some of the world’s oldest rainforest, with an incredibly vivid display of plants and some spectacular waterfalls, including Barron Falls, where we stop for photos. You’re free to explore the village of Kuranda, with several options to get closer to native wildlife. Our return to Cairns is on the spectacular Kuranda Skyrail, a sedate 7.5km gondola ride gliding just metres above the rainforest canopy, allowing a unique opportunity to see, hear and smell this beautiful area.


Brisbane day 16

Cairns - Brisbane - Noosa

Fly to Brisbane and transfer to Noosa - the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

The Sebel Noosa (4T)


Fraser Island day 17

Fraser Island

Today we visit Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and the only place on the planet where rainforest grows on sand. As your 4WD drive vehicle navigates the stunning east coast beach - the island’s main road - you’ll enjoy translucent freshwater lakes, and may catch sight of the wild dingos and native birds.


Noosa day 18

Noosa

Spend your free day relaxing in the tropical town of Noosa. Maybe take to the expansive golden beaches or stroll to beautiful Noosa Heads for gorgeous views and a chance to spot koalas in the eucalyptus trees at Noosa National Park. You may find opportunities to sail down Noosa River or go whale watching.


Brisbaneeee day 19

Noosa - Brisbane

We drive to Brisbane for a tour of this booming city, including a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. The world’s largest koala sanctuary has over 130 of these gentle marsupials, as well as kangaroos, possums and wombats.

Novotel Brisbane (4T)


Botanic Gardens day 20

Brisbane

Today is free to spend time in Brisbane’s historic precinct, the delightful Botanic Gardens or the world-class galleries along the South Bank. Alternatively, choose an optional excursion to Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island - a 75-minute cruise from the mainland. This protected island offers fabulous opportunities: hand feed wild bottlenose dolphins; or snorkel amongst wrecks which have become home to reef fish.


Byron Bay day 21

Brisbane - Pacific Coast - Byron Bay - Coffs Harbour

Board our coach after breakfast to enjoy the scenery as we head south along the legendary Pacific Coast. We stop to see the fun-filled Gold Coast, where a virtually unbroken 40km beach braces for the waves of renowned surf spots; and Byron Bay, a small hippy town at the end of a beautiful sweeping bay, at mainland Australia’s most easterly point. We continue to Coffs Harbour, where the Great Dividing Range meets the South Pacific Ocean.

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort, Coffs Harbour (3T+)


Coffs Harbour day 22

Coffs Harbour - Hunter Valley

Travel into New South Wales’ best-known wine region - Hunter Valley. Spend this afternoon on a winery tour and sample specialities such as semillon and shiraz.

Mercure Resort Hunter Valley (3T+)


Sydney day 23

Hunter Valley - Sydney

Board our coach to Sydney, where we take a tour to see the city’s highlights. Enjoy a seafood lunch on a harbour cruise while we witness iconic views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Sydney Boulevard Hotel (4T) or Parkroyal Darling Harbour (4T)


Botanical Gardens day 24

Sydney

You have two free days to experience the delights of Sydney. There’s a vast choice of galleries and historical museums, the gorgeous Botanical Gardens and The Rocks - the fabulous heart of historic Sydney where Captain Arthur Phillip proclaimed the establishment of Australia’s first European settlement in 1788. Maybe see a performance at the Royal Opera House, climb the Harbour Bridge or ascend the Sydney Tower for impressive views. Although the city is walkable, there is a fantastic transport system which can also take you to more distant attractions such as Bondi Beach, North Head Sanctuary in Manly or Botany Bay.


Cooks Cottage day 26

Sydney - Melbourne

After a flight to Melbourne, we take a tour of the city, including entrance to Cooks Cottage, which was built in Yorkshire by Captain James Cook’s parents, painstakingly disassembled, shipped to Australia and rebuilt in Fitzroy Gardens in 1934.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins (4T) or Novotel Melbourne Central (4T)


Yarra Vally  day 27

Dandenong - Yarra Valley

Enjoy a day in Victoria’s beautiful countryside. As we drive through endless rows of vines in Yarra Valley, we break at a few fine wineries to compare their signature flavours; and continue to the Dandenong Ranges for a trip on Puffing Billy steam train. The view of the Dandenong Ranges can often be seen under a blue haze, created by the eucalyptus trees that cover much of the area.


Melbou day 28

Melbourne

There’s plenty to see on a free day in Melbourne, including the beautiful Victorian façades of Flinders Street Station and Old Customs House, Queen Victoria Market and the Old Melbourne Gaol, now a museum dedicated to Melbourne’s most dangerous offenders, including Ned Kelly. Alternatively, join us for an optional excursion along the Great Ocean Road, a stunning coastal route that includes the Twelve Apostles; or travel to Phillip Island, best known for the enchanting parade of adorable little (fairy) penguins that waddle across the shores at dusk to nest.


Day 29 Melbourne - In flight

Enjoy a second free day in this exciting city before we transfer to the airport this evening for your return flight to the UK.

In flight


VIP Inbound

Day 30 UK

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Visa is not included, please call for details Please note: • 10 February 2020 departure operates a slightly amended itinerary - with an additional day in Perth instead of Cairns - please call for details. • 2021 departures follow an amended itinerary on days 5-12, with the Tropical Northern Territory (Darwin/Kakadu/Katherine) visited before the Red Centre (Alice Springs/Uluru). All excursions in each area remain the same and days 1-4 & 13-30 remain unchanged - please call for details.

Grand Tour of Australia

30 days from £6,599) per person