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Globus Exploring Australia with the Legendary Ghan Train & Fiji(PXE)

23 Day Tour from Melbourne to Coral Coast 
The right vacation to Australia can easily transport you to another state of mind, especially if it includes a crocodile cruise in Darwin, a glass-bottom-boat tour at the Great Barrier Reef, a wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong, and many other exciting modes of transportation. The most moving experience on this grand tour of Australia, however, is an overnight rail journey on the legendary The Ghan Train—an exhilarating crossing through the heart of the Australian Outback to the tropical coast of the Northern Territory. A stop to cruise through the majestic Katherine Gorge offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and imagination. As you venture in every direction on this encompassing tour of Australia—including untamed Tasmania—you’ll also be moved by big-city lights, Red Center sunsets, growling Tasmanian devils, and calm, cuddly koalas. All aboard for an above-and-beyond adventure through the “Land Down Under.”

Your last stop on this incredible journey doesn’t have to be Sydney. Add a 3-day Monograms vacation to Fiji to your tour of Australia and New Zealand to soak up the fun and sun of the Coral Coast as well as the genuine warmth of the islanders.
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Itinerary (2021)

Day 1ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
 Welcome to Melbourne! Hotel check-in available upon arrival. A pre-night is not required for early check-in. Schedule flights to arrive by 3 pm in time for a welcome meeting and dinner. (D)
Day 2MELBOURNE.
 MELBOURNE Morning guided sightseeing includes Parliament House, the Shrine of Remembrance, Queen Victoria Market, and beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. Free time in the afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 3MELBOURNE.
 MELBOURNE Free day. (B)
Day 4MELBOURNE–HOBART.
 Fly to Hobart.
HOBART Guided walking tour of the waterfront district. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 5HOBART. EXCURSION TO THE TASMAN PENINSULA.
 TASMAN PENINSULA Sightseeing includes the blowhole, the Devil’s Kitchen, and the Tasman Arch formations. Walking tour with a Local Guide at Port Arthur Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.
HOBART Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 6HOBART–ADELAIDE.
 Fly to Adelaide (via Melbourne).
ADELAIDE Orientation drive. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 7ADELAIDE. EXCURSION TO KANGAROO ISLAND.
 Travel by motorcoach and ferry to Kangaroo Island.
KANGAROO ISLAND [LF] Sightseeing includes Seal Bay Conservation Park with a Park Ranger plus visits to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park to see native koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Visit Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery before returning to Adelaide this evening. (B,L)
Day 8ADELAIDE–ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
 Fly to Uluru (Ayers Rock) (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
ULURU Sunset drink followed by [LF] Outback barbecue. (B,D)
Day 9ULURU (AYERS ROCK).
 ULURU Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour at Uluru, and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Free time this evening. (B)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Uluru with a camel ride through the desert at sunset. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 10ULURU–ALICE SPRINGS–THE GHAN TRAIN.
 Scenic drive through the Outback en route to Alice Springs.
ALICE SPRINGS Embark on the legendary The Ghan train. (B,D)
Day 11THE GHAN TRAIN–KATHERINE–DARWIN.
 KATHERINE GORGE [LF] Choice of sightseeing includes a scenic cruise or a visit to a working Outback cattle station.
DARWIN Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 12DARWIN–KAKADU NATIONAL PARK.
 DARWIN Jumping crocodile guided cruise.
KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing in Kakadu National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). (B,D)
Day 13KAKADU NATIONAL PARK–DARWIN.
 KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Guided [LF] wetlands cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong.
DARWIN City orientation drive includes Darwin Museum and lunch at a local roadhouse. (B,L)
Day 14DARWIN–CAIRNS.
 Fly to Cairns, “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.” (B)
Day 15CAIRNS. EXCURSION TO THE OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF.
 OUTER GREAT BARRIER REEF Scenic catamaran cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) includes the option of snorkeling, a glass-bottom-boat tour, an underwater observatory, and watching a fish feeding.
CAIRNS Free time this evening. (B,L)
Day 16CAIRNS.
 CAIRNS Free day. (B)
Day 17CAIRNS–SYDNEY.
 CAIRNS Visit to the Koala Gardens includes having your photo taken with a koala. Fly to Sydney.
SYDNEY Free time this evening. (B)
Day 18SYDNEY.
 SYDNEY Guided sightseeing includes the financial district, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, the botanic gardens, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walking tour with a Local Guide includes the Sydney Opera House (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bondi Beach, followed by a Sydney Harbour cruise. Free time this evening. (B)
Day 19SYDNEY.
 SYDNEY Free day before dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B,D)
Day 20SYDNEY–NADI, FIJI–CORAL COAST.
 Fly to Nadi, Fiji. Transfer to your resort on the Coral Coast.
CORAL COAST Free time the remainder of the day. (B)
Day 21CORAL COAST.
 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 the real “Kaiviti” (Fijian). The remainder of your day is yours to explore the beautiful beaches or perhaps sample some local cuisine. (B,L)

NOTE:
If your included sightseeing is schedule to take place on a Sunday, it will operate on Monday instead. Your Local Host will have full details upon your arrival.
Day 22CORAL COAST.
 CORAL COAST Today is at leisure. 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, spend some time in the water with kayaks or paddleboards, or simply enjoy an amazing sunset with a cool tropical drink. (B)
Day 23CORAL COAST–NADI.
 Transfer from the Coral Coast to Nadi International Airport where your vacation ends. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

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Globus Pricing Details

2022 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2021.

Globus Notes

This vacation visits remote regions where some facilities are not up to the first-class standards you expect from Globus. However, we have selected the best available hotels that satisfy our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Off-train experiences are subject to change and will be advised by the Tour Director while on tour. During the wet season (December–April), it can be difficult to see crocodiles in the wild.

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*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
01/29/2022 $6,889.00
02/05/2022 $6,889.00
02/19/2022 $7,479.00
02/26/2022 $7,009.00
03/12/2022 $6,919.00
03/19/2022 $6,919.00
03/26/2022 $7,779.00
04/16/2022 $7,199.00
04/30/2022 $7,199.00
09/03/2022 $7,319.00
09/17/2022 $7,919.00
09/24/2022 $7,319.00
10/01/2022 $7,319.00
10/08/2022 $7,319.00
10/15/2022 $7,919.00
10/22/2022 $7,319.00
10/29/2022 $7,319.00
11/05/2022 $7,919.00
11/12/2022 $7,289.00
11/19/2022 $7,289.00
01/28/2023 $7,349.00
02/04/2023 $7,349.00
02/18/2023 $7,969.00
02/25/2023 $7,459.00
03/11/2023 $7,349.00
03/18/2023 $7,379.00
03/25/2023 $8,289.00
04/15/2023 $7,669.00
04/29/2023 $7,669.00
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